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Survivor: Redemption Island Castaways Announced

January 10, 2011 11:00 AM by Paula_Kosowski


CBS reveals names of Survivor: Redemption Island new contestants today. Read more for their backgrounds and Survivor’s new twists…

CBS announced 16 of the 18 new contestants for the 22nd season of Survivor. The other two remain a mystery for good reason: they’re both former contestants coming back for a second chance and redemption.

The show’s new twist is, you guessed it, an opportunity for redemption. Eliminated castaways will be able to come back and compete for the million dollar prize. They’ll still be sent packing when voted off at the Tribal Council, but instead of going home contestants will be exiled  to “Redemption Island.” Once another contestant gets on the island, the two will have to duel for their right to stay on the show. The winner will return for another fighting chance to become the “Sole Survivor,” while the loser will be sent home.

Survivor:Redemption Island castaways will begin the contest in Nicaragua where they’ll be divided into two nine-person Tribes. the Ometepe Tribe and the Zapatera Tribe, and get ready for a test of their survival skills.

Here’s a list of Survivor’s new castaways, where they hail from and their varied backgrounds:


Andrea Boehlke
Age: 21
Current Residence: Random Lake, Wis.
Occupation: Former Marine

Matt Elrod
Age: 22
Current Residence: Nashville, Tenn.
Occupation: Pre-Med Student

Francesca Hogi
Age: 36
Current Residence: Washington D.C.
Occupation: Attorney

Kristina Kell
Age: 46
Current Residence: Malibu, Calif.
Occupation: Law Student

Grant Mattos
Age: 29
Current Residence: West Hollywood, Calif.
Occupation: Yoga Instructor

Phillip Sheppard
Age: 52
Current Residence: Santa Monica, Calif.
Occupation: Technology Executive

Natalie Tenerelli
Age: 19
Current Residence: Acton, Calif.
Occupation: Professional Dancer

Ashley Underwood
Age: 25
Current Residence: Benton, Maine
Occupation: Nurse

Former Castaway (TBA)
Age: ??
Current Residence: ??
Occupation: ??


Mike Chiesl
Age: 31
Current Residence: Del Mar, Calif. Occupation: Student
Occupation: Student

Ralph Kiser
Age: 44
Current Residence: Lebanon, Va.
Occupation: Farmer

Krista Klumpp
Age: 25
Current Residence: Columbia, S.C.
Occupation: Pharmaceutical Rep.

David Murphy
Age: 31
Current Residence: West Hollywood, Calif.
Occupation: Defense Attorney

Stephanie Valencia
Age: 25
Current Residence: Long Beach, Calif.
Occupation: Waitress

Sarita White
Age: 36
Current Residence: Santa Monica, Calif.
Occupation: Visual Effects Producer

Julie Wolfe
Age: 50
Current Residence: Oceanside, Calif.
Occupation: Firefighter

Steve Wright
Age: 51
Current Residence: Huntington Beach, Calif.
Occupation: Former NFL Player

Former Castaway (TBA)
Age: ??
Current Residence: ??
Occupation: ??

Check back with us later this week to see who the mystery contestants are. Survivor returns Wednesday, Feb 16. at 8/9 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.

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One Response to “Survivor: Redemption Island Castaways Announced”

  1. shirley m. Says:
    January 19th, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    I was an avid fan of Survivor until Johnny Fairplay came along and after that the whole thing got nastier, meaner and more violent so I only watched the last 15 min. of each episode. Now with the announcement of Russell and Rob coming back you’ve lost me for good. And what’s with half the survivors being from California and the majority of occupations lawyers. Boy if that doesn’t say a lot about where this program has gone.


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