The hotly-anticipated reality television show Big Brother returns to our screens on Wednesday for its 24th season.
Big Brother 24 will air at 8 p.m. ET on CBS. The house is in a sound-stage studio lot inside Los Angeles’ CBS Studio Center.
From July 10, the show, hosted by Julie Chen, will air at 8 p.m. on Sundays and Wednesdays, and at 9 p.m. on Thursdays.
There will be 16 new houseguests on the 24th season of the CBS series, including two lawyers, a bus operator, a hypnotherapist, a private chef, a Las Vegas performer, and a personal stylist. The houseguests have a median age of 30.
Here’s a rundown of the houseguests.
The 24-year-old attorney from Lake Worth, Florida, is the newest addition to the house after he replaced Texas chemical engineer Marvin Achi on Tuesday night, less than 24 hours before the show premiere.
Aguilar, 22, is an interior designer from San Marcos, California.
Bruner is a 28-year-old attorney from Rochester, Minnesota.
“Ultimately if America hates me, so be it, if the fans don’t like me whatever. I’m there to win. Although it would be great if America liked me or appreciated me but ultimately the goal is to win,” he told Global TV in a pre-game interview.
The 29-year-old from Bountiful, Utah, is unemployed but has amassed more than half a million followers on TikTok.
In an interview with Parade, he said that he’s going to be “as genuine, as nice, and as goofy as possible.”
Davis, 29, is an entrepreneur based in Atlanta.
The 35-year-old works in Las Vegas as a performer.
The personal stylist, 27, from West Bloomfield, Michigan, told Parade that letting the other contests “think I’m stupid”—advice from her Mom—would be the best way to win Big Brother.
She said that she is competing to prove that women “have a lot more to offer than just what’s on the outside.”
The oldest contestant in the house, Higgins is a 47-year-old bus operator from Chicago.
The hypnotherapist, 32, hails from Austin, Texas. She has claimed that she has been putting together a notebook full of “40+ pages” of different things that she wants to try out in the house.
Jones is a 31-year-old content designer from Westminster, Maryland.
Layog is a 41-year-old private chef from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She told Global TV that she wanted to be appreciated by Big Brother fans because she is a fan herself and she also wants to win the $750,000 prize money.
“My greatest strength is definitely going to be my social game,” Layog said. “My ability to make relationships and build relationships I think is going to carry me very far. I think my biggest weakness is that I have a heart.”
Joe “Pooch” Pucciarelli
Pucciarelli, 24, is based in Boca Raton, Florida, where he works as an assistant football coach.
Santos is a 31-year-old corporate flight attendant based in Los Angeles.
The 24-year-old marketing representative is from Sarasota, Florida.
Asked by Global TV what was more important, popularity or winning, Snider said: “Winning the game is the most important thing to me, but I really hope fans will like me along my journey.”
She said her strength is that she never gives up, but her weakness is that she cares “a little bit too much about people”.
Snider said that she would do “just about anything” to win, hopefully without hurting anyone’s feelings. That could be wishful thinking.
Taylor is a 27-year-old personal trainer from Bear, Delaware.
Matt “Turner” Turner
The long-haired 23-year-old New Bedford, Massachusetts, resident owns a thrift store in the city.
He believes the social aspect of the game is critical and it is vital to have a strong network in the house to maintain popularity.
Turner told Parade that he “typically get underestimated due to my looks.”