BB18, Day 5: Rounding Out The Newbies

Jeff Schroeder introduces everybody to Tiffany Rousso, Vanessa’s sister.

Nothing new in the news about how the game is faring, in fact it’s likely we won’t know anything before Wednesday night. But don’t worry, I still have plenty to talk about, including analyzing the last three newbie houseguests. If you don’t see you favorite here, check over the past few days, as I’ve already reviewed 9 of the new 12.

At age 50, Glenn Garcia from The Bronx is the oldest houseguest since Jerry McDonald finished third in the tenth season behind Memphis and Dan. Usually, the cast consists of contestants in their 20’s and 30’s, usually with a token 40-something thrown in. Do I think that’s fair? No. But these shows are not about doing what’s fair, it’s about producing ratings. Just the way the TV world works, and has for decades.

A lot of people make a big deal of Glenn being a Donald Trump supporter, and I wish they wouldn’t. I don’t think politics has anything to do what makes a houseguest good or not so good, as we saw with Helen during BB15. It’s the personality you bring to the table. That being said, I do wonder what made Glenn a former detective and a current dog groomer, as I’ve seen a few others on social media wonder about. Did he get jaded as a detective, or did he merely seek a better, more rewarding profession?

Usually, older houseguests do very well on the show when they’re on. They have to be good to get on a show dominated by younger adults, right? But, there are exceptions to every rule, and I think it’s possible Glenn gets lost in the early alliance shuffle, not being able to fit in with a younger crowd. He’ll be a “hit or miss” kind of contestant, going quickly or going very far.


Over to Natalie Negrotti, 26, who comes to us from New Jersey via Venezuela, and was once a cheerleader for the New York Jets. One thing that immediately sticks out about her from her bio pic is she appears to have had breast augmentation done, not that there’s anything wrong with that. It’s just another one of those thing we see in Big Brother every season, by necessity or otherwise. Maybe it’s because those who get that kind of surgery get a confidence, a pep in their step they wouldn’t ordinarily have. Just my guess from a male perspective.

Natalie being a former cheerleader reminds me that these are usually the type of contestants who are unafraid of mixing it up in the house and doing some ruthless things, regardless of the bigger picture not favoring such big moves. Jennifer Vasquez from BB6 comes to mind looking at Natalie’s bio, as does Victoria from a couple of years ago. Think she’ll have a hand in taking out some big players, leaving herself open for her own ouster just past the jury level.


The final stop on the tour of newbies is Tiffany Rousso, who is the sister of Vanessa Rousso, the third place finisher a season ago who just missed winning the season on a single question in the last HOH competition. Kind of the BB equivalent of losing the Super Bowl by one point. Tiffany and Vanessa now join the Montgomerys, Reillys, and Nolans as the fourth set of sister to play a Big Brother season, either in different seasons or the same season.

Surely Tiffany realizes that she’ll need a totally different game than Vanessa had in order to go far this season. I have to think the other newbies and returnees will be looking for a master manipulator among them. From what I’ve read, Tiffany might be honest from the onset as to who her sister is, and I have to wonder if this won’t be mistake.

She might be able to make some Vanessa-like plays early on, bur as the final eviction before the jury looms in late July, I see the house pulling off a major blindside to take her down, a move that will go into the annals of Big Brother history and lore that leaves the live show crowd gasping. Tiffany will be back teaching math class in Florida in time for the start of the next school year in August.


Tomorrow, a look at the four rumored returnees.


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