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Survivor: Nicaragua Cast Revealed, Medallion of Power Introduced

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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

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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.