Sixteen of the 22nd season of Survivor called “Survivor: Redemption Island’s“ 18 castmembers were announced today by CBS. The last two who will be former contestants will be announced later this week. We have the full cast list, bio and video for you of the two tribes.
Many people believe the two former contestants will be no other than Boston Rob Mariano and Russell Hantz.
I certainly hope that Boston Rob and Russell are the former castmates! I love Survivor and those two will make it a very interesting season. Be sure to stop by – we will have the confirmation here when it is announced. The two teams will be the Ometepe Tribe and the Zapatera Tribe. Each of the tribes will have one of the former contestants. Make sure to stop by and visit us at Celeb Dirty Laundry every week when the show is aired we will be covering all the fun, twists and excitement week by week. Will you be watching?
There will also be changes to this season’s Survivor – Mark Burnett explained:
“It is absolutely amazing because it’s very American,” he said “Redemption is something that we all seek. We make mistakes, Things happen to us, and we want to redeem ourselves. So when you’re voted off now, the first person goes to Redemption Island. They’re there alone, in very tough conditions. Then next week the second one is voted off, that person goes off to the island. Those two have a head to head challenge. The winner stays there, the loser goes home. Technically, the first person off could win every challenge on redemption island and come back at the end.”
Here are the new contestants:
Andrea Boehlke, 21, former marine: “I’ve been raised on a farm my whole life,” she says, “and I’ve been hunting since I was 12 and fishing and camping, so I’m not too worried about the elements.”
Matt Elrod, 22, pre-med student: “Out here when people feel alone and isolated,” he says, “I have a warmth towards people that I think they’ll respond to and want to keep me around and probably trust me.”
Francesca Hogi, 36, attorney: “There’s a mean girl inside of me,” she says. “I terrorized some girls in elementary school.”
Kristina Kell, 46, law student: “I’m a complete package,” she says.
Grant Mattos, 29, yoga instructor: “I played professional football for] the San Diego Chargers, the Denver Broncos and the Tennessee Titans.”
Phillip Sheppard, 52, technology executive: “I have a terrific smile and when I really let it pop, you look at that smile and it disarms you,” he says.
Natalie Tenerelli, 19, professional dancer: “Of course I’m going to use my girly instincts,” she says. “I can be flirtatious and I hopefully will know when to stop.”
Ashley Underwood, 25, nurse: “I really think pageants get a bad rap sometimes,” she says, “but in all honesty, it really takes a lot of mental toughness.”
Mike Chiesl, 31, student: “The great thing about Survivor, though, is nobody’s shooting at you,” says the Iraqi vet. “I’ll take that over going on deployment to Iraq any day.”
Ralph Kiser, 44, farmer: “I’ll make you laugh your ass off,” he says, “because I say things not proper.”
Krista Klumpp, 25, pharmaceutical rep: “I competed for three years in the Miss Alabama pageant and then two years in the Miss Alabama USA pageant,” she says.
David Murphy, 31, defense attorney: “I think I’m going to have to start the game taking myself down a notch,” he says. “It sounds awful to say it but I’m going to have but I’m going to have to bring myself down to their level.”
Stephanie Valencia, 25, waitress: “I’m always right even when I’m wrong,” she says. “I always get my way just because I know how.”
Sarita White, 36, visual effects producer: “It’s a good group,” she says of her costars, “so that of course makes me excited but also like, what’s the catch?”
Julie Wolfe, 50, firefighter: “I’m newly divorced. I have 100 percent custody for two children and I’m paying alimony, I’m paying child support and my house is in foreclosure,” she says.
Steve Wright, 51, former NFL player: “I played for the Cowboys, the Baltimore Colts, the Indianapolis Colts, the Los Angeles Raiders,” he says.