Celebrity Big Brother is back!
After a successful first run here in the United States, CBS greenlit a second season of the entertaining and often controversial series. While the premise is simple, adding celebrities to the mix created a brand new environment that fans flocked too.
Sure it’s fun to see regular people trapped in a house, fighting delusions and each other daily, but don’t we all want to see unfiltered celebrities at the beck and call of the almighty Big Brother?
As a seasoned viewer for many years, there are a few things I look out for when measuring a houseguests rate of success: competition prowess, their ability to adapt and how well they can talk their way out of any situation.
Keeping those things in mind, here are my thoughts on how well the houseguests will do in the paranoid palace known as the big brother house.
Here’s the thing about Tom Green; he’s a bit of a wildcard. The Tom we’re used to seeing is wild and crazy and over the top, but is that the real Tom Green? One of the greatest aspects of the first season of Celebrity Big Brother was getting to see the real people behind the headlines.
It’s possible that Tom ends up being a totally calm, rational human being that gets along with everyone and finds his way to the end. Am I betting on that outcome? Not so much. But I do think Tom will be the most likely person to bring us good feeds.
Like a few other stars in the cast, Kato has made his rounds through the reality tv circuit, so he should be aware of what it means to be his authentic self while the cameras are rolling.
He appears to be pretty down to earth and likable enough, that if he finds himself in the right alliance, he has potential.
There was once a time when Joey’s face was on the walls of millions of teenagers around the world! If this were Celebrity Big Brother set in 1995, I would have high hopes for the star, as everyone might be too scared to evict the teenage heartthrob.
But alas, the year is 2019, and while Joey Lawrence is still a relevant name in Hollywood, it will be interesting to see how his fellow housemates receive him. He has always come across as pretty even-keeled, so he could fly under the radar and make it past the first few evictions.
Kandi is a Grammy award-winning artist and probably the most accomplished celebrity in the cast, but will that help her in the big brother house? My guess is no. While Kandi has been a fixture on reality tv for years, it’s unclear if she’s truly ready for the craziness she’s just signed up for.
While she may be most likely to name drop and maybe give us some behind the scenes information in regards to her fellow real housewives, I’m not sure that the competitive, cutthroat world of big brother was made for her.
What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of Dina? Well, duh, Lindsay.
But after that, it’s probably Mom. Being a parental figure in the Big Brother house usually works for a bit, as it helps you seem none threatening. But eventually, the house will flip and realize that if they sit next to everyone’s favorite mama bear, in the end, they won’t win.
Dina seems like a middle of the pack kind of person who will do well to listen and observe and let the bigger plays pick one another off.
Could we have a potential mean girls alliance on our hands? With Dina in the house and AARON SAMUELS there as well, that is a possibility.
Jonathan has the 100-watt smile and charisma to make himself the lovable guy in the house that no one wants to get rid of. But similarly to Dina, that charisma will only get you so far, and you will become target number 1 faster than you can say, “That is so fetch!”
Ricky, Ricky, Ricky. It’s been a while since he’s been in the public eye, but he’s back and apparently ready to get locked inside the house for a few weeks. From the outside, he has also seemed to be a pretty chilled out person, which is a great trait to have as a houseguest.
When everyone is screaming and crying and turning themselves into bigger targets, you want to be eating your food and minding your business. And that’s exactly what I think Ricky will do.
Lolo Jones is an absolute beast in the sports community, and for that reason alone she will be seen as an immediate threat. But the key for her will be to play up the angle that she can protect people by winning competitions.
If she can form an alliance that values her strengths and isn’t intimidated by them, she has a very good chance of making it to finale night.
Ryan has always been a wildcard in so many ways, and I don’t see this being that different. He has just a good a chance of winning, as he has of being the first one sent home.
But with these personalities, I think the chances are he will bond with the ladies, and they will want to see him go far in the game. And much like Lolo, I believe people will see his physical strengths as an asset to them.
From the White House to the Big Brother House. What a leap! The Mooch will definitely be one of the most talked about houseguests of the season and could even provide us with a few national headlines a la Omarosa last year.
And while everyone will be familiar with Anthony and his backstory, much like Omarosa, I think he will come in guns blazing, looking for an alliance and being true to them until the end. If he can find a solid number two, he will be there come finale night.
If you’re not into professional wrestling, then you may be unfamiliar with the purple haired diva, Eva Maria. But she’s no stranger to reality tv, so she should be ready for all the drama that may come her way while she’s locked away for a few weeks.
Eva seems like a smart person and hello she was in the WWE so that she will be a huge physical presence throughout the season. If I were a betting person, I would put some money down on her for sure.
My pick to win it all is none other than the youngest Braxton, Ms. Tamar. An admitted fan of the show, Tamar knows what it takes to win, and she will have some of that insider knowledge that helped Marissa and Ross go far last season.
Since she’s familiar with how the show works, I expect her to find an alliance that works best for her skills and puts her in the best position to win the game. And let’s be real, Tamar is going to keep us entertained for many weeks and isn’t that a major reason why we love the show so much?
Tamar is going to bring us funny diary rooms, golden feeds, and strategic gameplay. What more could we want?
Alright fanatics, you know my thoughts heading into the season, so now it’s your turn to hit the comments below and let me know who you think will be winning this season and why!
Whitney Evans is a staff writer for TV Fanatic. Follow her on Twitter.