What’s Bayleigh’s Job? The ‘Big Brother 20’ Houseguest Has Experience In High-Pressure Situations
Now that Big Brother 20 contestant Bayleigh Dayton is the most trending houseguest, it's officially the reign of Bay. And since her showmance with Swaggy C has come to an end — at least onscreen — it's time for her to spread her wings and fly. Or, as she said in Episode 9, "The queen's back in her court, and it's time to play." The 25-year-old from Lee's Summit, Missouri, is such a charismatic presence on the show, but what is BB20 contestant Bayleigh's job in the real world?
Since the houseguest is so personable and fun to watch, it may come as no surprise to fans that Bayleigh is a flight attendant, according to her bio on the CBS website, who currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia. For that reason, fans can reasonably assume that she's based at the Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport. "I was once was [sic] on a flight where the engine blew," she states in her CBS bio, which shows she knows how to stay calm under pressure.
What's more, Bayleigh's profession may even help with her gameplay in the house. "I try to place nice-nasty when it comes to passengers," she said in her introduction in Episode 1. "Basically, I'll help you if I absolutely have to, but if I don't, I probably won't."
Case in point: This October 2017 Instagram post, where she described the following interaction with a passenger:
"[A] lady on the plane today (yes I’m still a flight attendant) went to the bathroom, wiped her hands and proceeded to try to hand me her dirty napkin while I was setting up the drink tray ... I said 'ma’am' (my fav word as a flight attendant) 'there is a garbage in the bathroom' ... not only did she get an attitude she still wouldn’t throw it away. Normally this would have upset me but today I just laughed hysterically because I know who I am... and even though I’m making drinks and picking up trash now, soon I will be making millions and picking up checks."
However, if her day job weren't impressive enough, Bayleigh was also the first African-American Miss Missouri, which she states on the show. According to her introduction in Big Brother Episode 1, not only did she place top 10 in the Miss USA pageant, but she also won Miss Congeniality. "I was like, 'Who was I nice to?'" she laughs in her intro. "'I don't get it.'" The current houseguest competed in the pageant in 2017, per the Miss USA website.
"Building self-confidence is something I work hard at everyday," she told the Miss Universe website. "There is a lot of positive self-talk. I have to constantly remind myself of my accomplishments, my worth and my value on this earth. If you continue to fed the soil of your soul good food, it has no choice but to produce good fruit."
However, it appears as if she didn't like talking about the pageant after the fact. "I don’t give myself enough credit," she said in a December 2017 Instagram post. "I am by far my toughest critic. . . For a long time I didn’t want to talk about Miss USA because it gave me major anxiety. But today I woke up feeling like royalty because I am a child of the King and he decided that I was fit to be a Queen."
Indeed, many of Bayleigh's Instagram posts include inspirational pep talks in the captions, which are often paired with glamour shots of the flight attendant. In fact, if her Instagram is any indication, Bayleigh also does some modeling, and has appeared in a CVS ad as well as in studio shoots. And if she weren't exhausted enough after all of that flight attending, modeling, and pageant competing, the BB contestant's also a certified yoga instructor, per her CBS bio.
So while Scottie is the current HOH on BB20, what he doesn't know is that Queen Bay has the "Identity Theft" Power App, which enables her to secretly nominate her own eviction picks, replacing those of the current HOH. And while she's kept a relatively low profile so far, make no mistake: Bayleigh knows exactly what she's doing. As she told Ross Matthews back in her BB20 introduction interview, "I want to be good but not good enough to have a target on my back." So far, so good.