Netflix’s bluff game show, The circle, is set to cast Crissa Jackson as one of its contestants in its upcoming Season 4, which premieres on May 4. The 31-year-old is a content creator who was previously nominated for the GLAAD Media Awards for his contribution to the LGBTQ community. Crissa will play the game as herself on the show. Other competitors will join her: Yu Ling Wu, Alyssa Ljubicich, Rachel Evans and Frank Grimsley.
The circle features nine contestants who play to gain popularity on social media and please each other. However, this season will feature 4 catfishers and 5 original accounts. Everyone is allowed to text each other and send pictures to each other without meeting in person. Whoever successfully achieves the highest score among the other contestants will win a grand prize of $150,000.
Additionally, the four contestants who will fish this season are Josh Brubaker (as Bru), Alex Brizard (as Nathan), John Franklin (as Carol), and Parker Abbott (as Paul).
The show’s official synopsis reads:
The circle focuses on contestants who must fight for online popularity in the title application, either by playing themselves or by becoming a conniving catfish. While this season promises more fakes than ever, it also guarantees more drama and surprises. And hopefully more iconic witch hunts. (Tip: if you’re playing a girl in her twenties, come prepared with a full beat, okay?)
that of the circle Crissa Jackson has been playing basketball since childhood
Crissa Jackson is a 31-year-old basketball player from La Mesa, California. Born on October 29, 1989, to James Jackson and Teresa Jackson, Crissa developed her athletic skills from the age of seven. She was enthusiastic about playing basketball and found her father’s most important inspiration.
She played for her high school and later joined teams at Savannah State University and Point Loma Nazarene University from a young age. At some point in her career, she became the 13th woman to play for the oldest basketball club in the world, the Harlem Globetrotters.
The YouTuber also makes funny clips of her performing amazing basketball tricks. She mainly uploads her sports content to TikTok, YouTube and Instagram.
Besides being a hardcore athlete, Crissa has worked and continues to work extensively for the LGBTQ community. She owns a non-profit women’s rights organization and advocates for LGBTQ rights, human rights, and animal welfare. In 2021, Circle nominees were also named Queer Advocate of the Year by the GLAAD Media Awards.
Crissa realized she was a lesbian in college. However, she did not come to terms with her sexuality until her first year. Currently, she is leading a happy married life with her longtime partner, Alexis. The couple got married on December 18, 2017.
Viewers can watch The circle season 4 Wednesday, May 4 on Netflix.