By John Powell – GlobalTV.com
A former undercover cop from New Jersey. A pro football player from Arizona. A professional dancer from California. A former Ninja Warrior.
The identities of the 16 new houseguests who will participate in Big Brother USA’s landmark 20th season have been announced.
Some of the highlights are:
Kaycee Clark plays for the San Diego Surge of the Women’s Football Alliance as a wide receiver. In her profiles she says she “moved to Scottsdale for a girl, then broke up after a few months living there but ended up staying there and made a new life for myself.”
Steve Arienta, the former undercover cop is now a Professor of Criminal Justice at Westchester Community College. He also has a PHD in Philosophy.
“It’s awesome to be able to put a face with a title,” she said. “I’m obviously the first African-American titleholder in this position. Now girls have someone to look up to and can have an actual role model.”
She also said: “Learn to walk with kings and queens but never lose the common touch,” she said. “I want everybody to know that yes, I am a queen, but I am a queen for the people and I am here to serve.”
Dayton also starred in a movie called “The Return” in 2014.
JC Mounduix, the professional dancer from California, was also a powerlifter and is a model.
In his modeling profile he states: “I’m not your typical model. I’m a very short guy who’s been lucky enough to work in fashion, art projects, photography festivals and many others.”
He also wrote: “I don’t have dwarfism I’m a completely proportional guy that happens to be a petit size. I could gain or lose muscle weight depending on the project. I’m very active in the fitness world.”
Faysal Shafaat, the substitute teacher and model from Florida, is a two-time All-American and three-time All-Southern Conference tight end for the Chattanooga Mocs. He also has a degree in science and psychology. He also competed on American Ninja Warrior during the first season.
The rest of the cast includes:
Sam Bledsoe (27)
Hometown: Stuarts Draft, Va.
Current City: Stuarts Draft, Va.
Haleigh Broucher (21)
Hometown: Village Mills, Texas
Current City: College Station, Texas
Occupation: College student
Tyler Crispen (23)
Hometown: Rossford, Ohio
Current City: Hilton Head, S.C.
Kaitlyn Herman (24)
Hometown: Plainview, N.Y.
Current City: Encino, Calif.
Occupation: Life coach
Winston Hines (28)
Hometown: Somerset, Ky.
Current City: Bowling Green, Ky.
Occupation: Medical sales rep
Angie “Rockstar” Lantry (34; turns 35 on 6/22)
Hometown: Columbia, Md.
Current City: Columbia, Md.
Occupation: Stay-at-home mom
Brett Robinson (25)
Hometown: Oakdale, Conn.
Current City: Charlestown, Mass.
Occupation: Cyber security engineer
Angela Rummans (26)
Hometown: Hilton Head, S.C.
Current City: Playa Vista, Calif.
Occupation: Fitness model
Scottie Salton (26)
Hometown: Shorewood, Ill.
Current City: Chicago, Ill.
Occupation: Shipping manager
Rachel Swindler (29; turns 30 on 7/15)
Hometown: Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Current City: Las Vegas, Nev.
Occupation: Vegas entertainer
Chris “Swaggy C” Williams (23)
Hometown: Bridgeport, Conn.
Current City: Bridgeport, Conn.
Occupation: Day trader
The new season debuts on Global with a two-night premiere event, Wednesday, June 27 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) and Thursday, June 28 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT).
Following the two-night premiere, Big Brother 20 will air Sundays (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) beginning July 1; Wednesdays (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) beginning July 4; and Thursdays (9:00-10:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) beginning July 5.