Survivor Samoa: Meet the Cast

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Survivor is going to Samoa.

The show's 19th season will emanate from this unique locale, as CBS says it will embrace the local culture and traditions.

"From the start of the game, Survivor embraces this Samoan culture by incorporating an ancient tradition of electing an individual leader of the village," the network announced this week. "Without speaking, both tribes must immediately choose one member of their group to become their sole decision maker, their chief.  How important will the role of tribal chief be in determining the fate of each tribe?"

Let's a closer look at each member of the new Survivor cast:

  • David Ball: Fitness instructor from Los Angeles, CA
  • Betsy Bolan: Police officer from Campton, NH
  • Mike Borassi: Private chef from Marina del Rey, CA
  • Ben Browning: Mixologist from Los Angeles, CA
  • Marisa Calihan: Student from Cincinnati, OH
  • Erik Cardona: Bartender from Ontario, CA
  • Brett Clouser: T-shirt designer from Salem, OR
  • John Fincher: Rocket scientist from Los Angeles, CA
  • Yasmin Giles: Hairstylist from Detroit, MI
  • Russell Hantz: Oil company owner from Dayton, TX
  • Elizabeth Kim: Urban planner from New York, NY
  • Laura Morett: Office manager from Salem, OR
  • Monica Padilla: Law student from San Diego, CA
  • Jaison Robinson: Law student from Chicago, IL
  • Kelly Sharbaugh: Hairstylist from Wilmington, DE
  • Russell Swan: Attorney from Glenside, PA
  • Ashley Trainer: Sales representative from Maple Grove, MN
  • Mick Trimming: Doctor from Boise, ID
  • Shannon Waters: Sales representative from Renton, WA
  • Natalie White: Pharmaceutical sales representative from Van Buren, AR

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Survivor Quotes

This is the last challenge I'll ever play in this game.


No further questions, your honor.