Ladies and Gentleman, Houseguest, Reality Show Lovers, Voyeurs, Game Players and Hamster Lovers,
it's officially time for the Big Brother 10 PTTE!!
Here are your hamsters...
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.
April Dowling, 30, Hometown: Higley, Ariz.
Occupation: Finance manager
Most Unique Item Packed: Tiny snow globe
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."
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."
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."
Jerry MacDonald, 75, married, Hometown: Magnolia, Texas
Occupation: Retired sales and marketing executive, former Marine
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."
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."
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."
Libra Thompson, 31, married mother of 3
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."
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."
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."
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."
Renny Martyn, 53, married, 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."
Steven Daigle, 35, Hometown: Dallas
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."
Thanks and a headbutt to Frisky for the pictures and information
1) You do NOT want points... they're bad... it's like golf. Every point counts against you in the standings, so try to avoid them.
2) Points will be awarded to every contestant in the game after each eviction show. They will be awarded as the difference between where you thought this week's bootee would finish and where the bootee actually finished.
4) If you do not enter before the first episode, you will start with a score equivalent to 5 points per episode you missed. That means that it's possible to join the game after several episodes and enter in first place, but statistically speaking, you'll have a better chance if you enter earlier.
5) A point total will be posted by me shortly after each episode. I will try to get these up as soon as I can.
6) After the first show has aired please do not edit your post to make changes. Just start a new post if you want to change your PTTE. It's very important not to change your original picks-if I make a mistake or my computer crashes, it's the only proof I have of your original picks.
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Good Luck and have fun!!! Watch for a few bonus questions.