NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Big Brother, the popular CBS television program, is holding auditions for its 14th season in 14 U.S. cities and Dallas is one of them.
Hundreds of fans showed up for a casting call at The Fan Sports Lounge over the weekend, hoping to catch Big Brother’s ever-watchful eye.
CBS 11 was allowed to speak to applicants as long as we didn’t use their last names, tell where they were from or what they did for a living –information that could be used against them during the game should they make it to the Big Brother house.
Lindsey was the first one in line. “I got here at 7 a.m.,” she said.
The woman has watched Big Brother for years. “Three times a week,” she claimed. “Every season that it’s on.”
Denzel, who had a Chris Rock type of personality, said, “I’m just ready to win the $500,000.”
Big Brother casting director’s say they’re looking for all kinds of people, from all kinds of backgrounds, who not only know the game but also love it.
Big Brother Casting Representative Bonnie Clark suggests that applicants, “Definitely have an enthusiasm for the game.”
Clark, who has been with Big Brother for the past seven seasons, said the show is looking for people who are genuine.
“Someone’s who’s definitely comfortable in their own skin,” she said. “And just, there’s just certain people that pop automatically when you look at them.”
Lane hoped to pop with his outfit. “I plan on being the guy with the green pants. And, I do have a bow tie,” he said.
Bob, wearing a Mavericks jersey, hoped to wow the casting directors with his Mavs dance moves. “A lot of people know the shovel,” he said, making digging motions with his hands.
Another fan yelled encouragement. “Yeah, dig ’em a hole! Dig ’em a hole!’ the guy said.
Others simply planned to show their game faces.
Denzel proclaimed that, “I’m going to be loud. I’m going to be obnoxious.”
Teresa is a mother of six and grandmother of four. She came with a couple of visible tattoos and an adjustable attitude. “I can be your friend. I can be your worst enemy,” she said with a shrug.
With $500,000 in prize money, many fans hoped to buy their dreams.
“Which is an old Mustang muscle car,” Teresa said.
Big Brother is accepting video applications for the first time. Online applicants who’ve posted their video applications on YouTube have shown their creativity.
In one instance, Danielle is dancing to music and holding her live cat like an air guitar. The whole video is speeded up.
But, fans know they have to get to the house first in order to be the last guest left and after 14 seasons just about anything goes.
Big Brother casting directors’ want all video applications limited to three minutes. The deadline for submissions is May 11.
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