Survivor 45 cast: Who’s in the CBS competition series?

The CBS Original groundbreaking reality television show continues to evolve when these 18 new players face one of the most intense versions of SURVIVOR ever. This season continues to define a bold new era of the series with the return of risky advantages, game-changing twists and a relentless pace that will push these castaways to their limits. Values will be tested and the players’ motivations highlighted when the fierce competition unfolds on the beautiful islands of Fiji. The unpredictable situations will test even the strongest competitor, as food is scarce, rewards and supplies are minimal, and the mental and physical challenges force players to make impossible decisions and adjust their strategies, while still navigating the complex social game. The individuals competing are from diverse backgrounds and bring a fresh perspective to this new era of the game, but the goal remains the same: to outwit, outplay and outlast, and in the end, only one will remain to claim the title of Sole Survivor and win the $1 million prize. The show is hosted by Emmy Award winner Jeff Probst. CBS’ Iconic Wednesday Reality Shows Return Sept. 27 with a Season of Extended 90-Minute Original Episodes, Starting at 8:00 PM with the 45th season of “Survivor”. Pictured (L-R): Jeff Probst. Photo: CBS ©2023 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
The CBS Original groundbreaking reality television show continues to evolve when these 18 new players face one of the most intense versions of SURVIVOR ever. This season continues to define a bold new era of the series with the return of risky advantages, game-changing twists and a relentless pace that will push these castaways to their limits. Values will be tested and the players’ motivations highlighted when the fierce competition unfolds on the beautiful islands of Fiji. The unpredictable situations will test even the strongest competitor, as food is scarce, rewards and supplies are minimal, and the mental and physical challenges force players to make impossible decisions and adjust their strategies, while still navigating the complex social game. The individuals competing are from diverse backgrounds and bring a fresh perspective to this new era of the game, but the goal remains the same: to outwit, outplay and outlast, and in the end, only one will remain to claim the title of Sole Survivor and win the $1 million prize. The show is hosted by Emmy Award winner Jeff Probst. CBS’ Iconic Wednesday Reality Shows Return Sept. 27 with a Season of Extended 90-Minute Original Episodes, Starting at 8:00 PM with the 45th season of “Survivor”. Pictured (L-R): Jeff Probst. Photo: CBS ©2023 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved. /
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It’s not everyday that a reality TV series reaches the milestone of creating 45 seasons, each better than the last. Of course, we’re talking about none other than the American competition series we all know and love, Survivor.

Season 45 is soon upon us, and with it, comes numerous courageous players who are more than ready to take home the grand prize. But who does this cast consist of? Are there some people in the latest installment who represents your hometown? And, most importantly, which of these competitors will take home the victory? Check out the cast below!

Survivor season 45 cast

Once again, Survivor has sought out people of all shapes and sizes to give us a very diverse group of castaways. And the best part is that all of these people are new faces, so we’re in for a fresh game with new tips and tricks that may go down in the history of the show.

As per Entertainment Weekly, here’s the who’s who of this new season:

Austin Li Coon

Austin Li Coon from the CBS Original Series SURVIVOR, scheduled to air on the CBS Television Network. — Photo: Robert Voets/CBS ©2023 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Austin Li Coon from the CBS Original Series SURVIVOR, scheduled to air on the CBS Television Network. — Photo: Robert Voets/CBS ©2023 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved. /

Age: 26

Hometown: San Jose, California

Occupation: Grad Student

Instagram: @austinlicoon

Dee Valladares

Dee Valladares from the CBS Original Series SURVIVOR, scheduled to air on the CBS Television Network. — Photo: Robert Voets/CBS ©2023 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Dee Valladares from the CBS Original Series SURVIVOR, scheduled to air on the CBS Television Network. — Photo: Robert Voets/CBS ©2023 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved. /

Age: 26

Hometown: Havana, Cuba

Occupation: Entrepreneur

Brandon Donlon

Brandon Donlon from the CBS Original Series SURVIVOR, scheduled to air on the CBS Television Network. — Photo: Robert Voets/CBS ©2023 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Brandon Donlon from the CBS Original Series SURVIVOR, scheduled to air on the CBS Television Network. — Photo: Robert Voets/CBS ©2023 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved. /

Age: 26

Hometown: Sicklerville, NJ

Occupation: Content Producer

Instagram: @brandondonlon

Emily Flippen

Emily Flippen from the CBS Original Series SURVIVOR, scheduled to air on the CBS Television Network. — Photo: Robert Voets/CBS ©2023 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Emily Flippen from the CBS Original Series SURVIVOR, scheduled to air on the CBS Television Network. — Photo: Robert Voets/CBS ©2023 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved. /

Age: 28

Hometown: McKinney, Texas

Occupation: Investment Analyst

Brandon “Brando” Meyer

Brandon “Brando” Meyer from the CBS Original Series SURVIVOR, scheduled to air on the CBS Television Network. — Photo: Robert Voets/CBS ©2023 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Brandon “Brando” Meyer from the CBS Original Series SURVIVOR, scheduled to air on the CBS Television Network. — Photo: Robert Voets/CBS ©2023 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved. /

Age: 23

Hometown: Oakland, California

Occupation: Software Developer

Instagram: @brandomeyer

Hannah Rose

Hannah Rose from the CBS Original Series SURVIVOR, scheduled to air on the CBS Television Network. — Photo: Robert Voets/CBS ©2023 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Hannah Rose from the CBS Original Series SURVIVOR, scheduled to air on the CBS Television Network. — Photo: Robert Voets/CBS ©2023 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved. /

Age: 33

Hometown: Woodbridge, Connecticut

Occupation: Therapist

Bruce Perreault

Bruce Perreault from the CBS Original Series SURVIVOR, scheduled to air on the CBS Television Network. — Photo: Robert Voets/CBS ©2023 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Bruce Perreault from the CBS Original Series SURVIVOR, scheduled to air on the CBS Television Network. — Photo: Robert Voets/CBS ©2023 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved. /

Age: 47

Hometown: West Warwick, Rhode Island

Occupation: Insurance Agent

Instagram: @bruce.perreault

Janani Krishnan-Jha (J. Maya)

Janani “J” Krishnan-Jha from the CBS Original Series SURVIVOR, scheduled to air on the CBS Television Network. — Photo: Robert Voets/CBS ©2023 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Janani “J” Krishnan-Jha from the CBS Original Series SURVIVOR, scheduled to air on the CBS Television Network. — Photo: Robert Voets/CBS ©2023 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved. /

Age: 24

Hometown: San Francisco, California

Occupation: Singer

Instagram: @j.maya

Drew Basile

Drew Basile from the CBS Original Series SURVIVOR, scheduled to air on the CBS Television Network. — Photo: Robert Voets/CBS ©2023 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Drew Basile from the CBS Original Series SURVIVOR, scheduled to air on the CBS Television Network. — Photo: Robert Voets/CBS ©2023 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved. /

Age: 23

Hometown: Birmingham, Michigan

Occupation: Grad Student

Instagram: @drewbasile45

Julie Alley

Julie Alley from the CBS Original Series SURVIVOR, scheduled to air on the CBS Television Network. — Photo: Robert Voets/CBS ©2023 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Julie Alley from the CBS Original Series SURVIVOR, scheduled to air on the CBS Television Network. — Photo: Robert Voets/CBS ©2023 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved. /

Age: 49

Hometown: Brentwood, Tennessee

Occupation: Estate Attorney

Instagram: @its.mama.j

Jake O’Kane

Jake O’Kane from the CBS Original Series SURVIVOR, scheduled to air on the CBS Television Network. — Photo: Robert Voets/CBS ©2023 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Jake O’Kane from the CBS Original Series SURVIVOR, scheduled to air on the CBS Television Network. — Photo: Robert Voets/CBS ©2023 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved. /

Age: 26

Hometown: Hanson, Massachusetts

Occupation: Attorney

Instagram: @jakeo.kane

Katurah Topps

Katurah Topps from the CBS Original Series SURVIVOR, scheduled to air on the CBS Television Network. — Photo: Robert Voets/CBS ©2023 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Katurah Topps from the CBS Original Series SURVIVOR, scheduled to air on the CBS Television Network. — Photo: Robert Voets/CBS ©2023 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved. /

Age: 35

Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri

Occupation: Civil Rights Attorney

Instagram: @hautekatur

Kaleb Gebrewold

Kaleb Gebrewold from the CBS Original Series SURVIVOR, scheduled to air on the CBS Television Network. — Photo: Robert Voets/CBS ©2023 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Kaleb Gebrewold from the CBS Original Series SURVIVOR, scheduled to air on the CBS Television Network. — Photo: Robert Voets/CBS ©2023 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved. /

Age: 29

Hometown: Port Coquitlam, Canada

Occupation: Software Sales

Instagram: @kalebgebrewold

Kellie Nalbandian

Kellie Nalbandian from the CBS Original Series SURVIVOR, scheduled to air on the CBS Television Network. — Photo: Robert Voets/CBS ©2023 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Kellie Nalbandian from the CBS Original Series SURVIVOR, scheduled to air on the CBS Television Network. — Photo: Robert Voets/CBS ©2023 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved. /

Age: 30

Hometown: Weston, Connecticut

Occupation: Critical Care Nurse

Instagram: @kellienalbandian

Nicholas “Sifu” Alsup

Nicholas “Sifu” Alsup from the CBS Original Series SURVIVOR, scheduled to air on the CBS Television Network. — Photo: Robert Voets/CBS ©2023 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Nicholas “Sifu” Alsup from the CBS Original Series SURVIVOR, scheduled to air on the CBS Television Network. — Photo: Robert Voets/CBS ©2023 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved. /

Age: 30

Hometown: O’Fallon, Illinois

Occupation: Gym Owner

Kendra McQuarrie

Kendra McQuarrie from the CBS Original Series SURVIVOR, scheduled to air on the CBS Television Network. — Photo: Robert Voets/CBS ©2023 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Kendra McQuarrie from the CBS Original Series SURVIVOR, scheduled to air on the CBS Television Network. — Photo: Robert Voets/CBS ©2023 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved. /

Age: 31

Hometown: Haverhill, Massachusetts

Occupation: Bartender

Sean Edwards

Sean Edwards from the CBS Original Series SURVIVOR, scheduled to air on the CBS Television Network. — Photo: Robert Voets/CBS ©2023 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Sean Edwards from the CBS Original Series SURVIVOR, scheduled to air on the CBS Television Network. — Photo: Robert Voets/CBS ©2023 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved. /

Age: 35

Hometown: Lawrence, New Jersey

Occupation: School Principal

Instagram: @principaledwards

Sabiyah Broderick

Sabiyah Broderick from the CBS Original Series SURVIVOR, scheduled to air on the CBS Television Network. — Photo: Robert Voets/CBS ©2023 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Sabiyah Broderick from the CBS Original Series SURVIVOR, scheduled to air on the CBS Television Network. — Photo: Robert Voets/CBS ©2023 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved. /

Age: 28

Hometown: Locust Grove, Georgia

Occupation: Truck Driver

Instagram: @_thesoularpapi

Now that you know all about who is set to appear in this season, it’s time to check out all of these new faces in the official teaser trailer for the Survivor season 45 here.

And you can bet our favorite host, Jeff Probst, will return once more to guide us through the many back-breaking competitions that are sure to make us happy that we aren’t where these competitors are. Probst has been with the American TV show ever since it started, so you can see how much he’s grown since his first time gracing our screens. We wonder what lessons he’ll teach us this time!

Now that you know everyone’s who’s slated to appear in this season, it’s time to head to CBS on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 8:00 p.m. ET to catch every second of the highly anticipated premiere!

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