‘Survivor’ Cast Announced for Season 33: Millennials vs Gen X

Survivor Season 33 Castaways
It’s Millennials vs Gen X in ‘Survivor’ season 33 (Photo ©2016 CBS Broadcasting, Inc)

Survivor is heading into its 33 season and today CBS announced the 20 castaways who will be taking part in the ‘Millennials vs. Gen X’ themed season. Season 33 will once again be hosted by Jeff Probst and will premiere on September 21, 2016 with a 90 minute episode airing from 8-9:30pm ET/PT. Among the castaways who will be competing to outwit, outplay, and outlast each other are a television writer, a professional gamer, a homeless shelter manager, and the show’s youngest player to date.

Per CBS: “Each group of 10 castaways possesses similar characteristics that represent their generation and help unify their tribe. Millennials, the largest living generational group and most diverse in U.S. history (source: PewResearch.org and U.S. Census Bureau), grew up in a time of rapid change and are often described as having priorities that are vastly different from previous generations. How will this group fare without technology on the island? Will they opt for shortcuts in challenges or go the distance? Generation X forms the bridge between the Baby Boomers and the Millennials and has been collectively labeled as hard-working and independent people. Will they be able to find some commonalities with the younger castaways or stick to their own group? Will their differences and preconceived beliefs be too much to overcome?”

Survivor Season 33 Millennials – “Vanua” Tribe

Michaela Bradshaw

Age: 25

Fort Worth, Texas

Vacation Club Sales

Michelle Schubert

Age: 28

Yakima, Wash.

Missionary Recruiter

Jessica “Figgy” Figueroa

Age: 23

Nashville, Tenn.


Adam Klein

Age: 25

San Francisco, Calif.

Homeless Shelter Manager

Hannah Shapiro

Age: 24

West Hollywood, Calif.


Zeke Smith

Age: 28

Brooklyn, N.Y.

Asset Manager

Justin “Jay” Starrett

Age: 27

Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Real Estate Agent

Taylor Stocker

Age: 24

Post Falls, Idaho

Ski Instructor

Mari Takahashi

Age: 31

Los Angeles, Calif.

Professional Gamer

Will Wahl

Age: 18

Long Valley, N.J.

High School Student

Survivor Season 33 Gen X – “Takali” Tribe

Rachel Ako

Age: 37

Los Angeles, Calif.

Recruiting Director

Sunday Burquest

Age: 45

Ostego, Minn.

Youth Pastor

Chris Hammons

Age: 38

Moore, Okla.

Trial Lawyer

Lucy Huang

Age: 42

Diamond Bar, Calif.


Bret LaBelle

Age: 42

Dedham, Mass.

Police Sergeant

Jessica Lewis

Age: 37

Voorheesville, N.Y.

Asst. District Attorney

Ken McNickle

Age: 33

Denver, Colo.


Ciandre “CeCe” Taylor

Age: 39

Granada Hills, Calif.

Insurance Adjuster

Paul Wachter

Age: 52

Sugarloaf Key, Fla.

Boat Mechanic

David Wright

Age: 42

Sherman Oaks, Calif.

Television Writer