Can't get enough of Charleston's current reality show spotlight? There is at least one more chance coming up to make a mark on televisions nationwide.
If you go
WHAT: Open casting for Season 16 of "Big Brother"
WHEN: 5-8 p.m. April 18
WHERE: Loggerhead's Beach Grill, 123 W. Ashley Ave., Folly Beach
MORE INFO: www.bigbrothercasting.tv
Casting agents for CBS's "Big Brother" will be in town today to audition candidates for the show's 16th season, which will debut June 25, according to the network's website.
It's not the first time the show has cast in the area, but no contestants from Charleston have been featured so far. The only South Carolina resident to call the Big Brother House home was Marvin Latimer, a Conway mortician who starred in Season 5.
"Big Brother" casting directors say they are looking for competitive, outgoing personalities who are "ready to live inside the Big Brother House with a group of strangers while multiple cameras record every move and sound 24 hours a day, seven days a week."
Of course, if instant celebrity isn't enticing enough, the show's winner will receive $500,000.
Potential contestants must be over 21 years of age and be resident citizens of the United States, but there are few other qualifiers to try out. A press release suggests that singles, moms, dads and even grandparents are welcome to audition.
According to one of the show's casting directors, candidates who attend the casting session will fill out a short application form, have their picture taken and sit for a brief interview. Some participants may be asked to do an on-camera interview at a later date.
"Big Brother," which first aired on CBS in 2000, follows a group of strangers who live under constant video surveillance while competing in games and avoiding elimination. The public votes each week to decide which cast member will go home.
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