'Survivor: Philippines' Cast Announced

Survivor: Philippines Cast - H 2012
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Survivor: Philippines Cast - H 2012

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).

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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.

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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


Former Castaway: ?         Former Castaway: ?                Former Castaway: ?

Age: ?                                   Age: ?                                          Age: ?

Current Residence: ?              Current Residence: ?                     Current Residence: ?

Occupation: ?                        Occupation: ?                                Occupation: ?

The 25th season premieres Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 8 p.m. on CBS.

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