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Meet the Houseguests of Big Brother 14 on CBS

July 5, 2012 by Marc Berman in Highlights with 1 Comment

By Douglas Pucci

The July 12th premiere of “Big Brother 14″ on CBS is near upon us.

On July 3rd, we revealed several photos of the Big Brother house’s newly-designed interior. Today, the network announced most of the cast for this summer’s reality competition as they all vie for the elusive $500,000 grand prize.

For the first time on “Big Brother,” four of the most successful houseguests to ever play BIG BROTHER will return for a chance to win their own separate prize. The four returning players’ identities and the details surrounding their mission inside the house will be revealed during the season premiere.

Here are the photos and bios of the show’s 12 new cast members:

Jenn Arroyo

Name & Age: Jenn Arroyo, 37
Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Current City: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Occupation: Musician / Former Bass Player for the Female Metal Group “Kittie”
Three adjectives that describe you: Smart, sexy and funny.
Strategy for winning BIG BROTHER: I’m going to be me. It’s a simple answer, but a fun, twisted puzzle to unfold.

 

Joe Arvin

Name & Age: Joe Arvin, 41
Hometown: Lexington, Ky.
Current City: Schererville, Ind.
Occupation: Chef
Three adjectives that describe you: Leader, performer and entertainer.
Strategy for winning BIG BROTHER: I plan to use my cooking skills to help get me to the end. Every one loves to eat, never get rid of the cook!
Which past BIG BROTHER cast member did you like most or least: My favorites were Chicken George, because he was able to move around undetected for much of the time, and Will, who won by acting like he was crazy. Come on, that’s talent.

 

Frank Eudy

Name & Age: Frank Eudy, 28
Hometown: Marion, Ark.
Current City: Naples, Fla.
Occupation: Unemployed
Three adjectives that describe you: Gregarious, interesting and engaging.
Strategy for winning BIG BROTHER: Absolutely. Numbers are important, so I want to set up a “Dream Team,” all playing certain roles. I would need a Larry Bird, a good country boy or girl who’s honest and competitive; a Charles Barkley, an unmovable object possibly with a bit of a harsh attitude; a Patrick Ewing, somebody that knows the game and is reliable; a Michael Jordan, somebody who’s a baller that can win competitions; and me as Magic Johnson, friendly guy playing point and running the show.
Which past BIG BROTHER cast member did you like most or least: Most: Chill Town – they were great at the game and great at entertaining. Least: Daniele – she wines and complains too much and was ungrateful to her dad for the chance to even make it on the show.

 

Willie Hantz

Name & Age: Willie Hantz (brother of Russell Hantz of “Survivor”), 34
Hometown: Vinton, La.
Current City: Dayton, Texas
Occupation: Tankerman
Three adjectives that describe you: Serious, hostile and docile.
Strategy for winning BIG BROTHER: To make as much confusion in the house in order to take the attention off of me.
Which past BIG BROTHER cast member did you like most or least: My least favorite was Rachel because I would have shot myself if I was in that house with her. There is nobody I really respected who ever played the game.

 

Wil Heuser

Name & Age: Wil Heuser, 24
Hometown: Louisville, Ky.
Current City: Louisville, Ky.
Occupation: Marketing Consultant
Three adjectives that describe you: Funny, unique and brash.
Strategy for winning BIG BROTHER: I would probably not tell the other roommates my profession and play the “nice guy,” “someone you can trust” role. I think I would let alliances form first and then manipulate my way into control of the game.
Which past BIG BROTHER cast member did you like most or least: I just watched the last season but I did not like Evil Dick; arrogant people are not my cup of tea. I did like Rachel. She was outgoing and fun to watch.

Wil Heuser was featured, in the 0:06-0:16 segment of the below video, auditioning for “American Idol” back in 2008:

 

Ashley Iocco

Name & Age: Ashley Iocco, 26
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pa.
Current City: West Hollywood, Calif.
Occupation: Owner of a Mobile Spray Tanning Company
Three adjectives that describe you: Vivacious, loving, charismatic, spark plug and enthusiastic.
Strategy for winning BIG BROTHER: Play everyone! I will come off as the dumb ditzy blonde, but take it to the end because I’m actually really smart and good at reading through people’s lies.
Which past BIG BROTHER cast member did you like most or least: Jeff is my favorite because I just want to eat him up… he was so loyal and kind… especially to Jordan. Jerry is my least favorite since he just floated his way through the game. I’m not a fan of floaters.

 

Shane Meaney

Name & Age: Shane Meaney, 26
Hometown: Bennington, Vt.
Current City: Bennington, Vt.
Occupation: House Flipper 
Three adjectives that describe you: Passionate, funny and honest.
Strategy for winning BIG BROTHER: Make friends with people in the house while maintaining my competitive nature… oh, and have fun!

 

Kara Monaco

Name & Age: Kara Monaco, 29
Hometown: Orlando, Fla.        
Current City: Los Angeles, Calif.
Occupation: Model
Three adjectives that describe you: Smart, funny and loyal.
Strategy for winning BIG BROTHER: I don’t know if you can really have a strategy when it comes to BIG BROTHER, but you have to be great competitively and socially.

Kara Monaco was Playboy’s 2006 Playmate of the Year

Kara Monaco Playmate of the Year

 

Danielle Murphree

Name & Age: Danielle Murphree, 23
Hometown: Grant, Ala.
Current City: Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Occupation: Nurse
Three adjectives that describe you: Loving, outgoing and passionate.
Strategy for winning BIG BROTHER: To be considered someone that isn’t a threat and someone that doesn’t seem very smart. The people that are a threat are usually eliminated first.
Which past BIG BROTHER cast member did you like most or least: I love Jordan and I can’t stand Rachel. Rachel is beyond annoying and fake with her whining and backstabbing. Jordan seemed honest, down-to-earth and fun.

 

Jodi Rollins

Name & Age: Jodi Rollins, 42
Hometown: Englewood, Colo.
Current City: Calipatria, Calif.
Occupation: Restaurant Server
Three adjectives that describe you: Funny, outdoorsy and opinionated.
Strategy for winning BIG BROTHER: I will let people underestimate me.
Which past BIG BROTHER cast member did you like most or least: I loved Brittney from Season 2. She was sweet and funny with an edge!

 

JoJo Spatafora

Name & Age: JoJo Spatafora, 26
Hometown: Staten Island, N.Y.
Current City: Staten Island, N.Y.
Occupation: Bartender
Three adjectives that describe you: Thankful, different and sparkling.
Strategy for winning BIG BROTHER: Of course I have a strategy, but is it smart to tell you? Is this a trick question?
Which past BIG BROTHER cast member did you like most or least: I like Evil Dick the most because he’s “real.” I don’t like the redheaded girl that got engaged to one of the other guys… Rachel? She thinks a lot of herself and her laugh is so annoying!

 

Ian Terry

Name & Age: Ian Terry, 21
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pa.
Current City: New Orleans, La.
Occupation: Engineering Student
Three adjectives that describe you: Intelligent, eccentric and analytical.
Strategy for winning BIG BROTHER: I want to make an alliance with about six people and I’d like to be seen as maybe the fourth-strongest in the group. That way it wouldn’t be me going up if the other side gained the power.
Which past BIG BROTHER cast member did you like most or least: My all-time favorite has to be Dr. Will from BB2/BB7. He played the game with absolute finesse both times, and as a 10-year-old watching BB2, I definitely would say I idolized him back then.

Photos courtesy of CBS

For its season premiere last year on July 7, 2011, CBS’s “Big Brother 13″ drew 7.89 million viewers with a 2.8 rating in the Adults 18-49 demographic, according to Nielsen.





Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman is the Editor in Chief for TV Media Insights, the online destination for television and media. Berman has appeared on camera for Extra, Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood, The CBS Evening News, CNN, and more; and his 2014 desk calendar, “Today in TV History,” is presently available.

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    Another great presentation by Douglas! Here we are offered a concise glimpse into the types of characters that will be playing this season. Once again, an interesting group of competitors. I wonder who will team up with who and which alliances will turn out to be the strongest?? From what I read here, it appears that Willie Hantz wants to create as much trouble as he can (I wonder where he got that strategy from?? – From his Big Brother – LOL!)

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