Speculation is running rampant as to whom might be among the 20 contestants that will be announced on June 21st – so here is my guess on 20 or so possibilities based on what I have read around the net… I’ll just list the most likely contestants from each season.
Season 1: George Boswell is about the only one to consider from the first season. Eddie, the season one winner, has already said he won’t do it because he is busy with a new business venture.
Season 2: Will Kirby, Mike Malin, Bunky Miller, and maybe Monica Bailey. Will and Mike are the most likely of this group; both have been involved in other ‘reality’ type shows since Big Brother. I honestly don’t think anyone else from BB2 would have any interest or time (Nicole Nilson has also been quoted as saying she would not do a whole show but might participate in some fashion)..
Season 3: Josh Feinberg, Roddy Mancuso, Tonya Paoni – Not much to choose from with this group – and I am not even sure if any of these three would play if asked. But the other ‘bigger names’ are rumored to be too busy and/or not interested.
Season 4: Alison Irwin, Jun Song, Michelle Maradie, Nathan Marlow, Dana Varela, Erika Landin – and possibly more – this house had a lot of very competitive people so I could see many of them willing to come back for a couple months.
Season 5: Scott Long, Marvin Latimer, Holly King, Diane Henry, Jase Wirey, Drew Daniel – like Season 4, a large list to choose from here, most of the names I listed were trying to get into ‘acting’ so assuming they still are you have to guess they would be interested.
And finally Season 6: Howie Gordon, Kaysar Ridha, Janelle Pierzna, James Rhine, Sarah Hrejsa, Michael Donnellan, and none of the perceived ‘bad guys.’
Alrighty…. that’s 26….. more than they need but of course a few are long shots. And since this is an “All Star” version, chances are each participant will be guaranteed a minimum payout as was the case with “Survivor All Stars” – so perhaps there are others I could not even fathom that would be willing to do the show for a few weeks and assume they would get voted out early.
Lets be blunt here… will they have a gay cast member this year (Bunky? I can’t see Beau being invited based on his poor handling of alcohol, Ivette is doubtful, Marcellas is in theory commited to doing the internet show on Big Brother, and Will Wikle frankly wasn’t a very interesting ‘character’) ? What about an African American contestant? Every year there has been at least one but will any former contestants want to return (or be asked), thats why I suggested Marvin from BB5.
I guess we will know for sure in about 3 more weeks!!!