CBS has revealed the identities of the 16  pirates that will be competing on Pirate Master,  the newest show from Survivor producer Mark Burnett premiering on May 31.

Pirate Master will follow the 16 contestants over the course of 33 days as they travel around the Caribbean in search for hidden treasure in a 179-foot pirate ship. Each week, one pirate will become the captain of the ship, and each week one pirate will be “cut adrift.”

Here’s a look at the 16 contestants who Burnett says, “knew a lot about the world of pirates and all agree had they been born 250 years ago, they’d have like to have been pirates.”

Christa DeAngelo
Age: 29
Hometown: Tamaqua, PA
Occupation: ex-military 

Ben Fagan
Age: 23
Hometown: Boston, MA
Occupation: student/musician

Louie Frase
Age: 43
Hometown: Fishing Creek, MD
Occupation: marina owner

Kendra Guffey
Age: 38
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Occupation: dive master

Jay Hatkow
Age: 37
Hometown: Detroit, MI
Occupation: automotive parts salesman

Azmyth Kaminski
Age: 26
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Occupation: music producer

Cheryl Kosewicz
Age: 35
Hometown: Sparks, NV
Occupation: district attorney

John Lakness
Age: 25
Hometown: Carlisle, MA
Occupation: scientist/Chippendale dancer

Joy McElveen
Age: 21
Hometown: West Columbia, SC
Occupation: receptionist

Jupiter Mendoza
Age: 30
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Occupation: bartender

J.D. Norton
Age: 36
Hometown: Ft. Wainwright, AL
Occupation: smokejumper

Nessa Nemir
Age: 29
Hometown: Berkeley, CA
Occupation: make-up artist

Christian Okoye
Age: 45
Hometown: Rancho Cucamonga, CA (and originally from Nigeria)
Occupation: former Kansas City Chiefs player

Laurel Schmidt
Age: 21
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Occupation: glass blower

Alexis Shubin
Age: 26
Hometown: Laguna Beach, CA
Occupation: fashion publicist

Sean Twomey
Age: 27
Hometown: Venice, CA
Occupation: bartender

Pirate Master will be hosted by Australian actor Cameron Daddo and will take over Survivor’s Thursday 9/8c timeslot.

-Kimmie, BuddyTV contributing writer

(Photos courtesy of CBS)


Kim Wetter

Senior Writer, BuddyTV