Ella came into the house with little to no allies. Laying low but making silent moves behind the scenes, Ella was able to slip by without being seen as a threat going into the Jury. Ella is suspected to have a part in most of the Jury evictions, and was able to play both sides of the house by teaming with Axel's alliance and Morgan's alliance. When it came to the final four she had to pick a side, however, decided to nominate Micko and Morgan, members of both alliances, with the intention of evicting Morgan. Despite this, Micko won POV and evicted Epi. In the Final HOH, Ella won her second HOH in a row and then evicted Morgan from the game. Despite many believing Ella played a superior game, mostly due to her under the radar gameplay and Micko being labeled a sheep, Micko was able to win the game in a 5 to 4 game against Ella.
Ella later returned for Big Brother 12 Duo's. Ella entered the Duo's house with Celestial as the robbed runner-up duo. Knowing she'd be perceived as a threat if making the wrong moves, Ella planned her gameplay carefully. Ella laid low for the majority of the pre-jury phase however won HOH and went with the majority alliance trying to send out the newbies who had it out for the veterans and did so sending cursed out of the game. Ella then took a break from competitions and coasted throughout more of the game. Ella was surprisingly nominated on week 6 however won POV and secured her safety refusing to be out earlier than her previous placement. Ella then continued coasting while maintaining a social game to avoid being sent out early however became a target when she was nominated on both parts of the double eviction. And after surviving the first next to James, didn't have the very same luck next to Bore and was evicted in a 3-1 vote ending her time in the house.