Stella played an amazing social game throughout the season. Early on they won an HOH competition and chose to use it to advance the entire house's goals without placing a target on themself. They successfully remained under the radar for much of the remainder of the season, not even being nominated until the final 5. Stella soon found themself an accidental comp beast, however, when they won three power of veto competitions in a row. As a result, in the final 5, Eric chose to backdoor them when Jack won the power of veto and escaped eviction. Brandon decided to turn his back on them as well, honoring a deal he had previously made with Cindy.
Stella's return for Fans vs. Favorites was brief. She quickly found herself on the ins of the veterans' alliance to evict Charlotte, however, due to personal discomfort with Miguel, she ultimately chose to walk from the season.
Stella was, in my opinion, one of the best players of the season. Even more shocking with their advanced gameplay is that this was, according to them, their first long term season. For a first time, they did amazingly well at the game, and I thought there was a good chance of them winning from very early on.
Stella had potential, and she was set up to go deep into the game. However, due to personal issues, she unfortunately did not wish to remain in the season, and production respects her decision.