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The 16 ''Survivor II'' contestants are revealed

EW.com presents a who’s who of the new castaways

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Survivor: The Australian Outback
Survivor: CBS

CBS officially revealed the roster of ”Survivor II”’s 16 contestants on ”The Early Show” Thursday morning. Of course, anyone following the reality sequel already knew about the Outback survivors, thanks to author Peter Lance, who wrote ”The Sting Ray: Lethal Tactics of the Sole Survivor,” and Tim Gilman, webmaster of Survivornews.net. The duo posted bios of the new castaways on their websites Dec. 22. ”Survivor II: The Australian Outback,” which debuts after the Super Bowl on Jan. 28, will again divide its members into competing tribes: the Kucha and the Ogakor, which are aboriginal words for kangaroo and crocodile, respectively.

”Survivor II” boasts an even younger crowd than the original. The tribe members range from a 22 year old administrative assistant to a 53 year old high school shop teacher. Seven members of the ensemble are under 30, and not one participant qualifies for the early bird special. One thing seems clear — almost everyone will ace the immunity challenges: There’s a fitness instructor, two Army officers, two former cheerleaders, a varsity softball player, and two active runners. At least everyone will look good naked.

Here’s a tentative list of the 16 ”Survivor II” contestants:

RODGER BINGHAM
AGE Middle aged
OCCUPATION High school industrial arts teacher
STATUS Married with one daughter
HOMETOWN Crittenden, Ky.
FYI Considers himself religious
SOUNDS LIKE Another Bible quoting Midwesterner — it’s the return of Dirk.

AMBER BRKICK
AGE 22
OCCUPATION Administrative assistant
STATUS Single
HOMETOWN Beaver, Penn.
FYI Was captain of the varsity cheerleading squad in high school
SOUNDS LIKE Jenna with even more pep in her step. Maybe she’ll even wear a teeny weeny bikini, too.

NICK BROWN
AGE 25
OCCUPATION Harvard Law School student
STATUS Has a girlfriend named Mackenzie
HOMETOWN Steilacoom, Wash.
FYI He?s an Army officer

ALICIA CALAWAY
AGE 32
OCCUPATION Personal trainer in Manhattan
STATUS Has a boyfriend named Thomas
HOMETOWN Fairfield, Conn.
FYI She’s an amateur bodybuilder.
SOUNDS LIKE Tough but beautiful = Sue after major reconstructive cosmetic surgery.

COLBY DONALDSON
AGE 26
STATUS Custom auto designer
HOMETOWN San Angelo, Tex.
FYI Recently won a Duathlon/10K Run
SOUNDS LIKE He should’ve signed up for ”Junkyard Wars” instead.

DEBB EATON
AGE 45
OCCUPATION Corrections officer
STATUS Has a fiancé named Robert
HOMETOWN Milan, N.H.
FYI Has police and Marine Corps training
SOUNDS LIKE Someone wants a guest spot on ”Oz.”

KEITH FAMIE
AGE 40
OCCUPATION Chef and restaurant owner
STATUS Single with two children
HOMETOWN West Bloomfield, Mich.
FYI Has produced several cooking shows, written a cookbook, and developed his own website.
SOUNDS LIKE Just the kind of media hog Richard Hatch would be proud of. His cooking should put ”Rowdy Rudy’s Diner” to shame.

ELISABETH FILARSKI
AGE 23
OCCUPATION Footwear designer
STATUS Her boyfriend Tim Hasselbeck is the quarterback for the BC Eagles
HOMETOWN Providence, R.I.
FYI Former captain of the BC softball team.
SOUNDS LIKE A cross between Colleen’s looks and Jenna’s athleticism — in other words, Playboy material.

KEL GLEASON
AGE 32
OCCUPATION Army intelligence officer in Fort Hood, Tex.
STATUS Single
HOMETOWN Murphysboro, Ill.
FYI Went on a mission to Bosnia
SOUNDS LIKE The U.S. Army got the ultimate product placement.

MARALYN HERSHEY
AGE 51
OCCUPATION Former Washington, D.C., cop
STATUS Single
HOMETOWN Wakefield, Va.
FYI Is a champion equestrian and has a horse named G-Man
SOUNDS LIKE Sonja with better legs. Plus, she’s a prime candidate to guest star on ”The District.”

KIMMI KAPPENBERG
AGE 28
OCCUPATIONFreelances in TV commercial production
STATUS Single
HOMETOWN Long Island, N.Y.
FYI Like any aspiring actress, Kimmi bartends at a nightclub.
SOUNDS LIKE If she’s like most girls from Long Island, she’ll make Stacey’s rolling eyes look like butterfly kisses.

JERRI MANTHEY
AGE 30
OCCUPATION Bartender/Actress (as Jerry Lynn London)
STATUS Single with a dog, Gidget, and cat, Kiya
HOMETOWN Los Angeles
FYI Played Vincent D’Onofrio’s wife in Paul Sorvino’s Showtime movie ”That Championship Season” (1999).
SOUNDS LIKE A smart way to jump start her acting career.

MITCHELL OLSON
AGE 23
OCCUPATION Struggling singer-songwriter in New York City
STATUS Single
HOMETOWN Burbank, S.D.
FYI Has a music degree from South Dakota State University. He was on ”The Price Is Right” and won at Barker’s Bargain Barn.
SOUNDS LIKE Since he’s reportedly trying to write a musical, we see the ghost of ”West Side Story” singin’ Greg.

MICHAEL SKUPIN
AGE 38
OCCUPATION Software publisher
STATUS Married with three children
HOMETOWN White Lake, Mich.
FYI Is a motivational speaker
SOUNDS LIKE Hmmm, a 38 year old public speaker. Could it be the ghost of Richard Hatch?

JEFF VARNER
AGE 34
OCCUPATION Internet project manager in New York
STATUS Single
HOMETOWN Greensboro, N.C.
FYI Was ”yell leader” of the cheerleading squad at the University of North Carolina. Has a black-belt in Tae Kwon Do.
SOUNDS LIKE Joel, complete with the narcissistic ‘tude

TINA WESSON
AGE 40
OCCUPATION Nurse
STATUS Married with two children
HOMETOWN Knoxville, Tenn.
FYI An active member of the Knoxville Track Club
SOUNDS LIKE Gretchen’s clone