CBS has announced the 18 contestants who will compete on Season 24 of Survivor entitled Survivor: One World. You can watch a video featuring the contestants below. You can also take a look at the cast photo and gallery of individual photos, along with the full press release with more details about these Survivor contestants.

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CBS announced today the 18 castaways who will compete against each other on Survivor: One World when the Emmy Award-winning series returns for its 24th season, Wednesday, Feb. 15 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Survivor: One World pushes the game to its limits, forcing the two competing tribes to share one beach. The castaways must fight the elements, adapt to their new surroundings and vie against each other to stay in the game or be voted out by their peers, all while living together on the same beach. Tribes, separated by men versus women, will have to decide whether to share their resources with each other or leave the opposing tribe to fend for themselves. This ultimate social game becomes even more difficult to navigate because alliances could be formed between members of different tribes much earlier, adding yet another layer of intrigue to this competitive game.

The 18 castaways will be divided into two Tribes of nine: the Salani Tribe and the Manono Tribe, named after islands in Samoa. Divided by men versus women, the tribes are comprised of individuals from all different backgrounds with the same ultimate goal: to outwit, outplay and outlast and ultimately be crowned Sole Survivor.

Castaways competing on Survivor: One World (in alphabetical order):

Salani

Nina Acosta

  • Age: 51
  • Current Residence: Clovis, Calif.
  • Occupation: Retired LAPD Officer

Monica Culpepper

  • Age: 41
  • Current residence: Tampa, Fla.
  • Occupation: Ex-NFL player's wife

Kate Edorsson

  • Age: 22
  • Current residence: Orlando, Fla.
  • Occupation: Timeshare rep

Chelsea Meissner

  • Age: 26
  • Current residence: Charleston, S.C.
  • Occupation: Medical sales

Kourtney Moon

  • Age: 29
  • Current residence: Austin, Texas
  • Occupation: Motorcycle repair

Alicia Rosa

  • Age: 25
  • Current residence: Chicago, Ill
  • Occupation: Special Ed teacher

Kim Spradlin

  • Age: 29
  • Current residence: San Antonio, Texas
  • Occupation: Bridal shop owner

Sabrina Thompson

  • Age: 33
  • Current residence: Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Occupation: High school teacher

Manono

Jay Byars

  • Age: 25
  • Current resident: Gaffney, S.C.
  • Occupation: Model

Michael Jefferson

  • Age: 30
  • Current Residence: Seattle, Wash.
  • Occupation: Banker

Leif Manson

  • Age: 27
  • Current Residence: San Diego, Calif.
  • Occupation: Phlebotomist

Jonas Otsuji

  • Age: 37
  • Current Residence: Lehi, Utah
  • Occupation: Sushi Chef

Bill Posley

  • Age: 28
  • Current Residence: Venice, Calif.
  • Occupation: Stand-Up Comedian

Matt Quinlan

  • Age: 33
  • Current Residence: San Francisco, Calif.
  • Occupation: Attorney

Troy Robertson

  • Age: 50
  • Current Residence: Miami, Fla.
  • Occupation: Swimsuit Photographer

Greg Smith

  • Age: 64
  • Current Residence: Houston, Texas
  • Occupation: Plastic Surgeon

Survivor: One World is hosted by Emmy Award-winning host Jeff Probst and produced by SEG, Inc. Mark Burnett, Jeff Probst and David Burris are executive producers and Leisa Francis is co-executive producer.