As season 43 on CBS is on course, another batch of strangers to outwit, outplay, and outlast each other. While the remote conditions, challenges, and conflicts have made the competition series a hit, we cannot slam the people who brought all of these elements to life.
The 18 contestants are competing for the chance to win $1 million on the Mamanuca Islands in Fiji. Jeff Probst, the only host who has ever known, is back again this season, and said on Instagram (opens in new tab) they will examine "how that society that they form directly impacts the game they are playing." Remember, the Sole Survivor is not just an exceptional player; they also have to convince the jury to give them the prize money.
The players were interviewed by Parade for more information on who they are outside the setting, but fans are also getting to know the players watching the show. This page will be updated as the season go along with eliminations and other fun tidbits.
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Cody Assenmacher, a 35-year-old businessman from Honolulu, Hawaii, is in elevator sales. He hopes to use his experiences, profession, and his ability to travel to various cities to his advantage. Cody believes that having wisdom ahead of his time will help him communicate with older players and his youthful spirit will enable him to relate to younger players.
Coco Tribe Lindsay Carmine, a pediatric nurse from Downingtown, Pa., has been present for over two decades. She is passionate, resourceful, compassionate, but others are amazed by how competitive she is despite her being older.
Coco Tribe Cassidy Clark was given season 41 of, but the pandemic had just sparked less than she had planned to play. She now plays back thanks to former player Kim Spradlin''s "low-key assassin" game and wants to manipulate and persuade others in her own way.
Justine Brennan, a 29-year-old from Marina del Rey, Calif., has been involved in cyber security sales and believes she is "more emotionally averse than book smart," which she believes will be a major role in interactions with other players.
Coco Tribe, a 36-year-old developer, has returned to Honolulu, Hawaii, where he said that laziness and people who don''t have common courtesy are his pet peeves. When asked to describe who past player hell play his game most like, he said, "I would need to be a combination of [John] Cochran and Boston Rob [Mariano], and I will be strategic like Cochran."
Nneka Ejere, a pharmacist from Weatherford, Texas, has been married to a mother of two who has a third on the way. "I can influence others to make decisions, and theyll think it was their idea the whole time," she said.
Mike Gabler, a 52-year-old cardiac valve specialist from Meridian, Idaho, is self-described intense, energetic, and fun. Mike believes hell play the game most like Sandra DIaz-Twine at the time. "She was always in the right position at the right time. She had fantastic strategies and game play," he said.
Karla Cruz Godoy
Coco Tribe Karla Cruz Godoy is welcomed from Newark, Del., where she is an educational project manager. Karla, 28, lives by the motto: "If you like something, modify it," Karla says, claiming that she will utilize her resiliency and eavesdropping skills to earn the prize.
Coco Tribe, 37, is a Philadelphia event planner who was awarded the United States Chess Open (the largest chess tournament in the United States) for his rating bracket. James excels and finds a sense of relief in chaos, which he believes will guide him towards becoming the Sole Survivor.
Baka Tribe Owen Knight, a 30-year-old college admissions director from New Orleans, believes his triple threat is unassuming, which will be the key to him winning the $1 million. "I would like to play a similar game to Adam Klein. He kept his threat low, had excellent relationships with everyone, and was his authentic superfan self," he said.
Noelle Lambert, a 25-year-old from Manchester, New Hampshire, was an accident, but had her leg removed in 2016, but has never let her prosthetic define her. She hopes to channel Kelley Wentworths for the second season in her own game. "She found hidden immunity idols and created blindsides to further herself in the game.
Sami Layadi, a 19-year-old pet cremator who works in sports, fitness, and journaling. Sami claims that he is "too conversationally and emotionally experienced with people to be unaware of my standing in the game at all times."
Jesse Lopez, who plays a gang member, is now playing the cast from Durham, New York. He has gone from being a gang member to turning his life around with a political science degree. Jesse believes he can adapt to any situation and build relationships with anyone. "Im definitely incorporating an academic mindset to the game because Ive spent more hours thinking about how people vote than Sandra [Diaz-Twine] and Boston Rob [Mariano] combined.
Coco Tribe If you ask Ryan Medrano why he believes he can be the Sole Survivor, then you know that he is a triple threat who can socialize, use his strength, and be quick at puzzles. The 25-year-old warehouse associate from El Paso, Texas, was born three months early with mild cerebral palsy. He was then discharged after four years of rehabilitation.
Dwight Moore, a 22-year-old graduate student from Collierville, Tenn., meets with Vesi Tribe. He hopes to emulate Wendell Hollands "Ghost Island" game, where he developed strong relationships and improved in difficulties. "I think this is the first time I have fulfilled my aim," Dwight said.
Elisabeth "Elie" Scott
Baka Tribe Elisabeth "Elie" Scott, a Salt Lake City clinical psychologist, is self-driving, keen on humor, and teaches as well. When she isn''t on, you can find her rock climbing, skiing, and playing karaoke in dive areas. Elie believes shell wins owing to her "natural social ability and cutthroat ability."
Jeanine Zheng, a 24-year-old backpacker who loves photography and running, believes that she can be the Sole Survivor because she can cultivate relationships with people from completely different backgrounds and examine the similarities between my various alliances.
Season 43 will be on Wednesdays at 8 pm ET/PT starting September 21. Episodes will be available on Paramount Plus after on Thursdays.
Survivor season 43 eliminated contestants
So far in Survivor Season 43, here are the contestants that have been eliminated.
Morriah Young, a Philadelphia teacher, was the first castaway voted out by her tribe (Baka). She wasn''t taking it too hard though, telling her other tribemates, "I love you guys. It''s okay." This season, other contestants may not be able to handle the moment with same pride.