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New "Survivors: Fans Vs. Favorites" Cast Set

By Rich Heldenfels Published: January 11, 2013

And yet another round with a Hantz. The official wprd: CBS announced today the 20 castaways who will compete against each other on SURVIVOR: CARAMOAN – FANS VS. FAVORITES, when the Emmy Award-winning series returns for its 26th season with a special two-hour premiere, Wednesday, Feb. 13 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  

The spring edition of SURVIVOR will feature the return of one of the game’s greatest pairings: Fans vs. Favorites. Ten ultimate SURVIVOR fans will have the chance to prove they have what it takes when they take on 10 of their favorite players from the past.  Dropped on the exotic Caramoan Islands, the 20 castaways will be divided into two tribes of 10: “The Bikal Tribe,” made up of former players deemed favorites, and “The Gota Tribe,” comprised of ultimate fans of the game. The Favorites may have an edge because of their experience, but they also have a big target on their backs. Meanwhile, the Fans, although inexperienced, can draw on their extensive knowledge of the game to give them an advantage. Who will prevail when these tribes collide and the castaways vie to outwit, outplay and outlast one another for the title of Sole Survivor and the one million dollar prize?

Castaways competing on SURVIVOR: CARAMOAN – FANS VS. FAVORITES (in alphabetical order):


BIKAL (FAVORITES)                                           


Andrea Boehlke

Age: 23

New York                                                                                                                  

Entertainment Host and Writer                                 

Survivor: Redemption Island


Brandon Hantz                                                         

Age: 21                                                                      

Katy, Texas                                                                

Chemical Disposal                                                     

Survivor: South Pacific


Brenda Lowe                                                            

Age: 30                                                                      

Miami, Fla.                                                                 

Paddleboard Co. Owner                                            

Survivor: Nicaragua


Corinne Kaplan                                                       

Age: 33                                                                      

Los Angeles                                                               

Clinical Consultant                                                    

Survivor: Gabon


Dawn Meehan                                                          

Age: 42                                                                      

South Jordan, Utah                                                    

English Professor                                                       

Survivor: South Pacific


Erik Reichenbach                                                    

Age: 27                                                                      

Santa Clarita, Calif.                                                   

Comic Book Artist                                                     

Survivor: Micronesia – Fans vs. Favorites


Francesca Hogi                                                         

Age: 38                                                                      

Brooklyn, N.Y.                                                          


Survivor: Redemption Island


John Cochran                                                           

Age: 25                                                                      

Washington D.C.                                                       

Law Student                                                              

Survivor: South Pacific


Phillip Sheppard                                                      

Age: 54                                                                      

Santa Monica, Calif.                                                  

Software Sales                                                                       

Survivor: Redemption Island


Malcolm Freberg                                                      

Age: 25                                                                      

Hermosa Beach, Calif.                                               


Survivor: Philippines



Laura Alexander

Age: 23

Washington, D.C.

Administrative Officer


Sherri Biethman

Age: 41

Boise, Idaho

Fast Food Franchisee


Matt Bischoff

Age: 38

Cincinnati, Ohio

BMX Bike Sales


Hope Driskill

Age: 23

Jefferson City, Mo.

Pre-Law Student


Edward “Eddie” Fox

Age: 23

East Brunswick, N.J.



Julia Landauer

Age: 21

Stanford, Calif.

Racecar Driver


Alexandra “Allie” Pohevitz

Age: 25

Oceanside, N.Y.



Michael Snow

Age: 44

New York

Event Planner


Shamar Thomas

Age: 27

Brooklyn, N.Y.

Iraq War Veteran


Reynold Toepfer

Age: 30

San Francisco

Real Estate Sales


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