PHOTOS Big Brother 12’s Britney Haynes was a teen beauty pageant contestant

CBS has announced the cast members for season 12 of Big Brother.  The cozy and lovely looking steel magnolia you see above (Twitter photo) is Britney Haynes, a hotel sales manager from Huntington, Arkansas.  Here is her bio courtesy of CBS:

Name: Britney Haynes

Age: 22

Current Residence: Huntington, Ark.

Occupation: Hotel Sales Manager

Three adjectives that describe you: Argumentative, comedic and opinionated

Favorite activities: Traveling, gossiping with the gays, arguing, taking my dog on walks, cooking and cleaning

What do you think will be the most difficult part about living inside the Big Brother house: Sharing a bathroom and pretending to laugh at dumb comments

Strategy for winning Big Brother: Pretending to be nice and always a bit elusive – people want what they can’t have!

What types of people would you NOT choose to live with you in the house: Egomaniacs and old people

A recurring theme on Big Brother is “expect the unexpected.” How would you handle “the unexpected:” I think I can handle anything. I wouldn’t like the forced alliances, though.

Which past Big Brother cast member did you like most or least: I liked Janelle and Dr. Will. They were both funny, attractive and intelligent.

What are you afraid of: BIRDS! I’m not kidding. It’s a phobia.

Finish this sentence: “My life’s motto is:” Never regret anything that made you smile.

Is there anything else you want the fans to know about yourself:I am so much more than meets the eye! I look like a typical blond from the south, but I’ve got a lot of spice to my personality. I’m a good mix of Chelsea Handler and Martha Stewart.

Britney mentions traveling as one of her favorite past-times and after doing a little digging I was able to find this question she posted on TripAdvisor for proper taxi etiquette in New York City.  From my experience, close your eyes and pray for your life!  I’ll also include an answer that is probably a little more informative than my advice.

So who says New Yorkers aren’t friendly?

(UPDATE – We’ve unearthed more Trip Advisory posts by Britney with photos! CLICK HERE to check ’em out! Oh, and pictures of Britney and her fiance Nick Grisham!)

Like many young blond knock-out southern belles Britney took her turn in the age old south-of-the-Mason-Dixon-line tradition of beauty pageants.  She was a Semi-Finalist in the 2004 Miss Teen Arkansas contest.  Here is a side-by-side of Ms. Haynes then and now.

And here is another photo of beauty pagent Britney from a young age that was revealed when Britney won an HOH competition during the season.  She wasn’t too happy about it but I still think she’s cute y’all!

Britney Haynes pageant photo

Good luck to Britney in the Big Brother house!  Season 12 begins on Thursday, July 8th.

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