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CBS announces 12 Big Brother 18 cast members

CBS has just announced 12 cast members for Big Brother 18, two of whom are siblings of previous houseguests.

The siblings—a twist I reported on last week—are Paulie Calafiore, whose brother is Cody from Big Brother 16, and Tiffany Rousso, the sister of Big Brother 17’s Vanessa Rousso.

As to the others:

  • three of the 12 are from the Los Angeles area
  • 10 of the 12 are in their 20s, with one 50-year-old and one 32-year-old
  • seven are 25 or under

A cast of 12 leaves room for at least four more people, assuming a typically sized cast of 16. CBS’ press release called these people “12 new houseguests,” and said explicitly that “the following 12 new Houseguests will spend the summer competing for $500,000.”

With four (or more) to come, there’s still the possibility of four returning coaches, as I previously reported, though there is no additional information now, and my reporting of those coaches’ identities has been challenged, including by the social media accounts of some of the people I named. Others I trust have reported four other names for possible returnees.

CBS said only that “this season’s new twists will be announced during the two-night premiere event.”

The BB18 cast

Here are the 12 cast members, and their professions, according to CBS’ press release.

  • Paul Abrahamian, 23, Tarzana, Calif., clothing designer
  • Victor Arroyo, 25, Slidell, La., gym manager
  • Corey Brooks, 25, Dallas, baseball coach
  • Paulie Calafiore, 27, Howell, N.J., DJ
  • Bronte D’Acquisto, 26, Denver, Colo., student
  • Bridgette Dunning, 24, Ventura, Calif., traveling nurse
  • Zakiyah Everette, 24, Charlotte, N.C., preschool teacher
  • Jozea Flores, 25, Los Angeles, makeup artist
  • Glenn Garcia, 50, Bronx, NY, dog groomer/former police detective
  • Michelle Meyer, 23, Washington Township, Mich.,nutritionist
  • Natalie Negrotti, 26, Franklin Park, N.J., event coordinator
  • Tiffany Rousso, 32, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., high school teacher

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