Chad Hurst's Big Brother dream has come true.
The Eagle Vale local entered the Big Brother house as one of 20 contestants and not only did he win the most challenges, but he won Australia's hearts.
Mr Hurst's fate rested with the public and fortunately, the majority of the "several hundred thousand" votes swung his way.
The Macarthur local said he was proud to have even made the top three.
"It's bloody overwhelming - I can't even explain it," he said.
"I am super proud of myself for getting this far."
More than 50,000 people applied to become Big Brother housemates this year.
Mr Hurst said he believed his father was with him throughout the competition.
He told the Advertiser last month that his dad had always encouraged him to go on the show.
"Big Brother was Dad's favourite show," the former Eagle Vale High School student said.
"Once I won the final challenge the emotions just kicked in because I know he would have been proud."
Big Brother is a reality show where 20 people live inside a house, participate in challenges and eliminate each other for the chance to win $250,000.
Although this year's finalists competed for a reduced prize pool after a contestant took home around $15,000 in an earlier challenge.
The tradie-turned-model said he would use the prize money for two things.
"Since the beginning there has been two things I have always wanted to spend the money on," he said.
"I want to go on trip away with the boys - we were thinking Vegas but that has changed now because of 'rona [Covid-19].
"And the main thing is that I want is to help out my mum."
Mr Hurst faced off against his house love interest and former gymnast Sophie Budack and former AFL player Daniel Gorringe.