Big Brother Houseguest: Meet Big Brother 16 Houseguest Victoria Rafaeli

Name: Victoria Rafaeli
Age: 22
Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y. and Holon, Israel
Occupation: Photographer
Marital Status: SingleMeet Big Brother 16 Houseguest Victoria Rafaeli

Three adjectives that describe you: Exotic, bold and empowered.
Favorite Activities:  Shopping, capturing moments with my camera, belly dancing, blasting music and sing along, Zumba and salsa dancing.
What do you think will be the most difficult part about living inside the Big Brother house: Not having communication with my mom. I speak to my mother multiple times a day. I call her every time I arrive and leave a place and I like to tell her about my day. Also, I live with my parents so if I’m not talking to her on the phone I am talking to her in person.
Do you have a strategy for winning Big Brother?: In it to win it! I don’t take no for an answer. I will manipulate people with my looks; I am very strategic and always get what I want. The word CAN’T is not in my vocabulary.
Which past Big Brother cast member did you like most: I don’t watch Big Brother in the states; I watch the one in Israel.
What are you afraid of: Animals, especially birds.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of: At the age of 21, I ran and owned a successful photography business. I am so thankful that my clients trust me and allow me to capture their special and most precious moments!
Finish this sentence: My life’s motto is… Live everyday as if it’s your last.
What would you take into the house and why: Hair extensions, I don’t go anywhere without them. Makeup, I like to be dolled up and presentable no matter where I am going. My camera, it’s my passion and capturing moments is what I do best.
What would you do if “Big Brother” made you famous: Go along with the ride and enjoy every second of it. I would promote my photography business as well.

Raised by Orthodox Israeli parents, Victoria is expected to live at home until she’s married, and once even rejected a public marriage proposal. She started her own photography business when she was only 19 years old, without any formal training.