Survivor: Nicaragua Cast Revealed, Medallion of Power Introduced

by at . Comments

Yes, Super Bowl winning coach Jimmy Johnson really is coming on board Survivor this season.

The former Dallas Cowboys employee will be part of the Espada tribe, as Survivor: Nicaragua breaks up its contestants into old versus young. Will Johnson be voted out early, due to his status? Or kept around... due to his status?

"He's wealthy - or you certainly think he is," Jeff Probst said to E! News about Johnson's status on the show. "He's incredibly successful, so he has fame... He'll tell you, 'If I win, I'm giving it to charity.' He really wants adventure."

Probst also shared a few details about the upcoming season, which premieres on Wednesday, September 15. Due to the discrepancy in tribe ages, there won't be any "big physical challenges." But there will be a new twist: the Medallion of Power.

If the tribe that possesses this item chooses to use it, that team will receive an advantage in the challenge at hand.

Survivor: Nicaragua Cast

As for who will actually comprise these tribes? The individuals are pictured above and described below:

La Flor Tribe
Alina Wilson, 23; student/model
Ben "Benry" Henry, 24; bar owner
Brenda Lowe, 27; business owner, former Miami Dolphins cheerleader
Chase Rice, 24; NASCAR jackman/singer
Judson Birza, 21; student/model/musician
Kelly Bruno, 25; medical student, amputee triathlete
Kelly Shinn, 20; student
Matthew "Sash" Lenahan, 30; luxury broker
NaOnka Mixon, 27; P.E. teacher
Shannon Elkins, 30; business owner

Espada Tribe
Dan Lembo, 63; property management
Holly Hoffman, 44; swim coach
Jane Bright, 56; dog trainer
Jillian Behm, 43; ER physician
Jimmy Johnson, 67; retired NFL coach/TV sports broadcaster
Jimmy Tarantino, 48; fisherman/government seafood inspector
Marty Piombo, 48; wine industry executive
Tyrone Davis, 42; fire captain
Wendy Jo DeSmidt-Kohlhoff, 48; retired army officer
Yve Rojas, 41; stay-at-home mom

TV Fanatics Love Prime Instant Video
Amazon Prime Instant Video
Watch Survivor Now!

Matt Richenthal is the Editor in Chief of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter and on Google+.


Very interested, & such a guilty pleasure. Other than the last season, I hadn't watched since the second season. Btw, might want to update your 'Survivor' picture now with the new contestants! ;)


Can this show please go off the air, already? Maybe the rest of the pseudoreality crap will die, too.