'Survivor' Blood vs. Water, Contestants Announced... Team Bios

The upcoming season of Survivor, themed Blood vs. Water, will premiere a 90-minute episode on Wednesday, Sept 18th.  [Parent site Brusimm:-2013-2014-fall-tv-season-premiere-date-schedule ]

Survivor Blood vs Water Contestants

The season will have former contenders competing with family, and eventually, against the loved ones that were stupid enough to come along!  Some family dynamics might make this very interesting.

I always wonder when dating couples hit up a reality stress series, how much longer they have together?  :P

Be it as it may, here's the press release

Special 90-Minute Season Premiere Airs Wednesday, Sept. 18

CBS announced today the 20 castaways who will compete against each other on SURVIVOR, when the Emmy Award-winning series returns for its 27th season with a special 90-minute premiere, Wednesday, Sept. 18 (8:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.   
The fall edition of SURVIVOR, themed "Blood vs. Water," will feature former players competing with – and ultimately against – their loved ones who share the same goal: to outwit, outplay, outlast and ultimately be crowned Sole Survivor. Will the returnees use their prior experience in the game to help their partners or will they leave their relatives alone to fend for themselves? Alliances and relationships will be tested and bonds will be broken when mothers, daughters, brothers, spouses and partners vie against each other in the ultimate competition, raising the question: which is thicker – Blood or Water?  
This edition of SURVIVOR will feature the return of Redemption Island, where castaways who have been eliminated from the game can seek redemption and return for a chance to win the million dollar prize.  The twist this season, however, is loved ones will be forced to choose whether to "save" their partner on Redemption Island and switch places with them, thus allowing their loved one to immediately re-enter the game, or leave them in exile to survive on their own.
The battle unfolds when these 20 castaways compete on SURVIVOR:
Tyson Apostol                                         Rachel Foulger
Age: 34                                                    Age: 33
Provo, Utah                                              Provo, Utah    
Former Pro Cyclist/Shop Manager             Cocktail Waitress/Graphic Designer
            Survivor: Tocantins, 2nd Jury member
Heroes vs. Villains, 6th Voted Out


Aras Baskauskas                                    Vytas Baskauskas
Age: 31                                                   Age: 33
Santa Monica, Calif.                                 Santa Monica, Calif.   
Musician                                                 Yoga Instructor/Math Professor
            Survivor: Panama – Exile Island, Winner

Rupert Boneham                                Laura Boneham
Age: 49                                               Age: 44
Indianapolis, Ind.                                   Indianapolis, Ind.   
Mentor for Troubled Teens                     Merchandiser
            Survivor: Pearl Island, 2nd Jury member
All Stars, 6th Jury member, Winner Fan-Favorite
            Heroes vs. Villains, 7th Jury member

Candice Cody                                     John Cody
Age: 30                                                 Age: 30
Washington, D.C.                                  Washington, D.C.   
Physician, Anesthesiology Resident        Physician, Army Orthopedic Surgery  
Survivor: Cook Islands, 5th Jury Member  Resident
Heroes vs. Villains, 5th Jury Member     

Monica Culpepper                            Brad Culpepper
Age: 42                                              Age: 44
Tampa, Fla.                                        Tampa, Fla.   
Former NFL Wife, homemaker             Attorney and retired NFL player
            Survivor: One World, 5th Voted Out

Colton Cumbie                                                      Caleb Bankston
Age: 22                                                                  Age: 26
Collinsville, Ala.                                                       Collinsville, Ala.    
Student Teacher                                                      Post Office Manager/Farmer
            Survivor: One World, 6th Out – Medically Evacuated

Kat Edorsson                                         Hayden Moss
Age: 23                                                  Age: 26
Orlando, Fla.                                          Springtown, Texas    
Full-time Student/Sales                           Real Estate
            Survivor: One World, 6th Jury Member

Laura Morett                                        Ciera Eastin
Age: 43                                                 Age: 24
Salem, Ore.                                          Salem, Ore.   
Co-owner of Morett Construction             Cosmetology Student
            Survivor: Samoa, 3rd Jury Member

Gervase Peterson                                   Marissa Peterson
Age: 43                                                     Age: 21
Philadelphia, Pa.                                       Chapel Hill, N.C.   
Cigar Lounge Owner                                  Student
            Survivor: Borneo, 3rd Jury Member

Tina Wesson                                        Katie Collins
Age: 52                                                 Age: 25
Robbinsville, N.C.                                  New York, N.Y.   
Motivational Speaker                              Hedge Fund Support
            Survivor: Australia, Winner
All Stars, 1st Voted Out

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