• Big Brother 25 had a grueling Pressure Cooker competition, with Cameron Hardin winning and America Lopez placing second after 13 hours and 49 minutes, just four minutes short of the record set in Big Brother 6.
  • Several other houseguests had impressive times, with Mecole Hayes lasting 13 hours and 30 minutes, and three others lasting over 12 hours.
  • The houseguests showcased their physical and mental stamina, proving they had the drive to win and making the Big Brother 25 Pressure Cooker an exciting competition to watch.

During Big Brother 6, the Pressure Cooker winner Jennifer Vasquez and runner-up Kaysar Ridha held their buttons for an incredible 13 hours and 53 minutes, making it the longest competition in show history, and the Big Brother 25 winner and runner-up had the chance to break that record. In 2005, the Big Brother 6 houseguests played in the Pressure Cooker Head of Household (HOH) competition. The concept was simple: be the last person to let go of a button. As each houseguest was eliminated, they received either a prize or a punishment that affected the players still in the Pressure Cooker. The houseguests could only leave in groups of three.

During Big Brother 25, the houseguests competed in a version of the Pressure Cooker competition brought to them by the Scary-Verse. Kaysar served as the host via a screen. For some of the competition, the contestants were in pitch darkness. It was also freezing cold. Snakes and flies appeared inside the Pressure Cooker. At times, strobe lights flashed as loud heavy metal music played. It was a grueling competition that culminated with Cameron Hardin as the winner and America Lopez as the runner-up.

Related: Where Is Big Brother 6 Pressure Cooker Winner Jennifer Vasquez Now?

Was The Big Brother Pressure Cooker Competition Time Record Broken?

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The Big Brother 6 record for the longest competition in the history of the show still stands at 13 hours and 53 minutes. Cameron won the Big Brother 25 Pressure Cooker competition after 13 hours and 49 minutes of holding his button. He and runner-up America missed breaking the record by just four minutes.

What Were The Big Brother 25 Houseguests’ Pressure Cooker Times?

Cameron and America made holding their buttons for 13 hours and 49 minutes look easy, as they showcased their physical and mental stamina. Some of their fellow houseguests also had extraordinary times, including third place finisher Mecole Hayes, who lasted in the Pressure Cooker for 13 hours and 30 minutes. Three houseguests were eliminated after over 12 hours in the competition, including Jag Bains (12 hours and 50 minutes), Blue Kim (12 hours and 44 minutes), and Cory Wurtenberger (12 hours and 17 minutes).

Red Utley lasted for 10 hours and 8 minutes, while Matt Klotz stayed for 9 hours and 40 minutes. Bowie Jane made it to 8 hours and 35 minutes. Izzy Gleicher’s hand slipped off of her button after 3 hours and 55 minutes. Cirie Fields only lasted for 1 hour and 22 minutes, while Jared Fields had the lowest time at 1 hour and 17 minutes. As the outgoing HOH, Felicia Cannon was ineligible to play.

The Big Brother 25 houseguests were very impressive during the Pressure Cooker. Before the competition, there was a lot of speculation about how long they’d last, and if the new players had the grit and stamina of the old school Big Brother 6 contestants. Cameron and America made the game very exciting to watch. The Big Brother 25 contestants proved that they had just as much of the drive to win as houseguests from the past, while also reminding viewers that Big Brother is still the greatest reality competition show ever.

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