Jordan Lloyd, a 22-year old waitress from Matthews, N.C. was crowned the winner on CBS' Big Brother 11 aired Tuesday.
Lloyd took the $500,000 prize. She said she will put a down payment on a house for herself, her mother and brother, according to CBS.
During the first ever 2-hour season finale, Lloyd received five votes from the reality show's seven-member jury. She beat Natalie Martinez, 24 a college graduate from Gilbert, Arizona. Martinez got a $50,000 second-place prize.
Lloyd was best of 12 competitors who remained in the Big Brother house monitored by dozens of cameras and microphones for 73 days.
Julie Chen, the co-anchor of the Early Show who hosts Big Brother, interviewed Lloyd on the Early show today. Watch the interview below: