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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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."