It’s summertime, and that means a whole new batch of houseguests will be entering the Big Brother house.
The hit reality series will return for a two-night, three-hour premiere with host Julie Chen back for yet another season.
Following the premiere, Big Brother will air all summer on Sunday nights at 8 p.m., Wednesday nights at 8 p.m., and Thursday nights at 9 p.m.
There are 16 houseguests expected to participate this season for the $500,000 prize, but so far, CBS has only revealed 12 of them. There are rumours that returning players (who you’ve seen in previous seasons) will be entering the house once the season has already started.
Siblings seem to be the order of the day for Season 18, with Paul Calafiore, the brother of Season 16 runner-up Cody Calafiore, and Tiffany Rousso, the younger sister of last season’s third-place finisher, professional poker player Vanessa Rousso.
You can take a closer look at the announced contestants below.
Hometown: West Palm Beach, FL
Occupation: High school teacher
Favourite Activities: Playing basketball, wake boarding, paddle boarding, singing and playing guitar.
Hometown: Howell, N.J.
Favourite Activities: A comfort zone is a wonderful place, but nothing ever grows there.
Hometown: Bronx, N.Y.
Occupation: Dog groomer/former police detective
Three adjectives that describe you: Small, big and great.
Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.
Occupation: Pre-school teacher
Favourite Activities: Dancing, modeling, cooking, eating, any form of designing or creating.
Hometown: Caracas, Venezuela
Occupation: Event co-ordinator
Most difficult part about living in the Big Brother house: Living with men because I have never lived with a man in my house, not even my own father!
Hometown: Washington Township, Mich.
Favourite activities: Cooking, reading, going on Reddit, watching live feeds, researching nutrition related topics, photography, working out and selling stuff on eBay.
Hometown: Slidell, Louisiana
Occupation: Gym manager
My life’s motto is: Get my money, develop my body and get women.
Hometown: Tarzana, California
Occupation: Clothing Designer
Three adjectives that describe you: Honest, spontaneous and energetic.
Hometown: Bridgeton, N.J.
Occupation: Makeup artist
Three adjectives that describe you: Funny, outgoing, creative strategist and a visual genius.
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
Favourite activities: I love to solve math problems consisting of calculus, statistics and probability. I also run, look at adoptable dogs, stretch and walk to the mall to purchase more hair accessories.
Hometown: Fresno, Calif.
Occupation: Travelling nurse
Favourite Activities: I love to practice yoga, run, bake, read sci-fi books, go out with friends and to comedy shows.
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
Occupation: Baseball coach
Three adjectives that describe you: Extraordinary, passionate and lovable.
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