Meet the 18 castaways of "Survivor Philippines"

Nine of the 18 castaways of Survivor Philippines who will compete for the cash prize of three million pesos and the title of the first Pinoy Sole Survivor.

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.






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