CBS Introduces the 16 New Houseguests Competing in the 'Big Brother' House This Summer

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June 20th, 2013

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via press release:




Voting Begins Now for the First “Big Brother MVP” of the Summer


BIG BROTHER welcomes 16 new Houseguests for 15th installment of the CBS reality series which premieres Wednesday, June 26 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Julie Chen returns as the host.


Below are the 16 NEW Houseguests who will spend the summer competing for $500,000:



Kaitlin Barnaby, 23

Hometown: Vadnais Heights, Minn.

Current City: Minneapolis, Minn.







Spencer Clawson, 31

Hometown: Conway, Ark.

Current City: Conway, Ark.

Railroad Conductor






Judd Daugherty, 26

Hometown: Englewood, Tenn.

Current City: Etowah, Tenn.

Property Appraiser






David Girton, 25

Hometown: San Diego, Calif.

Current City: San Diego, Calif.







Aaryn Gries, 22

Hometown: San Angelo, Texas

Current City: San Marcos, Texas

College Student






Andy Herren, 26

Hometown: Aurora, Ill.

Current City: Chicago, Ill.








Helen Kim, 37

Hometown: Falls Church, Va.

Current City: Chicago, Ill.

Political Consultant



Jessie Kowalski, 25

Hometown: Beaumont, Texas

Current City: San Antonio, Texas








Jeremy McGuire, 23

Hometown: Katy, Texas

Current City: Katy, Texas

Boat Shop Associate







McCrae Olson, 23

Hometown: Zimmerman, Minn.

Current City: Oak Grove, Minn.

Pizza Delivery Boy






Howard Overby, 29

Hometown: Hattiesburg, Miss.

Current City: Hattiesburg, Miss.

Youth Counselor






Elissa Slater, 27

Hometown: Concord, N.C.

Current City: Kannapolis, N.C.





Candice Stewart, 29

Hometown: New Orleans, La.

Current City: Houston, Texas

Pediatric Speech Therapist







Nick Uhas, 28

Hometown: Hilliard, N.Y.

Current City: New York, N.Y.







GinaMarie Zimmerman, 32

Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y.

Current City: Staten Island, N.Y.

Pageant Coordinator






Amanda Zuckerman, 28

Hometown: Long Island, N.Y.

Current City: Boynton Beach, Fla.

Real Estate Agent





This summer, BIG BROTHER will feature two new twists: for the first time on the series, three Houseguests will be nominated for eviction, and America will play an important role in the game by voting for the weekly “Big Brother MVP.” Further details on both twists will be revealed during the season premiere.


America can begin casting their votes today for this season’s first “Big Brother MVP” by visiting to cast their vote. The site will include each Houseguest’s BIG BROTHER strategy.


Following the premiere on Wednesday, June 26 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), BIG BROTHER will be broadcast three nights weekly, beginning Sunday, June 30 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), Tuesday, July 2 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) and the LIVE eviction show, hosted by Julie Chen, beginning Wednesday, July 3 (8:00-9:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT).


BIG BROTHER follows a group of people living together in a house outfitted with 65 cameras and 98 microphones recording their every move 24 hours a day.  Each week, the Houseguests will vote someone out of the house.  At the end, the last remaining House Guest will receive the grand prize of $500,000.


BIG BROTHER is executive produced by Emmy Award-winning producer Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan for Fly on the Wall Entertainment, in association with Endemol U.S.A.


  • Chris


  • Melanie P.

    Excited for another new season of Big Brother!

  • MichaelChickless

    I’m not a BigBrotherFan. Go Hannibal!

  • TV Addict

    Does your name mean you don’t get any girls? I’m actually wondering.

  • Mick

    Yes, this is the first season of Big Brother US in HD.

  • MichaelChickless

    @TV Addict

    It’s been a little SlimPickens recently. ;-) :-)

  • psychic

    Yes good.

  • fakeem

    1st: Will this show look like George Zimmerman’s jury [ all but one are white ]?

    2nd: Is the fact that no one over 37 is allowed in the house done on purpose for demo and marketing reasons?

    3rd: Will they let this season play out or will they rig it as in seasons past?

  • TruthTeller

    @fakeem, there is actually two black people and one asian. Secondly, who wants to see a bunch of boring old people. C’mon, most of the people who watch BB are younger. Before spewing your haterade, know your facts.

  • Dreamer

    2nd: Is the fact that no one over 37 is allowed in the house done on purpose for demo and marketing reasons?

    They have had people older than 37 on before.

  • Bob

    Secondly, who wants to see a bunch of boring old people.

    I won’t go that far, but after that one guy who was eating salad with his hands after walking out of the bathroom without washing his hands, I think we have seen enough “old” people….Yep I would be considered “old” for this season of Big Brother…but that is ok, I enjoy the show so much and don’t care really who they are, what race, what sex, and what age…I will watch!

  • Valentina_

    BB will be very interesting this year cause most of the cast is either 21-37 which isa really young for BB cause they usually have real old people like 40 to 29. really excited for this season.

  • Teresa Di Carlo

    I Love Big Brother!

  • Erika Klein

    I like to wich big brother every weekend

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