The 26th season of Survivor starts in February and the cast has now been fully revealed. They’re doing a repeat of the Fans vs Favourites set up. Well, officially, they are. In actuality, we seem to be getting Fans vs Goats.
‘Goats’ in Survivor are the contestants that are so terrible/unlikable/mentally-unhinged that a smart, dominant player purposefully doesn’t vote them out and brings them to the end game as they will be easy to beat in the final. Survivor: Caramoan is full of goats. There is the return of Phillip, the ‘CIA agent’ who spent his season walking around in pink y-fronts yelling at women. I remember no one believed him when he talked about his alleged occupation (including the production team) so the graphic they would put on the screen when he gave interviews would say ‘Phillip, CIA Agent????’.
The season also includes the return of Something Awful goon John Cochran, the first ever returning contestant who got voted off in the first round and Brandon Hantz, Russell Hantz’s psychotic, misogynistic and fundamentalist Christian nephew. Oh, and that Erik the Ice Cream Scooper guy who probably made the dumbest move in the history of the game when he gave away his immunity idol to someone else at the Final Five stage (he got voted out that night).
The rest of the cast is a mix of Iraq War veterans, firefighters and super hot women whose feats including conquering mountains, being championship-winning race car drivers and being academic genuises.
Last season of Survivor was absolutely amazing and one of the most hard fought contests in the history of the show. This season, Jeff Probst claims, is even better. We’ll see.
The show starts in a months time on February 13th.
Current Residence: Oceanside, N.Y.
Pet Peeves: I hate dirty people. I don’t mind if you are messy and leave clothes or papers around but if you drop food, clean it up. If you use a cup, wash it out. If you go to the bathroom, wash your hands! I also get annoyed with people who can’t keep their stories straight. I don’t even mind if you lie to me, just keep track of your lies, you fool.
If You Could Have 3 Things on The Island What Would They Be and Why?
1) Eyeliner – so I could be prettier than I already am. 2) Hair detangle. 3) Crest white strips (see a theme?)
Current Residence: Jefferson City, Mo.
Occupation: Pre Law Student
Personal Claim to Fame: Graduating summa cum laude and with general honors from the University of Missouri in May of 2012.
Current Residence: Boise, Idaho
Occupation: Fast Food Franchisee
Personal Claim to Fame: Finding the right diagnosis for my autistic son (Wait…what?)
Current Residence: Washington, D.C.
Occupation: Administrative Officer
Personal Claim to Fame: I am most proud of climbing Mt. Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa.
Previous Season: Survivor: Redemption Island – 13th castaway voted out/ 8th Jury Member
Current Residence: New York, N.Y.
Occupation: Entertainment Host and Writer
Personal Claim to Fame: Moving to New York from Wisconsin on a whim and I’m still here!
Previous Season: Survivor: Nicaragua – 11th castaway voted out/3rd Jury Member
Current Residence: Miami, Fla.
Occupation: Paddleboard Co. Owner
Previous Season: Survivor: Redemption Island – Made it to the final 3
Current Residence: Santa Monica, Calif.
Occupation: Chief Executive Officer of Enter Software Sales
Personal Claim to Fame: Having served as a soldier in the U.S Army and being a Special Agent.
Previous Season: Survivor: South Pacific – 13th castaway voted out/5th Jury Member
Current Residence: Washington, D.C.
Occupation: Harvard Law Student, Goon