Survivor Season 36 Cast

Survivor Season 36 Cast Photos: Find Out Who's Heading to Ghost Island

CBS on Wednesday revealed the 20 castaways competing in Survivor‘s upcoming 36th season — as well as the big, spooky twist that awaits them.

Split into two groups of 10, the contestants face the possibility of being sent to Ghost Island, a separate location haunted by “Survivor relics from the previous 35 seasons of the show.” It will be up to these 20 new contestants to “learn from the past mistakes of others and reverse the curse.” According to CBS, the island is “filled with real idols and advantages from previous seasons.”

Scroll down for a full list of the castaways — organized by tribe — then click into our gallery for a closer look.


Angela Perkins, 42
Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
Army Veteran

Chelsea Townsend, 24
Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah

Desiree Afuye, 21
Hometown: Newark, N.J.

Kellyn Bechtold, 31
Hometown: North Manchester, Ind.
Career Counselor

Morgan Ricke, 29
Hometown: New Albany, Ind.
Marine Animal Trainer

Bradley Kleihege, 26
Hometown: Haslett, Mich.
Law Student

Chris Noble, 27
Hometown: Florida Keys, Fla.
Male Model

Domenick Abbate, 38
Hometown: Nesconset, N.Y.
Construction Supervisor

Sebastian Noel, 22
Hometown: Melbourne, Fla.
Fishing Guide

Wendell Holland, 33
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pa.
Furniture Designer


Jenna Bowman, 23
Hometown: Detroit, Mich.
Account Executive

Laurel Johnson, 29
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pa.
Financial Consultant

Libby Vincek, 24
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Social Media Strategist

Stephanie Gonzalez, 26
Hometown: Ocala, Fla. via Puerto Rico
Graphic Sales

Stephanie Johnson, 34
Hometown: Boise, Idaho
Yoga Instructor

Brendan Shapiro, 41
Hometown: Herndon, Va.
Physical Education Teacher

Donathan Hurley, 26
Hometown: Phelps, Ky.

Jacob Derwin, 22
Hometown: Merrick, N.Y.
Music Teacher

James Lim, 24
Hometown: Los Angeles
Business Analyst

Michael Yerger, 18
Hometown: Knoxville, Tenn.
Real Estate Agent

Survivor returns for Season 36 on Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 8/7c on CBS. Any initial thoughts on the new cast or the big twist(s)? Drop ’em in a comment below.