Big Brother's nineteenth-season cast has been announced by CBS.

CBS has revealed the identities of the 16 houseguests who will be competing for the $500,000 grand prize on Big Brother's upcoming edition, which premieres with a two-night event Wednesday, June 28 from 8-10PM ET/PT and Thursday, June 29 from 9-10PM ET/PT.

Following the two-night premiere, Big Brother will air on Sunday nights from 8-9PM ET/PT beginning on July 2; Wednesday nights from 8-9PM ET/PT beginning on July 5; and Thursday nights from 9-10PM ET/PT beginning on July 6.

Hosted once again by Julie Chen, Big Brother will continue to feature the houseguests living together for an entire summer while being filmed by cameras 24/7. The house will be outfitted with 87 HD cameras and more than 100 microphones.

This season's cast includes a government engineer, a rodeo clown, a microbiologist, and a cosplay artist, among others.

According to the network, details about the new season's house as well as special Season 19 twists will be announced at a later date.

Below is the list of Big Brother's Season 19 houseguests:

- Christmas Abbott, a 35-year-old fitness enthusiast from Lynchburg, VA, who currently resides in Raleigh, NC.

- Matthew Clines, a 33-year-old renovation consultant from Arlington, VA.

- Dominique Cooper, a 30-year-old government engineer from Tuskegee, AL, who currently resides in Woodbridge, VA.

- Elena Davies a 26-year-old radio personality from Fort Worth, TX, who currently resides in Dallas, TX.

- Jason Dent, a 37-year-old rodeo clown from Humeston, IA.

- Jessica Graf, a 26-year-old VIP concierge from Cranston, RI, who currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.

- Cameron Heard a 24-year-old microbiologist from North Aurora, IL, who currently resides in Woodridge, IL.

- Mark Jansen, a 26-year-old personal trainer from Grand Island, NY.

- Megan Lowder, a 28-year-old dog walker from Cathedral City, CA, who currently resides in Phoenix, AZ.

- Josh Martinez, a 23-year-old in hair care sales from Miami, FL, who currently resides in Homestead, FL.

- Cody Nickson, a 32-year-old construction sales representative from Lake Mills, IA, who currently resides in Plano, TX.

- Alex Ow, a 28-year-old eco-friendly marketing representative from Thousand Oaks, CA, who currently resides in Camarillo, CA.

- Jillian Parker, a 24-year-old timeshare sales representative from Celebration, FL, who currently resides in Las Vegas, NV.

- Kevin Schlehuber, a 55-year-old stay-at-home dad from Boston, MA.

- Ramses Soto, a 21-year-old cosplay artist from Grand Rapids, MI.

- Raven Walton, a 23-year-old dance teacher from DeValls Bluff, AR.