'Big Brother 19' winner is crowned

[Warning: This story contains spoilers from the Big Brother season finale.]

Big Brother season 19 brought a slew of blindsides, backstabbing and betrayal, and now it's time to see who won it all.

All season Paul Abrahamian was the frontrunner as he ruled the game and played puppet master to a house full of followers. So, did the season 18 runner-up pull out a win his second time around? 

The answer is: no.

The finale saw Paul sit in the final three with Christmas Abbott and Josh Martinez. And Josh came out victorious in one of the most "volatile" seasons of the show, as host Julie Chen described it.

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Big Brother Season 19 contestants
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Big Brother Season 19 contestants
Ramses Soto (21) 
Hometown: Grand Rapids, Mich.
Current City: Grand Rapids, Mich.
Occupation: Cosplay Artist
Dominique Cooper (30; turns 31 on 7/11/17)
Hometown: Tuskegee, Ala.
Current City: Woodbridge, Va.
Occupation: Government Engineer
Josh Martinez (23)
Hometown: Miami, Fla.
Current City: Homestead, Fla.
Occupation: Hair Care Sales
Alex Ow (28)
Hometown: Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Current City: Camarillo, Calif.
Occupation: Eco-Friendly Marketing Rep
Elena Davies (26; turns 27 on 8/19/17)
Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas
Current City: Dallas, Texas
Occupation: Radio Personality
Christmas Abbott (35)
Hometown: Lynchburg, Va.
Current City: Raleigh, N.C.
Occupation: Fitness Superstar
Raven Walton (23)
Hometown: DeValls Bluff, Ark.
Current City: DeValls Bluff, Ark.
Occupation: Dance Teacher
Jillian Parker (24)
Hometown: Celebration, Fla.
Current City: Las Vegas, Nev.
Occupation: Timeshare Sales Rep
Cody Nickson (32)
Hometown: Lake Mills, Iowa.
Current City: Plano, Texas
Occupation: Construction Sales Rep
Megan Lowder (28)
Hometown: Cathedral City, Calif.
Current City: Phoenix, Ariz.
Occupation: Dog Walker
Matthew Clines (33)
Hometown: Arlington, Va.
Current City: Arlington, Va.
Occupation: Renovation Consultant
Cameron Heard (24; turns 25 on 8/27/17)
Hometown: North Aurora, Ill.
Current City: Woodridge, Ill.
Occupation: Microbiologist
Mark Jansen (26)
Hometown: Grand Island, N.Y.
Current City: Grand Island, N.Y.
Occupation: Personal Trainer
Kevin Schlehuber (55; turns 56 on 8/7/17)
Hometown: Boston, Mass.
Current City: Boston, Mass.
Occupation: Stay-At-Home Dad
Jason Dent (37; turns 38 on 7/12/17)
Hometown: Humeston, Iowa
Current City: Humeston, Iowa
Occupation: Rodeo Clown
Jessica Graf (26)
Hometown: Cranston, R.I.
Current City: Los Angeles
Occupation: VIP Concierge
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Read more: 'Big Brother' Bosses Preview Season 19 Finale and "Emotional" Jury

It was a shock to some that the Miami native walked away this season with a lot more than just meatballs, but one thing that wasn't a shock was how angry the jury felt towards Paul. 

In the jury segment that was full of bitter members it was one of the most entertaining moments of the summer with a face-off between fan-favorite Mark and the one deemed as a piece of furniture by fans, Matt. 

Read more: 'Big Brother 19': Pre-Jurors Crown This Season's Winner

"Very poor jury management," Mark said about Paul. "I'm a bitter juror," admitted Elena. "I don't respect how this season played out and I don't respect his strategies," said Mark. And when Alex went to cast her vote for who she wanted to win she made it clear that she was voting for who stabbed her in the front rather than the back.  

Read more: 'Big Brother' Host Julie Chen Teases Season 19 Finale and Upcoming Celebrity Edition

Ultimately the final vote came down to both Paul and Josh's rival Cody, who ultimately voted for Josh to win the game. 

As for the winner of "America's Favorite Houseguest"? Cody just walked away $25,000 richer.

What did you think of the season 19 finale? Sound off in the comments section below. 

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