Meet Survivor Redemption Island’s Cast

With about a month to go before “Survivor: Redemption Island” premieres, CBS unveiled the cast. Well, sorta. The network revealed only 16 out of the 18 castaways competing this season. The two remaining slots will be for two returning players who will be announced at a later date. “Survivor: Redemption Island” premieres Wednesday, Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.

Seriously, CBS. The jig is up. Everyone knows that Russell Hantz and Boston Rob are coming back. And revealing part of the cast isn’t doing you any favors in fueling the speculation that those two infamous contestants are coming back. We all know Survivor is always gender-equal when casting. Out of the 16 revealed cast, nine of them are women and seven are men. Presumably, that would dictate that the remaining two are men. It doesn’t take Angela Lansbury to solve this mystery.

Overall, Survivor 22’s cast looks promising. There’s a former beauty pageant winner, two former NFL players, college head cheerleader, hot yoga instructor along with your usual suspects of attorneys, doctors and waitresses. Couple this with the Redemption Island Twist, this season is poised to be an entertaining one. Jeff Probst revealed more details to EW.com about this game-changing twist. All contestants will be informed about the twist upfront, unlike the Survivor Pearl Islands where the remaining survivors were sandbagged with the Outcasts twist. Here’s what we can expect from Redemption Island:

“We have all our duels laid out… Luck of the draw which one you get. Depends what time you’re at Redemption Island. Some will be a little tougher. Some will be puzzle based.”

Even though CBS didn’t reveal the final two contestants or the tribe breakdown, we here at Homorazzi.com did a little digging and came up with more details. Check below to see which teams will be lead by Russell and Rob.

OMETEPE TRIBE

ANDREA BOEHLKE

Reminds me of: Jamie Duggan (Survivor China)
Age: 21
Current Residence: Random Lake, Wis.
Occupation: Former Marine

ASHLEY UNDERWOOD

Reminds me of: Natalie Bolton (Survivor Micronesia: Fans vs Favorites)
Age: 25   
Current Residence: Benton, Maine
Occupation: Nurse    

FRANCESCA HOGI

Reminds me of:Ramona Gray (Survivor Borneo)
Age: 36   
Current Residence: Washington D.C.  
Occupation: Attorney  

GRANT MATTOS

Reminds me of: Buffer, hairier version of Bobby John Drinkard (Survivor Palau, Survivor Guatemala)
Age: 29  
Current Residence: West Hollywood, Calif.  
Occupation: Yoga Instructor 

KRISTINA KELL

Reminds me of: Ami Cusack (Survivor Vanuatu)
Age: 46  
Current Residence: Malibu, Calif. 
Occupation: Law Student  

MATT ELROD

Reminds me of: Fabio (Survivor Nicaragua)
Age: 22 
Current Residence: Nashville, Tenn.
Occupation: Pre-Med Student 

NATALIE TENERELLI

Reminds me of: Stephenie LaGrossa (Survivor Palau, Survivor Guatemala, Survivor Heroes vs Villains)
Age: 19  
Current Residence: Acton, Calif.  
Occupation: Professional Dancer  

PHILLIP SHEPPARD

Reminds me of: Earl Cole (Survivor Fiji)
Age: 52    
Current Residence: Santa Monica, Calif. 
Occupation: Technology Executive 

ROB MARIANO

Reminds me of: Boston Rob (Survivor Marquesas, Survivor All-Stars, Survivor Heroes vs Villains)

ZAPATERA TRIBE

DAVID MURPHY

Reminds me of: Todd Herzog (Survivor China)
Age: 31
Current Residence: West Hollywood, Calif.  
Occupation: Defense Attorney

JULIE WOLFE

Reminds me of: Butched up version of Twila Tanner (Survivor Vanuatu)
Age: 50
Current Residence: Oceanside, Calif.
Occupation: Firefighter

KRISTA KLUMPP

Reminds me of: Natalie White (Survivor Samoa)
Age: 25     
Current Residence: Columbia, S.C. 
Occupation: Pharmaceutical Rep.

MIKE CHIESL

Reminds me of: My sex dream from last night and Silas Gaither (Survivor Africa)
Age: 31
Current Residence: Del Mar, Calif.
Occupation: Student   

RALPH KISER

Reminds me of: Russell Hantz (Survivor Samoa, Survivor Heroes vs Villains)
Age: 44
Current Residence: Lebanon, Va.
Occupation: Farmer

SARITA WHITE

Reminds me of: Parvati Shallow (Survivor Cook Islands, Survivor Micronesia, Survivor Heroes vs Villains)
Age: 36
Current Residence: Santa Monica, Calif.
Occupation: Visual Effects Producer

STEPHANIE VALENCIA

Reminds me of: Erin Lobdell (Survivor Tocantins)
Age: 25
Current Residence: Long Beach, Calif.
Occupation: Waitress

STEVE WRIGHT

Reminds me of: Coach Jimmy Johnson (Survivor Nicaragua)
Age: 51
Current Residence: Huntington Beach, Calif.
Occupation: Former NFL Player

RUSSELL HANTZ

Reminds me of: Russell Hantz (Survivor Samoa, Survivor Heroes vs Villains)

Survivor Redemption Island: Who's Your Favorite Castaway?

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  • Danny

    1st out plz @Matt
    Natalie, Ashley, Andrea, Krista <3

  • Mike is this gay man’s dream object tonight! Blue eyes, dimples, great smile … and a body that is amazingly HOT!

  • so many of them are from california, including grant mattos… i will be taking yoga classes now.

    he also plays with the NFL as a special teams player for the titans….

  • dusty_wise

    hi i have missed only one show of survivor thats couz i was in control of the tv controlor and miss the show totaly

  • pam

    When you gonna have normal people and all in late 40-60 the heck with all these young ones..

  • Karn Strong

    I love survivor. The whole family gets involed. We pick 3 players and bet $10.00. We have a 1st, 2nd, 3rd place winners. So far the Canadains keep winning. Us Americans got to show the Cannucks we can win this time around. Go
    USA!!!