Who's In The Cast Of Big Brother Season 21?

Catch the two-night premiere of Big Brother 21 on Tuesday, June 25 and Wednesday, June 26 at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access.

Don’t miss Big Brother 21's two-night premiere on Tuesday, June 25 and Wednesday, June 26 at 8/7 on CBS and CBS All Access.

1. Don’t miss Big Brother 21's two-night premiere on Tuesday, June 25 and Wednesday, June 26 at 8/7 on CBS and CBS All Access.

When the temperatures rise, daylight lingers, and cravings for ice cream skyrocket, there's no denying summer has arrived, and with it a new season of Big Brother!

But before Big Brother Season 21 kicks off with a two-night premiere event on Tuesday, June 25 and Wednesday, June 26 at 8/7c, you've got to meet the Houseguests that you'll be watching all summer long.

This season, the all-new contestants include a wine safari guide, a preschool aide, a Broadway performer, a petroleum engineer, and a therapist, among others, all vying for that $500,000 prize!

STREAM: The Two-Night Season Premiere Of Big Brother 21 On June 25 And June 26 On CBS All Access

With a CBS All Access subscription, not only will you have access to every single episode of Big Brother, including Season 21, but you'll also have around-the-clock access to the Big Brother house via the BB Live Feeds once the season begins—an uncensored look at all the shenanigans inside the house, at any hour of the day.

So let's get the summer started and click on to meet the new Houseguests!

Then, catch the two-night premiere of Big Brother 21 on Tuesday, June 25 and Wednesday, June 26 at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access.
Holly Allen

2. Holly Allen

Age: 31
Hometown: Lander, Wyoming
Current city: Los Angeles
Occupation: Wine Safari Guide

WATCH: Holly's First On-Camera Interview Before Entering The Big Brother House

Three adjectives that describe you: Spontaneous, sarcastic, and relentless.

Favorite activities: Fostering dogs, hiking with wine, and road-tripping with a camera in hand.

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.

Do you have a strategy for winning the game?
Oh, I have plenty of strategies already stacked up. Plan A-Z.

My life's motto is...
"Make them proud." I've lost a lot of people in my life and I always try to say "yes" to opportunities because I wish they were still here to experience them all too.

What would you take into the house and why?
- My dog (fat chance).
- Headphones to listen to music.
- A book to keep me sane.

Fun facts about yourself:
- 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.
David Alexander

3. David Alexander

Age: 29
Hometown: Atlanta
Current city: Atlanta
Occupation: Photographer

WATCH: David's First On-Camera Interview Before Entering The Big Brother House

Three adjectives that describe you: Positive, charismatic, and high energy.

Favorite activities: CrossFit training, professional photography, and traveling to new locations.

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.

Do you have a strategy for winning the game?
Absolutely! I plan to watch two seasons to get a feel for the show and then further look into strategies that have worked and the type of individuals that typically win. My gift of gab and memory could be an advantage if I play my cards right.

My life's motto is...
JUST LIVE as much as you can before you can't anymore.

What would you take into the house and why?
- My camera because I love photographing in a documentary style. To capture pure moments of joy, happiness, and sadness.
- A device with a music playlist. I heard music calms the savage beast, so this would help those tough moments in the house.
- I would love to bring a habit-building book to jumpstart better discipline before returning to regular civilian life.

Fun facts about yourself:
- I can control my tear ducts (cry on command).
- I went to school with the mega rap group 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 percent 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.
​Nicole Anthony

4. ​Nicole Anthony

Age: 24
Hometown: Long Island, New York
Current city: Long Island, New York
Occupation: Preschool Aide

WATCH: Nicole's First On-Camera Interview Before Entering The Big Brother House​

Three adjectives that describe you: Hardworking (I always give my 100 percent), determined (if I want something, I won't stop until I get it) and hilarious (I crack myself up constantly)!

Favorite activities: Reading (novels, the classics, fan fiction, blogs, people's analysis of song lyrics or discussion of a movie, ANYTHING!), listening to music (because it does it all: it makes me zen, pumps me up, etc.) and drawing (I have some badass artistic skills hiding up my sleeve).

What do you think will be the most difficult part about living inside the Big Brother house?
The most difficult part of living in the Big Brother house, for me, will be making sure that I think before I speak and that I bite my tongue when I really want to tell someone off. But, then again, I have to do that every single day at work, so at least I've had practice.

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.

Do you have a strategy for winning the game?
Yes, my strategy for winning the game is to play it as authentically and objectively as I can. In other words, I want to stay true to myself and connect with people on real, personal levels while also remembering to play the game non-emotionally for what it is: a game. Yes, the other people are my game pieces, but they are still people.

My life's motto is...
"Here comes the sun" because I strongly believe that things, no matter how bad they may be, will always get better.

What would you take into the house and why?
- A locked journal (so that I can write my experiences, opinions, etc. and compare them to the real events later... also to keep track of important information for competitions, of course! ha-ha).
- My iPod (because I have all my songs on it: the ones that calm me down, the ones that pump me up, etc.).
- A book, ANY BOOK (just so my English language arts mind has something to read and analyze).

Fun facts about yourself:
- 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.
​Tommy Bracco

5. ​Tommy Bracco

Age: 28
Hometown: Staten Island, New York
Current city: Staten Island, New York
Occupation: Broadway Dancer

WATCH: Tommy's First On-Camera Interview Before Entering The Big Brother House

Three adjectives that describe you: Optimistic, driven, and over-the-top.

Favorite activities: Eating Mom's cooking, going to the movies alone, and playing Catan with the family.

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.

Which past Big Brother cast member did you like most?
Da'Vonne from Seasons 17 and 18. Not only was she great TV, but Momma Day is VERY intuitive. Her only issue is that she doesn't always know what to do with the information. When she returned in Season 18, she did a much better job at keeping her mouth shut! But in the end, she could only hold it in for so long.

Do you have a strategy for winning the game?
My strategy is inspired by my mother. She cooks and cleans for the entire family and she's everyone's favorite person. I want to be the Italian mother of the house. I want to take care of everyone and make them feel safe and loved. No one wants to vote out that person.

My life's motto is...
"Always go FULL OUT!!!!"

What would you take into the house and why?
- Benadryl in case I have an allergic reaction AND to help me sleep.
- A photo of my family to remind me there's a life outside the house.
- Earplugs to avoid hearing the awkward noises everyone makes when they sleep.

Fun facts about yourself:
- 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 star struck.
- I still sleep with my baby blanket.
​Kathryn Dunn

6. ​Kathryn Dunn

Age: 29
Hometown: Irving, Texas
Current city: Dallas
Occupation: Digital Marketing Executive

WATCH: Kathryn's First On-Camera Interview Before Entering The Big Brother House

Three adjectives that describe you: Reliable, hardworking, and fun!

Favorite activities: Since I work/live/breathe marketing, most of my hobbies are related to social media and Instagram. I love creating content and producing photo shoots for my friends and me! I also love shopping and being outdoors on a pretty day.

What do you think will be the most difficult part about living inside the Big Brother house?
If I don't have my phone on me at all times I start salivating at the mouth and experiencing withdrawal symptoms.

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.

Do you have a strategy for winning the game?
So looking back on when I was in training camp for the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, I realize that my approach was all wrong. I was "look at me"/in your face, because I wanted to stand out, but because of that, I was the first one gone. I think in a competitive setting like this, it's important to stay under the radar for as long as you can, and only arise when it counts. I'll be friendly and pleasant to everybody so nobody will have a reason not to like me, and I'll work/strategize behind the scenes so they don't even see me as a threat. Stay woke, my friends.

My life's motto is...
"Happiness is the same price as red bottoms."

What would you take into the house and why?
- My phone and a hotspot. That's all I need.

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.
​Kemi Fakunle

7. ​Kemi Fakunle

Age: 25
Hometown: Elkridge, Maryland
Current city: Brooklyn, New York
Occupation: Marketing Strategist

WATCH: Kemi's First On-Camera Interview Before Entering The Big Brother House

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.

Favorite activities: Contributing to the economy (shopping), discovering new restaurants (recent foodie), and traveling with my friends (hoping to make it to Vegas soon so any potential facepalms can be filed under "oh, I was young.")

Which past Big Brother cast member did you like most?
I absolutely loveeeeeee Rachel "I am Vegas" Reilly. I love how unapologetic and authentic she was. Not a care in the world if you didn't like her because she was here for the money and her man. That's 100 percent me! Jessica Graf is also up there for the exact same reason but wow I love Rachel so much!

Do you have a strategy for winning the game?
My strategy in the house would be to make as many connections but fewer alliances as possible, similar to Kaycee from BB20. I'd hope to be well-liked so I could use that to my advantage and always be in the know in case I need to do some back-stabbing. But if I'm not well-liked then I guess I just have to bust everyone's ass in HOH and Veto competitions. I'd love to have a final two with someone to tag team competitions with (another reason I loved Rachel). One of us wins either the HOH or Veto every week to carry us to the end. Preferably in the form of a showmance.

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

What would you take into the house and why?
- My puppy. I've never been away from him for more than one week!
- My phone, but mostly to play music.
- The Coldest Winter (best book, ever).

Fun facts about yourself:
- 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.
​Jessica Milagros

8. ​Jessica Milagros

Age: 30ish
Hometown: Chicago
Current city: Oak Park, Illinois
Occupation: Model

WATCH: Jessica's First On-Camera Interview Before Entering The Big Brother House

Three adjectives that describe you: Affectionate, charismatic, and creative.

Favorite activities: Dancing, painting, and photography.

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.

Which past Big Brother cast member did you like most?
I personally liked Dan from Season 10. He was the perfect mix of smart and funny, conniving and yet such a well-liked guy. He played a great game.

Do you have a strategy for winning the game?
I just believe in being myself and genuinely getting to know the housemates. I'm someone who observes actions and can be fun but laid back. I know from experience that if you ask someone about themselves and show true interest they tend to confide in you.

My life's motto is...
"What you think about me is none of my business."

What would you take into the house and why?
- I'd like to bring a journal to write my thoughts.
- My makeup bag 'cause helloooooo it's makeup.

Fun facts about yourself:
- 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.
​Cliff Hogg III

9. ​Cliff Hogg III

Age: 53
Hometown: Houston
Current city: Houston
Occupation: Petroleum Engineer

WATCH: Cliff's First On-Camera Interview Before Entering The Big Brother House

Three adjectives that describe you: Funny, stubborn, and caring.

Favorite activities: Watersports (fishing, jet skiing, swimming, scuba), gardening (I grow satsumas, muscadine grapes, avocados, and will also be growing Loofahs this year), and politics (I love to discuss and debate political topics and concepts in the right environment).

What do you think will be the most difficult part about living inside the Big Brother house?
The lack of communication with the outside world. Sitting in that house and not knowing what is going on with family, the country, my sports teams, etc. will be frustrating. The lack of privacy will be tough at first, but I think I'll get used to that rather quickly.

Which past Big Brother cast member did you like most?
I like the logical, strategic play from people such as Derrick, Vanessa, or Dan. But Vanessa whined too much when she thought the chips were against her. My favorite of all time has to be Derrick.

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 end game to get me to the finale!

My life's motto is...
Two mottos: "Never let others tell you what you can or can't do" and "Never be afraid to stand up for what you believe in!"

What would you take into the house and why?
- My cowboy hat and boots. They represent so much about where I am from and who I am.
- Plenty of Aggie clothing. People from Texas are proud.... but Aggies take it up another notch and I love to brag!
- My wedding ring and Aggie ring, the two items that symbolize some of my most proud involvements.

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

10. Ovi Kabir

Age: 22
Hometown: Oakridge, Tennessee
Current city: Knoxville, Tennessee
Occupation: College Student

WATCH: Ovi's First On-Camera Interview Before Entering The Big Brother House

Three adjectives that describe you: Relatable, motivated, and brown.

Favorite activities: Rowing, partying (more of a lifestyle than hobby if we are being honest), and watching Tennessee Basketball win games (yes, it's a hobby if you live around Knoxville).

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.

Which past Big Brother cast member did you like most?
My favorite all-time Big Brother Houseguest has definitely got to be Hayden Moss from Big Brother 12. I loved watching his attitude and personality in the house and how he brought an alliance together like the Brigade. I know I won't be able to win Big Brother on my own and understand that I have my own shortcomings. So by creating a strong alliance and leading them through the game, I feel like I can win the game. I always say that I might not be the smartest person in the room, but I will always have the smartest team. I feel like Hayden did just that and brought together Houseguests in his season to help accomplish his goals and ultimately be crowned the winner of Big Brother 12.

What would you take into the house and why?
- My Power-T Tennessee Pin. I wear that pin with pride and will rep my university everywhere I go, even in the Big Brother house.
- My orange crocs because it's like walking on clouds everywhere you go and I know I need to take care of my feet in the house. Plus, I'm pretty sure all the ladies will love them.
- A notebook and a pen I'll hide in my underwear. That way I can take notes of what events we play, all the memories and facts of each houseguest, and use this information for later competitions.

Fun facts about yourself:
- 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.
​Nick Maccarone

11. ​Nick Maccarone

Age: 27
Hometown: Sewell, New Jersey
Current city: Sewell, New Jersey
Occupation: Therapist

WATCH: Nick's First On-Camera Interview Before Entering The Big Brother House

Three adjectives that describe you: Outgoing, caring, and talkative.

Favorite activities: Playing/watching sports, going to the city to drink/meet women, and working (I love helping kids).

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.

Which past Big Brother cast member did you like most?
So, I have only watched since BB17, and that was fate, because we had a tornado in my town and it knocked the power out for a week, and it just so happened that my aunt got power back and she was watching the premiere of BB17, which I ended up getting hooked on. Tyler is my favorite. He was extremely intelligent, respectful, but he was humble at the same time. He was a competition machine. He should have probably won, but Kaycee was a good choice as well so I was not upset.

Do you have a strategy for winning the game?
100 percent. Since I started watching on 17, the winner of the first HOH has done extremely well. James won in 17, and won America's Favorite. Nicole won in 18, and won the whole show. 19 was the Paul season, and I know for a fact that Josh took the safety for the first week, who ended up winning. And Tyler won first HOH in 20 and won second and America's Favorite. When you think about it, you aren't getting too much blood, you just have to pretend that you do not want it and then nominate who everyone tells you to. Also, when people are scared, they will try to make deals and alliances, so I can just sit back and form the best alliance possible.

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.

What would you take into the house and why?
- A football/baseball that I could throw around with another Houseguest because I love sports.
- A TV only to watch sports.
- And probably a phone that only allowed me to FaceTime my mom because I'll definitely miss her.

Fun facts about yourself:
- I have bowled five 300's 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 RBIs.
- I was voted most talkative in high school out of 700 other students.
​Jack Matthews

12. ​Jack Matthews

Age: 28
Hometown: Chicago
Current city: Tampa, Florida
Occupation: Fitness Trainer

WATCH: Jack's First On-Camera Interview Before Entering The Big Brother House

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

Favorite activities: CrossFit, photography, and hanging with my dog Layla.

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

My life's motto is...
"Keep it simple."

What would you take into the house and why?
- My dog, Layla.
- Camera.
- Music.

Fun facts about yourself:
- 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.
​Jackson Michie

13. ​Jackson Michie

Age: 24
Hometown: Nashville, Tennessee
Current city: Los Angeles
Occupation: Server

WATCH: Jackson's First On-Camera Interview Before Entering The Big Brother House

Three adjectives that describe you: Driven, assertive, and confident.

Favorite activities: Exercising, social events, and hunting.

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.

Which past Big Brother cast member did you like most?
Paul: Simply, he told it like it was. I respect honesty and boldness. Brett: "Guy's Guy" to a tee. He was socially talented, physical, and would probably be someone I would hang out with outside of the house.

Do you have a strategy for winning the game?
Absolutely. Be physical—which I'm very good at—but not too physical. I will win competitions but I've got to pick them wisely as to not become too large of a threat. Furthermore, be willing to do anything and everything I have to in order to win the Houseguests over on a social level. I was pre-law and have been involved in real estate/sales my entire life. If there's one thing I'm good at, it is connecting with people, reading them, and selling them on whatever it is I'm trying to get them to buy into.

Whether it's a property, a judge and jury, a bottle of wine, or medical supplies, I can sell it. Sales is all about being the person your customer wants you to be and selling them without them knowing they've even been sold. I can, and will, sell myself to the houseguest and get them to buy into me.

My life's motto is...
"Anything in life worth doing is worth overdoing, moderation is for cowards."

What would you take into the house and why?
- My weight belt/Versa Gripps so I can lift as heavy as I do outside of the house.
- Some form of music so I can work out, relax, or regroup.
- An iPad or tablet that streams my mass every Sunday morning so I can stay in touch with my religious side.

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, Florida 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.
​Christie Murphy

14. ​Christie Murphy

Age: 28
Hometown: Staten Island, New York
Current city: Keyport, New Jersey
Occupation: Boutique Owner

WATCH: Christie's First On-Camera Interview Before Entering The Big Brother House

Three adjectives that describe you: Outgoing, overachiever, and edgy.

Favorite activities: I love to go to the park with my dog, I like to do basically ANYTHING in nature, specifically waterfall hikes, and I also like to try new food and restaurants with friends.

What do you think will be the most difficult part about living inside the Big Brother house?
I think for me, the most difficult part would be not being able to talk to whoever is running my store. Obviously, I'll hate not speaking to my friends and family as well, but by nature I'm a controlling person, so not knowing what's going on at Mystic will be challenging! Also, no music. I'm such a musical person! I'm the "whistling girl." I'm always either singing or whistling... so I'm definitely going to miss music!

Which past Big Brother cast member did you like most?
I really loved Jeff and Jordan, and I really love the dynamic they had and the game that they played together. Gameplay wise, I think Paul is incredible. I think he was a master at manipulating, and also a competition beast. Do I think he should have toned it down a little bit with the lying and playing everyone in the house? Yes. But I think he was savvy and strong! I also love Dan, but who doesn't?

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!

My life's motto is...
"If you want it, picture it, write it down, and envision yourself getting it, manifest the sh*t out of it... and it's yours. Simple." The power of INTENTION, man!

What would you take into the house and why?
- My dog Beans, first and foremost.
- My iPod with all my favorite music.
- My journal. I journal every day, so that's tough to part with.

Fun facts about yourself:
- I take a bubble bath like a six-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!
​Sam Smith

15. ​Sam Smith

Age: 31
Hometown: West Nanticoke, Pennsylvania
Current city: Mountain Top, Pennsylvania
Occupation: Truck Driver

WATCH: Sam's First On-Camera Interview Before Entering The Big Brother House

Three adjectives that describe you: Outgoing, bold, and comical.

Favorite activities: Riding my R1, playing basketball, and having friends over for pool parties.

What do you think will be the most difficult part about living inside the Big Brother house?
Missing my family.

Which past Big Brother cast member did you like most?
Derrick Levasseur, his gameplay was amazing.

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."

What would you take into the house and why?
- Twisted Tea. Needs no explanation.
- A picture of my family, for love and my wife would want me to.
- My Yeti to keep my things cold.

Fun facts about yourself:
- 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.
​Analyse Talavera

16. ​Analyse Talavera

Age: 22
Hometown: Northridge, California
Current city: Simi Valley, California
Occupation: College Soccer Star

WATCH: Analyse's First On-Camera Interview Before Entering The Big Brother House

Three adjectives that describe you: Funny, outgoing, and confident.

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.

What do you think will be the most difficult part about living inside the Big Brother house?
The most difficult part for sure will be not being able to see my little dog Fergie. I swear she's my emotional support dog and whenever I'm with her I'm just so happy until she gets into the trash or destroys the house. It will also be hard to not know what's going on in the world. Whether that is with my family friends or the media.

It will also be difficult living with the same people for so long but I know I can handle it because I have done it throughout college. And even though there have been times I have wanted to fight my roommates or scream at them, I somehow still survive.

Do you have a strategy for winning the game?
My strategy for winning the game is to play both sides of the house but keep it super low-key. From watching previous seasons, the people who seem to always play both sides of the house tend to go really far. I will not tell anyone I was doing this, even my best friend in the house, because it would blow up in my face. I will try really hard on comps that I know I need to win and not so hard on ones that will either ruin my game or show I'm playing both sides.

My life's motto is...
Just like it says in my Insta bio... "Be a badass with a good ass!"

What would you take into the house and why?
- I would want to bring my makeup of course so I'm always looking fresh and good!
- I would want to bring my skimpy bikinis so I could attract the guys and get them on my side.
- A picture of my dog Fergie because I'll miss her so much!!!

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.
​Isabella Wang

17. ​Isabella Wang

Age: 22
Hometown: Mount Olive, New Jersey
Current city: Los Angeles
Occupation: Public Health Analyst

WATCH: Isabella's First On-Camera Interview Before Entering The Big Brother House

Three adjectives that describe you: Spontaneous, reckless, and generous.

Favorite activities: Spending other people's money.

What do you think will be the most difficult part about living inside the Big Brother house?
Nothing. I low-key feel like I was born for this.

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

Do you have a strategy for winning the game?
Bribery.

My life's motto is...
"It ain't that serious."

What would you take into the house and why?
- I need someone to fill my lash extensions every 2-3 weeks or I will look like a thumb and not a pretty houseguest.

Fun facts about yourself:
- 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 eight 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 fifth 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 two 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 six months and lost 50+ lbs.