Shane Meaney, 26, is yet another Big Brother 14 cast member who is a ‘model’ in addition to his day job of being a house flipper. They should just change this season’s name to Big Brother: Model Wannabe Edition. Oh, wait, that would be pretty much every season wouldn’t it?
Oddly, Shane Meaney is one of only two moderately attractive, straight guys in the house this year, which is weird considering there are four typical ‘hot’ ladies are in the Big Brother 14 cast. Wil Hantz is gay, Ian Terry is playing up the nerd thing (although he is kind of cute, but also still young and unformed), Chef Joe Arvin is older and married, and frank is just blah with bad hair. Willie Hantz is attractive, but not in that super hot kind of way Big Brother usually likes. You do have to wonder why Shane allowed this horrible photo of himself looking weird and greasy, when most of his modeling photos are exceedingly more attractive.
We suspect Mike the Sailing Instructor was supposed to provide more showmance material for the ladies before he got replaced with Chef Joe. Too bad.
Shane Meaney, a graduate of Lydon State College, makes his living as a house flipper as the owner of Quality Home Investments real estate. He is also a fitness model & trainer and the owner of Explosive Performance Fitness, according to his LinkedIn Profile. However, he plans on telling the other houseguests that he is just a beer and wine salesman and does some personal training.
Shane has removed his previous Facebook page linked to from his About.Me page, which is pretty common for Big Brother contestants who don’t want the whole world to know what sort of crazy stuff they used to spout on their wall. His Twitter feed is still up but holds little of interest besides a lot of self-promotion and fitness tips.
You can view lots of his portfolio picks on his Tumblr page and his model stats on his ExploreTalent.com page. Videos of Shane in action (as well as a cute video of what we assume is his dog sleeping) can be found on his YouTube page.
Anyway, I digress. Shane Meaney — who compares himself to Brendon from last season — is muscle-bound and cute enough, but somehow comes across rather smarmy. Still, he is probably the most likely man to end up in a showmance and he is all for it. In fact, he says his biggest downfall will probably be the “females in the house.” In fact, his preseason interviews are full of talk about how much he loves the ladies, and how sexy hot and awesome he is. Really, it’s too much.
Shane won’t however, be going for Wil Heuser because he is very firm that he’ll do anything to stay in the game except “hook up with a gay guy.” Which is fine for a straight guy, but we hope he’s not hiding some homophobia under there considering he’ll be shacked up with two gays this summer, Wil and Jenn Arroyo.
We wish we could have warned the ladies of the house that he likes to sleep “commando”.
As far as Big Brother goes, Shane isn’t really a big fan, but he’s watched it here and there. He’d like to be a “hero” on the show if he can, but since he plans to start off totally lying about his profession, that seems unlikely.
Our Prediction: Shane is a strong, athletic guy and thus he will probably be good at the physical competitions. I’m not seeing him do so well in the mental games though. He is the most likely male to end up in a showmance. I’m going to go with the most likely person being either Ashley Iocco (the whole tan and fit thing) or Danielle Stallings because he likes the Southern ladies. I think Kara Monaco will peg him as smarmy and Jojo Spatafora will just not be his type, especially since he doesn’t like “chatty women”. Mostly, I think people are not going to like this guy and unless he gets in a strong alliance or a useful showmance, he’s outta there before the finals. If he can use his muscles to win competitions though, he might make it to the final five or so.
Shane Meaney CBS Big Brother Profile
Name: Shane Meaney
Hometown: Bennington, Vt.
Occupation: House Flipper
Three adjectives that describe you: Passionate, funny and honest.
Favorite Activities: Working out, renovating houses, hitting golf balls off my deck into the woods and spending time with my friends and family.
Most difficult part about living inside the Big Brother house: Eating the slop because I’m used to my roommate’s cooking.
Strategy for winning “Big Brother:” Make friends with people in the house while maintaining my competitive nature…oh, and have fun!
Who is your hero and why: My dad. He is an accomplished musician, loving husband, great father and would do anything for me or my sister.
What are you afraid of: Failure, mice and drowning.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of: Graduating Pre-Med with a 3.8 grade point average.
Finish this sentence: My life’s motto is… work hard and play harder.
What would you take into the house and why: My iPod since I can’t live without music, my dog Dozer and a pull up bar because I gotta keep those muscles alive.
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