After months of speculation, rumors of an All Star season, or possibility of a Second Chance season, and dramatic cast reveal delays that really got some fans fired up, the Big Brother 18 cast has been revealed. Well… most of them, anyway.
12 new houseguests will move into the house this week, and due to the fact that season 18 will be the longest season to date, it is safe to assume that more houseguests will be added to the mix on premiere night. If rumors are true, 4 past houseguests will join the 12 newbies, and a 16 person cast will make a full house.
Yesterday, the 12 new houseguests had their pre-season interview with Big Brother Golden Boy, Jeff Schroeider, and one thing is for sure, this season is not lacking diversity. The only lack of diversity in the cast is the fact that ALL of the ladies are brunettes. I can only assume that this is because there is still a lack of blonde hair dye in the LA area thanks to the ladies of Big Brother 17.
In addition to the four (speculated) returning houseguests, you may notice two familiar faces in the group of 12 newbies, as the Season of the Siblings will be in full effect. Big Brother 16’s Cody Califiore and Big Brother 17’s Vanessa Ruosso, both have siblings on BB18, and both are spitting images of themselves.
While the CBS pre-season interview and bio are basically worthless, and hardly tools in which to judge who will do well in the game, I am doing it anyway. Will the boys of the Big Brother 18 house form yet another male dominated alliance (likely), or will the Big Brother ladies FINALLY be able to get their act together and form a successful all female alliance (unlikely). Regardless of their gender, their ethnicity, or their DNA, the cast of Big Brother 18 is locked, loaded, and ready to give viewers a thrilling summer.
Without further adieu, the cast of Big Brother 18, ranked in order of LEAST likely, to MOST likely to take home the $500,000 prize after the longest 99 days of their lives.
Continued from part 1.
6. Corey Brooks
It is unlikely the housemates will let Corey get anywhere near the final 2, but if he does get there, he will easily be able to concoct some story about how he will use his winnings to help underprivileged children learn how to be better baseball players, or take better selfies with their bros, and will win over the jury’s heart with his charm.
But, the fact is, he will not come close to the final 2. What he will do, is get in a bromance on night 1, and get in a showmance on day 2.
Corey listed “getting sick bro pics” as one of his favorite hobbies. He will be in his glory in a BB house filled with alpha males that will certainly spend countless hours perfecting their most bro-tacular poses and the longest, most creative “secret handshakes” that any bros, anywhere in the world, have ever created.
FINAL PREDICTION: Corey’s bromances and showmances will get him evicted early on. But if he is in the final 2, he without a doubt wins.
5. Bridgette Dunning
At first glance, Bridgette seems WAY too sweet to play Big Brother. She will almost certainly be used as a pawn many times throughout the first few weeks. She will probably even be bullied by her fellow female houseguests, and be drawn to some of the guys for support.
I can see her forming a tight bond with Glenn, the 50 year old former police detective from the Bronx. You know, because they have so much in common.
She will be America’s sweetheart, and someone that is impossible to not root for. IF she makes it past week 2, she could fall under the radar just enough to win the entire game, and with America’s support, will be one of the biggest underdog stories in BB history.
FINAL PREDICTION: Bridgette will be crying by episode 3, (but crying in a cute, sympathetic way that pulls at America’s heartstrings, not in a gross Big Brother 8 Amber way) and will cry every additional episode until she is evicted week 2, or wins the game in September.
4. Tiffany Rousso
You may not be able to tell by looking at her, but the second she opens her mouth, you will undeniably know that Tiffany, is indeed, the sister of Big Brother 17’s poker playing, third place finisher, Vanessa Rousso.
Considered by many to be one of the best female strategist to ever play the game, Vanessa dominated last season, and was one HoH question away from winning the game.
Tiffany will have all eyes on her, and she has no choice but to come clean about her Big Brother legend sister, and play an honest game. If she comes across as being sneaky and manipulative, she is toast. But if she plays the opposite of her sister, and takes a more back seat approach, I think she will have the leverage of having Vanessa as her sister, to make alliances from the get-go, and make it deep into the game.
FINAL PREDICTION: Tiffany will mention her sister 39 times in the diary room throughout the season, and she will finish just a little worse than her sister, and come in 5th place.
3. Michelle Meyer
Although I am 90% sure that a female will never win Big Brother again, I still have a glimmer of hope that Michelle can be the first female (non-returning player) in 7 years to win the game.
Miraculously, in SEVENTEEN seasons, a female houseguest has never beat a male houseguest in a final vote. The five times that a female has won, they have defeated another female in the final 2.
Michelle seems like a perfect combination of likability, intelligence, and enthusiasm for the game, to be able to break the cycle. She is a legit super fan of the show, as she even watches the international versions, watches the live feeds, and gets involved in Big Brother online forums.
As with literally any other Big Brother female that has ever played the game, she could VERY easily be the first person voted out of the game (especially since she admits that she likes to go to bed early, which is the worst thing you could possibly do in the BB house.) But, of all the girls this season, she has the best chance at not only winning the game, but of being the first female to ever defeat a male in a final vote.
FINAL PREDICTION: Michelle will cruise to the jury, but will get caught playing too hard and find herself evicted just before she has the chance to make Big Brother history.
2. Paul Abrahamian
Paul may not win the game, make the jury, or even make it past week 1, but no matter how many days he is in the house, he will be impossible to forget. He will be a Big Brother legend, and the number 1 source of entertainment throughout the season. Half of America will despise him, and the other half will love him.
Paul is in the house to cause chaos, and there is no doubt he will succeed. He will likely butt heads with former police detective, Glenn. But, if he can manage to send Glenn packing before Glenn sends him packing, he will run the house.
Paul will be the modern day Evel Dick, and will play the game unlike anyone has in a very long time. He will not be afraid to make big moves, he will argue, speak his mind, and will not care what his housemates, or America, thinks about him.
Paul will be nominated MANY times before he is finally evicted (or wins), and he will be the guy at the end of the game that everyone says “how the hell did he make it this deep in the game?”
BY FAR the most inspirational life motto belongs to Paul…
“To live my life in such a fulfilling way that when I’m on my deathbed, there’s nothing left for me to experience.”
If he doesn’t self evict or get expelled, he may just be the guy that everyone THINKS they want to sit next to in the end; only to find himself convincing the jury that he deserves to have their vote even though he hates their guts, and they hate his. And they will give it to him.
FINAL PREDICTION: Despite trying to get us to hate him, America will fall in love with Paul. If he can control his emotions just a tiny bit, he will win the game. If he can’t control them, he will be sitting on the chopping block every single week until his pre jury eviction.
1. Paulie Calafiore
Like Tiffany, Paulie Calafiore also has a sibling that has played, and been quite successful at Big Brother. Paulie is the real life big brother of season 16 runner up, Cody Calafiore.
Cody infamously decided to take eventual winner, Derrick Levasseur, to the final 2, rather than guaranteed-victory Victoria.
Like Cody, Paulie is extremely good looking, extremely fit, extremely likable, and seems like a genuinely nice human being….. fine…. he seems like an EXTREMELY, genuinely nice human being.
Unlike Cody, Paulie has a brother that has already played the game before and can learn from his brother’s stupid mistakes.
FINAL PREDICTION: The first ever real life big brother of a past Big Brother houseguest will take home the grand prize and the title of Best Big Brother Calafiore Brother.