LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – On Monday, CBS announced the names of the 16 houseguests who will be competing in the hit show, Big Brother, and one of them is from the Natural State!

This season’s cast includes a government engineer, a rodeo clown, a microbiologist and a cosplay artist, among others. CBS’ summer reality hit debuts with a two-night premiere event, Wednesday, June 28 and Thursday, June 29. Julie Chen returns as the host of the hit summer series.

Raven Walton, 23, of DeValls Bluff is one of the 16 houseguests that will spend the summer competing for $500,000.

THV11’s Winnie Wright featured Raven, a dance teacher, in a story about living with Gastroparesis in February of 2016. She owns a dance studio in Brinkley, competes in beauty pageants and never stops dancing, all while fighting for her life.

To view a complete list of the season 19 contestants, click here.