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‘Big Brother’ cast 2023: Meet the 17 contestants on Season 25

Find out all the ways this group of houseguests makes history and see which "Survivor" legend joined the show in the premiere.
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Matt Klotz, Jag Bains and Mecole Hayes from Season 25 of CBS' "Big Brother"CBS
/ Source: TODAY

After landing on CBS’s schedule a month later than usual, “Big Brother” is finally back.

The show, hosted by Julie Chen Moonves, premiered its 25th season on Aug. 2 and introduced fans to a new group of 16 houseguests.

Then, in the episode's final moments, it was revealed that "Survivor" legend Cirie Fields would be the show's 17th houseguest.

All the contestants will need to strategize, compete and form alliances in order to win $750,000 this season. Ahead of the long anticipated premiere, the 17 houseguests were sequestered as they prepared to move into the famous “Big Brother” house.

Some immediate standouts from the group of friendly faces are Jared Fields, the son of the "Survivor" alum who will secretly play alongside his mom, Felicia Cannon, the first woman over 60 to compete, Jag Bains, the first Sikh contestant and Matt Klotz, the first hearing-impaired competitor. 

Get to know more about the houseguests below watching the show and live feeds for the upcoming 100-days season of “Big Brother.” 

Cirie Fields

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Cirie Fields Sonja Flemming / CBS

Age: 53

Occupation: Nurse

Previous shows: "Survivor: Panama," "Survivor: Micronesia," "Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains," "Survivor: Game Changers" and Peacock's "Traitors" Season One. (Peacock is part of our parent company, NBCUniversal.)

America Lopez

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America LopezSonja Flemming / CBS

Age: 27

Hometown: Edinburg, Texas

Current City: Brooklyn, New York

Occupation: Medical receptionist

Blue Kim

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Blue KimMonty Brinton / CBS

Age: 25

Hometown: Riverside, Calif.

Current City: New York, NY

Occupation: Brand strategist

Bowie Jane

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Bowie Jane BallSonja Flemming / CBS

Age: 45

Hometown: Melbourne, Australia

Current City: Los Angeles, Calif.

Occupation: Barrister/DJ

Bonus fact: The first Australian contestant 

Cameron Harding

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Cameron HardingSonja Flemming / CBS

Age: 34

Hometown: Eastman, Ga.

Occupation: Stay-at-home dad

Cory Wurtenberger

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Cory WurtenbergerSonja Flemming / CBS

Age: 21

Hometown: Weston, Fla.

Occupation: College student

Bonus fact: Younger brother of “Survivor 42” contestant Zach Wurtenberger 

Felicia Cannon

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Felicia CannonSonja Flemming / CBS

Age: 63

Hometown: Tacoma, Wash.

Current City: Kennesaw, Ga.

Occupation: Real estate agent

Bonus fact: The first woman over 60 to be cast. 

Hisam Goueli

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Hisam GoueliSonja Flemming / CBS

Age: 45

Hometown: Minneapolis, Minn.

Current City: Seattle, Wash.

Occupation: Geriatric physician

Izzy Gleicher

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Izzy GleicherSonja Flemming / CBS

Age: 32

Hometown: New York, New York

Occupation: Professional flutist

Jag Bains

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Jag BainsSonja Flemming / CBS

Age: 25

Hometown: Omak, Wash.

Occupation: Truck company owner

Bonus fact: The first Sikh houseguest to play

Jared Fields

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Jared FieldsSonja Flemming / CBS

Age: 25

Hometown: Norwalk, Conn.

Occupation: Exterminator

Bonus fact: The son of four-time “Survivor” legend and “Traitors” Season One winner Cirie Fields. 

Kirsten Elwin

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Kirsten ElwinSonja Flemming / CBS

Age: 25

Hometown: Orlando, Florida via Dominica

Current City: Houston, Texas

Occupation: Molecular biologist

Luke Valentine

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Luke ValentineSonja Flemming / CBS

Age: 30

Hometown: Weston, Fla.

Current City: Coral Springs, Fla.

Occupation: Illustrator

Matt Klotz

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Matt KlotzSonja Flemming / CBS

Age: 27

Hometown: Cameron Park, Calif.

Current City: Baton Rouge, La.

Occupation: Deaflympics gold medalist

Bonus fact: The first deaf contestant on the show. 

Mecole Hayes

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Mecole HayesSonja Flemming / CBS

Age: 30

Hometown: St Louis, Mo.

Current City: Upper Marlboro, Md.

Occupation: Political consultant 

Red Utley

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Red UtleySonja Flemming / CBS

Age: 37

Hometown: Gatlinburg, Tenn.

Occupation: Sales

Reilly Smedley

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Reilly SmedleySonja Flemming / CBS

Age: 24

Hometown: Portland, Me.

Current City: Nashville, Tenn.

Occupation: Bartender