Who's In The Cast Of Survivor Season 38: Edge Of Extinction?

It's once again time for 18 castaways to try and outwit, outplay, and outlast one another in attempt to be crowned Sole Survivor and earn themselves a whopping $1 million payday. ​Don't miss the season premiere of Survivor: Edge of Extinction on Wednesday. Feb. 20 at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access. 

Survivor: Edge of Extinction premieres on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access.

1. Survivor: Edge of Extinction premieres on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access.

It's once again time for a group of relative strangers to try and outwit, outplay, and outlast one another in attempt to be crowned Sole Survivor and earn themselves a whopping $1 million payday.

Survivor: Edge of Extinction features 18 castaways—four of whom are returnees—divided into two equal tribes, the Manu Tribe and the Kama Tribe.

This season presents a new layer to the game with the introduction of the island known as Edge of Extinction, which is where a person's will is severely tested to see what one is able to endure in order to become Sole Survivor.

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Those who can withstand the emotionally and physically difficult challenge will be afforded a shot for one of them to get back in the game and continue their quest for the grand prize.

"Survivor continues to reinvent itself with new energy, and this season we've added a new secret game-changing twist," said Executive Producer and host Jeff Probst. "After being voted out, players will be faced with a decision to either go home or go to the Edge of Extinction where they will be pushed further than ever before for a chance to get back in the game."

So who are the new and returning castaways on Edge of Extinction? Click to find out!

Don't miss the season premiere of Survivor: Edge of Extinction on Wednesday. Feb. 20 at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access.
Manu Tribe

2. Manu Tribe

Back row, left to right: Dan "The Wardog" DaSilva, Chris Underwood, Keith Sowell, Rick Devens
Front row, left to right: Wendy Diaz, Kelley Wentworth, David Wright, Reem Daly, Lauren O'Connell
Dan

3. Dan "The Wardog" DaSilva (Manu Tribe)

Age: 38
Hometown: Ossining, New York
Current residence: Los Angeles
Occupation: Law student/former military

Three words to describe you: Confident, self-amused, and passionate.

Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor
I bring a certain sex appeal that men my age haven't had for over a decade or most have never had. But I digress; I also bring a sharp mind, likeable, joyful personality, one that can be both subservient when I need to be and a leader when there is a vacuum of leadership.

I bring a strong set of physical skills, and I won't be the one whining and complaining. In the end, I'll make them laugh when we are all having a miserable moment.
​Reem Daly (Manu Tribe)

4. ​Reem Daly (Manu Tribe)

Age: 46
Hometown: Fairfax, Virginia
Current residence: Ashburn, Virginia
Occupation: Sales

Three words to describe you: Inquisitive, tenacious, and energetic.

Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor?
My social game is amazing and although I am honest to a fault, I know when to chill. I've been watching since 2000—I trust no one. Words mean zero to me. Actions speak louder!
​Rick Devens (Manu Tribe)

5. ​Rick Devens (Manu Tribe)

Age: 33
Hometown: Blacksburg, Virginia
Current residence: Macon, Georgia
Occupation: Morning news anchor

Three words to describe you: Funny, compassionate, and loyal.

Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor?
I'm an Eagle Scout and have all the basic survival/first aid skills. I'm a hard worker and good at alleviating tension.
​Wendy Diaz (Manu Tribe)

6. ​Wendy Diaz (Manu Tribe)

Age: 25
Hometown: Los Angeles
Current residence: Bell, California
Occupation: Small business owner

Three words to describe you: Idiosyncratic, fun-loving, and spontaneous.

Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor?
I think I have the agility and the cunningness to win. I love outdoorsy stuff and can't wait to see what the wilderness throws at me!
Lauren O'Connell (Manu Tribe)

7. Lauren O'Connell (Manu Tribe)

Age: 21
Hometown: Bakersfield, California
Current residence: Waco, Texas
Occupation: Student at Baylor University

Three words to describe you: Competitive, committed, and compassionate.

Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor
I have a competitive drive that few people can hope to match. I am a fierce athlete with the ability to endure extreme physical battles coupled with the desire to throw myself wholeheartedly into new adventures and challenging situations.

"Surviving" won't be an issue—I plan to outlast and win. I am brilliantly strategic but subtly humble about it, so people are not intimidated.

In addition, I have a plan for a spectacular social game that cannot be beaten: allowing people to feel like they are in charge, while ensuring them that they are important, loved, and valued, all while I am masterminding moves in the background.

I've studied this game for years, my Barbie and Ken doll were named Tina and Colby, and I know exactly how to manipulate if necessary in order to win.
Keith Sowell (Manu Tribe)

8. Keith Sowell (Manu Tribe)

Age: 19
Hometown: Fayetteville, North Carolina
Current residence: Durham, North Carolina
Occupation: Pre-med student

Three words to describe you: Religious, competitive, and creative.

Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor?
I know I can be the Sole Survivor because I've already been living against the odds. Me being a lower-class black man, I wasn't nurtured to be the salutatorian of his class that would be able to afford Duke University of all places. I didn't have the bloodline of doctors to show me how to succeed or the finances to take prep classes for educational opportunities. I didn't even know what class rank or GPA meant until junior year.

When I took the pre-SAT, I asked, "What class is this for?" I was set at a disadvantage, yet I made things happen. I went against the grain and did what I needed to do to put myself on a pre-med track.

I'm driven, focused, and possess the willpower to make mountains move.
​Chris Underwood (Manu Tribe)

9. ​Chris Underwood (Manu Tribe)

Age: 25
Hometown: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Current residence: Greenville, South Carolina
Occupation: District Sales Manager

Three words to describe you: Personable, hustler, and intuitive.

Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor?
I can make fire, fish, build shelter, and I will most likely be cooking a lot of meals. (I'm big into cooking.). Also, I'd work hard and won't lay around camp. I'm a team player, in terms of getting a group to work together, I am extremely competitive, and I will do whatever it takes to help my team win!
Kelley Wentworth (Manu Tribe)

10. Kelley Wentworth (Manu Tribe)

Age: 31
Hometown: Ephrata, Washington
Current residence: Seattle
Occupation: Marketing manager
Previous season: Second Chance, San Juan del Sur

Three words to describe you: Independent, expressive, and stubborn.

Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor?
I survived for 38 days last time. I think I can handle one more day.
David Wright (Manu Tribe)

11. David Wright (Manu Tribe)

Age: 44
Hometown: Philadelphia
Current residence: Sherman Oaks, California
Occupation: Television writer
Previous season: Millennials vs. Gen-X

Three words to describe you: OCD, nervous, and paranoid.

Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor?
I am going to win Survivor by applying all of the skills and knowledge gained from my first time playing the game in which I lasted 38 days. I'm going to play even harder to outwit, outplay, and outlast!&
Kama Tribe

12. Kama Tribe

Back row, left to right: Gavin Whitson, Ron Clark, Eric Hafemann, Joe Anglim
Front row, left to right: Julie Rosenberg, Aurora McCreary, Victoria Baamonde, Aubry Bracco, Julia Carter

Don't miss the season premiere of Survivor: Edge of Extinction on Wednesday. Feb. 20 at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access.
Joe Anglim (Kama Tribe)

13. Joe Anglim (Kama Tribe)

Age: 29
Hometown: Chandler, Arizona
Current residence: Ogden, Utah
Occupation: Multimedia artist
Previous season: Worlds Apart, Second Chance

Three words to describe you: Adaptable, adventurous, and able.

Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor?
Hopefully, I've gained enough experience from my last two failed attempts and I can take all that I learned and apply it. I know I can get to the end if I'm adaptable enough. I just have to constantly adjust and rely on both my past knowledge of how to interact and motivate others to produce good, positive results. Just going to play "smarter, not harder."
Aubry Bracco (Kama Tribe)

14. Aubry Bracco (Kama Tribe)

Age: 32
Hometown: Hampton Falls, New Hampshire
Current residence: Los Angeles
Occupation: Marketing director
Previous season: Kaôh Rōng, Game Changers

Three words to describe you: Intuitive, scrappy, and persistent.

Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor?
Because I never quit.
Victoria Baamonde (Kama Tribe)

15. Victoria Baamonde (Kama Tribe)

Age: 23
Hometown: Bronx, New York
Current residence: Bronx, New York
Occupation: Waitress

Three words to describe you: Controlling, ambitious, and witty.

Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor?
I truly think I have everything it takes to outwit, outplay, and outlast. I am and always have been a hustler. I work hard to achieve my goals. I'm sociable, very smart, strong, and self-aware enough to know when to tone down the quantities that make me a threat. I'm not afraid to lie and backstab, but I'm smart enough to know without alliances and bonds, you will never win.
Ron Clark (Kama Tribe)

16. Ron Clark (Kama Tribe)

Age: 46
Hometown: Chocowinity, North Carolina
Current residence: Atlanta
Occupation: Teacher at Ron Clark Academy

Three words to describe you: Visionary, compassionate, "mean girl."

Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor?
My passion for life rubs off on people and, with focus, I can change people's moods and get them to follow my lead. I'll use my Southern charm to disarm, my big personality to entertain and my loyal nature to disorient. 
​Julia Carter (Kama Tribe)

17. ​Julia Carter (Kama Tribe)

Age: 24
Hometown: Hazleton, Pennsylvania
Current residence: Bethesda, Maryland
Occupation: Medical assistant

Three words to describe you: Adventurous, resilient, and personable.

Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor?
I am a team player and an excellent communicator. I have charm and wits and I'm not afraid to make risky moves.
​Eric Hafemann (Kama Tribe)

18. ​Eric Hafemann (Kama Tribe)

Age: 34
Hometown: Chicago
Current residence: Livermore, California
Occupation: Firefighter

Three words to describe you: Enthusiastic, outgoing, and spontaneous.

Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor?
I think I have a lot of skills that serve a team well. I have a strong work ethic, I'm good with my hands, I'm strong and physical, and I think I'm good at making people feel valued. Another thing I'm good at is keeping [and] bringing people together.

I think I have the gift of mediation, which will be huge in Survivor! Someone has to keep the alliance glue sticky... I just might be that guy.
​Aurora McCreary (Kama Tribe)

19. ​Aurora McCreary (Kama Tribe)

Age: 32
Hometown: Pensacola, Florida
Current residence: Orlando, Florida
Occupation: Divorce lawyer

Three words to describe you: Direct, ruthless, and athletic.

Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor?
I will bring my analytical skills. I'm good at going into a situation knowing what I want, reading others and finding out what drives them, then manipulating the situation to make them think my goal is theirs. I have the ability to take the personal side out and bring forth the cutthroat side.
​Julie Rosenberg (Kama Tribe)

20. ​Julie Rosenberg (Kama Tribe)

Age: 46
Hometown: Baltimore
Current residence: New York City
Occupation: Toymaker

Three words to describe you: Underestimated, determined, and maybe a little neurotic. Okay, I'm definitely neurotic.

Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor?
There is no doubt that I will be out of my comfort zone every step of the way, but when I set out to do something, I become laser focused and I never give up.

While I may not be the strongest physical player out there, I am smart, social, and will play the game with both my brain and my heart. I have waited 18 years to do this and nothing is going to stop me from winning. No other outcome is even an option!
Gavin Whitson (Kama Tribe)

21. Gavin Whitson (Kama Tribe)

Age: 23
Hometown: Erwin, Tennessee
Current residence: Erwin, Tennessee
Occupation: YMCA program director

Three words to describe you: Sarcastic, hungry, and a dreamer.

Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor?
First off, if I can survive running a summer camp with 100 crazy kids, I know I can survive on an island with 20 crazy people. That's 80 less crazies to deal with! I'm from the South, so being outdoors is in my blood.

I also bring the mindset where if you want something, you get off your ass and go get it. Nothing will be handed to you. I will earn my spot in the group.

Don't miss the season premiere of Survivor: Edge of Extinction on Wednesday. Feb. 20 at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access.