Meet the 'Big Brother' Houseguests for Summer 2019 Ahead of the Season 21 Premiere

Samantha Faragalli Younghans - Author

Jun. 18 2019, Updated 1:39 p.m. ET

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On Monday, June 17, CBS announced the new cast for the 2019 summer season of Big Brother. And just like the past 20 seasons of the iconic series, fans are on the edges of their seats after taking a look at the Season 21 group! 

And any Big Brother superfan knows that in just one short week, we will feel like we've known these people our entire lives...

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Who are the 2019 Big Brother houseguests?

The cast features an even amount of men and women this year — eight and eight — and just by the looks of their head shots, we can sense that drama, backstabbing, friendships, and romance will be brewing all summer long in the Big Brother house.

Take a look at the crew below — but maybe wait to pick your favorite until after a few days of seeing how they act in the house!

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Here is a helpful breakdown of each individual in the cast for Season 21:

Top row from left:

Analyse Talavera

Age: 22

Hometown: Northridge, California

Current City: Simi Valley, California

Occupation: College Soccer St

Christie Murphy

Age: 28

Hometown: Staten Island, New York

Current City: Keyport, New Jersey

Occupation: Boutique Owner 

Cliff Hogg III

Age: 53

Hometown: Houston, Texas

Current City: Houston, Texas

Occupation: Petroleum Engineer

David Alexander

Age: 29

Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia

Current City: Atlanta, Georgia

Occupation: Photographer

Second row from left:

Holly Allen

Age: 31

Hometown: Lander, Wyoming

Current City: Los Angeles, California

Occupation: Wine Safari Guide

Isabella Wang

Age: 22

Hometown: Mount Olive, New Jersey

Current City: Los Angeles, California

Occupation: Public Health Analyst

Jack Matthews

Age: 28

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois

Current City: Tampa, Florida

Occupation: Fitness Trainer 

Jackson Michie

Age: 23

Hometown: Nashville, Tennessee

Current City: Los Angeles, California

Occupation: Server 

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Julie Chen
Source: Instagram

Third row from left:

Jessica Milagros

Age: 30ish

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois

Current City: Oak Park, Illinois

Occupation: Model

Kathryn Dunn

Age: 29

Hometown: Irving, Texas

Current City: Dallas, Texas

Occupation: Digital Marketing Executive

Kemi Faknule

Age: 25

Hometown: Elkridge, Maryland

Current City: Brooklyn, New York

Occupation: Marketing Strategist 

Nick Maccarone

Age: 27

Hometown: Sewell, New Jersey

Current City: Sewell, New Jersey

Occupation: Therapist 

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Bottom row from left:

Nicole Anthony

Age: 24

Hometown: Long Island, New York

Current City: Long Island, New York

Occupation: Preschool Aide

Ovi Kabir

Age: 22

Hometown: Oakridge, Tennessee

Current City: Knoxville, Tennessee

Occupation: College Student

Sam Smith

Age: 31

Hometown: West Nanticoke, Pennsylvania

Current City: Mountain Top, Pennsylvania

Occupation: Truck Driver

Tommy Bracco

Age: 28

Hometown: Staten Island, New York

Current City: Staten Island, New York

Occupation: Broadway Dancer

Is Julie Chen hosting Big Brother 21?

Yes! Despite everyone's fear that Julie would not be hosting Big Brother amid her husband Les Moonves' sexual harassment scandal, she has made it clear that she will be returning for the 21st season of the hit reality show.

In addition to sharing a slew of different photos leading up to the cast reveal, including peeking her head outside the door of the house, Julie also shared a photo of all the cast members on Monday.

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In September, Julie stepped down from The Talk after nine years, which made fans worried she wouldn't return to Big Brother. But even during the public embarrassment that surrounded her following the allegations against her husband, she finished out Season 20 of Big Brother and even hosted the show's spin-off, Celebrity Big Brother, over the winter. 

Then, in May, she posted a clip of the Season 21 premiere info with the caption. "Anyone else ready for Summer? #BB21 is coming!" Um yes, Julie, we are...

Julie Chen
Source: Instagram
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When does Big Brother 21 premiere?

Big Brother 21 premieres on Tuesday, June 25 at 8 p.m. EST. The second part of the premiere will air on Wednesday, June 26 at 8 p.m. EST. 

After that, the show typically keeps a Sunday and Wednesday at 8 p.m. EST and Thursday at 9 p.m. schedule.

Where can I watch Big Brother 21?

Big Brother 21 will always air on CBS, but if you can't catch it live (we won't judge you, the show airs three times a week, so it's a huge commitment), don't fret. You can watch full episodes on CBS All Access the next day.

With CBS All Access, you can even stream live feeds and see the houseguests at all times of the day and night.

And if you're really a Big Brother superfan, you can watch Big Brother After Dark on Pop every night for an even better behind-the-scenes look at what's going on in the house, including all the juicy happenings that don't make the primetime episodes. 

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