OK kiddies... we've got our Survivor Samoa Tribes. This isn't really a spoiler in that it doesn't ruin anything in the game, but if you prefer to be surprised on September 17th then read no further.
The first tribe is called the GALU TRIBE ('Galu' means "a wave, a breaker; to be rough, to break heavily on a reef") and they will be wearing Purple Buffs. The Galu Tribe is as follows:
Brett Clouser Age: 23 Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif. Occupation: T-Shirt Designer
Dave Ball Age: 38 Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif. Occupation: Fitness Instructor
Erik Cardona Age: 28 Hometown: Ontario, Calif. Occupation: Bartender
John Fincher Age: 25 Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif. Occupation: Rocket Scientist
Kelly Sharbaugh Age: 25 Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif. Occupation: Hairstylist
Laura Morett Age: 39 Hometown: Salem, Ore. Occupation: Office Manager
Monica Padilla Age: 25 Hometown: San Diego, Calif. Occupation: Law Student
Russell Swan Age: 42 Hometown: Philadelphia, PA Occupation: Lawyer
Shannon Waters Age: 45 Hometown: Renton, Wash. Occupation: Sales
Yasmin Giles Age: 33 Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif. Occupation: Hairstylist
The second tribe is the FOA FOA TRIBE ('Foa Foa' means "a conch shell used as a war horn") and they will be wearing Yellow Buffs. The Fao Fao Tribe consists of:
Ashley Trainer Age: 22 Hometown: Maple Grove, Minn.Occupation: Spa Sales
Ben Browning Age: 28 Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif. Occupation: Mixologist
Betsy Bolan Age: 48 Hometown: Campton, N.H. Occupation: Police Officer
Elizabeth Kim Age: 33 Hometown: New York, N.Y.Occupation: Attorney
Jaison Robinson Age: 28 Hometown: Chicago, Ill. Occupation: Law Student
Marisa Calihan Age: 26 Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio Occupation: Student
Mick Trimming Age: 33 Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif. Occupation: Doctor
Mike Borassi Age: 62 Hometown: Marina del Rey, Calif Occupation: Personal Chef
Natalie White Age: 26 Hometown: Van Buren, Ark.Occupation: Pharmaceutical Sales
Russell Hantz Age: 36 Hometown: Dayton, Texas Occupation: Oil Company Owner
Both teams have exactly 5 women and 5 men. Rumors are floating about 2 people being removed due to evacuations but I'm not going to look into it any further. Some things I need to be a surprise and medical emergencies are definitely one of the highlights of the show.
The first thing standing out to me is the ages of the contestants. It's nice to see a good variety. At least the average age isn't 24.
Ok who's getting excited now? I know I am!