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[08/17/04 - 12:00 AM]
CBS Unveils the Identities of the 18 New 'Survivor' Castaways and Announces They Will Compete in Tribes of Men VS. Women in 'Survivor: Vanuatu -- Islands of Fire'

[via press release from CBS]

CBS UNVEILS THE IDENTITIES OF THE 18 NEW SURVIVOR CASTAWAYS AND ANNOUNCES THEY WILL COMPETE IN TRIBES OF MEN VS. WOMEN IN "SURVIVOR: VANUATU -- ISLANDS OF FIRE"

Ninth Installment of Hit Television Series To Premiere Thursday, Sept. 16 on CBS

The identities of the 18 new castaways who will compete on SURVIVOR: VANUATU -- ISLANDS OF FIRE were unveiled today on CBS News' THE EARLY SHOW. The castaways will compete in separate tribes of men versus women when the ninth installment of the hit series premieres Thursday, Sept. 16 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

SURVIVOR: VANUATU -- ISLANDS OF FIRE takes place on the islands of Vanuatu, located in the remote waters of the South Pacific near the tumultuous "Ring Of Fire," a land of volcanoes and rituals where sorcery and black magic are a part of tribal life and the spirits of the dead are believed to have power over the living. More than 80 islands are home to more than 100 languages and a diverse group of tribes and clans whose history includes cannibalism.

The castaways for SURVIVOR: VANUATU -- ISLANDS OF FIRE are:

YASUR TRIBE:

Name: JULIE BERRY
Occupation: Youth Mentor
Age: 23
Hometown: Gorham, Maine

Name: AMI CUSACK
Occupation: Barista/Model
Age: 31
Hometown: Lakewood, Colo.

Name: MIA GALEOTALANZA
Occupation: Finance Manager
Age: 30
Hometown: Tom�s River, New Jersey

Name: LISA KEIFFER
Occupation: Real Estate Agent
Age: 44
Hometown: New Orleans

Name: SCOUT CLOUD LEE
Occupation: Rancher/Entrepreneur
Age: 59
Hometown: Stillwater, Okla.

Name: LEANN SLABY
Occupation: Research Assistant
Age: 35
Hometown: Kansasville, Wis.

Name: DOLLY NEELY
Occupation: Sheep Farmer
Age: 25
Hometown: Mercer, Penn.

Name: ELIZA ORLINS
Occupation: Pre-Law Student
Age: 21
Hometown: Syracuse, N.Y.

Name: TWILA TANNER
Occupation: Highway Repair
Age: 41
Hometown: Marshall, Mo.

LOPEVI TRIBE:

Name: CHAD CRITTENDEN (amputee)
Occupation: Teacher
Age: 35
Hometown: Oakland, Calif.

Name: CHRIS DAUGHERTY
Occupation: Highway Construction
Age: 33 (34 on Aug. 29)
Hometown: South Vienna, Ohio

Name: BRADY FINTA
Occupation: FBI Agent/Ex-Military
Age: 33
Hometown: Huntington Beach, Calif.

Name: RORY FREEMAN
Occupation: Housing Case Manager
Age: 35
Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa

Name: BROOK GERAGHTY
Occupation: Project Manager
Age: 27
Hometown: Winthrop, Mass.

Name: JOHN KENNEY
Occupation: Mechanical Bull Operator/Model
Age: 22 (23 on Sept. 26)
Hometown: Los Angeles

Name: LEA "SARGE" MASTERS
Occupation: Drill Sergeant
Age: 40
Hometown: Columbia, S.C.

Name: JOHN PALYOK
Occupation: Home Depot Sales Manager
Age: 31
Hometown: Los Angeles

Name: TRAVIS "BUBBA" SAMPSON
Occupation: Loss Prevention
Age: 33
Hometown: Blountville, Tenn.

Eighteen strangers will be stranded in the remote area of Vanuatu to vie for the title of "Ultimate Survivor" and win $1 million. This diverse group of individuals with varying backgrounds and geographic origins will be split into two teams, men vs. women, who must work to find food, water and shelter in order to exist. SURVIVOR: VANUATU -- ISLANDS OF FIRE will chronicle the relationships and conflicts that develop as strangers test their limits in various challenging situations that force them to rely on one another to survive, yet compete against each other to become the Ultimate Survivor.

SURVIVOR: VANUATU -- ISLANDS OF FIRE is produced by SEG, Inc. Mark Burnett and Tom Shelly are the executive producers.

For more detailed information on SURVIVOR: VANUATU -- ISLANDS OF FIRE and the new 18 castaways, log on to www.cbs.com/survivor. For more information on Vanuatu, log on to www.vanuatutourism.com.





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