CBS Announces the 18 Castaways Competing on 'Survivor'

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January 22nd, 2014

Survivor Brains Brawn

via press release:




Special Two-Hour Season Premiere, Themed “Brawn vs. Brains vs. Beauty,”

Airs Wednesday, Feb. 26


Click Here To Meet The Castaways


CBS announced today the 18 castaways who will compete against each other on SURVIVOR, when the Emmy Award-winning series returns for its 28th season with a special two-hour premiere, Wednesday, Feb. 26 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

The spring edition of SURVIVOR, filmed in Cagayan, a province in the Philippines, will be themed “Brawn vs. Brains vs. Beauty.”

The groupings of these tribes, each comprised of six castaways, reflect the distinguishing qualities that people bring to the game and test whether there is any truth to the pre-conceived notion that that certain characteristics will help you win the game of SURVIVOR.  All castaways will compete to outwit, outplay, outlast and ultimately be crowned Sole Survivor.

The season’s cast includes a high-stakes poker player, an attorney, an ex-NFL cheerleader, a nuclear engineer, the president of the Miami Marlins and a former NBA All-Star. Will the Brains use their expertise solving puzzles to outsmart the others? Will Brawn dominate all the challenges, given their physical attributes? Or will Beauty use their looks to master the social game?

The battle unfolds when these three tribes compete on SURVIVOR:


Brawn Tribe


Cliff Robinson

Age: 46

Newark, N.J.

Former NBA All-Star






Lindsey Ogle

Age: 29

Kokomo, Ind.







Sarah Lacina

Age: 29

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Police Officer






Tony Vlachos

Age: 39

Jersey City, N.J.

Police Officer






Trish Hegarty

Age: 48

Needham, Mass.

Pilates Instructor







Yung “Woo” Hwang

Age: 29

Newport Beach, Calif.

Martial Arts Instructor





Brains Tribe


David Samson

Age: 45

Plantation, Fla.

President, Miami Marlins







Garrett Adelstein

Age: 27

Santa Monica, Calif.

Pro Poker Player





J’Tia Taylor

Age: 31

Chicago, Ill.

Nuclear Engineer






Kassandra “Kass” McQuillen

Age: 41

Tehachapi, Calif.







Latasha “Tasha” Fox

Age: 37

St. Louis, Mo.







Spencer Bledsoe

Age: 21

Chicago, Ill.







Beauty Tribe


Alexis Maxwell

Age: 21

Addison, Ill.







Brice Johnston

Age: 27

Philadelphia, Penn.

Social Worker






Jefra Bland

Age: 22

Campbellsville, KY.

Miss Kentucky Teen USA






Jeremiah Wood

Age: 34

Dobson, N.C.

Male Model






LJ McKanas

Age: 34

Boston, Mass.

Horse Trainer






Morgan McLeod

Age: 21

San Jose, Calif.

Ex-NFL Cheerleader




CHEAT TWEET: .@Survivor_Tweet returns w/ a special 2-hour season premiere Wed. Feb. 26 @ 8PM. #BrawnBrainsBeauty battle begins! 

SURVIVOR is hosted by Emmy Award-winning host Jeff Probst and produced by SEG, Inc.  Mark Burnett and Jeff Probst are executive producers.


For more detailed information on SURVIVOR and the castaways, log on to

  • Uncle Blurg

    AMAZING!!! Can’t wait!!! I’m rooting for Kass!!!

  • TV Addict

    So excited about this! Hope we find another Cochran on the brains team.

  • Carl

    I remember Cliff Robinson when he played for the Portland Trail Blazers back in the early 90s. He’s fallen on hard financial times, and is so desperate, he recently traveled with the Dennis Rodman All Stars to North Korea. He needs that million dollars.

  • Jagger Dagger

    Thank god it isn’t another “all-stars” cast with re-hashed players.

  • Boris

    Ex-NFL cheerleader at 21? Any mistake with her age?

  • Kate

    @Boris Maybe she wanted to pursue other interests?

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