Who is Nicole Franzel?
Nicole Ann Franzel-Arroyo was born in Ubly, Michigan USA, on 30 June 1992 – her zodiac sign is Cancer, and she holds American nationality. She’s a reality TV star, actress and a social media personality, who’s probably known best for her appearance in several seasons of the reality show “Big Brother”, especially for winning the 18th season in 2016.
Early life and education
Nicole was raised in Ubly by her parents Dave and Jenifer Franzel, about whom nothing’s known as she respects their privacy, but it’s said that her father’s a mailman, and that her mother’s a high school teacher.
Nicole became interested in dancing at a very early age, and trained for a couple of years before she fell in love with basketball.
She studied at Ubly High School, and played on their basketball team, winning several competitions with them. Nicole was into various other activities during her four years there, including acting with the school’s drama club, singing and playing the guitar.
Upon matriculating in 2010, she enrolled at nursing school, from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 2014.
Appearances in TV shows
Nicole first competed in the 16th season of the show “Big Brother”, entering the house on 25 June 2014; she was the second youngest person there, at just 22 years old.
In Weeks Three, Six and Seven, she won Head of Household, and many people believed that she would go on to win the season; Nicole was evicted on day 56, returned on Day 63, only to be evicted again on Day 71; the 16th season was won by Donny Thompson.
On 22 June 2016, Nicole entered the house of Big Brother again, for its 18th season. She became Head of Household in Week One and later in Week 10, and also held the Power of Veto in Weeks 10 and Week 12. Nicole reached the finals, and there faced Paul Abrahamian, winning in a 5-4 vote.
On 17 April 2019, Nicole was cast to compete in the 31st season of the reality show “The Amazing Race”, together with her now-husband Victor Arroyo.
The season featured contestants from other shows, including “Big Brother” and “Survivor” – Nicole and Victor placed fourth of the 11 teams which competed.
On 5 August 2020, Nicole entered the house of Big Brother for the third time, for its 22nd season called “Big Brother 22: All-Stars”; Nicole won Power of Veto and Head of Household in Week 10, reached the finals, and lost against Cody Calafiore by one point, who thus won the show.
Nicole spent 255 days living in the house of Big Brother, more than any other contestant.
Nicole has two acting credits. In 2014, she appeared in two episodes of the romantic series “The Bold and the Beautiful”, created by Lee Phillip Bell and William J. Bell, and which stars Katherine Kelly Lang, Ronn Moss and John McCook. The series has been airing since 1987, now numbering close to 10,000 episodes, and follows the lives of members of a wealthy family; it has won 125 of the 504 awards for which it’s been nominated.
In 2017, Nicole portrayed October Fist in the action comedy movie “The Revengers”, directed by Jamie Trent, and which starred Victor Arroyo, Timothy Davis-Reed and Christopher DeJoseph.
The movie parodies various other films, and won a 2020 Australian Cinematographers Society Silver Award for John Bowring ACS Station Break & Promos.
Nicole is very popular on Instagram, with her account numbering close to 800,000 followers, with nearly 1,000 pictures uploaded onto it; she’s nowadays mostly focused on uploading pictures which feature her husband and their baby.
Nicole launched her Twitter account in September 2013, and has since tweeted close to 1,000 times, while she’s today followed by over 500 people. She also had another Twitter account which numbered more than 100,000 followers, but Nicole deleted it in February 2021, for unknown reasons.
She has a Facebook profile as well, but seems to be using it just to keep in touch with her closest friends and family members.
Nicole is active on TikTok, and her account’s today followed by more than 50,000 people, while she’s amassed over 600,000 likes of all her videos combined; most of these feature her spending time with her husband.
Love life and husband Victor Arroyo
While competing in the 16th season of “Big Brother”, Nicole fell in love with the contestant Hayden Voss; the two then started dating, and were in a relationship from September 2014 to February 2016.
She then fell in love with the contestant Corey Brooks while competing in the 18th season of “Big Brother”; the two dated from September to December 2016.
Nicole also met Victor Arroyo during the 18th season of Big Brother, and they started dating a year after the show ended, in 2017.
The two revealed that they were engaged on 8 September 2018, uploading several pictures of Nicole and her ring onto their social media accounts. Their wedding was postponed for a couple of times because of coronavirus, and they eventually exchanged vows on 16 March 2021, in front of their closest friends and family members. In July 2021, Nicole gave birth to their son Victor ‘Arrow’ Arroyo IV.
As of November 2021, Nicole’s married to Victor Arroyo, and has a son with him.
Hobbies and other interests
Nicole is a huge lover of animals, but states that she doesn’t have a pet because of her newly born son. She spent a lot of her spare time volunteering at an animal shelter during her teenage years, and her favorite animals are dogs and rabbits.
Nicole’s physically quite active, as she has several training sessions at the gym every week, thus her slim figure; she’s also following a healthy diet, which means she avoids eating fast food, and anything with sugar in it.
She’s into travelling, and has been to a couple of US states as well as several European countries, including France and Italy.
Late at night, Nicole enjoys watching movies starring her favorite actress and actor Amanda Seyfried and Matt Damon, such as “Good Will Hunting”, “Letters to Juliette” and “Dear John”.
Age, height and net worth
Nicole’s age is 29. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 3ins (1.6m) and she weighs around 120lbs (55kgs).
As of November 2021, her net worth has been estimated at over $500,000.