Retrieved from CBS.com Age: 33 Hometown: Arlington, VA Current City: Arlington, VA Occupation: Renovation Consultant Three adjectives that describe you: Fun, competitive, and silly. Favorite activities: Watching panda videos or, really, any funny animal videos—I like animals!—and eating, sleeping, and lifting weights. What do you think will be the most difficult part about living inside the Big Brother house?
Not being able to talk to my family will be very difficult.
Which past Big Brother cast member did you like most? Donny Thompson from Season 16. He has a great beard, wore camo, and, generally, was a good dude. What a fun little man. Do you have a strategy for winning the game?
Befriend everyone, identify strengths and weaknesses of each competitor, and determine who to form alliances with. Specifically, I would be good friends with the female Houseguests because they are critical in moving chess pieces in the house. My life's motto is… I have three:
"Tough times don't last, tough people do."
"Don't take life too seriously, you'll never make it out alive." -Van Wilder
"And every time I see the sunshine, I drop down and give thanks at least one time." - Lil Wayne What would you take into the house, and why?
- My adjustable dumbbells
- Beard trimmer
- I can't really live life without tweezers Fun facts about yourself:
- I've been naked in the Planet Hollywood Las Vegas hotel lobby
- I'm seriously the only person who really took 21 shots on their 21st birthday
Matthew is the first HouseGuest to have his official HouseGuest name (the name on his key, in his Diary Room sessions, etc) changed before the start of a season. He was originally announced during the cast reveal as Matthew, but when the season started it was officially shortened to just Matt.