A champion bull rider in the gay rodeo
circuit is among the contestants battling for $500,000 in Big
The CBS reality series pits 13
houseguests in challenges to win a big cash prize while having their
lives broadcast 24/7. Over the years, Big Brother has played
with the original formula of looking in on complete strangers as they
form friendships and rivalries by pairing up ex-lovers, secret twin
partners or long-lost siblings. In 10, producers have
returned to using complete strangers.
This year's cast is very diverse,
including a 75-year-old former marine, a professional bodybuilder and
a Hooters waitress.
Steven Daigle, 35, whose bio lists his
profession as geographic consultant is a bona fide gay rodeo champion
who hails from Dallas, Texas. The Texas Gay Rodeo Association lists
him as the 2006 bull riding champion. And, as host Julie Chen
points out, what girl doesn't like a cowboy?
“I have women who – they are like –
'We are going to change you. You are going to be straight.' I just
say, 'Sorry, you don't have what I'm looking for.',” said Daigle in
a promotional video for the series.
Daigle seemed to be aware of the impact
the show can have on a person's life. “If you make a mistake and
say the wrong things, you may offend people and be known for that
forever,” he told the AP. “People make mistakes. If I do make
mistakes, I hope I can learn from it and know that was some part of
my life that I was ignorant or uneducated about.”
Big Brother 10 is set to air on
CBS July 13th.