Here is our first look at the new cast of the 21st season of Survivor. This time around, the contestants will compete to Outwit Outlast and Outplay in Nicaragua … but with a twist. According to People magazine, the contestants were split into 2 tribes based on their ages. The Espada tribe is made up of players 40 years old and older and the La Flor tribe is made up of player who are 30 years old and younger. Behold, the cast of Survivor: Nicaragua:
In past seasons, Survivor has pitted heroes against villains, men versus women, fans against returning favorites and even ethnic group against ethnic group. When the hit series returns for its 21st season, the contestants will compete in another twist of competition — a battle of the ages. As the 20 new castaways prove whether age is really just a number, they will rough it out in Nicaragua, where they will be divided into two tribes based on birthdays: The Espada Tribe for individuals 40 and older and the La Flor Tribe for those 30 and younger.
It sounds a lot like the Survivor folks are lookin’ to see if wisdom and experience will be able to win out over youthful exuberance. I’ve watched enough Survivor to know that it’s not always about age in this game, it’s about likability. I ain’t even gonna lie, I love watching Survivor and I can’t wait to see this new cast of players go head to head to head in Nicaragua. After the jump, read short bios of all 21 contestants and watch a short promo video provided by CBS to hype up the new season of Survivor …
Current Residence: Erie, Pa.
Occupation: ER Doctor
Current Residence: Jackson Springs, N.C.
Occupation: Dog Trainer
Current Residence: Inglewood, Calif.
Occupation: Fire Captain
Current Residence: Fromberg, Mont.
Occupation: Goat Rancher
Current Residence: Eureka, S.D.
Occupation: Swim Coach
Current Residence: Islamorada, Fla.
Occupation: Sports Broadcaster
Current Residence: Watermill, N.Y.
Occupation: Real Estate Executive
Current Residence: Mill Valley, Calif.
Occupation: Technology Executive
Current Residence: Kansas City, Mo.
James “Jimmy T” Tarantino
Current Residence: Gloucester, Mass.
Current Residence: Venice, Calif.
Current Residence: Durham, N.C.
Occupation: Medical Student
Current Residence: Lafayette, La.
Occupation: Pest Control Co. Owner
Ben “Benry” Henry
Current Residence: Los Angeles, Calif.
Occupation: Club Promoter
Matthew “Sash” Lenahan
Current Residence: New York, N.Y.
Occupation: Real Estate Broker
Current Residence: Miami, Fla.
Occupation: Paddleboard Co. Owner
CCurrent Residence: Los Angeles, Calif.
Occupation: Physical Education Teacher
Current Residence: Fairview, N.C.
Occupation: Pro Race Car Jackman
Current Residence: Mesa, Ariz.
Occupation: Nursing Student
Current Residence: Downey, Calif.
Occupation: Art Student
Survivor moves to Wednesday nights this season and will debut on September 15 at 8PM on CBS. I can’t wait! Any Survivor fans in the hiz? Does this age dichotomy sound like a good idea to you?