GMA-7 has finally revealed the identities of the 18castaways (originally 16) that will compete for the three million pesos cashprize—tax free—in the first-ever Survivor Philippines, hosted by PaoloBediones.
The 18 castaways, nine males and nine females, were chosenout of more than 43,000 Survivor fans and aspiring castaways who auditionednationwide. These people from diverse backgrounds—including a lingerie model,a labandera, a yaya, a waiter, a call center agent, a driver, a basketball player—were flown to Koh Tarutaoisland, also known as the Devil's Island, in Thailand to embark on their biggest challenge yet.
The 18 castways stayed in theDevil Island for more than 39 days.
Meet the 18 castaways of Survivor Philippines:
Kristina "Kaye" Alipio, 20, lingerie model
Leona Rica "Nikki" Dacullo, 21, call center agent
Jervy "Patani" Daño, 20, babysitter
Veronica "Vern" Domingo, 29, taekwondo coach
Vevherly Gador, 20, student
Chevyline "Chev" Macias, 26 years old, former GRO
Zita Ortiga, 47, laundrywoman
Maria Nona "Niña" Ortiz, 40, architect/wellness coach
Anna Charisse Yacapin, 26, product officer
Marlon Carmen, 30, waiter
Crisanto "Cris" Cartagenas, 30, company/taxi driver
Emerson Dino, 31, technician
Reynaldo "Jace" Chanco Flores, Jr., 19, gym instructor
John Anthony Lopez, 27, auto mechanic/model
Raymund Francis "Kiko" Rustia, 27, businessman
Cesar "Gigit" Sulit, 49, web designer/mountaineer
Robert Vincent "Rob" Sy, 30, sales officer
John Carlo "JC" Tiuseco, 23, basketball player
The 18 castways were initially divided into two groups: Naakand Jarakay, which means snake and crocodile, respectively, in Thai language.
Every three days, they will battle for reward and immunity. On the third day, one will be eliminated until only two or three castaways are left. From them the Jury, composed of voted-out castaways, will determine who will win the three million pesos cash prize and the title of the first Pinoy Sole Survivor.
Survivor Philippines will be aired nightly on GMA-7 afterAko Si Kim Samsoon starting September 15.
Click here to see photos and additional information aboutthe 18 castaways of Survivor Philippines.