We’re getting into the homestretch of profiling the “Big Brother: Over the Top” cast before the premiere, and for the sake of this article, we’re talking about a guy in Monte Massongill who is like Beast Mode Cowboy 1.0 on steroids. He’s almost like throwing this guy in a melting pot with Corey and Clay and hoping that something even remotely interesting comes out of it.
Is Monte that interesting? Well … let’s just go ahead and get to the spotlight.
Bio – Monte’s a 24-year old Engineer associate from Olive Branch, Mississippi, which feels in part like a suburb of Memphis while still having some of that southern style and swagger. There are a TON of contestants from this part of the country this season, which we mostly don’t mind because we grew up around them. We also wonder if season 12 is the only season of the show he saw, since he references both Hayden and Enzo in a relatively short span of time.
Strengths – He’s going to be good in competitions, which means that he could very well be capable of saving himself in the event there is a situation that calls for some heroics. He also seems relatively even-keeled, which means that he won’t be one of those crazy people who comes in and almost immediately makes everyone else want to get rid of him. A lot of that Corey demeanor really comes through when talking about how he’s just a Southern guy who wants to represent himself well.
Weaknesses – America’s going to have a major role this season, specifically people who subscribe to CBS All Access. While we could see casual viewers liking Monte all right, this is the not the demographic that will cheer for a guy like him. He’s not an underdog, he’s not overly strategic, and he probably won’t know how to throw competitions. Caleb in season 16 managed to last a long time thanks to the perception that he was loyal, but we’re not sure viewers will give him that chance.
Prediction – Depending on how much control America has, it wouldn’t be a shock if Monte is out within the first few weeks of the game. We get the feeling that viewers are sick of this character type, especially one that seems to think so highly of himself. Even if the players had all the power, we think final five is probably as far as he can go.
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