Big Brother Cast Reveal – Almost! There’s Always A Twist!

Big Brother 14 features 12 new houseguests, each hoping to be the next big reality TV star and $500,000 richer.  The CBS summer hit premieres Thursday, July 12 at 9 pm ET.

It wouldn’t be Big Brother without twists, right?  The four “huge surprises” are actually four returning houseguests.

CBS explains, “In a series first, four of the most successful players to ever enter the BIG BROTHER house, will return to play their own game and for their own separate prize. The identities of the four returning players and details surrounding their mission inside the house will be revealed during the season premiere.”

Executive producer Allison Grodner guarantees that none of these players are from last season, which also included past contestants.  This means no Rachel!!

Big Brother fans, meet your new hamsters!


Jenn Arroyo, 37, Musician

Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y. Current City: Brooklyn, N.Y.

Describes herself as smart, sexy, and funny.  Her life’s motto is… to enjoy yo’self! She’s looking forward to wearing a giant hamburger costume!  She seems focused and ready to play the game.

Joe Arvin, 41, Chef

Hometown: Lexington, Ky. Current City: Schererville, Ind.

Describes himself as a leader, performer, and entertainer. His life motto is… inspired, dream, and cook. That’s how you become GREAT! Joe is replacing Mike, who already quit. His favorite Big Brother players are Chicken George and Will Kirby.

Frank Eudy, 28, Unemployed

Hometown: Marion, Ark. Current City: Naples, Fla.

Describes himself as gregarious, interesting, and engaging.  His life motto is… the difference between a stranger and a friend is an introduction. He loves Chill Town and hates Daniele Donato.  He’s a self-proclaimed superfan.  He’s worried about how his hair will look on camera.

Jodi Rollins, 42, Restaurant Server

Hometown: Englewood, Colo. Current City: Calipatria, Calif.

Describes herself as funny, outdoorsy, and opinionated.  Her life motto is… live in the moment. Her favorite past hamster is Brittney.  She boasts that she’s willing to make big moves and play hard, which means she’ll probably be a floater.

Willie Hantz, 34, Tankerman

Hometown: Vinton, La. Current City: Dayton, Texas

Describes himself as serious, hostile, and docile.  His life motto is… only the good die young. He is the brother of Russell from Survivor.  His least favorite Big Brother player is Rachel.  He says, “There is nobody I really respected who ever played the game.” He talks a lot about gambling, strip clubs, and vodka.  Yet, he doesn’t like Rachel… I’m confused.

Wil Heuser, 24, Marketing Consultant

Hometown: Louisville, Ky. Current City: Louisville, Ky.

Describes himself as funny, brash, and unique.  His life motto is… if you want something done, do it yourself. Wil has only seen the last season of Big Brother. He’s not a fan of Evil Dick, but he thinks Rachel seems like fun.  He’s going to play too hard too fast.  Also, he’s wearing a see-through shirt in his intro video.

Ashley Iocco, 26, Owner of a Mobile Spray Tanning Company

Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pa. Current City: West Hollywood, Calif.

She describes herself as vivacious, loving, charismatic, spark plug, and enthusiastic. She cannot commit to three adjectives like everyone else.  Her life motto is… give LOVE to the things in life that you love and give no attention to the things you don’t love. She wants to be “Snow White” and have dwarfs who she “hypnotizes” into being her followers.  She’s a little bit crazy. Jeff is her favorite Big Brother player, because he is “so loyal and kind.”  Obviously, we do not share the same opinion about golden boy Jeff.  Her least favorite player is Jerry, because she does not like floaters.

Shane Meaney, 26, House Flipper

Hometown: Bennington, Vt. Current City: Bennington, Vt.

He describes himself as passionate, funny, and honest.  His life motto is… work hard and play harder. “Meaney” actually wants to be the hero of the house.  He compares himself to Jeff and Hayden.  He’s already thinking showmance.  He seems a bit full of himself.

Kara Monaco, 29, Model

Hometown: Orlando, Fla. Current City: Los Angeles, Calif.

She describes herself as smart, funny, and loyal.  Her life motto is… live life to the fullest! Kara is a Playboy Playmate of the Year.  She is willing to do “anything” to stay in the game.

Danielle Murphree, 23, Nurse

Hometown: Grant, Ala. Current City: Tuscaloosa, Ala.

She describes herself as loving, passionate, and outgoing.  Her life motto is… love everything as if you were about to lose it. She loves Jordan and hates Rachel.  Danielle fully admits that she plans on being a floater.

JoJo Spatafora, 26, Bartender

Hometown: Staten Island, N.Y. Current City: Staten Island, N.Y.

She describes herself as thankful, different, and sparkling.  (oh boy)  Her life motto is… everything happens for a reason.  She wants to be the villain in the house.  Fittingly, her favorite past Big Brother player is Evil Dick.  She hates Rachel.

Ian Terry, 21, Engineering Student

Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pa. Current City: New Orleans, La.

He describes himself as intelligent, eccentric, and analytical.  His life motto is… I came here to kick butt and chew bubblegum, but I’m all out of bubblegum. Ian idolizes Will.  He also considers himself a superfan.  He seems a bit dorky but likable, unlike Ronnie.