CBS Announces “SURVIVOR” Castaways

CBS announced today the 18 castaways who will compete against each other on SURVIVOR, when the Emmy Award-winning series returns for its 28th season with a special two-hour premiere, Wednesday, Feb. 26 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  

The spring edition of SURVIVOR, filmed in Cagayan, a province in the Philippines, will be themed “Brawn vs. Brains vs. Beauty.” 

The groupings of these tribes, each comprised of six castaways, reflect the distinguishing qualities that people bring to the game and test whether there is any truth to the pre-conceived notion that that certain characteristics will help you win the game of SURVIVOR.  All castaways will compete to outwit, outplay, outlast and ultimately be crowned Sole Survivor.  

The season’s cast includes a high-stakes poker player, an attorney, an ex-NFL cheerleader, a nuclear engineer, the president of the Miami Marlins and a former NBA All-Star. Will the Brains use their expertise solving puzzles to outsmart the others? Will Brawn dominate all the challenges, given their physical attributes? Or will Beauty use their looks to master the social game?

The battle unfolds when these three tribes compete on SURVIVOR:

Brawn Tribe

 Cliff Robinson

Age: 46

Newark, N.J.

Former NBA All-Star

Lindsey Ogle

Age: 29

Kokomo, Ind.


Sarah Lacina

Age: 29

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Police Officer

 Tony Vlachos

Age: 39

Jersey City, N.J.

Police Officer

Trish Hegarty

Age: 48

Needham, Mass.

Pilates Instructor

Yung “Woo” Hwang

Age: 29

Newport Beach, Calif.

Martial Arts Instructor

Brains Tribe

David Samson

Age: 45

Plantation, Fla.

President, Miami Marlins

Garrett Adelstein

Age: 27

Santa Monica, Calif.

Pro Poker Player

 J’Tia Taylor

Age: 31

Chicago, Ill.

Nuclear Engineer

Kassandra “Kass” McQuillen

Age: 41

Tehachapi, Calif.


Latasha “Tasha” Fox

Age: 37

St. Louis, Mo.


Spencer Bledsoe

Age: 21

Chicago, Ill.


Beauty Tribe

Alexis Maxwell

Age: 21

Addison, Ill.


Brice Johnston

Age: 27

Philadelphia, Penn.

Social Worker

Jefra Bland

Age: 22

Campbellsville, KY.

Miss Kentucky Teen USA

Jeremiah Wood

Age: 34

Dobson, N.C.

Male Model

LJ McKanas

Age: 34

Boston, Mass.

Horse Trainer

Morgan McLeod

Age: 21

San Jose, Calif.

Ex-NFL Cheerleader


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