Current City: North Hollywood, California
Occupation: Professional Dancer
I know the major question on everyone’s mind will be Christie’s baldness, so I’ll touch that first. She was diagnosed with Alopecia Areata, which is an autoimmune disease that triggers hair loss. Her journey from a normal girl to a bald swimsuit model who embraces baldness is a great story you can read more about here. She could have hidden in her house or just wore a wig for the rest of her life, but she has embraced the bald and does a lot of public meetings with her group called the ‘Baldtourage’ which helps young girls with similar issues feel more comfortable in their skin. It’s truly remarkable and it’s great she’s going to get even more national exposure for this (even though she is already incredibly popular on social media platforms).
As far as her game goes, I believe her life has given her very tough skin and taught her how to adapt to most situations. This will be a huge advantage in this house so I don’t see her going home early at all. In fact, I can easily see her making the top 8 or higher depending on the luck of being put in a good team or not. If she’s in a good team, she’s cruising to top 12 and then top 8 once out of teams.
I look forward to seeing her on the show as she’s my early favorite to make it far.
Three words that describe you: Determined, energetic, and passionate.
Favorite activities: Dancing, teaching dance, traveling, going to the beach, cooking vegan food, and of course enjoying a nice stiff spicy margarita on a rooftop at sunset!
Who are your favorite Houseguest duos? Those who became best friends in the Big Brother house or had a showmance?
I loved Derrick and Cody from Season 16. I really appreciated how loyal they were to each other.
What are you most excited about living inside the Big Brother house?
A part of me is excited to have no phone and feel free from all responsibilities. I’m also really excited to challenge myself!!
What do you think will be the most difficult part about living inside the Big Brother house?
Being out of contact with my family and friends will be difficult. Even though I live 2,500 miles from my parents, I talk to them every day. But ALSO not being able to be there for all my ladies and girlies in Baldtourage—I’m going to miss them so much!!
What is your favorite past moment on Big Brother?
I love Haleigh!! And although maybe it wasn’t her BEST game move, it said a lot about her character when she was honest to Bayleigh about being the hacker. I thought that was mature, loyal, and respectable. If we were on the same season, we’d totally be friends!
What is your strategy for winning the game?
Following my gut and being myself. I plan to get to know all of the personality types and attempt to understand what each of them respond well to. I also plan to use my hair loss secret to my advantage! Another strategy is to kick some of these dude’s asses in the physical games and literally not give up even when I want to!
My life motto is…
“When there’s a will, there’s a way babyyyy!”
What would you take into the house and why?
-My big comfy bed, of course! Because life is better when you have your own bed with you lol
-My juicer and an endless supply of celery!! Because I start every single day with celery juice!
-Can my cute pup named Harold please come!?
Fun facts about yourself:
-I’ve been vegan for 3.5 years and a pescatarian for 10!
-I went to Penn State University and graduated early!
-I have 11 piercings and five of them I did myself lol.
-In high school I made my basketball team learn and perform a dance at our own halftimes. We were called the “2 in 1.”
-I started my own dance company called Diva Dance out of my parents’ basement when I was 15.