Survivor Pearl Islands players revealed; won’t get clothes, swimsuits, luxury items.

Survivor Pearl Islands players revealed; won’t get clothes, swimsuits, luxury items.
The 18 people stranded on two islands Survivor Pearl Islands won’t be bringing luxury items, extra clothes, or even bathing suits. Instead, the two tribes–named after pirates, Captain Henry Morgan and Sir Francis Drake–will be stranded on two different islands “with only the clothes on their backs,” as E! Online reports. CBS also revealed the two tribes today: The Drake tribe includes three people who are 29 years old, a “troubled teens mentor” who looks like Peter Jackson meets Hagrid, and an Eagle Scout. The Morgan tribe has its own scout, includes a 51-year-old “scout troop leader,” in addition two guys named Ryan and an attorney who once represented Jerry Springer’s show. The oldest survivor is 51 and the youngest is 22. The show debuts Sept. 18 with a 90-minute episode.
+ also: survivors talk about their pre-show strategies.

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