Hometown: Lake Mills, IA
Current city: Plano, TX
Occupation: Construction sales rep
STREAM: Cody Nickson's first on-camera interview before he enters the Big Brother 19 house!
Three adjectives that describe you: Confident, charming, and sweet
Favorite activities: Surfing is my No. 1 activity. I started surfing when I was stationed in North Carolina and now I take surfing trips to North Carolina or California when I get the chance.
I also took a trip to Hawaii to surf. I enjoy riding my motorcycle, too.
What do you think will be the most difficult part about living inside the Big Brother house?
I think if a bunch of people are on a different sleep schedule and making noise while I'm trying to sleep, it will be difficult. I like my eight hours of sleep a night.
However, if I need to be in the mix, I will stay up with everyone to always gain the appropriate intel.
Which past Big Brother cast member did you like most?
"Evel" Dick Donato from Season 8. I LOVE it when someone plays the game in a way that has never been seen before—and it works!
Do you have a strategy for winning the game?
Yes. First off, the overbearing Houseguests will expose themselves, which should create a nice divide. The ones talking their game out loud, I would shoot for them first.
After getting rid of them, the floaters go next. If you float, you're getting voted out. I want to face warriors and champions to the end, not some tagalong.
After that, [I'll try to] win every competition, which I have the ability to do, if it's individual. If there's a way to accomplish these things through influence and by causing someone else to execute my moves, I'll make that happen.
If I have to gain the HOH position and do it myself, I will absolutely do that, too.
I will never put myself in a pawn position. I will always be a part of every conversation I can and ask questions, but avoid inserting my opinion directly. I'll always do it in a roundabout way, making people believe it's their opinion.
My life's motto is… Semper fidelis.
What would you take into the house, and why?
- My silkie shorts, the short Marine Corps PT shorts
- A frisbee
- My canteen coffee cup
Fun facts about yourself:
- I can solve a Rubik's cube in less than a minute
- I have never worn a suit
- I have never worn cologne
- I have never taken a selfie
- I have never been offended—not once