Rene Syler: Survivor's setting for
this 10th season is the island of Palau, yet another
remote and beautiful sanctuary, situated in the South
Pacific. But while the scenery may remind you of past
Survivors, this new cast promises to be something
Wanda (singing, pre-game): Survivors,
and we can find our food. Survivors, that is our attitude...
Rene Syler: 20 castaways, the most
ever, will begin this season as one tribe, each of
them competing for the title of Sole Survivor, and
the million dollars. And the castaways for Survivor:
Palau are: Wanda Shirk, a 55-year-old English teacher
from Ulysses, Pennsylvania. Coby Archa, is 32, and
a hairdresser from Athens, Texas. 22-year-old Ashlee
Ashby is a fitness counselor from Easley, South Carolina.
Jonathan Libby, 23, is in sales and marketing and
he's from Dallas, Texas.
Jonathan (pre-game): My family told
me right off the bat, that if I'm the first one voted
off, don't ... don't come home.
Rene Syler: Gregg Carey is a business
consultant from Chicago; he's 27. Katie Gallagher
is a 29-year-old ad executive from Merced, California.
33-year-old James Miller is a steel worker from Mobile,
James (pre-game): I'm gonna be the
first redneck to win a million dollars on this show.
Rene Syler: Caryn Groedel is 46,
and a lawyer from Solon, Ohio. Also a lawyer is 39-year-old
Jolanda Jones, from Houston, Texas. And 57-year-old
Willard Smith, from Bellevue, Washington, is yet another
Willard (pre-game): If you get me
in front of a jury, I'll win the million dollars.
Rene Syler: Stephenie LaGrossa is
25, and a pharmaceutical sales rep from Philadelphia.
Angie Jakusz is a 24-year-old bartender from New Orleans.
Angie (pre-game): I have the freak
factor working for me. I stick out! Like I'm, I'm
the only woman who's ever looked like this on Survivor.
Rene Syler: Ian Rosenberger, is a
dolphin trainer from Key Largo, Florida; he's 23.
Kimberly Mullen, 25, is a grad student and former
Miss Ohio USA from Huber Heights, Ohio.
Kimberly (pre-game): And unless I
can get a boy to fall in love with me, and use that
to my advantage, then, then my looks could play a
factor. Because there are some hot boys.
Bobby Jon (pre-game): And these M-60s
I got right here, waiting for everyone to come and
get a little piece of. Ha ha.
Rene Syler: Bobby Jon Drinkard is
27, and a waiter from Santa Monica, California. Another
27-year-old waiter, Ibrehem Rahman, is from Birmingham,
Alabama. A nanny form Encina, California, Jennifer
Lyon is 32.
Jennifer (pre-game): Being one of
the more attractive people, I think it's uh, it's
gonna be a challenge to do just the right amount of
flirting, and just the... not doing it and stepping
on other people's toes.
Rene Syler: Janu Tornell is 39, and
a Las Vegas show girl. Jeff Wilson is a 21-year-old
personal trainer from Ventura, California. And Tom
Westman is a 41-year-old New York City firefighter.
Tom (pre-game): I like my job, there's
no two fires are the same; there's no two circumstances
in this game are the same.
Rene Syler: Lay your odds now! Survivor:
Palau premieres Thursday, February 17 at 8, 7 Central,
right here on CBS.