Marisha Wallace

Born in: North Carolina
West End and Broadway Star

Why Celebrity Big Brother and why now?

Why Celebrity Big Brother?! I say why not! Anything that will challenge me and scares me is always something that I ’m interested in doing, and Celebrity Big Brother is ICONIC! Over the past few years’ I’ve been doing back to back shows and went from Hairspray, straight into Oklahoma, straight into Guys & Dolls so it’s going to be very strange to be in the same house for a few weeks!

What do you hope to get from the experience?

I hope to let the world find out more about me as a person and not just the roles that I play. I’m excited to represent the theatre community on this huge platform. I want to tell my stories and inspire people who come from small towns who don’t have a lot, but who dream big and hopefully I can inspire them to dream bigger. I wa n t t o g e t t o k n o w t h e Housemates on a personal level, not just what we know about them from the media. And Oh yes I do want to win too.

What most scares you about the experience?

The thing that scares me the most about this experience is having to clean the toilet behind other people.

Describe what you’re like to live with in 3 words.

Fun, positive, stagey.

Are there any traits or habits you have that yo u think fe l low housemates might find difficult to live with?

I love to sing and I sing all the time even doing random chores and activities. My life is a musical. I may leave some lashes and wigs and gowns around the house.

What will you find difficult to live with?

I find it difficult to live with someone who doesn’t want to support the house – we are all in this together.

Dream CBB housemates?

Michelle Obama, Beyonce, Oprah, Hannah Waddingham, RuPaul, and let’s bring Michelle Visage back!

Worst CBB housemates?

People who are messy & unkind.

What items are you packing that you can’t live without?

My gowns, my makeup, my wigs, my seasonings, my resistance bands.

What’s one piece of advice you’ll take with you into the CBB house?

Know when to hold and when to fold. Every fight is not yours, take a breath and think before you speak.

Who do you want to see at the end of the runway?

My family and friends. My mom. My boyfriend Mike.

How will you cope without a phone?

This is the part I will struggle with the most. I’m on the phone constantly. But the phone detox has been needed for a while. It will be a great time to reset and just be completely present in the house.