The RHAP Official Big Brother 16 Preview and Cast Assessment

The cast of Big Brother 16

The 16th season of Big Brother U.S. will air on CBS in the summer of 2014. Once again, a group of strangers will be locked in a house as they battle for power and avoid being evicted by their housemates. The last one standing will win a $500,000 grand prize. The new season will premiere on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 and air every Sunday, Wednesday, and live eviction episodes on Thursdays through September. For the first time ever, Big Brother will be broadcast in high definition.

In this season’s twist, two houseguests will become Head of Household every week and they will both nominate two people for eviction. However, winning HOH will not automatically make someone safe this season. Instead, a new competition called the “Battle of the Block” will dramatically alter the state of power in the house. In addition to this primary twist, a new interactive feature called “Team America” will allegedly give the viewing public more power than they’ve ever had before.

The 16 brand new houseguests for Big Brother 16 are:

  • Amber Borzotra, a 26-year-old esthetician from North Hollywood
  • Brittany Martinez, a 29-year-old event coordinator from Torrance, California
  • Caleb Reynolds, a 26-year-old adventure hunting guide from Hopkinsville, Kentucky
  • Christine Brecht, a 23-year-old barista from Tucson, Arizona
  • Cody Calafiore, a 23-year-old sales account executive from Howell, New Jersey
  • Derrick Levasseur, a 30-year-old police officer from Providence, Rhode Island
  • Devin Shepherd, a 26-year-old motorcycle sales manager and former pro baseball player from San Antonio, Texas
  • Donny Thompson, a 42-year-old groundskeeper from Albemarle, North Carolina
  • Frankie Grande, a 31-year-old YouTube personality (and the brother of recording artist Ariana Grande) from New York City
  • Hayden Voss, a 21-year-old pedicab driver from Long Beach
  • Jocasta Odom, a 33-year-old minister from Lovejoy, Georgia
  • Joey Van Pelt, a 27-year-old makeup artist from Seattle, Washington
  • Nicole Franzel, a 21-year-old nursing graduate from Ubly, Michigan
  • Paola Shea, a 27-year-old DJ from Astoria, New York
  • Victoria Rafaeli, a 22-year-old photographer from Weston, Florida
  • Zach Rance, a 23-year-old college graduate from Palm Beach, Florida

Rob Cesternino will be covering Big Brother 16 all summer long with recap podcasts, live feed updates from correspondent Brian Lynch, and exit interviews with evicted houseguests.

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