CBS has unveiled the 20 cast members for the upcoming Survivor: Nicaragua season.
As previously noted, the tribes will be separated by age and the competition will be geared toward this discrepancy.
The cast members of “Survivor: Nicaragua” as pictured above are made up of the La Flor tribe (yellow buffs) who are 30-years-old and younger and the Espada tribe (blue buffs) who consist of over 40s.
CBS has all the pictures of the cast members here, but going through their slide show can be tedious. Here’s the cast list below identified by tribe along with commentary based solely on their looks and nothing whatsoever about their actual characters:
Dan – 63 – Real Estate Executive from Watermill, New York
This guy looks younger than his age, is in shape and looks like a nice guy who can get along with other people. His skills of working in the highly-competitive, luxury, second-home real estate market of the Hamptons, New York should make him tell everyone what they want to hear while also getting him exactly what he wants.
Holly – 44 – Swim Coach from Eureka, South Dakota
She’s in shape and attractive. Her swim coach skills could also make her competitive but maybe not in a way that would be sneaky enough to win people to her side.
Jane – 56 – Dog Trainer from Jackson Springs, North Carolina
She looks every day of her 56 years plus more. Sadly she also does not look very competitive and could be voted out early.
Jill – 43 – ER Doctor from Erie, Pennsylvania
She looks energetic and nice. Since she’s a doctor used to working in stressful situations, she could be a contender.
Jimmy J – 67 – Sports Broadcaster from Islamorada, Florida
He’s a former Super Bowl winning NFL coach but will this endear him to his fellow contestants? He’s used to winning and being admired so this could be a hindrance in a game where the leaders are less brash and more under the radar.
Jimmy T – 48 – Fisherman from Gloucester, Massachusetts
Looks like an affable guy with his flowing blond locks. Since he’s a fisherman he’s used to working in teams, but can he break out of the worker phase and be a leader?
Marty – 48 – Technology Executive (Yahoo!) from Mill Valley, California
Looks in shape and smart. His mind looks like his best asset as it already looks like he’s working out how he can win. Disclosure: He works for Yahoo which is Associated Content’s parent company.
Wendy – 48 – Goat Rancher from Fromberg, Montana
Looks nice but naive. It’s always amazing how Survivor casting always manages to pick women who have no chance in this shark pit of people.
Tyrone – 42 – Fire Captain from Inglewood, California
Muscly, smiley and from a rough neighborhood – no it’s not James, but his older and hopefully wiser counterpart. You have to be smart and confident to be a fire captain. Let’s hope that Tyrone also knows about politics and subtlety,
Yve – 41 – Homemaker from Kansas City, Missouri
A random throwaway hot babe who probably won’t contribute much except being eye candy.
La Flor tribe:
Alina – 23 – Art Student at California State University (Fullerton) from Downey, California
Cute but looks like she needs to team up with a guy to get ahead in the game.
Ben “Benry”– 24 – Club Promoter from Los Angeles
This guy looks like a likable blond surfer type, but since he’s a club promoter he’s sure to be sneaky.
Brenda – 27 – Paddleboard Company Owner from Miami
Another random throwaway babe.
Chase – 24 – Pro Race Car Jackman from Fairview, North Carolina
Muscly, looks nice and knows how to work with a team.
Judson “Jud” – 21 – Student from Venice, California
A young Jimmy T, flowing blond locks and laid back look.
Kelly B – 26 – Medical Student from Durham, North Carolina
Looks smart, pretty and tough. Is probably stronger and more competitive than you’d think since she’s a leg amputee, but this could also be her downfall if she tries too hard to prove her worth as opposed to working her difference to her advantage.
Kelly S – 20 – Nursing Student from Mesa, Arizona
Blond, smiley, but with a twinkle in her eye that could make her a contender.
Matthew “Sash” – 30 – Real Estate Broker from New York
Another real estate broker from New York. These real estate guys are masters at making people do what the brokers want but letting the customers think they’re doing their own bidding. Watch out because he also looks like he’s a nice guy who’ll get along with everyone while slowly voting them off one by one.
NaOnka – 27 – Physical Education Teacher from Los Angeles
Pretty but tough and in shape. Hopefully NaOnka can get along with the others because otherwise she might go early.
Shannon – 30 – Pest Control Co. Owner from Lafayette, Louisiana
This is a guy who looks like the best looking and most grounded of the bunch of men. His sparkling blue eyes, dark mop of hair and in shape body could win over a lot of fans. His pest control work is good experience for knowing how to hone in and get rid of unwanted annoyances.
**UPDATE** For an updated cast list with more personal info and game strategy click here