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From Omarosa to Metta World Peace, see all the houseguests for the first U.S. edition

Sadie Gennis
Brandi Lynn Glanville, Big Brother: Celebrity Edition
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Brandi Glanville

Best known for: The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Celebrity Apprentice, her then-husband Eddie Cibrian leaving her for LeAnne Rhimes

On why she decided to do Big Brother: Ultimately, at the end of the day I came to Big Brother for the paycheck.

On the type of player she'll be: I think that I'll be really good at the physical [comps], at least I'll try my hardest. I don't know how great I'll be at certain things, but the strategic crap? I don't know if I'm going to be able to do it. I'm pretty much -- you get what you see, and I'm going to say what I want to say... I flirt with everyone all of the time. That's just who I am, I can't help it. So it's not necessarily a strategy, it's just part of me being a Scorpio.

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Shannon Elizabeth

Best known for: American Pie, Dancing with the Stars

On how being a Big Brother fan will help her: I wanted to do Celebrity Big Brother because Big Brother is my favorite show on TV. I've watched it from the beginning. I've been the hugest fan. I always like would watch it and imagine if I'd ever do it... I think knowing the show well is extremely important. You know the strengths and weaknesses, the show as a whole, what works. I think you need to know when to push ahead and when to fall back and when to give things away and how to talk to people. It's really important.

On her strategy going into the game: I'd like to have a good social game, I want to get to know everybody. I'm going to be competitive. I will throw things when needed, and I'm going to change my strategy as I go. I've just got to go with what the house gives me.

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Mark McGrath

Best known for: Sugar Ray, Extra, Celebrity Apprentice

On how his musical career will be an advantage: I think touring with a band is going to be very beneficial to me being locked up in the Big Brother house because I have lived with maniacs and insane people in close quarters my entire life, and dealt with them and been a leader of them. I don't want to say there's manipulation going on, but there's manipulation going on.

On the type of player he plans to be: It's not as long as it is during the summer. You can't hide. You can't float. There's only [11] of us, so immediately the knives will be out... So things are going to get done quicker. The actions are going to move along a lot quicker. I'm going to be fake nice guy to everybody and I'm going to see where that lands me the first week. That seems, to me, to keep you safe the first week.

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Keshia Knight Pulliam

Best known for: The Cosby Show, Tyler Perry's House of Payne, Celebrity Apprentice

On how her reputation will be an advantage: I feel like because I've been in this business so long and I've always been everyone's little sister, I think they'll underestimate me a little bit. And I'm okay with that. I'd always rather be underestimated a little bit.

On the type of player she plans to be: It is a game about learning people. It's a game about trusting your intuition, figuring out who's really on your side, who's not, who are the strong players, the weak players and kind of assessing the whole thing and how you fall in the umbrella of all the different people and personalities. So really, you can have all these amazing game plans together, but until you actually meet the people, I feel it's going to be one of those things that are going to have to come together on the fly. I'm going to have to assess the situation and move forward from there.

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James Maslow

Best known for: Big Time Rush, Dancing with the Stars

On why he wanted to do Big Brother: I wanted to join Celebrity Big Brother for two reasons. One, it's a huge opportunity for me to get more people to listen to my new single "Falling" and the music I'm putting out as a solo artist now, along with film and TV projects I have coming out. But secondly, I really think it'll be really fun. I've watched the show for a while and who knows how it's going to go, but I'm looking forward to taking my mind off of everything else in my life and just literally playing games.

On what he's worried about getting caught doing on the feeds: I mean, I've got a mouth like a sailor. I have no qualms about that, by the way. I hope no one else does. So swearing. And inappropriate humor. But I hope people realize I'm very sarcastic and a lot of things that I say that I deem funny, I hope they get really are in the best of intentions. Oh gosh. I'm just setting myself up for failure right now. Who knows what I'm going to say?

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Chuck Liddell

Best known for: mixed martial artist, former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, Dancing with the Stars

On why he wanted to do Big Brother: I'm a very straightforward and honest person so I was like man, how do I go into this game and win without breaking my word and talking badly? I was like wait a minute. It's a set of rules. We're accepting a set of rules that aren't real life rules. I'm supposed to break my alliance with you. I'm supposed to lie, cheat and steal to win this game. I'm supposed to do whatever it takes to win this game. So I accepted that and now we're here. I'm going after the win.

On how his reputation will be an advantage: I'm a lot nicer than people expect me to be so it's going to help a lot. But I can intimidate people, too, if I need to. I'm actually hoping some of these people will worry about me being mad at them after the show even though I've accepted the game so I'm not going to be mad at you for playing the game right. But I'm hoping they won't be sure about that.

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Metta World Peace

Best known for: NBA star, Dancing with the Stars, changing his name from Ron Artest to Metta World Peace

On why he wanted to do Big Brother: What made me want to sign up was it was presented to me by my manager, well partner and manager. And I didn't really know much about the show. I went on YouTube and watched a clip. It's just the unknown is pretty cool.

On his strategy going into the game: You can make friends, but obviously one person is trying to win and stuff like that so it's not a team game.

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Ross Mathews

Best known for: RuPaul's Drag Race, E! red carpet coverage, Chelsea Lately, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

On why he wanted to do Big Brother: I've been watching this show since Season 1. I'm like a fan. In fact, if you watch the Season 1 finale, they had a big audience outside, I'm in the audience. You can see my lil head. So I watched since then and always thought, "This is how I'd do it. I could do really well in this game. I know I could." And so when they asked me to do Celebrity Big Brother, I thought it's time to walk the walk, honey.

On how his reputation will affect his gameplay: People, the audience and anyone who knows how I am on TV hasn't really had time to see me on the regular be casual, be comfortable, be normal. So I think they may look at me and go, "Oh my god, is he going to be at 1000 percent the whole time?" What they'll soon find is that I'm really chill and I'm really nice and exactly how you see me, I am. I think they might underestimate me because of my kindness. And that's fine with me. Let them underestimate me and I'll see them at the finale.

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Marissa Jaret Winokur

Best known for: Broadway's Hairspray, Dancing with the Stars, The Talk

On how being famous will affect her gameplay: I'm going to play the game to the best of my ability but also know that I'm a role model, there are people out there that look to me like, "I want to be like her!" So I definitely don't want to lose that part of my spirit, but I think if I were going into normal Big Brother and no one knew who I was, I would play a much different game.

On what type of player she plans to be: I definitely have more of a social game. I'll hopefully be able to make a lot of friends and clean the kitchen and make people happy and tell jokes and just kind of be fun to be around so people won't want to get rid of me, but it's kind of what I've got going for me. I'm definitely not going to be a villain or have a showmance or be somebody who - I might be someone that stirs the pot, but in such a way that no one knows that I'm doing it.

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Ariadna Gutierrez

Best known for: being mistakenly crowned Miss Universe by Steve Harvey in the 2015 pageant, xXx: The Return of Xander Cage

On how her reputation will influence her game: I'm hoping for the best. People don't know me for my actual personality, my real personality. They only know me for the beauty queen and the pageant and the movie and all these superficial things. I'm so glad that I'm going to have the opportunity to be myself and to show the people how I really am. So I'm super excited for that.

On what she's worried being caught doing on the live feeds: I don't know, sleeping with my mouth open or something like that. Or sneezing. Those are the regular things that I don't want to be caught doing. Maybe doing something very bad like betraying somebody or lying.

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Omarosa Manigault

Best known for: The Apprentice, reportedly being fired from her job in the Trump administration

Omarosa was not available for interviews at this time