hayden big brother 12 'Big Brother 12': Meet your 13 contestantsSummer is officially in full swing with the start of “Big Brother 12.” Now you can meet the house guests! Check out the full photo gallery here.

It has been reported around the web that there are 14 house guests. That is no longer correct. CBS has told Zap2it that one contestant got out to the Los Angeles area in the pre-show sequester and got cold feet, so she chose not to participate in the show. They were sad to lose her, but there are 13 exciting “Big Brother” contestants to meet!

Kristen, a 24-year-old boutique manager from Philadelphia, PA

Lane, a 24-year-old oil rig salesman from Decatur, TX

Ragan, a 34-year-old college professor from West Hollywood, CA

Andrew, a 39-year-old podiatrist from Miami Beach, FL

Britney, a 22-year-old hotel sales manager from Huntington, AR

Kathy, a 40-year-old deputy sheriff from Texarkana, AR

Matt, a 32-year-old web designer from Elgin, IL

Hayden, a 24-year-old college student from Tempe, AZ (pictured, above)

Enzo, a 32-year-ld insurance adjust from Bayonne, NJ

Rachel, a 26-year-old grad student/cocktail waitress from Las Vegas, NV

Monet, a 24-year-old model from Glen Carbon, IL

Brendon, a 30-year-old swim coach/PhD candidate from Riverside, CA

Annie, a 27-year-old bartender from Tampa, FL

And don’t forget — one of the above people is the saboteur! Keep your eyes right here on Zap2it all week long, as starting today we are rolling out one-on-one interviews with the house guests as well as unveiling our Season 12 “Big Brother” blogger! Who could it be?! Plus, our very own Andrea Reiher got to participate in the “Big Brother” media day, so look for that footage as well.

Get excited, hamster fans! Only one more week to go!

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Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."