Known for his fabulous, long blonde hair and outrageous personality, Wil Heuser of Louisville, Ky., will compete as one of 12 houseguests (HGs) on season 14 of CBSâ€™s â€œBig Brother.â€
Premiering Thursday, July 12, BB14 wonâ€™t be the first time Heuser, 24, has appeared on reality TV. During season 8 of â€œAmerican Idol,â€ his audition was featured as one of the more unique performances with his strong vocal range, complemented by some slightlyÂ bizarre facial expressions.
His audition invoked laughter in judge Simon Cowell, but that didn’t faze Heuser, who’s used to adding comedy to his musical routine.Â Gaining fame as host of the YouTube sensation â€œThe Wil Show,â€ Heuser has proven he doesn’t take himself too seriously, and there’s little heâ€™s afraid to reveal to the camera â€“ as seen in the music videos for â€œIâ€™m Still Hotâ€ and â€œGlitter on the Dancefloor.â€
Listed as a marketing consultant on Big Brother’s website, Wil has spent much of his life traveling the world, singing and dancing.Â Though afraid of snakes and bananas, Heuserâ€™s outgoing nature and ability to make people laugh should put him at an advantage on the show, along with a flat iron, an iPod and a bottle of Woodford Reserve.
“(I’d bring with me) aÂ flat iron since I have crazy hair and I have to keep it in check! An iPod because music helps me think and meditate. A bottle of Woodford Reserveâ€¦ I’m from Kentucky â€“ Bourbon â€“ itâ€™s in my blood,” he said in an interview for the “Big Brother” website.
While already well-known around Louisville and cyberspace, as cast member on “Big Brother,” Heuser’s fame is likely to shoot through the roof. “I wouldnâ€™t change much in my life. Fame comes and goes. I would, however, probably use a little bit of press to help bring light to causes close to my heart,” Heuser said.
Fame may come and go for some, but for Heuser it’s inclining steadily â€“ further demonstrating that this musical genius is, in fact, still hot.
“Big Brother” Season 14 premieres Thursday, July 12, at 9 p.m. ET on CBS.