Big Brother held an open casting call at the State Social House in West Hollywood this past Saturday, March 11. Over 600 reality TV personality hopefuls braved the cold and the threat of rain on The Sunset Strip for a chance to be a Houseguest in Big Brother Season 25.
Big Brother follows a group of people living together in a house outfitted with 94 HD cameras and 113 microphones. The show records their every move 24 hours a day. There are challenges each week, alliances are built, and then someone gets voted out of the house. The last remaining Houseguest standing walks away with a grand prize of $750,000.
Casting call participants say they stood in line for over three hours to get their closeup with a slew of producers and casting agents. Two long lines were formed–one ran down Holloway Drive, and the other was on Sunset Boulevard.
The casting call in West Hollywood attracted some past Big Brother houseguests like Amber Nichol Borzotra, a contestant in Big Brother 16. She is the champion of reality competition series The Challenge: Double Agents. She also competed on The Challenge: Spies, Lies & Allies, and MTV’s Ride or Dies.
Borzotra was showing off her baby bump with her boyfriend and baby’s daddy, Chauncey Palmer, at her side. Palmer is also known as a contestant in MTV’s longest-running series, The Challenge, where competitors face grueling physical and mental challenges to win $1 million.
Fans of Big Brother were also excited to see Kyland Young from Season 23. Several of the aspiring cast members took selfies with Kyland, who also appeared the U.S. version of The Challenge.
However, the crowd went wild for the winner of Big Brother 24, Taylor Hale, who surprised everyone when she showed up State Social House. “It was so much fun to hang out at the @CBSBigBrother open call yesterday!” She tweeted on Sunday. “Everyone brought the energy (and some of y’all had a good time at the bar 🤣). Good luck #BB25! We’re all rooting for you!”
CBS confirmed that Big Brother is returning for Season 25 this upcoming summer. “We are coming back for our 25th season of the show,” said Julie Chen via Twitter shortly after the show crowned its winner for Season 24. “And if you want to be on the show, all you have to do is go to bigbrothercasting.tv to try out. Who knows? Expect the unexpected. You might be a house guest. I’ll see you next summer. Bye.”