Big Brother Season 23 Cast Revealed: Meet the 16 New Houseguests!

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Big Brother season 23 is almost here!

On Thursday, CBS revealed the 16 new cast members who will live and compete together for the grand prize of $500,000.

The season will kick off with a 90-minute premiere special on Wednesday, July 7 at 8 p.m. ET. Then, beginning Sunday, July 11, Big Brother will air Sundays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8 p.m., with the latter featuring the live eviction show hosted by Julie Chen Moonves.

CBS previously pledged that all future casts of Big Brother and other reality series' like Survivor and Love Island would contain at least 50 percent Black, indigenous and people of color.

"The reality TV genre is an area that's especially underrepresented, and needs to be more inclusive across development, casting, production and all phases of storytelling," George Cheeks, president and chief executive officer for the CBS Entertainment Group said in a statement at the time, according to Entertainment Weekly.

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Meet the season 23 houseguests below:

Alyssa Lopez

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Age: 24

Hometown: Sarasota, Fla.

Current City: Sarasota, Fla.

Occupation: Swimwear Designer

Azah Awasum

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Age: 30

Hometown: Baltimore, Md.

Current City: Baltimore, Md.

Occupation: Director of Sales Operations

Brent Champagne

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Age: 28

Hometown: Cranston, R.I.

Current City: Cranston, R.I.

Occupation: Flight Attendant

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Britini D'Angelo

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Age: 24

Hometown: Niagara Falls, N.Y.

Current City: Niagara Falls, N.Y.

Occupation: Kindergarten Teacher

Christian Birkenberger

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Age: 23

Current City: Harwinton, Conn.

Occupation: General Contractor Assistant

Christie Valdiserri

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Age: 27

Hometown: Philadelphia, Pa.

Current City: North Hollywood, Calif.

Occupation: Professional Dancer

Derek Frazier

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Age: 29

Hometown: Philadelphia, Pa.

Current City: Philadelphia, Pa.

Occupation: Safety Officer

Derek Xiao

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Age: 24

Hometown: Baltimore, MD

Current City: New York, N.Y.

Occupation: Start-Up Founder

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Brandon "Frenchie" French

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Age: 34

Hometown: Camden, Tenn.

Current City: Clarksville, Tenn.

Occupation: Farmer

Hannah Chaddha

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Age: 21

Hometown: Chicago, Ill.

Current City: Chicago, Ill.

Occupation: Graduate Student

Kyland Young

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Age: 29

Hometown: San Bernardino County, Calif.

Current City: Venice Beach, Calif.

Occupation: Account Executive

Sarah Steagall

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Age: 27

Hometown: Boiling Springs, SC

Current City: Ft. Myers, Fla.

Occupation: Forensic Scientist

Tiffany Mitchell

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Age: 40

Hometown: Detroit, Mich.

Current City: Detroit, Mich.

Occupation: Phlebotomist

Travis Long

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Age: 22

Hometown: Austin, Texas

Current City: Honolulu, Hawaii

Occupation: Tech Sales Consultant

Whitney Williams

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Age: 30

Hometown: Portland, Ore.

Current City: Portland, Ore.

Occupation: Make-Up Artist

Xavier Prather

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Age: 27

Hometown: Kalamazoo, Mich.

Current City: Milwaukee, Wis.

Occupation: Attorney

Season 23 of Big Brother premieres Wednesday, July 7 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS and Paramount+.