"Survivor", the oldest reality show, is returning to CBS with Season 32 Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2016, and this time, the 18 contestants are being taken to "Koh Rong", an island in the Gulf of Thailand. This season's theme is same as that of Season 28 "Survivor Cagayan", which is "Brawn vs. Brains vs. Beauty".
The island of Kon Rong is said to be extremely hot, humid, and inhabited by bugs and critters that happily feast on human flesh. The 18 contestants that came willing to survive these impediments will be divided into three tribes – To Tang aka Bawn Tribe (Red), Chan Loh aka Brains Tribe (Blue) and Gondol aka Beauty Tribe (Yellow).
Here are the contestants for each tribe:
To Tang - Kyle Jason, Alecia Holden, Scot Pollard, Cydney Gillon, Jennifer Lanzetti, and Darnell Hamilton
Chan Loh - Joe Del Campo, Debbie Wanner, Aubry Bracco, Elisabeth Markham, Neal Gottlieb, and Peter Baggenstos
Gondol - Anna Khait, Michele Fitzgerald, Caleb Reynolds, Nick Maiorano, Julia Sokolowski, and Tai Trang
The celebrities of the season include retired NBA star Scot Pollard who will obviously represent Brawn and former "Big Brother" contestant Caleb "Beastmode Cowboy" Reynolds who will be a member of the Beauty tribe. Inside Survivor has the complete list of "Survivor: Koh Rong" cast, along with an introduction to each of them.
Interestingly, Season 32 of "Survivor" was shot before Season 31 aka "Second Chances." The previously aired season of the show had allowed the fans to choose the contestants, as a thank you for the completion of thirty seasons. It had seen popular cast members from the earlier seasons returning for a second shot at winning a million dollars.
It is understood that the contestants of "BBB" version 2 suffered serious injuries and will be seen surviving extreme conditions in the Cambodian island, much like the cast of "Second Chance".
Do not miss the premiere of "Survivor: Brawn vs. Brains vs. Beauty" at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016. You can live stream Season 32 Episode 1 via CBS Live.