August 20, 2012 9:45am PT by Philiana Ng
'Survivor: Philippines' Cast Announced
CBS has revealed the identities of 15 of the 18 castaways on the upcoming installment of its long-running competition show Survivor: Philippines.
Competitors include former baseball star Jeff Kent, who played for the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers, as well as The Facts of Life star Lisa Whelchel (aka Blair).
The remaining three contestants, former players who were evacuated on their respective seasons for medical reasons, will be announced later this week. There have been 10 medical evacuations during the series' run, including Russell Swan of Survivor: Samoa, Mike Skupin of Survivor: Australian Outback and James Clement of Survivor: Fans vs. Favorites.
Names of the three tribes (Kalabaw, water buffalo; Tandang, rooster; and Matsing, monkey) will be after animals from the region.
Here is the cast as it stands now:
KALABAW: TANDANG: MATSING:
Sarah Dawson Abi-Maria Gomes Malcolm Freberg
Age: 28 Age: 32 Age: 25
Silver Spring, Md. Los Angeles Hermosa Beach, Calif.
Insurance Sales Business Student Bartender
Katie Hanson Roberta “RC” Saint-Amour Zane Knight
Age: 22 Age: 27 Age: 28
Newark, Del. New York Danville, Va.
Former Miss Delaware Investment Banker Tire Repair
Jeff Kent Artis Silvester Angie Layton
Age: 44 Age: 53 Age: 20
Austin, Texas Terry Town, La. Provo, Utah
Retired MLB Player Computer Engineer Student
Dana Lambert Lisa Whelchel Roxanne “Roxy” Morris
Age: 32 Age: 49 Age: 28
Winston-Salem, N.C. Dallas Brooklyn, N.Y.
Cosmetologist Former TV Teen Star Seminary Student
Carter Williams Peter “Pete” Yurkowski Denise Stapley
Age: 24 Age: 24 Age: 41
Shawnee, Kan. Holmdel, N.J. Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Track Coach Engineering Graduate Sex Therapist
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The 25th season premieres Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 8 p.m. on CBS.