Ryan entered the Big Brother Unova house as a complete newbie. He was able to quickly latch on to Alivia, forming a friendship almost instantly, that would carry him far into the game. Despite being nominated Week 1 by Khaled, Ryan was able to survive eviction by a wide margin next to veteran player Madison. From then on out, he was able to lay low and play a highly under the radar game, sticking close to both Alivia and Nathan. However, during ally Nathan's HoH reign Week 9, Ryan was renominated as a pawn next to Nathan's target Luke. In the only split vote of the season, Luke was able to get a majority of votes to stay and Ryan became the first member of the jury.