Raleigh’s Christmas Abbott to appear on ‘Big Brother’ season 19

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RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Raleigh’s Christmas Abbott is a woman who has many titles.

Christmas Abbott (CBS)

Author. Athlete. And first female NASCAR Sprint Cup pit crew member.

But starting Wednesday, she will be able to add a new title to that list.

Houseguest on Big Brother season 19 on CBS.

The Lynchburg, Virginia, native describes herself as committed, happy, and influential.

She penned the book “The Badass Body Diet” and owns her own CrossFit gym in Raleigh – CrossFit Invoke.

In her bio on CBS.com, Abbott said she plans to stay under the radar as a threat while on Big Brother.

“The physical and mental games are the easy parts,” she said.

CBS North Carolina stopped by the gym on the eve of the show’s premier.

“I know she’s really excited. I don’t think it could come at a better time in her life personally or professionally,” said Jennifer Armour, a personal assistant and trainer. “Like, the book just got underway, so she has time to get on there and crush it.”

Another trainer said those who know Abbott are eager for the show to start.

“Everybody is really excited for her. You know, I guess it was kept close to her until once she knew it was solidified. So everyone has been hyping her up,” said Ralph Perez, a trainer.

Big Brother season 19 premieres Wednesday at 8 p.m. on CBS North Carolina.

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