Janelle Pierzina DeSanto Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Adekunle Olanrewaju Jason
Agu 29, 2022 By Adekunle Olanrewaju Jason
Originally Published on Jun 16, 2022
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About Janelle Pierzina

Janelle Marie Pierzina is a reality television star from the United States, especially known for her participation in 'Big Brother'.

Janelle Pierzina made her debut in the sixth season of the program and has subsequently participated in several seasons, including four as a participant. She has also been on numerous reality series, including 'The Amazing Race'.

Janelle Pierzina placed third in her first two seasons and twelfth in her final season. She is now a licensed real estate agent in her native state of Minnesota.

Janelle Pierzina Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Janelle Pierzina’s net worth?

Prior to joining reality television, Janelle Pierzina worked as an actor, model, and cocktail server. Pierzina now works as a real estate agent in Minneapolis, Minnesota. As of 2020, her net worth is $1 million.

How much does Janelle Pierzina earn per year?

Janelle Pierzina has participated four times in the reality show 'Big Brother'. Regardless of the fact that she has never won a season, audiences like her. She was even awarded America's Favorite Houseguest. However, she now works as a real estate agent where her annual earnings aren't known.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Janelle Pierzina?

Janelle Pierzina is 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) tall. She is also a model and an actress.

How old is Janelle Pierzina?

Janelle Pierzina, born on January 10, 1980, in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, is now 42 years old as of 2022.

Childhood And Education

Janelle Marie Pierzina is the daughter of Ann Pierzina-Killian and Kevin Pierzina. Pierzina was born in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. She graduated from Grand Rapids High School in Grand Rapids. Later she went to the University of Minnesota Duluth to get a graduate degree in communications.

The reality star hasn't revealed much about her family. 

Pierzina worked as an actress, model, and cocktail waitress before her appearance on 'Big Brother'.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Janelle Pierzina’s partner?

Janelle Pierzina is married to Jess DeSanto. Janelle Pierzina and Jess met while they were both 18 years old and students at the University of Minnesota Duluth. The couple got engaged in 2009 and married in 2010.

Janelle's husband owns and manages the Apple Valley AmericInn. Furthermore, the married couple has three children. Violet Anne, their eldest child, was born in 2011, and Lincoln William, their only boy, was born in 2013. Stella, their third child, was born in 2014. Sprinkles, their goldendoodle, is also a member of their family. Janelle Pierzina lives in Edina, Minnesota, with her husband and children.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Janelle Pierzina was the host of the television show 'Nautical Angels' in 2005. She was a television pilot in it.

Janelle Pierzina is most recognized for appearing in 'Big Brother 6' (US) for being a member of the Sovereign Six Alliance and for her clashes with The Friendship, specifically Jennifer Vasquez and Beau Beasley. After Ivette Corredero cast the lone vote to remove her from the 'Big Brother' house, she finished third and became the seventh and final member of the jury.

Janelle Pierzina established the record for most individual competition victories in a single season of 'Big Brother 7: All-Stars' (US) with nine. She finished third and was the seventh and final member of the jury after Mike 'Boogie' Malin made the deciding vote to eliminate her. She went on to win America's Favorite Houseguest, becoming the only houseguest ever to do so. Pierzina returned to the 'Big Brother 8' house in September 2007 to emcee the Power Of Veto competition.

Janelle Pierzina returned as a contestant in 'Big Brother 14' (US). Mike and Dan Gheesling persuaded HoH Danielle Murphree to backdoor her in week four. She finished in 12th place, marking the first time Janelle did not reach the final three or jury stage. She was the fourth contestant to be evicted in this season.

Janelle Pierzina returned for the fourth time in 'Big Brother 22' (US), becoming the first houseguest to do so, and reunited with her 'BB6' and 'BB7' castmate, Kaysar. Janelle was evicted in a 9-2 vote. She maintained her deep connection with Kaysar and built friendships with Keesha, Bayleigh, and Memphis, but she had a long-running quarrel with Nicole F. due to her sneakiness.

Due to her competitive abilities, many consider Janelle Pierzina to be the best female houseguest and one of the greatest players in the show's history. She is the first player to be voted America's Favorite Houseguest.

Janelle Pierzina has starred in 'Friends', 'Charmed', 'Son Of The Beach', 'Las Vegas', 'Like Mike', and 'Bruce Almighty' as an actor.

Other Interesting Janelle Pierzina Facts And Trivia

  • Chris Hemsworth is the celebrity crush of Janelle Marie Pierzina.

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Janelle Pierzina DeSanto Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Janelle Marie Pierzina

Date of Birth




Place of Birth

Grand Rapids



175 cm

Eye Color



University of Minnesota Duluth

Net Worth



Jess DeSanto
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Bachelor of Science specializing in Mass Communication.

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