CBS Announces the 20 Castaways Competing on 'Survivor: Caramoan - Fans vs. Favorites'

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January 11th, 2013

via press release:




Special Two-Hour Season Premiere Wednesday, Feb. 13 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT)


                                                                                    BIKAL (FAVORITES)                                                   GOTA (FANS)


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CBS announced today the 20 castaways who will compete against each other on SURVIVOR: CARAMOAN – FANS VS. FAVORITES, when the Emmy Award-winning series returns for its 26th season with a special two-hour premiere, Wednesday, Feb. 13 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

The spring edition of SURVIVOR will feature the return of one of the game’s greatest pairings: Fans vs. Favorites. Ten ultimate SURVIVOR fans will have the chance to prove they have what it takes when they take on 10 of their favorite players from the past.  Dropped on the exotic Caramoan Islands, the 20 castaways will be divided into two tribes of 10: “The Bikal Tribe,” made up of former players deemed favorites, and “The Gota Tribe,” comprised of ultimate fans of the game. The Favorites may have an edge because of their experience, but they also have a big target on their backs. Meanwhile, the Fans, although inexperienced, can draw on their extensive knowledge of the game to give them an advantage. Who will prevail when these tribes collide and the castaways vie to outwit, outplay and outlast one another for the title of Sole Survivor and the one million dollar prize?

Castaways competing on SURVIVOR: CARAMOAN – FANS VS. FAVORITES (in alphabetical order):




Andrea Boehlke

Age: 23

New York

Entertainment Host and Writer

Survivor: Redemption Island


Brandon Hantz                                                         

Age: 21

Katy, Texas

Chemical Disposal

Survivor: South Pacific


Brenda Lowe                                                            

Age: 30

Miami, Fla.

Paddleboard Co. Owner

Survivor: Nicaragua


Corinne Kaplan                                                       

Age: 33

Los Angeles

Clinical Consultant

Survivor: Gabon


Dawn Meehan                                                          

Age: 42

South Jordan, Utah

English Professor

Survivor: South Pacific


Erik Reichenbach                                                    

Age: 27

Santa Clarita, Calif.

Comic Book Artist

Survivor: Micronesia – Fans vs. Favorites


Francesca Hogi                                                         

Age: 38

Brooklyn, N.Y.


Survivor: Redemption Island


John Cochran                                                           

Age: 25

Washington D.C.

Law Student

Survivor: South Pacific


Phillip Sheppard                                                      

Age: 54

Santa Monica, Calif.

Software Sales

Survivor: Redemption Island


Malcolm Freberg                                                      

Age: 25

Hermosa Beach, Calif.


Survivor: Philippines



Laura Alexander

Age: 23

Washington, D.C.

Administrative Officer


Sherri Biethman

Age: 41

Boise, Idaho

Fast Food Franchisee


Matt Bischoff

Age: 38

Cincinnati, Ohio

BMX Bike Sales


Hope Driskill

Age: 23

Jefferson City, Mo.

Pre-Law Student


Edward “Eddie” Fox

Age: 23

East Brunswick, N.J.



Julia Landauer

Age: 21

Stanford, Calif.

Racecar Driver


Alexandra “Allie” Pohevitz

Age: 25

Oceanside, N.Y.



Michael Snow

Age: 44

New York

Event Planner


Shamar Thomas

Age: 27

Brooklyn, N.Y.

Iraq War Veteran


Reynold Toepfer

Age: 30

San Francisco

Real Estate Sales


SURVIVOR: CARAMOAN – FANS VS. FAVORITES is hosted by Emmy Award-winning host Jeff Probst and produced by SEG, Inc.  Mark Burnett, Jeff Probst and David Burris are executive producers and Leisa Francis is co-executive producer.

  • glover

    Terrible cast of returning players. I only like Corinne.

  • psychic

    Oh my God, Brandon Hantz. Creepiest guy on the planet. PLEASE KEEP HIM AWAY FRMO TELEVISION!

  • lisa

    franesca was voted off first why is she back?

  • RJ

    Favorites? I’ve watched every season and I recognize three names. Malcolm is a solid addition though!

  • Mon

    At least there’s no Coach!

    Erik? Is he (an Ice Cream Scooper by that time) the one who gave up his immunity idol to someone else and got himself voted out at the same tribal council? Love him! Had a good heart and intention but poor execution.

  • Jimbo

    Two hour premiere? Awesome.

  • r0ckmypants

    Not favorites…….. at all. Except Phillip. Whenever they showed his occupation as “Secret Service Agent (?)” I laughed out loud.

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  • brian I

    Dumb cast.

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