Survivor: Caramoan – Fans vs. Favorites Cast Revealed

Survivor Caramoan - Fans vs Favorites cast

The cast list for the 26th season of Survivor – Survivor: Caramoan: Fans vs. Favorites – was announced by CBS early this morning. The premiere is set for Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 8 PM ET, will feature a tribe of ten fans squaring off against ten of the show’s recent favorites. The cast includes…

  • Two players from “Survivor: Redemption Island” who have a major grudge
  • Two players who paid the price for giving away immunity at Tribal Council
  • One of the show’s most notorious female villains

And now, the cast, with bios and photos:

Favorites: The Bikal Tribe

Andrea Boehlke

Andrea Boehlke, 23

Hometown: New York, NY

Occupation: Entertainment Host and Writer

Previous Finish: 5th place in “Survivor: Redemption Island”

Andrea is the only woman to ever come back from Redemption Island.


Brandon Hantz, 21

Hometown: Katy, Texas

Occupation: Chemical Disposal

Previous Finish: 6th place in “Survivor: South Pacific”

A Hantz has appeared in five of the last eight seasons of “Survivor.”


Brenda Lowe, 30

Hometown: Miami, FL

Occupation: Paddleboard Company Owner

Previous Finish: 10th place in “Survivor: Nicaragua”


Corinne Kaplan, 33

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Occupation: Pharmaceutical Sales

Previous Finish: 7th place in “Survivor: Gabon”


Dawn Meehan, 42

Hometown: South Jordan, Utah

Occupation: English Professor

Previous Finish: 10th place in “Survivor: South Pacific”


Erik Reichenbach, 27

Hometown: Santa Clarita, CA

Occupation: Comic Book Artist

Previous Finish: 5th place in “Survivor: Fans vs. Favorites”

Erik is the only person to ever go from being a “fan” to being a “favorite.”


Francesca Hogi, 38

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Occupation: Attorney

Previous Finish: 18th place in “Survivor: Redemption Island”

Francesca is the first person to return to the show after being voted out first.


John Cochran, 25

Hometown: Washington, DC

Occupation: Harvard Law Student

Previous Finish: 8th place in “Survivor: South Pacific”


Malcolm Freberg, 25

Hometown: Hermosa Beach, CA

Occupation: Bartender

Previous Finish: 4th place in “Survivor: Philippines”

Since the other Favorites hadn’t seen “Survivor: Philippines” before they left for “Survivor: Caramoan,” none of them knew who Malcolm was. One of them even thought that he was a lighting grip or a camera man.


Phillip Sheppard, 54

Hometown: Santa Monica, CA

Occupation: Chief Executive Officer of Enter Software Sales

Previous Finish: 2nd place in “Survivor: Redemption Island”

Phillip listed Cochran and Andrea as two of the players he is most like.

Fans: The Gota Tribe


Alexandra “Allie” Pohevitz, 25

Hometown: Oceanside, NY

Occupation: Bartender/Nanny


Edward “Eddie” Fox, 23

Hometown: East Brunswick, NJ

Occupation: Firefighter/EMT


Hope Driskill, 23

Hometown: Jefferson City, MO

Occupation: Recent Graduate of the University of Missouri

Hope named Andrea Boehlke and Brenda Lowe as former Survivors that she is most like.


Julia Landauer, 21

Hometown: Stanford, CA

Occupation: Racecar Driver/Student

Things that drive Julia crazy; shoelaces that aren’t the same tightness, tan lines, and wall hangings that aren’t even.


Laura Alexander, 23

Hometown: Washington, DC

Occupation: Administrative Officer

Laura grew up in the same town as “Survivor: All Stars” winner Amber Brkich Mariano. She named Brenda Lowe as a former Survivor that she is most like.


Matt Bischoff, 38

Hometown: Cincinnati, OH

Occupation: Brand Manager of Two BMX Brands

Matt has a back tattoo that needs to be seen to be believed.


Michael Snow, 44

Hometown: New York, NY

Occupation: Event Planner

Considers himself to be someone who will say what’s on his mind, but won’t be a blabbermouth.


Reynold Toepfer, 30

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Occupation: Sales

Doesn’t think he’s good at lying, but he thinks he might have some ex-girlfriends who disagree.


Shamar Thomas, 27

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Occupation: Iraq War Veteran

Both Shamar and his mother served in Iraq at the same time. He earned national fame with his “One Marine vs. Thirty Cops” YouTube video.


Sherri Biethman, 41

Hometown: Boise, ID

Occupation: Fast Food Franchisee

Sherri owns two Wetzel’s Pretzels, two Jimmy Johns sandwich shops, a Cinnabon, and a Haagen Dazs. She named her son after “Survivor: The Australian Outback” runner-up Colby Donaldson.

Via Entertainment Weekly:

And while Survivor: Caramoan will not feature the 21 straight days of rain that fell on the contestants last season, Probst promises that “The weather is a problem. This is a difficult season. The Survivors get pummeled. And there are evacuations. There are things out of the norm that happen this season that will be very memorable. I was on the boat a lot, going back and forth between camps.”

Probst also teases that love will be in air this season. “There’s also some romance early on which continues to blow my mind! It knocks me over that people want the jungle love! As much as you can’t believe we still do a final three, I can’t believe romance happens in front of other people in a game like Survivor.” (He’s right — I do hate the final three format.)

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