A few minutes I was just saying, “Big Brother Canada starts next week, how come we haven’t heard anything about the cast?”

Well, a few minutes later, Slice posted a video and a blog post introducing Canadian to the first ever Big Brother Canada cast and so far, I think it looks great!

11194_355912501188417_866910503_nMuch like the American version, there’s lots of diversity in personalities and careers, including three bartenders, a motivational speaker and a dairy farmer.

Some other observations:

  • The cast photo really highlights the epidemic of girls posing with their hands on their hips. Seriously, it’s beyond annoying. I don’t know why they are all doing it, they all look ridiculous.
  • I’m glad that the one Calgarian (Danielle Alexander, first girl from the left) isn’t your typical Calgarian. I thought for sure they’d go with the Cowboys waitress or rancher.  Plus, she gets bonus points for not posing with her hands on her hips.
  • I’m a little bummed that there isn’t anyone older than 38 years old, I think the older cast always add a different element (sanity) to the show.
  • Can we just all agree that the house guests need to vote out Gary Levy (zebra print shirt) first?

As with practically every Canadian reality show, the majority of contestants come from Ontario (six), but surprisingly Nova Scotia also has three people playing. I really think the maritime personality will be an asset in this game.

Click here to meet the entire cast.

Big Brother Canada premieres on Wednesday February 27th at 9pm on Slice, until then, this incredibly clever promo will have to hold you over.

Now that you’ve met the cast, are you getting excited for the show or do you think Big Brother is passed its prime?

Cast description:

Jillian MacLaughlin
Age: 27
Hometown: New Glasgow, NS
Occupation: Teacher

Thomas Plant
Age: 24
Hometown: Edmonton, AB (originally from Calgary, AB)
Occupation: Bartender and Firefighter

Peter Brown
Age: 26
Hometown: Surrey, BC (originally from Millville, NB)
Occupation: Web Content Curator

Talla Rejaei
Age: 26
Hometown: Edmonton, AB
Occupation: Independent Living Support Worker and Social Work student

Suzette Amaya
Age: 36
Hometown: East Vancouver, BC
Occupation: Support Worker, Radio Producer and Host, Motivational Speaker.

Danielle Alexander
Age: 20
Hometown: Calgary, AB (originally from Fort McMurray, AB)
Occupation: Student and Aspiring actress

Aneal Joshua Ramkissoon
Age: 21
Hometown: Richmond Hill, ON
Occupation: Communications major

Emerald “Topaz” Brady
Age: 27
Hometown: Scarborough, ON
Occupation: Part-time dental hygienist and full-time student

Liza Skinner
Age: 29
Hometown: Toronto, ON
Occupation: Tanning Salon Owner

Anuj ‘AJ’ Burman
Age: 32
Hometown: Scarborough, ON
Occupation: Director of Business Development

Emmett Blois
Age: 24
Hometown: Gore, Hants County, NS
Occupation: Dairy farmer

Kat Yee
Age: 27
Hometown: Toronto, ON
Occupation: Bartender

Andrew Monaghan
Age: 38
Hometown: Halifax, NS (originally from Corner Brook, NL)
Occupation: Insurance Sales Trainer

Alec Beall
Age: 26
Hometown: Vancouver, BC
Occupation: Social Psychological Research/Doctoral Student

Name: Gary Levy
Age: 21
Hometown: Toronto, ON
Occupation: Bartender, Artist, Fashion Stylist Assistant

Mike Morrison


  1. I like to wish all the best to all of you but my favourite is Emmett love you guys good luck to all

  2. Hey Mike … I’m with you as I was so bummed to see the oldest being 38!!!

    Are you kidding me … the best BB’s have always been where the ages really range, makes for a great dynamic. This was a HUGE DISSAPPOINMENT!!! … 3 in their 30’s and the rest all in their 20’s…

    so not happy ):

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