CBS has unveiled it’s latest cast of Survior:Samoa. This will be the 19th season of the series, which premieres Thursday, Sept. 17 (8 p.m. EST).

There is however a twist this season, as competing tribes will be asked to immediately pick a chief, someone to make all the decisions for the group, according to a press release from CBS.

“Surrounded by coconut palms in a land steeped in tradition, the Samoans who inhabit this island have a proud history and strong sense of community that has enabled their own survival,” the release says. “From the start of the game, Survivor embraces this Samoan culture by incorporating an ancient tradition of electing an individual leader of the village.”

Photos and a brief bio of the cast members below –

CBS Survivor Samoa David BallDavid Ball
Age: 38
Hometown: Los Angeles
Occupation: fitness instructor


CBS Survivor Samoa Betsy BolanBesty Bolan
Age: 48
Hometown: Campton, N.H.
Occupation: Police Officer

CBS Survivor Samoa Mike BorassiMike Borassi
Age: 62
Hometown: Marina del Rey, Calif.
Occupation: Private Chef


CBS Survivor Samoa Ben BrowningBen Browning
Age: 28
Hometown: Los Angeles
Occupation: Mixologist


CBS Survivor Samoa Marisa CalihanMarisa Calihan
Age: 26
Hometown: Cincinnati
Occupation: Student


CBS SURVIVOR: SAMOA Erik Cardona Erik Cardona
Age: 28
Hometown: Ontario, Calif.
Occupation: Bartender


CBS Survivor Samoa Brett ClouserBrett Clouser
Age: 23
Hometown: Los Angeles via Salem, Ore.
Occupation: T-shirt Designer


CBS Survivor Samoa John FincherJohn Fincher
Age: 25
Hometown: Los Angeles
Occupation: Rocket Scientist


CBS Survivor Samoa Yasmin GilesYasmin Giles
Age: 33
Hometown: Los Angeles via Detroit
Occupation: Hairstylist


CBS Survivor Samoa Russell HantzRussell Hantz
Age: 36
Hometown: Dayton, Texas
Occupation: Oil Company Owner


CBS Survivor Samoa Elizabeth KimElizabeth Kim
Age: 33
Hometown: New York City
Occupation: Urban Planner


CBS Survivor Samoa Laura MorettLaura Morett
Age: 39
Hometown: Salem, Ore.
Occupation: Office Manager


CBS Survivor Samoa Monica PadillaMonica Padilla
Age: 25
Hometown: San Diego
Occupation: Law Student


CBS Survivor Samoa Jaison RobinsonJaison Robinson
Age: 28
Hometown: Chicago
Occupation: Law Student


CBS Survivor Samoa Kelly SharbaughKelly Sharbaugh
Age: 25
Hometown: Los Angeles via Wilmington, Del.


CBS Survivor Samoa Russell SwanRussell Swan
Age: 42
Hometown: Glenside, Pa.
Occupation: Attorney


CBS Survivor Samoa Ashley TrainerAshley Trainer
Hometown: Maple Grove, Minn.
Occupation: Spa Sales


CBS Survivor Samoa Mick TrimmingMick Trimming
Hometown: Los Angeles via Boise, Idaho
Occupation: Doctor


CBS Survivor Samoa Shannon WatersShannon Waters
Age: 45
Hometown: Renton, Wash.
Occupation: Sales Rep


CBS Survivor Samoa Natalie WhiteNatalie White
Age: 26
Hometown: Van Buren, Ark.
Occupation: Pharmaceutical Sales

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