BIG BROTHER 21 Houseguests Announced

Meet the new houseguests competing for $500,000! Sixteen fresh faces will be scheming, scamming, and fighting to be the last one standing.

CBS announced the Big Brother 21 cast Monday. To the surprise of many, this season doesn’t have any familiar faces or old houseguests.

The new guests vary in age from 22 to 31, with the exception of one 53-year-old sharing the house full of Millennials and Gen-Zers.

However, not all super-fans of the show are too happy with the announcement. Some fans tweeted at the casting director, calling him out for casting fame hungry people from social media.

“Just put normal people in the house who want to play the game. It’s way more entertaining than these recruits and influencers,” said one fan.

Here are the names of the new cast, their ages, and where they’re from.

Holly Allen, 31
Hometown: Lander, WY

Analyse Talavera, 22
Hometown: Northridge, CA

David Alexander, 29
Hometown: Atlanta, GA

Nicole Anthony, 24
Hometown: Long Island, NY

Tommy Bracco, 28
Hometown: Staten Island, NY

Kathryn Dunn, 29
Hometown: Irving, TX

Kemi Faknule, 25
Hometown: Elkridge, MD

Cliff Hogg III, 53
Hometown: Houston, TX

Ovi Kabir, 22
Hometown: Oakridge, TN

Nick Maccarone, 27
Hometown: Sewell, NJ

Jack Matthews, 28
Hometown: Chicago, IL

Jackson Michie, 23
Hometown: Nashville, TN

Jessica Milagros, 30-ish
Hometown: Chicago, IL

Christie Murphy, 28
Hometown: Staten Island, NY

Sam Smith, 31
Hometown: West Nanticoke, PA

Isabella Wang, 22
Hometown: Mount Olive, NJ

Season 21 of Big Brother kicks off with a two-night premiere on June 25th and 26th, at 8pm ET/5pm PT on CBS.

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez


Jennifer Lopez is a writer and producer at AfterBuzz TV.