Summer must be in full swing, because CBS’ voyeuristic reality show, Big Brother 12, is set to start up again. Next week, 13 houseguests will move into the Big Brother house and compete for the $500,000 prize. On Wednesday, Big Brother 12 host Julie Chen introduced this season’s houseguests on CBS’ The Early Show and as usual, the cast consists of a mix of beautiful people and athletes , with the token geek and an “old person” ( I’m guessing 40 year old Kathy will be the mature “mom” of the house).
Here is the complete cast lineup for Big Brother 12:
Rachel Reilly, age 26- cocktail waitress (Hometown: Las Vegas, NV)
Kristen Bitting, age 24- boutique manager (Hometown: Philadelphia, PA)
Britney Haynes, age 22- hotel sales manager (Hometown: Huntington, Ark)
Monet Stunson, age 24- model (Hometown: Glen Carbon, IL)
Hayden Moss, 24- college student (Hometown: Tempe, AZ)
Brendan Villegass, age 30- high school swim coach (Hometown: Riverside, CA)
Andrew Gordon, age 39- podiatrist, Orthodox Jew (Hometown: Miami Beach, FL)
Enzo Palumbo, age 32- insurance adjuster (married) – (Hometown: Bayonne, NJ)
Kathy Hillis, age 40, deputy sheriff (Hometown: Texarkana, AR)
Annie Whttington, age 27- bartender (Hometown: Tampa, FL)
Matt Hoffman, age 32, web designer (Hometown: Elgin, IL)
Lane Elanburg, 24- oil rig salesman (Hometown: Decatur, TX)
Ragan Fox, age 34- bow-tie wearing college professor (Hometown: West Hollywood, CA)
If you’ve never seen Big Brother, the basic premise is that 13 contestants live together in a house , where their every move is caught 24/7 by one of the many cameras and microphones placed throughout the house. The houseguests will compete in random competitions , eat a bit of slop and vote one another out. The last person standing come September wins $500,000.
As far as twists go (and you knew there’d be one, right?) , according to a press release by CBS, Big Brother 12 will feature a secret saboteur. And the planted houseguest will receive his or her directions directly from the audience. The secret saboteur will be revealed to fans during the first live show on July 15th, but the houseguests will be left in the dark.
Big Brother 12 will premiere on July 8th at 8:00 PM ET/PT on CBS.
The Early Show, June 30, 2010, CBS