PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – We’re used to seeing twists on Big Brother, but not like this. A Philadelphia native’s dreams of winning the show were dashed before she could even make it inside the house.
“I don’t want to be sharing this news but I just tested positive for COVID,” Christie Valdiserri said in an Instagram post. “I have no idea how I got it. I have the vaccine and have been following all of the guidelines up to this point. I have absolutely no symptoms. I feel perfectly fine. So I’m really grateful for that but it’s really frustrating because I won’t be playing in Big Brother this summer.”READ MORE: 4 Dead, 2 Injured After Shootings At 2 Different Locations In Wilmington, Delaware
Christie Valdiserri has been replaced by another contestant.
Valdiserri is a professional dancer, originally from Philadelphia.
She says she’s had a roller coaster of emotions after being removed from the show.MORE NEWS: Man Shot In Parking Lot of Courtyard Marriott Hotel, Philadelphia Police Say
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