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‘Big Brother 24’: Meet the 16 guests competing this season

Season 24 of Big brother announced the 16 new Houseguests who will enter the Big brother house and compete for $750,000.

The new season will air with a special 90-minute event on July 6 at 8/7c. Just after Big brotherfirst episode of, CBS will air the 90-minute premiere of The Challenge: United States at 9/8c. Big brother will continue to air Sundays and Wednesdays at 8/7c and Thursdays 9/8c. Each live-action eviction episode will be hosted by Julie Chen Moonves.

As fans already know, Big brother features 16 people competing together in a house to be the last Houseguest standing. As CBS describes, “Big brother follows a group of people living together in a house equipped with 94 HD cameras and 113 microphones recording their every move 24 hours a day. Every week someone will be kicked out of the house, with the last remaining guest receiving the grand prize of $750,000.”

As mandated by CBS last year, more than half of the cast are people of color, with most of that number including black contestants. Black guests include Ameera Jones, a 31-year-old content designer from Westminster, MD; Jasmine Davis, a 29-year-old entrepreneur from Terry, MS currently living in Atlanta, GA; Marvin Achi, a 28-year-old chemical process engineer from Rivers State, Nigeria, currently living in Houston, Texas; Monte Taylor, a 27-year-old personal trainer from Bear, DE; Nicole Layog, a 41-year-old private chef from Fort Lauderdale, FL; Taylor Hale, a 27-year-old personal stylist from West Bloomfield, MI; and Terrance Higgins, a 47-year-old bus operator from Chicago, IL.

Learn more about all the competitors below:

Alyssa Snider

Age: 24

Current city hometown: Sarasota, Florida.

Occupation: Marketing Manager

Amerah Jones

Age: 31

Current city hometown: Westminster, Maryland.

Occupation: Content designer

Hoops of Brittany

Age: 32

Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.

Current City: Austin, TX

Occupation: Hypnotherapist

Daniel Durston

Hometown: Ontario, California

Current City: Las Vegas, Nevada.

Occupation: Vegas Performer

Indy Santos

Age: 31

Hometown: Sao Paulo, Brazil

Current City: Los Angeles, California.

Occupation: Corporate Air Hostess

Jasmine Davis

Age: 29

Hometown: Terry, miss.

Current City: Atlanta, Ga.

Occupation: Entrepreneur

Joe “Pooch” Pucciarelli

Age: 24

Hometown: Staten Island, NY

Current City: Boca Raton, Florida.

Occupation: Assistant Football Coach

Kyle Capener

Age: 29

Current city hometown: Bountiful, Utah

Occupation: Unemployed

marvin achi

Age: 28

Hometown: Rivers State, Nigeria

Current City: Houston, TX

Occupation: Chemical process engineer

Matt “Turner” Turner

Age: 23

Hometown: North Attleborough, Mass.

Current City: New Bedford, Mass.

Occupation: Owner of a thrift store

Michael Bruner

Age: 28

Hometown: St. Michael, Minn.

Current City: Rochester, Minn.

Occupation: Lawyer

Mount Taylor

Age: 27

Current city hometown: Bear, Del.

Occupation: Personal trainer

Nicole Layog

Age: 41

Current city hometown: Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Occupation: Private chef

Paloma Aguilar

Age: 22

Current city hometown: San Marcos, California.

Occupation: Interior decorator

Taylor Hale

Age: 27

Current city hometown: West Bloomfield, Mich.

Occupation: Personal stylist

Terrance Higgins

Age: 47

Current city hometown: Chicago, Ill.

Occupation: Bus operator

Big brother is produced by Emmy Award-winning producer Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan for Fly on the Wall Entertainment in association with Endemol Shine North America.