Survivor: Caramoan – Fans Vs. Favorites Cast Announced

Entertainment Weekly  revealed the cast of Fans of Favorites on their website today along with some tidbits about the season.

It appears that the cast will initially be split fans vs. favorites which I had thought I read was not the case. I was off on my picks for returning players by three. I am actually surprised that brought back Francesca who was eliminated first on Redemption Island. Not sure how she is a favorite when most people most likely won’t remember her.

I’ll post my pre-season pick before the season starts. usually posts a pictures and bios of the full cast as well so you can head over there to see who the new fans are.

The cast of Survivor: Caramoan — Fans vs Favorites

Favorites/Bikal tribe
Andrea Boehlke
Previous Season: Survivor: Redemption Island – 13th castaway voted out/ 8th Jury Member
Age: 23
Current Residence: New York, N.Y.
Occupation: Entertainment Host and Writer

Brandon Hantz
Previous Season: Survivor: South Pacific – 15th castaway voted out/7th Jury Member
Age: 21
Current Residence: Katy, Texas
Occupation: Chemical Disposal

Brenda Lowe
Previous Season: Survivor: Nicaragua – 11th castaway voted out/3rd Jury Member
Age: 30
Current Residence: Miami, Fla.
Occupation: Paddleboard Co. Owner

Corinne Kaplan
Previous Season: Survivor: Gabon – 12th castaway voted out/4th Jury Member
Age: 33
Current Residence: Los Angeles
Occupation: Clinical Consultant

Dawn Meehan
Previous Season: Survivor: South Pacific – 11th castaway voted off/3rd Jury Member
Age: 42
Current Residence: South Jordan, Utah
Occupation: English Professor

Erik Reichenbach
Previous Season: Survivor: Micronesia – 13th castaway voted out/6th Jury Member
Age: 27
Current Residence: Santa Clarita, Calif.
Occupation: Comic Book Artist

Francesca Hogi
Previous Season: Survivor: Redemption Island – 1st castaway voted out
Age: 38
Current Residence: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Occupation: Attorney

John Cochran
Previous Season: Survivor: South Pacific – 13th castaway voted out/5th Jury Member
Age: 25
Current Residence: Washington, D.C.
Occupation: Harvard Law Student

Malcolm Freberg
Previous Season: Survivor: Philippines – 15th castaway voted off/8th Jury member
Age: 25
Current Residence: Hermosa Beach, Calif.
Occupation: Bartender

Phillip Sheppard
Previous Season: Survivor: Redemption Island – Made it to the final 3
Age: 54
Current Residence: Santa Monica, Calif.
Occupation: Chief Executive Officer of Enter Software Sales

Fans/Gota tribe
Alexandra “Allie” Pohevitz
Age: 25
Current Residence: Oceanside, N.Y.
Occupation: Bartender

Edward “Eddie” Fox
Age: 23
Current Residence: East Brunswick, N.J.
Occupation: Fireman/EMT

Hope Driskill
Age: 23
Current Residence: Jefferson City, Mo.
Occupation: Pre Law Student (Miss Missouri 2011)

Julia Landauer
Age: 21
Current Residence: Stanford, Calif.
Occupation: Racecar Driver

Laura Alexander
Age: 23
Current Residence: Washington, D.C.
Occupation: Administrative Officer

Matt Bischoff
Age: 38
Current Residence: Cincinnati, Ohio
Occupation: BMX Bike Sales

Michael Snow
Age: 44
Current Residence: New York, N.Y.
Occupation: Event Planner

Reynold Toepfer
Age: 30
Current Residence: San Francisco, Calif.
Occupation: Real Estate Sales

Shamar Thomas
Age: 27
Current Residence: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Occupation: Iraq War Veteran

Sherri Biethman
Age: 41
Current Residence: Boise, Idaho
Occupation: Fast Food Franchisee


  • Miss Chaos

    Thanks for the info Eric.  I dont remember to many of the Favorites, but glad to see Malcom, Brandon, Eric, and Phillip, oh and John Cochran, he was a real trip.  I noticed most of the Fans are young, or in their 20s, interesting on that, they will be good in the challenges.  When does the season start? And where will they be?  Excited for the season, I love this show :)

  • Montavilla

    Heh.  They really went for the crazy with the male favorites.  Unless Phillip was pretending, the only guy there with a viable shot is Malcolm.

    I really liked Brenda in her season.  She’ll have to change her game if she wants to go far this year.  Hopefully, she can.

  • Eric Mitchell

    I personally don’t think Malcolm will do as well. I just think there is too much crazy on the Faves tribe. The problem over the last few seasons is that all the memorable players were memorable because they were crazy. It will come down to who can evolve the most from the first time they played. I think Malcolm will be hurt by doing back to back seasons. He only had a few weeks off between seasons to recover mentally and physically. I think the only person he can really work well with is Erik on the Faves tribe.


  • Eric Mitchell

     They stayed in the Philippines for the season just jumped to a different locale in the area. The season premiere is Feb 13 and I will be here recapping the season again.

  • fantoo1

    It’s kind of weird that Francesca is back LOL, but maybe it’s because they want to see her and Phillip together again:

  • EvenMoreron

    I will gladly take Phillip over the likes of Tarzan any day.  Due to my disgust how they assembled Survivor: Boston Rob Set Up For Victory, I skipped the Sophie season so I’ll be new to Cochran, Dawn and Brandon.  Malcolm is a sitting duck since nobody has seen him play, yet he is a “favorite” and has a mystery factor they won’t want to deal with.  They might ride him to the merge.  Andrea is a pleasant surprise, but I think it’s her third time back in the game?  Didn’t she win her final Redemption Island duel?  

  • parsenip

    Ugh.  Hantz.  For real?  And Cochran and Phillip?  The rest of the “favorites” with the exception of Malcolm I don’t even remember.

  • Miz

    Bleah! I can’t stand the Hantz family. Good luck to Malcolm. 

    These seem like producer favorites/picks and not viewer favorites.

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  • waitingforthe1

    what a crap list of favorites…..