The cult-favorite reality show show Big Brother has been around for nineteen seasons, making contestants live together under constant surveillance, cutting connection from anyone who is not also living in the house, and ending each week with a voted-on eviction for an eventual cash grand prize.

To add a twist little twist after nearly 20 seasons, this year marks the first time the stateside version of the show will feature an all-celebrity cast for the appropriately named Celebrity Big Brother. The season — which kicked off Feb. 7 — began with 11 lucky (or perhaps unlucky) guests, each coming equipped with their own celebrity ego. And while they each gained fame and/or notoriety in their day, it’s understandable if it’s maybe a little hard to place exactly where that familiar face came from. So we’ve broken down the career of each cast member, giving you a quick glimpse into their resume before they entered the house.

Ariadna Gutierrez

In 2015, Steve Harvey incorrectly announced the winner of the Miss Universe pageant, leading to an awkward and very literal un-crowning, as well as one of the all-time most memed moments in pop culture history. Ariadna Gutiérrez was the Miss Columbian queen at the unfortunate end of the infamous debacle, finishing as first runner-up in the competition, only moments after thinking she had clinched the top spot.

Brandi Glanville

Celebrity Big Brother will certainly not be the first time Glanville graces a reality television show screen. In fact, reality TV is exactly why she’s on the celebrity edition of the show. The New York Times best-selling author (her 2013 book is entitled Drinking and Tweeting) originally gained her fame on Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, where she starred on the show from seasons two through, through 2011 to 2015. Since then, she’s racked appearances on Celebrity ApprenticeFamously Single, and My Kitchen Rules.


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