CBS announced the 18 castaways who will compete against each other on “Survivor: One World.” The Emmy Award-winning series returns for its 24th season on Wednesday, February 15th (8-9 pm ET/PT).
The new edition of Survivor forces the two competing tribes to share one beach. The castaways must fight the elements, adapt to their new surroundings and vie against each other to stay in the game or be voted out by their peers, all while living together on the same beach.
Tribes, separated by men versus women, will have to decide whether to share their resources with each other or leave the opposing tribe to fend for themselves. This ultimate social game becomes even more difficult to navigate because alliances could be formed between members of different tribes much earlier, adding yet another layer of intrigue to this competitive game.
The 18 castaways will be divided into two Tribes of nine: the Salani Tribe and the Manono Tribe, named after islands in Samoa. Divided by men versus women, the tribes are comprised of individuals from all different backgrounds with the same ultimate goal: to outwit, outplay and outlast and ultimately be crowned Sole Survivor.
The Castaways (in alphabetical order):
Nina Acosta Jay Byars
Age: 51 Age: 25
Current Residence: Clovis, Calif. Current Residence: Gaffney, S.C.
Occupation: Retired LAPD Officer Occupation: Model
Christina Cha Colton Cumbie
Age: 29 Age: 21
Current Residence: West Hollywood, Calif. Current Residence: Monroeville, Ala.
Occupation: Career Consultant Occupation: College Student
Monica Culpepper Michael Jefferson
Age: 41 Age: 30
Current Residence: Tampa, Fla. Current Residence: Seattle, Wash.
Occupation: Ex-NFL Player’s Wife Occupation: Banker
Kat Edorsson Leif Manson
Age: 22 Age: 27
Current Residence: Orlando, Fla. Current Residence: San Diego, Calif.
Occupation: Timeshare Rep Occupation: Phlebotomist
Chelsea Meissner Jonas Otsuji
Age: 26 Age: 37
Current Residence: Charleston, S.C. Current Residence: Lehi, Utah
Occupation: Medical Sales Occupation: Sushi Chef
Kourtney Moon Bill Posley
Age: 29 Age: 28
Current Residence: Austin, Texas Current Residence: Venice, Calif.
Occupation: Motorcycle Repair Occupation: Stand-Up Comedian
Alicia Rosa Matt Quinlan
Age: 25 Age: 33
Current Residence: Chicago, Ill. Current Residence: San Francisco, Calif.
Occupation: Special Ed Teacher Occupation: Attorney
Kim Spradlin Troy Robertson
Age: 29 Age: 50
Current Residence: San Antonio, Texas Current Residence: Miami, Fla.
Occupation: Bridal Shop Owner Occupation: Swimsuit Photographer
Sabrina Thompson Greg Smith
Age: 33 Age: 64
Current Residence: Brooklyn, N.Y. Current Residence: Houston, Texas
Occupation: High School Teacher Occupation: Plastic Surgeon
Survivor is hosted by Emmy Award-winning host Jeff Probst and produced by SEG, Inc. Mark Burnett, Jeff Probst and David Burris are executive producers and Leisa Francis is co-executive producer.