Three Rhode Island residents among the twenty castaways who will compete on ‘Survivor’ Season 39

Rhode Island will be well represented when Survivor returns to its prime time spot later this month.

CBS announced today the 20 castaways who will compete against each other on Survivor when the Emmy Award-winning series returns for its 39th season with a special 90-minute premiere at 8 pm Wednesday, September 25 CBS.

Representing Rhode Island will be Elizabeth Beisel, a former Olympian from Saunderstown; Aaron Meredith, a gym owner from Warwick; and Jamal Shipman, a college administrator from Providence.

Of course, Rhode Island has a long history with Survivor. Survivor: Borneo, the first season of CBS’s Survivor in 2000, was won by Richard Hatch, a corporate trainer from Newport.

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This edition features two legendary winners, Boston Rob Mariano and Sandra Diaz-Twine, who return to the game to serve as mentors to a group of 18 new players.

Combined, Boston Rob and Sandra have played over 200 days in this game and plan to share their knowledge with the new castaways, but for the first time ever, they won’t be competing for the money. During the 39 days, these new players will visit the Island of the Idols and learn skills and strategy from these “idols.” The new players will then put their knowledge to the test and those who can rise up to the challenge will continue their quest for $1 million and the title of Sole Survivor.

The following is the complete list of the 20 castaways competing this fall.

LAIRO” TRIBE

Ronnie Bardah (35)

Ronnie BardahGet to know Ronnie and all of the Survivor: Island Of The Idols Castaways now: http://bit.ly/2m8S30p

Posted by Survivor on Monday, September 9, 2019

Hometown: Brockton, Mass.

Current Residence: Henderson, Nev.

Occupation: Pro Poker Player

Elizabeth Beisel (26)

Elizabeth BeiselLearn more about Elizabeth and the Season 39 cast of Survivor: http://bit.ly/2m8S30p

Posted by Survivor on Monday, September 9, 2019

Hometown: Saunderstown, R.I.

Current Residence: Saunderstown, R.I.

Occupation: Olympic Medalist

Missy Byrd (24)

Missy ByrdHere's the Survivor contestant Missy thinks she is most like: http://bit.ly/2m8S30p

Posted by Survivor on Monday, September 9, 2019

Hometown: Decatur, Ga.

Current Residence: Tacoma, Wash.

Occupation: Air Force Veteran

Dean Kowalski (28)

Dean KowalskiHere's why Dean thinks he'll "survive" Survivor: Island Of The Idols: http://bit.ly/2m8S30p

Posted by Survivor on Monday, September 9, 2019

Hometown: Westfield, N. J.

Current Residence: New York, N.Y.

Occupation: Tech Sales

Tom Laidlaw (60)

Tom LaidlawLearn more about Tom and the Season 39 cast of Survivor: http://bit.ly/2m8S30p

Posted by Survivor on Monday, September 9, 2019

Hometown: Brampton, Ontario, Canada

Current Residence: Greenwich, Conn.

Occupation: Former NHL Player

Aaron Meredith (36)

Aaron MeredithHere’s Aaron's strategy going into Season 39: http://bit.ly/2m8S30p

Posted by Survivor on Monday, September 9, 2019

Hometown: Uncasville, Conn.

Current Residence: Warwick, R.I.

Occupation: Gym Owner

Vince Moua (27)

Vince MouaLearn more about Vince and the entire cast of Season 39: http://bit.ly/2m8S30p

Posted by Survivor on Monday, September 9, 2019

Hometown: Merced, Calif.

Current Residence: Palo Alto, Calif.

Occupation: Admissions Counselor

Karishma Patel (37)

Karishma PatelGet to know Karishma and all of the Survivor: Island Of The Idols Castaways now: http://bit.ly/2m8S30p

Posted by Survivor on Monday, September 9, 2019

Hometown: Philadelphia

Current Residence: Houston

Occupation: Personal Injury Lawyer

Elaine Stott (41)

Elaine StottLearn more about Elaine and the Survivor Season 39 cast: http://bit.ly/2m8S30p

Posted by Survivor on Monday, September 9, 2019

Hometown: Woodbine, Ky.

Current Residence: Rockholds, Ky.

Occupation: Factory Worker

Chelsea Walker (26)

Chelsea Walker Here's why Chelsea thinks she'll "survive" Survivor: Island Of The Idols: http://bit.ly/2m8S30p

Posted by Survivor on Monday, September 9, 2019

Hometown: Marlton, N.J.

Current Residence: Los Angeles

Occupation: Digital Content Creator

VOKAI” TRIBE

Lauren Beck (28)

Here they are! Get to know the 20 new Castaways that will compete on Season 39 premiering Wednesday, September 25 at 8/7c.Here's EVERYTHING you need to know: http://bit.ly/2m8S30p

Posted by Survivor on Monday, September 9, 2019

Hometown: Bakersfield, Calif. and Rochester Hills, Mich.

Current Residence: Glendale, Calif.

Occupation: Nanny

Molly Byman (27)

Molly BymanGet to know Molly and all of the Survivor: Island Of The Idols Castaways now: http://bit.ly/2m8S30p

Posted by Survivor on Monday, September 9, 2019

Hometown: Boston

Current Residence: Durham, N.C.

Occupation: Law Student

Janet Carbin (59)

Janet CarbinHere's the Survivor contestant Janet thinks she is most like: http://bit.ly/2m8S30p

Posted by Survivor on Monday, September 9, 2019

Hometown: Neptune, N.J.

Current Residence: Palm Bay, Fla.

Occupation: Chief Lifeguard

Kellee Kim (29)

Kellee KimHere's the Survivor contestant Kellee thinks she is most like: http://bit.ly/2m8S30p

Posted by Survivor on Monday, September 9, 2019

Hometown: Costa Mesa, Calif.

Current Residence: Philadelphia

Occupation: MBA Student

Jason Linden (32)

Jason LindenLearn Jason's primary motivation for being on Survivor: http://bit.ly/2m8S30p

Posted by Survivor on Monday, September 9, 2019

Hometown: New York, N.Y.

Current Residence: New York, N.Y.

Occupation: Personal Injury Lawyer

Jack Nichting (23)

Jack NichtingHere's why Jack thinks he'll "survive" Survivor: Island Of The Idols: http://bit.ly/2m8S30p

Posted by Survivor on Monday, September 9, 2019

Hometown: Newport News, Va.

Current Residence: Harrisonburg, Va.

Occupation: Graduate Student

Noura Salman (36)

Noura SalmanLearn Noura's primary motivation for being on Survivor: http://bit.ly/2m8S30p

Posted by Survivor on Monday, September 9, 2019

Hometown: London, UK / Bethesda, Md.

Current Residence: North Potomac, Md.

Occupation: Entrepreneur

Tommy Sheehan (26)

Tommy SheehanGet to know Tommy and all of the Survivor: Island Of The Idols Castaways now: http://bit.ly/2m8S30p

Posted by Survivor on Monday, September 9, 2019

Hometown: Bayville, N.Y.

Current Residence: Long Beach, N.Y.

Occupation: 4th Grade Teacher

Jamal Shipman (33)

Jamal ShipmanGet to know Jamal and all of the Survivor: Island Of The Idols Castaways now: http://bit.ly/2m8S30p

Posted by Survivor on Monday, September 9, 2019

Hometown: Jersey City, N.J.

Current Residence: Providence, R.I.

Occupation: College Administrator

Dan Spilo (48)

Dan SpiloLearn more about Dan and the rest of the Season 39 castaways now: http://bit.ly/2m8S30p

Posted by Survivor on Monday, September 9, 2019

Hometown: New York, N.Y.

Current Residence: Los Angeles

Occupation: Talent Manager

The 39th season premieres Wednesday, Sept. 25 (8:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network and airs from 8 pm to 9 pm every Wednesday throughout the season thereafter.

For more information, visit http://www.cbs.com/shows/survivor/


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