As we get ready for tonight’s premiere of Big Brother 15, I wanted to run through my initial impressions of the Houseguests from my time with them last week at CBS. As part of an interview about that experience, IHateBigBrother.com (it’s a tongue-in-cheek name, they actually love BB) asked for just two words on each HG. Since two words is hardly enough for my rambling, here’s the rest of my thoughts from that interview.
If you haven’t met all of the BB15 cast yet then I highly recommend you start with our compilation video here linking to all of our interviews with them. Then scroll on down and read my initial impressions from meeting each of them.
Meet The Big Brother 15 Houseguests – “It’s Time”:
My First Impressions of the Big Brother 15 Houseguests:
Aaryn Gries: Pretty & sweet – This was the best I could for Aaryn. She didn’t give me a lot to run with during our talk, but let’s hope she lights up once she gets in the house. Read bio & watch interview
Andy Herren: Great potential – Playing the BB role of “typical gay male” he’ll know he can get the girls on his side, but he’s not so over the top that he’ll be considered “one of the girls” and could still play the guys’ side too. Read bio & watch interview
David Girton: Like dude – He’ll expect to be dragged along through the game like he says he does back home in life. Or maybe he’ll completely surprise me and it was all an act. I hope so. Read bio & watch interview
Elissa Slater: Not Rachel – They want you to think she’s Rachel 2.0, but I’m not buying it. If viewers give her a chance and the HGs don’t have a knee-jerk reaction when they figure it out she’ll do well. Read bio & watch interview
GinaMarie Zimmerman: Brooklyn party – Not in a bad way. I didn’t care for the “HG JoJo” persona, but GinaMarie doesn’t come across nearly as abrasive. Her fun side should suit her game well. Read bio & watch interview
Howard Overby: Quiet & reserved – Very nice guy, but he’s going to have to relax and open up a lot more than he did in his interview if he doesn’t want to be seen as stand-off’ish and aloof. Read bio & watch interview
Jessie Kowalski: Texas smile – Really sweet girl and smart too. She knows the game well enough to anticipate the next move, but will she be cut throat enough to backstab a friend in the house when the time comes? I’m not convinced. Jessie told me how she gave up valuable space in her luggage to bring books to avoid sequester boredom. Read bio & watch interview
Judd Daughtery: Beer buddy <-- If I had to pick one guy to go grab a beer with it'd be him. Very friendly, very comfortable in his skin, and very ready to play the game that he knows well. Read bio & watch interview
Kaitlin Barnaby: Those eyes! <-- Shane changed my perspective on what a complete novice can offer to viewers. But watch out, Kaitlin. She's beautiful, sweet, and easy going. The other girls will hate her for it. There is little to no "girl power!" in the Big Brother house and I fear a short residency. Read bio & watch interview
McCrae Olson: Unknown quantity – Didn’t met this guy at all and haven’t seen much on him yet. Seems fun and goofy, but after a run of Ian Terry’s and John Cochran’s (Survivor) I think HGs will be on the lookout for the next “nerd guy.” Read bio & watch interview
Spencer Clawson: Bearded buddy – Great plan going in to make himself be the guy that others say they would rather be around for 90 days than say the name above. How he stacks up in the competitions when he has to win could be his deciding factor on success. Read bio & watch interview
Now it’s your turn. What do you think of this all-new batch of Houseguests for Big Brother 15? Share your thoughts in the Comments section below.
We can’t wait to see them in action tonight on CBS starting at 8/7c! Be sure to join us during and after as we countdown to the Live Feeds turning on at 9PM PT.