Meet The Men Of “Survivor: Cagayan”: PHOTOS

survivor: cagayan

Reality television mainstay Survivor returns to CBS tonight.  Before you even have time to ask how this show is possibly still on the air, someone will be eliminated from the tribe.

This season, known as Survivor: Cagayan, is looking to change up the tried-and-true tribe vs tribe formula by pitting Brains vs Beauties vs Brawn.  (More astute observers will ask, wasn’t that always the concept, really?)  Now, quite literally, contestants will be categorized based on their skill sets and forced to compete alongside similarly composed teammates.

All that game-changing is well and good, but let’s get to the real reason why you clicked on this story.  Check out the men of Survivor: Cagayan, below:

Name: Cliff Robinson (46)
Tribe Designation: Brawn Tribe
Current Residence: Buffalo, N.Y.
Occupation: Former NBA All-Star
Personal Claim to Fame: Playing 18 years in the NBA. (Played for the Portland Trail Blazers, Phoenix Suns, Detroit Pistons, Golden State Warriors and New Jersey Nets)

Name (Age): Garrett Adelstein (27)
Tribe Designation: Brains Tribe
Current Residence: Santa Monica, California. Born, raised and went to college at The University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona.
Occupation: Pro Poker Player
Personal Claim to Fame: Being valedictorian of my high school class of over 500 students; graduating Summa Cum Laude with Honors at The University of Arizona.

Name (Age): LJ McKanas (34)
Tribe Designation: Beauty Tribe
Current Residence: Boston, Mass.
Occupation: Horse Trainer
Personal Claim to Fame: Making the Hall of Fame at Northeastern University and my high school.

Name (Age): David Samson (45)
Tribe Designation: Brains Tribe
Current Residence: Plantation, Fla.
Occupation: President, Miami Marlins
Personal Claim to Fame: Got local government in Miami to contribute over 350 million dollars to a new baseball park during the recession.

Name (Age): Yung “Woo” Hwang (29)
Tribe Designation: Brawn Tribe
Current Residence: Newport Beach, Calif.
Occupation: Martial Arts Instructor
Personal Claim to Fame: Graduating College
Inspiration in Life: My parents. They taught me the meaning of hard work and commitment.

Name (Age): Tony Vlachos (39)
Tribe Designation: Brawn Tribe
Current Residence: Jersey City, N.J.
Occupation: Police Officer
Personal Claim to Fame: Becoming a Jersey City police officer.

Name (Age): Spencer Bledsoe (21)
Tribe Designation: Brains Tribe
Current Residence: Chicago, Ill.
Occupation: Economics Student at the University of Chicago
Personal Claim to Fame: Captain of my high school cross country and track teams, Georgia’s 2009-2010 High School Chess Champion, tying for 1st at the World Open Chess tournament for a prize of $6,609 and becoming a U.S. Chess Expert.

Name (Age): Jeremiah Wood (34)
Tribe Designation: Beauty Tribe
Current Residence: Dobson, N.C.
Occupation: Male Model
Personal Claim to Fame: Buying my first house on my own.

Name: Brice Johnston (27)
Tribe Designation: Beauty Tribe
Current Residence: Philadelphia, Penn.
Occupation: Social Worker
Personal Claim to Fame: Being the only person from my immediate family to graduate college.

Spoiler alert: Brice is our fav and if you can’t figure out why here’s a gif to explain.

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