‘Big Brother 18’ Contestants Include Former Players Vanessa Rousso and Cody Calafiore’s Siblings

Tiffany and Paulie
Tiffany and Paulie Monty Brinton/CBS

Oh brother … and sister! CBS announced 12 of the 16 new contestants who will be competing on Big Brother 18 on Tuesday, June 14, and the cast includes two siblings of former players on the reality competition series.

Among those competing for this summer’s $500,000 grand prize include Paul Calafiore, the older brother of season 16 runner-up Cody Calafiore, and Tiffany Rousso, the younger sister of season 17’s professional poker player Vanessa Rousso.

Vanessa Rousso on BIG BROTHER
Vanessa Rousso on 'Big Brother.' Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images

On her Big Brother bio page, Tiffany, 32, a high school teacher from West Palm Beach, Florida, says that her favorite activities include “playing basketball, wakeboarding, paddleboarding, singing and playing guitar.” While Tiffany may have a penchant for music and athletics, the question still remains whether she is as emotional as her big sis Vanessa, 33, who finished in third place and was known for her on-camera crying spells.

Cody Calafiore on Big Brother.
Cody Calafiore on 'Big Brother.' Cliff Lipson/CBS via Getty Images

As for Paul, 27, a DJ from Howell, New Jersey, his bio page includes his life motto, which reads as follows: “A comfort zone is a wonderful place, but nothing ever grows there.” While that doesn’t provide much insight as to what type of competitor he’ll be, if Paul is anything like his hunky model-actor bro, 25, viewers can expect to see him getting flirty with the ladies in the house.

Both Vanessa and Cody took to Twitter on Tuesday to share their excitement over watching their family members navigate their way through the Big Brother house’s lying, crying and backstabbing.

“In better news, my sister @TiffanyAlexis04 is going to be on @CBSBigBrother this summer!!!! Wooohooo! So excited!!” Vanessa enthused to her 124,000 followers. Cody simply retweeted Big Brother season 16 winner Derek Levasseur's post that mentioned Paul's Twitter handle: “Game time…@PaulieC116@Cody_Calafiore #BB18.”

There’s been online speculation that former Big Brother players will be returning this season to shake things up, but until the full cast is announced, here’s a little bit about the other houseguests you’ll meet this summer:

Glenn Garcia, 50, dog groomer/ former police detective

Zakiyah Everette, 24, preschool teacher

Natalie Negrotti, 26, event coordinator

Michelle Meyer, 23, nutritionist

Victor Arroyo, 25, gym manager

Paul Abrahamian, 23, clothing designer

Jozea Flores, 25, makeup artist

Bronte D’Acquisto, 26, no occupation listed

Bridgette Dunning, 24, traveling nurse

Corey Brooks, 25, baseball coach

Big Brother 18 premieres on CBS Wednesday, June 22, at 8 p.m. ET. 

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