Big Brother 17 cast member Shelli Poole grew up surrounded by four siblings, so she’s always been fighting for attention. She’s spent most of her life in relationships, and got married when she was 28 years old — only to divorce a year later. Her most recent boyfriend mocked her for wanting to apply to be on Big Brother, which put a damper on her dreams. But not for long. Shelli is now single and finally doing exactly what she wants to, and that includes making it on to the Big Brother 17 cast.
Hometown: Marietta, Georgia
Current City: Atlanta
Occupation: Interior designer
First Impression: Shelli is going to probably be the girl that primps in the mirror more than anyone else. Despite being the oldest member of the Big Brother 17 cast, we don’t see her taking on the ‘mom’ role. We do see her trying to get the guys on her side through any means necessary (and not doing too well at it), and probably not making too many friends among the girls. Could she be the first girl booted out of the house? Maybe…
CBS Big Brother Profile
Three adjectives that describe you: Outgoing, loyal, and energetic.
Favorite Activities: Shopping! Decorating. Wine and dinner with friends. I’m a workaholic, so I’m out working a lot. I do love TV. I am also a jewelry designer, so I spend a lot of time making handmade jewelry and selling it on Etsy: sweetclover05.etsy.com.
What do you think will be the most difficult part about living inside the Big Brother house: Seclusion! And not knowing who to trust.
Which past Big Brother cast member did you like most: Cody was so hot. Derrick was my very favorite. I also liked Brendan and Rachel, and obviously Jeff and Jordan! What are you afraid of: Sharks and alligators.
Finish this sentence: My life’s motto is… Be happy, have fun. Seriously.
What would you take into the house and why: My dog! He is my love and everyone would love him! I’d also want a camera to capture our moments and an iPod so we could have dance parties.
Shelli is a fraternal twin and the middle of five children, so she’s been fighting for attention since a young age. Shelli has been in relationships for as far back as she can remember and got married when she was 28 years old. After just a year, Shelli divorced her husband only to hop right back into a relationship with a childhood friend. Last summer, she was watching Big Brother and told her boyfriend at the time she wanted to apply. He mocked her, and that was enough for Shelli to push her dreams aside. Shelli is now single, living on her own as a successful career woman, and stopping at nothing to fulfill her dream of entering the Big Brother house. This Atlanta native is a good mix of southern charm and city grit. At 33 years old, Shelli is finally doing what she wants to do, so don’t get in her way.
Watch Shelli’s bio video here!
More coming soon on Big Brother 17 cast member Shelli Poole…