12:00pm PT by Philiana Ng
'Big Brother 15' Houseguests Revealed
Who will be vying for $500,000 on Big Brother?
CBS has announced the 16 houseguests who will be competing for the grand prize this summer, and compared to previous cycles, it's a much younger cast. They range in age from 22 to 37 (with the majority of the houseguests in their 20s) and come from all walks of life, from a lifeguard and a pageant consultant to a pizza delivery boy and a bartender. Past winner Rachel Reilly's sister is also among the group.
Sixteen houseguests matches the total number of competitors for cycles nine and 14, but host Julie Chen has teased that there may be more houseguests than ever this summer, which begs the question: Will more people be incorporated into the game? If so, how?
On June 19, two twists were revealed by CBS: Instead of two nominees, three houseguests will be up for eviction, and America will vote for the Big Brother MVP of the week, which has powers that will likely be revealed when the Big Brother kicks off.
For the rundown of this year's competitors, see below (in no particular order):
David Girton, 25 - Hometown: San Diego, Calif.; Occupation: Lifeguard
Andy Herren, 26 - Hometown: Aurora, Ill.; Occupation: Professor
Judd Daugherty, 26 - Hometown: Englewood, Tenn.; Occupation: Property appraiser
Jeremy McGuire, 23 - Hometown: Katy, Texas; Occupation: Boat shop associate
Howard Overby, 29 - Hometown: Hattiesburg, Miss.; Occupation: Youth counselor
Nick Uhas, 28 - Hometown: Hilliard, N.Y.; Occupation: Entrepreneur
Spencer Clawson, 31 - Hometown: Conway, Ark.; Occupation: Railroad conductor
Aaryn Gries, 22 - Hometown: San Angelo, Texas; Occupation: College student
Jessie Kowalski, 25 - Hometown: Beaumont, Texas; Occupation: Unemployed
Candice Stewart, 29 - Hometown: New Orleans, La.; Occupation: Pediatric speech therapist
GinaMarie Zimmerman, 32 - Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y.; Occupation: Pageant coordinator
Helen Kim, 37 - Hometown: Falls, Church, Va.; Occupation: Political consultant
Elissa Slater, 27 - Hometown: Concord, N.C.; Occupation: Nutritionist
Amanda Zuckerman, 28 - Hometown: Long Island, N.Y.; Occupation: Real estate agent
Kaitlin Barnaby, 23 - Hometown: Vadnais Heights, Minn.; Occupation: Bartender
McCrae Olson, 23 - Hometown: Oak Grove, Minn.; Occupation: Pizza delivery boy
To learn more about the 16 castmembers, including what their strategies are, their favorite houseguests and top seasons, click here to launch the gallery.
Big Brother premieres June 26 on CBS.