‘Survivor: South Pacific’ Players Revealed: Meet the Upolu Tribe

The contestants for the 23rd season of “Survivor” were unveiled by CBS this morning. The sixteen new players are divided into two tribes; Upolu and Savaii and will be joined by two returning All-Star players (to be named at a later date).

To view the members of the Savaii tribe, click here.

Sophie Albert
Name: Sophie Clarke
Age: 22
Current Residence: Willsboro, New York
Occupation: Medical Student

Sophie was named Prom Princess in her small rural high school.

Read our exclusive interview with Sophie Clarke

Name: Albert Destrade
Age: 26
Current Residence: Plantation, Florida
Occupation: Baseball/Dating Coach

Albert considers Crash Davis from the movie “Bull Durham” to be one of his personal heroes.

Read our exclusive interview with Albert Destrade

Brandon Edna
Name: Brandon Hantz
Age: 19
Current Residence: Katy, Texas
Occupation: Oil Tanker Crewman

Brandon’s uncle is none other than “Survivor” Hall of Famer Russell Hantz.

Read our exclusive interview with Brandon Hantz

Name: Edna Ma
Age: 35
Current Residence: Los Angeles, California
Occupation: Anesthesiologist

Edna has also developed a line of products designed to help people with personal grooming.

Read our exclusive interview with Edna Ma

Christine Rick
Name: Christine Shields Markoski
Age: 39
Current Residence: Merrick, New York
Occupation: Teacher

Christine uses the word “stubborn” to describe herself. She thinks overcoming that will be one of her biggest challenges in the game.

Read our exclusive interview with Christine Shields Markoski

Name: Rick Nelson
Age: 51
Current Residence: Aurora, Utah
Occupation: Rancher

Rick has applied to be on “Survivor” 14 different times!

Read our exclusive interview with Rick Nelson

Stacey Mikayla
Name: Stacey Powell
Age: 44
Current Residence: Grand Prairie, Texas
Occupation: Mortician

Stacey considers Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to be her main inspiration in life.

Read our exclusive interview with Stacey Powell

Name: Mikayla Wingle
Age: 22
Current Residence: Tampa, Florida
Occupation: Lingerie Football Player

Mikayla has appeared on the cover of Playboy Magazine.

Read our exclusive interview with Mikayla Wingle

Survivor: South Pacific” premieres Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.

More “Survivor” Fun: XFINITY TV sent Gordon Holmes into the heart of the South Pacific to get a first-hand look at the filming of the latest edition of “Survivor.” Be sure to check back for exclusive interviews with the returning All-Stars and host Jeff Probst, behind-the-scenes photos, and Gordon’s personal (and injury-filled) account of what it’s like to compete in an actual immunity challenge.

Any Questions about “Survivor: South Pacific”? Drop me a line on Twitter: @gordonholmes

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