Next year, 13 people will compete to “stay alive” in The CW’s newest reality series called 13 Fear is Real, which will kick off on Wednesday, January 7 at 8pm ET/PT, bridging the gap between the network’s cycles of America’s Next Top Model.  With terrifying situations patterned from horror movies, 13 will feature participants as they face surprises and scares or else be eliminated and “killed off.”  The last person standing goes home with the $66,666 prize.

Casting for the horror-themed reality show started on March 31 in Los Angeles where casting directors looked for men and women between the ages of 18-30 who are energetic and competitive.  Now, The CW reveals the identities of 13‘s cast members.

Age: 25
Hometown: Bend, Oregon (currently Seattle, Washington)
Occupation: Musician
Favorite Horror Film: Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Biggest Fear: Snakes, spiders and being burned alive

Age: 22
Hometown: Austin, Texas
Occupation: Student
Favorite Horror Film: Session 9
Biggest Fear: Clowns with spiders for hands and needles for stilts

Age: 26
Hometown: Waycross, Georgia (currently Los Angeles, California)
Occupation: Sports Show Co-Host
Favorite Horror Film: Saw and Saw IV
Biggest Fear: Roaches and rats

Age: 23
Hometown: Fort Collins, Colorado (currently San Diego, California)
Occupation: Marketing and Product Specialist
Favorite Horror Film: House of WaxTexas Chainsaw MassacreWrong Turn and Open Water
Biggest Fear: goldfish, sharks, spiders and snakes

Age: 27
Hometown: San Jose, California (currently Medford, Oregon)
Occupation: Customer Service Representative
Favorite Horror Film: The Exorcist
Biggest Fear: Being stranded or lost

Age: 24
Hometown: Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Occupation: Model/Hairstylist
Favorite Horror Film: The Exorcism of Emily Rose
Biggest Fear: Sharks

Age: 21
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Occupation: Student
Favorite Horror Film: doesn’t watch scary movies at all
Biggest Fear: Sharks and Freddy Krueger

Age: 24
Hometown: Columbus, Ohio
Occupation: Personal Trainer
Favorite Horror Film: Kill Bill
Biggest Fear: Trapped in a blazing fire and suffocation

Nasser, aka “Show”

Age: 26
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Occupation: Hotel Concierge
Favorite Horror Film: Saw films
Biggest Fear: Fearless

Age: 26
Hometown: Victoria, Texas (currently Los Angeles, California)
Occupation: Event Coordinator
Favorite Horror Film: Scream and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Biggest Fear: Fearless

Age: 24
Hometown: Yorba Linda, California
Occupation: Account Executive, Sports Industry
Favorite Horror Film: Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Biggest Fear: Snakes and Sharks


Age: 29
Hometown: Sioux Falls, South Dakota (currently North Hollywood, California)
Occupation: Actress
Favorite Horror Film: Sixth Sense and Nightmare on Elm Street
Biggest Fear: Snakes and Drowning

Age: 24
Hometown: Chalfont, Pennsylvania (currently Bucks County, Pennsylvania)
Occupation: Contractor/Teacher/Bartender
Favorite Horror Film: Saw franchise
Biggest Fear: Snakes

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