Two of the twelve celebrities competing on Season 2 of Big Brother: Celebrity Edition are Olympic athletes. They are: Lolo Jones, the 36-year-old Olympic hurdler (2008 Beijing) and bobsled star (2014 Sochi), and Ryan Lochte, the 34-year-old Olympic gold medalist swimmer.
Lolo says she’s not worried about the physical challenges, “I don’t have to prep for that, I’m already trained.” While Ryan says, “Being an Olympian, I think I have a target on my back just because of the challenges.” He expects people are going to say “oh, he’s so athletic” but his plan is to “stay under the radar” and “to form alliances with everybody.”
Last time Ryan Lochte competed on a reality show was in 2016 on Dancing with the Stars with his pro partner Cheryl Burke. During a live broadcast of the show, Lochte was a target of animosity. A man wearing a t-shirt with Lochte written across his chest and with a red “no” circle, tried to attack Lochte on stage.
Lochte’s appearance on the show was shortly after Lochte was suspended from competitive swimming for ten months after his involvement in “a victimless crime” in Rio de Janiero, host of the 2016 Summer Olympics. [Related: Ryan Lochte Unrecognizable In Halloween Costume With Sexy Fiance]
The 12 celebrity houseguests of Big Brother: Celebrity Edition Season 2 are:
Kato Kaelin, 59, witness at O.J. Simpson murder trial
Dina Lohan, 56, momanger of Disney child star Lindsay Lohan
Anthony Scaramucci, 55, founder of SkyBridge Capital investment firm
Tom Green, 47, comedian/movie star
Joey Lawrence, 42, “Whoa” Blossom child actor
Kandi Burruss, 42, singer/songwriter, Real Housewives of Atlanta
Ricky Williams, 41, ex NFL football player
Tamar Braxton, 41, singer, Braxton Family Values
Jonathan Bennett, 37, Mean Girlsactor
Lolo Jones, 36, Olympic track and bobsled star
Natalie Eva Marie, 34, ex WWE wrestler
Ryan Lochte, 34, Olympic swimmer
Big Brother Celebrity Edition debuts with a two-night premiere beginning Monday, January 21, at 8 pm on CBS. The second night will air Tuesday, January 22 at 8 pm.