Michelle Costa, 28
Hometown: Cumberland, R.I.
Occupation: Real estate agent
Most Unique Item Packed: Crossword puzzles
Audition 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
Occupation: Geographic consultant
Most Unique Item Packed: Hat can for his two cowboy hats
Audition 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 manager
Most Unique Item Packed: Tiny snowglobe
Audition 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 Angeles
Occupation: Mixologist and party planner
Most Unique Item Packed: Reebok Pump sneakers
Audition 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 teacher
Most Unique Item Packed: American flag
Audition 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 model
Most Unique Item Packed: Posing trunks
Audition 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 Francisco
Occupation: Telecommunication account manager
Most Unique Item Packed: "The Office" stress balls
Audition 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, Texas
Occupation: Retired sales and marketing executive
Most Unique Item Packed: Korean War veteran hat
Audition 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 owner
Most Unique Item Packed: Animal mask
Audition 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 representative
Most Unique Item Packed: Charm from a woman he met before leaving
Audition 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.
Most Unique Item Packed: Hooters T-shirt
Audition 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 representative
Most Unique Item Packed: Nine cartons of cigarettes
Audition 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, Texas
Occupation: Human resources representative
Most Unique Item Packed: "Really cute" magenta top
Audition 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."
Perpetual *headbutt* compliments of Rolly.