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08.05.2020

IN A “BIG BROTHER” FIRST, THE “ALL-STARS” CAST WAS REVEALED LIVE TONIGHT AS THEY MOVED INTO THE HOUSE DURING THE TWO-HOUR LIVE PREMIERE EVENT ON CBS

This Summer Marks the Series’ 20th Anniversary and Second Time in the

Show’s History to Feature an All-Star Cast

All-Star Cast Includes Winners Nicole Franzel and Ian Terry, Fan Favorites Da’Vonne Rogers and Kaysar Ridha, Great Gamers Cody Calafiore and Kevin Campbell, and the Best to Have Never Won, Including Janelle Pierzina and Dani Briones, Among Others, Who Have One Thing in Common – They All Have Something to Prove

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

In a BIG BROTHER first, the 16 All-Star Houseguests returning to the BIG BROTHER house for its 22nd season were revealed live tonight during the hit summer series’ inaugural live move-in premiere event. This summer marks BIG BROTHER’s 20th anniversary since debuting July 5, 2000 on CBS Television Network. Season 22 is the second time in the series history to feature an All-Star cast, the first being in 2006.

This cast of All-Stars includes past winners Nicole Franzel and Ian Terry; fan favorites Da’Vonne Rogers and Kaysar Ridha; the best to have never won, including Janelle Pierzina and Dani Briones; most memorable Houseguests, such as Bayleigh Dayton and Enzo Palumbo; and great gamers, including Cody Calafiore and Kevin Campbell; among others. These All-Stars have one thing in common – they all have something to prove. Following tonight’s premiere, the series will air Sundays and Wednesdays (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) and Thursdays (8:00-9:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT), featuring the live eviction show hosted by Julie Chen Moonves.

The following 16 All-Stars will spend the summer competing for $500,000:

Bayleigh Dayton (27)

Season(s) Previously Played: 20

Bayleigh had a “showmance” with fellow Houseguest Swaggy C. They’re now married.

Hometown: Kansas City, Mo.

Current City: Los Angeles

Occupation: Model

 

Christmas Abbott (38)

Season(s) Previously Played: 19

Christmas broke her foot during the first week in the house. She had surgery and remained in the game, ultimately placing third.

Hometown: Raleigh, N.C.

Current City: Raleigh, N.C.

Occupation: Fitness entrepreneur

 

Cody Calafiore (pronounced CAL-AH-FEE-OR-EE) (29)

Season(s) Previously Played: 16

Runner-up

Hometown: Howell, N.J.

Current City: Howell, N.J.

Occupation: Soccer coach

 

Dani Briones (33; will turn 34 on August 20)

Season(s) Previously Played: 8 and 13

Dani was the runner-up in season 8, and married her fellow Houseguest from season 13, Dominic Briones.

Hometown: Orange County, Calif.

Current City: Orange County, Calif.

Occupation: Stay-at-home mom

 

David Alexander (30)

Season(s) Previously Played: 21

David played a good social game during his short time on the show, but didn’t have the whole BB experience because his game was cut short, due to a surprise opening night twist.

Hometown: Atlanta

Current City: Los Angeles

Occupation: Senior sales rep

 

Da’Vonne (Day-von) Rogers (32)

Season(s) Previously Played: 17 and 18

Da’Vonne was the first Houseguest to figure out the twin twist in season 17.

Hometown: Inglewood, Calif.

Current City: Inglewood, Calif.

Occupation: Acting coach

 

Enzo Palumbo (42)

Season(s) Previously Played: 12

Enzo was the founding member of “The Brigade,” one of the most famous and successful alliances in BB history that helped him get to the final 3.

Hometown: Bayonne, N.J.

Current City: Bayonne, N.J.

Occupation: Insurance adjuster

 

Ian Terry (29)

Season(s) Previously Played: 14

Winner

Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pa.

Current City: Houston

Occupation: Management consultant

 

Janelle Pierzina (pronounced PEAR-ZINA) (40)

Season(s) Previously Played: 6, 7 and 14

Janelle finished third two seasons in a row and won the first America’s Favorite Houseguest in Season 6.

Hometown: Grand Rapids, Minn.

Current City: Minneapolis, Minn.

Occupation: Real estate agent

 

Kaysar Ridha (pronounced KAY-SUR RID-HA) (39; will turn 40 on August 10)

Season(s) Previously Played: 6 and 7

In season 6, Kaysar was the first Houseguest voted back into the game by the viewers. He was also a member of the first All-Star season of BIG BROTHER.

Hometown: Irvine, Calif.

Current City: Irvine, Calif.

Occupation: Biotech executive

 

Keesha Smith (42)

Season(s) Previously Played: 10

Keesha was voted America’s Favorite Houseguest for her season and ultimately placed fourth.

Hometown: Sterling, Ohio

Current City: Los Angeles

Occupation: Waitress

 

Kevin “KC” Campbell (40; will turn 41 on Sept. 18)

Season(s) Previously Played: 11

Kevin was the first houseguest to be evicted on finale night, placing third.

Hometown: San Diego, Calif.

Current City: San Diego, Calif.

Occupation: Ad agency executive

 

Memphis Garrett (37)

Season(s) Previously Played: 10

Runner-up to BB legend Dan Gheesling, and part of one of the most famous duos in BIG BROTHER, “The Renegades.”

Hometown: Collierville, Tenn.

Current City: Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Occupation: Restaurateur

 

Nicole Anthony (25)

Season(s) Previously Played: 21

Nicole placed third and was voted America’s Favorite Houseguest for her season.

Hometown: Long Island, N.Y.

Current City: Long Island, N.Y.

Occupation: Podcast host

 

Nicole Franzel (28)

Season(s) Previously Played: 16 and 18

Nicole won season 18 and was the first female to beat a male in the final two.

Hometown: Ubly, Mich.

Current City: Ubly, Mich.

Occupation: Social media influencer

 

Tyler Crispen (25)

Season(s) Previously Played: 20

Runner-up and America’s Favorite Houseguest. Currently living with his girlfriend, Angela Rummans, who he met in the house.

Hometown: Rossford, Ohio

Current City: Hilton Head Island, S.C.

Occupation: Entrepreneur/social media influencer

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: #BigBrother: All-Star cast of past winners, fan favorites & iconic players – including @janellepierzina @DayDaVonne_ @danidONAT0 @nicole_franzel @Cody_Calafiore & more – revealed LIVE during the move-in premiere event 8/5! #BB22


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Cast and Crew on Instagram:

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