Big Brother 2013 Introduces New Elements To The Reality Series


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Big Brother 2013 premiered last night, and the 14-year-old reality TV series is proving that it still has a few new ideas to play around with.

The newest season of Big Brother introduced us to 16 contestants who are all competing to win $500,000. As in past seasons, the contestants are not allowed to have any contact with the outside world, and half the fun is watching them interact with complete strangers while slowly going mad.

As for the new ideas, the latest season of Big Brother has introduced a new rule that allows three contestants to be nominated for conviction, instead of the usual two. Viewers are also encouraged to participate this time around by voting on which housemate they feel will do the best time around.

The most important element of Big Brother has always been the cast, and this year's show gathers a wide variety of people from varying walks of life. Below are their respective names, ages and occupations:

  • Aaryn Gries - 22-year-old college student
  • Amanda Zuckerman - 28-year-old real estate agent
  • Andy Herren - 26-year-old professor
  • Candice Stewart -29-year-old pediatric speech therapist
  • David Girton - 25-year-old lifeguard
  • Elissa Slater - 27-year-old nutritionist
  • GinaMarie Zimmerman - 32-year-old pageant coordinator
  • Helen Kim - 37-year-old political consultant
  • Howard Overby - 29-year-old youth counselor
  • Jeremy McGuire - 23-year-old boat shop associate
  • Jessie Kowalski - 25-years-old and unemployed
  • Judd Daughtery - 26-year-old property appraiser
  • Kaitlin Barnaby - 23-year-old bartender
  • McCrae Olson - 23-year-old pizza delivery boy
  • Nick Uhas - 28-year-old entrepreneur
  • Spencer Clawson - 31-year-old railroad conductor
  • For more information on all the contestants, check out their respective bios over on the Big Brother Web site.

    If you missed the premiere, here's what the new house looks like:

    Here's the trailer for the new season:

    Big Brother airs on CBS every Wednesday at 8 p.m. EST.

    [h/t: Reality TV Magazine]