CBS INTRODUCES 12 NEW HOUSEGUESTS AND REVEALS A SURPRISE TWIST THAT EVERYONE
CAN RELATE TO WHEN "BIG BROTHER" PREMIERES THURSDAY, JULY 9, ON CBS
The Houseguests will be going back to high school as they are divided into
Memorable High School Cliques - Popular, Athletes, Brainiacs and Off Beats
A Mystery 13th Houseguest Will Also Join the Game
House Guests To Compete In House That Has Been Transformed Into Green,
Eco-Friendly Living Machine
What group did you fit into in high school? That is the question 12 strangers
will face on the season premiere of BIG BROTHER, Thursday, July 9 (8:00-9:00
PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network.
12 strangers will move into the Big Brother house and learn that they will be
'kickin it old school' this summer, high school to be exact. The House Guests
will be shocked to learn that they will be playing the game in one of four
familiar high school cliques - popular, athletes, brainiacs and off beats.
They will compete for food, safety from eviction and luxury prizes as part of
They will also be surprised to discover that a mystery 13th Houseguest is
coming to the BIG BROTHER house, to join the game and give an advantage to one
of the cliques.
"You may have graduated, but the truth is we never leave high school and this
summer we are going to prove it," says Allison Grodner, Executive Producer of
BIG BROTHER. "From the brains to the jocks to the off-beat, everyone will be
able to identify to one of these cliques, giving the viewers a group to root
for and against from the very beginning. The division will cause instant
These are the 12 Houseguests, listed across in alphabetical order by first
name, who will compete in the 11th season of BIG BROTHER:
Braden Bacha, 28 Casey Turner, 41
Santa Monica, Calif. Lakeland, Fla.
Single Married, Dad
Surfer Fifth Grade Teacher
Chima Simone, 32 Jeff Schroeder, 30
West Hollywood, Calif. Norridge, Ill.
Freelance Journalist Advertising Salesman
Jordan Lloyd, 22 Kevin Campbell, 29
Matthews, N.Carolina Chula Vista, Calif.
Waitress Graphic Designer
Laura Crosby, 21 Lydia Tavera, 24
Atlanta, Ga. Torrance, Calif.
Bikini Model Special Effects Make-Up Artist
Michele Noonan, 27 Natalie Martinez, 24
Pasadena, Calif. Gilbert, Ariz.
Neuroscientist Tae Kwon Do Champion
Ronnie Talbott, 30 Russell Kairouz, 24
Belpre, Ohio Walnut Creek, Calif.
Gamer Mixed Martial Arts Fighter
The houseguests will live and compete in a house that has been transformed into
a mean, green, eco-friendly living machine. The interior walls of the house are
covered with a reconstituted wood panel product made from re-claimed wood
flakes. This eco-friendly material reduced the amount of new lumber used to
build the BIG BROTHER house. For the first time ever, the Houseguests will be
made fully aware of the amount of waste they create, and will be required to
sort, recycle and place all food items in an outdoor manual compost center, as
well as an indoor automatic composter. The Head of Household Suite feels like
seaside in Big Sur, Calif., where actual driftwood hangs on the copper patina
tinted walls while a working waterfall, using recycled water, trickles over
stacked stone to serve as a headboard. Zebra wood columns (all faux wood)
press into the room framing a contemporary window that overlooks the "surf."
Following the premiere on Thursday, July 9 (8:00 - 9:00 PM ET/PT), BIG BROTHER
will be broadcast three nights weekly, beginning Sunday, July 12 (8:00-9:00 PM,
ET/PT), Tuesday, July 14 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) and the LIVE eviction show,
hosted by Julie Chen, beginning Thursday, July 16 (8:00-9:00 PM, live
BIG BROTHER is executive produced by Emmy Award winner Allison Grodner, Rich
Meehan and Scott Einziger, in association with Endemol U.S.A.
For more information on the 11th season of BIG BROTHER and the 12 new
Houseguests, log on to www.cbs.com