Macomb County may have a new celebrity on its hands.
Michelle Meyer, a 23-year-old nutritionist from Washington Township, has just been announced as one of the houseguests set to appear on this season of Big Brother, a reality game show where contestants compete to win $500,000. Michelle’s already planning to take her family on a trip to Hawaii if—or rather, when—she wins the prize money.
What’s her game strategy?
“Be underestimated,” she says. “I want to be smarter than people think I am, stronger than people think I am. It gives you the upper hand!”
Starting with the CBS premiere at 8 p.m. on June 22, Michelle and her fellow houseguests will be constantly monitored by video cameras placed all around the Big Brother house. The contestants will have no communication with the outside world for nearly 100 days and will have to compete in obstacle courses, memory challenges and game manipulation tasks while surviving weekly evictions.
Michelle’s hobbies are cooking, reading, photography, surfing Reddit and (of course) watching Big Brother. She says the player she admires most is winner Ian Terry from season 14, and she intends to model her strategy after his.
“He had great strategy in taking punishments and seeming weak in the beginning. I plan on having a four- to six-person alliance that I will stick to. I also plan on letting other people blow up their own games and egging them on in the shadows.”
Big Brother 18 will be shown on CBS every Wednesday at 8 p.m., Thursday at 9 p.m. and Sunday at 8 p.m., so make sure to tune in and root for this Macomb County native all summer long!
Jenna Russell is a summer intern for the Macomb County Department of Planning and Economic Development. She is a junior at Oakland University.