We don’t often find celebrities who became famous because they played in a show they loved as kids. Only a few people have fallen into this category, and Jessica Graf is one of them.
Today she is an American reality TV personality, concierge, and model who became famous because she appeared on the reality TV show Big Brother 19, which was broadcast on CBS in 2017. Jessica did not win the show, but she received so much attention because of her behavior in the house and her highly publicized relationship with a fellow contestant.
In the following sections you will learn everything there is to know about her, including the widespread question of her ethnicity.
Jessica Graf Bio, Ethnicity
Jessica Graf is an American with a mixed ethnic background of Italian and Brazilian. Her father (Albert Graf) is of Italian descent, while her mother (Cindy Helmick) is Brazilian. They welcomed their daughter (now Jessica Furtado Nickson) to Cranston, Rhode Island on December 11, 1990, but later moved to Los Angeles, California.
As she grew up, one of Jessica’s favorite television shows was the Big Brother reality television show. At the time, she watched the show often every summer with her father, but her father hardly knew that one day his daughter would be on the show. Unfortunately, he also didn’t know that he wouldn’t be alive to see her on the show. Albert Graf died in 2014, and that hurt Jessica badly.
Since her early days, Jessica Garf was always an active child. She was once a cheerleader for the New England Revolutions, a football club that plays in Major League Soccer (MLS) as a member of the Eastern Conference owned by the owner of the New England Patriots, Robert Kraft. As for the rest of her childhood, Jessica has made no further revelations along these lines.
She became famous after her participation in the 19th season of the Big Brother reality television show. On the show, she started a show dance with her fellow Cody Nickson the very first week the show was aired, and the duo stayed with it until they left the reality show.
With them, 15 others competed for the star prize, including Paul Abrahamian, who often bullied the duo Jessica and Coddy, Christmas Abbott, Ramses Soto, Cameron Heard, Jason Dent, Kevin Schlehuber, Jillian Parker, etc.
As required by the nature of the show, Jessica Graf, who described herself as an honest, loud, loyal person who enjoys working with people, used her “people-friendly” skills to form strategic alliances and get far into the show. This is not to say that everything went smoothly for her, no, Graf also had some feuds with other candidates, especially with Abbot, Martinez, and Abrahamian. She stayed, however, and made it into the last 12. Jessica was expelled from Big Brother 19 on day 51, while her partner was expelled again on day 58.
Other Interesting Facts About Her
- Relationship With Cody Nickson
While we have seen that the show romance ends as soon as the project that brought the two people together is finished, the show romance between Cody Nickson and Jessica Graf actually turned out to be real. It went far beyond what some people might have suspected in the reality show and became a fan favorite. The couple tagged with “Jody” kept their relationship even after leaving the Big Brother 19 house and have stayed together ever since.
- Engagement And Kids
The duo became engaged on February 13, 2018, and reportedly got married sometime that year. In March 2019 they had a baby named Maverick Nickson. The young Maverick Nickson already has his own Instagram account (Maverick Nickson) with a growing number of followers.
Apart from Maverick, Jessica is a stepmother of Cody’s daughter, whom he had from a previous relationship.
- Life After Big Brother
Jessica Graf and Cody Nickson have remained in the spotlight even after their participation in the Big Brother reality show. Graf had an appearance at the series premiere of Celebrity Big Brother 1 (USA), a spin-off of the Big Brother show. She then had another appearance on Big Brother 20 (USA) with Cody, where they held a veto contest.
The couple competed in the 30th season of The Amazing Race, where they won the grand prize of $1,000,000 and another $5,000 that they had previously won in the race. They were the first Big Brother contestants to win in the reality television series.
- Body Measurements
As someone we reported earlier that he is a model, you must have read expectantly to know what body statistics Jessica Graf has. She stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighs 70 kg.