Thursday, September 14, 2006

Bios Of Castways Released As SURVIVOR COOKS ISLAND Premieres Tonight


Twenty New Castaways Set To Compete When The 13th Installment Of The Hit Television Series Premieres this evening, Thursday, September 14th

Ethnically Diverse Cast To Initially Be Organized Into Four Tribes Divided Along Ethnic Lines

The 20 new castaways who will compete in SURVIVOR: COOK ISLANDS when the 13th installment of the Emmy Award-winning series premieres this evening, Thursday, September 14 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

SURVIVOR: COOK ISLANDS will feature the series′ most ethnically diverse cast to date. The castaways will initially be organized into four tribes divided along ethnic lines (African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic and White) before merging in a later episode.

In addition, throughout the series, at least one castaway each episode will be banished to a separate island (Exile Island) miles away from camp. While being separated from the tribe is not desirable, the castaways will learn that there is a hidden Immunity Idol somewhere on Exile Island. If found, this Immunity Idol could save an individual from being voted out at a future Tribal Council.

Bios and pictures of each castaway has been posted by and are available by going to:

Rebecca Borman Age 34 from Laurelton, NY

ANH-TUAN "CAO BOI" BUI (Pronounced Cowboy) Age 42 from Christianburg, VA

Sekou Bunch Age 45 from Los Angeles, CA

J.P. Calderon Age 30 from Marina Del Rey, CA

Cristina Coria Age 35 from Los Angeles, CA

Stephannie Favor Age 35 from Columbia, SC

Billy Garcia Age 36 from New York, NY

Adam Gentry Age 28 from San Diego, CA

Nathan Gonzalez Age 26 from Los Angeles, CA

Jenny Guzon-Bae Age 36 from Lake Forest, IL

Yul Kwon Age 31 from San Mateo, CA

Becky Lee Age 28 from Washington, DC

Oscar "Ozzy" Lusth Age 25 from Venice, CA

Cecilia Mansilla Age 29 from Oakland, CA

Sundra Oakley Age 29 from Los Angeles, CA

Jonathan Penner Age 44 from Los Angeles, CA

Parvati Shallow Age 23 from Los Angeles, CA

Jessica Smith Age 27 from Chico, CA

Brad Virata Age 29 from Los Angeles, CA

Candice Woodcock Age 23 from Fayetteville, NC