Survivor announced on Wednesday (Feb 9) the 18 new castaways who will compete against each other on Survivor when the series returns for its 42nd season with a two-hour premiere, Wednesday, March 9 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS. The series is also available to stream live and on demand on the CBS app and Paramount+*.
After 20 years, the groundbreaking reality television show continues to evolve when these 18 new players face one of the most intense versions of Survivor ever. The competition once again unfolds on the beautiful islands of Fiji. The players will be divided into three tribes of six and face a faster, more extreme season, according to the CBS press release.
The individuals competing on season 42 are from diverse backgrounds and vying to win the $1 million prize. The show is hosted by Emmy Award winner Jeff Probst.
Survivor season 42 Castaways
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Name: Chanelle Howell
Hometown: Hamden, Conn.
Current Residence: New York, N.Y.
Occupation: Executive recruiter
Name: Daniel Strunk
Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
Current Residence: New Haven, Conn.
Occupation: Law clerk
Name: Drea Wheeler
Hometown: San Antonio, Texas
Current Residence: Montreal, Quebec
Occupation: Fitness consultant
Name: Hai Giang
Hometown: Atlanta, Ga. / Gia Rai, Bac Lieu, Vietnam
Current Residence: New Orleans, La.
Occupation: Data scientist
Name: Jackson Fox
Hometown: Pasadena, Texas
Current Residence: Houston, Texas
Occupation: Healthcare worker
Name: Jenny Kim
Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Current Residence: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Occupation: Creative director
Name: Jonathan Young
Hometown: Gadsden, Ala.
Current Residence: Gulf Shores, Ala.
Occupation: Beach service co. owner
Name: Lindsay Dolashewich
Hometown: Morganville, N.J.
Current Residence: Asbury Park, N.J.
Name: Lydia Meredith
Hometown: Fredericksburg, Va.
Current Residence: Santa Monica, Calif.
Name: Marya Sherron
Hometown: Lansing, Mich.
Current Residence: Noblesville, Ind.
Occupation: Stay-at-home mom
Name: Maryanne Oketch
Hometown: Ajax, Ontario
Current Residence: Ajax, Ontario
Occupation: Seminary student
Name: Mike Turner
Hometown: Hoboken, N.J.
Current Residence: Hoboken, N.J.
Occupation: Retired firefighter
Name: Omar Zaheer
Hometown: Kitchener, Ontario
Current Residence: Whitby, Ontario
Name: Rocksroy Bailey
Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Current Residence: Las Vegas, Nev.
Occupation: Stay-at-home dad
Name: Roman Escobar
Hometown: Los Angeles
Current Residence: Norwalk, Calif.
Occupation: Pageant coach
Name: Swati Goel
Hometown: Palo Alto, Calif.
Current Residence: Palo Alto, Calif.
Occupation: Ivy league student
Name: Tori Meehan
Hometown: Tulsa, Okla.
Current Residence: Rogers, Ark.
Name: Zach Wurtenberger
Hometown: Weston, Fla.
Current Residence: St. Louis, Mo.