I put a lot of pressure on myself coming into the second year of Big Brother Press Day considering I won HOH (head of household) and tied for overall victory with ET Canada's Matte Babel in 2012.
VIDEO - 2012's Big Brother Press Day
BB Royalty also roamed the house this year as Jillian MacLaughlin, the first Canadian winner, was representing ET's northern sibling. Would she and I work together as well as Matte and I had? Yes and no, it turned out.
VIDEO - Julie Chen Talks Season 15's Twist!
Regardless of who wins, a second stab at living/breathing/playing my favorite reality show continues to be the best day of my year -- like my birthday, Hanukkah and the Fourth of July rolled into one. Because, as you'll see from the video above, there were fireworks!
Big Brother 15 premieres June 26 at 8 p.m. on CBS.