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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