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New 'Survivor' Castaways Include Former NBA All-Star, Miami Marlins Prez, Ex-NFL Cheerleader, Miss Teen USA

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For the first time in four seasons, the cast of "Survivor" consists of entirely new faces. But that doesn't mean some of the players aren't already famous!

"Survivor: Cagayan" features three tribes divided by qualities that host Jeff Probst says are necessary to win the game: brawn, brains, and beauty.

"We have more heroic, likable, funny people that are salt of the earth," Probst says in the above intro video "Doesn't mean we don't have our villains."

[Related: Check Out Photos of All 18 'Survivor: Cagayan' Players]

The Brawn tribe has one instantly familiar face: former NBA All-Star Cliff Robinson, who logged timed with the Portland Trailblazers and Phoenix Suns. He recently joined Dennis Rodman on a basketball trip to North Korea. "I know how to fish, cook, and have good athleticism," Robinson says of why he thinks he'll survive the competition. "I think I would do well in challenges."

In the Brains tribe, there's the very successful president of the Miami Marlins, David Samson. Wonder if he'll bring a "Moneyball"-esque viewpoint to the game? He may be challenged in the strategizing department by pro poker player Garrett Adelstein, who says he "dedicated 2,000 hours in preparing for the strategic, social, and physical elements of 'Survivor' [doing] everything from 50 hours of yoga, to over-analyzing every episode, to mastering slide puzzles."

And as for the Beauties, San Francisco 49ers cheerleader Morgan McLeod definitely fits in with her tribe's theme, as does Miss Kentucky Teen USA Jefra Bland, who "survived cervical cancer, losing everything financially, the disease of addiction, and more." Then again, neither thinks as well of themselves as social worker Brice Johnston, the self-proclaimed "eye-candy" and "package deal."

"Survivor: Cagayan" premieres Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 8 p.m. on CBS.

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