Your favorite summer guilty pleasure is back! “Big Brother” premieres Wednesday, June 25 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) and Thursday, June 26 (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) in a two-night premiere of what is being called “the most twisted” season ever.
The real-time, reality show returns with 16 new houseguests competing in two new twists and a new high-stakes competition to win $500,000 over this summer.
All 16 houseguests have something to offer (for a full list, click here), and it’s a guarantee that watching them compete will have its share of tweet-worthy moments, but here are five we have our eyes on to win and five we hope don’t make it past the first few episodes.
WHO WE’RE ROOTING FOR:
Cody Calafiore, 23
Hometown: Hackensack, N.J.
Current City: Howell, N.J.
Sales Account Executive
He looks like an All-American guy, so how could you not vote for him? Seriously, he’ll be sure to make plenty of the girls swoon while maintaining a good guy image.
Joey Van Pelt, 27
Hometown: Seattle, Wash.
Current City: Seattle, Wash.
Look at her hair. Look at that smile. She looks like she may be one of the more fun houseguests on the show, and being a makeup artist may mean she’s prone to gossip. Gossip is always a good way to shake things up.
Donny Thompson, 42
Hometown: Albemarle, N.C.
Current City: Albemarle, N.C.
His beard alone should be enough to make you vote for him. It takes some serious dedication and effort to grow a beard like that; the same dedication and effort it takes to win “Big Brother.”
Jocasta Odom, 33
Hometown: Griffin, Ga.
Current City: Lovejoy, Ga.
Honestly, it’s the bowtie and the bowtie alone that makes her a force to be reckoned with. Anybody bold enough to wear a bowtie with a bright colored shirt has the same boldness needed to win this completion.
Frankie Grande, 31
Hometown: Boca Raton, Fla.
Current City: New York, N.Y.
First of all, he’s Ariana Grande’s big brother (Yes, that Ariana Grande). Second, being a YouTube Personality means he has to be entertaining. Period. Let’s hope his experience in front of the camera comes in handy for a show that has him on camera 24/7.
LEAVE AT THE DOOR:
Paola Shea, 27
Hometown: East Hampton, Conn.
Current City: Astoria, N.Y.
She’s a DJ from New York City, just like thousands of others. We’re not sure what could possibly distinguish her from the other houseguests.
Hayden Voss, 21
Hometown: Marlborough, Mass.
Current City: Long Beach, Calif.
The epitome of a surfer from Long Beach, Hayden looks like he’s more comfortable on a beach or just chilling with his bros. Send him packing early so he can get back to his easy, breezy beach life.
Christine Brecht, 23
Hometown: Tucson, Ariz.
Current City: Tucson, Ariz.
Christine could easily live in Williamsburg, NY, wearing an ironic shirt from Urban Outfitters. Her occupation as a barista doesn’t help. Send her back to Arizona to be with her fellow hipsters.
Zach Rance, 23
Hometown: Palm Beach, Fla.
Current City: Palm Beach, Fla.
Recent College Graduate
Having a name like Zach and pointing at the camera is a sure fire way to get everyone on your bad side. Zach may be more at home in a frat house than the “Big Brother” house.
Nicole Franzel, 21
Hometown: Ubly, Mich.
Current City: Ubly, Mich.
Recent Nursing Graduate
Nicole may be deceptively hiding her tactic behind those blonde locks or just another pretty face. For some reason, we’re betting on the latter.
There are still six other houseguests who are neither here nor there appearing on the upcoming season of “Big Brother,” but they should still be recognized.
– Amber Borzotra, 26
– Derrick Levasseur, 30
– Brittany Martinez, 29
– Victoria Rafaeli, 22
– Caleb Reynolds, 26
– Devin Shepherd, 26
Shawn Thomas writes Entertainment & Lifestyle content for CBS Local. Follow him on Twitter.
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