A look at the contestants competing on the 11th season of "Big Brother":
Braden Bacha, 28
Hometown: Santa Monica, Calif.
Strategy: "Befriend everyone. If I feel any bad energy, I'll steer clear from those people."
Kevin Campbell, 29
Hometown: Chula Vista, Calif.
Occupation: Graphic designer
Strategy: "I'm just going to be super extra fabulous."
Laura Crosby, 21
Occupation: Bikini model
Strategy: "I'm going to be a ticking time bomb. I'm not going in there and acting like a sucker."
Russell Kairouz, 24
Hometown: Walnut Creek, Calif.
Occupation: Mixed martial arts fighter
Strategy: "I'm going to find the next strongest person in the house and align myself with them."
Jordan Lloyd, 22
Hometown: Matthews, N.C.
Strategy: "I'm just going to go in with an open mind, knowing that everyone is going to be manipulative."
Natalie Martinez, 24
Hometown: Gilbert, Ariz.
Occupation: Store manager
Strategy: "I don't want everyone to figure me out all at once."
Michelle Noonan, 27
Hometown: Pasadena, Calif.
Strategy: "I'm going to observe everyone and then identify someone I could take to the end."
Jeff Schroeder, 31
Hometown: Norridge, Ill.
Occupation: Advertising salesman
Strategy: "I'm going to go in there and try to play as honest as I can."
Chima Simone, 32
Hometown: West Hollywood, Calif.
Occupation: Freelance journalist
Strategy: "I'm going to be cool, calm and collected — even though I'm not."
Ronnie Talbott, 30
Hometown: Belpre, Ohio.
Strategy: "I hope to make some alliances with people you wouldn't normally think I would associate with."
Lydia Tavera, 24
Hometown: Torrance, Calif.
Occupation: Makeup artist
Strategy: "If it would help me to flirt with a guy or a girl, I'm totally for it."
Casey Turner, 41
Hometown: St. Petersburg, Fla.
Strategy: "Not to align with anyone too early. I don't want to be whacked by association. I'm not whack."