Big Brother 9 Houseguests

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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Adam Jasinski

Date Of Birth: April 30, 1978
Hometown: Cherry Hil, NJ
Current Residence: Del Ray Beach, FL
Pre-Reality Occupation: Public relations manager
Marital Status: Single

Adam has a master's degree in fashion design/marketing. He studied at Camden County College in New Jersey, Parson's School of Design in New York and Fashion Art Italy in Italy. He currently works as a PR manager where he arranges events, does publicity and is the Sponsorship and Creative Director for a foundation.

He describes himself as stylish, trendsetting and a good person and is very proud to have his own clothing label.

Alex Coladonato

Date Of Birth: August 16, 1983
Hometown: Staten Island, NY
Pre-Reality Occupation: DJ company owner
Marital Status: Single

Alex was born and raised in Staten Island with his younger brother by his single mom. His father came into his life in high school and he tragically lost him on 9/11 in World Trade Center 2. Alex has dedicated his life to making his dad proud.

He has his bachelor's degree in business, marketing and advertising and is now working on his second master's degree in childhood education at St. John's University.

Alex owns an entertainment company that throws the hottest bar mitzvahs, sweet 16s and other parties in Staten Island. He has appeared on a billboard advertisement for the Vanderbilt Catering Facility and in a music video featuring Gia Bella.

Allison Nichols

Date Of Birth: July 24, 1979
Hometown: Boston, MA
Pre-Reality Occupation: Pharmaceutical sales representative
Marital Status: Single

Allison attended Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida and graduated with a bachelor of arts/psychology degree in 2002. She also spent a semester at sea, world travel, in the spring of that year.

She currently works in pharmaceutical sales where she works with specialists in the pulmonology/allergy sector. She is also part owner of a pottery studio and is an accomplished painter. Allison was interested in becoming a professional gambler but failed miserably at it. Now she has a strong aversion to gambling and doesn't do it at all.

She is a world traveler who committed over 1,000 hours to Mother Teresa's orphanages in India, Vietnam, China and Japan.  For the past few years, she has actually juggled more than two men at a time while having relationships.

Amanda Hansen

Date Of Birth: August 17, 1984
Hometown: Fridley, MN
Pre-Reality Occupation: Paralegal
Marital Status: Single 

Amanda has a bachelor's degree in paralegal studies/political science. She studied at the Winona State University in Winona, Minnesota.  She currently works as a legal contract specialist for a large health care insurance company.

She's a hopeless romantic and wonders where all the good men are in the world.

Chelsia Hart

Date Of Birth: November 9, 1986
Hometown: Cedar Falls, IA
Pre-Reality Occupation: College student
Marital Status: Single 

Chelsia is currently a German major at the University of Northern Iowa. She has lived in Germany and will be studying in Austria for a year beginning this September. 

She is a hot party girl who says it like it is. She likes older men and is looking to be loved. She describes herself as wild, sincere, competitive and determined with a big attitude.

Her favorite television shows are Big Brother and Nip/Tuck.

Jacob Heald

Date Of Birth: May 15, 1984
Hometown: Dallas, GA
Pre-Reality Occupation: Electrician
Marital Status: Single 

Jacob is an ex-Marine now working as an electrician. He has lived all over the world and attended elementary school in San Diego, California and Okinawa, Japan before moving to Maryland, then Jacksonville, North Carolina.

He is single and trying to move on from his last relationship, although he still has feelings for the woman who was his childhood sweetheart.  He is religious and a regular churchgoer.

James Zinkand

Date Of Birth: November 21, 1986
Hometown: Sarasota, FL
Pre-Reality Occupation: Unknown
Marital Status: Single 

James, a high school graduate, is currently on a mission to ride his bicycle halfway around the world with no money in his pocket. He has also lived in Buenos Aires where he dressed mannequins for a living.

He is currently single, but was engaged to an older woman at one point.

Jen Diturno

Date Of Birth: October 18, 1981
Hometown: Columbus, OH
Pre-Reality Occupation: Bartender
Marital Status: Single

Jen is a fun/crazy party girl who has bounced from one relationship to the next. She is outspoken, real, loves attention and loves boys, although she is very loyal to her current boyfriend.

She earned a bachelor's degree in education from Bowling Green State University in Ohio, and is certified in Special Education K-12. Jen was a special education teacher after she graduated and admits it is a tough job that she misses. She would like to go back to teaching in the fall.

Jen's favorite television show is Big Brother --  she says she hasn't missed a season or an episode.

Joshuah Welch

Date Of Birth: June 3, 1982
Hometown: Dallas, TX
Pre-Reality Occupation: Advertising media buyer
Marital Status: Single

Joshuah is a gay man currently living in Dallas, Texas. He has a bachelor's degree in advertising, with a business minor, from the University of Texas at Austin.

Joshuah came out when he was 18 years old. He says he was a gay man who played straight growing up, playing football and having long term relationships with women. Things changed when he slept with his sister's cheerleading coach--ruining her cheering career--and claims that his family has never forgiven him. He's a bit of an exhibitionist, currently considers himself to be a bisexual and doesn't care what people think of him.

Matt McDonald

Date Of Birth: April 7, 1984
Hometown: Charlestown, MA
Pre-Reality Occupation: Roofing foreman
Marital Status: Single

Matt is an only child who is extremely close with his mom. His dad died when he was only 9 years old.

Matt is the ultimate competitor and feels he has something to prove since he lost on Couples' Fear Factor three years ago. He keeps most of his exes around for "booty calls," except his most recent ex who hooks up or flirts with guys to get him angry.

Matt claims he will be successful on Big Brother because he is the "biggest liar/sweet talker you will ever meet. America will love me." He has a true Boston accent and a ripped body, and he makes sure everyone can see it 365 days a year.

Natalie Cunial

Date Of Birth: November 7, 1979
Hometown: Salem, OR
Pre-Reality Occupation: Bikini barista
Marital Status: Single 

Natalie was a self-described military kid who moved around a lot. Her high school years were spent in Alameda, California, Salem, Oregon and Mililani, Hawaii. She studied at the Chemeketa Community College in Salem as well as the Art Institute of Las Vegas in Nevada.

Natalie is religious and takes her Bible everywhere. She's still very proud of her figure and loves to enter bikini contests. She previously won the title of Miss Hawaiian Tropic Oregon. She claims that she can make any coffee drink imaginable, and in a bikini at that. She is also a painter and dreams of opening a mermaid art store some day.

She describes her perfect romantic partner as someone who is smart, healthy with big strong muscles and he should love football. He should also be adventurous and honest and love God and Jesus.

Neil Garcia

Date Of Birth: September 16, 1978
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Pre-Reality Occupation: Real estate agent
Marital Status: Single

Neil is a gay man who resides in Los Angeles, California. He studied criminology, criminal justice, political science and business management in college but did not earn a degree. He is currently working as a real estate agent though acknowledges that it is a tough profession to be in right now.

He came to Los Angeles from Texas to pursue a modeling and acting career but gave it up when he encountered so many people there that he considers phony.  Neil is currently single.

Parker Somerville

Date Of Birth: April 6, 1981
Hometown: Northridge, CA
Pre-Reality Occupation: TMZ paparazzo
Marital Status: Single

Parker graduated with a bachelor's degree in radio/television from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale and currently works as a member of the paparazzi for TMZ. He served in the Air Force from 1999-2002 and received a general discharge. He admits that he couldn't conform to military standards.

The accomplishment he is most proud of in his life is losing 45 pounds through will power, diet and exercise. His hobbies include socializing, playing his Wii, laughing at other people's expense and doing anything besides working.

Ryan Quicksall

Date Of Birth: September 16, 1980
Hometown: Columbus, OH
Pre-Reality Occupation: College student
Marital Status: Single 

Ryan currently lives in Columbus, Ohio. He's a student at Ohio State University, majoring in economics and business.

He's used to being the center of attention, the popular one in his group and loves it. He has a tendency to be loud, stubborn and opinionated and is sometimes a troublemaker.

When it comes to relationships, Ryan describes his ideal romantic partner as pretty, intelligent, motivated and aware of what she's doing in life. He sees himself as intelligent, easy-going and thinks he has a good sense of humor.

Sharon Obermueller

Date Of Birth: June 24, 1984 
Hometown: Olathe, KS
Pre-Reality Occupation: Realtor and restaurant hostess
Marital Status: Single

Sharon is a military brat (her dad has served in the Marine Corps for 28 years) who easily adapts to any situation. She is spirited and lively, feisty and dramatic, but she also sees herself as being sweet. Sharon, who is currently single, has been in a 12-year on/off relationship with a guy who followed her home in the 8th grade.

She describes herself as loud, dramatic and over the top. She has an associate's degree from Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas and is currently working as a realtor and restaurant hostess.  Her favorite activities include talking, tanning and drama.

Sheila Kennedy

Date Of Birth: April 12, 1962
Hometown: Memphis, TN
Current Residence: Reseda, CA
Pre-Reality Occupation: Stay-at-home mom and former model
Marital Status: Single

Sheila is a former model who is now a stay-at-home mom to a 16-year-old boy, Mikhail. She studied acting for 15 years both in New York and Los Angeles.

Sheila lived the high life with Bob Guccione in his 35-million-dollar mansion for 10 years. In 1984, she was Penthouse Pet of the Year. She is now writing a book about her life.

Sheila claims that she has a temper and yells and cries when she's angry, then just wants to be left alone. She stands up to those who try to intimidate her and stands her ground even if she's scared on the inside. She recently broke up with her boyfriend.