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Big Brother 18 Cast First Impressions & BB18 Winner Predictions

Posted by Anthony Mango Wednesday, June 15, 2016
The 18th season of Big Brother is set to start on June 22, 2016 where another new group of houseguests from all sorts of different backgrounds and different personalities will compete for a chance to win $500,000. For the past few years, I've been making it a point to give my initial perspective on the cast members before the season has officially started, as well as my predictions for what's to come.

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Meet the cast of Big Brother 18 - #BB18 2016

Keep in mind that I'm usually terrible about this, as it revolves around the most basic information out there, and the show revolves around twists that can change the game up at any time. Even when it comes to my favorites and those who I dislike, I tend to change my mind at different points when they prove me wrong one way or the other. Definitely don't place any bets in Las Vegas on what is down below—even when it comes to who I think the jerks and the people I'd be rooting for will end up being!

Bridgette Dunning

Age: 24
Hometown: Fresno, CA
Current city: Ventura, CA
Occupation: Traveling nurse
Three adjectives that describe you: Optimistic, energetic, and awesome.

Favorite activities: I love to practice yoga, run, bake, read sci-fi books, go out with friends, and go to comedy shows.

My life's motto is... Follow your heart.

Bronte D'Acquisto

Age: 26
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Current city: Denver, CO
Occupation: Student
Three adjectives that describe you: Capable, willing, and determined.

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.

My life's motto is... Be willing to do what it takes.

Corey Brooks

Age: 25
Hometown: Dallas, TX
Current city: Dallas, TX
Occupation: Baseball coach
Three adjectives that describe you: Extraordinary, passionate, and lovable.

Favorite activities: I love to travel. Recently, I went to San Francisco to watch my best friend, Ross Stripling, make his MLB debut for the L.A. Dodgers. I like sightseeing, hiking, getting sick bro pics, playing sports, going out and meeting people, trying out new restaurants, playing PS4, and just being active, in general.

My life's motto is... Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get!

Glenn Garcia

Age: 50
Hometown: Bronx, NY
Current city: Bronx, NY
Occupation: Dog groomer/former police detective
Three adjectives that describe you: Small, big, and great.

Favorite activities: Playing with my daughter, deep-sea fishing, and traveling.

My life's motto is... Live every day like it's your last because, one day, it will be.

Jozea Flores

Age: 25
Hometown: Bridgeton, NJ
Current city: Los Angeles, CA
Occupation: Make-up artist
Three adjectives that describe you: Funny, outgoing, creative strategist, and a visual genius.

Favorite activities: Gym, hiking, and yoga.

My life's motto is... If you can trust the ground you live on and take all the risks in the world there is to take, you should have no problem achieving your goals.

Michelle Meyer

Age: 23
Hometown: Washington Township, MI
Current city: Washington Township, MI
Occupation: Nutritionist
Three adjectives that describe you: Quirky, bubbly, and curious.

Favorite activities: Cooking, reading, going on Reddit, watching Live Feeds, researching nutrition-related topics, photography, working out, and selling stuff on eBay.

My life's motto is... "Be underestimated." I want to be smarter than people think I am, stronger than people think I am, etc. It gives you the upper hand!

Natalie Negrotti

Age: 26
Hometown: Caracas, Venezuela, South America
Current city: Franklin Park, NJ
Occupation: Event coordinator
Three adjectives that describe you: Altruistic, athletic, and beautiful.

Favorite activities: I love painting, cooking, baking, eating, napping, shopping, online shopping, doing makeup, doing hair, tanning, pageants, dancing, going on dates, playing with puppies, looking at puppy videos on Instagram and online, party planning, decorating, having tea time, getting dressed-up, doing my nails, and bargain shopping!

My life's motto is... Work hard and play harder!

Paul Abrahamian

Age: 23
Hometown: Tarzana, CA
Current city: Tarzana, CA
Occupation: Clothing designer
Three adjectives that describe you: Honest, spontaneous, and energetic.

Favorite activities: I love to play music, so a jam session is always good. I love going to shows and concerts for the crowd surfing, mosh pits, stage diving, [and] all the fun stuff.

Traveling, hiking and sightseeing are definitely solid activities. I enjoy the outdoors, like the woods and mountains. I'm a thrill seeker, so [I like] essentially anything that can fuel that. I do enjoy a good night out with friends at a fun speakeasy bar in L.A., like Davey Wayne's and No Vacancy.

My life's motto is… To live my life in such a fulfilling way that when I'm on my deathbed, there's nothing left for me to experience.

Paulie Calafiore

Age: 27
Hometown: Howell, NJ
Current city: Howell, NJ
Occupation: DJ
Three adjectives that describe you: Driven, passionate, and quick-witted.

Favorite activities: I love various martial arts, exercise, and instruments. I like Krav Maga the most on the martial arts side and playing the guitar on the instrument side.

My life's motto is... A comfort zone is a wonderful place, but nothing ever grows there.

Tiffany Rousso

Age: 32
Hometown: West Palm Beach, FL
Current city: Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Occupation: High school teacher
Three adjectives that describe you: Passionate, smart, and sincere.

Favorite activities: Playing basketball, wakeboarding, paddle boarding, painting, singing, and playing guitar.

My life's motto is... Live with urgency.

Victor Arroyo

Age: 25
Hometown: Slidell, LA
Current city: Slidell, LA
Occupation: Gym manager
Three adjectives that describe you: Smart, sexy, and fit.

Favorite activities: Working out, playing soccer, and [taking] trips with my friends. Those are the things I love to do, but more than that, I love women. I'm always looking for the next girl to talk to and I'm never satisfied with what I have; I'm always wanting more.

My life's motto is... Get my money, develop my body, and get women.

Zakiyah Everette

Age: 24
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Current city: Charlotte, NC
Occupation: Preschool teacher
Three adjectives that describe you: Charming, bouncy, and ambitious.

Favorite activities: Dancing, modeling, cooking, eating, any form of designing or creating.

My life's motto is... You only live once!


My Favorites = Glenn, Paul, Paulie and Zakiyah

The Lovable One = I can see Paul being the fan favorite if he's as weird as he claims he is

The Villain = There's something about Michelle that makes me think she's going to piss viewers off, but I can't put my finger on it, particularly as she doesn't annoy me like that (yet?)

Biggest Physical Threats = Victor and Tiffany

Biggest Mental Threat = Michelle

Most Attractive = Natalie, Tiffany and Zakiyah (for my personal preferences)

The Showmance = Corey/Bronte, Natalie/Paulie, Zakiyah/Victor.

The Bromance = Paulie and Jozea

Most Annoying = Bronte

The Confrontational One = Natalie is going to get in her own way and create arguments even if she isn't necessarily acting like a diva like many others in the past, although that might happen as well.

The Crybaby = Bridgette

The Dumb Jock = Victor

The Weakest Link = Bronte or Bridgette for the overall game, but Glenn is going to do the worst in physical challenges

Winner Potentials = Jozea or Michelle

What throws this all even more for a loop is that there are four returning houseguests that have yet to be revealed. If they're big players like Vanessa (who I hope doesn't come back, but I fully expect her to) then that could be the biggest unknown. If they're more along the entertaining side of things like Zach Rance (who I do hope returns) then this could just be a fun ride.

Throughout the season, you can hit me up on Twitter @ToeKneeManGo to get my thoughts on Big Brother as it is happening and as I'm watching the live feeds.

What are your first impressions of this group?
Who would you like to see win?
Tell us in the comments below!

Tony Mango is the founder, editor-in-chief, head writer and podcast host of Fanboys Anonymous as well as all other A Mango Tree branches including Smark Out Moment. He is a pundit, creative director/consultant, fiction writer and more. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.