I know I'm not the only one who is counting down the days until Big Brother 16 begins. CBS has released the names, photos, and bios of the Big Brother 16 cast, adding, "Big Brother to debut its MOST TWISTED season ever!"
Twist Number One: Two houseguests will win Head of Household each week. Each HoH will nominate two houseguests for eviction every week. For the first time ever, winning HoH will not guarantee safety for the week.
Twist Number Two: A new interactive element to the game, Team America, will give fans power to influence the game. Twist Number Three: A new competition, Battle of the Block, will dramatically shift the power in the house each week.
“When the houseguests learn about the new twists, they will need to throw out any pre-existing strategy if they want to survive in the game,” promised Allison Grodner. “The new Battle of the Block competition will shake up the power in the house like never before – a houseguest can go from zero to hero – or vice versa – every week!"
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Big Brother 16 premieres Wednesday, June 25 (8PM ET/PT) and Thursday, June 26 (9PM ET/PT). Following the two-night premiere, Big Brother will air Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. The weekly live eviction shows begin Thursday, July 3 and will be hosted by Julie Chen.
Amber (26, Esthetician) loves to play pranks on people. Being raised by a single mother in low income housing has taught her what it’s like to struggle. Describes herself as courageous, free spirit, and nurturing.
Favorite Activities: Hike, rock climb, yoga, spelunking, horseback riding, write, late night cow tipping, skinny dipping, streaking, prank calling, playing in Wal-Mart, dirt bikes, and skeet shooting.
Favorite Big Brother Player: I like Howard just because he was good looking. At the end of the day this is a game, I just like pretty people!
Strategy: It's all a secret! When money is on the line I'll do anything it takes to win. Well, ALMOST anything.
Most Difficult: Not being able to talk to my mom, sister, or best friend any time and not having all the food I want to eat.
Brittany (29, Event Coordinator) is a mother of three who once faked labor to get out of a speeding ticket. She recently started dating again after 8 years of marriage. Describes herself as fun, loving, and loyal.
Favorite Activities: Dancing, working out, being crafty, sewing, and fashion.
Favorite Big Brother Player: Britney was pretty entertaining to watch.
Strategy: I'm going to go in without too much of a set strategy until I’ve been able to feel out the other house guests.
Most Difficult: Being away from my family and kids. I've never gone longer than a weekend without my kids let alone months of not seeing them or talking with them. The same goes for my family. We’re a very tight knit family so that will be a challenge for me.
Caleb (26, Adventure Hunting Guide) joined the army after high school and was a prison guard in Iraq. He and his family run a hunting business and his favorite movie is The Notebook. Describes himself as loyal, talented, and charming.
Favorite Activities: Horseback riding, rock climbing, going to the gym, riding bikes, hunting, and fishing.
Favorite Big Brother Player: I liked Hayden because he has the same mindset that I would have had in the house. He plays his cards right even if he has a bad hand and he makes his cards work to his advantage.
Strategy: Yes I have a strategy, I will make sure I have the ladies in my pocket.
Most Difficult: The most difficult part is being watched at all times, because everything I’m doing my family back at home is watching. Also, throwing a sexy girl that likes me under the bus will be hard but I will do what I have to do, so kiss me, lay with me, have sex with me, tell me you love me, I’m still in it to win.
Christine (23, Barista) once threw a surprise birthday party for a homeless man in the park and was in a hot air balloon accident in high school but only walked away with bruises. Considers herself bubbly, eccentric, and hilarious.
Favorite Activities: Exploring new cities. I love going out and seeing new places. Also, I love hanging out with my friends and playing Settlers of Catan and watching reality TV.
Favorite Big Brother Player: I love Howie, I just loved his personality. I love Mike Boogie's game. Helen amazed me with her ability to feel out what was happening in the house.
Strategy: I plan on being nice and having everyone confide in me to get information from all over the house. I really want to have a strong pack with only three to four people that I stay loyal to till the end. I don't want to play both sides of the house, but I'm not saying I won't.
Most Difficult: I do not know how I am going to go without seeing my husband and family, but I know I can do it! Not being able to explore and being stuck in one place. Also, I don't want to clean up everyone’s messes.
Cody (23, Sales Executive) is a Seventeen Magazine “2014 Hot Guy Panelist,” where he gives young female readers advice on dating and fashion. Chick flicks are his guilty pleasure. Describes himself as outgoing, happy-go-lucky, and empathetic.
Favorite Activities: I love going on runs, working out and going to the gym.
Favorite Big Brother Player: Jeff - he was an extremely smart player and was just a genuinely good person.
Strategy: No! Thinking about all the different ways to get to the end is enough to make my head explode! It will be a game time decision for me once I get into the house.
Most Difficult: Not having communications from the outside world, it causes all sorts of paranoia about twists in the game. Also, I always have the TV on to fall asleep; it will be difficult to not have one.
Derrick (30, Police Sergeant) attended college on a baseball scholarship and got his master’s degree in Business Management. Describes himself as confident, methodical, and ambitious.
Favorite Activities: I am a big fan of guns and enjoy modifying and shooting them; I get to use most of them at work. Also, I like to scuba dive.
Favorite Big Brother Player: I love that Dan Gheesling was always using sports analogies to pump himself up because I'm the same way.
Strategy: My strategy involves three phases. First, attempt to find common interests with as many houseguests as I can, while developing a profile on them. Second, start using the facts I learned about the houseguests against them. Finally, if I’m able to win a few HOH's/POV's late in the game, I can make some moves that will determine the winner.
Most Difficult: Being away from my family for so long. Even though you are in the house with other people, you have to remember that they are trying to take $500,000 away from you and it will be tough to not have my family to release some of the tension.
Devin (26, Sales Manager) is a former professional baseball player who used to play for the St. Louis Cardinals. He was 6 feet 2 inches tall by the time he was 12 years old. Describes himself as complex, loyal, and entertaining.
Favorite Activities: The gym is a huge part of my life. I love to hike and relax on the beach.
Favorite Big Brother Player: Hayden played the game right.
Strategy: Of course, it’s all about making friends and not enemies at all cost. Not everyone will like you, but you have to try to bond with your housemates to build trust. Also, you have to rule very politically if you’re at the top so it may be beneficial to lay low in the weeds until the final five.
Most Difficult: I’m a pretty big guy who needs to eat; Grumpy Devin comes out when food is not available.
Donny (42, School Groundskeeper) is a small town guy whose claim to fame is that he was the janitor at Kelly Pickler’s high school. He may look like a hunter, but he hates killing animals. Describes himself as honest, funny, and witty.
Favorite Activities: I love to work, eat and watch TV.
Favorite Big Brother Player: I liked Spencer because he was nominated so many times without going home. He was a likable person I could relate to.
Strategy: Lay low in the beginning, befriend all, constantly observe others and make wise decisions on who I align with.
Most Difficult: I’ve lived alone for over 21 years so living with a large group of people would be a huge adjustment.
Frankie (31, YouTube Personality) is a former Broadway actor who is now a popular YouTube sensation with over 175,000 subscribers and nearly 10,000,000 views. His sister is pop singer Ariana Grande. Describes himself as sparkly, charismatic, and unreserved.
Favorite Activities: Biking, swimming, twerking, doing impersonations and making funny videos with my friends!
Favorite Big Brother Player: I love Britney; she was likable, aggressive, manipulative, and entertaining.
Strategy: I am going to be the happy likable person that everyone wants to keep around in the beginning, but I will be good at competitions. I will use the HOH's that I win to make everyone want to be on my side.
Most Difficult: Being disconnected. I think I would love it for a week or even two, but eventually I would start to go into Twitter withdrawal.
Hayden (21, Pedicab Driver) recently moved to L.A. without knowing a soul. This self-described “player” plans on using his "surfer dude" exterior to his advantage in the Big Brother house. Describes himself as funny, outgoing, and creative.
Favorite Activities: Anything outdoors, skateboarding, drums and making YouTube videos.
Favorite Big Brother Player: Hayden because he resembles me in just about every way possible. He was the west coast, flippy-haired, chill, attractive dude with the same first name. Also, he played the game very smart and always managed to find the middle ground between not being a floater and not being a super competitive threat.
Strategy: Yes, my outer personality will be a perfect cover for the secret competitor that I truly am. I am the funny guy, I'm young and immature which will play to my advantage; but I'm also a marathoner, a former college hockey player and a very smart and creative thinker. I will never throw a competition and I won’t lie about who I am or my life, but I'm willing to backstab people. I will seek an alliance very early on with the guys, and I am not considering a showmance. I know I can win this game with my charm and underlying physical and mental talent.
Most Difficult: Not being able to talk to family and friends. Not seeing or hearing from them for that amount of time will be really difficult.
Jocasta (33, Minister) would swear on the bible to win the game of Big Brother and plays pranks on her husband when she’s angry with him. Considers herself intelligent, motivating, and outspoken.
Favorite Activities: Skating and bike riding.
Favorite Big Brother Player: I liked Rachel Reilly the most because she had drive and fight. She was making the best moves for her game and although she had a target on her she was able to persevere.
Most Difficult: Cold showers.
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Joey (27, Stylist) was her high school’s mascot, homecoming queen, and senior class president. She has very liberal views, a strong stance on recycling, and once even traveled the San Juan Islands helping terminally ill patients with end of life care. Considers herself adventurous, happy, sensitive, and witty.
Favorite Activities: Hanging out with friends and doing makeup for weddings and special events!
Favorite Big Brother Player: GinaMarie is my favorite because she always had a great attitude.
Strategy: Be the nicest person to ever win the show.
Most Difficult: Not being able to poop because there are men in the house. I guess I won't be pooping for 3 months.
Nicole (21, Recent Nursing Grad) has dreamt of moving into the Big Brother house since she was 8 years old and would love to have a showmance with someone like Ian. Describes herself as nerdy, flirty, and classy.
Favorite Activities: Eating, cuddling, and shopping. I like to hang with my friends and pull pranks on people. Also, I like to study because that is what I do most often.
Favorite Big Brother Player: Dan because he is intelligent and cocky which made for good TV. Ian was one of my favorites too. He can talk nerdy to me anytime. Also, Jordan was too cute and sweet not to love.
Strategy: Ideally, I would want to align with a male who would excel in the physical competitions and have a secret final 2 deal and have separate alliances on top of that. I want to win the first HOH so everyone can come to me and I can feel them out and see who I think I could trust.
Most Difficult: Forming an alliance you can trust. Going into the Big Brother house thinking someone is going to have your back might be the craziest thought yet. Also, not seeing familiar faces will be difficult too.
Paola (27, DJ) is a Maxim magazine girl who is also a top ranked female gamer and is determined to become the best female DJ in the world after making a splash in the electronic music scene a couple of years ago. Describes herself as funny, crazy, and outgoing.
Favorite Activities: Dancing, traveling, listening to music, and making money.
Strategy: I'll try not to be myself as much… HAHA.
Most Difficult: I am very impatient. Having to deal with people with different personalities will be the hardest challenge.
Victoria (22, Photographer) was raised by Orthodox Israeli parents and is expected to live at home until she’s married. She started her own photography business when she was only 19 years old, without any formal training. Considers herself exotic, bold, and empowered.
Favorite Activities: Shopping, capturing moments with my camera, belly dancing, blasting music and sing along, Zumba, and salsa dancing.
Favorite Big Brother Player: I don’t watch Big Brother in the states; I watch the one in Israel.
Strategy: In it to win it! I don’t take no for an answer. I will manipulate people with my looks; I am very strategic and always get what I want. The word CAN’T is not in my vocabulary.
Most Difficult: Not having communication with my mom. I speak to my mother multiple times a day. I call her every time I arrive and leave aplace and I like to tell her about my day. Also, I live with my parents so if I’m not talking to her on the phone I am talking to her in person.
Zach (23, Recent Grad) recently earned his Economics Degree. His best friend is his 10 year-old brother and someday he wants to be a professional caddy. Describes himself as fearless, entertaining, and confident.
Favorite Activities: Golf, golf, and golf.
Favorite Big Brother Player: Andy, he played the game very smart.
Strategy: Yes without a doubt.
Most Difficult: Being away from my brother. I have been away in school for 5 years and I miss him everyday.
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