'Big Brother' Season 24 on CBS: Who is Michael Bruner? Minnesota attorney ready to 'lie, manipulate, and backstab' to win

'Big Brother' Season 24 on CBS: Who is Michael Bruner? Minnesota attorney ready to 'lie, manipulate, and backstab' to win
'Big Brother' Season 24 contestant Michael Bruner (Photo by: Sonja Flemming/CBS)

The much-awaited cast list for season 24 of 'Big Brother' is finally here, and fans are already busy picking their favorites and top contenders wto win the game. With $750,000 up for grabs the sixteen contestants are ready to fight tooth and nail to get their hands on the grand prize.

One such contesnat is none other Michael Bruner, an attorney from Minnesota. In his pre-game interview, Michael declared that he was ready to "lie, backstab, and manipulate" to win the season 24 of 'Big Brother'. Considering Xavier Prather, an attorney from Wisconsin, won the previous season, it remains to be seen if Michael will keep up the winning streak of the attorneys. While we are yet to watch Michael in action, he's already emerged as a fan-favorite pick to win the game, and even managed to earn the support of 'Big Brother' alum Janelle Pierzina. Read on to know all about Michael, and why fans are already rooting for him to win the season.


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Who is Nichaek Bruner?

Michael Bruner is a 28-year-old attorney, from Saint Michael, Minnesota, who currently resides in Rochester, Minnesotta. On his Instagram bio, Michael describes himself as a "Cat dad to three, fiancé to a wonderful man, lover of board games, and a Big Brother Fanatic. Also…. A #bb24 Houseguest!!! 👋 🏳️‍🌈 🐱." His Instagram is filled with pictures of his cats and family members. 

If you're wondering why fans are already rooting for Michael, then the credit goes to his impressive pre-game interview. Ahead of the show's big premiere, Michael sat down for a quick interview and revealed a little bit about himself. When he was asked to pick between winning the game or popularity, Michael was bold enough to admit that he just wanted to win and couldn't care less about being America's favorite. He said, "Most important thing to me going into the game is winning, so ultimately if America hates me so be it, if the fans don’t like me whatever. I’m there to win , ultimately, it would be great if America like me, appreciated my game but ultimately the goal is to win."



Michael also admitted that he's a huge fan of the show, and waited for 20 years to be cast on the show! Considering he's a super-fan, Michael acknowledges that his strenth is his intellect. He claims that he knows the ins & outs, and the strategies that work, things that don’t work. But he also points out that he's smart enough to know that just because he knows all about the game, it won't necessarily mean he'll be a good player, as everything eventually boils down to relationships and building trust with people. Michael further displayed his impressive self-awareness, when he pointed out that him being a superfan of the show is like a double-edged sword, which is both his strength and weakness. He expressed his fear of playing too hard too fast, due to excitement of being on the show after being a huge fan for several years.

The one thing that pretty much sealed the deal for the show's fans to pick Michael as their top pick to win the season was his response to what he would do to win. Michael confessed, "Basically anything within the context of the game. I’ll lie, I’ll backstab, I’ll manipulate, that’s fine." But he firmly drew a line at getting into someone's personal territory. The attorney claimed that he wouldn't make any personal attacks against any of his peers and expected the same from them. It looks like Michael really has it all chalked out, and we can't wait to watch him in action. 



Michael will be moving in with 15 other strangers into a house, that's equipped with 94 cameras and 113 microphones to “capture their every move. He'll be staying in the hosue with the tsrangers all summer competing for safety and power. Each week a contestant will be voted out of the house, and the last one standing will be crowned the winner. 

'Big Brother' Season 24 premieres on Wednesday July 6th, 2022, on CBS. After the first episode, fans can begin streaming the live feeds available 24/7 on Paramount+. Beginning Sunday, the series will air Sundays and Wednesdays (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) and Thursdays (9:00-10:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT), featuring the live eviction show hosted by Julie Chen Moonves. 

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