Meet the New Big Brother Houseguests!

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It’s almost that time of year again, when a bunch of crazy, semi-attractive people move into a house together and We The People get to watch. No, I’m not talking about The Real World or Jersey Shore. That’s right, America. Big Brother is almost here.

The Season 12 premiere is just eight days away and this season, there’s yet another new twist: One houseguest will not be vying for the $500,000 prize—instead, he or she will be take on the role of saboteur, a vicious mole hell-bent on disrupting the lives of the other 12 houseguests. And speaking of those houseguests, how about we meet ‘em?



Here’s a bit more info on your 13 new best friends:

ANDREW GORDON, a 39-year-old podiatrist from Miami Beach, Florida
Most charming tidbit from his bio: "I hate snakes, heights, beauty (it can control me), and Rabbis scare me (self guilt)"
Least charming tidbit from his bio: "Not seeing my daughter is always hard, but the most difficult part of living inside the Big Brother house will be not watching ESPN daily."

ANNIE WHITTINGTON, a 27-year-old bartender from Tampa, Florida
Most charming tidbit from her bio: "I am most proud of how independent I am."
Least charming tidbit from her bio: "It is my destiny to be on Big Brother. My brother is a lawyer, my sister is a CPA and I will be the winner of Big Brother!"

BRENDON VILLEGAS, a 30-year-old high school swim coach from Riverside, California
Most charming tidbit from his bio: He’s most proud of "getting a full ride to UCLA for a PhD in Biom. Physics."
Least charming tidbit from his bio: His strategy for winning is to "get girls to like me and turn them against each other."

BRITNEY HAYNES, a 22-year-old hotel sales manager from Huntington, Arkansas
Most charming tidbit from her bio: The hardest part about living in the house will be "sharing a bathroom and pretending to laugh at dumb comments."
Least charming tidbit from her bio: "I'm a good mix of Chelsea Handler and Martha Stewart."

ENZO PALUMBO, a 32-year-old insurance adjuster from Bayonne, New Jersey
Most charming tidbit from his bio: He’s afraid of rats.
Least charming tidbit from his bio: "I'm Italian and I already think I'm a celebrity."

HAYDEN MOSS, a 24-year-old college student from Tempe, Arizona
Most charming tidbit from his bio: He’s afraid of flying.
Least charming tidbit from his bio: The hardest part about living in the house will be "being around people that I don't agree with for 24/7."

KATHY HILLIS, a 40-year-old deputy sheriff from Texarkana, Arkansas
Most charming tidbit from her bio: She’s most proud of surviving ovarian cancer.
Least charming tidbit from her bio: "My favorite activities include canoeing, riding 4-wheelers, mudding, street racing (at work in my patrol car... Shhhh!), gardening, exercising, target shooting, and riding horses. Also, shopping, shopping, and shopping."

KRISTEN BITTING, a 24-year-old shoe boutique manager from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Most charming tidbit from her bio: Her favorite Big Brother castmember is "Braden from season 11, he was nice to look at."
Least charming tidbit from her bio: "If I could best describe myself, I am a 'quiet storm.' I don't think there is anyone on reality TV quite like me."

LANE ELENBURG, a 24-year-old oil rig salesman from Decatur, Texas
Most charming tidbit from his bio: He’s afraid of electric fences.
Least charming tidbit from his bio: "My life is already full of the unexpected, so I believe I would do just fine."

MATT HOFFMAN, a 32-year-old web designer from Elgin, Illinois
Most charming tidbit from his bio: "I'm smart, charismatic, and housebroken so I won't pee on the carpet."
Least charming tidbit from his bio: His favorite activities include "...hanging/drinking with friends and annoying people for my own amusement."

MONET STUNSON, a 24-year-old model from Glen Carbon, Illinois
Most charming tidbit from her bio: "I can't wait to eat slop!"
Least charming tidbit from her bio: "I was on The Young and the Restless. Also, everyone tells me I have a really good driver's license picture."

RACHEL REILLY, a 26-year-old chemistry graduate student and cocktail waitress from Las Vegas, Nevada
Most charming tidbit from her bio: "I like Laura [from Big Brother 11] the most because she stuck up for what she believed."
Least charming tidbit from her bio: The hardest part about living in the house will be "having your entire life televised."

RAGAN FOX, a 34-year-old web college professor from Los Angeles, California
Most charming tidbit from his bio: He wouldn’t want to live with "homophobes, 18-23 year-olds (the ages of students I teach), ultra conservatives."
Least charming tidbit from his bio: The hardest part about living in the house: "There is a lot of fighting and I tend to hold a grudge."

My initial reaction: Damn, I miss Jeff. And Russell the Love Muscle. At this point, it’s hard to say what personalities these new folks will adopt by the end of the show. But for the record, I already like Matt, Rachel, and Ragan. And I kind of want to punch Enzo in the face.

What do you think of this year's houseguests?

Big Brother premieres on Thursday, July 8 at 8pm on CBS.


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