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Meet the cast of Survivor: One World, premiering February 15th

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Written by : published Wednesday 18th January 2012

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This morning, CBS has revealed the brand-new cast of the upcoming season of Survivor, called Survivor: One World.

Here is a glimpse of the 18 new players, all of which are 1st time players:


  • Nina Acosta - Age 51, Retired LAPD Officer residing in Clovis, CA
  • Christina Cha - Age 29, Career Consultant residing in West Hollywood, CA
  • Monica Culpepper - Age 41, Ex-NFL Player's Wife residing in Tampa, FL
  • Kat Edorsson - Age 22, Timeshare Rep residing in Orlando, FL
  • Chelsea Meissner - Age 26, Medical Sales residing in Charleston, SC
  • Kourtney Moon - Age 29, Motorcycle Repair residing in Austin, TX
  • Alicia Rosa - Age 25, Special Ed Teacher residing in Chicago, IL
  • Kim Spradlin - Age 29, Bridal Shop Owner residing in San Antonio, TX
  • Sabrina Thompson - Age 33, High School Teacher residingin Brooklyn, NY


  • Jay Byars - Age 25, Model residing in Gafney, SC
  • Colton Cumbie - Age 21, College Student residing in Monroeville, AL
  • Michael Jefferson - Age 30, Banker residing in Seattle, WA
  • Leif Manson - Age 27, Phlebotomist residing in San Diego, CA
  • Jonas Otsuji - Age 37, Sushi Chef residing in Lehi, UT
  • Bill Posley - Age 28, Stand-Up Comedian residing in Venice, CA
  • Matt Quinlan - Age 33, Attorney residing in San Francisco, CA
  • Troy Robertson - Age 50, Swimsuit Photographer residing in Miami, FL
  • Greg Smith - Age 64, Plastic Surgeon residing in Houston, TX

As you can see, the tribes are divided by gender, but the initial twist of One World is that both tribes will occupy the same beach.  Here is the official CBS release on One World:

"SURVIVOR: ONE WORLD pushes the game to its limits, forcing the two competing tribes to share one beach. The castaways must fight the elements, adapt to their new surroundings and vie against each other to stay in the game or be voted out by their peers, all while living together on the same beach. Tribes, separated by men versus women, will have to decide whether to share their resources with each other or leave the opposing tribe to fend for themselves.  This ultimate social game becomes even more difficult to navigate because alliances could be formed between members of different tribes much earlier, adding yet another layer of intrigue to this competitive game.The 18 castaways will be divided into two Tribes of nine: the Salani Tribe and the Manono Tribe, named after islands in Samoa.  Divided by men versus women, the tribes are comprised of individuals from all different backgrounds with the same ultimate goal: to outwit, outplay and outlast and ultimately be crowned Sole Survivor.

Make sure you subscribe to my column, Survivor Examiner, for everything you would possibly want to know about Survivor this season!  Survivor: One World premieres on Wednesday, February 15th on CBS, and there will be much more Survivor-related news leading up to the premiere, and of course during the season."

What do you think of the new cast and the initial twists?  Let me know below!

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Tom Santilli is a respected journalist and member of the Detroit Film Critics Society.  He writes several on-line columns, most notably as the Detroit Movie Examiner and the Survivor Examiner for Examiner.com.  He also is a contributor as a Survivor-Insider to TVGeekArmy.com and writes exclusive Survivor in-depth episode analysis for TheTVKing.com. He has been featured on Rob Cesternino's "Rob Has a Podcast" and most recently landed the only exclusive Richard Hatch interview given since his latest legal trouble has surfaced. All of Tom's Survivor coverage as well as movie reviews can be found on his blog the "FilmSurvivor", at FilmSurvivor.com

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