Survivor is back for season 36 — this time, 20 brand-new contestants, split up into two teams of 10, will play the game under the theme of “Ghost Island.” They will be given a chance to learn from previous castaways’ mistakes if they’re sent to a haunted island that’s complete with relics of Survivor past.

This season’s contestants include an Army veteran, a male model, a social media strategist and a yoga instructor. Will they be able to learn from the mistakes of the past? And who will outwit, outplay and outlast the others to claim the Sole Survivor title and earn the $1 million grand prize?

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Meet the 20 new castaways below:

The 20 Castaways of Survivor: Ghost Island

0-SurvivorGhostIsland-Cast.jpgMalolo Tribe

0-SurvivorGhostIsland-Malolo.jpgJenna Bowman
Age: 23
Hometown: Detroit, MI
Occupation: Account Executive 


Jacob Derwin
Age: 22
Hometown: Merrick, NY
Occupation: Music Teacher 


Stephanie Gonzalez
Age: 26
Hometown: Ocala, FL, via Puerto Rico
Occupation: Graphic Sales 


Donathan Hurley
Age: 26
Hometown: Phelps, KY
Occupation: Caretaker 


Laurel Johnson
Age: 29
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Occupation: Financial Consultant 


Stephanie Johnson
Age: 34
Hometown: Boise, ID
Occupation: Yoga Instructor 


James Lim
Age: 24
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Occupation: Business Analyst 


Brendan Shapiro
Age: 41
Hometown: Herndon, VA
Occupation: Physical Education Teacher 


Libby Vincek
Age: 24
Hometown: Houston, TX
Occupation: Social Media Strategist 


Michael Yerger
Age: 18
Hometown: Knoxville, TN
Occupation: Real Estate Agent


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Naviti Tribe

0-SurvivorGhostIsland-NavitiTribe.jpgDomenick Abbate
Age: 38
Hometown: Nesconset, NY
Occupation: Construction Supervisor 


Desiree Afuye
Age: 21
Hometown: Newark, NJ
Occupation: Student 


Kellyn Bechtold
Age: 31
Hometown: North Manchester, IN
Occupation: Career Counselor 


Wendell Holland
Age: 33
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Occupation: Furniture Designer 


Bradley Kleihege
Age: 26
Hometown: Haslett, MI
Occupation: Law Student 


Chris Noble
Age: 27
Hometown: Florida Keys, FL
Occupation: Male Model 


Sebastian Noel
Age: 22
Hometown: Melbourne, FL
Occupation: Fishing Guide 


Angela Perkins
Age: 42
Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
Occupation: Army Veteran 


Morgan Ricke
Age: 29
Hometown: New Albany, IN
Occupation: Marine Animal Trainer 


Chelsea Townsend
Age: 24
Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT
Occupation: EMT


Are you looking forward to season 36 of Survivor? What do you think of the Ghost Island theme? And do any of the castaways stand out to you right away based on the information above? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

Survivor: Ghost Island premieres Wednesday, February 28 at 8/7c on CBS. Want more news? Like our Survivor Facebook page.

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Jeff Dodge

Staff Writer, BuddyTV

Jeff Dodge, a graduate of Western Washington University, has been a TV news editor for many years and has had the chance to interview multiple reality show stars, including Randy Jackson, Nick Cannon, Heidi Klum, Mel B and John Cena.