Paola Shea was a houseguest on Big Brother 16. Paola was nominated Week 1 because she was the first eliminated during her HOH competition. She survived eviction by sitting next to Joey Van Pelt who was a bigger threat to the Bomb Squad. In Week 2, Paola was nominated again by HOH Devin Shepherd. After the Bomb Squad alliance had a fallout, Devin nominated Zach Rance alongside Paola. However, Devin's plan backfired and on Day 21, Paola was evicted by a 10-2 vote, placing 15th.
Hometown: East Hampton, Conn. Current City: Astoria, N.Y. Occupation: DJ Three adjectives that describe you: Funny, Crazy and Outgoing Favorite Activities: Dancing, traveling, listening to music and making money. What do you think will be the most difficult part about living inside the Big Brother house: I am very impatient. Having to deal with people with different personalities will be the hardest challenge. Do you have a strategy for winning Big Brother?: I'll try not to be myself as much… Haha. What are you afraid of: I am afraid of commitment. I always have been, it's very hard for me to accept love and to love someone. What is the accomplishment you are most proud of: I was really proud of climbing the Great Wall of China. It was pretty scary and I can still remember the hard wind blowing against me and thinking I was going to fall. Finish this sentence: My life’s motto is… When you love what you do, you’ll never work another day in your life. What would you take into the house and why: I would take my DJ equipment so I can play music and have a little party in the house. I would take my swords and my numchucks so I can show it to the cast members. I would take my laptop because I am addicted to social media. What would you do if “Big Brother” made you famous: I hope that I would gain more social media followers.
Paola is a Maxim magazine girl who is also a top ranked female gamer and is determined to become the best female DJ in the world after making a splash in the electronic music scene a couple of years ago.