With the three opposing tribes it’s going to be interesting to watch not only the internal tribal dynamics but also how they’ll interact with the other tribes. With the added pressure of not just being divided, but being divided by “class” could that add to the expectations and their behavior? Will the “white collar” tribe get all hoity toity when it comes to the others or will the class walls fall much easier?
Jeff runs us through the yellow tribe, Masaya, with his initial thoughts and expectations on each of these Survivor 2015 cast members.
So Kim: “If she lasts awhile, is going to be delicious to watch,” says Jeff. Now maybe he has reason to think she could be an early vote-out or maybe he’s just anxious to see her stick around and cause some trouble. Jeff says So is charming and beautiful but she’s also very competitive which should make her a fierce member of the white collar tribe on Survivor.
Joaquin Souberbielle: Jeff says Joaquin is a smart, good looking guy who doesn’t mind owning up to his ego. His charm and flirty ways could help Joaquin with the ladies, but he also risks another alpha male deciding there can be only one.
Shirin Oskooi: Shirin’s biggest challenge will be her intensity, says Jeff. She’s really, really smart but Shirin will have to scale back her intensity if she wants to last on Survivor, observes Jeff.
Tyler Fredrickson: First trouble spot here. Jeff says he thinks Tyler “will have trouble in this game because I don’t know how well he blends.” There’s an expectation that Tyler could be left waiting to be invited in to the fold while the tribe moves on without him.
Carolyn Rivera: Jeff thinks we might have our sleeper here with Carolyn. He warns she could be someone the tribe underestimates if they don’t dig deeper and find that she’s a “really savvy player.” Jeff sees an “east coast street sense about her.”
Max Dawson: Not only a student of Survivor, but also a teacher. Max taught a college level course focused on Survivor, but can he put academia in to practice on the beaches of Survivor Worlds Apart? Jeff is uncertain if Max is really so arrogant as he looks or if that’s just part of his plan. Probst likes that Max knows the game but admits it’s no guarantee he’ll win Survivor 2015.
Masaya Tribe – “White Collar”:
- Carolyn Rivera – 52, Tampa FL, Corporate Exec
- Joaquin Souberbielle – 27, Valley Stream NY, Marketing Director
- Max Dawson – 37, Topanga CA, Media Consultant
- Shirin Oskooi – 31, San Francisco CA, Yahoo Exec
- So Kim – 31, Long Beach CA, Retail Buyer
- Tyler Fredrickson – 33, Los Angeles CA, former Talent Agent Assistant
The Season 30 premiere of Survivor 2015 on CBS is just a few weeks away and the excitement is building for the potential of another great season with a solid cast according to host Jeff Probst. Now we’re getting our first look at the first episode of the season, which starts on February 25th, thanks to new photos from CBS.
In our sneak peek look at Survivor 2015 we see the 3 tribes consisting of “white,” “blue,” and “no collar” arriving at the beach and jumping out of their color coordinated trucks in red, blue, and yellow. They’re greeted by Jeff before receiving a map and heading off in to the jungle to find their camps.
It’s early in the game in these photos so you see lots of smiling, laughing, and getting along. Time will fix that soon enough. By the end of the Survivor Worlds Apart season premiere we’ll be missing one of these happy faces after a Tribal Council elimination.
When Survivor 2015 starts later this month with Season 30′s “Worlds Apart” theme the 18 new castaways will be competing to win Immunity and avoid Tribal Council, though a first look at this season’s Idol might have them hoping to avoid both.
At first I was a little taken back by the new Immunity Idol up for grabs each week on Survivor this year, but the more I look at it the more I like it. Made of metal parts, wood scraps, and nightmares from your childhood. The small figurine offers up his sharp teeth and clawed feet along with his metal shield and rusty spear. It’s enough to make you want to take your chances with Tribal Council, but then again that might not be much better.
Hobo Alley is the theme of the “fire is your life on Survivor” torch this time around. The bamboo staff is adorned with a tin can and torn rags that’ll have you longing for your home under the bridge which would probably be nicer than the makeshift tent they’ll be constructing on the beaches of Nicaragua on Survivor 2015.
All kidding aside, I do like the creativity and atypical designs that went in to the Worlds Apart gear this season. They’re certainly different from what we’ve seen in the past and when you’re coming up on thirty seasons of the show, they can’t be easy.
Image credit: CBS
Brad Culpepper appeared on Survivor 2013 (Season 27) as part of the Blood Vs Water twist with his wife, Monica, following her time on One World. Now the former NFL player and Survivor castaway is facing a new Tribal Council of sorts.
According to ABC News, Brad Culpepper is being sued by an insurance company who paid him $175,000 in worker’s comp related to injuries sustain that supposedly made it difficult for him to get in and out of the bathtub. Imagine their confusion to see him leaping in and out of the water heaving large crates and competing in the weekly challenges.
While the insurance company is saying he “willfully and deceptively provided false information” Brad contends that he was and remains in rough shape. The claim to insurance had him set at 89% disabled, which Brad contends is a number and rating that he doesn’t understand during his interview with ABC.
If you still weren’t convinced, then you’re in luck because Brad takes off his shirt and flexes his torn bicep as supportive proof of his condition. Well I’m convinced.
As for Monica Culpepper, she says she regrets getting him on the show due to all the fallout their now facing. “I 100 percent wish I had never asked him to be on the show. For all that he’s going through right now and being this insurance company’s target, is not worth it.”
The new season’s Survivor theme features the White Collar vs Blue Collar vs No Collar bringing back the 3-way power struggle that we recently saw work with great success last year. It’ll be very interesting to see if we can find a more compelling group of castaways over last season’s turn out.
Expecting roughly a twelve week run with this Survivor schedule and a late February start date for Survivor 2015 will put us right toward the middle of May for things to wrap up and a new Sole Survivor to be crowned. Last season Survivor went head to head with the American Idol finale and did quite well so they may not have any concerns about trying that again this year.