Meet The Big Brother Houseguests right here! CBS announced the 14 houseguests who will compete against each other for the 500K grand prize. Details below.
ETA: There’s been talk of rumored houseguests who haven’t entered the house yet. Hamsterwatch is reporting on somebody named Tyler Gattuso, a YouTube star.
The Two-Night Season Premiere Airs Wednesday, June 24 and Thursday, June 25
CBS announced today 14 Houseguests who will compete against each other on another twisted season of BIG BROTHER. The special two-night BIG BROTHER premiere begins Wednesday, June 24 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) and Thursday, June 25 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Julie Chen returns as the host.
Houseguests should “expect the unexpected” as new twists will be announced during each night of the two-night premiere. Details surrounding this summer’s exciting new twist will be announced soon.
Following the two-night premiere, BIG BROTHER will air Sundays beginning June 28 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), Wednesdays (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), and the live eviction show hosted by Julie Chen beginning Thursday, July 2 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT).
Below are 14 new Houseguests who will spend the summer competing for $500,000:
Jace Agolli (23) (pronounced A-goalie)
Hometown: Dunwoody, Ga.
Current City: Venice Beach, Calif.
Occupation: Personal Trainer
He makes music, skates and surfs. Duh. He grew up in Georgia. He’s bringing confidence, courage and strength, he says. He describes himself as personable. He’s an articulate, intelligent guy for a surfer dude. He believes BB is a multi-faceted game. Every angle has to be played. He lives a block from the beach in Venice. He describes himself as “addicted to adrenaline.” He’s broken a lot of bones doing crazy stunts. He’d rather be an “evil Dick” an win than be loved by America.
Becky Burgess (26)
Hometown: Denver, Colo.
Current City: Denver, Colo.
Occupation: Retail Manager
She lived in Germany for two years, opening a retail store there. She loves working with people, describes herself as a leader. Thinks Big Brother will be like her job, which entails managing people and “houseguests.” She describes herself as talkative and silly. She’s athletic. Feels her social game will be “great.” She majored in economics in college. She says she loves shoes, but is smart too. She plans to be genuine and kind, but will lie if she has to. She’ll lie “tastefully.” She reminds me of Julia Roberts.
Clay Honeycutt (23)
Hometown: Dickinson, Texas
Current City: College Station, Texas
Occupation: Graduate Student (Texas A&M)
He’s single. Describes himself as a “superfan” but didn’t begin watching until 4 months ago. He’s been binge watching. Hm. He considers himself competitive and loves the social aspect of the game. He doesn’t want to disappoint his family, but he’s not willing to compromise if it means losing. He’s a self-described “momma’s boy.” He’s studying sports management. He played football at Texas A&M. He played with “Manziel.” He’d rather America love him than win the game. Hm… His mother works with live animals. She has them running around the house.
James Huling (31) (pronounced Hue-ling)
Hometown: Sumter, SC
Current City: Wichita Falls, Texas
Occupation: Retail Associate
WOW. The accent on this guy. WAS NOT EXPECTING THAT. If your eyes were closed, you’d think he was a Duck Dynasty redneck. He loves hunting. He has a daughter and an adopted son (sounds like his partner’s kid). He hints at a troubled youth, ending up in the corrections system. He was also in the military. He wants to play the game with integrity. He’s willing to be hated. He’s playing for his family, bottom line. “First hillbilly Asian on Big Brother,” is how he describes himself.
ETA: Welp. Our “hillbilly asian” was arrested in August 2014 for “contempt of family court,” whatever that means. It sounds like a child support dispute. Click for the mug shot.
Meg Maley (25)
Hometown: Collingswood, N.J.
Current City: New York, N.Y.
She’s a fan, and ready to play the game. She describes herself as “goofy.” Her game plan is to play dumb and innocent before the knives come out. She plans a ruthless but loyal game. Thinking about her family will make her emotional, but not people in the house. She’s very energetic and bubbly.
Austin Matelson (30)
Hometown: Woodland Hills, Calif.
Current City: Woodland Hills, Calif.
Occupation: Professional Wrestler
Austin used to wrestle with the WWE. As an aside, there was a scandal that got a trainer fired. He hints at being “bullied” at work. Basically, he accused a trainer of abusing him and others. He underwent two years of rehab after a bad injury. He left the WWE but is still wrestling as an independent. Now, he works with kids and folks who are rehabbing from injury. He plans on creating alliances via helping them workout. He loves gymnastics. His wrestling name is “Judas.” When he comes out it will be “lie Judas lie.” He’ll wear a top hat when his evil twin comes out.
John McGuire (27) (will turn 28 on 6/28/15)
Hometown: Scranton, Pa.
Current City: Jefferson Township, Pa.
He goes by “Johnny Mac” and annoying right off the bat. He has an annoying loud voice. Not exactly soothing when he’s drilling teeth. He’s a super fan, but plans on playing dumb. He’s an “associate” dentist. He’ll pay off the quarter of a million dollar debt if he wins. He claims to be more of a physical threat than he appears. “People think I’m pretty dumb…until it’s too late.” He has no doubt he’ll rub people the wrong way. At least he’s self-aware. OMG DUDE HAS THE MOST ANNOYING LAUGH EVER. “I’m used to people hating me,” he says.
ETA: So this guy will get on your last nerve, but he plays guitar beautifully! He calls himself the “rock n roll dentist.”
Audrey Middleton (25)
Hometown: Villa Rica, Ga.
Current City: Villa Rica, Ga.
Occupation: Digital Media Consultant
She describes herself as “very southern” but has no accent. She’s a little bitchy. She’s used to working on her own, but considers herself “super adaptable.” She’s going to play the way Dexter Morgan played, she says. A very “unemotional” game. It matches her cold demeanor. She figures she could end up a “misunderstood hero.” I think she’s prepared for people to hate her.
Steve Moses (22)
Hometown: Gouverneur, NY
Current City: Gouverneur, NY
Occupation: College Student
Steve studies audio engineering and music. He studied mechanical engineering at Cornell for a couple of years. He was a TA for a physics class there. He’s a true superfan, a feedster. NERD. He doesn’t smoke or drink. His strategy is to play the cute innocent card. He’s going to seem easily manipulated, but the whole time he’ll be running the show. Others won’t be intimidated by him. He’s single and has no plans for a showmance. He believes it’s a bad idea.
Liz Nolan (23)
Current City: Miami
Occupation: Marketing Coordinator
She’s wearing a super low-cut dress for her “big reveal.” We could have a wardrobe malfunction right here. Indeed. She has a “latin soul” but she can’t speak Spanish. She’s bringing her “high heels and bikinis, and tiny little black shorts.” That’s her strategy. She plans on using her hot bod as a strategy. She’s ready to “flirt it up.” Maybe a showmance. She’s so ready to be “video taped.” Yes, she used air quotes when she said that. BIMBO ALERT. She can be very emotional, but she’ll keep a lid on it on TV. She doesn’t want to show weakness. She compared herself to a feline “I’ll claw you,” she says. “Beware of the tiger.”
Shelli Poole (33)
Hometown: Marietta, Ga.
Current City: Atlanta
Occupation: Interior Designer
She “stages” homes for real estate sales. She comes from a big family. She’s single and “open for anything” including a showmance. She says living in a big family makes her adaptable to the BB house. She wants to be loved by America. This chick is pretty bland. She plans to lay low in the beginning. Her strategy is to “continuously adapt.”
Da’Vonne Rogers (27)
Hometown: Inglewood, Calif.
Current City: Los Angeles
Occupation: Poker Dealer
She doesn’t plan on revealing her occupation to the houseguests. She’s been watching BB since season 1. Being known as a great poker player would be a disadvantage. She doesn’t want to show her hand, so to speak. She just got off an 8 year relationship. No showmance for her, unless it’s a positive. She describes herself as a straight shooter “loud and straightforward.” She has a 7 month old daughter. The prize money is for her. She’ll be motivated, because she knows she’ll be missing key moments. She believes she was either a tiger or “a really buff man” in a past life.
Vanessa Rousso (32)
Hometown: Las Vegas
Current City: Las Vegas
Occupation: Professional Poker Player
Oh. Another poker player. I wonder if the two will suss each other out. She thinks tournament play is very much like the BB game. She studied game theory at Duke. Oh. She’s says her biggest strength is game strategy. She’s going to present herself as a DJ, which she does, but most of her money comes from poker. She could be recognized from television. She’s missing important events to do BB. Da’Vonne will probably recognize her, no? She talks about a girlfriend she lives with, and how much she’ll miss her. So, gay. Lady Maverick is her nickname in poker.
Jason Roy (25) (will turn 26 on 8/13/15)
Hometown: Fall River, Mass.
Current City: Swansea, Mass.
Occupation: Supermarket Cashier
Calls himself a “superfan” and “historian.” Figures he’ll lose his job while he’s in the house. “I can be annoying,” he says. “I’m going to be me the whole time.” Identified himself as gay. Hoping to be a part of an “all girl” alliance. Doesn’t care if people hate him.
BIG BROTHER follows a group of people living together in a house outfitted with 80 HD cameras – four more than last year – and more than 100 microphones, recording their every move 24 hours a day. Each week, the Houseguests will vote someone out of the house. At the end, the last remaining Houseguest will receive the grand prize of $500,000. BIG BROTHER is produced by Emmy Award-winning producer Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan for Fly on the Wall Entertainment, in association with Endemol Shine North America.