The cast of the Cercle 2022 | Meet all the Netflix show contestants


The new season of The Circle has just arrived on Netflix, with a whole new line-up of contestants hoping to win around their castmates.

While based in The Circle apartments, players will use their social media skills to gain popularity among other competitors, either playing as themselves or being a catfish.

With a whole bunch of new faces to get to know – and a few guest celebrities – here’s everything you need to know about The Circle contestants.

Alyssa Ljubicich


Age: 27

Since: New York

Job: Sexual and relationship coach

Play as: Se

Instagram: @alyssaljub

Alyssa is a sex coach’s assistant in New York. The 27-year-old says she enjoys “helping people have amazing sex”.

Entering The Circle as herself, saying that if she can get other players to open up about their sex lives, she can “absolutely get people to talk to me about their strategies.”

Josh ‘Bru’ Brubaker



Age: 24

Since: West Hollywood, California

Job: Radio host

Play as: Himself

Instagram: @bruontheradio

Radio host and TikTok star Bru is a 25-year-old living in West Hollywood who describes himself as a “golden retriever”.

With 3.5 million social media followers, Bru thinks he can also be popular in The Circle and says he’s himself because he knows who he is and gets ‘paid to talk’ while on the job. by day.

Frank Grimsley



Age: 28

Since: Maryland

Job: School social worker

Play as: Himself

Instagram: @franknthecity

Frank is a 28-year-old school social worker from Maryland who describes himself as “the big boy with a big personality.”

Confident, fun and loves to party, Frank says he’s a body-positive person who decided to enter The Circle as himself to “bring some Southern charm” to the competition.

Yu Ling Wu

Yu Ling Wu


Age: 25

Since: San Francisco

Job: Brand marketing consultant

Play as: Se

Instagram: @yulingwu

Yu Ling Wu is a 25-year-old brand marketing consultant from San Francisco.

She’s a Chinese-American woman who says she was culturally uplifted by MTV and VH1, while on the digital front she “lives and breathes social media.”

As for her game strategy, Yu Ling says she plans to be “relatable” and “hilarious” in The Circle in hopes of winning around her fellow players.

John Franklin



Age: 24

Since: New Jersey

Job: Comedian and musician

Play as: Carol (his mother)

Instagram: @_johnfranklin_

Comedian and musician John is a 24-year-old from New Jersey and The Circle’s first catfish.

The Italian-American entered the series as his mother Carol, explaining that she is “an incredibly smart, strong and independent woman” and that he knows her inside out.

crissa jackson



Age: 31

Since: Pennsylvania

Job: Former basketball player and social media influencer

Play as: Se

Instagram: @crissa_ace

Crissa Jackson, based in Pennsylvania, is a former basketball player turned social media influencer who uses her digital skills to go far on The Circle.

The 13th woman to play for the Harlem Globetrotters, Crissa is used to taking on the competition and says she “likes to think I’m going to play this game like this, having this full view of the court.”

As for her strategy, Crissa says, “I’m a lesbian, I’m a female athlete, I’m a mother, I’m a wife — so I can relate to so many different people.”

Parker Abbott



Age: 21

Since: Miami

Job: Student

Play as: Paul (his father)

Instagram: @parkerabbott

Parker, a Miami-based college student, says her only two personality traits are “being in a sorority and going out and partying” and so she decided to enter The Circle as her dad, Paul.

She explains that The Circle is about trust and if she saw “a 21-year-old girl in a sorority” she definitely wouldn’t trust them. “Especially with my photos,” she adds.

Emma Bunton and Mel B

Emma Bunton and Mel B


Age: Both 46

Since: Great Britain

Job: The Spice Girls members

Play as: Jared

Instagram: @emmaleebunton, @officialmelb

Spice Girl icons Emma Bunton and Mel B were two last-minute additions to The Circle’s lineup, with the singers performing on the show as catfish.

The pair entered The Circle in Episode 2 as Jared – a 28-year-old children’s author, but it was up to them what Jared’s personality would look like.

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