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Big Brother 21 Houseguests

Get to know the new faces moving into the Big Brother house this summer

Sadie Gennis
Analyse Talavera
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Analyse Talavera (22)

Hometown: Northridge, Calif.

Current City: Simi Valley, Calif.

Favorite Activities: I love tanning and going to the beach. If tanning could be an occupation that would no doubt be my calling. Some people call me a lizard which is kind of ironic because I am actually deathly afraid of them. I also love shopping. I love clothes and having a really good style. I really wanted to go to fashion school when I was in high school but I thought playing soccer was cooler. And lastly, I love just relaxing and hanging out with friends and talking and going to lunches or dinners.

Occupation: College Soccer Star

Fun facts about yourself:

-- I love joking/ pranking/ scaring people.
-- I cannot start my day without a cup of coffee.
-- I like to collect pennies with their heads up because I think its good luck.
-- I am so emotional I cry for literally everything (especially military coming home videos and wedding videos).
-- I only eat my cheeseburgers plain with ketchup.

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Christie Murphy (28)

Hometown: Staten Island, N.Y.

Current City: Keyport, N.J.

Occupation: Boutique Owner

Do you have a strategy for winning the game? Yes! I do! I plan on using my sexuality as a major social advantage. I'm going into the house as the openly feminine lesbian. I will use my femininity and charm to easily persuade and subtly manipulate the men, while also being the emotional shoulder, and best friend to all the girls. I also won't pose as a threat to the women, because I won't be after any of the men. At the same time, I won't be a physical or athletic threat to the boys. Little do the guys know though, I am super competitive, and an extreme overachiever and I plan on winning a lot of the competitions! I have a photographic memory and I'm also killer at puzzles!

Fun facts about yourself:
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I take a bubble bath like a 6-year-old almost every night!
-- Anyone I've ever dated would say one of their pet peeves about me is that I whistle too much.
-- I dated men for 9 years before discovering I don't like them anymore, LOL.
-- I did pageants from age 8-12 and actually took the New York crown against 200+ girls.
-- I skeeve dirty feet, so ya better keep those nasty dogs out of my bed!

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Cliff Hogg III (53)

Hometown: Houston

Current City: Houston

Occupation: Petroleum Engineer

Do you have a strategy for winning the game? Present myself as the loyal soldier to one or more strong players while creating enough chaos or paranoia to have people pointing fingers and targeting each other. People WILL assume that I am a loyal kind of guy because that is how I live my life in the real world. I will use that to my advantage and betray as necessary in the endgame to get me to the finale!

Fun facts about yourself:
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I swam with alligators.
-- I can say the alphabet backwards.
-- I once won an award for rowing.
-- I'm definitely the jokester in my family.
-- Learned to drive a car at the age of 7!

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David Alexander (29)

Hometown: Atlanta

Current City: Atlanta

Occupation: Photographer

What do you think will be the most difficult part about living inside the Big Brother house? A complete shift in my routine and having to be around people with no escape, but it is also an adventure that I would love to explore.

Fun facts about yourself:
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I can control my tear ducts (cry on command).
-- I went to school with the mega rap group The Migos.
-- My birthday started a decade (the '90s), and it is always a celebration (Jan. 1, 1990).
-- I have perfectly aligned teeth even after my wisdom teeth came in. This is very rare, and I am one of 8-10% of the population to have perfect teeth with wisdom and no braces.
-- I've never owned an automatic vehicle. I have been keeping it old school with manual transmissions.

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Holly Allen (31)

Hometown: Lander, Wyo.

Current City: Los Angeles

Occupation: Wine Safari Guide

What do you think will be the most difficult part about living inside the Big Brother house? I live on my phone. I'm a millennial. That will admittedly be a struggle.

Which past Big Brother cast member did you like most? I haven't watched it enough to have a favorite.

Fun facts about yourself:
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I grew up teaching people to fly fish.
-- I can sneeze like Donald Duck.
-- I can ride a horse standing up.
-- I rolled off of a 30 ft. cliff in a pickup truck and survived.
-- I used to go down the Oregon Trail every summer in a covered wagon. With a bonnet on my head.

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Isabella Wang (22)

Hometown: Mount Olive, N.J.

Current City: Los Angeles

Occupation: Public Health Analyst

Favorite Activities: Spending other people's money.

Which past Big Brother cast member did you like most? I liked when Isabella Wang won Season 21.

Fun facts about yourself:
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I had a Tiger Mom and she was nuts. My parents never let me hang out with friends.
-- I play tons of instruments, I took Chinese lessons every Saturday for 8 years and I'm fluent but my reading and writing is crap.
-- I climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro... but I didn't tell my mom because for spring break when I asked her if I could go with my boyfriend she said no... so I went anyway. She still doesn't know. I told her I went to my best friend's house and she would call my best friend (Cassie) and Cas would say that I had diarrhea and was sick and could not get to the phone.
-- When I was in 5th grade my dad took me to China (fly back to the motherland frequently because Chinese) and he left me in the middle of nowhere for 2 months because he said I was being a brat and that he grew up eating toothpaste during the culture revolution.
-- I do not like to smoke weed or people who do because I find them lazy and downers and boring. Why would I want to sit around and gorge on food...?
-- I was really into fitness for about 6 months and lost 50+ lbs.

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Jack Matthews (28)

Hometown: Chicago

Current City: Tampa, Fla.

Occupation: Fitness Trainer

Three adjectives that describe you: Honest, integrity and character.

Do you have a strategy for winning the game? Be honest, have integrity and good character.

Fun facts about yourself:
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I can Snatch 275 lbs. (Olympic Weightlifting jargon).
-- I can wiggle my ears.
-- I have pretty large hands for my height.
-- I like to sing. I think I'm good at it when I'm by myself.
-- I can walk on my hands for quite some time.

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Jackson Michie (24)

Hometown: Nashville, Tenn.

Current City: Los Angeles

Occupation: Server

What do you think will be the most difficult part about living inside the Big Brother house Honestly, nothing seems too difficult that I couldn't endure it. However, remembering that I'm under 24/7 video surveillance will be my only hiccup. I feel like after a week or two I'll become comfortable and forget that I can't sleep naked, drop my towel, etc. Also, the food. I'm not a picky eater at all, but I eat a good amount of food. Not being able to grocery shop and get my daily watermelons or protein bars would be tough, but manageable.

Fun facts about yourself:
-- From middle school all the way through college, I used to write papers/speeches/etc. for money.
-- I can shotgun a beer in under 2.5 seconds.
-- I skipped my college graduation ceremony to go to South Beach Miami, FL for a week with buddies.
-- My senior year of college on spring break, I put $500 on Black at the Roulette table at the Hard Rock in Punta Cana, DR and won three times. In a row.

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Jessica Milagros (30ish)

Hometown: Chicago

Current City: Oak Park, Ill.

Occupation: Model

What do you think will be the most difficult part about living inside the Big Brother house? I think the most difficult part of living in the Big Brother house would be leaving my family and friends and a potential of feeling very alone.

Fun facts about yourself:
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My first job out of college was driving the Hershey Kissmobile and was a gypsy for a year, traveling across the country.
-- I just recently ran a half marathon at Walt Disney World.
-- I have six best friends cause I really don't believe in the ride or die, one bestie mentality.
-- I don't grow much underarm hair and I don't use deodorant because I don't sweat under my arms (my husband thinks I'm a freak of nature).
-- I'm a big DIY girl and love learning new things, so I've learned to do a lot of things myself, including cutting my hair, sewing my own clothes and taking my own photos.

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Kathryn Dunn (29)

Hometown: Irving, Texas

Current City: Dallas, Texas

Occupation: Digital Marketing Executive

Which past Big Brother cast member did you like most? I'm not gonna lie, since I don't watch TV I'm not very seasoned on Big Brother history so instead of BSing you and listing some fake reasons of why some random houseguest is my favorite, I'll list some reasons that a future applicant would pick me as their favorite: I'm funny and reference memes a lot, I'm loyal to those who are loyal to me, I'm nice but low-key savage, I'm smart and calculating so I'll always have reasons to back up my decisions.

Fun facts about yourself:
-- I've won a poker tournament (and don't even know how to play poker).
-- I've been tweeted by Kim Kardashian.
-- I have my student pilot license and have flown over the Hawaiian islands twice.
-- I won a dance competition in Bogota, Colombia.
-- I've been scuba diving with sharks... not on purpose.

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Kemi Faknule (25)

Hometown: Elkridge, Md.

Current City: Brooklyn, N.Y.

Occupation: Marketing Strategist

Three adjectives that describe you: I'm very positive. I like to see the silver lining in situations because what's happened has happened, so deal with it in a way that benefits you. I'm also very goal-oriented. Though my goals do change from time to time, I'm definitely a "by any means necessary" sort of woman. I'm a bitch. This is a (not so) sad truth. When I feel provoked I can be extremely vicious. It took me 24 years to actually learn the difference between "feeling provoked" and actually "being provoked." Growth.

My life's motto is..."You get more with honey, even if the honey is artificial."

Fun facts about yourself:
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I have a miniature Dalmatian. It's funny because I get stopped every five seconds to answer the same questions about him but I never get tired of it. My ex would say I love the attention and I can't argue with that. He bought Billion for me so he's a little bitter to have spent that much on a dog to become an ex only two weeks later. Cheers to being a woman!
-- I keep a blog of guys I've dated/hooked up with to amuse whoever has access to it. I guess I could call myself a writer since I live in New York now. Most dates are horror stories so why not detail a first date that involved a guy telling me there are only two types of women: pay for play or wifey.
-- I'm one of those people that if I like you can do no wrong in my eyes. I don't see anything wrong with it. My friends call it toxic and enabling, I call it seeing the best in people.

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Nick Maccarone (27)

Hometown: Sewell, N.J.

Current City: Sewell, N.J.

Occupation: Therapist

What do you think will be the most difficult part about living inside the Big Brother house? Breaking the seal of being the first one to poop. I know you are going to have some really beautiful girls in there and it's going to make me have to hold it in until 2am until I finally get comfortable with them. I also will miss my mom a lot and that sucks.

My life's motto is... "You have to live your life like you only die once." I got a sport bike because I am not going to wait for the chance of me falling and becoming paralyzed and never being able to ride. I am going to LIVE, take chances, and if something happens when I'm going 160 down the Expressway, then so be it.

Fun facts about yourself:
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I have bowled five 300s in bowling and my dad was a professional bowler on TV.
-- I caught a foul ball at a Phillies game off the bat of Cliff Lee.
-- I completed classes in the Scouting Academy in order to become an NFL scout.
-- My best doubleheader in baseball I went 7-8, two homers, and 8 rbi's.
-- I was voted most talkative in high school out of 700 other students.

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Nicole Anthony (24)

Hometown: Long Island, N.Y.

Current City: Long Island, N.Y.

Occupation: Preschool Aide

Which past Big Brother cast member did you like most? The Big Brother houseguest that I liked the most was Paul Abrahamian. He was authentically himself, didn't take BS from anyone, and ran that house while most everyone else mindlessly followed. I admire his ability to stay true to himself and not feel the need to apologize or explain his reasons. He played the game, and played it well.

Fun facts about yourself:
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I am a grammar-loving perfectionist who has been known to (in my head, most times) correct others' grammar when they are speaking.
-- I love solving puzzles and mysteries. Because of this, I have played all of the Nancy Drew video games!
-- I was a bit of a terror when I was young (and I guess I still am!): I locked my parents in the basement because they wouldn't tell me what was in a bag, I called 911 on my parents because I didn't get my way, and I unscrewed the lug nuts on the upstairs toilet and practically flooded the kitchen, to name a few.
-- I was platinum blonde for the majority of my college career! It was fabulous! Currently, my hair is red, though it changes often... or, rather, I change it often... because I am not a chameleon.
-- My grandmother, whom I was very close to, passed away on my birthday, so the date/numbers 12 - 26 mean a great deal to me!

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Ovi Kabir (22)

Hometown: Oakridge, Tenn.

Current City: Knoxville, Tenn.

Occupation: College Student

What do you think will be the most difficult part about living inside the Big Brother house? I think the most difficult part of living in the Big Brother house will be being away from my dog. My mom and girlfriend can live without me for a while, but my dog is a little dumb and I worry that something is going to happen to him while I'm gone. But other than that, I'm not worried about much else. I'm no stranger to living with a lot of strangers and I don't mind if we all have differing views on issues. I think that's what makes this experience so cool is that I'll get to challenge myself and get to know a lot of people that I did not know before and learn about their experiences in life. So it really comes down to me missing my dog.

Fun facts about yourself:
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I once threw one of the biggest parties at my university and had to call the cops on my own party so I could get everyone to leave.
-- I made my dog insta-famous. (really go check him out; @mowglithecorgii)
-- I can freestyle rap better on any beat.
-- I have 10 different pairs of Crocs in my closet.
-- I drive a 2001 Toyota Minivan named the "White Stallion" and painted an orange checkerboard on the side doors and a Power T on the hood.

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Sam Smith (31)

Hometown: West Nanticoke, Pa.

Current City: Mountain Top, Pa.

Occupation: Truck Driver

Do you have a strategy for winning the game? Be true and be a little bit of a rat for my alliance.

My life's motto is... "If you're not living on the edge, you're taking up too much space."

Fun facts about yourself:
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I've been used in a recruiting commercial for one of my driving jobs.
-- I was once interviewed by our local radio station.
-- I was a model of the week in the Weekender Magazine.

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Tommy Bracco (28)

Hometown: Staten Island, N.Y.

Current City: Staten Island, N.Y.

Occupation: Broadway Dancer

What do you think will be the most difficult part about living inside the Big Brother house? Missing summer on the Jersey Shore with my family. We're usually there during the weekends. The house isn't huge but my family is so there's a lot of people in a little house, playing games, drinking, cooking, making stupid videos, getting tan. There's nothing better than the summer with them.

Fun facts about yourself:
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I love to make short films.
-- I never paid for a haircut in my life.
-- I am an extremely skilled Catan player.
-- I rarely get starstruck.
-- I still sleep with my baby blanket.