Big Brother season 17 is about to kick off and the housemates this year has a transgender for the first time ever who would be competing against the others for the grand prize.
Big Brother is like a social experiment that everybody loves except maybe the people in it. The 14 Houseguests are locked in a house, cut off from the entire world and observed through multiple cameras around the house while each contestant competing against each other. The winner takes $500k home.
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This year, CBS will be featuring the slot for fifteen contestants again and this time around, they will be featuring a transgender contestant for the first time ever. Audrey Middleton, a digital media consultant from Georgia, who was originally Adam Middleton will be competing in this season.
Audrey called herself the Beyonce of her life and described herself as the misunderstood hero in the introductory video she sent to CBS. She also added that she loves to dress up and look glamorous and she could get down and dirty.
Audrey’s participation was announced a few days after Caitlyn Jenner came out and it is going to be a really positive spin to know how people respond to Audrey being in the house. On the whole, Audrey is not the first transgender on Big Boss because the season 5 of Big Boss UK actually had a transgender win the competition; Nadia Almada.
Considering that, Audrey’s chances might be good but one has to keep in mind that this will be the first time for the American audience to see a transgender on their TV screens and their reaction is expected to be what it was towards Caitlyn Jenner, only greater.
The other contestants include Vanessa Rousso, a professional poker player who has won multiple games in World Poker Tour (WPT). Her introductory video claimed that Vanessa has always been competitive and being a world class poker player means that she is great at bluffing and managing her emotions.
At 32, she is the second oldest competitor this time around. Da'Vonne Rogers, a 27-year-old poker dealer from Los Angeles, California is a nemesis of Rousso and the producers might want a poker angle to work for the show this time around maybe.
Other Big Brother contestants include;
Jace Agolli, a 23-year-old personal trainer currently from Venice Beach, California,
Becky Burgess, a 26-year-old retail manager from Denver, Colorado,
Clay Honeycutt, a 23-year-old graduate student at Texas A&M,
James Huling, a 31-year-old retail associate currently from Wichita Falls, Texas,
Meg Maley, a 25-year-old server currently living in New York City,
Austin Matelson, a 30-year-old professional wrestler from Woodland Hills, California,
John McGuire, a 27-year-old dentist living in Jefferson Township, Pennsylvania,
Audrey Middleton, a 25-year-old digital media consultant from Villa Rica, Georgia,
Steven Moses, a 22-year-old college student from Gouverneur, New York,
Liz Nolan, a 23-year-old marketing coordinator from Miami, Florida,
Shelli Poole, a 33-year-old interior designer from Atlanta, Georgia,
Jason Roy, a 25-year-old supermarket cashier from Swansea, Massachusetts.
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The cast for this season has been announced a week prior to the premiere of the season which is set to air on 24th June.