CBS previews Survivor: Cagayan — Brawn vs. Brains vs. Beauty

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Following the Survivor: Blood vs. Water reunion show, CBS revealed the next location of Survivor as well as some key details. The 28th season will take place in Cagayan in the northern part of the Philippines and consist of 3 tribes of 18 all-new players divided by one of the three aforementioned characteristics.

Asked about the tribal division, Jeff Probst said, “It’s really interesting how that label either works or doesn’t for each individual. And what happens to the group dynamic. The brawn tribe is more aggressive. And they’re more sports-like. And they end up using euphemisms for things like, “Listen, we’re gonna give it our best shot today!” And the brains tribe has this enormous pressure out of the gate that “If there is a puzzle, we have to win. And if we don’t win, we’re the losers because we’re supposed to be the smart ones.” And it was really interesting to watch the beautiful people talk about their beauty and how charm gets them through life, and watch it play out in alliances.”

“The premise we were going for was kind of layered. Is there one quality that is clearly more valuable in Survivor? And what happens when you tell somebody they’re in the smart tribe. Do they believe it? And it turns out the IQ in the brains tribe was significantly higher than the other two tribes. It’s very high. And they knew that. They assumed it, and the felt the pressure. You can see it.”

Survivor: Cagayan — Brawn vs. Brains vs. Beauty premieres in February. Stay tuned to Unofficial Survivor Guide for news and information on Survivor: Cagayan – Brawn vs. Brains vs. Beauty as they unfold.

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