June 20, 2014

SVSU graduate and Ubly native Nicole Franzel cast on CBS reality show ‘Big Brother’

The first episode airs Wednesday, June 25, at 8 p.m

Nicole Franzel, a 2014 SVSU graduate, is a contestant on the CBS reality TV show, "Big Brother."A recent Saginaw Valley State University graduate from Ubly will compete for $500,000 this summer in the popular CBS reality show, “Big Brother.”

Nicole Franzel, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in nursing in May from SVSU, is one of 16 contestants selected from across the nation. The first episode airs Wednesday, June 25, at 8 p.m.

“Big Brother,” now in its 16th season, is a reality show where housemates compete in challenges and campaign to stay in the show’s house. Typically, the housemates vote out one contestant weekly until two remain. Then a panel of ousted contestants selects a winner to receive the half-million dollar prize.

“Big Brother” has released video interviews of Franzel ahead of the first show.

In one interview, Franzel describes one of her favorite activities as studying, “because that is what I do most often.”

Watch her “Big Brother” introduction video here: http://www.cbs.com/shows/big_brother/video/yaEWiQHqu0ANu1v_dn9jotQbNsk_jSoO/big-brother-meet-nicole/