CBS Opens Voting For 'Big Brother' All-Stars

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In a primetime special on Wednesday (June 21) night, CBS announced the 20 candidates for the seventh season of its popular summer "Big Brother" franchise.

The rest, as we say, is largely up to you, America.

Half of the castmates for "Big Brother: All-Stars" will be selected by viewers who go over to CBS.com and cast their votes for their favorites. Host Julie Chen will reveal with 12 "Big Brother" veterans will get a second chance at being televised shut-ins when they're admitted into the house on the show's Thursday, July 6 premiere.

It should be noted that online voting closes on Wednesday, June 28.

The list of 20 finalists confirms what many of us have long suspected -- we've been living in the Golden Age of "Big Brother" for the past two seasons. While "BB1" and "BB2" combined for only four finalists (with "Chicken" George Boswell as the only survivor from the first season), "BB5" and "BB6" contributed a whopping nine.

There are two former winners -- Will Kirby and Lisa Donahue -- as well as the last three second place finishers.

As of now, CBS has offered no hints that the "Big Brother: All-Stars" formula will differ in any way from the show's standard structure of challenges, heads of household, golden powers of veto and shocking eviction ceremonies. The winner will also still receive $500,000.

Here are your 20 possible contestants. Refresh your memories and then go vote:

Name: Monica Bailey
Age: 46
Occupation: Hostess
Previous "Big Brother" Experience: Season 2 (Ninth evicted)

Name: "Chicken" George Boswell
Age: 47
Occupation: Hotel Promotions
Previous "Big Brother" Experience: Season 1 (Sixth evicted)

Name: Ivette Corredero
Age: 26
Occupation: Bartender
Previous "Big Brother" Experience: Season 6 (Runner-up)

Name: Jennifer "Nakomis" Dedmon
Age: 23
Occupation:Hostess
Previous "Big Brother" Experience: Season 5 (11th evicted)

Name: Lisa Donahue
Age: 30
Occupation: Bartender
Previous "Big Brother" Experience: Season 3 (Winner)

Name: Michael "Cowboy" Ellis
Age: 23
Occupation: Waiter
Previous "Big Brother" Experience: Season 5 (Runner-up)

Name: Howie Gordon
Age: 35
Occupation: Ummm... Light Saber Salesman
Previous "Big Brother" Experience: Season 6 (Ninth evicted)

Name: Diane Henry
Age: 24
Occupation: Model/Actress
Previous "Big Brother" Experience: Season 5 (12th evicted)

Name: Alison Irwin
Age: 25
Occupation: Medical Sales
Previous "Big Brother" Experience: Season 4 (Runner-up)

Name: Will Kirby
Age: 33
Occupation: Physician
Previous "Big Brother" Experience: Season 2 (winner)

Name: Erika Landin
Age: 36
Occupation: Pilates Instructor
Previous "Big Brother" Experience: Season 4 (Ninth evicted)

Name: Mike "Boogie" Malin
Age: 35
Occupation: Restaurateur
Previous "Big Brother" Experience: Season 2 (Fourth evicted)

Name: Bunky Miller
Age: 41
Occupation: Technical Writer
Previous "Big Brother" Experience: Season 2 (Seventh evicted)

Name: Janelle Pierzina
Age: 26
Occupation: VIP Cocktail Waitress
Previous "Big Brother" Experience: Season 6 (10th evicted)

Name: Danielle Reyes
Age: 34
Occupation: Property Manager
Previous "Big Brother" Experience: Season 3 (11th evicted)

Name: Marcellas Reynolds
Age: "30s"
Occupation: Celebrity Stylist
Previous "Big Brother" Experience: Season 3 (Ninth evicted)

Name: James Rhine
Age: 30
Occupation: Loss Prevention Manager
Previous "Big Brother" Experience: Season 6 (Eighth evicted)

Name: Kaysar Ridha
Age: 25
Occupation: Graphic Designer
Previous "Big Brother" Experience: Season 6 (Fourth and sixth evicted)

Name: Dana Varela
Age: 31
Occupation: Consultant
Previous "Big Brother" Experience: Season 4 (Fourth evicted)

Name: Jase Wirey
Age: 30
Occupation: Safety Director
Previous "Big Brother" Experience: Season 5 (Fifth evicted)

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