Is currently Miss India UK and says that the greatest love of her life is money, “I don’t believe in love as every man is, or will be a cheater”. Deana has successfully modelled in both the UK and India and, by the age of 18, had earned enough money to purchase her own house. She says she’s very ambitious and hardworking and that she finds boys easier to get on with than girls because they are jealous of her looks. As her mother has always done everything for her and she employs servants when she is working in India, Deana has no idea how to wash up, iron and can’t cook.
A model and Mixed Martial Arts fighter. He is currently taking time off from competing to concentrate on modelling for the likes of Abercrombie & Fitch and Hollister. Arron's looking to return to M.M.A after Big Brother. He’s mainly in it for the "glory" and loves being the centre of attention, "thousands of people watching the fight, coming out with your hand in the air... like being famous".
Former boarding school girl from Surrey, describes herself as “weird, embarrassing and a bit of a loser." She also confesses that she is terrible with boys, "I'm not a very cool person; if I try to act aloof I come across socially inept." Has never had a boyfriend and her parents still give an allowance.
Currently the assistant manager in a nail varnish outlet but last year worked at the Playboy Casino in Mayfair as a hostess as well as being a 'Jet bunny' travelling on the Playboy jet. She met Hugh Hefner twice on her travels. Her party trick is to smoke a cigarette with her boobs and she down ten tequila shots in 30 seconds.
Is from Northern Ireland and states, "I’m the sexiest 24-year-old from Derry. FACT!" The most important person in his life is him – "Basically I love myself."Conor’s party trick involves him wrapping his "man bit" around his wrist – people call it "the cock watch" and he claims it has got him plenty of interest from girls.
Grew up on a farm in Jersey. From the age of five Lauren was a gymnastics prodigy and by the age of 13 she had represented Jersey before taking up karate. She’s currently a black belt and holds three world championship titles.
Luke A, 31
Is a development chef, born in South Africa but raised in Wales. Most people in his life are unaware he was born female, "my family and wife know, that’s about it". From a young age he felt like "a boy in a girl’s body".He began gender transition four years ago, having surgery and regular testosterone injections; he hopes that being on the show will help to show ‘trans guys’ that you can lead a normal life. Luke has been married for two years, "I knew that she was the one, I was tired of chasing girls". They knew each other about a week before he told her he was transgendered. Luke A's main hobby at the moment is the gym, "I want to lose at least another stone and have bigger guns and I want a six pack".
Was born in Burton-on-Trent but raised on the streets of Los Angeles where he became member of the infamous LA Crips gang. He says that the best experience of his life so far has been getting clean and sober and back on the straight and narrow. Since the age of 19 he has worked hard to turn his life around and has worked as a mentor for young people in the US. He also wants to work with young adults with drug and alcohol problems in the UK.
Student/Model from Edinburgh who won Miss Edinburgh in 2010 and finished second in Miss Scotland 2011. (She believes that she should have won but was told she was too opinionated by the judges). She got her modelling break during a school catwalk show when she was 17/18, “I got jobs after that and was signed when I was 18/19”.
Is a history student hoping to launch a career as a 'celebrity historian' after Big Brother. He says that his family are mostly unaware he is gay but suspects that they may have "gathered". He has an obsession with the British upper classes and the Regency Rakes from the 1800s are his idols - he admires their cavalier attitude and how recklessly they spent money. A member of shooting and countryside societies at university he enjoys hunting game and would love to visit Africa and "bring trophies back".
This bubbly, energetic, potty-mouthed Essex Girl says she wants to win Big Brother for the fame even if she is loved or hated, she doesn't care which. Ashleigh believes that, "money does make you happy. It sorts out everything" but says that she is not a stereotypical Essex girl, "Yes I wear fake things when I go out but I’m not like that TOWIE lot".
Luke S, 24
Claims he's a charmer who wins people over whether they like it or not "including your girlfriend!" Luke thinks that he's always the best looking alpha male in any bar he goes into and is a compulsive flirt; he likes the attention and having a hold over people.He dropped out of university to work in bars, and got well known in the club scene, which took him in another direction, into club promoting. "Guys want to be me, girls want to be with me". He's only had one serious relationship and says that his ideal type of girl would have a "proper tight body" and not be stupid as he likes a challenge, "if she frustrates me that’s a good thing". Does not like fat people. But he loves a cougar. And he wants four children before he turns 30
Is a flirty, silver-tongued doorman from Luton who also works as a bailiff. He's only recently moved out of home, renting what he calls his 'shag pad'. Chris loves his work even though it’s put him in more than a few tricky situations including being held hostage and being bitten by a dog. Chris describes himself as "a wind up merchant" and is fascinated with conspiracy theories, The Illuminati and anything paranormal. He goes to the gym "religiously, four-days a week, I've got a 50 inch chest" and describes his ideal woman as having "tattoos and tongue piercings. I like a girl that’s got swagger, red hair and fake boobs"
She's engaged to a reality show star Andy Scott-Lee - she met him whilst dancing in a music video for his sister, Lisa Scott-Lee, of Steps fame. Is a professional dancer and as a child she attended three-hour dance classes, six days a week. She's danced with Kylie Minogue, Robbie Williams and Kanye West, amongst others. She says that the best job she’s ever done was for the film 'Mamma Mia' where she was on screen for every ensemble number and even had a scene with Meryl Streep.
This teacher turned porn star writes a newspaper column and appreciates ladies of a certain vintage. Benedict has taught politics, R.E, sociology, German, history, French and geography but was suspended from his last teaching job in 2010 when it was revealed that he was a stripper and had worked in porn. He defended himself against the accusations of improper conduct at a General Teaching Council hearing; he can return to teaching in two years and remains a proud spokesperson for the porn industry. Benedict lives with his 18-year-old foster son whom he says has given his life worth. He is a former student of his.
Is a budding DJ and self-confessed cougar. The Plus Size Model and animal rights campaigner is a former glamour model, who has appeared in countless publications and over 10 TV commercials. Dogs are her pride and joy, "I've got six dogs, I’m the crazy dog lady" and recently set up a dog rescue charity. Since December they have homed 100 dogs, "I want to go worldwide with this. There is nothing more satisfying for your soul than saving a life".
Meet the Wildcards:
The group of 16 will also be joined by a final housemate later on this week who will be voted in by the public following an audition show that was aired before tonight's launch.
Jamie East was seen going on a quest to find this year's winner which saw him end up with three wildcard contestants: Rebecca, Anthony and Bhavesh.
Drama student Rebecca has said if she is voted into the house then she will eat loads of food, but is in a relationship so will not be looking for romance.
Mumbai-born Bhavesh said he wants to go into the house to show that it's okay to be Indian and gay, while Anthony said he will 'sleep in, stay up late and talk to himself' if he goes through the doors.
ANTHONY, 33 This writer, model and actor from Cardiff also plays flute 'in a kind of jazz style in an electro band.' He’s worked as a gothic/alternative Model since 2008 but says his dream would be to be an actor or published novelist. He anticipates that he will be 'sleeping in, staying up late and occasionally talking to himself' in the house.
BHAVESH, 30 This hospital receptionist from Mumbai who now lives in Bournemouth is in a civil partnership and would like to use his time in Big Brother to change the mindset of Indians about being gay. He loves dressing up as Amy Winehouse and has compared himself to Princess Diana and Margaret Thatcher, and admits he can be a diva.
REBECCA, 19 This bubbly larger than life drama student college has previously been an extra on Shameless. She has only had one major relationship and she is still with him, saying she’s only fancied one boy, and that’s her boyfriend.
In a shocking launch night twist, Deana is made to nominate three of her fellow housemates face-to-face.
Conor, Victoria & Lydia are up for eviction
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