Survivor: Samoa

A rocket scientist, doctor, and mixologist are among the newest castmates of CBS' Survivor.

On the white sand beaches of Samoa, 20 castaways will battle it out in order to be the ultimate survivor. While there are some obvious frontrunners whose age and career will help them in the physical aspects of the game, there are a bunch of smart cookies this season as well.

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John, 25, is a rocket scientist from Los Angeles, and Mick, who also resides in Los Angeles, is a 33-year-old doctor.

The cast also includes two law students: Monica, 25, from San Diego, and Jaison, 28, from Chicago.

The others headed to Samoa are:

David, 38, fitness instructor from Los Angeles
Betsy, 48, police officer from Campton, N.H.
Mike, 62, private chef from Marina del Rey, Calif.
Ben, 28, mixologist from Los Angeles
Marisa, 26, student from Cincinnati.
Erik, 28, bartender from Ontario, Calif.
Brett, 23, T-shirt designer from Salem, Ore.
Yasmin, 33, hairstylist from Detroit.
Russell, 36, oil company owner from Dayton, Texas.
Elizabeth, 33, urban planner from New York.
Laura, 39, office manager from Salem, Ore.
Kelly, 25, hairstylist from Wilmington, Del.
Russell S, 42, attorney from Glenside, Pa.
Ashley, 22, spa sales from Maple Grove, Minn.
Shannon, 42, sales rep from Renton, Wash.
Natalie, 26, pharmaceutical sales from Van Buren, Ark.

The 19th season of Survivor premieres on Sept. 17 at 8/7c, on CBS.