Big Brother 16 is now in session, and one guy who made a pretty big first impression is Cody Calafiore. His abs certainly caught Paola Shea's eye, and he spent a significant amount of the premiere without a shirt.
According to his CBS bio, Cody, 23, from Howell, N.J. is a Seventeen Magazine "2014 Hot Guy Panelist" who gives young female readers advice on dating and fashion. (!) But there's more to him than just good looks — he also got picked up by a professional soccer team. He's not with the World Cup team right now, and it sounds like he's not a pro anymore, he's working as a sales account executive. (He also revealed on the premiere that he's single, but Paola may have taken him by now.)
The three adjectives he chose to describe himself are "Outgoing, happy-go-lucky and empathetic." His favorite things to do are all physical — going on runs, working out, and going to the gym. One of his biggest fears is snakes, which may or may not come up in BB16, but another is "being in the pitch black," which the show may exploit in some way.
He's apparently seen the show before, which helps, saying the past BB cast member he liked most was Jeff Schroeder, saying, "he was an extremely smart player and was just a genuinely good person."
Speaking of Jeff, in his video interview with Jeff, Cody said his biggest downfall on Big Brother may be his ultra-competitive nature. Cody also said he definitely wanted to partner with one person in the house, someone he could trust. We'll see if he sticks with that plan. (He already lost his hope of winning the first HOH, but the HOH is different this season anyway.)
Cody added that he does not want to be hated by America. In fact, he'd rather lose and be loved than win the $500,000 and be hated. So we probably won’t see him do anything too dastardly.
Are you a Cody fan? Do you think he has what it takes to do well in the 2014 season?