1 of 21
The 10 returning players will be on the Bikal tribe while the 10 new contestants will comprise the Gota tribe. Keep clicking to see individual shots of all the players, beginning with the Favorites.
2 of 21
Previous Season: Survivor: Philippines — 15th castaway voted off/8th Jury member
Current Residence: Hermosa Beach, Calif.
Personal Claim to Fame: Once I spent over a month with Abi-Maria Gomes, and I'm still considered legally sane by the state of California.
Hobbies: Exercising, writing/reading, and partying
Pet Peeves: Ex-TV stars
Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like: This feels like a trick question.
Why You Think You Will Be the Sole Survivor: You play the game to win the game. I'm not on Survivor to ''have a life-changing experience'' or ''grow as a person'' or ''see how far I can make it.'' Those things may happen, but that's not the reason I'm out there. The best thing I have going for me is my single-mindedness and focus towards a single goal: a seven-digit bank account.
3 of 21
Previous Season: Survivor: Nicaragua — 11th castaway voted out/3rd Jury Member
Current Residence: Miami
Occupation: Paddleboard Co. Owner
Personal Claim to Fame: Winning an Hispanic beauty pageant
Hobbies: Paddleboarding, fishing and biking
Pet Peeves: Weakness of character
Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like: Ozzy Lusth — young, athletic, driven and focused
Why You Think You Will Be the Sole Survivor: I have played before and learned from my mistakes. I am more mature, more focused, and have more on the line this time.
4 of 21
Previous Season: Survivor: South Pacific — 15th castaway voted out/7th Jury Member
Current Residence: Katy, Tx.
Occupation: Chemical Disposal
Personal Claim to Fame: Being a good father to my children
Hobbies: Playing music, drawing and passionate love
Pet Peeves: Stupid people
Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like: Brandon Hantz from Survivor: South Pacific — he's so cute!
Why You Think You Will Be the Sole Survivor: I almost was the Sole Survivor, but I won't make the same mistakes again.
5 of 21
Previous Season: Survivor: Gabon — 12th castaway voted out/4th Jury Member
Current Residence: Los Angeles
Occupation: Clinical Consultant
Personal Claim to Fame: Being me and never holding anything back
Hobbies: Shutting down small talk
Pet Peeves: So called ''actors'' living in Hollywood, reality show losers and anyone who uses the ''door open'' button in an elevator
Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like: Randy Bailey from Survivor: Gabon. Hands down, no one else even comes close.
Reason for Being on Survivor: I ran out of bar stories to tell from the first go-round.
6 of 21
Previous Season: Survivor: Redemption Island — Made it to the final 3
Current Residence: Santa Monica, Calif.
Occupation: Chief Executive Officer of Enter Software Sales
Personal Claim to Fame: Having served as a soldier in the U.S Army and being a Special Agent
Hobbies: Skating, basketball, weightlifting, and people
Pet Peeves: People who act like they know everything and do nothing
Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like: Smart players — Boston Rob, Andrea Boehlke, and John Cochran
Why You Think You Will Be the Sole Survivor: I am smart, can read people well, and I finished 2nd last time around as The Specialist.
7 of 21
Previous Season: Survivor: Redemption Island — 13th castaway voted out/ 8th Jury Member
Current Residence: New York City
Occupation: Entertainment Host and Writer
Personal Claim to Fame: Moving to New York from Wisconsin on a whim and I'm still here!
Hobbies: Horseback riding, sports, traveling, and getting paid to talk
Pet Peeves: New York men who cat call women as we walk by. I don't understand what that accomplishes.
Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like: I guess I'm a smidge like Stephenie LaGrossa when it comes to being a force in challenges and being a bit of a tomboy.
Reason for Being on Survivor: I can't really get myself to turn down a second adventure of a lifetime, so here I go again!
8 of 21
Previous Season: Survivor: Micronesia — 13th castaway voted out/6th Jury Member
Current Residence: Santa Clarita, Calif.
Occupation: Comic Book Artist
Personal Claim to Fame: Survivor: Micronesia
Hobbies: Drawing, running, and traveling
Pet Peeves: Quiet or opinion-less people
Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like: Ozzy — I am great at challenges too!
Reason for Being on Survivor: To show everyone that I am really not dumb, and in actuality I am a smart, funny guy who just does things in a different way.
9 of 21
Previous Season: Survivor: South Pacific — 11th castaway voted off/3rd Jury Member
Current Residence: South Jordan, Utah
Occupation: English Professor
Personal Claim to Fame: Survivor: South Pacific and adopting our six amazing children
Hobbies: Being with my family, baking bread and blogging
Pet Peeves: Cranky or selfish people and brown grass
Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like: Strong females who played a physical and strategic game — Kim Spradlin and Stephenie LaGrossa
Reason for Being on Survivor: The challenge! To see what I am made of.
10 of 21
Previous Season: Survivor: South Pacific — 13th castaway voted out/5th Jury Member
Current Residence: Washington, D.C.
Occupation: Harvard Law Student
Personal Claim to Fame: Flipping on my tribe, being reluctant to take off my shirt on day one of Survivor: South Pacific
Hobbies: Beatles music, guitar, and Survivor
Pet Peeves: Self-entitlement and lack of a sense of humor
Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like: I have the humor of Rob Cesternino, the intelligence of Yul Kwon, and the candor of Jonathan Penner.
Why You Think You'll ''Survive'' Survivor: I'm too passionate about Survivor to let harsh elements, starvation, sleep deprivation, and abrasive tribe mates deter me from lasting all 39 days.
11 of 21
Previous Season: Survivor: Redemption Island — 1st castaway voted out
Current Residence: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Personal Claim to Fame: I climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro
Hobbies: Traveling, yoga, and watching movies
Pet Peeves: Liars, delusional people who only think about themselves, and all-around inconsiderate people make me crazy!
Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like: The most awesome contestant you can think of who went out early.
Reason for Being on Survivor: Two reasons — money and redemption.
12 of 21
Current Residence: Cincinnati
Occupation: BMX Bike Sales
Personal Claim to Fame: I am most proud of being a daddy to my two boys. I do a lot of cool things and have personally achieved a lot, but being a dad is the best by far!
Hobbies: Beards, singing in a band, and BMX.
Pet Peeves: Uptight people with no sense of humor, people at gas stations that hold up the line to buy lotto tickets and cigarettes, and bad tippers.
Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like: Rupert — he has a big heart and loved to play the game. His teddy bear personality and tough looks remind me of myself. Also, Lex — he was a cool guy, a smart, down to earth dude with a band and lots of tattoos.
13 of 21
Current Residence: Jefferson City, Mo.
Occupation: Pre Law Student (Miss Missouri 2011)
Personal Claim to Fame: Graduating summa cum laude and with general honors from the University of Missouri in May 2012
Hobbies: Traveling, working out, and reading
Pet Peeves: Complainers
Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like: Andrea Boehlke, Brenda Lowe, and Parvati Shallow because they are attractive, social, personable, but mentally and physically strong.
14 of 21
Current Residence: San Francisco
Occupation: Real Estate Sales
Personal Claim to Fame: Living abroad in Australia. I fully immersed myself in the culture, made beautiful friendships that will last a lifetime and gained a truer understanding of who I am.
Hobbies: Swimming, rugby, and crossword puzzles
Pet Peeves: Negative people who feel sorry for themselves and winter
Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like: Physically, I think I can perform in challenges like Colby Donaldson. Socially, I flirt like Parvati Shallow and can handle intense confrontational situations with a smile on my face. And, I'm a bit like Todd Herzog where I can play into people's egos to keep them blind to my agenda.
15 of 21
Current Residence: Washington, D.C.
Occupation: Administrative Officer
Personal Claim to Fame: I am most proud of climbing Mt. Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa.
Hobbies: Traveling, jigsaw puzzles, and dancing
Pet Peeves: Ignorance, intolerance, and arrogance
Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like: I relate to Brenda Lowe, Parvati Shallow, and Jenna Morasca because they were strategically strong women.
16 of 21
Current Residence: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Occupation: Iraq War Veteran
Personal Claim to Fame: I'm very proud of becoming a non-commissioned officer in the Marine Corps. Being a leader at a young age and responsible for other Marines has changed my life for the better.
Hobbies: Being with my family, going to the gym, and activism
Pet Peeves: My pet peeves are when people chew with their mouth open and when people are ignorant. I also can't stand when civilians lack passion or enthusiasm about their jobs.
Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like: Rupert — because he played the game with honor. He has also worked with troubled youth. He shares my passion to help the community.
17 of 21
Current Residence: Boise
Occupation: Fast Food Franchisee
Personal Claim to Fame: Finding the right diagnosis for my autistic son, Colby
Hobbies: Shopping, Pilates, and cycling
Pet Peeves: Liars, clutter, and anything dirty
Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like: Parvati — I have a strong personality and lots of charm. Some people will see that as a threat so I will have to get rid of them first.
18 of 21
Edward ''Eddie'' Fox
Current Residence: East Brunswick, N.J.
Personal Claim to Fame: Helping others
Hobbies: Hiking, dirt biking, and playing sports
Pet Peeves: People who talk about things they know nothing about
Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like: I want to play the game like Boston Rob. He made friends with all the right people and set himself up to be the strongest competitor in the game.
19 of 21
Alexandra ''Allie'' Pohevitz
Current Residence: Oceanside, N.Y.
Personal Claim to Fame: Being the Editor-In-Chief of my school magazine, Pioneer. I worked so hard for it, and it was the biggest sense of accomplishment I ever felt when the issue went to print.
Hobbies: Hanging out with friends, drinking at work (I'm a bartender so it's not as unprofessional and horrible as it sounds), and working out
Pet Peeves: I hate dirty people. I don't mind if you are messy and leave clothes or papers around but if you drop food, clean it up. If you use a cup, wash it out. If you go to the bathroom, wash your hands! I also get annoyed with people who can't keep their stories straight. I don't even mind if you lie to me, just keep track of your lies, you fool.
Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like: Jenna Morasca — because I think she was very intelligent. She knew when to use sex appeal, when to play dumb, when to win, and when to be smart.
20 of 21
Current Residence: New York City
Occupation: Event Planner
Personal Claim to Fame: I was a founding member of the Whole World Theatre in Atlanta. The show is still running today!
Hobbies: Running, theater/film (attending and participating), knitting, and photobombing
Pet Peeves: I don't like ''crazy.'' If you can't think rationally stay away from me.
Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like: Cirie and Rob Cesternino — even though neither of them won, they are my two favorites. I relate to their game of listening, charming with humor, and not acting like a jerk.
21 of 21
Current Residence: Stanford, Calif.
Occupation: Racecar Driver
Personal Claim to Fame: I'm most proud of becoming the first female champion in the Skip Barber Racing Series. In its 31 year history the series never saw a female champion, and I made that accomplishment when I was 14.
Hobbies: Puzzles, building things, working on cars, and exploring NYC by subway and California by car
Pet Peeves: Slow drivers in the left lane
Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like: Kim Spradlin, because she was very strategic, had few enemies and was a physical threat, all while maintaining her composure.