Ariana Grande’s Half-Brother to Star on ’Big Brother 16’
Ariana Grande is going to be watching a lot of TV this summer.
The cast of the upcoming season of the CBS reality show "Big Brother" was revealed Thursday afternoon and 16 fresh faced men and women will spend the next three months competing for $500,000, including a female minister, a police sergeant and Frankie James Grande, the openly gay YouTube celebrity who also happens to be the half-brother of pop sensation Ariana Grande.
"Congrats to my big brother on being cast in season 16 of big brother," Ariana tweeted shortly after the cast was announced. "So proud of u / I’m a nervous wreck #bb16 you’re gonna kill it."
Frankie, 31, currently lives in New York City and in a "Big Brother 16" pre-show interview, he reveals he initially applied to be on "Survivor" but when he didn’t hear back, decided to apply for "Big Brother."
When CBS asked him to pick three adjectives that describe him, he chose: "sparkly, charismatic and unreserved."
Frankie plans to win the game by being "the happy likable person that everyone wants to keep around in the beginning, but I will be good at competitions" and use his power in the house to get the other houseguests on his side.