‘Big Brother 14′ Crowns a Winner

by | September 20, 2012 at 9:01 AM | Big Brother

Winner Ian Terry (center) with houseguest Danielle and runner-up, Dan Gheesling of 'Big Brother 14' (Photo: CBS)

Big Brother” has a new champ.

After 75 days in reality show captivity, Ian Terry won “Big Brother” Season 14 and the grand prize of $500,000 during the live season finale Wednesday night.

The 21-year-old engineering student from Pittsburgh, Pa., beat out former winner/coach/player Dan Gheesling, who was the runner-up after losing the vote 6-1.

Houseguest Danielle Murphree came in third place.

The final plays of the game went down like this: Ian and Dan faced off in a jurors’ quiz, with Ian winning the final Head of Household competition, evicting Danielle and taking Dan to the final two. They then faced another round of questions from the jury, comprised of the last seven evicted Houseguests, who then voted live for the winner.

The finale also revealed who viewers voted for as “America’s Favorite Player”: That would be Frank, who was awarded $25,000.

Watch Wednesday Night’s Season Finale of “Big Brother 14″: