Survivor: Philippines Cast Includes Former Facts of Life Star, National League MVP

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CBS has unveiled the cast for Survivor: Philippines, and it includes a few familiar, unexpected faces.

Foremost among them - to television fans at least - is Lisa Whelchel, best known for portraying Blair Warner for many years on The Facts of Life. She now works as a motivation speaker.

Survivor: Philippines Cast

Also included among the 15 castaways: two past beauty queens and Jeff Kent, the 2000 National League MVP. They will all be divided into three tribes and we'll meet them for real on the September 19 premiere.

Take a look at the bios for each Survivor below:

Sarah Dawson
Age: 28
Current Residence: Silver Spring, Md.
Occupation: Insurance Sales

Katie Hanson
Age: 22
Current Residence: Newark, Del.
Occupation: Former Miss Delaware 2011

Jeff Kent
Age: 44
Current Residence: Austin, Texas
Occupation: Retired MLB Player

Dana Lambert
Age: 32
Current Residence: Winston-Salem, N.C.
Occupation: Cosmetologist

Carter Williams
Age: 24
Current Residence: Shawnee, Kan.
Occupation: Track Coach

Abi-Maria Gomes
Age: 32
Current Residence: Los Angeles
Occupation: Business Student

Roberta "RC" Saint-Amour
Age: 27
Current Residence: New York
Occupation: Investment Banker

Artis Silvester
Age: 53
Current Residence: Terry Town, La.
Occupation: Computer Engineer

Lisa Whelchel
Age: 49
Current Residence: Dallas
Occupation: Former TV Teen Star (The Facts of Life)

Pete Yurkowski
Age: 24
Current Residence: Holmdel, N.J.
Occupation: Engineering Graduate

Malcolm Freberg
Age: 25
Current Residence: Hermosa Beach, Calif.
Occupation: Bartender

Zane Knight
Age: 28
Current Residence: Danville, Va.
Occupation: Tire Repairman

Angie Layton
Age: 20
Current Residence: Provo, Utah
Occupation: Model/Student

Roxanne "Roxy" Morris
Age: 28
Current Residence: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Occupation: Seminary Student

Denise Stapley
Age: 41
Current Residence: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Occupation: Sex Therapist

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    Really sucks not having a psycho on the cast this year, all the bloggers could care less! Finding the same on the Breaking Bad blog, where did everyone go?!
    Looks like the producers will have to bring back a Russell or worse Boston Rob to stir up the critics!

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    survival OMG i mean im 23 when i first start watching the show i was still a child but i used to enjoy the show it was about strong people kept in a isolated place for 39 days to see who would last long,survival now is about who can lie better bc if you are really strong then you may be the first to go Oow MG im so lost and confused about the name of the show from where i stand they should change the name to something else its so silly

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    Isn't anyone watching this season!?
    Can't believe no one cares.
    Pycho Abe so has to go!

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    To begin with, Lisa Whelchel recently went public in stating that she has been divorced since mid-March of this year. Anyway, after watching the season premiere of Survivor (aka The Philippines), I noticed the following...Lisa's fellow teammates don't seem too impressed with her. Big surprise...NOT!!!!! After all, it's a reality show. Lisa needs to get her A-Game (or whatever) going...very quickly!!!!! If she doesn't, she'll probably be voted out within the next few episodes. I'm just saying..........

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    She won't have a chance once they know who she is!
    Notice how they never mentioned the 'returning cast members!?

    Rickyt88

    Omg I'm sooo excited to see Lisa aka Blair compete!!! And Jeff kent! What a fox ;)