Julie Chen Moonves

Julie Chen Moonves

Host

Julie Chen serves as hosted and moderator of The Talk, CBS’ Daytime Emmy Award-winning talk show that examines topical events and contemporary issues through the eyes of five female hosts. She hosted alongside Eve, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, and Sheryl Underwood.

Chen, who won the Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Hosts Daytime Emmy for the first time in 2017, is also part of The Talk’s writing team that won its first Daytime Emmy in 2015 for Outstanding Writing Special Class. In addition, Chen hosts the hit summer reality series Big Brother.

Chen served as Special Contributing Anchor of CBS News’ weekday morning broadcast The Early Show from 2010 to 2011, and co-anchor from 2002 to 2010. Prior to that, she served as the news anchor of The Early Show and anchor of the CBS Morning News, the CBS Television Network’s early-morning, half-hour broadcast, beginning Nov. 1, 1999, when The Early Show debuted under that title.

Chen covered several major news stories for The Early Show, including the war in Iraq, and in March 2003 she reported for the program during the conflict from Kuwait and Qatar. Chen interviewed newsmakers such as former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Queen Rania of Jordan, former Defense Secretary William Cohen, and celebrities including Tom Hanks, Ellen DeGeneres, Tom Cruise, Ben Affleck, Angelina Jolie, Chris Rock and Jennifer Lopez.

Prior to The Early Show, Chen worked as a reporter and anchor for WCBS-TV, the CBS-owned station in New York (1997-1999).

Before joining CBS News, Chen was a reporter for WDTN-TV Dayton (1995-1997). She was a producer for ABC NewsOne (1992-1995), the network’s affiliate news service, and she was a desk assistant in ABC News’ Los Angeles bureau (1990-1991), where she worked on the award-winning primetime special, “Anatomy of a Riot.”

Chen is fluent in Mandarin Chinese. A devoted yogi, Chen says there’s no better way than yoga to start her day.

Chen was born in Queens, N.Y. She graduated from the University of Southern California in 1991 with a degree in broadcast journalism and English. She lives in New York and Los Angeles with her husband, Leslie Moonves, with whom she has a son, Charlie, and three stepchildren, Adam, Sara and Mike. Follow Julie on Twitter @JulieChen and on Instagram @juliechencbs.

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Christmas Abbott

Christmas Abbott

Christmas Abbott
Age:
 38
Hometown: Raleigh, North Carolina
Current city: Raleigh, North Carolina
Occupation: Fitness Entrepreneur
Previous season: Big Brother 19. Christmas broke her foot during the first week in the house.
She had surgery and remained in the game, ultimately placing third.

Favorite activities: I enjoy cuddling with my son, coaching my online class, and going to the
lake or beach.

Why do you want to play Big Brother again?
I broke my foot last time and I want to show how strong of a player I am. I want to WIN THE
$500K this time!

What do you think will be the most difficult part about living inside the Big Brother house?
The most difficult thing will be being away from my son. I haven’t been away from him for
more than a few days.

Which past Big Brother cast member did you like most and why?
I liked Kaycee! She was a great player and not toxic.

What is your strategy for winning the game?
My strategy is to be myself! I will listen, watch carefully, and know who to trust, and I will take
that BIG SHOT when I get a chance!

How does this strategy differ from the last time you played?
I won’t have a broken foot and will be able to compete.

Have you changed/evolved since the last time you were on the show?
I am a lot more family-focused now and live a quieter, simpler life. I had a baby since I last
played (named Loyal) and I downsized my obligations to be home with him.

My life’s motto is…
“Every day you wake up with an opportunity to change your life.”

What would you take into the house and why?
-A picture of Loyal, so I can see him every day.
-A stopwatch so I can still work out with interval training.
-My own pillow because the other ones get gross!

Fun facts about yourself:
-I love to bake.
-I love to garden.
-I sing to Loyal every morning and night.
-When I decide to do something, I get obsessed and am unstoppable.
-I enjoy being underestimated because I know I will do what it takes to prove you wrong.

David Alexander

David Alexander

David Alexander
Age:
 30
Hometown: Atlanta
Current city: Los Angeles
Occupation: Senior sales rep
Previous season: Big Brother 21. David played a good social game during his short time on the
show, but didn’t have the whole BB experience because his game was cut short due to a surprise
opening night twist.

Three adjectives that describe you: Observant, logical, and compassionate.

Favorite activities: I enjoy functional fitness, photography, hiking, and traveling.

Why do you want to play Big Brother again?
I think we can all learn something from failure. Last year was very tough to have a once in a
lifetime opportunity go the way that it did. I’m looking forward to competing in an HOH, to
actually voting, and just playing this very interesting social game.

What do you think will be the most difficult part about living inside the Big Brother house?
Missing out on the acknowledgement and change that’s occurring in American society for
African-Americans. Adapting to the stressful social game, constantly being ‘on’ for extended
amounts of time, and manipulating and lying to the other houseguests.

Which past Big Brother cast member did you like most and why?
From my limited viewing, I would have to say Tyler again. I wasn’t a fan of the Level 6 alliance
but respect his gameplay and ability to build trust.

What is your strategy for winning the game?
Utilize my multiple competition failure from last season to show myself as a non-threat. Observe
the Houseguests for alliances and manipulate others through a smooth social game.

How does this strategy differ from the last time you played?
Very similar strategy as last year except I’m not volunteering for ANYTHING!

Have you changed/evolved since the last time you were on the show?
I’ve learned how to listen and communicate better since last year. I learned a lot during
COVID-19 earlier this year and it’s been a game-changer.

What would you take into the house and why?
-Chill music to help during the stressful moments of the game.
-A rig to do pull-ups in the yard.
-A watch to keep track of time.

Fun facts about yourself:
-I was born on New Year’s Day.
-I was selected to participate on Season 21 of Big Brother.
-Broke up with my high school sweetheart and we lost “cutest couple” in the senior yearbook.
We eventually got back together, but talk about timing.
-I can cry on command.

Nicole Anthony

Nicole Anthony

Nicole Anthony
Age: 25
Hometown: Long Island, New York
Current city: Long Island, New York
Occupation: Podcast host
Previous season: Big Brother 21. Nicole placed third and was voted America’s Favorite
Houseguest for her season.

Three adjectives that describe you: Quirky, empathetic, and conscientious.

Favorite activities: Podcasting: doing shows and conducting interviews (especially of fellow
reality television stars) with my friend/co-host, Eric, going on adventures (to new places, to try
new things, etc.), listening (and singing and dancing) to music, reading, drawing (with colored
pencils), crafting, playing video games, and watching reality television, especially Big Brother!

Why do you want to play Big Brother again?
I want vindication! Last time, Michie got my confetti, and this time it is mine. I want it. I want to
make it all the way to finale night again, especially since I like to see everything I do through to
its completion; I want the title of Big Brother winner; I want the prize money to really change
my sisters’ and my lives (i.e., move-out of my parents’ house, get a car, get my own studio
equipment for Eric and my podcast and shows, and start my life as an independent individual).

What do you think will be the most difficult part about living inside the Big Brother house?
Honestly, having gone through it once before, I know the most difficult part is going to be
missing my family. Additionally, I know it is going to be extremely difficult for me to be away
from my friend/co-host, Eric, because he and I are together for hours upon hours each and every
day both working and hanging out. Also, because I just lived in the Big Brother house last
summer, and just moved out under a year ago, I think it is going to be “different” living with a
group of people who are not my Big Brother 21 cast.

Which past Big Brother cast member did you like most and why?
As a fan, my favorite Big Brother cast member has always been Paul Abrahamian. I loved his
quick-witted comebacks and sense of humor, as well as his straightforward, unapologetic nature,
especially in the diary room. As a player, my favorite will always be Cliff Hogg. Driven,
determined, and so smart and strong, Cliff played the game with immense skill (and heart) and
taught me to NEVER give up… EVER!

What is your strategy for winning the game?
My strategy for winning the game is to rely heavily on my social game and on being
underestimated. I know that I am kind, loyal, and empathetic, so I am going to utilize that to be a
listening ear and “a number” for others. I am hoping to be “in good” with each pair, trio, group,
etc. that I observe in the house so that they will all want to keep me around. Hopefully, as the
game progresses, people will go after each other as the “bigger fish,” which will allow me to
become higher on each person’s totem pole. Of course, I plan on winning competitions and
making the moves that will most benefit my game and put me in a good position moving
forward, but I know my strongest asset is how well I treat, and interact with, others.

How does this strategy differ from the last time you played?
Last time I played, this was my strategy, but too soon into the season I opened my mouth about a
large group alliance despite being in a decent spot with each pair within that alliance, which got
me into some trouble. This time, I know to lay lower in the beginning so as not to draw too much
attention to myself. Additionally, last time I played, I was not as comfortable entering
competitions. Now that I do have competition wins under my belt, I feel comfortable going into
the house, winning competitions early if I can and making the moves that will benefit my game
the most. Also, last time, I was not always the most comfortable when it came to entering rooms
wherein others were speaking and involving myself in their conversations. This time, I plan on
doing that a lot more and not shying away from it.

Have you changed/evolved since the last time you were on the show?
Since last time I was on the show, I have become far more comfortable. More comfortable within
myself; more comfortable engaging in conversations with others; more comfortable speaking-up
for myself; more comfortable giving my all during competitions; and more comfortable
admitting that I WANT that confetti at the end!

My life’s motto is…
“In a field of horses, be a unicorn.”

What would you take into the house and why?
-A journal equipped with the stickers of me, my co-host, and our shows. From a game
perspective, it would obviously be amazing to take notes on the days, competitions, etc. But,
from a personal perspective, I would love to chronicle my journey. For instance, it would be
really interesting to write a sentence to describe how I am feeling each day and then look back at
all of it post-season.
-A writing utensil. To write in said journal, of course!
-Pictures of my family, pets, and friends that I can keep in my journal when I need a boost of
confidence, a push to keep moving forward, and a reminder of who else I am playing (and
winning) for!

Fun facts about yourself:
-I love being barefoot. It is rare to see me wearing socks and/or shoes, especially outside.
-I love adventures. I love trying new things; traveling to new places; trying new foods and
beverages; having new experiences; and meeting new people/friends.
-I still do not like birds. In fact, I think I dislike them more than ever.
-Since moving out of the Big Brother house last season, I am now on social media (Instagram,
Twitter, TikTok, etc.) and loving it!
-I have not returned to the preschool since moving out of the Big Brother house last season.
Instead, I found what I truly believe to be my niche: podcasting and doing shows with my
friend/co-host, Eric.
-I am currently single and looking forward to moving out of my parents’ house and starting my
life as an independent woman.
-I am the future winner of Big Brother 22!

Dani Briones

Dani Briones

Age: 33
Hometown: Orange County, California
Current city: Orange County, California
Occupation: Stay-at-home mom
Previous seasons: Big Brother 8 (runner-up) and Big Brother 13. Dani married her fellow
Houseguest from Season 13, Dominic Briones.

Three adjectives that describe you: Practical, tenacious, and witty.

Favorite activities: I love doing anything with my daughter, working out, cooking,
spending time with my husband and watching Real Housewives.

Why do you want to play Big Brother again?
I want to bring back the old-school Big Brother gameplay… also want to finally get my W!

What do you think will be the most difficult part about living inside the Big Brother house?
I will have a hard time being away from my baby girl, Tennessee Autumn.

Which past Big Brother cast member did you like most and why?
I respected the game play of Diane from BB5 and I like Eric from BB8 as a person, outside of
the game.

What is your strategy for winning the game?
I plan to lay low for the first half and then turn the house upside down.

How does this strategy differ from the last time you played?
Last time I played too hard, too fast… oops!

Have you changed/evolved since the last time you were on the show?
Yes! Every time I play, I feel like a different person. I am older and hopefully wiser.

My life’s motto is…
“I don’t think I know everything, but I want to learn everything”

What would you take into the house and why?
-My daughter
-My cat
-Books

Fun facts about yourself:
-I have a hairless cat named Rudy Galindo.
-I was raised by my grandmother.
-I’ve road tripped through almost every state with my husband, and one day we will hit them all.
-I am a big St. Louis Cardinals fan.
-My daughter and I share the same birthday.

Cody Calafiore

Cody Calafiore

Age: 29
Hometown: Howell, New Jersey
Current city: Howell, New Jersey
Occupation: Soccer coach
Previous season: Big Brother 16 (runner-up)

Three adjectives that describe you: Loyal, confident, and caring.

Favorite activities: My favorite activities include golfing, soccer, and video games.

Why do you want to play Big Brother again?
I want to play Big Brother again because of money, money, money, and monayyyyyyy.

What do you think will be the most difficult part about living inside the Big Brother house?
The most difficult aspect this time around will be playing the game with people that have already
watched me and know exactly who I am.

Which past Big Brother cast member did you like most and why?
I like Jeff Schroeder, because he’s a stand up guy that played the game straight up and wasn’t
fake in the slightest way. I also like Boogie, because he was wacky, funny, extremely clever, and
witty when it came to the game.

What is your strategy for winning the game?
My strategy is to be myself. I want to be friendly and honest so people feel comfortable opening
up to me. I will find one person in the house that I will go through information and stories with,
to cross check if people are lying. I don’t want to be too close to my closest ally, because I do not
want people using our names in the same sentence. I want to win as many competitions as I can
to keep myself and my closest allies safe.

How does this strategy differ from the last time you played?
It doesn’t differ in the slightest. Don’t fix what isn’t broken.

Have you changed/evolved since the last time you were on the show?
I have grown and matured a ton since the last time I played. I am able to listen and flag
misinformation much better than the first time I played the game. Reading people isn’t my
strength, but listening to people is, so I am able to use that to my advantage this go-around.

My life’s motto is…
“Don’t worry, be happy.”

What would you take into the house and why?
-A photo of my family and girlfriend, as a reminder as to why I am playing this game.

Fun facts about yourself:
-I am nasty at video games! (Nasty is a good thing).
-I can solve a Rubik’s Cube in under two minutes.
-I can juggle a soccer ball over 1000 times.
-I apparently have a serious problem chewing my food quietly.
-I play the drums.
-I’m a sucker for soda.

Kevin

Kevin "KC" Campbell

Age: 40
Hometown: San Diego
Current city: San Diego
Occupation: Ad agency executive

Previous season: Big Brother 11. Kevin was the first Houseguest to be evicted on finale night,
placing third.

Three adjectives that describe you: Sickening, sassy, and seasoned.

Favorite activities: I’m a roller KWEEN who loves to SKATE (not blade…EW) under the San
Diego sun. I also love to work on my creative side hustles: button making, creating wall art, and
taking on overly ambitious knitting projects. I’m mostly a homebody who loves snuggling up to
my delicious husband and my fur-baby cat named Mochi.

Why do you want to play Big Brother again?
I came SO close to winning but choked in the final competition and it still stings to this day.
How DARE you, Jordan! Am I bitter about it? Meh…maaaaybe, but am I better about it? YES!
Getting eliminated on finale night, PLUS having legends come on the show saying I was the
person to win but then didn’t, HURT. I want to prove to myself and America that I’m an
underrated player who deserves to reclaim his lost crown.

What do you think will be the most difficult part about living inside the Big Brother house?
I feel like this time it’s going to be like a pack of hyenas going after a meal, so it will NOT be
cute. I know I’m HUNGRY and so will everyone else, so everyone will be nipping and snapping
at each other like they got something to prove. I suspect it’s going to be an aggressive game, but
I’m ready to FIGHT for my meal!

Which past Big Brother cast member did you like most and why?
If any goddesses show up like Janelle, Da’Vonne, Danielle, or even Nicole, I’m hoping someone
knows CPR because I will DIEEEEE.

What is your strategy for winning the game?
I’m a very resilient person (my therapist said so!) and I plan on looking for any angle to get
ahead. I think it’s weird to go into this game with a set strategy, instead I have several ‘tools’ in
my sickening tool belt I plan on using: Friendship building; Backstabbery; Alliance
making/breaking; Competition winnability and an intuition that makes me certifiably psychic.
I’m also still a professional gossip and I have perfected the art of distraction. So, if there’s a
previous winner, couple, or anyone who is a more juicy target than me, I plan on pointing it out
as an obvious target.

How does this strategy differ from the last time you played?
Float, no! Fight, YES! As a SEASONED alumni, I’ve watched many seasons since my own in
which I was able to do the “woulda-coulda-shoulda’s.” Because of that, I know what works for
me and what won’t in this game. I plan on playing every competition like it’s my last, taking
every opportunity to snatch my crown. Instead of focusing on keeping an alliance around me
from self-imploding, I’m going to make sure I’m not letting a win slip through my hands as a
result.

Have you changed/evolved since the last time you were on the show?
I’m still offbeat and awkward but now I’m just more seasoned. I went from Graphic Designer to
Senior Creative Director at the same marketing agency I work at. I upgraded the ‘boyf’ to ‘husb’
and got married, and we recently celebrated 20 years together! I also gave birth to a fur-baby, his
name is Mochi and he’s sassy like his daddy. I’m hoping to win Big Brother this time so we can
officially start our family together and adopt a real baby.

My life’s motto is…
I AM the President, Founder and CEO of the “Keep It Cute, Keep It Real Committee.” I’m going
to keep it real and call out mess when I see it, but keep it cute so we’re all laughing and having
fun about it.

What would you take into the house and why?
My second twice removed third distant half cousin said she wants to come with me. Her name is
Miss Anita Veto and let’s just say she’s a little more confident than me and will do ANYTHING
to get me out of a pickle.

Fun facts about yourself:
-I’m half Black, half Japanese.
-I grew up a Jehovah’s Witness but was excommunicated at 21 years old.
-I was humiliated when I lost Season 11 of Big Brother and came in third place.

 Tyler Crispen

Tyler Crispen

Age: 25
Hometown: Rossford, Ohio
Current city: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Occupation: Entrepreneur/social media influencer
Previous season: Big Brother 20 (runner-up). He won America’s Favorite Houesguest and is
currently living with his girlfriend, Angela Rummans, who he met in the house.

Three adjectives that describe you: Resilient, laid back, and positive.

Favorite Activities: Traveling, beachin’ it, exercise, and hanging out with my girlfriend, Angela.

Why do you want to play Big Brother again?
To help Angela open her plant-based restaurant.

What do you think will be the most difficult part about living inside the Big Brother house?
Being away from Angela. We haven’t spent more than five days apart since we met. Also,
getting anyone to believe a word that comes out of my mouth.

Which past Big Brother cast member did you like most and why?
Angela Rummans because she was an ice queen on the outside but had a heart of gold on the
inside.

What is your strategy for winning the game?
That is a great question.

How does this strategy differ from the last time you played?
I can’t make everyone think I’m just a dumb surfer dude this time around. First off, I don’t surf
but also because everyone most likely knows I did pretty well on Season 20.

Have you changed/evolved since the last time you were on the show?
I feel much more humbled now. Big Brother 20 changed my life 100 percent for the better in
many ways and I couldn’t be more grateful. I just need to try not to screw it up this time!

My life’s motto is…
“Happiness over everything.”

What would you take into the house and why?
-Angela to keep me sane.
-Angela’s vegan cooking to keep me from starving.
-Angela’s plant-based cookbook since I haven’t seen it completed yet.

Fun facts about yourself:
-I am a retired beach lifeguard.
-Angela and I own and operate a jewelry company called Naut & Chain.
-I’m still sweet at bowling.
-I like animals more than people. I went vegan with Angela at the start of 2020 and haven’t looked back.
-I made a bet with my friend that I wouldn’t cut my hair for five years.

Bayleigh Dayton

Bayleigh Dayton

Age: 27
Hometown: Kansas City, Missouri
Current city: Los Angeles
Occupation: Model
Previous season: Big Brother 20. Bayleigh had a showmance with fellow Houseguest Swaggy
C.; they’re now married.

Three adjectives that describe you: Sassy, sensitive, and sporty.

Favorite activities: My favorite activities include yoga, playing with my dog (Velvet), and dates
with my husband (Swaggy).

Why do you want to play Big Brother again?
The first time I played Big Brother, I was distracted by a showmance and a pregnancy. Now, I
have no distractions and I’m ready to play.

What do you think will be the most difficult part about living inside the Big Brother house?
My only concern is not letting my emotions get to me. If I am irritated, people will know it. So,
maintaining a good attitude and being nice will be my biggest hump.

Which past Big Brother cast member did you like most and why?
I love Janelle. I think she is beautiful, smart, and underrated.

What is your strategy for winning the game?
My strategy is to align with a strong competitor, keep my mouth shut, and play the social game!
Be loveable, but non-threatening.

How does this strategy differ from the last time you played?
I didn’t have a strategy last time I played. I just was going with the flow.

Have you changed/evolved since the last time you were on the show?
Since the last time I was on the show, I am so much more aware of my emotions and I have
worked on my communication skills!

My life’s motto is…
“Walk with Kings and Queens but never lose the common touch.”

What would you take into the house and why?
-My bible
-My yoga mat
-My dog

Fun facts about yourself:
-I have been to all 50 states.
-I used to be a flight attendant.
-I am the only woman of color to ever be crowned Miss Missouri USA.
-I met my husband on television.
-I am a yoga instructor.

Nicole Franzel

Nicole Franzel

Age: 28
Hometown: Ubly, Michigan
Current city: Ubly, Michigan
Occupation: Social media influencer
Previous seasons: Big Brother 16 and Big Brother 18 (winner). Nicole won Season 18 and was
the first female to beat a male in the final two.

Three adjectives that describe you: Quirky, feisty, and loyal.

Favorite activities: Eating!! Playing board games, spending time with my loved ones, and to be
honest, 90 percent of my time and income goes to helping animals.

Why do you want to play Big Brother again?
I love the game, I love everything about it. The fangirl in me could never turn it down. I’m also
here to become the first EVER two-time winner, no big deal.

What do you think will be the most difficult part about living inside the Big Brother house?
Aside from being away from home, probably being expected to look cute. I haven’t worn a bra
or makeup in months. LOL.

Which past Big Brother cast member did you like most and why?
Victor from Season 18! He was really funny, cute, lovable, determined, and a competition beast!!
Very good TV!

What is your strategy for winning the game?
Be adaptable. Once I walk in and see who my competition is, I can come up with a game plan.

How does this strategy differ from the last time you played?
I used to think you could have a pre-meditated strategy, but honestly that’s really hard to do
without knowing the cast.

Have you changed/evolved since the last time you were on the show?
I’m NOT afraid to own my moves anymore. Before I was afraid to lie and play the game openly.
This time I’m playing loud and proud.

My life’s motto is…
“Confidence is not ‘they will like me,’ confidence is ‘I’ll be fine if they don’t.'”

What would you take into the house and why?
-My pups and kitten to help with the stress of the game!
-Victor to win me some competitions and cuddle time.
-A phone to call my mom aka my best friend because we talk 10 times or more a day and I’ll
really miss her.

Fun facts about yourself:
-I love pickled eggs and pickled veggies.
-I pee my pants when I laugh too hard.
-I am a Registered Nurse.
-I am the Coco on The Coco Caliente Podcast.
-My life goal is to have lots of kids and a hobby farm in the country.

Memphis Garrett

Memphis Garrett

Age: 37
Hometown: Collierville, Tennessee
Current city: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Occupation: Restaurateur
Previous season: Big Brother 10 (runner-up). Memphis came in second to BB legend Dan
Gheesling, and was part of one of the most famous duos in Big Brother, The Renegades.

Three adjectives that describe you: Outgoing, social, and determined.

Favorite Activities: Cruising up the coast with my son, fishing, going to the beach, golfing, and traveling.

Why do you want to play Big Brother again?
To win this time.

What do you think will be the most difficult part about living inside the Big Brother house?
Being away from my son.

Which past Big Brother cast member did you like most and why?
Dan. He’s my boy. Love that guy.

What is your strategy for winning the game?
Cool and collective, silent but deadly. The idea this time around is to play the same social game
but focus on jury management and always be in control of my game. Also, win the POV every
time.

How does this strategy differ from the last time you played?
I was playing checkers. This time I’m playing chess.

Have you changed/evolved since the last time you were on the show?
Well, 12 years have passed and I have created the life I wanted. Every year, I constantly evolved
into who I am. I have become very self-aware.

My life’s motto is…
“Live life like you are going to die. Because you are.”

What would you take into the house and why?
-A journal so I can write stuff down.
-A plant so I can have something to take care.
-A small recorder because hell yeah!

Fun facts about yourself:
-I went to FSU and I am a huge FSU football fan.
-I have opened 37 hospitality venues in my career.
-My mom was a waitress and when I was a kid, I used to sit at the end of the bar while she
finished work.
-I have an amazing son, River Waylon Garrett.
-I have been making money since I was 12 years old.

Enzo Palumbo

Enzo Palumbo

Age: 42
Hometown: Bayonne, New Jersey
Current city: Bayonne, New Jersey
Occupation: Insurance adjuster
Previous season: Big Brother 12. Enzo was the founding member of The Brigade, one of the
most famous and successful alliances in BB history that helped him get to the Final 3.

Three adjectives that describe you: Funny, cool, and obnoxious.

Favorite Activities: I like bike riding with my kids, fishing, working out, and rapping with
friends!

Why do you want to play Big Brother again?
I want to play to seal my legacy, not only as being part of one of the best alliances, but now one
of the greatest to ever play! #facts.

What do you think will be the most difficult part about living inside the Big Brother house?
Easy: I will miss my beautiful kids!

Which past Big Brother cast member did you like most and why?
I liked Evel Dick because he’s nuts and didn’t hold back.

What is your strategy for winning the game?
I want an arch enemy this time to keep me sharp.

How does this strategy differ from the last time you played?
It was too easy the first time I played, I thought I was being punk’d!

Have you changed/evolved since the last time you were on the show?
I have sat back the last 10 years and watched the game through the eyes of a fan, I know how a
diehard fan loves for the game to be played!

What would you take into the house and why?
-Hats and shades.
-Brigade shirts to represent my squad.

Fun facts about yourself:
-I used to box.
-I have a motorcycle.
-I speak Italian.
-I can rap.

Janelle Pierzina

Janelle Pierzina

Age: 40
Hometown: Grand Rapids, Minnesota
Current city: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Occupation: Real estate agent
Previous seasons: Big Brother 6, Big Brother 7, and Big Brother 14. Janelle finished third two
seasons in a row and won the first America’s Favorite Houseguest vote in Season 6.

Three adjectives that describe you: Ambitious, loyal, and persistent.

Favorite activities: Working out with my girlfriends at Pure Barre, drinking wine, spending time
with my family, and interior decorating.

Why do you want to play Big Brother again?
It is the greatest and most challenging game that I have ever played. I have a lot I have to prove
myself.

What do you think will be the most difficult part about living inside the Big Brother house?
Being away from my family and business.

Which past Big Brother cast member did you like most and why?
Britney Haynes. She’s my Big Brother bestie and makes me laugh until my stomach hurts!

What is your strategy for winning the game?
Win the first HOH, pick my allies Week 1, stay loyal to my alliance, start playing more cut throat
once Houseguests start going to jury and separate game level from personal.

How does this strategy differ from the last time you played?
I have never played a cut throat game. This time around, I will.

Have you changed/evolved since the last time you were on the show?
I am completely a different woman.

My life’s motto is…
“There is no elevator to success —you have to take the stairs.”

What would you take into the house and why?
-Pictures of loved ones.
-Beauty products.
-A bible.

Fun facts about yourself:
-My last meal on Earth would be sushi.
-My proudest accomplishment is my children.
-I have a house rabbit that lives in our home (he is house littered).
-My celebrity crush is Chris Hemsworth.
-My most prized possession is my designer shoe and bag collection.

Kaysar Ridha

Kaysar Ridha

Age: 39
Hometown: Irvine, California
Current city: Irvine, California
Occupation: Biotech executive
Previous season: Big Brother 6 and Big Brother 7. In Season 6, Kaysar was the first Houseguest
voted back into the game by the viewers. He was also a member of the first All-Star season of
Big Brother.

Three adjectives that describe you: Relentless, judicious, and witty.

Favorite activities: Spending time with the people I care about, using technology, product, and
design to solve everyday problems.

Why do you want to play Big Brother again?
I’m obsessed with being better than I once was.

What do you think will be the most difficult part about living inside the Big Brother house?
Being away from my family. I have a lot of people that depend on me and I won’t be there to
look after them while I’m gone.

Which past Big Brother cast member did you like most and why?
Derrick Levasseur played a very respectable game. He was controlled and had the ability to tap
into what motivated others in order to help himself. Often without them even knowing.

What is your strategy for winning the game?
Create large scale disruptions in power to uncover and destabilize existing alliances and plots.

How does this strategy differ from the last time you played?
My strategy hasn’t changed but I’d like to think that my life experiences will help me stay a bit
longer in the house this time around. Leaving early is embarrassing.

Have you changed/evolved since the last time you were on the show?
The first time you met me, I was an extreme introvert. Now, I’m well-adjusted and a
fully-functional social introvert. So much better!

My life’s motto is…
“Aut viam inveniam aut faciam.” (Find the path or make it)

What would you take into the house and why?
-A phone to FaceTime my family.
-A computer so I can stay productive.
-Books so I can continue to grow as a person.

Fun facts about yourself:
-I was bullied most of my childhood starting in the third grade.
-I am an eternal optimist.
-I get angry when people don’t believe in me. That anger fuels my drive to succeed.
-I don’t believe in luck.
-I was told by my college counselor I wasn’t likely to graduate.
-I never prepare and rehearse my speeches, talks, or presentations. I speak from the heart and
forget all about it the next day.
-People usually underestimate me.
-I gravitate towards the underdog, the poor, and the disenfranchised.
-Solving problems and finding a way out gives me a lot of satisfaction.
-Elon Musk is my hero.
-I got into my career as a designer after I taught myself how to use Photoshop. I really wanted to
find an outlet to express myself.
-I’m a first-generation immigrant from Iraq.
-People named their children Kaysar after watching me on Big Brother. I’d like to meet them one
day because I’ve never met another person with my name.
-Another Kaysar appeared on Big Brother Brazil in 2018. I realized this only after getting
messages from his fans in Portuguese. I find that to be a bit bizarre.

 Da'Vonne Rogers

Da'Vonne Rogers

Age: 32
Hometown: Inglewood, California
Current city: Inglewood, California
Occupation: Acting coach
Previous seasons: Big Brother 17 and Big Brother 18. Da’Vonne was the first Houseguest to
figure out the twin twist in Season 17.

Three adjectives that describe you: Witty, outspoken, hilarious, and strong.

Favorite activities: I love doing things with my daughter. She’s literally my best friend, the
coolest human in the world, and she’s hilarious too. We do a lot of arts and crafts, science
experiments, board games, puzzles, painting, cooking, baking… she keeps me young. I
THOROUGHLY enjoy reading! Give me a good book, some rain, a fireplace, and some tea,
WHEW, I’m good to go. Outside of that, I honestly think it just depends on my mood. I enjoy
things as extreme as amusement parks, hiking, The Spartan Races, or as chill as shooting pool,
bowling, and a nice little comedy club.

Why do you want to play Big Brother again?
I genuinely LOVE this game. It’s hard as hell and it will drive you crazy, but it’s so much fun to
play. I’ve played Big Brother twice now, and I’ve lost Big Brother twice, but third time’s the
charm, right? When I was evicted during Season 18, I told Julie that I’d play this game again
and again and again, and I meant that. With two seasons and no comp wins, my ego and my pride are
annoyed as hell right now, how did I go in there TWO TIMES and didn’t win anything? I have
some things that I need to prove to myself. I’m fully aware of what my biggest errors were
during my first two seasons, so I know exactly what NOT to do this time around.

What do you think will be the most difficult part about living inside the Big Brother house?
We are in the middle of a pandemic, so of course it’s going to be hard being away from my child
and my family. However, my family is like Master Level Quarantine Squad. I have peace in
knowing that my mom is protecting my daughter and God is protecting them all. Like every
other season, the hardest part for me is not being able to be around my daughter because we’re
super attached to one another. She can’t sneeze without me knowing about it, that’s how
attached we are. Not being able to see her, hug her, kiss her, and pray with her is going to be
hard, especially now that she’s older. She’s five now, so she’s fully aware of what is going on,
which makes it a lot harder this time

Which past Big Brother cast member did you like most and why?
It’s definitely no secret that my favorite Big Brother players are Danielle Reyes and Dan
Gheesling. I will say it forever and always that Danielle was robbed of her win during Season 3.
She played the hell out of that season and if diary room sessions were private like they are now,
she would have definitely won her season. Dan’s creativity when playing this game is
unmatched. I can honestly say that he takes all aspects of the game into consideration when
playing. His first season (Season 10), he played flawlessly. As much as I love both of them, I
would never want to play the game with them. I already know I would be blindly loyal to them
both, and ain’t nobody got time for that, that’s not how you win.

What is your strategy for winning the game?
You know what, I don’t have a strategy this time. Both times I went into the house, I had these
strategies that I thought were going to work and then as soon as Julie hit us with the “but first…”
everything went out the window. So this time, I’m going to play as I go. One of my favorite
things to do with my students is improv, and there is a game called “Yes, and,” which basically
means “yes, I receive what you’re giving me and this is how I’m going to respond.” That’s
exactly how I have to play this game, I have to literally live in the moment of what’s going on in
the house… and keep my damn mouth shut!

How does this strategy differ from the last time you played?
The last two times I played this game, I went into the house and was on game mode level 9,000.
Each time I failed, lol. So this time I plan to be more chill and relaxed. My antennas will still be
up, but I don’t want to cloud my judgement this time by filling my mind with things I shouldn’t
even be focused on. Play by play… step by step, and LIVE IN THE MOMENT.

Have you changed/evolved since the last time you were on the show?
My life has changed a lot since the last time I was on the show. I’ve grown so much as a person.
High-tempered, hot-headed Da’Vonne has calmed down a lot. Don’t get me wrong, she’s still
very accessible, but I try to keep her tucked away these days. I’ve done more TV shows and
branched out more with my acting. Life has really been great, I can honestly say the Lord has
blessed me.

My life’s motto is…
Definitely one I took from my granny. She used to always say: “Say what you mean and mean
what you say. Be honest, direct, and stand in your truth because people can only do two things:
accept it, or reject it. At the end of the day, who gon’ whoop my ass?”

What would you take into the house and why?
-I would take my bible into the house because the Lord’s word is literally a part of my peace of
mind.
-I would also take something that belongs to my daughter —her picture, her necklace, a teddy
bear, a sock, a shirt—anything that belongs to her so that I can have a piece of her in there with
me.

Fun facts about yourself:
-I am an extremely sociable person but I can’t be social for long periods of time. I ENJOY MY
ALONE TIME. I am the person that can go to an event, make my rounds, have an amazing time,
but there is definitely an alarm set on my phone that is going to set off my “alright y’all, it’s been
real…” speech, so that I can make my exit.
-I do not like to watch myself on TV. I have not sat down and watched all of my episodes of BB
17 or 18, because I don’t like watching myself. I don’t know what it is, I’ll start and then never
follow through with it.
-As tough as I am, I am terrified of insects and reptiles. The Season 21 competition with the
snakes and roaches… HELL NAH!
-I’m extremely shy which is weird because I’m also extremely sociable. For example, if I enter a
room with a lot of people, yes, I’m going to talk and engage, but for those first three or four
minutes, my palms are sweating and my heart is racing a million beats a minute. As soon as I get
past that four or five minute mark, I’m gold. The beauty about it is, I’ve learned how to mask it,
so until now, I’m sure no one really knew.

Keesha Smith

Keesha Smith

Age: 42
Hometown: Sterling, Ohio
Current city: Los Angeles
Occupation: Waitress
Previous season: Big Brother 10. Keesha was voted America’s Favorite Houseguest for her
season and ultimately placed fourth.

Three adjectives that describe you: Honest, committed, and empathetic.
Favorite Activities: My favorite activity is hiking.

Why do you want to play Big Brother again?
I want to play again because Big Brother is a great experience.

What do you think will be the most difficult part about living inside the Big Brother house?
Being away from my family will be the most difficult thing.

Which past Big Brother cast member did you like most and why?
I like Dan. He’s really good at this game.

What is your strategy for winning the game?
My strategy is to lay low.

How does this strategy differ from the last time you played?
Last time I was on the show, I was caught up in a drama-fest.

Have you changed/evolved since the last time you were on the show?
I think before I speak now.

My life’s motto is…
“Be kind.”

What would you take into the house and why?
-My bracelet because it’s from my dad.
-My rings that are from my mom, who has passed.
-My doggie.

Fun facts about yourself:
-I love to hike.
-I love animals, and I want to start an animal sanctuary with my best friend.
-I love traveling.

Ian Terry

Ian Terry

Age: 29
Hometown: Pittsburgh
Current city: Houston
Occupation: Management consultant
Previous season: Big Brother 14 (winner)

Three adjectives that describe you: Eccentric, intelligent,and inquisitive.

Favorite activities: I enjoy backgammon, running, technical analysis, reading, math puzzles,
and studying maps.

Why do you want to play Big Brother again?
I’m a generally good games player, so if there’s a game being played for money where I have
positive equity, I want in!

What do you think will be the most difficult part about living inside the Big Brother house?
Not being able to talk to or see my girlfriend, friends and family, as well as having to play
politics 24/7.

Which past Big Brother cast member did you like most and why?
I like Johnny Mac from Big Brother 17. I loved his passive, relaxed, and intelligent playing style.
Additionally, he is a hoot in real life!

What is your strategy for winning the game?
I want to get into a decent alliance and try to win the first HOH, just to make sure I don’t get
frozen out for being unpopular. Following that, hibernate. Towards the end of the game, I will
ramp up and utilize my competition ability and take advantage of the game’s structure.

How does this strategy differ from the last time you played?
I’m definitely going to pepper in stronger tactical play to ensure that others are more willing to
work with me. Last time, nobody in the house was giving me good information, simply because I
was socially unpopular—frustrating!

Have you changed/evolved since the last time you were on the show?
I’m much more mature and readily able to navigate social situations. Working as a physics
teacher for a handful of years taught me a lot about building connections with others.

My life’s motto is…
“The pause is a part of the walk.”

What would you take into the house and why?
-My backgammon board. I saw that the house had one last year, but the one I have is top of the
line.
-A few packs of cigarettes. I don’t smoke… in fact, I don’t see the appeal to it at all. That being
said, I’d like to use these to forge bonds with those that like to casually smoke but didn’t bring
any for themselves.
-My pet dinosaur Isaac. He’s funny and reminds me of my girlfriend and I’s quirky relationship.

Fun facts about yourself:
-I’m a championship level backgammon player and have earned a rating of “Master” on the most
popular backgammon site on the web.
-I was given a letter of recognition from MIT for being an inspiring physics teacher when that
was my day job.
-My girlfriend and I refer to a dinosaur puppet named Isaac as our pet. He even has his own
backstory and personality.
-I once attempted to memorize and label a map of every county in the United States for a bet. I
got through memorizing the counties in four large states with perfect accuracy before getting
bored and buying out of the bet.
-I’m a card-carrying member of Mensa, which I joined after taking an IQ test to settle a bet (yes,
I won the bet).