Sandra! Boston Rob! Meet the ‘Survivor’ Season 39 Cast

How would you play Survivor if you had two of the best competitors there to mentor you? The cast of Survivor: Island of Idols will get to do just that. On Monday, September 9, CBS announced the cast of season 39 of Survivor, including legends Boston Rob Mariano and Sandra Diaz-Twine, who return to the game to serve as mentors to a group of 20 new castaways in the Mamanuca Islands in Fiji.

Rob, 43, has competed on four seasons of Survivor; he was the runner-up on All-Stars and won Redemption Island. He also competed on two seasons of The Amazing Race and landed in second place on season 7. Meanwhile, Sandra has competed in three seasons of Survivor and won two. She is the series’ only two-time winner.

For the first time, the duo will mentor the 20 castaways. Some of the contestants will have the chance to visit the Island of Idols to learn from them. There are various ways for the castaways to visit the island; when there, they “will have to decide if they should put their knowledge to the test for a chance at a possible advantage in the game or risk losing something very important in the process,” according to the press release.

“It’s a Survivor boot camp where each week, players will be instructed on a different facet of the game and then have a chance to test what they’ve learned for a shot at an advantage,” host Jeff Probst said in the press release.

Meet the 20 castaways below:

Ronnie Bardah

Pro Poker Player, 35, from Brockton, Massachusetts
Lairo Tribe

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Elizabeth Beisel

Olympic Medalist, 26, from Saunderstown, Rhode Island
Lairo Tribe

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Missy Byrd

Air Force Veteran, 24, from Decatur, Georgia
Lairo Tribe

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Dean Kowalski

Tech Sales, 28, from Westfield, New Jersey
Lairo Tribe

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Tom Laidlaw

Former NHL Player, 60, Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Lairo Tribe

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Aaron Meredith

Gym Owner, 36, from Uncasville, Connecticut 
Lairo Tribe 

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Vince Moua

Admissions Counselor, 27, from Merced, California
Lairo Tribe

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Karishma Patel

Personal Injury Lawyer, 37, from Philadelphia
Lairo Tribe

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Elaine Stott

Factory Worke, 41, from Woodbine, Kentucky
Lairo Tribe

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Chelsea Walker

Digital Content Creator, 26, from Marlton, New Jersey
Lairo Tribe 

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Lauren Beck

Nanny, 28, from Glendale, California
Vokai Tribe

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Molly Byman

Law Student, 27, from Boston
Vokai Tribe

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Janet Carbin

Chief Lifeguard, 59, from Neptune, New Jersey
Vokai Tribe

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Kellee Kim

MBA Student, 29, from Costa Mesa, California
Vokai Tribe

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Jason Linden

Personal Injury Lawyer, 32, from New York City
Vokai Tribe

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Jack Nichting

Graduate Student, 23, from Newport News, Virginia
Vokai Tribe

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Noura Salman

Entrepreneur, 36, from London
Vokai Tribe 

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Tommy Sheehan

Fourth Grade Teacher, 26, from Bayville, New York
Vokai Tribe

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Jamal Shipman

College Administrator, 33, from Jersey City, New Jersey
Vokai Tribe

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Dan Spilo

Talent Manager, 48, from New York City
Vokai Tribe

Survivor premieres on CBS Wednesday, September 25, at 8 p.m. ET.

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