Poker Pro Vanessa Rousso in Cast of CBS' Big Brother 17

Vanessa Rousso
Vanessa Rousso

Former PokerStars pro and aspiring music producer Vanessa Rousso will be a cast member on the next season of CBS' long-running reality TV show Big Brother.

Rousso was announced among the cast for Big Brother 17 today along with a CBS all-access exclusive to meet the next houseguests at 8 am PT.

The new season will debut on Wed. June 24 with a cast of 14 that also includes a professional wrestler and a poker dealer.

#2 Female Poker Player in the World

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Rousso's Big Brother cast photo.

Rousso was introduced in her Big Brother bio as the "No. 2 female poker player in the world when it comes to online and live tournaments."

According to the bio she's been a poker pro for the past 10 years and earned over $4.5m. Her live earnings listed on the HendonMob are just over $3.5m.

She's also "perfected the art of bluffing," say CBS, and "knows that she can manipulate her Houseguests however she sees fit while living in the Big Brother house."

Rousso was a long-time member of Team PokerStars before parting ways with the team in February of this year. Her most recent cash was in the 2015 WSOP Colossus where she finished in 1,558th for $1,957.

Her most impressive poker results include a second-place finish in the 2007 WCOOP Main Event for over $700k and a runner-up in the NBC Heads-Up Championship.

Find Rousso's complete Big Brother bio and questionnaire here. Watch her introduction video below:

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