Thursday, August 27, 2009

Survivor Samoa Cast Revealed!

Very exciting day Survivor fans... we've got our cast! This time around it's 20 new tribe members. 20! Damn, that's a lot of names to learn. CBS has officially released the following statement:

19th Installment of the Hit Television Series Premieres on Thursday, Sept. 17th

CBS announced today the 20 castaways who will compete on SURVIVOR: SAMOA, when the 19th installment of the Emmy Award-winning series premieres Thursday, Sept. 17 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

In one of the most beautiful Survivor locations yet, 20 castaways will be left to fend for themselves among Samoa's white sand beaches, lush green valleys and towering waterfalls. Despite the picturesque landscape, the castaways will face exposure to elements and wildlife living in the mysterious rainforests that cover rugged volcanic mountain peaks. For 39 days, they will endeavor to outwit, outplay and outlast one another in order to win the title of Sole Survivor.

Surrounded by coconut palms in a land steeped in tradition, the Samoans who inhabit this island have a proud history and strong sense of community that has enabled their own survival. From the start of the game, Survivor embraces this Samoan culture by incorporating an ancient tradition of electing an individual leader of the village. 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?

The castaways are:

David Ball, 38, fitness instructor
Besty Bolan, 48, police officer
Mike Borassi, 62, private chef
Ben Browning, 28, mixologist
Marisa Calihan, 26, student
Erik Cardona, 28, bartender
Brett Clouser, 23, t-shirt designer
John Fincher, 25, rocket scientist
Yasmin Giles, 33, hairstylist
Russell Hantz, 36, oil company owner
Elizabeth Kim, 33, urban planner
Laura Morett, 39, office manager
Monica Padilla, 25, law student
Jaison Robinson, 28, law student
Kelly Sharbaugh, 25, hairstylist
Russell Swan, 42, attorney
Ashley Trainer, 22, spa sales
Mick Trimming, 33, doctor
Shannon Waters, 45, sales rep
Natalie White, 26, pharmaceutical sales

Check out this new video just released introducing the cast:

Let the bitchiness commence! My first impressions are notoriously ALWAYS wrong, but let's do them anyways.

Elizabeth... bleh, cute, whatever.

Erik... Tool. Now go make me a margarita.

Russell... LOVE that he immediately makes fun of Dave. A man after my own heart.

Dave... totally trying to be Coach. Douchebag, shall we say?

Betsy... I kind of like her. She could be a little bad ass. The accent annoys the shit out of me, but I'll keep my eye on her.

John... pretty boy. I hate you already.

Shannon... bless your mulleted heart! You're gonna be a ton of laughs. I can already tell.

Russell... seriously? We have another bald meat head named Russell? You've got to be shitting me!

Mike... The Ragamuffin's dad on an off day. Thinks he's a bad ass, but he's probably a pussy.

Ashley... I can tell already. You will annoy me.

Laura... another stuck up brunette thinking she's all that and telling everyone how smart she is.

Ben... I can see him being America's favorite. The next J.P.

Yasmin... Sassy Yasy! I like you so far. Now don't piss me off.

Brett... young kid thinking he's smarter than he is. You suck.

Monica... so-so looking chick thinking she's hot shit. I hate you.

Kelly... I love you! You're too cute for words. Eccentric and cool. Please don't disappoint me!

Jaison... arrogant tight ass.

Natalie... country bumpkin, stupid, annoying. Can't wait to see her bitch about being dirty and getting bitten by bugs.

Mick... America will like him too. Too bad everyone will turn against him early on.

Marisa... I'm on the fence with her. I could really like her or I could really hate her. Love that she'll flirt with the chicks.

What do you guys think? Pick one you person you like immediately and tell me who it is in the comments. Just one! I pick Kelly.

Survivor Samoa premieres Thursday, September 17 at 8 p.m. EST.


  1. i am already super pissed at survivor samoa because i tried out for this season and did not make it! come to find out almost 100% of survivor casting is now done through recruiting. Only 2 people from last season were chosen based on their tapes. What bullshit. Why bother "casting" if they're just going to pick people out themselves?

  2. I dunno. They all look like a bunch of maggots so far. But that's what makes me want to watch. I'll say Ben.

  3. ok, first impressions : I think I'm going to enjoy the Rocket Scientist b/c he seems kinda douchey, but smart about it..I don't know..Kelly seems really cool...Monica.Blah. I hated her immediately. Seems really insecure like we'll be hearing about how great she is from her all the time. No one else made a major impression

  4. Mrs. M. you tried out to be on Survivor? But they don't allow coke cans and Chanel in Survivor! How can you still be fabulous wearing the same stinky bandana everyday? Knowing you, you'd find a way. ;)

    Keep trying out. Don't give up. That would be SO cool if you made it. Every time your name would pop up it would say, "Mrs. M., Blogger" LOL

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  6. thank you colette! i'm thinking about doing some sort of petition to get on there next season. i had a good reason to be on, a good tape, and they've never had a blogger.
    my early faves are Brett and Shannon (because of her sweet mullett). And lol @ Ben living in "3rd world Africa". As opposed to what? 4th world Africa?

  7. This is great, just discovered your blog.
    lets get following this next survivor season
    Who do you think will get booted first?
    I guess Monica, only by pure guess and look at her pic

  8. I changed my mind, Natalie will go home 1st.

  9. Only one person? I'll go with Shannon. She seems like she'd be cool. :) Love the mullet too! lol!