Lisa Wins $500,000 in 'Big Brother 3'The Associated Press , Associated Press
Sep. 26, 2002 6:09 PM ET
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LOS ANGELES (AP) _ A 26-year-old bartender from Los Angeles walked out of the ``Big Brother 3'' house with the $500,000 top prize.
Lisa Donahue said she missed her cat, Herman, the most during her stay at the Studio City home. She credited her job with preparing her to get along with people from all walks of life and win the prize Wednesday night.
``I am a great team player who can get along with all types of people,'' she said.
But Donahue said she was surprised to win against the last housemate, Danielle Reyes of Fairfield. ``I was nervous. I was like, 'OK, she's a good player.' But she's a great, wonderful person.''
Reyes, 30, brings home $50,000 to her husband and two daughters. Her plan to win ``Big Brother 3'' was: ``As sly as a snake. I'll be fake as my implants. Everyone there is my enemy. I trust no one but God.''
The CBS-TV game show places 12 strangers inside a house for three months without television, movies or radio. Competitors vote one another out of the house, with the first 10 to exit coming back for the final episode to decide which of the final two housemates is the winner. Donahue won 9-1.
CBS spokeswoman Diane Ekeblad said the network's Web site is accepting applications for ``Big Brother 4.''
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``Big Brother'' Web site: http://www.cbs.com/primetime/bigbrother3/