Who is Azah Awasum? 'Big Brother' housemate has polygamist grandpa and 300 cousins

'Big Brother' Season 23 housemate Azah Awasum is an avid biker who has traveled to 26 countries

                            Who is Azah Awasum? 'Big Brother' housemate has polygamist grandpa and 300 cousins
Azah Awasum in 'Big Brother' (CBS)

The newest season of 'Big Brother' is upon us and we cannot wait to see how the twists play out. In a surprising turn of events, Christie Valdiserri, one of the housemates, has departed the show after testing positive for Covid-19. She will be replaced by New York-based engineer Claire Rehfuss who is more than raring to go. "I’ll win with my intelligence, drive, and adaptability! I’ll sniff out the big threats quickly and navigate my way through the game by creating advantageous alliances," she told CBS.

Another contestant with a similar zest? Azah Awasum. Before we learn more about her, here's a list of hit reality series that you could binge on: 'Love Is Blind', 'Too Hot to Handle', and 'The Circle'.


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Who is Azah Awasum?

At 30, this Baltimore belle is the director of sales operations at a firm. She calls herself "clumsy" but loves cooking. Awasum is an avid biker and a world traveler who has visited 26 countries so far. Ahead of 'Big Brother' Season 23 premiere, Awasum told CBS how she is going against showmances, which she believes will help her make good decisions.



Her winning strategy will be to "spot the power players early and annihilate or divide them one by one" and to play for herself and not the house. "I’m hoping my amiable appearance will cause the guests to let their guards down with me. I want every Houseguest to feel like they have me in their pocket," she added.

Awasum also revealed that her grandfather was a polygamist with six wives and 47 children, which explains why she has over 300 cousins. She is afraid of manholes and has attended Messianic Jewish school for her primary school upbringing.


'Big Brother' Season 23 premieres on July 7 at 8/7c on CBS. The summer reality hit series will air three episodes every week. Beginning July 11, the show will return on Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at the same time. For more information, check your local listings. If you don't have access to cable TV, subscribing to streaming services such as AT & TV TV, fubo TV, and Hulu will help your case.