‘Big Brother’: Meet the New Houseguests

For some TV viewers, summer doesn’t officially begin until Julie Chen appears outside of the Big Brother house and utters those two famous words: “but first.” Today CBS announced the 16 “Houseguests” whom we’ll come to love, hate, and love to hate over the course of the next three months. Click through to meet the Chenbot’s latest victims.

Big Brother premieres Wednesday, June 28, at 8 p.m. on CBS.

<p>Julie Chen, host of <em>Big Brother</em>, follows a group of people living together in a house outfitted with 87 HD cameras and more than 100 microphones, recording their every move 24 hours a day. Each week, someone will be voted out of the house, with the last remaining Houseguest receiving the grand prize of $500,000. (Photo: Bill Inoshita/CBS) </p>
Julie Chen

Julie Chen, host of Big Brother, follows a group of people living together in a house outfitted with 87 HD cameras and more than 100 microphones, recording their every move 24 hours a day. Each week, someone will be voted out of the house, with the last remaining Houseguest receiving the grand prize of $500,000. (Photo: Bill Inoshita/CBS)

<p><b>Hometown:</b> Humeston, Iowa<br><b>Current city</b><strong>:</strong> Humeston, Iowa<br><b>Occupation:</b> Rodeo clown<br><br>(Photo: Bill Inoshita/CBS) </p>
Jason Dent, 37

Hometown: Humeston, Iowa
Current city: Humeston, Iowa
Occupation: Rodeo clown

(Photo: Bill Inoshita/CBS)

<p><b>Hometown:</b> Arlington, Va.<br><b>Current city</b><strong>:</strong> Arlington, Va.<br><b>Occupation:</b> Renovation consultant<br><br>(Photo: Bill Inoshita/CBS) </p>
Matthew Clines, 33

Hometown: Arlington, Va.
Current city: Arlington, Va.
Occupation: Renovation consultant

(Photo: Bill Inoshita/CBS)

<p><b>Hometown:</b> Grand Rapids, Mich.<br><b>Current city</b><strong>:</strong> Grand Rapids, Mich.<br><b>Occupation:</b> Cosplay artist<br><br>(Photo: Bill Inoshita/CBS) </p>
Ramsess Soto, 21

Hometown: Grand Rapids, Mich.
Current city: Grand Rapids, Mich.
Occupation: Cosplay artist

(Photo: Bill Inoshita/CBS)

<p><b>Hometown:</b> Cranston, R.I.<br><b>Current city</b><strong>:</strong> Los Angeles<br><b>Occupation:</b> VIP concierge<br>(Photo: Bill Inoshita/CBS) </p>
Jessica Graf, 26

Hometown: Cranston, R.I.
Current city: Los Angeles
Occupation: VIP concierge
(Photo: Bill Inoshita/CBS)

<p><b>Hometown:</b> Tuskegee, Ala.<br><b>Current city</b><strong>:</strong> Woodbridge, Va.<br><b>Occupation:</b> Government engineer<br><br>(Photo: Bill Inoshita/CBS) </p>
Dominique Cooper, 30

Hometown: Tuskegee, Ala.
Current city: Woodbridge, Va.
Occupation: Government engineer

(Photo: Bill Inoshita/CBS)

<p><b>Hometown:</b> Miami, Fla.<br><b>Current city</b><strong>:</strong> Homestead, Fla.<br><b>Occupation:</b> Hair-care sales<br><br>(Photo: Bill Inoshita/CBS) </p>
Josh Martinez, 23

Hometown: Miami, Fla.
Current city: Homestead, Fla.
Occupation: Hair-care sales

(Photo: Bill Inoshita/CBS)

<p><b>Hometown:</b> Thousand Oaks, Calif.<br><b>Current city</b><strong>:</strong> Camarillo, Calif.<br><b>Occupation:</b> Eco-friendly marketing rep<br><br>(Photo: Bill Inoshita/CBS) </p>
Alex Ow, 28

Hometown: Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Current city: Camarillo, Calif.
Occupation: Eco-friendly marketing rep

(Photo: Bill Inoshita/CBS)

<p><b>Hometown:</b> Fort Worth, Texas<br><b>Current city</b><strong>:</strong> Dallas, Texas<br><b>Occupation:</b> Radio personality<br><br>(Photo: Bill Inoshita/CBS) </p>
Elena Davies, 26

Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas
Current city: Dallas, Texas
Occupation: Radio personality

(Photo: Bill Inoshita/CBS)

<p><b>Hometown:</b> Lynchburg, Va.<br><b>Current city</b><strong>:</strong> Raleigh, N.C.<br><b>Occupation:</b> Fitness superstar<br>(Photo: Bill Inoshita/CBS) </p>
Christmas Abbott, 35

Hometown: Lynchburg, Va.
Current city: Raleigh, N.C.
Occupation: Fitness superstar
(Photo: Bill Inoshita/CBS)

<p><b>Hometown:</b> DeValls Bluff, Ark.<br><b>Current city</b><strong>:</strong> DeValls Bluff, Ark.<br><b>Occupation:</b> Dance teacher<br>(Photo: Bill Inoshita/CBS) </p>
Raven Walton, 23

Hometown: DeValls Bluff, Ark.
Current city: DeValls Bluff, Ark.
Occupation: Dance teacher
(Photo: Bill Inoshita/CBS)

<p><b>Hometown:</b> Celebration, Fla.<br><b>Current city</b><strong>:</strong> Las Vegas, Nev.<br><b>Occupation:</b> Timeshare sales rep<br>(Photo: Bill Inoshita/CBS) </p>
Jillian Parker, 24

Hometown: Celebration, Fla.
Current city: Las Vegas, Nev.
Occupation: Timeshare sales rep
(Photo: Bill Inoshita/CBS)

<p><b>Hometown:</b> Lake Mills, Iowa<br><b>Current city</b><strong>:</strong> Plano, Texas<br><b>Occupation:</b> Construction sales rep<br>(Photo: Bill Inoshita/CBS) </p>
Cody Nickson, 32

Hometown: Lake Mills, Iowa
Current city: Plano, Texas
Occupation: Construction sales rep
(Photo: Bill Inoshita/CBS)

<p><b>Hometown:</b> Cathedral City, Calif.<br><b>Current city</b><strong>:</strong> Phoenix, Ariz.<br><b>Occupation:</b> Dog walker<br>(Photo: Bill Inoshita/CBS) </p>
Megan Lowder, 28

Hometown: Cathedral City, Calif.
Current city: Phoenix, Ariz.
Occupation: Dog walker
(Photo: Bill Inoshita/CBS)

<p><b>Hometown:</b> North Aurora, Ill.<br><b>Current city</b><strong>:</strong> Woodridge, Ill.<br><b>Occupation:</b> Microbiologist<br>(Photo: Bill Inoshita/CBS) </p>
Cameron Heard, 24

Hometown: North Aurora, Ill.
Current city: Woodridge, Ill.
Occupation: Microbiologist
(Photo: Bill Inoshita/CBS)

<p><b>Hometown:</b> Grand Island, N.Y.<br><b>Current cit</b><strong>y:</strong> Grand Island, N.Y.<br><b>Occupation:</b> Personal trainer<br>(Photo: Bill Inoshita/CBS) </p>
Mark Jansen, 26

Hometown: Grand Island, N.Y.
Current city: Grand Island, N.Y.
Occupation: Personal trainer
(Photo: Bill Inoshita/CBS)

<p><b>Hometown:</b> Boston, Mass.<br><b>Current city</b><strong>:</strong> Boston, Mass.<br><b>Occupation:</b> Stay-at-home dad<br>(Photo: Bill Inoshita/CBS) </p>
Kevin Schlehuber, 55

Hometown: Boston, Mass.
Current city: Boston, Mass.
Occupation: Stay-at-home dad
(Photo: Bill Inoshita/CBS)

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