Would you allow yourself to be locked in a house with 15 other strangers for close to three months with cameras broadcasting your every single move to an entire country? Of course not! That's crazy! Who would do such a thing? Well, we will tell you and show you exactly who would do such a thing, because the Big Brother season 24 cast bios and photos are finally here.
In just over 24 hours, 16 new
guinea pigs contestants will subject themselves to such a fate when they walk inside the Big Brother house for the 90-minute live premiere on July 6 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS. Host Julie Chen Moonves has already warned us of new challenges and a new twist that awaits them, as well as a big game-changer on the first eviction night. But now it is time to meet the folks that will be battling for the $750,000 prize.
A hypnotherapist, a chemical processing engineer, a Vegas performer, and someone named Matt "Turner" Turner are among the motley crew that will be inhabiting a network studio built to look like a house that is styled to look like a Palm Springs "BB Motel" this summer. (That is all part of this season's "BB Fest.")
Who will get stuck in a unitard? Who will get Zinged (Zung?) hardest by the Zingbot? And, most importantly of all, will a dominant alliance (à la the Cookout and the Committee) once again steamroll through the house, or we will get some actual back-and-forth competition? Check out the bios and photos for the new cast below and make your early winner pick for Big Brother season 24. (NOTE: After the cast was announced, Marvin Achi was replaced by Joseph Abdin.)
Hometown/Current City: Sarasota, Fla.
Occupation: Marketing rep
Ameerah Jones (pronounced Ah-mirr-ah)
Hometown/Current City: Westminster, Md.
Occupation: Content designer
Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.
Current City: Austin, Texas
Hometown: Ontario, Calif.
Current City: Las Vegas, Nev.
Occupation: Vegas performer
Hometown: São Paulo, Brazil
Current City: Los Angeles, Calif.
Occupation: Corporate flight attendant
Hometown: Terry, Miss.
Current City: Atlanta, Ga.
Joe "Pooch" Pucciarelli (pronounced Pooch-ah-rel-ee)
Hometown: Staten Island, N.Y.
Current City: Boca Raton, Fla.
Occupation: Assistant football coach
Joseph Abdin (pronounced Ab-den)
Hometown/Current City: Lake Worth, Fla.
Kyle Capener (pronounced Cape-ner)
Hometown/Current City: Bountiful, Utah
Matt "Turner" Turner
Hometown: North Attleborough, Mass.
Current City: New Bedford, Mass.
Occupation: Thrift store owner
Hometown: Saint Michael, Minn.
Current City: Rochester, Minn.
Hometown/Current City: Bear, Del.
Occupation: Personal trainer
Nicole Layog (pronounced Lay-ogg)
Hometown/Current City: Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Occupation: Private chef
Hometown/Current City: San Marcos, Calif.
Occupation: Interior designer
Hometown/Current City: West Bloomfield, Mich.
Occupation: Personal stylist
Hometown/Current City: Chicago, Ill.
Occupation: Bus operator
Make sure to read our pre-season Q&A with host Julie Chen Moonves as well as our Big Brother winners series below.
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