Big Brother 19 cast: First impressions of 16 new houseguests!

16 new houseguestsToday, Big Brother 19 lifted the veil on 16 new houseguests from all walks of life. Some of them feel as though they are going to be super-entertaining. As for the others, let’s just say that they’re a part of the season.

It’s still a little too early to go in-depth on all of these different people, given that as of this writing we haven’t seen all of the individual Jeff interviews just yet. That is something that we’ll be providing in due time over at the link here. For the sake of this article, the focus is more on just giving you names, photos, and a brief sentence or two about each person as a first impression, just to see how wrong we are down the road.

Remember that the new season premieres on June 28 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, and it’s a part of the two-part premiere.

(quick note: The photos for each corresponding houseguest are located above their bios.)


Christmas Abbott (35)

Hometown: Lynchburg, Va.

Current City: Raleigh, N.C.

Occupation: Fitness Superstar

It’s Christmas in late June! She seems highly intelligent and like a huge threat. Also, she may be in here to promote her brand.


Matthew Clines (33)

Hometown: Arlington, Va.

Current City: Arlington, Va.

Occupation: Renovation Consultant

He looks like Brett Favre. He’ll probably be really boring but maybe lowkey funny.



Dominique Cooper (30; turns 31 on 7/11/17)

Hometown: Tuskegee, Ala.

Current City: Woodbridge, Va.

Occupation: Government Engineer

Don’t know why CBS chose to actually give you her birthday. Hopefully it goes better than Bridgette’s does. Dominique seems like a clear recruit.


Elena Davies (26; turns 27 on 8/19/17)

Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas

Current City: Dallas, Texas

Occupation: Radio Personality

Hey, she’s from close to our hometown! If she’s on the radio, she’s probably a good communicator.

Jason Dent

Jason Dent (37; turns 38 on 7/12/17)

Hometown: Humeston, Iowa

Current City: Humeston, Iowa

Occupation: Rodeo Clown

Enter Cornbread 2.0. If he leaves, hopefully he curses out everyone in the process.

Jessica Graf

Jessica Graf (26)

Hometown: Cranston, R.I.

Current City: Los Angeles

Occupation: VIP Concierge

For a moment we thought this was Jessie Graf from American Ninja Warrior. Not so much. Did someone tell her this was the swimsuit photo shoot?

Cameron Heard

Cameron Heard (24; turns 25 on 8/27/17)

Hometown: North Aurora, Ill.

Current City: Woodridge, Ill.

Occupation: Microbiologist

Very smart guy, and a longtime fan of the show who seems to be a little more social than the standard nerd.

Mark Jansen


Mark Jansen (26)

Hometown: Grand Island, N.Y.

Current City: Grand Island, N.Y.

Occupation: Personal Trainer

Typical meathead dude who will try to win every competition and be out pre-jury.


Megan Lowder (28)

Hometown: Cathedral City, Calif.

Current City: Phoenix, Ariz.

Occupation: Dog Walker

She’s very self-confident, but beyond that, feels a little vanilla.


Josh Martinez (23)

Hometown: Miami, Fla.

Current City: Homestead, Fla.

Occupation: Hair Care Sales

Completely insane. He looks like a Miami Vice extra and acts like Devin’s little brother.


Cody Nickson (32)

Hometown: Lake Mills, Iowa.

Current City: Plano, Texas

Occupation: Construction Sales Rep

Plano’s actually even closer to our hometown! Beyond that, typical Southern dude who’s cast for eye candy. Amazing that he managed to keep his shirt on for the photo.

Alex Ow

Alex Ow (28)

Hometown: Thousand Oaks, Calif.

Current City: Camarillo, Calif.

Occupation: Eco-Friendly Marketing Rep

From the Bronte school of flowers-in-your-hair. Nicole fan.


Jillian Parker (24)

Hometown: Celebration, Fla.

Current City: Las Vegas, Nev.

Occupation: Timeshare Sales Rep

Two cool things about her. One, she’s from Celebration — or, as we like to call it, Disney World Town! Also, she’s a huge fan of Daniele Donato, one of our favorite players.


Kevin Schlehuber (55; turns 56 on 8/7/17) (pron Sleigh-huber)

Hometown: Boston, Mass.

Current City: Boston, Mass.

Occupation: Stay-at-home dad

Thanks CBS for pronunciation! Kevin has seven children. He may just be going on the show for a nap.


Ramses Soto (21) (pron Ram-zees)

Hometown: Grand Rapids, Mich.

Current City: Grand Rapids, Mich.

Occupation: Cosplay Artist

We love cosplay! He loves the show and definitely appears to be super-excited to be there.


Raven Walton (23)

Hometown: DeValls Bluff, Ark.

Current City: DeValls Bluff, Ark.

Occupation: Dance Teacher

Interesting hair. However, Frankie Grande fan. No thank you.

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