Dana entered the Big Brother Unova house as one of eighteen newbies to the series. Though she entered knowing QuilLynn and Trixie, Dana was able to make some new friendships with Ali, Alivia and Luke that came to benefit her in the game. Dana made series history being the first houseguest to ever win back to back HoH's due to the twist of the season that allowed houseguests to compete in back to back HoH competitions. She also tied the season HoH record by winning a total of 5 HoH's over the course of the season. Throughout her time in the game, Dana navigated being allies with QuilLynn, Luke, Alivia and Trixie. By putting herself in the middle she was almost always safe. The only week that was rough for Dana was Nathan's HoH reign where she was nominated next to ally Luke. When Alivia won the PoV competition, Dana was saved with the veto and escaped eviction. While Dana won plenty of competitions and dominated the pre jury phase of the game competition-wise, she relied mostly on her strategic placement in the game and social savy to get her to the final stages of the game. At Final Four Dana was tasked with deciding to evict Trixie, known front runner or Ali her 'showmance' and known goat. She ultimately decided to keep Trixie in the game and that decision cost her the game when she was evicted in third place the following week.