Big Brother 2015: First Impressions of the Cast Part 1

Tomorrow Big Brother 17 ‘takes over’ our lives. This season promises loads of twists, which means our excitement levels have reached new heights. We already expected good things from the Big Brother 15 cast, now we expect great things. As we edge closer to the Big Brother 17 premiere nights, we decided to fully dissect the cast.

Big Brother 17: Shelli Poole

We watched Big Brother 11 and 13’s Jeff Schroeder interview the cast, and then we watched Big Brother Network and The Reality Channel‘s interviews to really try to see who might actually want to play the game.

We broke our Big Brother 17 cast assessments into two parts: women and men. Read part one below and check out part two here.

Big Brother 17: Women

Audrey Middleton


Audrey’s interviews shows that she possesses a lot of fascinating insight into how to play Big Brother. Referencing Dexter Morgan proves she has the right cutthroat attitude.

Audrey seems smart, calm and like her main objective would aim at manipulating players to do most of the metaphorical killing. She will probably use other players as a shield until she needs to make big moves herself. We don’t see her backing down from taking out big threats.

Becky Burgess


Becky gave us the impression that she is a really sweet girl. She might even be nurturing and someone the other houseguests come to to talk about their issues. Players might keep her around based on her likability. However, Becky seems prime showmance potential. Showmances rarely help Big Brother players, so we hope Becky keeps that in mind if she wants to stay longer in the game.

Becky also seems like she might be a bit too trusting, which could make her an easy target for manipulation and eventual early eviction.

Da’Vonne Rogers


Da’Vonne stated that she won’t hold her tongue in the Big Brother 17 house. The Big Brother viewers and live feeders will appreciate Da’Vonne’s no nonsense attitude, but the houseguests might not appreciate it. If she causes too many arguments, Da’Vonne will definitely need to charm her way out of danger. We think she can do it.

Liz Nolan


Liz seems like one of the early favorites for first week eviction. She reminds us a lot of Rachel Reilly from Big Brother 12, not 13. Even if you love Rachel now, you must admit Big Brother 12 Rachel was kind of a mess. She was entertaining, but a mess.

We might be underestimating Liz though, because the right alliance or showmance could keep Liz in the game for quite awhile.

Meg Maley


Meg falls right into the quirky girl category. Her personality could make her one of America’s favorites or strongly hated. We don’t see fans being just neutral on Meg.

We hope Meg takes that quirky girl next door, sweetheart stereotype and shatters it with a hammer. We want to see Meg play hard and well, without being obnoxious.

Shelli Poole


Based on the interviews, Shelli seems like a recruited player. Usually, that’s a big weakness in the Big Brother house. Right now we don’t expect much from Shelli, but that might just make her an underdog who surprises everyone to become a great player. We will have to wait and see before we completely write Shelli off as an early evictee this season.

Vanessa Rousso


Vanessa right now seems like the strongest contestant. She plays games professionally, likable, quite knowledgeable about Big Brother, and determined. If Da’Vonne and her are not already playing together as part of a “twist” this season, we think that they could become each other’s downfalls.

Da’Vonne and Vanessa clearly will recognize each other. Therefore, they need to decide whether to align together (to keep their secrets), or out each other, which will likely make them both early targets. We hope they align together. Big Brother 2015 could become more interesting that way.

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