Meet the Castaways of 'Survivor: Ghost Island'
Meet the Castaways of 'Survivor: Ghost Island'
Jeff Dodge
Jeff Dodge
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
Survivor is back for season 36 -- this time, 20 brand-new contestants, split up into two teams of 10, will play the game under the theme of "Ghost Island." They will be given a chance to learn from previous castaways' mistakes if they're sent to a haunted island that's complete with relics of Survivor past.

This season's contestants include an Army veteran, a male model, a social media strategist and a yoga instructor. Will they be able to learn from the mistakes of the past? And who will outwit, outplay and outlast the others to claim the Sole Survivor title and earn the $1 million grand prize?


Meet the 20 new castaways below:

The 20 Castaways of Survivor: Ghost Island

0-SurvivorGhostIsland-Cast.jpgMalolo Tribe

0-SurvivorGhostIsland-Malolo.jpgJenna Bowman
Age: 23
Hometown: Detroit, MI
Occupation: Account Executive 

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Jacob Derwin
Age: 22
Hometown: Merrick, NY
Occupation: Music Teacher 

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Stephanie Gonzalez
Age: 26
Hometown: Ocala, FL, via Puerto Rico
Occupation: Graphic Sales 

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Donathan Hurley
Age: 26
Hometown: Phelps, KY
Occupation: Caretaker 

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Laurel Johnson
Age: 29
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Occupation: Financial Consultant 

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Stephanie Johnson
Age: 34
Hometown: Boise, ID
Occupation: Yoga Instructor 

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James Lim
Age: 24
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Occupation: Business Analyst 

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Brendan Shapiro
Age: 41
Hometown: Herndon, VA
Occupation: Physical Education Teacher 

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Libby Vincek
Age: 24
Hometown: Houston, TX
Occupation: Social Media Strategist 

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Michael Yerger
Age: 18
Hometown: Knoxville, TN
Occupation: Real Estate Agent

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Naviti Tribe

0-SurvivorGhostIsland-NavitiTribe.jpgDomenick Abbate
Age: 38
Hometown: Nesconset, NY
Occupation: Construction Supervisor 

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Desiree Afuye
Age: 21
Hometown: Newark, NJ
Occupation: Student 

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Kellyn Bechtold
Age: 31
Hometown: North Manchester, IN
Occupation: Career Counselor 

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Wendell Holland
Age: 33
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Occupation: Furniture Designer 

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Bradley Kleihege
Age: 26
Hometown: Haslett, MI
Occupation: Law Student 

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Chris Noble
Age: 27
Hometown: Florida Keys, FL
Occupation: Male Model 

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Sebastian Noel
Age: 22
Hometown: Melbourne, FL
Occupation: Fishing Guide 

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Angela Perkins
Age: 42
Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
Occupation: Army Veteran 

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Morgan Ricke
Age: 29
Hometown: New Albany, IN
Occupation: Marine Animal Trainer 

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Chelsea Townsend
Age: 24
Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT
Occupation: EMT

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Are you looking forward to season 36 of Survivor? What do you think of the Ghost Island theme? And do any of the castaways stand out to you right away based on the information above? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

Survivor: Ghost Island premieres Wednesday, February 28 at 8/7c on CBS. Want more news? Like our Survivor Facebook page.

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