Big Brother 16: Photos of the new cast


With the season 16 premiere of the CBS hit show Big Brother set to take place on Wednesday, we have learned the full cast for this year’s show. The 16 housemates have a wide range of real life occupations from minister to police sergeant to a former professional baseball player and YouTube personality.

The youngest cast member is 21 years old, with the oldest of the group coming in at age 42.

As always, it will be interesting to see how the age gap translates when the housemates are forced to interact.

The list of the cast for this year’s cast is as follows:

Amber Borzotra, 26 (N. Hollywood, Calif) — Esthetician

Christine Brecht, 23 (Tucson, Ariz) — Barista

Cody Calafiore, 23 (Howell, N.J.) — Sales Account Executive

Nicole Franzel, 21 (Ubly, Mich) — Recent Nursing Graduate

Frankie Grande, 31 (New York, N.Y.) — YouTube Personality

Derrick Levasseur, 30 (Providence, R.I.) — Police Sergeant

Brittany Martinez, 29 (Torrance, Calif) — Event Coordinator

Jocasta Odom, 33 (Lovejoy, Ga) — Minister

Victoria Rafaeli, 22 (Weston, Fla) — Photographer

Zach Rance, 23 (Palm Beach, Fla) — Recent College Graduate

Caleb Reynolds, 26 (Hopkinsville, Ky) — Adventure Hunting Guide

Paola Shea, 27 (Astoria, N.Y.) — DJ

Devin Shepherd, 26 (San Antonio, Texas) — Former Professional Baseball Player / Motorcycle Sales Manager

Donny Thompson, 42 (Albemarle, N.C.) — School Groundskeeper

Joey Van Pelt, 27 (Seattle, Wash) — Makeup Artist

Hayden Voss, 21 (Long Beach, Calif) — Pedicab Driver

You can check out a photo gallery of the new houseguests below:

Here is a list of the confirmed rumors:

HOH’s are not guaranteed safety: In past year’s the Head of Household (HOH) was a prized position because it guaranteed your safety in the house. This season, not so much.

Two HOH’s: There will be two people running the house each and every week. With two HOH’s, there will also be four nominees. There will be a lot of uneasy folks in the house early on in the competition which means we may not need to wait long for lines to be drawn.

New competition to determine what HOH is safe: Since there are two HOH’s in this year’s installment of the show and safety is not guaranteed, the new competition will determine which of the HOH’s is no longer safe. The competition is title “The Battle of the Block” and it will air on Sunday’s.

Live feed exclusive votes: CBS offered up an “Early Bird” special to those who were interested in buying the live feeds for this season of the show. As it turns out, those viewers that purchase the live feeds will have the opportunity to vote on exclusive polls that is just for live feed subscribers.

Team America: This one is pretty self explanatory. In recent seasons, there has been an “America’s Vote,” which has certain impacts on the game. This year, there will be a team of players that has a special impact (perhaps the houseguests will be split into two teams) but there is no exact confirmation on what the America advantage will be.

As another twist, this year’s cast will move into the house on two separate nights as part of a two-night premiere for the show.

This year’s cast of 16 housemates will once again be competing in the summer long competition for a $500,000 prize.

Big Brother 16 premieres Wednesday night on CBS at 8 p.m. ET.

[H/TBig Brother Network]

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