Big Brother 18 has released the names and bios of 12 new HGs who will compete for half a million dollars. The fact that only 12 names are revealed certainly adds credibility to the rumors that there will be four returning players.

The new cast also features two people with a notable connection to previous seasons. Paulie Calafiore is the brother of season 16 runner-up Cody and Tiffany Rousso is the sister of last season’s Vanessa.

First Impressions of the Big Brother 18 Cast>>

The cast also seems far more diverse than past seasons, with several Hispanic houseguests. However, the age range is still skewing young, with 10 of them in their 20s. Tiffany is 32, and the one old man is 50, much older than we’ve seen in recent seasons. In fact, Glenn is the oldest HG since Jerry and Renny from season 10 and he’s only the fifth person over 50 ever (Gerry from season 3 and Jack from season 4 being the others).

If the rumors are true, these 12 newbies will be joined by Da’Vonne Rogers, James Huling, Nicole Franzel and Frank Eudy in some capacity. More twists will be revealed later and the season will last a record 99 days.

Paul Abrahamian (23)
Hometown: Tarzana, California
Current City: Tarzana, California
Occupation: Clothing Designer

Victor Arroyo (25)
Hometown: Slidell, Louisiana
Current City: Slidell, Louisiana
Occupation: Gym Manager

Corey Brooks (25)
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
Current City: Dallas, Texas
Occupation: Baseball Coach

Paulie Calafiore (27)
Hometown: Howell, New Jersey
Current City: Howell, New Jersey
Occupation: DJ

Bronte D’Acquisto (26)
Hometown: San Diego, California
Current City: Denver, Colorado
Occupation: Student

Bridgette Dunning (24)
Hometown: Fresno, California
Current City: Ventura, California
Occupation: Traveling Nurse

Zakiyah Everette (24)
Hometown: Charlotte, North Carolina
Current City: Charlotte, North Carolina
Occupation: Preschool Teacher

Jozea Flores (25)
Hometown: Bridgeton, New Jersey
Current City: Los Angeles, California
Occupation: Makeup Artist

Glenn Garcia (50)
Hometown: Bronx, New York
Current City: Bronx, New York
Occupation: Dog Groomer/Former Police Detective

Michelle Meyer (23)
Hometown: Washington Township, Michigan
Current City: Washington Township, Michigan
Occupation: Nutritionist

Natalie Negrotti (26)
Hometown: Caracas, Venezuela
Current City: Franklin Park, New Jersey
Occupation: Event Coordinator

Tiffany Rousso (32)
Hometown: West Palm Beach, Florida
Current City: Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Occupation: High School Teacher

Big Brother 18
premieres Wednesday, June 22 at 8pm on CBS.

(Image courtesy of CBS)

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