During Julie Chen’s tour of the Big Brother Season 15 house, she teased a “familiar” face would be among the sixteen contestants competing this summer. Turns out the “familiar” face wasn’t a returning houseguest but rather someone related to a prior one. Not just any regular houseguest but Big Brother 13 winner Rachel Reilly. If Elissa Slater is anything like her sister, we’re in for another emotional rollercoaster this summer. I can’t wait.

As with every season, we can expect the unexpected. So far, CBS has revealed two huge twists. First, instead of two nominees, three houseguests will be up for eviction. Secondly, America will vote for the Big Brother MVP of the week. What this MVP’s powers entail haven’t been disclosed yet, but I assume they’ll play a major factor in the game. As long as it’s not in the vein of the Coup d’Etat, I’ll be happy. As much as Chima was a crazy bitch, I agree that her HOH reign was useless due to the power America gave Jeff.

Check out this year’s crop of hamsters below. It’s probably one of the more diverse cast we’ve seen in years. Big Brother 15 premieres June 16 on CBS.

check out the cast after the jump