Big Brother has some big news to share for its upcoming season.
Among the contestants is Matt Klotz, a Team USA deaflympics gold medalist and record-breaking swimmer. Klotz, a Baton Rouge resident, will be the first deaf contestant to appear on the show.
Another person making Big Brother history? Jag Bains, who noted in a recent teaser that he is the first Sikh contestant to join the series.
Alongside the announcement of the contestants, CBS also dropped a video with the 16 houseguests—who will live in a comic-book inspired home—introducing themselves to the audience.
“If it wasn’t already your favorite color, it’s the spiciest diva walking the streets of New York,” said Blue Kim, a brand strategist. Professional flutist Izzy Gleicher added, “Hailing from New York City at a staggering height of 5-foot-5, the funny, charming, irresistible—sorry ladies, she’s taken—it’s Izzy.”