By John Powell – GlobalTV
She knocked out the competition.
Former UFC champion Miesha Tate is the winner of the third season of Celebrity Big Brother USA.
Tate was awarded the win by a landslide 7 to 1 vote.
Cynthia Bailey was the sole vote for Todrick Hall to win.
“I don’t know if I can quite put words to the feeling that I have right now!” said Tate of her overwhelming victory.
In casting their votes the jury called out Hall on the vicious personal game he played.
Teddi Mellencamp, the first to cast a vote, said: “One of your favourite movies is Wizard of Oz but you forgot we could see behind the curtain. So, I am going to choose the lesser of two evils.”
She was referencing Hall’s love of the 1939 classic and the fact that all is revealed on the 24/7 live feeds from the house.
“This is for my son. He wouldn’t have me do it any other way,” said Chris Kirkpatrick as he put his key in the voting box, podium.
Kirkpatrick was citing Hall’s comments to him in the house that his son will not be proud of how he played the game and that he was a poor role model.
“The thing that this vote ensures is that I will never have to hear your voice again,” said Shanna Moakler as she voted.
“Everything was great until I saw the live feeds and I think that God bless you guys and I hope you realize that you can win this game in a good way and not talking bad about people who are already gone,” said Todd Bridges taking his shot at Hall.
Tate paved her way to the end by winning the final Head of Household. She elected to pick Hall over model and The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Bailey making her the last member of the Celebrity Big Brother jury.
TV personality Carson Kressley won America’s Favourite Houseguest viewer prize of $25,000. Kressley promised to donate a large portion of it to his charity True Colors United.
For more Big Brother check out the new season of Big Brother Canada premiering on March 2nd on GlobalTV.