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Meet the ‘Big Brother 18’ Houseguests

CBS announced on Tuesday, June 14 the twelve Houseguests who will embark on the 18th season of BIG BROTHER during a record 99 days inside the house. BIG BROTHER 18’s three-hour premiere spans two nights, with two hours on Wednesday, June 22 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), and one hour on Thursday, June 23 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS (in the U.S.) and Global (in Canada). Julie Chen returns as the host of the hit summer series.

This season’s new twists will be announced during the two-night premiere event. Details about the house will be announced shortly.

Following the two-night premiere, BIG BROTHER will air Sundays (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), beginning June 26; Wednesdays (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), beginning June 29; and Thursdays (9:00-10:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT), beginning June 30, featuring the live eviction show hosted by Julie Chen.

In the summer of 2015, all three editions of ‘Big Brother 17’ ranked among the top 10 summer series in adults 18-49, adults 18-34 and adults 25-54.

The following 12 new Houseguests will spend the summer competing for $500,000:

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Bridgette Dunning
Age: 24
Hometown: Fresno, CA
Current city: Ventura, CA
Occupation: Traveling nurse
Three adjectives that describe you: Optimistic, energetic, and awesome.

Favorite activities: I love to practice yoga, run, bake, read sci-fi books, go out with friends, and go to comedy shows.

My life’s motto is… Follow your heart.

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Bronte D’Acquisto
Age: 26
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Current city: Denver, CO
Occupation: Student
Three adjectives that describe you: Capable, willing, and determined.

Favorite activities: I love to solve math problems consisting of calculus, statistics, and probability. I also run, look at adoptable dogs, stretch, and walk to the mall to purchase more hair accessories.

My life’s motto is… Be willing to do what it takes.

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Corey Brooks
Age: 25
Hometown: Dallas, TX
Current city: Dallas, TX
Occupation: Baseball coach
Three adjectives that describe you: Extraordinary, passionate, and lovable.

Favorite activities: I love to travel. Recently, I went to San Francisco to watch my best friend, Ross Stripling, make his MLB debut for the L.A. Dodgers. I like sightseeing, hiking, getting sick bro pics, playing sports, going out and meeting people, trying out new restaurants, playing PS4, and just being active, in general.

My life’s motto is… Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get!

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Glenn Garcia
Age: 50
Hometown: Bronx, NY
Current city: Bronx, NY
Occupation: Dog groomer/former police detective
Three adjectives that describe you: Small, big, and great.

Favorite activities: Playing with my daughter, deep-sea fishing, and traveling.

My life’s motto is… Live every day like it’s your last because, one day, it will be.

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Jozea Flores
Age: 25
Hometown: Bridgeton, NJ
Current city: Los Angeles, CA
Occupation: Make-up artist
Three adjectives that describe you: Funny, outgoing, creative strategist, and a visual genius.

Favorite activities: Gym, hiking, and yoga.

My life’s motto is… If you can trust the ground you live on and take all the risks in the world there is to take, you should have no problem achieving your goals.

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Michelle Meyer
Age: 23
Hometown: Washington Township, MI
Current city: Washington Township, MI
Occupation: Nutritionist
Three adjectives that describe you: Quirky, bubbly, and curious.

Favorite activities: Cooking, reading, going on Reddit, watching Live Feeds, researching nutrition-related topics, photography, working out, and selling stuff on eBay.

My life’s motto is… “Be underestimated.” I want to be smarter than people think I am, stronger than people think I am, etc. It gives you the upper hand!

BB18_Natalie

Natalie Negrotti
Age: 26
Hometown: Caracas, Venezuela, South America
Current city: Franklin Park, NJ
Occupation: Event coordinator
Three adjectives that describe you: Altruistic, athletic, and beautiful.

Favorite activities: I love painting, cooking, baking, eating, napping, shopping, online shopping, doing makeup, doing hair, tanning, pageants, dancing, going on dates, playing with puppies, looking at puppy videos on Instagram and online, party planning, decorating, having tea time, getting dressed-up, doing my nails, and bargain shopping!

My life’s motto is… Work hard and play harder!

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Paul Abrahamian
Age: 23
Hometown: Tarzana, CA
Current city: Tarzana, CA
Occupation: Clothing designer
Three adjectives that describe you: Honest, spontaneous, and energetic.

Favorite activities: I love to play music, so a jam session is always good. I love going to shows and concerts for the crowd surfing, mosh pits, stage diving, [and] all the fun stuff.

Traveling, hiking and sightseeing are definitely solid activities. I enjoy the outdoors, like the woods and mountains. I’m a thrill seeker, so [I like] essentially anything that can fuel that. I do enjoy a good night out with friends at a fun speakeasy bar in L.A., like Davey Wayne’s and No Vacancy.

My life’s motto is… To live my life in such a fulfilling way that when I’m on my deathbed, there’s nothing left for me to experience.

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Paulie Calafiore (older brother of “Big Brother 16” runner-up Cody Calafiore)
Age: 27
Hometown: Howell, NJ
Current city: Howell, NJ
Occupation: DJ
Three adjectives that describe you: Driven, passionate, and quick-witted.

Favorite activities: I love various martial arts, exercise, and instruments. I like Krav Maga the most on the martial arts side and playing the guitar on the instrument side.

My life’s motto is… A comfort zone is a wonderful place, but nothing ever grows there.

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Tiffany Rousso (younger sister of poker professional and “Big Brother 17” third-place finisher Vanessa Rousso)
Age: 32
Hometown: West Palm Beach, FL
Current city: Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Occupation: High school teacher
Three adjectives that describe you: Passionate, smart, and sincere.

Favorite activities: Playing basketball, wakeboarding, paddle boarding, painting, singing, and playing guitar.

My life’s motto is… Live with urgency.

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Victor Arroyo
Age: 25
Hometown: Slidell, LA
Current city: Slidell, LA
Occupation: Gym manager
Three adjectives that describe you: Smart, sexy, and fit.

Favorite activities: Working out, playing soccer, and [taking] trips with my friends. Those are the things I love to do, but more than that, I love women. I’m always looking for the next girl to talk to and I’m never satisfied with what I have; I’m always wanting more.

My life’s motto is… Get my money, develop my body, and get women.

BB18_Zakiyah

Zakiyah Everette
Age: 24
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Current city: Charlotte, NC
Occupation: Preschool teacher
Three adjectives that describe you: Charming, bouncy and ambitious.

Favorite activities: Dancing, modeling, cooking, eating, any form of designing or creating.

My life’s motto is… You only live once!

Written by Douglas Pucci

Douglas Pucci (a.k.a. “Son of the Bronx”) has worked with Mr. Berman for more than a decade. A Bronx native, NYU graduate and once-intern for VH1's "Pop Up Video," Pucci went on to design, build and maintain websites for various non-profit organizations in his hometown of New York City. He also contributes to the sports website Awful Announcing.

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