Parson won last year’s BBA together with Karen Igho of Nigeria and each pocketed US$200 000.
Zimbabwe public relations manager, Liz Dziva said more than 400 forms had been collected so far while other entrants were using online entry.
“Approximately more than 400 forms have been taken. Considering that some people are downloading forms from our website, the numbers should be very high.
“People should quickly fill the forms and submit before the deadline if they want to get a chance of being auditioned,” said Dziva.
She acknowledged that traditionally people submit forms on the last day.
The deadline is February 27.
This year’s show, which is being entered in pairs, is open to those above the age of 21.
Organisers of the reality show have announced that only one housemate will walk away with the grand prize of US$300 000 this year.
The series will last for three months with 14 countries (Angola, Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Liberia, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe) sending in two representatives each.
Over the years, Zimbabwe has been represented by Tapuwa Mhere (2003), Bertha Zakeyo (2007), Munyaradzi Chidzonga (2008 and 2010), Itai Makumbe and Kristal Culverwell (2009), Vimbai Mutinhiri and Wendall Parson (2011). Parson made history last year by being the first Zimbabwean to win the reality show.