It’s here, “Big Brother” fans! Time to meet the cast for the 16th season of everyone’s favorite summer show. This year’s cast includes no returning players (yay!) and is full of eclectic folks, from Ariana Grande’s older brother Frankie (above, middle) to a man who looks like the lost “Duck Dynasty” brother (above, right).
We met them all earlier this week and we have a great feeling about this year’s group of hamsters. Keep checking back here at Zap2it every day leading up to the premiere on Wednesday, June 25 to see our interviews with the newest houseguests, and be sure to sign up for the live feeds to keep track of all the action in the BB16 house.
Amber Borzotra, 26
Hometown: Knoxville, Tenn.
Current City: North Hollywood, Calif.
Fun Fact: She’s most proud of going an entire year without sex or even a date
Christine Brecht, 23
Hometown: Tucson, Ariz.
Current City: Tucson, Ariz.
Fun Fact: She once threw a surprise birthday party for a homeless man in a park
Cody Calafiore, 23
Hometown: Hackensack, N.J.
Current City: Howell, N.J.
Occupation: Sales Account Executive
Fun Fact: He was on the 2014 Hot Guy Panel for Seventeen
Nicole Franzel, 21
Hometown: Ubly, Mich.
Current City: Ubly, Mich.
Occupation: Recent Nursing Graduate
Fun Fact: Has been a fan of “Big Brother” since she was a little girl
Frankie Grande, 31
Hometown: Boca Raton, Fla.
Current City: New York, N.Y.
Occupation: YouTube Personality
Fun Fact: His motto is “Shine bright like a Frankie.”
Derrick Levasseur, 30
Hometown: Providence, R.I.
Current City: Providence, R.I.
Occupation: Police Sergeant
Fun Fact: This police officer reminds us a little of Tony Vlachos from “Survivor”
Brittany Martinez, 29
Hometown: Long Beach, Calif.
Current City: Torrance, Calif.
Occupation: Event Coordinator
Fun Fact: Once faked labor to get out of a speeding ticket
Jocasta Odom, 33
Hometown: Griffin, Ga.
Current City: Lovejoy, Ga.
Fun Fact: Her not wearing pantyhose once caused an argument with a churchgoer
Victoria Rafaeli, 22
Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y. and Holon, Israel
Current City: Weston, Fla.
Fun Fact: She’s more familiar with the Israeli version of “Big Brother” than the U.S. one
Zach Rance, 23
Hometown: Palm Beach, Fla.
Current City: Palm Beach, Fla.
Occupation: Recent College Graduate
Fun Fact: He’s afraid of raccoons. Aww.
Caleb Reynolds, 26
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
Current City: Hopkinsville, Ky.
Occupation: Adventure Hunting Guide
Fun Fact: He comes from a military family, serving in Iraq himself
Paola Shea, 27
Hometown: East Hampton, Conn.
Current City: Astoria, N.Y.
Fun Fact: She once climbed the Great Wall of China
Devin Shepherd, 26
Hometown: Santa Barbara, Calif.
Current City: San Antonio, Texas
Occupation: Former Professional Baseball Player / Motorcycle Sales Manager
Fun Fact: He might be the biggest dude to ever play the game (he makes Howard look small)
Donny Thompson, 42
Hometown: Albemarle, N.C.
Current City: Albemarle, N.C.
Occupation: School Groundskeeper
Fun Fact: He was Kellie Pickler’s high school janitor
Joey Van Pelt, 27
Hometown: Seattle, Wash.
Current City: Seattle, Wash.
Occupation: Makeup Artist
Fun Fact: She’s worried about not being able to poop with men in the house
Hayden Voss, 21
Hometown: Marlborough, Mass.
Current City: Long Beach, Calif.
Occupation: Pedicab Driver
Fun Fact: He once ran a marathon