Survivor Marquesas cast revealed.

Survivor Marquesas cast revealed.
Ranging from a 21-year-old student to a 57-year-old judge, the eight men and eight women who form the Survivor Marquesas cast have been announced. The Maraamu tribe includes a FedEx pilot, a nature guide, a truck assembler, and a bowling alley owner, while the Rotu tribe includes a limo driver, a crime reporter, a nurse, and a fishing boat captain. Based just upon their bios and pictures, you can rate the survivors right now. Together, they’ll have to work on “gathering and catching food,” among other things, since this season food and other staples will not be provided. The show debuts Feb. 28.
+ earlier today: The 16 survivors who will battle for $1 million on Survivor Marquesas will be announced this morning on The Early Show on CBS; check back here later today for a link to the bios and a summary of the new cast. However, as of right now, the names of the 16 are already visible; run your mouse over the space above and below the text on the (currently blank) Survivor Marquesas web site to reveal links to pages that include the names in the URLs. Also, it’s noteworthy that this time around, no site is really reporting the identities of most cast members; in fact, two of the spoiler sites, SurvivorNews.net and Ellipsiiis/Surviiivor.com, aren’t even operating as they did for previous seasons. SurvivorNews.net does, however, have a brief summary of three contestants who’ve been outed as contestants so far in various media. Among them: A bartender from L.A.–who works for Belly, the same bar that Mike Boogie from Big Brother 2 co-owns.

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