CBS on Wednesday unveiled the nine teams competing on the upcoming 29th season of Survivor — and it’s already clear this island is going to be no paradise.
Among the lot is former baseball star John Rocker — who famously badmouthed New York City and its gay, culturally diverse residents — and Broadway star Reed Kelly, who was romantically linked to former American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken. (Those two should get along swimmingly.)
Keep reading to see all 18 contestants, then drop a comment with your initial thoughts on the bunch.
Drew Christy, 25, a traveling sales rep from Winter Park, Fla.
Alec Christy, 22, a student from Winter Park, Fla.
Jeremy Collins, 36, a firefighter from Foxboro, Mass.
Val Collins, 35, a police officer from Foxboro, Mass.
Reed Kelly, 31, a Broadway performer from New York, N.Y.
Josh Canfield, 32, an actor/singer/writer from New York, N.Y.
Jon Misch, 26, a financial assistant from Waterford, Mich.
Jaclyn Schultz, 25, a media buyer from Las Vegas, Nev.
John Rocker, 39, a former baseball player (Braves, Indians, Rangers and Devil Rays) from Atlanta, Ga.
Julie McGee, 34, a model/spray tan business owner from Atlanta, Ga.
Natalie Anderson, 28, a student and Crossfit coach from Edgewater, N.J.
Nadiya Anderson, 28, a Crossfit coach and project coordinator at Bridge2Peace from Edgewater, N.J.
FATHER & SON:
Keith Nale, 53, a fire captain from Shreveport, La.
Wes Nale, 23, a firefighter from Shreveport, La.
MOTHER & DAUGHTER:
Missy Payne, 47, a cheerleading gym owner from Dallas, Texas
Baylor Wilson, 20, a student from Nashville, Tenn.
FATHER & DAUGHTER:
Dale Wentworth, 55, a farmer from Ephrata, Wash.
Kelley Wentworth, 28, a marketing manager from Seattle Wash.
The new season of Survivor premieres Wednesday, Sept. 24, at 8/7c on CBS.