It's that wonderful time of year when America watches a group of people have their lives filmed 24/7 as they fight, lie, make out and backstab their way to a potential $500,000 grand prize. That's right, Big Brother is back!
CBS revealed the identities of the 14 new houseguests who will take part in summer reality staple's 17th season. Among the new players are a professional wrestler, a poker dealer and a professional poker player, a dentist and a supermarket cashier.
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As always, players and viewers should "expect the unexpected." However, this season's twists have not yet been revealed. In particular, it's unclear if last season's two Head of Households twist will return. According to CBS, host Julie Chen will reveal the new twists during the show's two-night premiere on Wednesday, June 24 andThursday, June 25 at 8/7c.
For now, get to know a little bit more about the contestants below. And check back soon for our full cast photo gallery!
Hometown: Dunwoody, Ga.
Current City: Venice Beach, Calif.
Occupation: Personal Trainer
Current City: Denver
Occupation: Retail Manager
Hometown: Dickinson, Texas
Current City: College Station, Texas
Occupation: Graduate Student
Hometown: Sumter, S.C.
Current City: Wichita Falls, Texas
Occupation: Retail Associate
Hometown: Collingswood, N.J.
Current City: New York
Hometown: Woodland Hills, Calif.
Current City: Woodland Hills, Calif.
ion: Professional Wrestler
Hometown: Scranton, Pa.
Current City: Jefferson Township, Pa.
Hometown: Villa Rica, Ga.
Current City: Villa Rica, Ga.
Occupation: Digital Media Consultant
Hometown: Gouverneur, N.Y.
Current City: Gouverneur, N.Y.
Occupation: College Student
Current City: Miami
Occupation: Marketing Coordinator
Hometown: Marietta, Ga.
Current City: Atlanta
Occupation: Interior Designer
Hometown: Inglewood, Calif.
Current City: Los Angeles
Occupation: Poker Dealer
Hometown: Las Vegas
Current City: Las Vegas
Occupation: Professional Poker Player
Hometown: Fall River, Mass.
Current City: Swansea, Mass.
Occupation: Supermarket Cashier
Big Brother will air Sundays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8/7c on CBS all summer long.
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