CBS Announces the Cast of “Survivor: Edge of Extinction”

“Survivor: Edge of Extinction” (CBS)

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The cast for the 38th season of the well-named reality show “Survivor” was announced by CBS on Thursday afternoon. This collection of fourteen all-new players and four returning favorites will have to contend with the latest twist to bounce off of Jeff Probst’s whiteboard, the Edge of Extinction island…

The Emmy-winning host explained, “After being voted out, players will be faced with a decision to either go home or go to the Edge of Extinction where they will be pushed further than ever before for a chance to get back in the game.”

Don’t miss the season premiere of “Survivor: Edge of Extinction” Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.

Name: Dan “The Wardog” DaSilva (38)
Hometown: Ossining, NY
Current Residence: Los Angeles, CA
Occupation: Law Student/Former Military
Hobbies: Gym, basketball and Netflix binging.
Pet Peeves: Weakness for sure, but most of all negative energy, that person who just complains constantly and the world never breaks their way
Three Words to Describe You: Confident, self-amused and passionate
Name: Reem Daly (46)
Hometown: Fairfax, VA
Current Residence: Ashburn, VA
Occupation: Sales
Hobbies: Chess, kickball and neighborhood security
Pet Peeves: Intolerance, humming, bad manners, nose picking, slackers and snobs
Three Words to Describe You: Inquisitive, tenacious, and energetic
Name: Rick Devens (33)
Hometown: Blacksburg, VA
Current Residence: Macon, GA
Occupation: Morning News Anchor
Hobbies: Basketball, hiking/playing with the kids and dogs, and video games
Pet Peeves: Not taking ownership of actions, over explainers, waiting in line and people not using coasters.
Three Words to Describe You: Funny, compassionate and loyal
Name: Wendy Diaz (25)
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Current Residence: Bell, CA
Occupation: Small Business Owner
Hobbies: Swimming, rock climbing, anything active, karaoke and getting into shenanigans!
Pet Peeves: I cannot stand when people don’t carry their weight. I also hate quitters! Find a way to get something done! Don’t just give up when the going gets tough.
Three Words to Describe You: Idiosyncratic, fun-loving, spontaneous
Name: Lauren O’Connell (21)
Hometown: Bakersfield, CA
Current Residence: Waco, TX
Occupation: Student at Baylor University
Hobbies: Binge-watching multiple Netflix series at once, sleeping through my alarm and eating a party-sized peanut M&Ms bag in one sitting
Pet Peeves: People who are intolerant of someone else’s personal opinions and beliefs, unnecessary rudeness, and those misguided people who choose Twizzlers over Redvines
Three Words to Describe You: Competitive, committed and compassionate
Name: Keith Sowell (19)
Hometown: Fayetteville, NC
Current Residence: Durham, NC
Occupation: Pre-Med Student
Hobbies: Writing and performing my poetry, tennis, playing video/board games, and going to the movies
Pet Peeves: When self-absorbed people talk about all the money they have and things they’ve done, and only actively engage in conversations when the topic is about them or their “equals”
Three Words to Describe You: Religious, competitive and creative
Name: Chris Underwood (25)
Hometown: Myrtle Beach, SC
Current Residence: Greenville, SC
Occupation: District Sales Manager
Hobbies: Surfing, sailing, camping, anything outdoors!
Pet Peeves: Laziness, political Facebook posts, people who are all talk and no walk
Three Words to Describe You: Personable, hustler, and intuitive
Name: Kelley Wentworth (31)
Hometown: Ephrata, WA
Current Residence: Seattle, WA
Occupation: Marketing Manager
Previous Seasons: “Survivor: Second Chance,” “Survivor: San Juan del Sur”
Hobbies: Photography, walking my dogs and witchcraft on the weekends.
Pet Peeves: Unseasoned rice, games involving balls and people who think they’re basically badasses
Three Words to Describe You: Independent, expressive and stubborn
Name: David Wright (44)
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Current Residence: Sherman Oaks, CA
Occupation: Television Writer
Previous Season: “Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen-X”
Hobbies: Chess, 3D printing/making puzzles, and figuring out how to live forever
Pet Peeves: Sudden loud noises, people who don’t use the turn signal, people who don’t clean the lint trap after using the dryer, people who don’t keep their dog on a leash and then act surprised when it jumps on me, people who believe in ghosts and psychics, and people who incorrectly use the word nonplussed. People.
Three Words to Describe You: OCD, nervous, and paranoid

Name: Joe Anglim (29)
Hometown: Chandler, AZ
Current Residence: Ogden, UT
Occupation: Multimedia Artist
Previous Seasons: “Survivor:Worlds Apart,” “Survivor: Second Chance”
Hobbies: Filmmaking/videography, art and equine therapy, design, creative art, nature therapies, yoga and hiking.
Pet Peeves: I find it incredibly displeasing when I see someone lose their patience and become aggressive, disrespectful and rude
Three Words to Describe You: Adaptable, adventurous and able
Name: Aubry Bracco (32)
Hometown: Hampton Falls, NH
Current Residence: Los Angeles, CA
Occupation: Marketing Director
Previous Seasons: “Survivor: Kaoh Rong,” “Survivor: Game Changers”
Hobbies: Gardening (I live in an indoor jungle), crayon art (melting them on canvas) and astrology (Scorpio Sun, Sagittarius Moon and Gemini Rising over here)
Pet Peeves: Revisionist history
Three Words to Describe You:  Intuitive, scrappy and persistent
Name: Victoria Baamonde (23)
Hometown: Bronx, NY
Occupation: Waitress
Hobbies: Hiking, painting/visual art, cooking
Pet Peeves: Slow walkers, leaving cabinets open, my guinea pig who I named Peeve, and when customers don’t read the menu and then ask dumb questions like, “are there meatballs in the meatball sauce?”
Three Words to Describe You: Controlling, ambitious, witty
Name: Ron Clark (46)
Hometown: Chocowinity, NC
Current Residence: Atlanta, GA
Occupation: Teacher, Ron Clark Academy – I co-founded the Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta, GA where we teach using passion, innovative strategies and creative methods to inspire all of our students to reach success. Each week, we also train educators from around the world so that they can incorporate our strategies in their schools.
Hobbies: Life doesn’t get any better than giving my Chow Chow pups belly rubs! I also get a kick out of watching the roulette ball spin and land in the single zero, but I think my main hobby is surprising people by making really unique moments for them. When I was a kid my family didn’t have money, but my parents put a lot of effort into making simple moments magical. I now try to follow in their footsteps and try my best to do that for my students, friends and family. I also like telling stories and participating in anything competitive such as poker, pool, trivia, basketball, tennis ,and “Bamboo Stick Speller,” a game my friends and I created.
Pet Peeves: I’m a sore loser.  Like really sore.  I’ll stew over a Monopoly loss for weeks, wondering, “just where did I go wrong?”  Also, I hate when people slurp food (like soup) or smack chew gum.  People, we can hear you!
Three Words to Describe You:  Visionary, compassionate, “mean girl”
Name: Julia Carter (24)
Hometown: Hazleton, PA
Current Residence: Bethesda, MD
Occupation: Medical Assistant
Hobbies: Traveling, shopping and eating
Pet Peeves: Being ignored, loud chewing and when people document EVERYTHING on social media
Three Words to Describe You: Adventurous, resilient and personable
Name: Eric Hafemann (34)
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Current Residence: Livermore, CA
Occupation: Firefighter
Hobbies: Backpacking, basketball, woodworking, and pretty much anything outside
Pet Peeves: My biggest pet peeve is people taking themselves too seriously…come on, relax people.  I try to remember that 99.9% of the time I am NOT the smartest, coolest, most interesting, deserving, or important person in the room.
Three Words to Describe You: Enthusiastic, outgoing, and spontaneous
Name: Aurora McCreary (32)
Hometown: Pensacola, FL
Current Residence: Orlando, FL
Occupation: Divorce Lawyer
Hobbies: Rock climbing, adventure racing, and brunch
Pet Peeves: Know-it-alls, ignorance, playing the victim card, any noise coming from the mouth, the easily offended, slow walkers, and people who are homophobic
Three Words to Describe You: Direct, ruthless, and athletic
Name: Julie Rosenberg (46)
Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Current Residence: New York, NY
Occupation: Toymaker
Hobbies: Psychological thrillers, hot yoga classes, escape rooms, and spending way too much time online researching gluten-free recipes that I never end up making
Pet Peeves: Hoarders, people who invade my personal space and anything that’s floral scented
Three Words to Describe You: Underestimated, determined and maybe a little neurotic.  Ok, I’m definitely neurotic.
Name: Gavin Whitson (23)
Hometown: Erwin, TN
Occupation: YMCA Program Director
Hobbies: Going to Disney World, binge watching “The Office” – I can quote every episode, eating Texas Roadhouse fried pickles.  I might need to rethink my life based on my hobbies…
Pet Peeves: Holding the door for someone and they don’t say “thank you,” people who vape, people asking me if I am still in high school, slow texters, other people touching the radio in my car and parents yelling at their kids in youth sporting events
Three Words to Describe You: Sarcastic, hungry and a dreamer

Don’t miss the season premiere of “Survivor: Edge of Extinction” Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.

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