OTEV was first introduced to Big Brother fans in Season 7, Episode 20.
OTEV—which, for those who don't consider themselves students of etymology, spells "Veto" backwards—has long been a fan favorite for Big Brother Houseguests and fans alike. The mythical creature first appeared in Season 7, took a brief hiatus, and then returned better than ever in Season 12.
Since then, OTEV has recurred during several Power of Veto competitions and, each year, the icon's booming voice has sent HGs racing around the BB backyard to find various items and quickly return them to the powerful figure.
As we mentioned, OTEV made his debut in Season 7 during the "Voo Doo Dolls" POV competition and challenged the remaining group of Houseguests to answer a list of questions regarding past moments in the house, collect the corresponding stuffed effigy, and bring the initialed figure back to him as a sort of sacrifice. Who won this difficult comp? None other than Janelle!
Check out the multiple personalities of OTEV we've experienced throughout the years.
Watch the full episode where OTEV was introduced in Big Brother Season 7!