Following the Head of Household competition Miesha builds an alliance with Todrick and Lamar, whom she considers the athletic people. Meanwhile, Todrick also forms numerous other alliances with everyone else, except for Chris Kattan and Todd. Miesha brings Chris Kirkpatrick into her alliance and sets her sights on evicting Teddi. The HouseGuests prepare to open the Gala Gift; before opening the box they learn the receiver of the gift will be immune from eviction, but they will have to wear a hat designed as a purse throughout the cycle. Beginning with Miesha, they must pass the hat from one to another; when one receives the hat they are unable to receive the immunity until there is only one person remaining: Cynthia was the last to receive the hat and was granted immunity from nomination. The HouseGuests are warned that the punishment from the Gala Gift would come eviction night. Miesha further develops her plan to backdoor Teddi by adding Mirai to her alliance. After making a deal with Teddi, Miesha shifts her plan to evicting Mirai, who was untrustworthy, by using Carson as a pawn. On Day 5, Miesha nominated Carson and Mirai for eviction.