‘Survivor’ Season 35 Castaways and Tribes Announced

Survivor Season 35 Castaways

Season 35 of CBS’s reality competition series, Survivor, will feature an NFL player, an Olympian, and a celebrity assistant, along with a firefighter, a Marine, a diversity advocate, and a social worker. The 18 castaways on Survivor‘s 35th season will initially be separated into three groups: Heroes, Healers, and Hustlers. Per CBS, “heroes are used to being heralded for their achievements, healers receive gratitude for their work and hustlers must earn respect from others.”

Emmy Award-winner Jeff Probst returns as host, guiding the action taking place on the Mamanuca Islands in Fiji. CBS has set a Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 8pm ET/PT premiere for the new season which finds the castaways once again competing to outwit, outplay, and outlast each other in order to earn the title of Sole Survivor.

This season’s tribes will be called “Levu” (the Heroes Tribe), “Soko” (the Healers Tribe), and “Yawa’ (the Hustlers Tribe).

Survivor Season 35 Castaways:


    Alan Ball, 31
    Hometown: Houston, Texas via Detroit, Mich.
    NFL Player

    Ben Driebergen, 34
    Hometown: Boise, Id.

    John “JP” Hilsabeck, 28
    Hometown: Los Angeles

    Chrissy Hofbeck, 46
    Hometown: Glen Gardner, N.J.
    Financial Analyst

    Ashley Nolan, 26
    Hometown: Satellite Beach, Fla.

    Katrina Radke, 46
    Hometown: Minneapolis, Minn.


    Jessica Johnston, 29
    Hometown: Louisville, Ky.
    Nurse Practitioner

    Roark Luskin, 27
    Hometown: Palo Alto, Calif.
    Social Worker

    Cole Medders, 24
    Hometown: Little Rock, Ark.
    Wilderness Therapy Guide

    Joe Mena, 34
    Hometown: Tolland, Conn. via Bronx, N.Y.
    Probation Officer

    Desiree “Desi” Williams, 27
    Hometown: Peachtree City, Ga.
    Physical Therapist

    Mike Zahalsky, 43
    Hometown: Parkland, Fla.


    Patrick Bolton, 24
    Hometown: Lanett, Ala.
    Small Business Owner

    Alexandrea “Ali” Elliott, 24
    Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.
    Celebrity Assistant

    Simone Nguyen, 25
    Hometown: Worcester, Mass.
    Diversity Advocate

    Devon Pinto, 23
    Hometown: Carlsbad, Calif.
    Surf Instructor

    Lauren Rimmer, 35
    Hometown: Beaufort, N.C.

    Ryan Ulrich, 23
    Hometown: North Arlington, N.J.