Fans of "Survivor" have watched more than 400 contestants compete over the last 23 seasons. Now Season 24 is on its way. This season fans will get to know a whole new set of contestants. There are 18 contestants this season; nine women and nine men. Here's what we have learned about the nine new guys of "Survivor: One World."
Michael is a banker from Seattle, Washington. After trying to get on the show three times, he's excited to have finally made it. He says that he's funny guy, despite what people might think. His strategy is to join the girls by being the good guy, and backstabbing when he has too.
Jonas is a sushi chef from Lehi, Utah. Jonas has spent time living off the land, and is good at surfing, diving, and fishing, all of which will come in handy while competing on "Survivor." He says that he doesn't have a problem deceiving people because they should expect it after 23 seasons.
Colton is a student from Monroeville, Alabama. Cumbie says he would love to win the grand prize, but he's also on the show for the adventure. He claims to be a people person, which could be a blessing or a curse for his fellow contestants. He says that if someone gets on his bad side he will make their life miserable.
Greg is a plastic surgeon from Houston, Texas. A t age 64 h e is the oldest of the guys. At first glance many fans liken him to Benjamin (Coach) Wade from past seasons because he clearly likes to tell outlandish stories from his past. Smith says he's very honest, and his honesty could be an issue in the game because he can be too frank at times.
Leif is a phlebotomist from San Diego, California. Manson is the first little person to play the game of "Survivor," and he thinks the other contestants will underestimate him because of his size. He says he's willing to do whatever it takes to win even if it means he has to be conniving.
Troy is a swimsuit photographer from Miami, Florida. Robertson says that he's waited over 11 years to get on "Survivor," and has a ton of plans. He reminds fans of the typical "Survivor" want-to-be that thinks he has it all figured it out. It will be interesting to see if his plans are as helpful as he thought they would be.
Matt is an attorney from San Francisco, California, although he doesn't plan to let the others know what he does for a living. Quinlan says he's coming on "Survivor" for the challenge, and is using it as a form of self-exploration. His plan for winning the game involves using his social game to control the game. He wants to play the good guy, but isn't afraid to stab someone in the back.
Jay is a model from Gaffney, South Carolina. Byars says his mission work has prepared him to deal with the hardships of playing "Survivor." His plans are to get out the strategic/smart people first. He says that the other contestants might be surprised because he's really laid-back and down to earth. He hopes to have the courage to make big moves when the time comes.
Bill is a stand-up comedian from Venice, California. Posle has only been watching "Survivor" since Season 20 "Heroes vs. Villains," and says he fell in love with the show instantly. He's an Army veteran, and served in the Iraq War in 2003-2004. He believes the survival skills he learned in the military gives him a competitive advantage.
Be sure to watch the "Survivor" premiere Wednesday, February 15 at 8pm on CBS to learn more about the guys of "Survivor: One World."