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CBS ANNOUNCES THE TWO FORMER CASTAWAYS, OZZY LUSTH AND BENJAMIN "COACH" WADE, WHO WILL JOIN THE TRIBES ON "SURVIVOR: SOUTH PACIFIC"
LOS ANGELES Aug. 24, 2011 - CBS announced today that two former Survivors, Ozzy Lusth and Benjamin "Coach" Wade, will join the 16 previously announced castaways on SURVIVOR: SOUTH PACIFIC when the Emmy Award-winning series returns for its 23rd season with a special 90-minute edition, Wednesday, Sept. 14 (8:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
Having never been awarded the title of Sole Survivor, Ozzy and "Coach" return to compete for the $1 million prize and a last shot at redemption. Each one will join a separate tribe of new castaways at the start of the game, but it's up to the tribe to decide if they will welcome the knowledge of an experienced veteran, or view these former castaways as a threat in the ultimate battle to outwit, outplay and outlast.
Full list of castaways competing on SURVIVOR: SOUTH PACIFIC (in alphabetical order):
Ozzy Lusth Benjamin "Coach" Wade
Age: 29 Age: 39
Current Residence: Venice, Calif Current Residence: Susanville, Calif.
Tribe: Savaii Tribe: Upolu
Mark Caruso Sophie Clarke
Age: 48 Age: 22
Current Residence: Forest Hills, N.Y. Current Residence: Willsboro, N.Y.
Occupation: Retired NYPD Detective Occupation: Medical Student
John Cochran Albert Destrade
Age: 24 Age: 26
Current Residence: Washington D.C. Current Residence: Plantation, Fla.
Occupation: Harvard Law Student Occupation: Baseball/Dating Coach
Whitney Duncan Brandon Hantz
Age: 27 Age: 19
Current Residence: Nashville, Tenn. Current Residence: Katy, Texas
Occupation: Country Music Singer Occupation: Oil Tanker Crewman
Dawn Meehan Edna Ma
Age: 41 Age: 35
Current Residence: South Jordan, Utah Current Residence: Los Angeles
Occupation: English Professor Occupation: Anesthesiologist
Jim Rice Christine Shields Markoski
Age: 35 Age: 39
Current Residence: Denver Current Residence: Merrick, N.Y.
Occupation: Medical Marijuana Dispenser Occupation: Teacher
Semhar Tadesse Rick Nelson
Age: 24 Age: 51
Current Residence: Los Angeles Current Residence: Aurora, Utah
Occupation: Spoken Word Artist Occupation: Rancher
Keith Tollefson Stacey Powell
Age: 26 Age: 44
Current Residence: Edina, Minn. Current Residence: Dallas
Occupation: Water Treatment Tech Occupation: Mortician
Elyse Umemoto Mikayla Wingle
Age: 27 Age: 22
Current Residence: Las Vegas Current Residence: Tampa, Fla.
Occupation: Dance Team Manager Occupation: Lingerie Football Player
SURVIVOR: SOUTH PACIFIC is hosted by Emmy Award-winning host Jeff Probst and produced by SEG, Inc. Mark Burnett, Jeff Probst and David Burris are executive producers and Leisa Francis is co-executive producer.
For more detailed information about SURVIVOR: SOUTH PACIFIC and the castaways, log on to www.cbs.com/survivor.