Former NXT wrestler part of new CBS “Big Brother” cast

CBS issued the following:


As Always, Both Houseguests and Viewers Should Expect the Unexpected,

As This Season’s Twist Will Shake Up the House All Summer Long

The Two-Night Season Premiere Airs Wednesday, June 24 and Thursday, June 25

CBS announced today 14 Houseguests who will compete against each other on another twisted season of BIG BROTHER. The special two-night BIG BROTHER premiere begins Wednesday, June 24 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) and Thursday, June 25 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Julie Chen returns as the host.

Houseguests should “expect the unexpected” as new twists will be announced during each night of the two-night premiere. Details surrounding this summer’s exciting new twist will be announced soon.

Following the two-night premiere, BIG BROTHER will air Sundays beginning June 28 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), Wednesdays (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), and the live eviction show hosted by Julie Chen beginning Thursday, July 2 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT).

Below are 14 new Houseguests who will spend the summer competing for $500,000:

Jace Agolli (23) (pronounced A-goalie)

Hometown: Dunwoody, Ga.

Current City: Venice Beach, Calif.

Occupation: Personal Trainer

Becky Burgess (26)

Hometown: Denver, Colo.

Current City: Denver, Colo.

Occupation: Retail Manager

Clay Honeycutt (23)

Hometown: Dickinson, Texas

Current City: College Station, Texas

Occupation: Graduate Student (Texas A&M)

James Huling (31) (pronounced Hue-ling)

Hometown: Sumter, S.C.

Current City: Wichita Falls, Texas

Occupation: Retail Associate

Meg Maley (25)

Hometown: Collingswood, N.J.

Current City: New York, N.Y.

Occupation: Server

Austin Matelson (30)

Hometown: Woodland Hills, Calif.

Current City: Woodland Hills, Calif.

Occupation: Professional Wrestler

John McGuire (27) (will turn 28 on 6/28/15)

Hometown: Scranton, Pa.

Current City: Jefferson Township, Pa.

Occupation: Dentist

Audrey Middleton (25)

Hometown: Villa Rica, Ga.

Current City: Villa Rica, Ga.

Occupation: Digital Media Consultant

Steve Moses (22)

Hometown: Gouverneur, N.Y.

Current City: Gouverneur, N.Y.

Occupation: College Student

Liz Nolan (23)

Hometown: Miami, Fla.

Current City: Miami, Fla.

Occupation: Marketing Coordinator

Shelli Poole (33)

Hometown: Marietta, Ga.

Current City: Atlanta, Ga.

Occupation: Interior Designer

Da’Vonne Rogers (27)

Hometown: Inglewood, Calif.

Current City: Los Angeles, Calif.

Occupation: Poker Dealer

Vanessa Rousso (32)

Hometown: Las Vegas, Nev.

Current City: Las Vegas, Nev.

Occupation: Professional Poker Player

Jason Roy (25) (will turn 26 on 8/13/15)

Hometown: Fall River, Mass.

Current City: Swansea, Mass.

Occupation: Supermarket Cashier

Full bios and photos are available on

BIG BROTHER follows a group of people living together in a house outfitted with 80 HD cameras – four more than last year – and more than 100 microphones recording their every move, 24 hours a day. Each week, the Houseguests will vote someone out of the house. At the end, the last remaining Houseguest will receive 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.

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