After a season of scandal, the new cast of Big Brother says they will be a classier bunch maybe

By Patrick Gomez
Updated June 25, 2014 11:15 AM
Cliff Lipson/CBS

The Big Brother casts have always been known for their outrageous characters and big personalities, but last season the show also became known for scandal.

After season 15 contestant Aaryn Gries sparked a controversy by making racist remarks, the entire house was placed under a more-scrutinized microscope, and several contestants were let go from their jobs.

And the season 16 contestants – including Ariana Grande’s half brother Frankie – understand more than ever that America is watching (and judging) their every move.

As the 16 contestants prepared to enter the Big Brother house, they told PEOPLE the things they hoped America would not be seeing them do this summer.

Their answers were at times earnest but mostly hilarious.

Big Brother premieres June 25 on CBS.

See the full list of Big Brother 16 contestants below:

Amber Borzotra, 26
Hometown: Knoxville, Tennessee
Current City: North Hollywood, California

Christine Brecht, 23
Hometown: Tucson, Arizona
Current City: Tucson, Arizona

Cody Calafiore, 23
Hometown: Hackensack, New Jersey
Current City: Howell, New Jersey
Sales Account Executive

Nicole Franzel, 21
Hometown: Ubly, Michigan
Current City: Ubly, Michigan
Recent Nursing Graduate

Frankie Grande, 31
Hometown: Boca Raton, Florida
Current City: New York
YouTube Personality

Derrick Levasseur, 30
Hometown: Providence, Rhode Island
Current City: Providence, Rhode Island
Police Sergeant

Brittany Martinez, 29
Hometown: Long Beach, California
Current City: Torrance, California
Event Coordinator

Jocasta Odom, 33
Hometown: Griffin, Georgia
Current City: Lovejoy, Georgia

Victoria Rafaeli, 22
Hometown: Brooklyn, New York, and Holon, Israel
Current City: Weston, Florida

Zach Rance, 23
Hometown: Palm Beach, Florida
Current City: Palm Beach, Florida
Recent College Graduate

Caleb Reynolds, 26
Hometown: Dallas
Current City: Hopkinsville, Kentucky
Adventure Hunting Guide

Paola Shea, 27
Hometown: East Hampton, Connecticut
Current City: Astoria, New York

Devin Shepherd, 26
Hometown: Santa Barbara, California
Current City: San Antonio
Former Professional Baseball Player/Motorcycle Sales Manager

Donny Thompson, 42
Hometown: Albemarle, North Carolina
Current City: Albemarle, North Carolina
School Groundskeeper

Joey Van Pelt, 27
Hometown: Seattle
Current City: Seattle
Makeup Artist

Hayden Voss, 21
Hometown: Marlborough, Massachusetts
Current City: Long Beach, California
Pedicab Driver

Big Brother After Dark starts Thursday on TVGN.