CBS introduced the first eight houseguests during the premiere of "Big Brother" season 16 tonight. Like last year, all 16 cast members are brand new faces to CBS. The next eight will enter the "Big Brother" house tomorrow. The "Big Brother" season 16 full cast swimsuit photo was released on June 25, 2014. Read on to get to know the new male houseguests a little better.
Frankie Grande is a 31-year-old from Boca Raton, FL. He is a YouTube personality and the big brother of pop star Ariana Grande. Frankie has a YouTube channel with over 185,000 subscribers and over 10 million views. Frankie originally auditioned for "Survivor," but CBS thought he would be a better fit for "Big Brother." It is no secret that he is a proud gay man.
Donny Thompson is a 42-year-old, school groundskeeper from Albemarle, NC. He is a "Big Brother" superfan, but looks like he could be on the cast of "Duck Dynasty." His girlfriend encouraged him to audition for "Big Brother" this year. He has lived alone for over 21 years, hopefully he can adjust to living with a large group of younger people. Donny is a janitor for the same high school that "American Idol" finalist Kellie Pickler attended. He comes across as a very nice and likeable guy, sort of a Gomer Pyle type.
Devin Shepherd is a 26-year-old, single father from San Antonio. He works as a Harley Davidson motorcycle sales manager, but he used to play professional baseball for the St. Louis Cardinals. Devin said he chose to retire from baseball to raise his daughter who is two years old now.
Cody Calafiore is a 23-year-old, sales account executive from Howell, N.J. He was drafted to a professional soccer team in college, but was cut when he got injured. Cody is also a “2014 Hot Guy Panelist" for Seventeen Magazine. He gives readers dating and fashion advice.
"Big Brother" season 16 promises to be the most twisted summer ever. "Big Brother" is having a two-night premiere starting on June 25, 2014, on CBS channel WTEV 47 in Jacksonville. Check back with Examiner often for all the "Big Brother 16" news and spoilers throughout the summer.