Calling all Survivor fans!
Get ready for another exciting season, in an exotic location, with an interesting mismatch of contestants.
A lingerie football player, a medical marijuana distributor and 3-time contestant Russell Hantz’s cousin make up 16 of the 18 castaways who will compete on Survivor: South Pacific.
The upcoming season’s tribes, Savaii and Upolu, are named after two islands in Samoa. The “Redemption Island” twist will be back, which allows eliminated players an opportunity to return later in the game.
The castaways on Savaii:
Mark Caruso, a 48-year-old retired NYPD detective, New York.
John Cochran, a 24-year-old Harvard law student, Washington
Whitney Duncan, a 27-year-old country music singer, Nashville, Tenn.
Dawn Meehan, a 41-year-old English professor, South Jordan, Utah.
Jim Rice, a 35-year-old medical marijuana dispenser, Denver
Semhar Tadesse, a 24-year-old spoken word artist, Los Angeles
Keith Tollefson, a 26-year-old water treatment tech, Edina, Minn.
Elyse Umemoto, a 27-year-old dance team manager, Las Vegas
The castaways on Upolu:
Sophie Clarke, a 22-year-old medical student, Willsboro, N.Y.
Albert Destrade, a 26-year-old baseball/dating coach, Plantation, Fla.
Brandon Hantz, a 19-year-old oil tanker crewman, Katy, Texas.
Edna Ma, a 35-year-old anesthesiologist, Los Angeles
Christine Shields Markoski, a 39-year-old teacher, Merrick, N.Y.
Rick Nelson, a 51-year-old rancher, Aurora, Utah.
Stacey Powell, a 44-year-old mortician, Dallas
Mikayla Wingle, a 22-year-old lingerie football player, Tampa, Fla.
Two former players, who’ll be revealed later this week, will return for the 23rd installment of the CBS series.
Survivor: South Pacific premieres Wednesday, September 14 at 8pm on CBS.