CBS has unveiled the 16 new houseguests who will move into the Big Brother house this season.
Photo Gallery: Get to know the new Big Brother houseguests
The new season, once again hosted by Julie Chen, will feature two new twists: For the first time ever, three houseguests will be nominated for eviction each week instead of two. Also (and perhaps more importantly), viewers will vote weekly for the "Big Brother MVP," who will receive special powers in the game. Both twists will be explained in greater detail on the show's premiere Wednesday (8/7c, CBS).
As usual, the contestants will live in a camera-rigged house where they backstab, yell at and sleep with fellow competitors until one lucky player walks away with $500,000.
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Watch the clip below to take a tour of the new house, and check out all the new contestants below. Have an early favorite? Click here to vote for the first week's MVP right now. Are you excited for a new season of Big Brother?
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From: Minneapolis, Minn.
From: Conway, Ark.
Occupation: Railroad Conductor
From: Etowah, Tenn.
Occupation: Property Appraiser
From: San Diego, Calif.
From: San Angelo, Texas
Occupation: College Student
Occupation: Political Consultant
From: San Antonio, Texas
Hometown: Katy, Texas
Occupation: Boat Shop Associate
From: Oak Grove, Minn.
Occupation: Pizza Delivery Boy
From: Hattiesburg, Miss.
Occupation: Youth Counselor
From: Kannapolis, N.C.
From: Houston, Texas
Occupation: Pediatric Speech Therapist
From: New York City
From: Staten Island, N.Y.
Occupation: Pageant Coordinator
From: Boynton Beach, Fla.
Occupation: Real Estate Agent