CBS has finally revealed which 11 stars will be walking through the front door of “Celebrity Big Brother” on February 7 and it is safe to say this season is going to be lit! The cast is comprised of actors, athletes and reality TV stars who are all desperate to remain relevant by any means necessary. As soon as these personalities start backstabbing each other, the potential for high drama and epic meltdowns will be off the charts. I can’t wait! But who do you want to see go home before the competition even begins? Click through our photo gallery above or read our breakdown of each houseguest below, and then be sure to vote in the poll.
Omarosa: Clearly the casting department hit the jackpot when they secured this disgruntled former White House staffer and twice-fired star of Donald Trump’s “The Apprentice.” She is one of reality TV’s original villains and will purposely stir up drama as soon as she walks through the door. People have varying opinions about this outspoken instigator, but Omarosa makes for good TV! And she might spill the tea on some Presidential drama.
Brandi Glanville: I can’t think of a person more poised to clash with Omarosa than this star of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” Brandi will appear on any TV show that asks and she knows what the producers want from her. Expect plenty of arguments followed by tears from this drama queen.
Marissa Jaret Winokur: This Broadway actress made a name for herself by winning a Tony Award as Tracy Turnblad in “Hairspray.” In recent years she’s kept busy with TV spots on “Girls,” “Crashing” and “Scream Queens,” so her face may be one that “Big Brother” fans are familiar with even if they don’t know her name.
Ross Mathews: This popular television host is so inoffensive and likable that I imagine he will become everyone’s best friend in the house. Ross also knows how to dish the dirt behind closed doors so I’m looking forward to his diary room confessions.
Mark McGrath: The former lead singer of Sugar Ray and co-host of “Extra” is my early pick to win this. Not only is he a likable social threat, he seems cunning and smart enough to play the game without high emotion.
Keisha Knight Pulliam: Of course most people know this actress as Rudy Huxtable, the youngest child from “The Cosby Show.” I’m sad this beautiful, talented actress has resorted to reality TV, but I suppose those Cosby residuals have slowed down now that the re-runs have been pulled from so many networks.
Chuck Liddell: This retired mixed martial artist and former UFC Light Heavyweight champion should be a physical threat to contend with in challenges. I don’t know much about his personality, but if he’s a hot head he won’t last long.
Ariadna Gutierrez: This former Miss Colombia was famously crowned Miss Universe in 2015 before host Steve Harvey announced he had made a mistake and Miss Philippines was actually the winner.
Metta World Peace: This former NBA player and coach has made the rounds to various reality TV shows since retiring. He seems to generally get along with fellow cast mates so he may fare well considering he should also be a physical challenge beast.
Shannon Elizabeth: This actress and model is most famous for her appearances in films such as “American Pie” and “Scary Movie.” She has not made the reality TV rounds quite as extensively as some of these other houseguests and remains a bit of a mystery to me.
James Maslow: This singer from Big Time Rush is charming, good looking and seems to be generally sane. For those reasons he could be boring … or a threat to win it all.
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