Thirteen strangers (plus a twin) with various personality issues are shut inside a house outfitted with dozens of cameras and microphones recording their every move 24 hours a day. Why? For your viewing pleasure, of course. To make things more interesting, they suffer through humiliating challenges, most of which involve bathing suits. Each week, one of the guests is evicted from this abode of paranoia and loses a shot at the $500,000 prize.