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Survivor 35: Heroes, Healers and Hustlers

Meet the cast of "Survivor" season 35.
The castaways for season 35 of Survivor (CBS)

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For Survior’s 35th season, the CBS reality show is trying out another round of stuntcasting pitting three teams of six against each other in “Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers. The theory is that the 18 castaways have been divided depending on how they are perceived by others. In this case, Heroes are used to being heralded, Healers receive gratitude for their work and Hustlers must earn respect. As always, all of them will have the same ultimate goal: to outwit, outplay and outlast each other in an attempt to become the Sole Survivor.

Check out the photos below and watch the video to see who you think might have what it takes to win this thing.




This season’s show was filmed on the Mamanuca Islands in Fiji and is being hosted by Jeff Probst once again. Here are the three tribes:

Meet the cast of "Survivor" season 35.
 (CBS)
Levu "Heroes" Tribe: Ben Driebergen: Age 34, Marine; Chrissy Hofbeck: Age 46, Financial Analyst; Alan Ball: Age 31, NFL Player; Ashley Nolan: Age 26, Lifeguard; John “JP” Hilsabeck: Age 28, Firefighter; Katrina Radke: Age 46, Olympian

Meet the cast of "Survivor" season 35.
(CBS)
Soko "Healers" Tribe: Joe Mena: Age 34, Probation Officer; Cole Medders, 24, Wilderness Therapy Guide; Mike Zahalsky: Age 43, Urologist; Jessica Johnston Age: 29, Nurse Practitioner; Desiree “Desi” Williams: Age 27, Physical Therapist; Roark Luskin: Age 27, Social Worker

Meet the cast of "Survivor" season 35.
(CBS)
Yawa "Hustlers" Tribe: Devon Pinto: Age 23, Surf Instructor; Lauren Rimmer: Age 35, Fisherman; Patrick Bolton: Age 24, Small Business Owner; Ryan Ulrich: Age 23, Bellhop;   Alexandrea “Ali” Elliott: Age 24, Celebrity Assistant; Simone Nguyen: Age 25, Diversity Advocate


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