This morning CBS unveiled the full cast for Big Brother 23 and with sixteen new players entering the house, why wouldn’t you be optimistic?
The first thing that we like about this group right away is pretty simple: The diversity. CBS promised a more inclusive cast and on that front, they delivered. Not only do you have players from different cultural backgrounds, but also a wide array of professions. You’ve got a farmer, an attorney, a model, a graduate student, and many others all entering the game trying to win the grand prize.
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In addition to the breakdown of the players above, here are the official details on so many of them courtesy of CBS. We’ll include some preliminary thoughts about some of them along the way.
Age: 24 (will turn 25 on 7/17/21)
Hometown: Sarasota, Fla.
Current City: Sarasota, Fla.
Occupation: Swimwear Designer
She has at least some game knowledge, but will she be cutthroat enough? We worry that promoting her swimwear is as much her goal as anything.
Hometown: Baltimore, Md.
Current City: Baltimore, Md.
Occupation: Director of Sales Operations
Azah is a longtime fan — that’s encouraging! Also, you gotta know how to make good speeches in sales…
Hometown: Cranston, R.I.
Current City: Cranston, R.I.
Occupation: Flight Attendant
Hey, flight attendants need a good social game in order to survive sometimes!
Hometown: Niagara Falls, N.Y.
Current City: Niagara Falls, N.Y.
Occupation: Kindergarten Teacher
Britini already has a big audience on TikTok, so we think she’ll be there to provide some entertainment.
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pa.
Current City: North Hollywood, Calif.
Occupation: Professional Dancer
Here’s another person with a claim to fame — Christie has already modeled for Sports Illustrated.
Current City: Harwinton, Conn.
Occupation: General Contractor Assistant
He calls himself a “joy” — we don’t know what else can be said here.
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pa.
Current City: Philadelphia, Pa.
Occupation: Safety Officer
Fun fact: Derek is the legendary Joe Frazier’s son!
Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Current City: New York, N.Y.
Occupation: Start-Up Founder
Like with Alyssa, Derek may be here in part to promote his business … but who knows? He could be force to be reckoned with!
Brandon “Frenchie” French
Hometown: Camden, Tenn.
Current City: Clarksville, Tenn.
Brandon’s gone through a lot of tragedy in his life; we want to root for him and hope that he can be more than the farmer archetype.
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
Current City: Chicago, Ill.
Occupation: Graduate Student
Hannah graduated from university at 19 — 19! Clearly, she’s incredibly intelligent and that could make her a target if people know.
Age: 29 (will turn 30 on 7/13/21)
Hometown: San Bernardino County, Calif.
Current City: Venice Beach, Calif.
Occupation: Account Executive
Kyland seems like he’ll be fun — he’s a huge superhero fan and movie buff, so he could be bringing at least some nerdiness to the game.
Age: 27 (will turn 28 on 8/9/21)
Hometown: Boiling Springs, SC
Current City: Ft. Myers, Fla.
Occupation: Forensic Scientist
We’re here just for the job description alone — this is rare for the game!
Age: 40 (will turn 41 on 8/5/21)
Hometown: Detroit, Mich.
Current City: Detroit, Mich.
Tiffany is the oldest houseguest this season — and she’s only 40. Why can’t we have more older people in the house?
Hometown: Austin, Texas
Current City: Honolulu, Hawaii
Occupation: Tech Sales Consultant
He’ll need to work hard to convince us he’s more than the prototypical surfer guy.
Hometown: Portland, Ore.
Current City: Portland, Ore.
Occupation; Make-Up Artist
Whitney’s not doing much to stand out from the pack as of yet — hopefully, that will change.
Hometown: Kalamazoo, Mich.
Current City: Milwaukee, Wis.
He’s a fan of the show, he’s clearly smart, and he’s one of our early picks for players to watch out for. Everyone else should get ready!
What do you think about the Big Brother 23 cast early on?
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