'Big Brother 18' Reveals Houseguests, Including Two Siblings of Former Players

12:20 PM 6/14/2016

by Brian Porreca

Vanessa Rousso's sister and Cody Calafiore's brother are among those competing for the $500,000 prize.

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After a delayed cast announcement generated outrage from Big Brother superfans, 12 of the new houseguests competing on Big Brother 18 were revealed Tuesday.

Although technically "new," there are two familiar faces competing for the $500,000 prize. Paul Calafiore, the brother of season 16 runner-up Cody Calafiore, and Tiffany Rousso, the younger sister of last season's professional poker player Vanessa Rousso, will get their own shot at competing, lying, crying and backstabbing.

Will Tiffany cry as much as Vanessa did? Will she be as great of a mastermind? Will Paul flirt his way to the finish line like Cody and can he win instead of facing the haunt of second place? Those questions will start to be answered on the season premiere, but in the meantime they do have 10 other houseguests standing in their way.

But that's not all. Although only 12 new houseguests were revealed Tuesday, 16 are expected to play the game. So the long-rumored returning players twist looks to be true. But who will return and what will the twist be? Which houseguests do you want to see return to the game? Who do you not want to see re-enter the Big Brother house? Sound off in the comments below about which veterans you want to see return and which newbies may have the best shot at winning the game. Bring on the twists, Julie!

Big Brother premieres June 22 at 8 p.m. on CBS. 

  • Tiffany Rousso

    Age: 32
    Hometown: West Palm Beach, Fla.
    Occupation: High School Teacher
    Favorite Activities: Playing basketball, wakeboarding, paddleboarding, singing and playing guitar.

  • Paul Calafiore

    Age: 27
    Hometown: Howell, N.J.
    Occupation: DJ
    My Life's Motto Is: A comfort zone is a wonderful place, but nothing ever grows there.

  • Glenn Garcia

    Age: 50
    Hometown: Bronx, N.Y.
    Occupation: Dog Groomer/Former Police Detective
    Three Adjectives That Describe You: Small, big and great.

  • Zakiyah Everette

    Age: 24
    Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.
    Occupation: Preschool Teacher
    Favorite Activities: Dancing, modeling, cooking, eating, any form of designing or creating.

  • Natalie Negrotti

    Age: 26
    Hometown: Caracas, Venezuela
    Occupation: Event Coordinator
    Most Difficult Part About Living in the Big Brother House: Living with men because I have never lived with a man in my house, not even my own father!

  • Michelle Meyer

    Age: 23
    Hometown: Washington Township, Mich
    Occupation: Nutritionist
    Favorite Activities: Cooking, reading, going on Reddit, watching live feeds, researching nutrition-related topics, photography, working out and selling stuff on eBay.

  • Victor Arroyo

    Age: 25
    Hometown: Slidell, La.
    Occupation: Gym Manager
    My Life's Motto Is: Get my money, develop my body and get women.

  • Paul Abrahamian

    Age: 23
    Hometown: Tarzana, Calif.
    Occupation: Clothing Designer
    Three Adjectives That Describe You: Honest, spontaneous and energetic

  • Jozea Flores

    Age: 25
    Hometown: Bridgeton, N.J.
    Occupation: Makeup Artist
    Three Adjectives That Describe You: Funny, outgoing, creative strategist and a visual genius.

  • Bronte D'Acquisto

    Age: 26
    Hometown: San Diego, Calif. 
    Favorite Activities: I love to solve math problems consisting of calculus, statistics and probability. I also run, look at adoptable dogs, stretch and walk to the mall to purchase more hair accessories.

  • Bridgette Dunning

    Age: 24
    Hometown: Fresno, Calif. 
    Occupation: Traveling Nurse
    Favorite Activities: I love to practice yoga, run, bake, read sci-fi books, go out with friends and to comedy shows.

  • Corey Brooks

    Age: 25
    Hometown: Dallas, Texas
    Occupation: Baseball Coach
    Three Adjectives That Describe You: Extraordinary, passionate and loveable.