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Big Brother 10 cast revealed

by Jackie Schnoop, posted Jul 8th 2008 11:41AM
Big Brother 10 starts July 13Hamster watchers ready? The Big Brother 10 houseguests are now in the house and the official website is up and running. Of course, the show itself won't start until Sunday, but the hype is on now.

Executive producer Allison Grodner has promised us more diversity in casting and actual strangers in the house this season. Did she deliver? Check out the houseguests in the photo gallery and read on past the jump for more.

Okay, Allison Grodner's idea of diversity in casting differs from my own. We're still looking at an overwhelmingly young white group of houseguests. We have a 75 year-old man and a 53 year year-old woman. There are three houseguests in their thirties ... two are 30 and 31, mind you. The rest are all in their twenties. There are two black houseguests, one Korean-American, and no one else is striking me as any sort of diverse ethnic or cultural background other than plain old Caucasian raised in the USA. Diversity in casting? I think not. I can only hope they have minds. (But then what would they be doing on the show, right?)

Without further ado, here they are:

  • Brian: Age 27. He's a single telecommunication manager originally from Elk Grove, CA and now lives in San Francisco, CA. He's an Air Force veteran and the CBS website states that he's a "guy's guy." Whatever could they mean?
  • Angie: Age 29. She's a single pharmaceutical sales representative hailing from Virginia Beach, VA and now resides in Orlando, FL. The CBS site touts her as a "smart and sexy Korean-American tomboy." She's recently divorced. She prides herself for being the Guinness-chugging champion for women at a bar event. Oh, she wants to be with a guy's guy ... will there be a showmance?
  • Memphis: Age 25. He's originally from Collierville, TN and now lives in Los Angeles, CA. Now, here's a typical reality television kind of guy -- he claims to be a "mixologist." He says it's not a bartender, but that's exactly what it is. He's single, but has lived with his girlfriend for over three years.
  • April: Age 30. She's a single financial manager originally from Arlington, NE and now resides in Higley, AZ. Uh-oh. She claims to be obsessive compulsive. That will go over well, huh? Her favorite movie is Dumb and Dumber. So much for intellect.
  • Ollie: Age 27. He's a single marketing sales representative originally from Des Moines, IA and now lives in Minneapolis, MN. He doesn't drink, smoke, or curse. (Does he know what he's getting into on the show?) He grew up in a strict Pentecostal family and refers to them as "the black Brady Bunch." He's definitely not a Will Mega (BB1) type, is he?
  • Michelle: She's 28, a single realtor, and hails from Cumberland, RI. The CBS website says she's "an East Coast firecracker." Um, okay. She actually spoke up and didn't hold her peace at her brother's wedding. I can see her having some issues in the house.
  • Jerry: He's 75, a married great-grandfather, and a retired marketing executive originally from Wiles Barre, PA now in Magnolia, TX. He should be interesting -- he's in great shape and has never missed an episode of the show in all nine previous seasons. He's also been a fan of the live feeds. I think I want him for the win already, but time will tell.
  • Libra: Age 31, a married human resources representative from Spring, TX. She has three children and recently gave birth to what the CBS site says is a medical rarity -- twins, one black and one white. She's a staunch Obama supporter and says Oprah Winfrey is her hero. She likes to shop and gossip and is attracted to men like Nick from BB8.
  • Steven: Age 35, he's a gay rodeo competitor now living in Dallas, TX but originally hailing from Opelousas, LA. He's a champion bull rider, but will he be able to ride the bull that goes on in the Big Brother house? He thinks everyone who meets him likes him. We'll see about that.
  • Renny: Age 53, she's a married beauty salon owner from New Orleans, LA. She's a proud New Orleans socialite, loves to party, and hangs out in the French Quarter. I don't think she's one of the flashing women on the balconies. She's been married for 27 years and has two grown children. Hopefully she's no Sheila (BB9).
  • Dan: Age 24, he's a single Catholic school teacher from Dearborn, MI. He's very conservative and doesn't like liberals. (No, no! Don't make this a political season, please!) According to the CBS website, he considers vegans to be "weird tree-huggers" and that "tattoos are trashy and piercings are for freaks." Enough said.
  • Keesha: Age 29, she's a single waitress originally from Sterling, OH now living in Burbank, CA. The website calls her a "blond bombshell" and, for me, a quick glance reminds me of Daniele Donato with a bit more meat on her bones. She works at Hooters. (Didn't Daniele work at Hooters for a while, too?) I predict shallow.
  • Jessie: Age 22, he's a single professional bodybuilder originally from Rudd, IA now residing in Huntington Beach, CA. The information at the CBS website has him coming across as the squeaky clean all American boy next door. Let's see if Big Brother can taint him!

So, there's our diversity. I call it tokens. Oh, but I'll be watching anyway.

With the hype, were you expecting a more diverse cast?
Yes136 (62.1%)
No83 (37.9%)

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OMFG why is daniel donato in this season again.
"oh wait thats not her MB."
im routing for the gay cowboy.
and is it just me or do jessie and forgot his name look like there related?

July 08 2008 at 10:34 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

OMFG why is daniel donato in this season again.
"oh wait thats not her MB."
im routing for the gay cowboy.
and is it just me or do jessie and forgot his name look like there related?

July 08 2008 at 10:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jeff N.

I was hoping for a few more 40 year olds.

July 08 2008 at 6:48 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

@Jim: Diversity in casting doesn't mean we want an exact representation of the demographics of the US. It means we want a wide variety of people types (that includes personality types, ages, etc).

July 08 2008 at 5:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I'm psyched on the coming season. I don't see the old guy going the distance - definitely don't put him in your last 2! Anyone playing this season?


July 08 2008 at 3:14 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I want some FOB immigrants on this show. That would be more interesting than this crap. *adds BB10 to Tivo anyways*

July 08 2008 at 3:06 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Um, I think African Americans make up 12% of the US population. Whites are 74%. (source wikipedia) I'd say hispanics are under-represented but the rest is pretty appropriate.

Get off your high-horse.

July 08 2008 at 1:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Jackie Schnoop

What is the percentage of folks over 35? Diversity covers a lot of various traits, not just race.

July 08 2008 at 1:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Another mostly sun-belt cast. And have't we already had 4 or 5 "pharmaceutical sales representative(s)" from Florida? Is this some kind of euphemism?

July 08 2008 at 1:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Probably enough to know who won HOH and the competition and who is on the Block.

July 08 2008 at 1:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Actor n LA

I wish this would get cancelled.

July 08 2008 at 1:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Just do not watch it, there are other programs. The BB viewers love it still, it just needs a little more diversity.

July 09 2008 at 1:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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