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 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Naviti Tribe

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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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