Big Brother 16 cast member Jocasta Odom is a minister with a strong penchant for big, bright bowties. Interestingly enough, she actually met Big Brother 2014 host Julie Chen several months before appearing on BB16. We aren’t sure if she had already been cast on Big Brother at the time, but Jocasta actually popped up briefly in a video interview about “mixed signals” in dating on The Talk back on March 5th.

Big Brother 16 Houseguest Jocasta Odom

Big Brother 16 Houseguest Jocasta Odom

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On Facebook, Jocasta describes her current career as a “Certified Spiritual Life Coach” as coaching clients “to become more than their past but to walk into their destiny.” Some of the services she provides include helping “married couples finally realize that mind reading is never going to happen” and assisting “young ladies with peer pressure from today’s world.”

Big Brother 16 Houseguest Jocasta Odom Photos
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CBS Big Brother 16 Bio: Jocasta Odom

Age: 33 Hometown: Griffin, Ga.
Current City: Lovejoy, Ga.
Occupation: Minister
Three adjectives that describe you: Intelligent, motivator and outspoken.
Favorite Activities: Skating and bike riding.
What do you think will be the most difficult part about living inside the Big Brother house: The most difficult part for me will be the cold showers.
Do you have a strategy for winning Big Brother?: Yes.
Which past Big Brother cast member did you like most: I liked Rachel Reilly the most because she had drive and fight. She was making the best moves for her game and although she had a target on her she was able to persevere.
What are you afraid of: I am not fond of snakes and spiders.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of: I am most proud of becoming a mother. I know this sounds cliché, but getting my degrees weren’t as hard as both of my pregnancies. During my first pregnancy I had to overcome a lot of obstacles. I was on bed rest for 5 months and was fired because of it. I had to fight for my job and the fight put me back in the hospital, but ultimately I got my job back. I was also on bed rest for 3 months during my second pregnancy.
Finish this sentence: My life’s motto is… Toes are pointed forward for a reason; so stop walking backward into your past.
What would you take into the house and why: I would like to take my phone with me to FaceTime with my loved ones, record within the house to recall specific incidents and take notes. I would like to take my Bible because I am a Minister and that book is my life.
What would you do if “Big Brother” made you famous: I would use the fame to help my ministry bring in more women and teens in the world. I would have larger conferences empowering those who are lost, hurt, bullied, divorced, single, etc. I want to reach one in order to teach one. I would take my Motivational Speaking to another level based upon my fame.

Jocasta is a minister who once got into an argument with a churchgoer for complaining about her not wearing pantyhose.  She would swear on the bible to win the game of Big Brother and plays pranks on her husband when she’s angry with him.

Jocasta Odom Big Brother 2014 Video Interviews:




More on Jocasta: Despite previously appearing on The Talk and having that connection to Big Brother 2014 host Julie Chen, Jocasta says she was a normal applicant and was cast after applying online. Jocasta says she is a fan of the show, although we would not classify as her as a superfan. You don’t find a lot of ministers out there with science degrees, but Jocasta actually has a Bachelors of Science in Biology and an MBA in Healthcare Management. She previously worked as a Lead Research Specialist and Lab Manner at Emory University.

Jocasta self-published a book of poems called Transformation in 2008 and says she has “enjoyed being a part of God’s Kingdom and doing work for him.” She also runs a women’s advocacy group called Sistah Circle. At some point, Jocasta was also working on her own reality show called Virtuous Women for something called the Breaking News Journal Channel. She says she has “placed my focus to reach people through coaching, motivating, poetry, preaching, and teaching of what God wants told.”

Check out Jocasta preaching below:

And in her appearance on The Talk:

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Our Thoughts on Jocasta: Jocasta may be a ‘minister’ but that doesn’t mean she’s going to be boring or as straight-laced and uptight as one might expect. From what we’ve seen of her in the pre-season interviews and her YouTube videos, Jocasta is a real firecracker. We’re sure that just because she is a very spiritual person, she’s probably going to clash pretty quickly with some of the other Houseguests. If she can manage not to get into too much conflict, we see her lasting a while just due to her strong and very outgoing personality. However, we’re not seeing a Top 3 spot for Jocasta.





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