'Survivor' season 32 news: 18 castaways revealed, divided into three tribes – Brains, Brawn, Beauty


The wait is over for the fans of long running reality series “Survivor” as its 32nd season dubbed “Survivor: Kaoh Rong” finally has the new members of the cast unveiled.

Among the 18 castaways, who will utilize utmost grit and perseverance amidst unforeseen events and adventures in an isolated island include an NBA champion, a professional poker player, and even a former FBI agent whose ages range from 19 to 72 years old.

The new season, described as one of the most physically gruelling seasons in the franchise history, will have the new faces divided into three categories similar to season 28 “Survivor: Cagayan.” The tribes are named Brains, Brawn, and Beauty.

Members of the Brains Tribe are 72-year-old former FBI agent Joseph de Ocampo; 34-year-old Peter Baggenstos who is an emergency room doctor in Minnesota; 29-year-old Aubry Bracco who is a media marketer from Cambridge; Neal Gottlieb, a 38-year-old ice cream entrepreneur from Sausalito, California; Elisabeth Markham, a 27-year-old quantitative strategist from New York City; and Debbie Donato Wanner, a chemist from Pennsylvania.

Meanwhile, the Brawn Tribe is composed of Scott Pollard, a 40-year-old retired basketball star who has been part of 11 NBA seasons including the championship garnered by Boston Celtics in 2008;vAlecia Holden, a Dallas real estate agent; Darnell Hamilton a 27-year-old Chicago postal worker; Kyle Jason, a bounty hunter from Detroit; Jennifer Lanzetti, a 38-year-old contractor from Salt Lake City and a survivor of cancer, endometriosis and drug addiction; and Cydney Gillon, a 23-year-old bodybuilder from Douglasville, Georgia.

Moreover, the Beauty Tribe will have in its roster an army veteran and former contestant in “Big Brother” Caleb Reynolds; the youngest contestant Julia Sokolowski; a 51-year-old gardener from San Francisco, Tai Trang; 26-year old pro-poker player from Brooklyn, Anna Khait; personal trainer Nick Maiorano; and a bartender from New Jersey, Michele Fitzgerald.

Host Jeff Probst shared that the differences of the tribes are really interesting, “Even from the first three days, you see very clear differences within each tribe. And loyalty is a theme this season, but, then again, when isn’t it?”

Season 32 “Survivor: Kaoh Rong” is slated to air on Feb. 17 on CBS.