Braxton, along with Dina Lohan, Ricky Williams, Lolo Jones and Kandi Burruss, headed into Wednesday night’s Season Two finale competing for the grand prize of $250,000.
After a series of challenges, Burruss, Lohan and Jones got the boot, leaving the “My Man” singer and NFL baller Williams. Host Julie Chen presented the songstress with the final house key after she received an unanimous 9-0 vote in her favor.
In addition to being the show’s first Black winner, Braxton also broke the rumored “first to enter” curse, “a theory that the first person to enter the Big Brother house never wins,” reports PEOPLE.
Braxton took home the $250K prize, and runner-up Williams walked away with $50K.
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.