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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Adria Klein




FAVORITES

TV shows: Las Vegas, CSI, Seinfeld 

Actors: Harrison Ford, Hugh Jackman, Will Smith 

Actresses: Julia Roberts, Lucy Liu 

Bands: Tim McGraw & Deputy Fire, Montgomery Gentry, Aerosmith 

Hobbies: Writing, dancing, working out, watching movies 

Sports to Play: Softball, bowling, Hacky Sack 

Sports Teams: Troy State Softball, Braves 

Outdoor Activities: Softball, fishing, motocross, scuba diving, hunting, camping 

Music: Country, hip-hop, R&B 

Cereals: Oatmeal, Quaker Squares, Golden Crisps, Granola 

Snack Foods: Fruits, Cheetos 

Cookies: Chocolate homemade with chocolate chunks and Duncan Hines white icing 

Candy Bars: Twix, Peanut M&Ms 

Alcoholic Drinks: Red wine, Keoke Coffee & Crown Royal with Pepsi 

Non-Alcoholic: Sweet tea with lemon, water, Pepsi 



Q&A

What is your motto?
Being fit is twice the fun!

What three adjectives best describe you?
Outgoing, fit and energetic

Who is your personal hero?
My mom: she has been a great inspiration to me. She is a strong, independent and beautiful woman.

Why did you want to be on BIG BROTHER?
I think it would be amazing to win the money and to continue education on fitness and nutrition.

What strengths do you bring to BIG BROTHER?
I'm a leader and am focused. I am also a great cook and fitness guru.

What weaknesses do you bring to BIG BROTHER?
I am open to everyone. I think this could hurt if I don't watch it.

What comfort item from home will you miss the most?
My husband Lenny. I love to cuddle with him, and my pillow too. 

What type of news from the outside world will you miss the most?
My family news. I love to talk about the day's events, work and outings.

Do you tend to perform better in physical or mental competitions?
I am a strong athletic competitor, but performance starts with the mind.

How do you plan to win BIG BROTHER?
I'm a southern girl, so good ol' hospitality and charm is the strategy.

What is your biggest fear as you begin BIG BROTHER?
Not making it to the end--I came to win!

Michael "Cowboy" Ellis




FAVORITES

Films: Bad Boys, 8 Seconds 

TV shows: Friends, TWO AND A HALF MEN 

Actors: Robin Williams, Will Smith, Adam Sandler 

Actresses: Julia Roberts, Meg Ryan 

Bands: No favorite 

Hobbies: Riding bulls, spending time with my family 

Sports to Play: Basketball, football, bowling 

Sports Teams: OU, Dallas Mavericks 

Outdoor Activities: Roping, hunting 

Music: Country 

Cereals: Raisin Bran 

Snack Foods: Chips 

Cookies: Oreos with milk 

Candy Bars: Snickers 

Alcoholic Drinks: No favorite 

Non-Alcoholic: Dr. Pepper 

Q&A

What is your motto?
If you want something so bad that you can taste it, don't let nothing get in the way of your dreams.

What three adjectives best describe you?
Caring, loving, dependable

Who is your personal hero?
My soon-to-be wife and our son.

Why did you want to be on BIG BROTHER?
The chance of a lifetime, and a chance to win the money for my family.

What strengths do you bring to BIG BROTHER?
My personality

What weaknesses do you bring to BIG BROTHER?
My emotions

What comfort item from home will you miss the most?
My bed

What type of news from the outside world will you miss the most?
CBS

Do you tend to perform better in physical or mental competitions?
Physical

How do you plan to win BIG BROTHER?
Going in the house with my head up and being myself.

What is your biggest fear as you begin BIG BROTHER?
Friends and family watching

Diane Henry





FAVORITES

Films: Titanic, Peal Harbor, Goodfellas, The Green Mile 

TV shows: The Sopranos, Sex and the City, Nip/Tuck, Pimp My Ride 

Actors: Robert De Niro, John Travolta, Tom Hanks 

Actresses: Charlize Theron, Julia Roberts 

Bands: Eminem, Evanescence 

Hobbies: Shopping, music 

Sports to Play: Basketball 

Sports Teams: Cincinnati Reds, Bengals 

Outdoor Activities: Camping 

Music: R&B, rap, hip-hop, country 

Cereals: Cookie Crisp, Apple Jacks 

Snack Foods: Store-bought pizza, Pringles, pickles, soft pretzels 

Cookies: Chocolate chip, sugar 

Candy Bars: Heath, Snickers 

Alcoholic Drinks: Patron and 1800 tequila, cosmopolitan 

Non-Alcoholic: Mountain Dew, milk, water 



Q&A

What is your motto?
Treat people as they treat you.

What three adjectives best describe you?
Funny, confident, easygoing

Who is your personal hero?
My mom, because she believes I can accomplish my huge dreams the most

Why did you want to be on BIG BROTHER?
So I could become half a million dollars richer and be on TV

What strengths do you bring to BIG BROTHER?
Humor, cleanliness, a good alliance/friendship quality

What weaknesses do you bring to BIG BROTHER?
Small white lies

What comfort item from home will you miss the most?
My dogs, Skeeter and Snoop Dogg

What type of news from the outside world will you miss the most?
Good music, movies and celebrity gossip

Do you tend to perform better in physical or mental competitions?
Physical, probably

How do you plan to win BIG BROTHER?
Befriend everyone and be myself

What is your biggest fear as you begin BIG BROTHER?
That there will be snotty girls in the House



Drew Daniel




FAVORITES

Films: Braveheart, The Shawshank Redemption, Great Expectations 

TV shows: Curb Your Enthusiasm, Seinfeld, Friday Night Stand-Up on Comedy Central 

Actors: Johnny Depp, Tom Hanks, Mel Gibson 

Actresses: Julia Roberts, Gwyneth Paltrow, Renée Zellweger 

Bands: Maroon 5, U2, Coldplay, Matchbox 20, Train 

Hobbies: Boating, clubbing, traveling 

Sports to Play: Golf, basketball, volleyball 

Sports Teams: Ohio State Buckeyes & Miami of Ohio Football 

Outdoor Activities: Kayaking, fishing, rollerblading 

Music: Techno, hip-hop, country 

Cereals: Lucky Charms, Trix, Apple Jacks 

Snack Foods: Fig Newtons 

Cookies: Peanut Butter 

Candy Bars: Rolos 

Alcoholic Drinks: Corona and rum & Coke 

Non-Alcoholic: Lemonade



Q&A

What is your motto?
Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.

What three adjectives best describe you?
Smart, fun, genuine

Who is your personal hero?
My parents

Why did you want to be on BIG BROTHER?
$500,000 was my motivation to meet some real people.

What strengths do you bring to BIG BROTHER?
I have a lot of patience and mental stamina, and I can discover people's ulterior motives quickly. 

What weaknesses do you bring to BIG BROTHER?
Women have been distracting to me in the past--we'll see if that stays consistent.

What comfort item from home will you miss the most?
My cell phone

What type of news from the outside world will you miss the most?
How my family is doing

Do you tend to perform better in physical or mental competitions?
I usually perform very well in mental competitions.

How do you plan to win BIG BROTHER?
I will strategically use my enemies to my advantage.

What is your biggest fear as you begin BIG BROTHER?
Not being able to trust anyone!

Holly King




FAVORITES

Films: Edward Scissorhands, The Little Mermaid 

TV shows: Friends, Will & Grace, The Simpsons, Three's Company, I Love Lucy 

Actors: Jim Carrey, Johnny Depp, Robin Williams 

Actresses: Brittany Murphy, Angelina Jolie, Nicole Sullivan 

Bands: No Doubt, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Cure, The Bangles, Berlin 

Hobbies: Decorating, dressing my mannequin, yoga, art 

Sports to Play: What's sports? Painting my toes 

Sports Teams: Holly Diana Super Team 

Outdoor Activities: Hiking, camping, boating, snorkeling; I love nature stuff 

Music: 80s all the way 

Cereals: Trader Joe's banana or cranberry or pecan clusters, or special K with Red Berries 

Snack Foods: Guacamole with thin crackers, wasabi peas, vegan gourmet nacho cheese from Whole Foods 

Cookies: Vegan chocolate chip cookies from Whole Foods 

Candy Bars: No favorite 

Alcoholic Drinks: Margarita, mud slide, blended drinks without rum (I'm allergic) 

Non-Alcoholic: Extreme Caramba, no sugar, no whipped cream, from The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf 



Q&A

What is your motto?
Live like a cat: be sexy, sneaky & have nine lives.

What three adjectives best describe you?
Fun, funny, happy

Who is your personal hero?
David Hazeltine: despite odds or hard times, he's always smiling and living life.

Why did you want to be on BIG BROTHER?
For "Blondekind," not to be poor anymore and to raise money to open my cat rescue center

What strengths do you bring to BIG BROTHER?
Kindness, funniness, happiness, willingness to go out on limbs for people, creative ideas

What weaknesses do you bring to BIG BROTHER?
Food issues that may affect my group competitions; I'm opinionated; I'm dramatic

What comfort item from home will you miss the most?
My cat Bubbles. She'll miss me the most, so it hurts, knowing that she doesn't understand where I am.

What type of news from the outside world will you miss the most?
The stock market (joking!); what new crush Diana has; new styles; how my cats are

Do you tend to perform better in physical or mental competitions?
Hmmm…good question. I don't know; it could go both ways.

How do you plan to win BIG BROTHER?
Making as many close friends and allies as possible; not being a threat

What is your biggest fear as you begin BIG BROTHER?
People's poor judgments about me based on first impressions and not giving me a chance or getting to know me better; cruel people who are closed-minded freaks

Jase Wirey




FAVORITES

Films: Meet Joe Black, City of Angels 

TV shows: Monday Night Football, American Chopper 

Actors: Brad Pitt 

Actresses: Meg Ryan (how cute is she?) 

Bands: Country, my band Whiskey Dix 

Hobbies: Our band, working out 

Sports to Play: Backyard football 

Sports Teams: Washington Redskins 

Outdoor Activities: Water activities 

Music: Willie Nelson kicks a** 

Cereals: No favorite 

Snack Foods: Quaker Oats bars, Yogurt, almonds 

Cookies: No favorite 

Candy Bars: No favorite 

Alcoholic Drinks: Cold beer, red wine 

Non-Alcoholic: Quality H2O, milk 



Q&A

What is your motto?
F them if they can't take a joke.

What three adjectives best describe you?
Crazy, crazy, crazy

Who is your personal hero?
Brad Pitt: he has it all

Why did you want to be on BIG BROTHER?
Paydirt

What strengths do you bring to BIG BROTHER?
Too many to list. Just kidding!

What weaknesses do you bring to BIG BROTHER?
Never expose your weaknesses!

What comfort item from home will you miss the most?
My puppy dog

What type of news from the outside world will you miss the most?
Um, well gee, me on TV!

How do you plan to win BIG BROTHER?
A controlled mess! Like falling on the ground, yet missing the dog turd.

What is your biggest fear as you begin BIG BROTHER?
Fear is for those that are not prepared. I'm ready.

Karen O'Neil-Ganci




FAVORITES

Films: Trading Places, Ford Fairlane, holiday classics, Goodfellas 

TV shows: The Honeymooners, Wheel of Fortune, THE PRICE IS RIGHT, LATE NIGHT WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG KILBORN 

Actors: Angus T. Jones 

Actresses: Doris Roberts 

Bands: Ones that don't lip-sync 

Hobbies: Art, music with Larry, cooking, baking, biking, running, working out 

Sports to Play: I'm up for anything competitive. 

Sports Teams: The ones that don't have piss-poor sportsmanship skills 

Outdoor Activities: Everything is better outside. 

Music: My husband's stuff 

Cereals: Granola in yogurt or salad 

Snack Foods: Fresh fruit 

Cookies: My homemade: so good they'll make you wanna smack your grandma 

Candy Bars: Dove Dark, Godiva, anything without caramel 

Alcoholic Drinks: Piña colada 

Non-Alcoholic: Anything diet, Diet Rite tangerine or grape 


Q&A

What is your motto?
Don't piss in my ear and tell me it's raining!

What three adjectives best describe you?
Creative, extroverted, competitive to the point of insanity

Who is your personal hero?
Whoever caught Britney lip-syncing

Why did you want to be on BIG BROTHER?
This competition is in my blood!

What strengths do you bring to BIG BROTHER?
What you see is what you get with me. I'm not afraid to tell it like it is.

What weaknesses do you bring to BIG BROTHER?
I'm usually with my hubby 24/7, so being away from home will probably tap my emotions hard.

What comfort item from home will you miss the most?
Big Italian sausage! Mmmm…you know what I'm sayin'?

What type of news from the outside world will you miss the most?
Hearing how President "Super-Genius" plans to get re-elected.

Do you tend to perform better in physical or mental competitions?
I run seven miles a day at home, so my endurance is stronger than ever.

How do you plan to win BIG BROTHER?
Gonna wind that House up tighter than a bull's a** in fly season!

What is your biggest fear as you begin BIG BROTHER?
Peanut butter constipates the hell outa me!

Lori Valenti




FAVORITES

Films: Scarface, Donnie Darko 

TV shows: ER, The Sopranos, Family Guy 

Actors: Michael Rappaport, Nicolas Cage, Vince Vaughn 

Actresses: Courtney Cox 

Bands: Oasis 

Hobbies: Yoga 

Sports to Play: Tennis 

Sports Teams: Red Sox 

Outdoor Activities: Walking, running, hiking 

Music: R&B, hip-hop 

Cereals: Frosted Flakes 

Snack Foods: Ice cream 

Cookies: Chocolate chip 

Candy Bars: Snickers 

Alcoholic Drinks: White wine 

Non-Alcoholic: Lemonade 



Q&A

What is your motto?
Just smile.

What three adjectives best describe you?
Personable, dependable, happy

Who is your personal hero?
My mother

Why did you want to be on BIG BROTHER?
Winning the money

What strengths do you bring to BIG BROTHER?
Positive attitude

What weaknesses do you bring to BIG BROTHER?
I'm messy.

What comfort item from home will you miss the most?
Ice cream

What type of news from the outside world will you miss the most?
How my family is doing

Do you tend to perform better in physical or mental competitions?
Physical

How do you plan to win BIG BROTHER?
By being a good player, forming trusting relationships and being honest

What is your biggest fear as you begin BIG BROTHER?
That I will have to eat peanut butter and jelly for a week

Marvin Latimer




FAVORITES

Films: Pulp Fiction, Goodfellas, Training Day 

TV shows: The Sopranos 

Actors: Denzel Washington, Al Pacino 

Actresses: Halle Berry 

Bands: Van Halen, Prince 

Hobbies: Golf, sex 

Sports to Play: Golf 

Sports Teams: Dallas Cowboys 

Outdoor Activities: Golf, fishing, drinking 

Music: Hip-hop, rock 

Cereals: No favorite 

Snack Foods: Hot peanuts, pork skins 

Cookies: Chocolate chip 

Candy Bars: Snickers 

Alcoholic Drinks: Corona Extra, Fisher Amber 

Non-Alcoholic: Ginger ale 



Q&A

What is your motto?
Live a life with no regrets.

What three adjectives best describe you?
Maverick, mercurial, dynamic

Who is your personal hero?
God

Why did you want to be on BIG BROTHER?
Cash

What strengths do you bring to BIG BROTHER?
Mental strength; no fear; I say what I want; I'm real.

What weaknesses do you bring to BIG BROTHER?
I'm too real for some people.

What comfort item from home will you miss the most?
MP3s

What type of news from the outside world will you miss the most?
Sports

Do you tend to perform better in physical or mental competitions?
Mental

How do you plan to win BIG BROTHER?
A six-person alliance, then stab two in the back; be the gourmet chef

What is your biggest fear as you begin BIG BROTHER?
Not getting sleep, not enough bathroom time, being voted off first

Mike Lubinski




FAVORITES

Films: A Bronx Tale, Notting Hill, Jerry McGuire, As Good as It Gets 

TV shows: ER, Friends, Frasier, THE KING OF QUEENS, Will & Grace 

Actors: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Jack Nicholson, Edward Norton, Tom Cruise 

Actresses: Julia Roberts, Kate Hudson, Meryl Streep, Catherine Zeta-Jones 

Bands: AC/DC, ZZ Top, Kid Rock, Led Zeppelin 

Hobbies: Autograph collecting, home improvement, yard work 

Sports to Play: Volleyball, softball, Darts 

Sports Teams: Pistons, Lakers, Yankees 

Outdoor Activities: Gardening, playing with kids 

Music: Rock, country, top 40, gospel, oldies 

Cereals: Cap'n Crunch, Honey Bunches of Oats 

Snack Foods: Baked goods like donuts, pastries, etc. 

Cookies: Oatmeal raisin, peanut butter 

Candy Bars: 100 Grand, Snickers, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups 

Alcoholic Drinks: Rum and coke, screwdriver 

Non-Alcoholic: Ice tea 



Q&A

What is your motto?
It's not how you play the game, it's whether you win or lose.

What three adjectives best describe you?
Competitive, loyal, smart

Who is your personal hero?
George W. Bush or Rush Limbaugh

Why did you want to be on BIG BROTHER?
To win money

What strengths do you bring to BIG BROTHER?
Competition, outgoing personality

What weaknesses do you bring to BIG BROTHER?
I'm not exciting

What comfort item from home will you miss the most?
Ice tea with Realemon lemon juice

What type of news from the outside world will you miss the most?
All news, especially Rush

Do you tend to perform better in physical or mental competitions?
Mental

How do you plan to win BIG BROTHER?
Being agreeable, friendly, and winning key competitions

What is your biggest fear as you begin BIG BROTHER?
Time away from family and work

Nakomis Dedmon




FAVORITES

Films: Bowling for Columbine; Run, Lola, Run; Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels 

TV shows: Forensic Files 

Actors: No favorite 

Actresses: No favorite 

Bands: 27, The Flaming Lips, Nine Inch Nails, Neurosis 

Hobbies: Drawing, drinking coffee, hanging out 

Sports to Play: Soccer, tag 

Sports Teams: No favorite 

Outdoor Activities: Rock climbing, camping 

Music: Rock, ambient, industrial, progressive 

Cereals: Lucky Charms or Pops 

Snack Foods: Jerky, anything microwaveable 

Cookies: Chocolate chunk 

Candy Bars: Heath, Mounds 

Alcoholic Drinks: Shiner-Bock, mixed drinks, no gin 

Non-Alcoholic: Apple soda 


Q&A

What is your motto?
I'll sleep when I'm dead. Coffee is God. I'm happy with myself no matter whose skin I'm in.

What three adjectives best describe you?
Artistic, stubborn, odd

Who is your personal hero?
All single parents, but mostly my mom.

Why did you want to be on BIG BROTHER?
It is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. 

What strengths do you bring to BIG BROTHER?
I'm funny, I can be entertaining, and I'm good with mind games.

What weaknesses do you bring to BIG BROTHER?
I tend to be overly judgmental.

What comfort item from home will you miss the most?
My clocks and art supplies

What type of news from the outside world will you miss the most?
Current world events and breakthroughs

Do you tend to perform better in physical or mental competitions?
Both, but more so in mental

How do you plan to win BIG BROTHER?
Become friends and find out how they work and use that against them

What is your biggest fear as you begin BIG BROTHER?
That I won't get a chance to start

Natalie Carroll




FAVORITES

Films: Fried Green Tomatoes, Indiana Jones 

TV shows: Home Improvement 

Actors: Hugh Jackman 

Actresses: Julia Roberts 

Bands: Deputy Five, Tim McGraw 

Hobbies: Fitness, softball, Hacky Sack 

Sports to Play: Softball, bowling 

Sports Teams: Atlanta Braves 

Outdoor Activities: Hiking, swimming 

Music: Country, hip-hop, R&B 

Cereals: Oatmeal, granola, Quaker Squares 

Snack Foods: Fruits, vegetables 

Cookies: Chocolate chunks 

Candy Bars: PayDay, Twix, M&Ms 

Alcoholic Drinks: Red wine, keoke coffee 

Non-Alcoholic: Tea, Pepsi, water 



Q&A

What is your motto?
Be the best that you can be.

What three adjectives best describe you?
Open, funny, energetic

Who is your personal hero?
My mom

Why did you want to be on BIG BROTHER?
For the chance to win

What strengths do you bring to BIG BROTHER?
Energy and a light attitude; great cook, fitness instructor

What weaknesses do you bring to BIG BROTHER?
None that I'm aware of

What comfort item from home will you miss the most?
My down pillow and my husband

What type of news from the outside world will you miss the most?
Family news

Do you tend to perform better in physical or mental competitions?
I'm a strong athlete; however, that takes a lot of mental work

How do you plan to win BIG BROTHER?
By not getting kicked out of the House

What is your biggest fear as you begin BIG BROTHER?
Boring people in the House

Scott Long




FAVORITES

Films: Cocktail, Troy, Dumb & Dumber, Zoolander 

TV shows: MXC, Sportscenter, The O'Reilly Factor, Friends 

Actors: Paul Walker, Kevin Costner, Brad Pitt 

Actresses: Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, anyone hot 

Bands: Coldplay, Eminem, The Clarks, any 80s music 

Hobbies: Lifting, eating food, being cool 

Sports to Play: Wakeboarding, surfing, basketball 

Sports Teams: Pitt, Steelers, Real Madrid, Team USA! 

Outdoor Activities: Boating, jet skiing, outdoor shopping 

Music: Everything motivational & easy going is good also 

Cereals: Raisin Bran, Cookie Crisp 

Snack Foods: Jerky, fruit, cheese, GNC 

Cookies: Mmm, chocolate chip 

Candy Bars: No favorite 

Alcoholic Drinks: Apple martini, any shot, Diet & rum 

Non-Alcoholic: Water, Slurpees, HUGS 



Q&A

What is your motto?
No pain, no fame

What three adjectives best describe you?
Savage, outgoing, relaxed

Who is your personal hero?
Anyone who puts their heart on the line for something they believe in

Why did you want to be on BIG BROTHER?
$500,000; exposure; to be an American icon!

What strengths do you bring to BIG BROTHER?
Open and great heart, funny and easy going, yet strong and in control

What weaknesses do you bring to BIG BROTHER?
Being looked at as a threat based on looks

What comfort item from home will you miss the most?
My body pillow! Can't sleep without it.

What type of news from the outside world will you miss the most?
Sports! Also, the Olympics and hearing about the brave men and women in our military.

Do you tend to perform better in physical or mental competitions?
I'm 6'4", 210 and very smart, so I'd say both!

How do you plan to win BIG BROTHER?
Openness and friendliness, being everyone's best friend, and having a deceitful strategy!

What is your biggest fear as you begin BIG BROTHER?
The unexpected--before and after it's done.