Survivor Season 37: Meet The Cast Of David Vs. Goliath

Before the season premiere on Wednesday, Sept. 26, stay tuned right here to CBS.com to meet the all-new castaways of Survivor on Wednesday, Sept. 5.

Meet the new castaways of David vs. Goliath

1. Meet the new castaways of David vs. Goliath

Survivor has always been a game for underdogs. Typically, it's the castaways vs. the elements; but now, in addition to the elements, the theme is expanding to impact the actual tribes themselves. 

In Survivor: David vs. Goliath, castaways will be divided into tribes comprised of those who come from a place of privilege and those who have scratched and clawed their way through life to prove themselves, all in an epic battle to become Sole Survivor... and $1 million richer. 

Before the season premiere on Wednesday, Sept. 26, meet the all-new Survivor castaways of Season 37.

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David Tribe

2. David Tribe

Meet the Davids, who have overcome adversity in their lives. 

Back row, left to right: Elizabeth Olson, Carl Boudreaux, Nick Wilson, Davie Rickenbacker, Pat Cusack

Front row, left to right: Bi Nguyen, Lyrsa Torres, Jessica Peet, Gabby Pascuzzi, Christian Hubicki
Carl Boudreaux (David Tribe)

3. Carl Boudreaux (David Tribe)

Age: 41
Hometown: Beaumont, Texas
Current residence: Houston
Occupation: Truck Driver

Three words to describe you: Objective, tenacious, and adventurous.

Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor
I feel that I can outwit, outlast, and outplay everyone else. 

Read Carl's full bio.
Pat Cusack (David Tribe)

4. Pat Cusack (David Tribe)

Age: 40
Hometown: Cohoes, New York
Current residence: Watervliet, New York
Occupation: Maintenance Manager

Three words to describe you: Funny, hard-working, and loving.

Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor?
My mental, physical, and emotional skills are unmatched. My dedication and determination are my strongest assets. 

Read Pat's full bio.
Christian Hubicki (David Tribe)

5. Christian Hubicki (David Tribe)

Age: 32
Hometown: Baltimore
Current residence: Tallahassee, Florida
Occupation: Robotics Scientist

Three words to describe you: Intellectual, jovial, and driven.

Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor
I'll win with my intelligence, kindness, and creativity. I'll be quick to assess threats and avenues of advancement while cultivating positive relationships with everyone. If I'm in a tight spot, I'll adapt and figure a way out. What could go wrong?

Read Christian's full bio.
Bi Nguyen (David Tribe)

6. Bi Nguyen (David Tribe)

Age: 28
Hometown: Houston
Current residence: Houston
Occupation: MMA Fighter

Three words to describe you: Strong, smart, and funny.

Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor?
I am an elite athlete. I would win many challenges and would be a great asset to the team. I was born and lived in rural Vietnam until I was 9 years old so my natural survival skills are impeccable. I've sold cars for a living and can convince people of what they want and need. 

Being a fighter, I'm a great strategist. Before a fight, besides the physical training, we watch and study film on our opponents to assess and strategize how to defeat them. Most of all, I am adaptable. 

Read Bi's full bio.
Elizabeth Olson (David Tribe)

7. Elizabeth Olson (David Tribe)

Age: 31
Hometown: Dallas, Ft. Worth, Texas
Current residence: Longview, Texas
Occupation: Kitchen Staff 

Three words to describe you: Hardworking, unique, and crazy.

Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor
I will be liked and needed by all especially at the beginning, the provider role. I will develop relationships with unlikely people and help bring cultures and ages together. I will be competitive in challenges. I am strong and don't quit. I didn't quit through my season of depression. Just kept putting one foot in front of the other. Didn't rely on feelings, but logic.

I defend people and injustices. People talk to me because I am trustworthy. I have watched enough of the game to know how it is played, but not so fanatic about it that I am a geek. I just LOVE the show. I love strategy and don't mind cutting ties if it benefits me, even if it is hard. I have moved all over the planet and it all worked out. 

Read Elizabeth's full bio.
Gabby Pascuzzi (David Tribe)

8. Gabby Pascuzzi (David Tribe)

Age: 25
Hometown: St. Augustine, Florida 
Current residence: Denver 
Occupation: Technical Writer

Three words to describe you: Excitable, intelligent, and empathetic. 

Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor
I have the knowledge of the game, but I'm social enough to hide it and not be a (complete) dork. I'm an emotional, empathetic person who happens to have the capacity for analytical thinking. My balance between brain and heart will win me allies and a million dollars.

Read Gabby's full bio.
Jessica Peet (David Tribe)

9. Jessica Peet (David Tribe)

Age: 19
Hometown: Lakeland, Florida 
Current residence: Lakeland, Florida 
Occupation: Waitress

Three words to describe you: Outgoing, positive, and motivated.

Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor
I'll survive because I feel I'm extremely adaptable. I'm able to think fast, and make decisions when needed. I also have a lot of knowledge about the game itself and I don't think people will expect that. I thrive when I'm being underestimated and I feel like in this game "the young blonde" is easily looked over. 

Read Jessica's full bio.
Davie Rickenbacker (David Tribe)

10. Davie Rickenbacker (David Tribe)

Age: 30
Hometown: Orangeburg, South Carolina
Current residence: Atlanta
Occupation: Social Media Manager

Three words to describe you: Uncommon, adventurous, and calculating.

Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor?
I understand how packs work. As a Siberian husky breeder, I know that in order to gain the trust of my pups, I have to feed them. I'm a skilled fisherman so as soon as I can get in the water to catch fish for my tribe, I will earn their trust.

I also build doghouses and construct kennels for my pups and with my tribe, this would be no different. Creating new innovative, comforting types of shelter will show me as an asset.

Lastly, with my pack, I have to be stern with them. I will mingle with the entire tribe, not just a few to show my sociability while also being assertive with them when it's time to put my foot down.

Read Davie's full bio.
Lyrsa Torres (David Tribe)

11. Lyrsa Torres (David Tribe)

Age: 36 
Hometown: Puerto Rico
Current residence: Boston
Occupation: Airline Agent

Three words to describe you: Overachiever, funny, and resourceful.

Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor?
I might not be a physical threat, although I have been doing kickboxing for about four months, but I think studying other contestants, using their weaknesses to my advantage, and keeping a good social game, I would win. I am mostly relying on my social game.

I will vote off people but my relationships with them would be real. I am a very loyal, honest person, so I would try not to backstab people, but it's a game and I want to win. 

Read Lyrsa's full bio.
Nick Wilson (David Tribe)

12. Nick Wilson (David Tribe)

Age: 27
Hometown: Williamsburg, Kentucky
Current residence: Williamsburg, Kentucky
Occupation: Public Defender 

Three words to describe you: Charming, outgoing, and intelligent.

Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor
I know I could be the final Survivor because I am the total package for this game, First, I am an adamant, hard-working son of a gun. I have chased my dreams my whole life and achieved those, despite humble beginnings.

Second, I am a likeable, social guy. Third, I am physically fit and stronger than I look. I will do great in the challenges—tribal and individual, physical and puzzle. Fourth, I am very smart and it is hidden well behind my accent and appreciation for small town life. I will definitely be underestimated.

Finally, I am a Survivor strategy expert. I am a super fan who has analyzed every season and every move. As I said, I am the Survivor total package.  

Read Nick's full bio.
Goliath Tribe

13. Goliath Tribe

Meet the Goliaths, who tend to capitalize on their individual advantages and use it against their opponents. 

Back row, from left to right: Jeremy Crawford, Alec Merlino, Alison Raybould, John Hennigan, Dan Rengering

Front row, from left to right: Mike White, Natalie Cole, Kara Kay, Natalia Azoqa, Angelina Keeley
Natalia Azoqa (Goliath Tribe)

14. Natalia Azoqa (Goliath Tribe)

Age: 25
Hometown: Irvine, California
Current residence: Irvine, California
Occupation: Industrial Engineer

Three words to describe you: Confident, charismatic, and blunt.

Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor
I believe I will be the final Survivor because not only am I good at reading people, but I know how to get what I want. I know how to work people into doing things for me and that could help me make big moves in the game. 

Read Natalia's full bio.
Natalie Cole (Goliath Tribe)

15. Natalie Cole (Goliath Tribe)

Age: 56
Hometown: Los Angeles
Current residence: Los Angeles
Occupation: Publishing CEO

Three words to describe you: Competitive, decisive, and persistent.

Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor
I am analytical, logical, calculating, strategic, and can read people well even when they are not openly sharing. I am a young 56-year-old with great energy and people often guess my age to be 10-15 years younger than I am. I understand the game and have always been a risk taker. I am not afraid to make big moves. I am a strong competitor in all that I do. I got this.

Read Natalie's full bio.
Jeremy Crawford (Goliath Tribe)

16. Jeremy Crawford (Goliath Tribe)

Age: 40
Hometown: Clover, South Carolina
Current residence: New York City
Occupation: Attorney

Three words to describe you: Funny, logical, and intuitive. 

Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor?
I believe I have an uncanny ability to read people well and gain their trust. I am also not hindered by what others back home will think of me, so I hopefully won't be afraid to make big moves.

Read Jeremy's full bio.
John Hennigan (Goliath Tribe)

17. John Hennigan (Goliath Tribe)

Age: 38
Hometown: Los Angeles
Current residence: Los Angeles
Occupation: Pro Wrestler 

Three words to describe you: Irreverent, ambitious, and optimistic.

Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor
My daily life consists of physical training, building relationships, and positioning myself favorably in dozens of wrestling organizations worldwide. I currently consistently work for over 20 different wrestling promotions all over the world. Two years ago, I came to Triple A without speaking fluent Spanish and sat in a locker room full of prideful luchadores, some of whom had worked for that company for over 20 years.

Less than one year later, I'm the first non-Mexican Triple Champion of Triple A because I positioned myself strategically within that organization, built a great relationship with the owner, and by kicking ass, like I kick ass in the ring my talent could not be overlooked. I am an English speaking Irish-American who grew up in Palos Verdes, and a multi-million dollar Mexican wrestling company decided that I am the best person to represent their brand.

Everywhere I go the challenge is the same. I win because I understand how to play the game. 

Read John's full bio.
Kara Kay (Goliath Tribe)

18. Kara Kay (Goliath Tribe)

Age: 30
Hometown: San Diego
Current residence: San Diego
Occupation: Realtor 

Three words to describe you: Energetic, persistent, and passionate.

Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor
I am relentless. I don't give up. I know how to get along and even make friends with all walks of life. I'm kind of a chameleon. I guess I'd consider myself pretty savvy and adept. I observe everything, yet have the ability to keep to myself if need be. I'm strong and focused, therefore could be a threat in challenges.

Plus, I am not afraid to be cutthroat if I have to. In today's world, I think you'd call that savage. My social game would be impressive, plus I could win over the Jury with game tactics and strategy. 

Read Kara's full bio.
Angelina Keeley (Goliath Tribe)

19. Angelina Keeley (Goliath Tribe)

Age: 28
Hometown: Sparks, Nevada 
Current residence: San Clemente, California
Occupation: Financial Consultant 

Three words to describe you: Intuitive, persuasive, and loving.

Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor
I have always been an extremely optimistic and positive person, I always see the best in everything/everyone and make the most out of even the hardest situations. Even though I'm not super outdoorsy, I'm a quick learner and always down to try something new.

I'm also scrappy, adaptable, smart, fun, and determined as hell. Most importantly though, my love for people, empathy, and emotional awareness are what I credit for much of what I've accomplished in my 28 years of life. I'm able to get along with anyone, and people tend to trust me. 

Lastly, I'm not afraid to take risks and play hard. I will use all of these skills, at the right time with the right people, in order to make it all the way to the end.

Read Angelina's full bio.
Alec Merlino (Goliath Tribe)

20. Alec Merlino (Goliath Tribe)

Age: 24 
Hometown: San Clemente, California
Current residence: San Clemente, California
Occupation: Bartender

Three words to describe you: Charismatic, tenacious, and humorous.

Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor
I have the ability to charm people around me, both guys and girls. I can read people and understand situations better than most. My personality is endearing and I'm able to adapt in different environments. My job is to deal with all walks of life just like Survivor, and for that reason my social game is going to be unstoppable.

Read Alec's full bio.
Alison Raybould (Goliath Tribe)

21. Alison Raybould (Goliath Tribe)

Age: 28
Hometown: Leawood, Kansas
Current residence: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Occupation: Physician

Three words to describe you: Hero, healer, and hustler.

Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor
The stakes are higher for me than most as I am acutely aware of what I am giving up (in stepping away from my patients and my program for two months), so I will not be afraid to make big moves. I will fight until the very end, and then when sitting across from the jury at the final Tribal Council, they will all commend the brilliant, strategic game I played. 

Read Alison's full bio.
Dan Rengering (Goliath Tribe)

22. Dan Rengering (Goliath Tribe)

Age: 27
Hometown: Lake Butler, Florida
Current Residence: Gainesville, Florida
Occupation: S.W.A.T. Officer

Three words to describe you: Determined, athletic, and competitive. 

Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor
I believe that I could be the winner for multiple reasons. I have a strong desire to win. I always want to win at absolutely everything I do. Whether it be checkers with my girls or just trying to be the first one to a call for service at work. I always want to be first. 

I have a strong work ethic. When I put my mind on something and decide that's what I want, I go and get it. Prime examples would be making our S.W.A.T. team. Prior to trying out, I was a very overweight guy. I decided that I wanted to be more than just a regularly everyday beat cop and I did whatever it took to do it. I changed my diet drastically, I worked out every single day, and I went to the track and ran sprints 2-3 times a week. 

Lastly, I'm very good with people. My career requires me to be able to talk to people all day. Everything I do at work requires interaction with people, and more importantly people who are typically either angry or distressed. I am very good at talking to people and convincing them to do things that they typically wouldn't want to do. I am quite skilled at calming people down when they are upset or angry. 

Read Dan's full bio.
Mike White (Goliath Tribe)

23. Mike White (Goliath Tribe)

Age: 47
Hometown: San Diego
Current residence: Los Angeles
Occupation: Filmmaker 

Three words to describe you: Curious/funny, dynamic, and imaginative.

Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor
I have the desire. I know the game. I am a student of human psychology, like what people say and how they behave. 

Read Mike's full bio.

STREAM: Every Single Episode Of Survivor On CBS All Access

Don't miss the 90-minute season premiere of Survivor: David vs. Goliath on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access