Season 18 of voyeuristic CBS reality series Big Brother premieres with a special two-hour episode on Wednesday, June 22, at 8pm ET/PT, and a one-hour episode on Thursday, June 23, at 9pm ET/PT. The series will have three weekly episodes Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Julie Chen returns as host. Twelve new Houseguests will spend a record 99 days inside the Big Brother House, which has a “Summer Vacation” theme and exotic decor celebrating travel and the best summer vacation destinations.
Bios of the 12 Big Brother Houseguests from CBS:
The following 12 new Houseguests will spend the summer competing for $500,000:
Paul Abrahamian (23) (pron Ab-ra-HAY-me-en)
Hometown: Tarzana, Calif.
Current City: Tarzana, Calif.
Occupation: Clothing Designer
Victor Arroyo (25) (pron Ah-ROY-yo)
Hometown: Slidell, La.
Current City: Slidell, La.
Occupation: Gym Manager
Corey Brooks (25)
Current City: Dallas
Occupation: Baseball Coach
Paulie Calafiore (27) (pron Cal-ah-FEE-or-EE)
Hometown: Howell, N.J.
Current City: Howell, N.J.
Bronte D’Acquisto (26) (pron BRAWN-tay dah-QUIZ-toe)
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
Current City: Denver, Colo.
Bridgette Dunning (24)
Hometown: Fresno, Calif.
Current City: Ventura, Calif.
Occupation: Traveling Nurse
Zakiyah Everette (24) (pron Zah-KEY-ah)
Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.
Current City: Charlotte, N.C.
Occupation: Preschool Teacher
Jozea Flores (25) (pron Joe-ZAY)
Hometown: Bridgeton, N.J.
Current City: Los Angeles
Occupation: Makeup Artist
Glenn Garcia (50)
Hometown: Bronx, N.Y.
Current City: Bronx, N.Y.
Occupation: Dog Groomer/Former Police Detective
Michelle Meyer (23)
Hometown: Washington Township, Mich.
Current City: Washington Township, Mich.
Natalie Negrotti (26) (pron Nah-GRAH-tee)
Hometown: Caracas, Venezuela
Current City: Franklin Park, N.J.
Occupation: Event Coordinator
Tiffany Rousso (32) (pron ROO-so)
Hometown: West Palm Beach, Fla.
Current City: Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
Occupation: High School Teacher