Meet the Cast of Big Brother Canada 10!

With Celebrity Big Brother 3 Finale having just wrapped up last night, its exciting to share the 16 new house guests that will be fighting to win Big Brother Canada 10! The tenth season of Big Brother Canada premieres on Wednesday, March 2 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Once again Arisa Cox will be hosting this season. There will be three episodes a week: Mondays (Head of Household), Wednesdays (Power of Veto), and Thursdays (Eviction). And we all know that’s not enough to get the full picture of what’s happening inside the house so of course the live feeds will be streaming for FREE all season long (except for the long periods when production blocks us out!). The winner of BBCan10 will receive a grand prize of $100,000 cash, $10,000 for a brand new wardrobe courtesy of WINNERS, and an unforgettable travel experience from Expedia. Take a look at the all new cast below and tell us your thoughts and first impressions / predictions are in the comments below.

Here are a few photos of the newly redesigned house that the house guests will be moving into shortly:

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Betty Yirsaw
Age: 31
Pronouns: She/Her
Hometown: Edmonton, Alta.
Occupation: Human Resources Manager
About: Betty may be kind and free-spirited,
but watch out for her feisty side in the BBCAN house!

Steven “Gino” Giannopoulos
Age: 28
Pronouns: He/Him
Hometown: Laval, Que.
Occupation: Firefighter
About: Gino is a self-proclaimed “lover”
and sure to charm all the houseguests.
But his strong mental and physical game
inspired by his job as a firefighter will make
him unstoppable.

Haleena Gill
Age: 27
Pronouns: She/Her
Hometown: Surrey, B.C.
Occupation: Master’s Student
About: Ready to be the friend, therapist,
or whoever you need her to be, Haleena
plans to get the houseguests to fall in love
with her but isn’t afraid of being cutthroat
when needed.

Hermon Nizghi
Age: 29
Pronouns: He/Him
Hometown: Nanaimo, B.C.
Occupation: Auto Sales General Manager
About: Funny, magnetic, and one-of-a-kind,
Hermon knows how to light up a room.
His promise to stand by his morals and
never quit, will take him to the top.

Jacey-Lynne Graham
Age: 24
Pronouns: She/Her
Hometown: Thunder Bay, Ont.
Occupation: Social Media Manager
About: An undercover comp beast,
Jacey-Lynne will reveal her athletic
side when the time is right and if it
works for her game, a showmance
could be in the cards.

Jay Northcott
Age: 28
Pronouns: They/Them
Hometown: Toronto, Ont.
Occupation: Theatre Director
About: Jay has no problem commanding
a room and taking charge. This exuberant
theatre director will use their leadership
skills and acting chops to play the lead role
in the house.

Jessica Gowling
Age: 35
Hometown: Cranbrook, B.C.
Occupation: Visual Artist
About: This eccentric visual artist
and superfan will slip under the radar
by playing a cool, calm and collected
social game. But underneath it all,
Jessica has a master plan to outwit
the competition and claim the crown.

Josh Nash
Age: 28
Pronouns: He/Him
Hometown: Vancouver, B.C.
Occupation: Paediatric Resident
About: With 11 siblings, Josh knows
a thing or two about sharing a house
with many personalities. He will have
no problem being a team player and
creating strong alliances, until he needs
to break off all ties and fly solo to the end.

Kevin Jacobs
Age: 28
Pronouns: He/Him
Hometown: Toronto, Ont.
Occupation: Sales Engineer
About: Kevin has a diabolical plan
to lie, trick and pit the other houseguests
against each other, all while still
making them laugh.

Kyle Moore
Age: 23
Pronouns: He/Him
Hometown: Halifax, N.S.
Occupation: Podcaster
About: Move first, attack in the middle,
and castle early. Kyle’s approach to
the game is like chess and he plans to upend
the board as soon as he enters the BBCAN house.

Martin “Marty” Frenette
Age: 43
Pronouns: He/Him
Hometown: Petit-Rocher, N.B.
Occupation: Fraud Investigator
About: Martin is a cool dad and nice guy,
but don’t let him fool you! As a fraud investigator,
he’ll be able to sniff out the liars in the house.

Melina Mansing
Age: 29
Pronouns: She/Her
Hometown: Toronto, Ont.
Occupation: Artist
About: Melina lives her life with
spontaneity and no rules, so watch out!
This wildcard will shake up the house with her dynamic personality and calculated strategy.

Moose Bendago
Age: 24
Pronouns: He/Him
Hometown: Toronto, Ont.
Occupation: Content Creator
About: Moose plans to be a gutsy player,
trust his instincts, and be loyal to his alliances.
His social game will put everyone under his spell.

Stephanie Paterson
Age: 26
Pronouns: She/Her
Hometown: Toronto, Ont.
Occupation: Child and Youth Worker
About: With an over-the-top personality and a winning smile, Stephanie plans to be everyone’s friend and shoulder to cry on, but she won’t be afraid to use their secrets against them.

Summer Sayles
Age: 25
Pronouns: She/Her
Hometown: Toronto, Ont.
Occupation: Funemployed
About: Summer is coming to win,
not to make friends. With a short temper while hangry, she is hoping to stay away from slop and keep focused on her vision of winning big.

Tynesha White
Age: 32
Pronouns: She/Her
Hometown: Montreal, Que
Occupation: Model
About: Tynesha is representing all the single mothers of the world! With her “Je ne sais quoi?” energy, she plans to talk, laugh, and joke around to the end.

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god… just by seeing these pronouns part i just know this is going to be another snowflakey season

i might skip watching this


I’m not sensitive so the pronouns do not bother me


Why are there so many from Toronto? 6 is too many!

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I’m pretty willing to bet that at least 3 of the 6 are actually Greater Toronto Area and not Toronto itself. So anyone from Mississauga, Scarborough, Pickering, Ajax etc is just listed as Toronto. It wouldn’t be the first time.
As well, I’d be checking if anyone is a student, but not actually from the location presented, just living there for education purposes.


why no asians this season?

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Realllly quick dive on some of the Hg’s. spent less than two minutes each doing quick background searches to see what there is to see. Haven’t watched any videos yet. I don’t generally like the videos, i find they’re what production wants you to think more than the actual personality or gameplan of the person.
Some did very well at locking their socials. Others locked profiles forgot to lock photos, and a few just locked their main profiles, not subsidiaries. A couple fools left just about everything semi public. eyeroll. In this day and age that’s just stupid.

So i’m thinking the industry connection houseguest this season is Moose. connected through tsn and blogto.
I’m thinking the ‘knows someone in the head office company’ connection is Betty.
I’m thinking most likely suspect in the peripherally knows some of the people Arisa or past hg’s know category is Jay.
It appears as though there are 3 lgbt houseguests (don’t quote me, could be more might even be just 2).
Any hockey connections this time? Maybe Marty as a coach or past player? definitely coach. maybe jr.A level?
Admittedly, I’ve got nothing on Gino, and very little on tynesha or jacey (i think she may have figure skated as a kid… that’s it).

I think they’re back to considering anyone from south eastern europe through the middle east, India and stretching all the way to China as ‘asian.’

A couple of the “Toronto” people? not actually living in the city itself or recent moves, but appear to be from places like Woodstock or Kitchener or London.

Houseguest whose search least lines up with the role that I’m thinking BB will cast them in? Melina. Her educational background won’t match up with whatever role they put her in.

Who would I suspect has past connections with past houseguests? This is big time guessing. Melina, Stephanie, Jay and maybe Summer.

No major Season 9 Ethan level controversy that I can see yet.

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It’s BBcan, so next train of thought: who has some weird pre-season relationship?
Kyle follows Moose on at least one platform (insta)
Jessica and Kevin will most likely be aware of who Kyle is from the wrong Kyle stuff. Of those cast, they seem closest to fitting the online superfan mold. While both have comment on a couple of the same fanbase twiter feeds, I’m not sure if they’ve ever interacted.
This last one is only a rumor and I haven’t been able to veryify: Summer and Melina have mutuals but no idea if they actually know each other.
So… so far we don’t have the season 4 or the season 7 situation yet. The incestuous spiderwebs of connections for those two just sucked.

If there is an early fanvote, expect Gino to get a good push in numbers due to his sister, a well liked past contestant on a french language canadian reality dating program.

Average age this season is 28. second oldest average age in ten seasons. season 9 was average age 29. season 3 was the youngest average age at 26.
It just feels older because most of the cast is clustered around the average age and the oldest is 43. Usually they have three or four that are way younger, with a person in their 50’s to offset.

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RUMOR (I’ve seen it three times, but haven’t seen original source or documentation)
Hermon and Betty. Same highschool at the same time. Not sure why he wants to lie about managing a dealership. instead of saying he is in finance, he should just say car sales. Seems a silly lie.
Jessica will definitely know who Kyle is if he wants that a secret. Kevin, might to probably as well.
Moose seems to have the connections to past houseguests i expected Jay to have. And he and Kyle appear to follow each other (both may have attended Ryerson at the same time it has been suggested).
TOTALLY UNSUBSTANTIATED RUMORS (for fun not to be taken seriously)
Someone on twitter put out a rumor that Kevin has been nominated with a possible screen shot of the bbcanwebsite. Could just as easily be a manipulated screen shot, because they couldn’t name the other nom, or the HOH. HUGE grain of salt on that one. Bigger than the Melina knows Season 9 Latoya from when Melina was studying to be a police officer before she studied public relations and before she did tattoos, and definitely bigger than the Stephanie knows the brain transformation guy and the showmance girl from season 8. Those ones i have absolutely NO verification on whatsoever, but seem more plausible than a nom announcement on only one houseguest, with no HOH or other nom known.

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repost requested by Dawg from previous topic my view of the snapshot of the upcoming season and how evictions might be scheduled with a few additional thoughts…

with a 16 person bb canada season 10 cast and 69 days, based on past seasons with same or similar amount of days and 16 person cast, im expecting no buy backs/fake evictions/instant evictions
i dont like triple evictions, so i would prefer to see a less likely scenario of 3 double evictions, which i believe has never happened in any north american bb season including all formats, and i would like to see the first 4 eviction nights normal evictions before twists start so the house settles into a groove, but first double could be week earlier than ive listed, though i chose week 5 as the first double to give opportunity for an april fools buy back the next day if they want to go that route, and a sequence of double/regular/double/regular/double would be a wild april…
day 6/march 3 – 16 to 15
day 13/march 10 – 15 to 14
day 20/march 17 – 14 to 13
day 27/march 24 – 13 to 12
day 34/march 31(double) – 12 to 11 and 11 to 10
day 41/april 7 – 10 to 9
day 48/april 14(double) – 9 to 8 (juror #1) and 8 to 7 (juror #2)
day 55/april 21 – 7 to 6 (juror #3)
day 62/april 28(double) – 6 to 5 (juror #4) and 5 to 4 (juror #5)
day 64/april 30(taped saturday, airs monday) – 4 to 3 (juror #6)
day 69/may 5(finale) – 3 to 2 (juror #7) and 2 to 1
(if theres a buy back, it will likely be 2 doubles and a triple as i doubt they have 4 doubles)
more likely they do one double eviction and a triple eviction, something like this(double could be a week earlier, triple could be a week later)…
day 6/march 3 – 16 to 15
day 13/march 10 – 15 to 14
day 20/march 17 – 14 to 13
day 27/march 24 – 13 to 12
day 34/march 31(double) – 12 to 11 and 11 to 10
day 41/april 7 – 10 to 9
day 48/april 14(triple) – 9 to 8 (juror #1) and 8 to 6 (juror #2, #3)
day 55/april 21 – 6 to 5 (juror #4)
day 62/april 28 – 5 to 4 (juror #5)
day 64/april 30(taped saturday, airs monday) – 4 to 3 (juror #6)
day 69/may 5(finale) – 3 to 2 (juror #7) and 2 to 1
eviction night april 14 is the likely start of the 3 week long jury phase…this year easter weekend starts friday april 15, so i think it will maybe be a double or triple the night before on thursday april 14, which sees at least 2 in jury rather than someone by themselves for an entire week…then they may have feeds down that entire easter weekend with the double or triple fallout not being seen until the easter monday episode april 18(this is a possibility, not a for sure thing as i remember theyve had feeds down all easter weekend in some seasons)



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I always wait until I see houseguests in action in the house for a decent amount of time before I know who Im rooting for

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i would like to see them bring back the proper 6 person veto for canada, with hoh playing in all veto comps, because its too much of a disadvantage for the hoh not being allowed to play veto of the week they won, taking away a large amount of control, and also increases the minimum % chance a nom wins veto and comes off the block from 33% to 40% with only 5 playing in veto, and that hoh winner that week also misses the next hoh comp

ive been taking a look at veto stats and theres some very interesting rarities…

in all formats of north american bb, the only 3 players to win at least 2 successive vetos and go on to win the season are kaycee and michie in usa, and kevin in canada

in all formats of north american bb, the only 2 players to win hoh and veto the same week and use the veto they won to replace one of their noms and go on to win the season are jon and kevin in canada

i was very surprised seeing both those stats


I agree – winning HOH should afford you the ability to carry out your plan and maintain control. Maybe I’m looking at it wrong but for some reason I think I’d be more inclined to utilize the backdoor if I knew I could also play/win POV (have the bargaining power). Is that too simplistic of a view?

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Today (Saturday) is move in day.
Any twitter storytellers that have posted fictions about the season like it already started yesterday are having a laugh at your expense. Keep that in mind.


Moose looks like Kyland BB23


I’m a little confused about the pronouns. I really don’t understand them

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It’s part of the inclusivity mandate.
First notice of it in terms of bbcan came in season 7 with the gender non binary houseguest that preferred to be referred to as they or them.
I don’t pretend to understand the dynamics of gender non binary as opposed to anyone else in the lgbtq2+. I actually haven’t had a lot of interaction with anyone that regularly prefers they/them as their gender pronoun in order to ask and gain understanding.


only seen on the TV methinks


Thanks. I guess.


its human society preparing for the future alien invasion


Does anyone know how to get tickets to a live show?

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I’m not sure if they have announced that they will have audiences for their live shows this season. They didn’t last year.

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Damn. Nobody told me Marty’s accent was that… accentuated. Marty whisper is going to be like mushmouth full of marbles.

Guy From Canada

These interviews are the worst I have seen yet. Everyone is just boring. A few seem really nervous, and look like they are reading a script. I feel like if it’s very time like when Betty says like and Simon takes a drink his liver may not survive a week. Pretty much spot on with the previous comments, can’t judge people by their interviews you have to watch them on the feeds. Looking forward to next week and visiting here on and off.


5 black women this season….so brave and inclusive….but no asian women,…no asians at all

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House thoughts:

  • not a fan of the shade of orange they use. it’s one of those ‘anyone standing near this is going to look ill, because this colour doesn’t go with anyone’s skintone’ colours. They had a shade of yellow they insisted on using last season that did the same thing.
  • wheel coffee table in the centre of main room has 16 slots. screw it, HOH spin the wheel, whoever it lands on are the nominees. sideye. No bbcan. no. go home. you’re drunk. suggestion2: line up the wheel table to the corresponding colors on doors / walls upstairs above the table and a secret entrance to a stupid phone room gets revealed.
  • stupid secret phone room. unless you have to use a fireman’s poll to get to it, it’s no batphone.
  • You realize this exact same colour palette and general design will be in a disney hotel in the future (yeah check bbcans past and the disney starwars hotel if you doubt).

Breaking the Bad Habits thoughts:

  • No instant evictions. They suck. Nom’d with no chance to campaign AND no chance to win veto? That’s prodobullcrap.
  • prefeed evictions suck. Just that.
  • With the theme being gameshow (now they’re just trolling us because… no), I fear there will be an over abundance of booth comps like LAST season. Oh come ON. That was ridiculous. Was it six HOH’s in a row or seven that were booth?
  • Hopefully this season the Have Nots will actually be Have Nots, or they won’t have them at ALL. This whole prodopet is a have not, so let’s have four special food nights thing and nobody having to sleep in the ballpit thing: Waste of space. And I quite liked the idea of a ballpit room (I just hated that it was NOT a have not room no matter what anyone says).

Season Hopes:
So, lets hope for a season with no Schlumpy Eeyore, Carol or Keifer whining about quitting from mid week one until the end of season. Can’t do that crap again… first one to mention quitting is a nopelist. Done with that.
Cast Impressions:
Some are trying too hard in their intro / biography (from what little I watched because I’m not a fan of the intros, They’re too pssst you’re the villain twist your moustache for us).
I’ve got two gut levels but they aren’t full on nopes yet. One male One female, I’ll wait for the first episode before giving into my gut… but chances are one of the two will be my gut level nope of the season.