“Big Brother” Season 25 Star Matt Klotz Is The First Hearing Impaired Houseguest

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CBS’s “Big Brother” Season 25 is finally here and this is already set to be one iconic season with a first ever for the series!

Houseguest Matt Klotz is set to become the first ever Hearing Impaired Houseguest on the show.

Matt is a former swimmer at Louisiana State University.

Klotz, a Deaflympics gold medalist, is 27 and from Cameron Park, California and currently lives in Baton Rouge where he attended LSU.

Klotz attended LSU as a student athlete from 2016-2020 who closed out his LSU career with the third fastest time in school history in the 50 Free and the 200 Back, as well as the fourth fastest time in the 100 Back. Klotz was also part of the 200 Free Relay team that broke the school record at the SEC Championships, according to LSU Athletics.

This is going to be a great season! Can’t wait!

16 new Houseguests will enter the house soon for the 25th season of the series.

The live 90-minute event premieres Wednesday, Aug. 2 (8:00-9:30 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. The show will also be available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+, where fans will also be able to watch the 24/7 live feed and find exclusive content throughout the season.*

This season’s cast includes a Deaflympics gold medalist, brand strategist, exterminator, geriatric physician, professional flutist, political consultant and a DJ from Australia, among others. This new group is in for a summer to remember, full of jaw-dropping moments and twists that will send the Houseguests spiraling into another universe.

CBS’ summer reality hit will again have three weekly episodes. Beginning Sunday, Aug. 6, following the Wednesday premiere, the series will air Sundays and Wednesdays (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) and Thursdays (9:00-10:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT), featuring the live eviction show hosted by Julie Chen Moonves. The following 16 new Houseguests will spend the summer competing for $750,000:

Name: America Lopez 
Age: 27 
Hometown: Edinburg, Texas 
Current City: Brooklyn, N.Y. 
Occupation: Medical receptionist

Name: Blue Kim 
Age: 25 
Hometown: Riverside, Calif. 
Current City: New York, N.Y. 
Occupation: Brand strategist

Name: Bowie Jane 
Age: 45 
Hometown: Melbourne, Australia 
Current City: Los Angeles, Calif. 
Occupation: Barrister/DJ

Name: Cameron Hardin 
Age: 34 
Hometown: Eastman, Ga. 
Occupation: Stay-at-home dad

Name: Cory Wurtenberger 
Age: 21 
Hometown: Weston, Fla. 
Occupation: College student

Name: Felicia Cannon 
Age: 63 
Hometown: Tacoma, Wash. 
Current City: Kennesaw, Ga. 
Occupation: Real estate agent

Name: Hisam Goueli 
Age: 45 
Hometown: Minneapolis, Minn. 
Current City: Seattle, Wash. 
Occupation: Geriatric physician

Name: Izzy Gleicher 
Age: 32 
Hometown: New York, N.Y. 
Occupation: Professional flutist

Name: Jag Bains 
Age: 25 
Hometown: Omak, Wash. 
Occupation: Truck company owner

Name: Jared Fields 
Age: 25 
Hometown: Norwalk, Conn. 
Occupation: Exterminator

Name: Kirsten Elwin 
Age: 25 
Hometown: Orlando, Fla., via Dominica 
Current City: Houston, Texas 
Occupation: Molecular biologist

Name: Luke Valentine 
Age: 30 
Hometown: Weston, Fla. 
Current City: Coral Springs, Fla. 
Occupation: Illustrator

Name: Matt Klotz 
Age: 27 
Hometown: Cameron Park, Calif. 
Current City: Baton Rouge, La. 
Occupation: Deaflympics gold medalist

Name: Mecole Hayes 
Age: 30 
Hometown: St Louis, Mo. 
Current City: Upper Marlboro, Md. 
Occupation: Political consultant

Name: Red Utley 
Age: 37 
Hometown: Gatlinburg, Tenn. 
Occupation: Sales

Name: Reilly Smedley 
Age: 24 
Hometown: Portland, Maine 
Current City: Nashville, Tenn. 
Occupation: Bartender

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BIG BROTHER follows a group of people living together in a house outfitted with 94 HD cameras and 113 microphones recording their every move 24 hours a day. Each week, someone will be voted out of the house, with the last remaining Houseguest receiving the grand prize of $750,000. BIG BROTHER is produced by Emmy Award-winning producer Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan for Fly on the Wall Entertainment in association with Endemol Shine North America.

*Paramount+ with SHOWTIME subscribers will have access to stream live via the live feed of their local CBS affiliate on the service, as well as on demand. Paramount+ Essential subscribers will not have the option to stream live, but will have access to on-demand the day after the episode airs.

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