Louisville Native Wil Heuser to Appear on Big Brother Season 14

| July 5, 2012
Chris Humphreys,  Ashley Anderson, Amber Chapa, Wil Heuser, Kris Ritcher, and Fitz Fitzgerald at the 2012 Julep.

Chris Humphreys, Ashley Anderson, Amber Chapa, Wil Heuser, Kris Ritcher, and Fitz Fitzgerald at the 2012 Julep.
Photo By BILL WINE | Contributing Photographer

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 CBS’s “Big Brother.”

Premiering Thursday, July 12, BB14 won’t be the first time Heuser, 24, has appeared on reality TV. During season 8 of “American Idol,” his audition was featured as one of the more unique performances with his strong vocal range, complemented by some slightly 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. Gaining fame as host of the YouTube sensation “The Wil Show,” Heuser has proven he doesn’t take himself too seriously, and there’s little he’s afraid to reveal to the camera – as seen in the music videos for “I’m Still Hot” and “Glitter on the Dancefloor.”

Listed as a marketing consultant on Big Brother’s website, Wil has spent much of his life traveling the world, singing and dancing. Though afraid of snakes and bananas, Heuser’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) a 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 Reserve… I’m from Kentucky – Bourbon – it’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 wouldn’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 – 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.

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Ashley spends half her time writing stories at The Voice-Tribune office and half her time out on the town conducting interviews, while occasionally dressing in wild outfits to fully immerse herself in the experience (aka Princess Leia at Comic Con). Ashley is a huge UofL fan and loves the Yankees and the Boston Celtics (she is fully aware of the irony). She hopes to one day outshine Erin Andrews on ESPN and enjoys running, Bardstown Road/Fourth Street, Breaking Bad and reality TV (she’s not ashamed to admit that).

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