With that, Julie brings us back to the front yard, where the latest cast is assembled and waiting to go in. Julie tells them that the game is beginning now: in a BB first, they have to choose the Head of Household before even entering the house. Julie instructs them all to take positions around a large, crescent-shaped table in the yard and vote based on nothing but their first impressions. They all vote almost instantly. Not that they'll find out the winner until later.
The first five to enter will be Renny, Dan, Angie, Jessie, and April. Cue the standard varieties of kvelling and room-claiming. Next are Libra, Brian, Keesha, and Memphis, who predictably provide more of the same. Brian Diary-Rooms (DRs) about how everyone was really nice when they first met each other, probably because they don't know who the HoH is. Brian immediately becomes an early frontrunner. When Steven, Jerry, Michelle, and Ollie enter, everyone starts noticing that Renny is a bit on the obnoxious side. Indeed, anyone who voted for her is already having some buyer's remorse. I'm just busy trying to figure out if she's a drag queen. When they gather in the living room and pop the champagne, Ollie declines, because he comes from a fairly straitlaced background. Which makes him perfect for Big Brother.
When the introductions start, Jerry says he's got five grandchildren and nearly as many great-grandchildren. Keesha DRs that she voted for him, and she earns whoops just by saying she works at Hooters. Libra talks about her five-year-old daughter and biracial twins. Michelle says, "I'm Portuguese, so I'm crazy." Steven describes himself as "childless and single," but holds back on identifying himself as a gay rodeo rider. Maybe it won't ever come up. Renny gets on everyone's nerves some more. Dan introduces himself as a Catholic school teacher, and DRs that he's already planning to go to confession to clear up anything he does in the house. Because that's how it works. Jessie's, Ollie's and Brian's self-intros are pretty uneventful. Memphis wants to be clear that he is a "mixologist," not a bartender. Whatever, bartender. Angie has very little interesting to say, and neither does April, but she's willing to prove her boobs are real by letting the women and Jerry grope them (which Renny is quite judgmental about in the DR. What happened to Laissez bon temps rouler?). Finally they toast to what Jerry calls a "great bunch of kids." Everyone laughs, because by definition nobody on Big Brother is "great."