Last night was the live move-in special of season 22 of the hit reality series Big Brother. While I don’t usually stan over this show COVID-19 has made it so I sort of have to.
We met the houseguests (who were all COVID-free and quarantined prior to filming) and watched Cody snag the first HoH title, while Memphis, Nicole A, Ian and Kevin found themselves as the Have-Nots, and Christmas won $5k.
So, like The Challenge I wanted to get into the players stats, and predictions after just one episode of the show.
Previous Shows(s): BB20, The Challenge: Total Madness
Hometown: Kansas City, Mo.
Known for: Bayleigh had a “showmance” with fellow houseguest Swaggy C. where he famously proposed at the finale. The two are now happily married and living in LA. Bayleigh goes hard for her man making her “meltdowns” a little intense…
Alliance predictions: Da’vonne and Christmas, eventually she will find a different alliance.
Christmas Joy Abbott
Previous Show(s): BB19
Hometown: Raleigh, NC
Occupation: Fitness Entrepreneur/Influencer
Known for: Christmas broke her foot during the first week in the house after a piggyback gone wrong.
Alliance predictions: Bayleigh? She hasn’t come into this season with a lot of friends it seems.
Previous Show(s): BB16
Hometown: Hackensack, New Jersey
Occupation: Soccer coach
Known for: Cody was the runner-up to Derrick in BB16 after evicting Victoria in the final 3. Cody is also the brother to fellow BB player, and MTV’s The Challenge’s Paulie Calafiore.
Alliance predictions: Bros will be bros; Cody appears to be working with Tyler and Nicole F.
Dani Briones (Daniele Donato)
Previous Show(s): BB8 and BB13
Hometown: Orange County, Calif.
Occupation: Stay-at-home mom
Known for: Being a likeable villain, competing with her estranged father on BB8 and was the runner-up in season 8, and married her fellow Houseguest from season 13, Dominic Briones.
Alliance predictions: Nicole F, Tyler, and Cody.
Previous Show(s): BB21
Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia
Occupation: Senior Sales Rep
Known for: David was eliminated night one of BB21 in a game twist.
Alliance predictions: Hard to say, David had to ask who some of his cast mates were. Maybe fellow outsider Nicole A?
Previous Show(s): BB17 and BB18, The Challenge: Final Reckoning, The Challenge: War Of The Worlds 1.
Hometown: Inglewood, CA
Occupation: Acting Coach
Known For: She’s an icon. She’s a legend. She IS the moment. Da’Vonne was the first houseguest to figure out the twin twist in season 17 (Liz and Julia) who she then competed against on The Challenge WOTW1 and had a legendary blowup with Paulie BB18.
Alliance predictions: Janelle (I hope), Bayleigh, Kevin, and Keesha.
Previous Show(s): BB12
Hometown: Bayonne, NJ
Occupation: Insurance Adjuster
Known for: Enzo was the founding member of “The Brigade,” one of the most famous and successful alliances in BB history that helped him get to the final 3.
Alliance predictions: Nicole A, Cody, Tyler, Memphis, Nicole F?
Previous Show(s): BB14
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Occupation: Management Consultant
Known for: Winner of BB14 and member of the Quack Pack alliance. Also, squeak squeak.
Alliance predictions: Either Nicole? Janelle? He seems to be playing a quiet game so far.
Previous Show(s): BB6, BB7, & BB14
Hometown: Minneapolis, MN
Occupation: Real Estate Agent
Known for: Janelle finished third two seasons in a row and won the first America’s Favorite Houseguest in Season 6. Janelle is one of the best players of the show.
Alliance predictions: Kaysar, Da’vonne, Ian, and Kevin.
Previous Show(s): BB6 & BB7
Hometown: Irvine, CA
Occupation: Biotech Exec.
Known for: In season 6, Kaysar was the first houseguest voted back into the game by the viewers. He was also a member of the first All Star season of Big Brother. Kaysar is the first and only Muslim houseguest in BBUS history.
Alliance predictions: Janelle, Nicole A?
Previous Show(s): BB10
Hometown: Sterling, Ohio
Known for: Keesha was voted America’s Favorite Houseguest for her season and ultimately placed fourth. Her legendary birthday episode. Anybody want cake?
Alliance predictions: Da’vonne…
Previous Show(s): BB11
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Occupation: Ad Agency Exec
Known for: Kevin was the first houseguest to be evicted on finale night placing third.
Alliance predictions: Janelle, Da’vonne, Kaysar, Nicole A?
Previous Show(s): BB10
Hometown: Collierville, Tenn.
Known for: Runner-up to BB legend, Dan Gheesling, and part of one of the most famous duos in Big Brother, “The Renegades.”
Alliance predictions: Enzo, Cody, Tyler, Nicole F.
Previous Show(s): BB21
Hometown: Long Island, New York
Occupation: Podcast Host
Known for: Nicole placed third and was voted America’s Favorite Houseguest for her season.
Alliance predictions: Enzo, Ian, and Kaysar.
Previous Show(s): BB16 & BB18
Hometown: Ubly, Michigan
Occupation: Social Media Influencer
Known for: Nicole won season 18 and was the first female to beat a male in the final two. She is currently engaged to BB alumni Victor.
Alliance predictions: Dani, pretty much any man…
Previous Show(s): BB20
Hometown: Rossford, Ohio
Occupation: Entrepreneur / Social Media Influencer
Known for: Runner up and America’s Favorite Houseguest. Currently living with his girlfriend, Angela Rummans, who he met in the house.
Alliance predictions: Cody, Memphis, Nicole F.
We are only one episode in but with Cody as the first HOH this is a great first step toward a bro-lliance making it far in the game.