My Thoughts On The BB14 Houseguests!

by Matt Richmond on July 8, 2012

I thought I would write up this little article and give you my thoughts on the new BB14 Houseguests. I’ve watched 3 sets of interviews with each of the houseguests including the ones on,, and Superpass. I’m going to go through each houseguest one at a time.

Ashley is an interesting one. I’ve already seen people saying that Ashley is ‘loco’ which I think may not be far from the truth. I really like that she is a fan of the show. She says she and her mother have been watching since Season 1 together and that they subscribe to the live feeds. In her interviews she says that she wants to use a ‘Snow White strategy’ and have her seven dwarfs working for her, even if they don’t know that they are in an alliance with her. Also, in one her interviews she said that the dwarfs would have to die. I’m just going to go out on a limb here and say that I don’t think this strategy is going to work. However, I do think that she is going to be quite entertaining to say the least. If I was one of the mentors I would steer clear of her. I feel like she is going to be a loose canon but I could be wrong.

Queen: “Mirror, Mirror on the wall. Who’s the fairest of them all?”
Mirror: Ashley Iocco.
Queen: Why Ashley, I thought you were going to say Snow White?
Mirror: I was, but Ashley has a spray tan, and Snow White is really pale.
Queen: Oh.

Danielle is a nurse and she says she has been a huge fan of the show since Season 10. She comes off as sweet and innocent but I don’t think she is as sweet and innocent as she seems. However, I didn’t like what she said that she was going to do when she got into the house. She said that she wants to lay low and not make a move until weeks 9 or 10. So basically she just wants to end up in the final 2 and win. She also said that she’s not opposed to a showmance, as did many of the new houseguests, and I’m thinking her and Shane could possibly have one. He said he has a thing for Southern belles in his interview. Not sure how I feel about Danielle yet. I’m hoping she’s different in the game than in her interview.

Frank is another big fan of the show. He says he’s been watching since Season 6. He’s an interesting guy. He seems to be pretty level headed and I think houseguests will like him. He says that he wants to create a ‘Dream Team’ of sorts and then he started talking about basketball players to describe what he wants to do. So I guess we’ll have to wait and see what he does. It should be interesting to see where he fits into the group. I hope he does something in the game and doesn’t up just sitting around for the summer. I wonder which mentor will pick him. He says he thinks he’s most comparable to Mike Boogie and that he admired Dan’s game.

Ian is by far one of my early favorites. He is a 21 year old engineering student. He has been watching the show since he was 10 and believe me, he is a superfan. If you don’t believe me, check this out: LINK. He is definitely a student of the game. He seems very analytical and I think he’s going to be a force to be reckoned with. I was watching ‘Rumor Control’ on Friday and Chelsia, Laramy, and Rachel all went on record to say that they think he has the best chance of winning Big Brother 14. He has a very small frame so he will be great at endurance challenges. He probably won’t be viewed as a physical threat in the beginning and the girls in the house will love him. He reminds me of Matt Hoffman and Eric Stein. I think Ian is definitely one to watch. Also, in his interview he mentioned that he wouldn’t be surprised if there was a Hantz in the house. So he knows who the Hantz’ are and I think that he will be able to easily identify Willie.

I really like Jenn. I think she is a really cool person and would probably be a lot of fun to hang out with. She seems to have a laid back personality but if you cross her, shit will probably hit the fan. Her downfall is going to be that she wasn’t a fan before being cast so she doesn’t know the game that well. But it seems as though she has sreet smarts and she has been on the music scene for a long time so it’s clear she knows how to interact with people. I think that she will get a long with everybody in the house. She seems like she could hang with the girls and with the guys. Can’t wait to see what she does.

Jodi is another Big Brother superfan. She subscribes to the feeds and seems to know the history of the show really well. I think she has a great personality. She says that her downfall is going to be opening her mouth at the wrong times. She said that she doesn’t want to be a floater. It should also be interesting to see who she forms a connection with upon enterting the house. She said that she thinks she will be a pyshical threat in the competitions. We shall see about that. I’ve heard a lot of comparisons to Kalia from BB13. I think Jodi knows much more about the game than Kalia did entering the house so she could be an interesting one to watch play.

Since Joe was a lat minute replacement, we haven’t seen much of him yet. He didn’t participate in press day so therefore no interviews with him have been released. There are some videos of him on YouTube cooking and he seems pretty crazy. I’ll have to see more of him before I can make a final judgement.

JoJo is a bartender from Staten Island. She was not a fan of the show before her casting process began but she says that she’s watched 4 complete seasons and parts of other ones. I like JoJo. She seems like she will be interesting to watch.

Kara is a model and former Playmate of the Year. She says she has been a fan of the show since the end of All-Stars. On Rumor Control one of the hosts Laramy was saying that he doesn’t see her doing anything in the game and that when he interviewed her she gave a lot of one word answers. I noticed that too in one of the other interviews she did. I have a feeling she might not do much in the game either and slip through to the end.

Shane is house flipper from Vermont. He is also not a fan of the show although it seems like he caught Seasons 12 and 13 before he was sequestered. I feel like he will definitely have a showmance with someone (i.e. Danielle, because I don’t see it happening with Kara or JoJo). He doesn’t seem that interesting. Maybe he’ll be different inside the house. He will definitely be targeted as a physical threat. He said he’s a nice guy and all I could of was that his lat name is ‘Meaney.’

I found Wil to be extremely funny in all of his interviews. He says he was a fan of the show during the first three seasons and then his friend sent him a link about a casting call and the same day a casting director scouted him to go audition. I think we will get some great DR sessions out of him. I don’t think he would be afraid to make some moves in the game. Not sure exactly how he is going to play yet. He has some pretty funny videos out on YouTube. Also, I want to mention that in his Idol audition that some posted on YouTube he was shown with a bunch of bad singers but he sang in one of the interviews and he actually does have a good voice.

Mr. Hantz is definitely going to be the villain of the season. He says he wants to go in their and cause a lot of controversy and have people hating each other but not letting them know that he is behind all of it. He says he knows that he needs to play differently than Russell did. He is going to be very interesting to watch. Although, he better watch it because Ian is going to be on to him and I think the returning mentors will quickly figure out who he is as well. Whichever mentor picks him, is going to have a BIG target on their team. It should be interesting to see if he admits who is if someone figure it out or if he keeps denying it. He’s going to have a very hard time getting to the end. It should be fun to watch!

As for my thoughts on the returing mentors…I’m psyched for Janelle and Dan to be returning. They will be FANTASTIC as mentors. I’m ok with Boogie returning but I’m sure most people would rather have Dr. Will. The latest rumors seem to have Britney as the frontrunner for the last mentor spot. I was a big fan of Britney on BB12…she have great diary rooms. But I would LOVE to have Daniele Donato be the fourth mentor!!!

What do you think about my thoughts on the new houseguests? Do you agree/disagree? How about the mentors? Who do you think is returning as the final mentor? Leave a comment below and let me know your thoughts on the newbies!

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