By CBS3 Staff

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A new season of Big Brother premieres next week on CBS3. The 23rd season will feature 16 houseguests and two have ties to the Philadelphia area.

Twenty-nine-year-old Derek Frazier works as a safety officer for a living. He is from Philly and still lives in the city.

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Twenty-seven-year-old Christie Valdiserri, a professional dancer, is originally from Philly but now lives in Southern California.

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The 23rd season of Big Brother airs Wednesday, July 7.

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Click here to view the full season 23 cast.