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Jennifer, a.k.a. Nakomis

Big Brother 5 (CBS, Tues., 9 p.m.; Thurs., 8 p.m.; Sat., 9 p.m.)

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Why we love ''Big Brother 5'''s Nakomis

WHAT SHE'S DOING The 21-year-old Texan is a key player in the women-plus-Will alliance, which is battling the testosterone-heavy Four Horsemen. Early on, she learned that a fellow houseguest, Cowboy Mike, is her half-brother.

WHY SHE'S HOT RIGHT NOW When Jennifer told her eye-rolling housemates that she wanted to be called Nakomis (''It means daughter of the moon,'' she said), she seemed like an obvious target for elimination. But the restaurant hostess has been a savvy player who hasn't let recently discovered family ties interfere with her game playing.

BREAKOUT MOMENT Nakomis startled housemates and viewers alike by giving herself a Mohawk. When she said she wanted to play the nonthreatening ''Goth-kid card,'' she wasn't kidding.

Originally posted Aug 04, 2004