CBS Announces the 18 Castaways for Survivor: One World


CBS announced today the 18 castaways who will compete against each other on “Survivor: One World” when the series returns for its 24th season, Wednesday, Feb. 15 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

“Survivor: One World” pushes the game to its limits, forcing the two competing tribes to share one beach. The castaways must fight the elements, adapt to their new surroundings and vie against each other to stay in the game or be voted out by their peers, all while living together on the same beach. Tribes, separated by men versus women, will have to decide whether to share their resources with each other or leave the opposing tribe to fend for themselves. This ultimate social game becomes even more difficult to navigate because alliances could be formed between members of different tribes much earlier, adding yet another layer of intrigue to this competitive game.

The 18 castaways will be divided into two Tribes of nine: the Salani Tribe and the Manono Tribe, named after islands in Samoa. Divided by men versus women, the tribes are comprised of individuals from all different backgrounds with the same ultimate goal: to outwit, outplay and outlast and ultimately be crowned Sole Survivor.

Castaways competing on “Survivor: One World” (in alphabetical order):


Nina Acosta
Age: 51
Current Residence: Clovis, Calif.
Occupation: Retired LAPD Officer

Monica Culpepper
Age: 41
Current residence: Tampa, Fla.
Occupation: Ex-NFL player’s wife

Kate Edorsson
Age: 22
Current residence: Orlando, Fla.
Occupation: Timeshare rep

Chelsea Meissner
Age: 26
Current residence: Charleston, S.C.
Occupation: Medical sales

Kourtney Moon
Age: 29
Current residence: Austin, Texas
Occupation: Motorcycle repair

Alicia Rosa
Age: 25
Current residence: Chicago, Ill
Occupation: Special Ed teacher

Kim Spradlin
Age: 29
Current residence: San Antonio, Texas
Occupation: Bridal shop owner

Sabrina Thompson
Age: 33
Current residence: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Occupation: High school teacher


Jay Byars
Age: 25
Current resident: Gaffney, S.C.
Occupation: Model

Michael Jefferson
Age: 30
Current Residence: Seattle, Wash.
Occupation: Banker

Leif Manson
Age: 27
Current Residence: San Diego, Calif.
Occupation: Phlebotomist

Jonas Otsuji
Age: 37
Current Residence: Lehi, Utah
Occupation: Sushi Chef

Bill Posley
Age: 28
Current Residence: Venice, Calif.
Occupation: Stand-Up Comedian

Matt Quinlan
Age: 33
Current Residence: San Francisco, Calif.
Occupation: Attorney

Troy Robertson
Age: 50
Current Residence: Miami, Fla.
Occupation: Swimsuit Photographer

Greg Smith
Age: 64
Current Residence: Houston, Texas
Occupation: Plastic Surgeon

Meet the cast in the following video: