Among the new contestants are a former second runner-up of Miss America and a playboy cover model, while the returning players are Oscar 'Ozzy' Lusth and Ben 'Coach' Wade.
CBS is yet to make the official announcement, but "Survivor: South Pacific" contestants and their details have been released online. Compiled by Survivor Sucks forum, the list unveils 18 cast, consisting of 16 new contestants and 2 returning players, who will be divided into two groups.
In the Red Tribe, there are Oscar "Ozzy" Lusth who has previously competed in "Survivor: Cook Islands" and "Survivor: Micronesia". He will be joined by go-go dancer slash Miss Washington 2007 Elyse Umemoto and Harvard Law School John Cochran, among others.
Ben "Coach" Wade, who was one of the players of "Survivor: Tocatins" and "Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains", is among the pack of the Blue Tribe. He will team up with bartender/playboy cover model named Mikayla Wingle, and medical school student Sophie Clarke in addition to six others.
"Survivor: South Pacific", which marks the 23rd chapter of the reality series, will be kicked off with a special 90-minute premiere on Wednesday, September 14 at 8:00 P.M. EST.
The Red Tribe:
- Oscar "Ozzy" Lusth, 30, Los Angeles, CA - previously competed on "Survivor: Cook Islands and Survivor: Micronesia"
- Dawn Meehan, 40, South Jordan, UT - English professor at BYU
- Elyse Umemoto, 26, Las Vegas, NV - model, go-go dancer, Miss Washington 2007, second runner-up Miss America 2008
- Jim Rice, 34, Denver, CO - medical marijuana dispensary owner/professional poker player
- John Cochran, 23, Oakton, VA - student at Harvard Law School
- Keith Tollefson, 26, San Diego, CA - environmental field technician
- Mark Anthony Caruso, 47, Forest Hills, NY - registered nurse/retired morgue NYPD detective
- Semhar Tadesse, 24, Los Angeles, CA - poet/writer/model/actress
- Whitney Duncan, 26, Nashville, TN - singer/songwriter
- Ben "Coach" Wade, 39, Susanville, CA - previously competed on "Survivor: Tocatins and Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains"
- Albert Destrade, 25, Tampa, FL - a high school basketball coach
- Brandon Hantz, 19, Katy, TX - tankerman, nephew of Russell Hantz
- Christine Shields, 39, Merrick, NY - teacher
- Edna Ma, 35, Los Angeles, CA - physician/anesthesiologist
- Mikayla Wingle, 21, Tampa, FL - bartender/playboy cover model February 2011, Lingerie Football League
- Rick Nelson, 51, Aurora, UT - cattle rancher
- Sophie Clarke, 22, Willsboro, NY - medical school student
- Stacey Powell, 44, Grand Prairie, TX - funeral director