CBS Names 16 Of 18 Castaways Competing On 'Survivor: Redemption Island'
CBS just announced 16 of 18 castaways who will compete against each other on "Survivor: Redemption Island" when the series returns for its 22nd season, Wednesday, Feb. 16 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT).
Two of the 18 castaways, to be revealed later this week, are former castaways who will return to seek redemption.
This edition of "Survivor" will feature a new twist when, for the first time, castaways who have been eliminated from the game will have an opportunity to seek redemption and return for a chance to win the million dollar prize. Each week at Tribal Council when a castaway is voted off, they will be sent to an isolated island called "Redemption Island," where they will live alone in exile.
To stay on Redemption Island, they will need to compete in a duel against the next person eliminated at Tribal Council and sent to the Island. The winner of each duel earns the right to continue fighting for an opportunity to return to the game and the chance to compete for the title of Sole Survivor; the loser is sent home.
The battle unfolds in Nicaragua where the 18 castaways will be divided into two Tribes of nine: the Ometepe Tribe and the Zapatera Tribe. The tribes are comprised of individuals from all different backgrounds with the same ultimate goal: to be the Sole Survivor. While 16 of the contestants are new to the competition, two are former castaways who will be given another chance to compete for the million dollar prize and one last shot at redemption.
Castaways competing: (in alphabetical order):
|Andrea Boehlke||Mike Chiesl|
|Age: 21||Age: 31|
|Current Residence: Random Lake, Wis.||Current Residence: Del Mar, Calif.|
|Occupation: Former Marine||Occupation: Student|
|Matt Elrod||Ralph Kiser|
|Age: 22||Age: 44|
|Current Residence: Nashville, Tenn.||Current Residence: Lebanon, Va.|
|Occupation: Pre-Med Student||Occupation: Farmer|
|Francesca Hogi||Krista Klumpp|
|Age: 36||Age: 25|
|Current Residence: Washington D.C.||Current Residence: Columbia, S.C.|
|Occupation: Attorney||Occupation: Pharmaceutical Rep.|
|Kristina Kell||David Murphy|
|Age: 46||Age: 31|
|Current Residence: Malibu, Calif.||Current Residence: West Hollywood, Calif.|
|Occupation: Law Student||Occupation: Defense Attorney|
|Grant Mattos||Stephanie Valencia|
|Age: 29||Age: 25|
|Current Residence: West Hollywood, Calif.||Current Residence: Long Beach, Calif.|
|Occupation: Yoga Instructor||Occupation: Waitress|
|Phillip Sheppard||Sarita White|
|Age: 52||Age: 36|
|Current Residence: Santa Monica, Calif.||Current Residence: Santa Monica, Calif.|
|Occupation: Technology Executive||Occupation: Visual Effects Producer|
|Natalie Tenerelli||Julie Wolfe|
|Age: 19||Age: 50|
|Current Residence: Acton, Calif.||Current Residence: Oceanside, Calif.|
|Occupation: Professional Dancer||Occupation: Firefighter|
|Ashley Underwood||Steve Wright|
|Age: 25||Age: 51|
|Current Residence: Benton, Maine||Current Residence: Huntington Beach, Calif.|
|Occupation: Nurse||Occupation: Former NFL Player|
|Former Castaway (TBA)||Former Castaway (TBA)|
|Age: ??||Age: ??|
|Current Residence: ??||Current Residence: ??|
|Occupation: ??||Occupation: ??|