Rossford native to compete in 'Big Brother'

ROSSFORD, OH (WTOL) - The season 20 cast of "Big Brother" has been announced, and one of the contestants may be a familiar face to northwest Ohio residents.

Rossford native Tyler Crispen, 23, is competing on the show this year, along with 15 other people.

Tyler, a lifeguard and champion bowler, graduated from Rossford High School in 2013, but currently lives in Hilton Head, South Carolina.

He also said that he is a super fan of the show and he knew he would be a cast member one day.

"I applied on my 21st birthday and it only took me two and half years. I'm a super fan through and through. I've been studying it," Tyler explained.

But besides being one of the show's biggest fans, Tyler is doing the show for those closest to him.

"Fam, friends, I made it. I'm doing it for you. I've been talking about it for years, I know, and I usually can't back anything up, but this time I'm backing it up. I'm bringing it home. $500K," he said. "And then we're going on a Hawaiian vacation. That's why, that's why I'm here guys. So you gotta help me out."

The CBS show features contestants called "house guests" from across the country who live together in a house under constant surveillance. During their time with each other, house guests will participate in weekly competitions and eliminations until only one person remains.

Of course going into the competition, Tyler is a man with a plan.

"I really want to play dumb, which surprisingly I'm really good at, so I'm going to be playing dumb," he explained. "Once I start really needing to, I'll start winning comps. I can win some comps if I really want to."

The winner receives a check for $500,000.

Tune in June 27 at 8 p.m. to cheer Tyler on.

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