CBS Announces the 20 New Castaways Competing on the Next Edition of "Survivor"

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20 September 2018
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"Survivor: David vs Goliath"
Season Premiere Wednesday, September 26 at 8 PM ET/PT on CBS

          The Emmy Award-winning series of "Survivor" returns for its 37th season with a special 90-minute premiere. This edition, themed “David vs. Goliath,” features 20 new castaways divided into two groups of 10 strangers. Castaways who make up the “David” tribe have overcome adversity in their lives, while the castaways on the “Goliath” tribe tend to capitalize on their individual advantages and use it against their opponents. This extreme game of social politics will focus on the “underdogs” versus the “favorites” and reveal that every “Goliath” has an Achilles heel, while every “David” has a secret weapon.

          “‘Goliaths’ often have visible advantages, and they capitalize on them to ensure success, whereas ‘Davids’ are often forced to rely on their secret weapons and use these advantages to overcome adversity,” says executive producer and host Jeff Probst. “It’s two very different approaches to life, but Survivor is the great equalizer, because you never know which skill set will be most useful in this cunning game of social politics.”

          These new castaways will be forced to compete against each other with the same ultimate goal: to outwit, outplay and outlast each other in an attempt to become the Sole Survivor. The show returns to the Mamanuca Islands in Fiji and is hosted by Emmy Award winner Jeff Probst. This season’s castaways include a pro wrestler, a robotics scientist, an MMA fighter, a physician, and a S.W.A.T. officer.
Survivor is hosted by Emmy Award-winning host Jeff Probst.

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The following are the 20 castaways competing:
Christian Hubicki, 32
Hometown: Baltimore, Md.
Current Residence: Tallahassee, Fla.
Robotics scientist

Nick Wilson, 27
Hometown: Williamsburg, Ky.
Current Residence: London, Ky.
Public defender

Davie Rickenbacker, 30
Hometown: Orangeburg, S.C.
Current Residence: Atlanta, Ga.
Social media manager

Pat Cusack, 40
Hometown: Cohoes, N.Y.
Current Residence: Watervliet, N.Y.
Maintenance manager

Carl Boudreaux, 41
Hometown: Beaumont, Texas
Current Residence: Houston, Texas
Truck driver

Jessica Peet, 19
Hometown: Lakeland, Fla.
Current Residence: Lakeland, Fla.

Elizabeth Olson, 31
Hometown: Dallas, Ft. Worth, Texas
Current Residence: Longview, Texas
Kitchen staff

Gabby Pascuzzi, 25
Hometown: St. Augustine, Fla.
Current Residence: Denver, Colo.
Technical writer

Lyrsa Torres, 36
Hometown: Puerto Rico
Current Residence: Boston, Mass.
Airline agent

Bi Nguyen, 28
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Current Residence: Houston, Texas
MMA fighter
John Hennigan, 38
Hometown: Los Angeles
Current Residence: Los Angeles
Pro wrestler

Alec Merlino, 24
Hometown: San Clemente, Calif.
Current Residence: San Clemente, Calif.

Jeremy Crawford, 40
Hometown: Clover, S.C.
Current Residence: New York

Dan Rengering, 27
Hometown: Lake Butler, Fla.
Current Residence: Gainesville, Fla.
S.W.A.T. officer

Mike White, 47
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
Current Residence: Los Angeles

Natalia Azoqa, 25
Hometown: Irvine, Calif.
Current Residence: Irvine, Calif.
Industrial engineer

Angelina Keeley, 28
Hometown: Sparks, Nev.
Current Residence: San Clemente, Calif.
Financial consultant

Kara Kay, 30
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
Current Residence: San Diego, Calif.

Alison Raybould, 28
Hometown: Leawood, Kan.
Current Residence: Chapel Hill, N.C.

Natalie Cole, 56
Hometown: Los Angeles
Current Residence: Los Angeles
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