On Wednesday, CBS officially dropped the cast list, photos, and videos for the 18 contestants who will be competing on “Survivor 42,” which will premiere at 8 p.m. Eastern on CBS Wednesday, March 9 with a special, two-hour premiere.
The Cast of ‘Survivor 42’
CBS announced that, like season 41, the game will start off with three tribes of six, for a total of eighteen players, and will be shot over a shortened period of 26 days, instead of the usual 39. In their press release for the show, CBS stated that the cast of “Survivor 42” “are from diverse backgrounds and bring a fresh perspective to this new era of the game; but the ultimate goal remains the same: to outwit, outplay and outlast.”
Also like “Survivor 41,” this cast sees three Canadian contestants (one of whom was born in the States but now resides in Quebec), and one foreign-born contestant (Hai Giang, who is originally from Vietnam).
To watch each castaway’s one-minute introductory video, click on their name.
The cast is as follows:
Name: Chanelle Howell
Hometown: Hamden, Conn.
Current Residence: New York, N.Y.
Occupation: Executive recruiter
Name: Daniel Strunk
Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
Current Residence: New Haven, Conn.
Occupation: Law clerk
Name: Drea Wheeler
Hometown: San Antonio, Texas
Current Residence: Montreal, Quebec
Occupation: Fitness consultant
Name: Hai Giang
Hometown: Atlanta, Ga. / Gia Rai, Bac Lieu, Vietnam
Current Residence: New Orleans, La.
Occupation: Data scientist
Name: Jackson Fox
Hometown: Pasadena, Texas
Current Residence: Houston, Texas
Occupation: Healthcare worker
Name: Jenny Kim
Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Current Residence: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Occupation: Creative director
Name: Jonathan Young
Hometown: Gadsden, Ala.
Current Residence: Gulf Shores, Ala.
Occupation: Beach service co. owner
Name: Lindsay Dolashewich
Hometown: Morganville, N.J.
Current Residence: Asbury Park, N.J.
Name: Lydia Meredith
Hometown: Fredericksburg, Va.
Current Residence: Santa Monica, Calif.
Name: Marya Sherron
Hometown: Lansing, Mich.
Current Residence: Noblesville, Ind.
Occupation: Stay-at-home mom
Name: Maryanne Oketch
Hometown: Ajax, Ontario
Current Residence: Ajax, Ontario
Occupation: Seminary student
Name: Mike Turner
Hometown: Hoboken, N.J.
Current Residence: Hoboken, N.J.
Occupation: Retired firefighter
Name: Omar Zaheer
Hometown: Kitchener, Ontario
Current Residence: Whitby, Ontario
Name: Rocksroy Bailey
Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Current Residence: Las Vegas, Nev.
Occupation: Stay-at-home dad
Name: Romeo Escobar
Hometown: Los Angeles
Current Residence: Norwalk, Calif.
Occupation: Pageant coach
Name: Swati Goel
Hometown: Palo Alto, Calif.
Current Residence: Palo Alto, Calif.
Occupation: Ivy league student
Name: Tori Meehan
Hometown: Tulsa, Okla.
Current Residence: Rogers, Ark.
Name: Zach Wurtenberger
Hometown: Weston, Fla.
Current Residence: St. Louis, Mo.
CBS also described the upcoming season as “one of the most intense versions of ‘Survivor’ ever,” and said that there will be a “return of risky beware advantages, game-changing twists, and a relentless pace that will push these castaways to their limits.”
Apparently, the castaways will face a “faster, more extreme season from the moment they step foot on the beach,” and the challenges will “force players to make impossible decisions and adjust their strategies, while still navigating the complex social game.”
Be sure to catch the two-hour premiere on CBS when it premieres 8 p.m. Eastern on March 9.