Big Brother 17 Cast member Austin Matelson is a professional wrestler who grew up with hippie parents and four younger sisters. Even though his day job involves throwing people around a wrestling ring under the name ‘Judas’, he has a master’s degree in medieval history.
Hometown: Woodland Hills, California
Current City: Woodland Hills, California
Occupation: Professional wrestler
First Impression: Our initial impression is that Austin might quickly become a fan favorite. He’s sexy in that weird, hippie, bearded way and he has a strong and engaging personality. He may be a long-haired wrestling hippie, but he’s also willing to lie, backstab, and do what he has to in order to win. Might he be a top three contender? We think it’s very possible. Unless his own Jekyll and Hyde switch between Austin and Judas ends up being his downfall.
CBS Big Brother Profile:
Three adjectives that describe you: Taut, equivocal, and passionate.
Favorite Activities: Gymnastics, cheerleading, yoga, Pilates, reading, writing, and people watching.
What do you think will be the most difficult part about living inside the Big Brother house: Being cut off from my routine and from my family.
Which past Big Brother cast member did you like most: I liked Dr. Will and Howie the most. They are complete opposites, Will being the player I would study and try to emulate, but Howie I found hilarious and fun.
What are you afraid of: Scissors, train tracks, truth claims, and living an average life.
Finish this sentence: My life’s motto is… Silence makes losers of us all.
What would you take into the house and why: Three Color Me Badd CDs, in case the first two broke.
Austin grew up with four younger siblings, all girls. His parents were hippies who let him stop going to school before eighth grade! Although he was never pushed to study, he was always self-disciplined and got up at 6 AM to read and exercise. It paid off, as he later received a Masters degree in Medieval History and fulfilled his childhood dream of becoming a pro wrestler. He is known as the wrestler Judas. His looks are deceiving, as he is a flower child who does a yoga stance as opposed to beating down his opponent.
Watch Austin’s bio video here!
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