You can watch the video on today's Early Show segment here -- you'll need to play in either Windows Media Player or through your RealPlayer.
Here's what they look like, what they had to say about themselves on the show, and whatever else I could dig up about them as I write this:
At this time, I can't find a last name on her, nor any other information.
My first impression was that she briefly reminded me of a younger Jerri Manthey from Survivor: Australia.
She's a server at Hooters. 'Nuff said.
Daniele is from Huntington Beach, California. She's single.
Um... not sure what to say about her, so I'll move along to the next houseguest.Dick, age 44, is from Los Angeles and is currently a bar manager. In his clip he said he's run both bars and nightclubs and that he might win because "manipulating girls is a way of life" for him.
Okay. Why am I thinking middle-aged dude reliving the glory days? He thinks he's a wild and crazy guy, for sure. He's the oldest one of the mostly-twenties cast. I think his persona could very well put a target on his back. But I could be wrong.
Dustin is a salesman from Chicago. He thinks he can sell himself to complete strangers and that's his plan to win.
In light of the "enemies/bullies" twist, we should note that both Dustin and Joe are only a year apart in age and both are from Chicago. Joe (scroll down) claimed gay in his clips while Dustin sets off my gaydar although he didn't mention his sexual orientation.
I don't have a last name on him at this time.
He thinks he has charisma which will have folks rallying around him... then he'll cut their throats. Eep, bad memories of Justin Sebik from BB2 shot through my mind! I don't think he's Justin-like, though. He seems to have a bit of a mind and didn't come across as a thug.
Yet again, I have no last name on him at this time. Next?
"I've been around only black people for 99% of my life." Uh-oh, culture shock time, I guess!
She's a 28-year-old school counselor hailing from Temple Hills, Maryland.
I found a last name on her -- she's Jen Johnson. She's a model and has lots of small TV parts listed in her resume.
But I can't help but think she better not wear her name on her chest all season. After a week or so, I'll remember their names. I don't need the reminder, thank you.
Just judging from her clip this morning, I think she's the one whose voice will pierce through my head forcing me to turn down the volume on the feeds in the middle of the night. Not quite as bad as Holly's voice, I think if she shrieks a lot, we're in trouble.
She's another houseguest without a last name right now.
"What's gay and has two thumbs?"
Well, gee... could it be Joe? In his clip, he had some concern about the bully angle. I think he may have bullied, but I don't know for sure. Remember, he's the one I'm tying in with Dustin (above). He's a receptionist and he's single.
Kail probably usually has her eyes open. But seeing what she's about to do... maybe it's best she goes in with them closed.
Kail Harbick is a conservative Republican from McKenzie Bridge, Oregon. She's the only married houseguest and is also a mother, a broker, and restaurant owner.
This could be interesting, eh?
Next up is Mike Dutz who just happens to have a MySpace page. While he claims to be a 26-year-old single painting contractor from Three Lakes, Wisconsin... this MeetUp page claims differently. He lives in Placentia, California and he's a model.
Oh, he mentions the painting contractor and Wisconsin bit on the MySpace page, but I think the model work is what he wants to do. He's appeared on the show Gay, Straight or Taken, amongst other ventures. In his clip this morning, he didn't say much other than "I'm a painting contractor."
Nick Starcevic was captured in a timeline of football pictures on this JokersUpdates post.
He thinks he's good-looking and will charm the ladies. He obviously likes to show his muscles.
He's single, 25, and comes to us from Kimball, Minnesota. Although preliminary information had him as a former pro football player, it seems that should be college level.
He's a 30-year-old single graphic designer from Burbank, California.
I guess he's a man of mystery.
For now, at least.
The real person of mystery is Carol, age 21, a single student from Lawrence, Kansas. They may have flashed some images of her in the segment this morning, but they didn't talk with (or about) her at all.