Ready for a new season of “Big Brother”? CBS has released the new cast members for the 2014 season, which is promising to be the most “twisted” yet.
“Big Brother” host Julie Chen revealed that one twist will allow two houseguests to become the “Head of Household” (HOH) each week. The title will give the two houseguests special privileges – like a separate suite in the house and the ability to nominate other houseguests for eviction. However the HOH will not be safe from eviction.
The second twist for the season will introduce “Team America,” an “interactive element” that will allow fans of the show to “significantly influence the game.”
Sixteen houseguests will enter – but only one will walk away with the $500,000 grand prize. Meet the new housemates before the hit CBS reality show premieres on Wednesday, June 25 and Thursday, June 26:
Jocasta Odom is a 33-year-old minister who currently resides in Lovejoy, Georgia.
Donny Thompson is a 42-year-old school groundskeeper from Albemarle, North Carolina.
Joey Van Pelt is a 27-year-old makeup artist from Seattle, Washington.
Paola Shea is a 27-year-old DJ who currently resides in Astoria, New York.
Nicole Franzel is a 21-year-old nursing graduate from Ubly, Michigan.
Caleb Reynolds is a 26-year-old adventure hunting guide who currently resides in Hopkinsville, Kentucky.
Zach Rance is a 23-year-old recent college graduate from Palm Beach, Florida.
Brittany Martinez is a 29-year-old event coordinator who currently resides in Torrance, California.
Frankie Grande is a 31-year-old YouTube personality who currently resides in New York City.
Hayden Voss is a 21-year-old pedicab driver who currently resides in Long Beach, California.
Christine Brecht is a 23-year-old barista from Tucson, Arizona.
Victoria Rafaeli is a 22-year-old photographer who currently resides in Weston, Florida.
Devin Shepherd is a 26-year-old former professional baseball player and motorcycle sales manager who currently resides in San Antonio, Texas.
Derrick Levasseur is a 30-year-old police sergeant from Providence, Rhode Island.
Cody Calafiore is a 23-year-old sales account executive who currently resides in Howell, New Jersey.
Amber Borzotra is a 26-year-old esthetician who currently resides in North Hollywood, Califonia.
"Big Brother" season 16 will have a two-night premiere. The 2014 summer season will start on CBS on Wednesday, June 25 at 8 p.m. EDT and Thursday, June 26 at 9 p.m. EDT.
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