Meet Your 'Big Brother 9' Cast!
Post by: Sal
For the first-ever winter edition of "Big Brother," CBS has assembled the show's biggest cast ever -- and they're all looking to hook up.
In fact, they'll have no choice but to do so. All 16 players are single, but the wrinkle in the game this season is that when they enter the house, each will be paired with a "soul mate." Whether they end up liking one another or not, their fate in the house will be tied to their partner.
Each pair will also live together as a couple -- which means, per CBS, that they will "sleep in the same bed, hold Head of Household as a couple, be nominated for eviction as a pair, and if the time comes, say their goodbyes together upon eviction."
"Big Brother" has eschewed its more typical mix of ages for this season; all but one of the houseguests is under 30. The only exception is Sheila, a former model and self-professed cougar who's 45.
The crew includes a couple of students, a paparazzo (26-year-old Parker), an electrician and a "bikini barista." What's that? Pretty much what it sounds like -- someone (in this case, 28-year-old Natalie) who serves coffee while wearing a bikini. Finally, there's 21-year-old James, a Floridian who says he's riding his bicycle around the world.
Julie Chen will be back as host of the show, which premieres Tuesday, Feb. 12 and will air Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday nights, with Wednesdays being eviction episodes starting Feb. 20.
For a full list of the contestants click on the link below: