Survivor. 30 seasons. Can you believe it?!?! A group of 18 all-new castaways hit the shores of Nicaragua for Survivor’s 30th season. Although many suspected a big returning player-style theme for the show’s milestone season, producers have gone a different route with Survivor: Worlds Apart. Divided into three different tribes, the contestants are split up by “White Collar,” “Blue Collar” and “No Collar” — a twist reminiscent of the “Brawn” Vs. “Brains” Vs. “Beauty” concept on Survivor: Cagayan. Inside this article, we have full bios, multiple pictures and a video of each castaway. Enjoy!
For all of you who have sent in audition videos for the last 15 years, prepare yourselves for this one… Baylor Wilson says she was approached to be a castaway on Survivor: San Juan Del Sur through a Facebook message. Yes, Facebook. During our red carpet interview with Baylor after the Survivor finale, she also responded to the harsh criticism she’s received from nearly every castaway this season — some of whom labeled her a “brat” — and she explained what’s in store for her music career. Check it out inside this story!
It’s a mystery many fans wanted us to solve when interviewing Keith Nale at the Survivor: San Juan Del Sur finale. At the end of the very first episode, a special promo for the entire season featured this line from Keith: “I’ve done the worst thing in Survivor history!” That quote, however, never actually aired on the show. Although it seems obvious what Keith’s “worst” move was, we decided to ask him about it anyway on the red carpet to solve that mystery — just in case it might be something we wouldn’t expect. Plus, find out how he got on the show, see how he reacts when we ask if he’s offended many fans think he wasn’t a strong strategist and watch to see if we could convince him to spit on the red carpet Keith style. This is seriously a fun interview — one of our favorites we’ve ever done on the red carpet. Enjoy!
In Reed Kelly‘s book, there was no way Missy Payne was walking away with $1 million on Survivor: San Juan Del Sur. Instead, he dubbed her the show’s evil stepmother. Reed’s tongue lashing at the final Tribal Council is one of this dud season’s more memorable moments. During our one-on-one red carpet interview with Missy at the finale, she says she believes Reed will one day get what’s coming to him, explains why she was confident throughout the entire game that she could win and revealed why she believes Natalie Anderson ultimately deserved the grand prize. Oh yeah, she wants her own talk show, too.
“I didn’t have a shot in hell at winning,” Jaclyn Schultz says of making it to the final three on Survivor: San Juan Del Sur. She did, however, nab two of the jury’s votes, which secured her second place. During our one-on-one interview with Jaclyn on the red carpet, she explained how she knew Natalie Anderson would win, revealed how Facebook landed her a spot on the show and dished deeper details on that juicy spat she and her boyfriend had on the show. Dive in for the full video interview!
Survivor: San Juan Del Sur had “Twinnie” bookends. Although Nadiya Anderson was booted first from the competition, her twin sister, Natalie Anderson, went on to claim the $1 million prize and title of sole Survivor. Responsible for a series of risky, big moves, Natalie went into finale night prepared to win. During our one-on-one red carpet interview at the Survivor finale, Natalie said the rest of the castaways can “suck it” before labeling host Jeff Probst as a “dick.” What’s that all about? Plus, she explains why she thinks competing on Survivor is tougher than the Amazing Race. Watch our full interview inside this article!
After winning Big Brother a few years back, Hayden Moss suddenly found himself in the Philippines competing on Survivor: Blood Vs. Water with his girlfriend, Kat Edorsson. While he was a strong physical factor throughout the season and a charismatically brutal strategist who convinced Ciera Eastin to flip, Hayden’s appearance during the live reunion show will also go down in infamy. As Kat was answering a simple question asked by Jeff Probst on finale night, she alluded to getting breast implants so she could improve herself for Hayden. The live studio audience was a mix of stunned silence and awkward laughter as Probst tried to figure out what the hell she was talking about. Naturally (and sadly), that moment became the hottest topic for Hayden at every single interview on the red carpet in Hollywood. When I asked him about it, well, jump in the article to see how he answered.
Russell Hantz… Ummm… No. His name is one Laura Morett wouldn’t even acknowledge when our own Ryan Haidet interviewed her at the Survivor: Blood Vs. Water finale. Each time his name was uttered or anything about him was hinted, Laura asked, “Who?” as if she never met the infamous Survivor villain. That was just the tip of the interview iceberg. One name she didn’t ignore, however, was that of her own daughter — Ciera Eastin. Laura couldn’t stop gushing her love and admiration for her daughter who actually voted against her. On top of that, Laura explained how this season of Survivor was actually incredibly easy as far as the elements were concerned. For all that and more, watch the full interview inside this article!
She may be small in stature, but she’s a giant when it comes to making big moves. Ciera Eastin’s time on Survivor: Blood Vs. Water started with her laying low – so low that her strategy was unnoticeable. But by the end of the season, she became a forceful player who fought hard to topple her former allies after they openly placed her at the bottom of their foursome. She was brave enough to even force a tie vote, which resulted in a nail-biting draw of rocks. Hell, she even voted her own mother out of the game. And through it all, she only lost 1 pound after 37 days in the competition. Because of her standout strategic style, Ciera quickly became a fan-favorite castaway with many viewers clamoring for more. At the Survivor: Blood Vs. Water finale, our own Ryan Haidet spoke with Ciera about her game-changing moves and why she thought Tyson Apostol was the most-deserving castaway. In addition, Ciera revealed whether or not she would have any desire in returning to play Survivor a second time. You can watch our full interview inside this article.
The first time, she won. The second time, she was voted out first. The third time, she played with her daughter, survived Redemption Island and found herself in fourth place — just one slot away from making it to the final Tribal Council. Tina Wesson has truly experienced all that Survivor has to offer. After Tyson Apostol was crowned the winner of Survivor: Blood Vs. Water on Sunday, Dec. 15, Tina talked with our own Ryan Haidet on the finale’s red carpet. You can watch the full interview inside this article in which Tina explains her insane cravings for fried chicken and she reveals why the $1 million doesn’t matter as much as winning the title of sole Survivor. Finally, Tina expresses her gratitude for the outpouring of support from fans who reached out to her recently after her son was killed in a car accident.