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Meet the ‘Big Brother 10’ contestants

A detailed look at the 13 strangers who will compete for the title
/ Source: The Associated Press

A look at the 13 "Big Brother 10" contestants:

Michelle Costa, 28

In this image released by CBS, Michelle Costa, 28, a real estate agent, is one of the 13 houseguests competing this summer in "Big Brother 10," the 10th installment of the CBS reality series premiering Sunday, July 13 at 8:00 p.m. EDT. (AP Photo/CBS, John P. Filo) ** MANDATORY CREDIT; NO ARCHIVE; NO SALES; NORTH AMERICA USE ONLY. **John P. Filo / CBS ENTERTAINMENT

Hometown: Cumberland, R.I.Occupation: Real estate agentMost Unique Item Packed: Crossword puzzlesAudition Process: Costa said this was her second time trying out after sending in an audition tape.Strategy: "I'm going to do whatever it takes to win, whether it's bad, good or ugly."

Steven Daigle, 35

In this image released by CBS, Steven Daigle, 35, is one of the 13 houseguests competing this summer in "Big Brother 10," the 10th installment of the CBS reality series premiering Sunday, July 13 at 8:00 p.m. EDT. (AP Photo/CBS, John P. Filo) ** MANDATORY CREDIT; NO ARCHIVE; NO SALES; NORTH AMERICA USE ONLY. **John P. Filo / CBS ENTERTAINMENT

Hometown: DallasOccupation: Geographic consultantMost Unique Item Packed: Hat can for his two cowboy hatsAudition Process: Casting associates called his gay rodeo organization looking for competitors to audition.Strategy: "I want to go in there open to let anything happen."

April Dowling, 30

In this image released by CBS, April Dowling, 30, is one of the 13 houseguests competing this summer in "Big Brother 10," the 10th installment of the CBS reality series premiering Sunday, July 13 at 8:00 p.m. EDT. (AP Photo/CBS, John P. Filo) ** MANDATORY CREDIT; NO ARCHIVE; NO SALES; NORTH AMERICA USE ONLY. **John P. Filo / CBS ENTERTAINMENT

Hometown: Higley, Ariz.Occupation: Finance managerMost Unique Item Packed: Tiny snowglobeAudition Process: She was discovered by casting staff after making it to the "Survivor" semifinals.Strategy: "I have no idea. I don't even know what I'm going to do in the next hour."

Robert "Memphis" Garrett, 25

In this image released by CBS, Robert "Memphis" Garrett, 25 , a mixologist and party planner, is one of the 13 houseguests competing this summer in "Big Brother 10," the 10th installment of the CBS reality series premiering Sunday, July 13 at 8:00 p.m. EDT. (AP Photo/CBS, John P. Filo) ** MANDATORY CREDIT; NO ARCHIVE; NO SALES; NORTH AMERICA USE ONLY. **John P. Filo / CBS ENTERTAINMENT

Hometown: Los AngelesOccupation: Mixologist and party plannerMost Unique Item Packed: Reebok Pump sneakersAudition Process: A casting associate hounded him to audition. He said he'd only do "Survivor" or "Big Brother."Strategy: "I'm going to be who I am. I'm a hustler. For some reason, people just trust me. And they should."

Dan Gheesling, 24

In this image released by CBS, Dan Gheesling, 24, a high school teacher from Dearborn, Mich., is one of the 13 houseguests competing this summer in "Big Brother 10," the 10th installment of the CBS reality series premiering Sunday, July 13 at 8:00 p.m. EDT. (AP Photo/CBS, John P. Filo) ** MANDATORY CREDIT; NO ARCHIVE; NO SALES; NORTH AMERICA USE ONLY. **John P. Filo / CBS ENTERTAINMENT

Hometown: Dearborn, Mich.Occupation: Private high school teacherMost Unique Item Packed: American flagAudition Process: After sending in an audition tape, he's been invited to the audition finals three times.Strategy: "My personality traits will play into my strategy and make this an easy summer for me."

Jessie Godderz, 22

In this image released by CBS, Jessie Godderz, 22, a bodybuilder is one of the 13 houseguests competing this summer in "Big Brother 10," the 10th installment of the CBS reality series premiering Sunday, July 13 at 8:00 p.m. EDT. (AP Photo/CBS, John P. Filo) ** MANDATORY CREDIT; NO ARCHIVE; NO SALES; NORTH AMERICA USE ONLY. **John P. Filo / CBS ENTERTAINMENT

Hometown: Huntington Beach, Calif.Occupation: Bodybuilder, personal trainer and modelMost Unique Item Packed: Posing trunksAudition Process: Godderz's manager received a last-minute call from a casting associate for him to audition.Strategy: "I have to play psychological mind games when I walk into a gym, so I think it'll be a little like that."

Brian Hart, 27

In this image released by CBS, Brian Hart, 27, a telecommunications account manager, is one of the 13 houseguests competing this summer in "Big Brother 10," the 10th installment of the CBS reality series premiering Sunday, July 13 at 8:00 p.m. EDT. (AP Photo/CBS, John P. Filo) ** MANDATORY CREDIT; NO ARCHIVE; NO SALES; NORTH AMERICA USE ONLY. **John P. Filo / CBS ENTERTAINMENT

Hometown: San FranciscoOccupation: Telecommunication account managerMost Unique Item Packed: "The Office" stress ballsAudition Process: He said he was spotted by a casting associate and had to be coaxed into auditioning.Strategy: "My strategy is to find something in common with everyone in there."

Jerry MacDonald, 75

In this image released by CBS, Gerry MacDonald, 75, a retired marketing executive, is one of the 13 houseguests competing this summer in "Big Brother 10," the 10th installment of the CBS reality series premiering Sunday, July 13 at 8:00 p.m. EDT. (AP Photo/CBS, John P. Filo) ** MANDATORY CREDIT; NO ARCHIVE; NO SALES; NORTH AMERICA USE ONLY. **John P. Filo / CBS ENTERTAINMENT

Hometown: Magnolia, TexasOccupation: Retired sales and marketing executiveMost Unique Item Packed: Korean War veteran hatAudition Process: This die-hard fan sent in an audition tape for "Big Brother 9" but was called for "10."Strategy: "I'm going to create an alliance called the X-Factor with only three people."

Renny Martyn, 53

In this image released by CBS, Renny Martyn, 53, a hair salon owner, is one of the 13 houseguests competing this summer in "Big Brother 10," the 10th installment of the CBS reality series premiering Sunday, July 13 at 8:00 p.m. EDT. (AP Photo/CBS, John P. Filo) ** MANDATORY CREDIT; NO ARCHIVE; NO SALES; NORTH AMERICA USE ONLY. **John P. Filo / CBS ENTERTAINMENT

Hometown: Metairie, La.Occupation: Hair salon ownerMost Unique Item Packed: Animal maskAudition Process: This "Big Brother" fan "turned it up a notch" at an open casting call in New Orleans.Strategy: "You need to get up in mind to understand my strategy. You'll have to watch to find out."

Bryan Ollie, 27

In this image released by CBS, Bryan Ollie, 27, a marketing sales representative, is one of the 13 houseguests competing this summer in "Big Brother 10," the 10th installment of the CBS reality series premiering Sunday, July 13 at 8:00 p.m. EDT. (AP Photo/CBS, John P. Filo) ** MANDATORY CREDIT; NO ARCHIVE; NO SALES; NORTH AMERICA USE ONLY. **John P. Filo / CBS ENTERTAINMENT

Hometown: Bloomington, Minn.Occupation: Marketing sales representativeMost Unique Item Packed: Charm from a woman he met before leavingAudition Process: He attended an open casting call in Minneapolis with the motivation of "winning it all."Strategy: "I'm just going to be myself. I think that'll be good enough to win the game and make good TV."

Keesha Smith, 29

In this image released by CBS, Keesha Smith, 29, a Hooters waitress and actress, is one of the 13 houseguests competing this summer in "Big Brother 10," the 10th installment of the CBS reality series premiering Sunday, July 13 at 8:00 p.m. EDT. (AP Photo/CBS, John P. Filo) ** MANDATORY CREDIT; NO ARCHIVE; NO SALES; NORTH AMERICA USE ONLY. **John P. Filo / CBS ENTERTAINMENT

Hometown: Burbank, Calif.Occupation: waitressMost Unique Item Packed: Hooters T-shirtAudition Process: Casting associates called her restaurant looking for a blonde waitress to audition.Strategy: "I'm going to make people think I'm a nice person, but I can actually be sneaky."

Angie Swindell, 29

In this image released by CBS, Angie Swindell, 29, a Pharmaceutical Sales Representative from Orlando, Fla., is one of the 13 houseguests competing this summer in "Big Brother 10," the 10th installment of the CBS reality series premiering Sunday, July 13 at 8:00 p.m. EDT. (AP Photo/CBS, John P. Filo) ** MANDATORY CREDIT; NO ARCHIVE; NO SALES; NORTH AMERICA USE ONLY. **John P. Filo / CBS ENTERTAINMENT

Hometown: Orlando, Fla.Occupation: Pharmaceutical sales representativeMost Unique Item Packed: Nine cartons of cigarettesAudition Process: The longtime "Big Brother" fan attended an open casting call in Florida.Strategy: "I'm going to lay a little low and then start winning competitions when I have to," she says.

Libra Thompson, 31

In this image released by CBS, Libra Thompson, 31, a human resources representative, is one of the 13 houseguests competing this summer in "Big Brother 10," the 10th installment of the CBS reality series premiering Sunday, July 13 at 8:00 p.m. EDT. (AP Photo/CBS, John P. Filo) ** MANDATORY CREDIT; NO ARCHIVE; NO SALES; NORTH AMERICA USE ONLY. **John P. Filo / CBS ENTERTAINMENT

Hometown: Spring, TexasOccupation: Human resources representativeMost Unique Item Packed: "Really cute" magenta topAudition Process: She "turned it out" at an open casting call in Houston.Strategy: "I'm intuitive. I think I'll be able figure out how to push people's buttons."