A female wrestler from Staffordshire is among the hopefuls who are aiming to take part in the final Big Brother.
Faye, 20, from Tamworth, who is also a promotional model, dreams of becoming a pro in her sport, trains twice a day and does not drink.
The wrestler revealed her sister had competed in Gladiators under the name Inferno and admitted she was "gutted" to have never appeared on the game show herself.
Among the other candidates are Linford Christie's niece, an Iranian dwarf, and a batch of beauty queens.
The list also includes a one-legged author, a couple who starred in a televised naturist wedding and a Beyonce lookalike who checks herself out in the mirror 100 times a day.
This year, unusually, show bosses have announced a list of 79 people who are in the running to enter the house upfront. The final line-up will be announced during the live launch programme.
Each of the hopefuls will be present as Davina McCall hosts the launch show from Elstree Studios, the location of the 11th and last Big Brother series on Channel 4.
The contestants themselves will only learn whether they have been chosen as housemates on the night.
The most high-profile of the batch is Christie's niece Rachel, who made headlines in 2009 when she was stripped of her Miss Great Britain title after being involved in an incident in a nightclub.
The final Big Brother housemates will be named during the launch night show on Wednesday at 9pm.