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07.01.2021

“BIG BROTHER” ANNOUNCES 16 NEW HOUSEGUESTS TO MOVE-IN LIVE DURING THE 23RD SEASON PREMIERE EVENT!

Summer Reality Hit Debuts with a Special 90-Minute Live Event on Wednesday, July 7

Click HERE to Download Photos of the “Big Brother” Houseguests

BIG BROTHER announced today the 16 all-new Houseguests who will embark on the 23rd season of the series when they move into the “BB Beach Club” during the live 90-minute premiere event Wednesday, July 7 (8:00-9:30 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. The show will also be available to stream live and on demand on the CBS app and Paramount+, where fans will also be able to watch the 24/7 live feed and find exclusive content throughout the season.

This season’s cast includes a Flight Attendant, Make-Up Artist, Start-up Founder, Farmer, Kindergarten Teacher, Forensic Scientist and an Attorney, among others. This all-new group is in for a high-stakes summer full of Big Risks and Big Rewards, where one wrong gamble could cost them everything. By the end of the premiere episode, for the first time in BIG BROTHER history, the Houseguests will be presented with a double-or-nothing offer that may be too good to refuse.

CBS’ summer reality hit will again have three weekly episodes. Beginning Sunday, July 11, the series will air Sundays and Wednesdays (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) and Thursdays (8:00-9:01 PM, live ET/delayed PT), featuring the live eviction show hosted by Julie Chen Moonves.

Immediately following BIG BROTHER’S premiere event will be the return of the romantic competition series LOVE ISLAND for its third season debut.

The following 16 new Houseguests will spend the summer competing for $500,000:

Name: Alyssa Lopez

Age: 24 (will turn 25 on 7/17/21)

Hometown: Sarasota, Fla.

Current City: Sarasota, Fla.

Occupation: Swimwear Designer

 

Name: Azah Awasum (pronounced AH-suh oh-WAH-sum)

Age: 30

Hometown: Baltimore, Md.

Current City: Baltimore, Md.

Occupation: Director of Sales Operations

 

Name: Brent Champagne

Age: 28

Hometown: Cranston, R.I.

Current City: Cranston, R.I.

Occupation: Flight Attendant

 

Name: Britini D’Angelo (pronounced BRIT-knee)

Age: 24

Hometown: Niagara Falls, N.Y.

Current City: Niagara Falls, N.Y.

Occupation: Kindergarten Teacher

 

Name: Christian Birkenberger

Age: 23

Current City: Harwinton, Conn.

Occupation: General Contractor Assistant

 

Name: Claire Rehfuss (pronounced RAY-fuss)

Age: 25

Hometown: Chagrin Falls, Ohio

Current City: New York, N.Y.

Occupation: AI Engineer

 

Name: Derek Frazier

Age: 29

Hometown: Philadelphia, Pa.

Current City: Philadelphia, Pa.

Occupation: Safety Officer

 

Name: Derek Xiao (pronounced SH-ow)

Age: 24

Hometown: Baltimore, MD

Current City: New York, N.Y.

Occupation: Start-Up Founder

 

Name: Brandon “Frenchie” French

Age: 34

Hometown: Camden, Tenn.

Current City: Clarksville, Tenn.

Occupation: Farmer

 

Name: Hannah Chaddha (pronounced CHA-duh)

Age: 21

Hometown: Chicago, Ill.

Current City: Chicago, Ill.

Occupation: Graduate Student

 

Name: Kyland Young

Age: 29 (will turn 30 on 7/13/21)

Hometown: San Bernardino County, Calif.

Current City: Venice Beach, Calif.

Occupation: Account Executive


Name: Sarah Steagall (pronounced STEE-gull)

Age: 27 (will turn 28 on 8/9/21)

Hometown: Boiling Springs, SC

Current City: Ft. Myers, Fla.

Occupation: Forensic Scientist

 

Name: Tiffany Mitchell

Age: 40 (will turn 41 on 8/5/21)

Hometown: Detroit, Mich.

Current City: Detroit, Mich.

Occupation: Phlebotomist

 

Name: Travis Long

Age: 22

Hometown: Austin, Texas

Current City: Honolulu, Hawaii

Occupation: Tech Sales Consultant

 

Name: Whitney Williams

Age: 30

Hometown: Portland, Ore.

Current City: Portland, Ore.

Occupation; Make-Up Artist

 

Name: Xavier Prather (pronounced PRAY-thur)

Age: 27

Hometown: Kalamazoo, Mich.

Current City: Milwaukee, Wis.

Occupation: Attorney

BIG BROTHER follows a group of people living together in a house outfitted with 94 HD cameras and 113 microphones, recording their every move 24 hours a day. Each week, someone will be voted out of the house, with the last remaining Houseguest receiving the grand prize of $500,000. BIG BROTHER is produced by Emmy Award-winning producer Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan for Fly on the Wall Entertainment in association with Endemol Shine North America.

CHEAT TWEET: .@CBSBigBrother announces the 16 all-new Houseguests competing this summer! Watch the HGs move in LIVE during the 90-minute season premiere event July 7 at 8pmET! #BB23 #CBS https://bit.ly/3jxcdMT

Photos are available on https://www.viacomcbspressexpress.com/cbs-entertainment/shows/big-brother/photos

Website: http://www.cbs.com/shows/big_brother/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BigBrother

Twitter: https://twitter.com/cbsbigbrother

Instagram: @cbs_bigbrother

CBS Twitter: https://twitter.com/CBSTweet

Host and EP on Twitter:

Julie Chen Moonves

@JulieChen

 

Allison Grodner

@agrodner22

 

Host on Instagram:

Julie Chen Moonves

@juliechenmoonves

 


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Press Contacts:

Julie Holland

818-655-1594

julie.holland@cbs.com

Christine Park

818-655-1597

christine.park@cbs.com

Photo Contact:

Gaye Ann Bruno

818-655-1542

gayeann.bruno@cbs.com

Press:

Julie Holland
818-655-1594
julie.holland@cbs.com

Christine Park
818-655-1597
christine.park@cbs.com

 

Photo:

Gaye Ann Bruno
818-655-1542
gayeann.bruno@cbs.com