With a week before Big Brother returns for its 17th season on June 24, CBS has finally revealed the 14 houseguests vying for $500,000 and bragging rights. As always, fans should “expect the unexpected” with CBS touting new twists being implemented this year. Sadly though, those won’t be revealed until the two-night premiere. Care to make any guesses? Hopefully, producers won’t go overboard with too many twists as their Canadian counterparts did this past season.
At first glance, the cast looks quite promising. This year’s resident male hottie will undoubtedly be Clay Honeycutt. With a name like that, you just know he’s from Texas and a stud. Check and check. Also quite interesting is an Asian brother in the mix- James Huling. The CBS reality show has certainly been lacking with regards to that over the years. There’s even a GinaMarie look-alike in the bunch, Vanessa Rousso.
However, the most interesting cast member is Audrey Middleton. CBS hasn’t officially revealed she’s transgender and simply reveals she’s a digital media consultant from Georgia. TMZ, though, reveals that Audrey was previously a boy named Adam before transitioning several years ago. Check her out below, along with the other houseguests.
Hometown: Dunwoody, Ga.
Current City: Venice Beach, Calif.
Occupation : Personal Trainer
Current City: Denver
Occupation : Retail Manager
Hometown: Dickinson, Texas
Current City: College Station, Texas
Occupation : Graduate Student
Hometown: Sumter, S.C.
Current City: Wichita Falls, Texas
Occupation : Retail Associate
Hometown: Collingswood, N.J.
Current City: New York
Occupation : Server
Hometown: Woodland Hills, Calif.
Current City: Woodland Hills, Calif.
Occupation: Professional Wrestler
Hometown: Scranton, Pa.
Current City: Jefferson Township, Pa.
Occupation : Dentist
Hometown: Villa Rica, Ga.
Current City: Villa Rica, Ga.
Occupation : Digital Media Consultant
Hometown: Gouverneur, N.Y.
Current City: Gouverneur, N.Y.
Occupation : College Student
Current City: Miami
Occupation : Marketing Coordinator
Hometown: Marietta, Ga.
Current City: Atlanta
Occupation : Interior Designer
Hometown: Inglewood, Calif.
Current City: Los Angeles
Occupation : Poker Dealer
Hometown: Las Vegas
Current City: Las Vegas
Occupation : Professional Poker Player
Hometown: Fall River, Mass.
Current City: Swansea, Mass.
Occupation : Supermarket Cashier
To watch Jeff Schroeder interview each guest, head over to CBS.com.