‘Big Brother’ Season 21: Meet the 16 New Houseguests (PHOTOS)

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Holly Allen
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Holly Allen

Age: 31
Hometown: Lander, Wyo.
Current City: Los Angeles
Occupation: Wine Safari Guide
Do you have a strategy for winning the game? Oh, I have plenty of strategies already stacked up. Plan A-Z.

David Alexander
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David Alexander

Age: 29
Hometown: Atlanta
Current City: Atlanta
Occupation: Photographer
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.

Nicole Anthony
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Nicole Anthony

Age: 24
Hometown: Long Island, N.Y.
Current City: Long Island, N.Y.
Occupation: Preschool Aide
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.

Tommy Bracco
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Tommy Bracco

Age: 28
Hometown: Staten Island, N.Y.
Current City: Staten Island, N.Y.
Occupation: Broadway Dancer
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.

Kathryn Dunn
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Kathryn Dunn

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

Kemi Faknule
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Kemi Faknule

Age: 25
Hometown: Elkridge, Md.
Current City: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Occupation: Marketing Strategist
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.

Cliff Hogg III
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Cliff Hogg III

Age: 53
Hometown: Houston
Current City: Houston
Occupation: Petroleum Engineer
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!

Ovi Kabir
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Ovi Kabir

Age: 22
Hometown: Oakridge, Tenn.
Current City: Knoxville, Tenn.
Occupation: College Student
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.

Nick Maccarone
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Nick Maccarone

Age: 27
Hometown: Sewell, N.J.
Current City: Sewell, N.J.
Occupation: Therapist
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.

Jack Matthews
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Jack Matthews

Age: 28
Hometown: Chicago
Current City: Tampa, Fla.
Occupation: Fitness Trainer
Do you have a strategy for winning the game? Be honest, have integrity, and good character.

Jackson Michie
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Jackson Michie

Age: 23
Hometown: Nashville, Tenn.
Current City: Los Angeles
Occupation: Server
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.

Jessica Milagros
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Jessica Milagros

Age: 30ish
Hometown: Chicago
Current City: Oak Park, Ill.
Occupation: Model
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.

Christie Murphy
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Christie Murphy

Age: 28
Hometown: Staten Island, N.Y.
Current City: Keyport, N.J.
Occupation: Boutique Owner
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!

Sam Smith
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Sam Smith

Age: 31
Hometown: West Nanticoke, Pa.
Current City: Mountain Top, Pa.
Occupation: Truck Driver
Do you have a strategy for winning the game? Be true and be a little bit of a rat for my alliance.

Analyse Talvera
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Analyse Talvera

Age: 22
Hometown: Northridge, Calif.
Current City: Simi Valley, Calif.
Occupation: College Soccer Star
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.

Isabella Wang
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Isabella Wang

Age: 22
Hometown: Mount Oliver, N.J.
Current City: Los Angeles
Occupation: Public Health Analyst
Do you have a strategy for winning the game? Bribery.

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Ready to meet the 16 new houseguests moving into the Big Brother house for Season 21?

CBS announced the new cast for the reality hit Monday. A wine safari guide, a preschool aide, a Broadway performer, a petroleum engineer, and a therapist are among those competing for $500,000.

The new season, hosted by Julie Chen Moonves, will once again have three weekly episodes and premieres Tuesday, June 25, and Wednesday, June 26, followed by an episode on Sunday, June 30, at 8/7c. It moves to Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9/8c, with Sunday’s broadcast remaining at 8/7c, beginning on Wednesday, July 10. The first live eviction will air on Wednesday, July 3.

Click through the gallery above to meet all of the new houseguests.

Big Brother, Season 21 Premiere, Tuesday, June 25, and Wednesday, June 26, 8/7c, CBS