Age ain't nothing but a number? Not the case in the upcoming 33rd season of "Survivor." Age matters a lot, since the season breaks down the cast members by generation.
CBS announced the 20-person cast of "Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X," and as usual, it's a mixed bag of occupations and backgrounds. But as the season's title indicates, there's a clear generational divide between the two tribes. As the network said in a statement,
Millennials, the largest living generational group and most diverse in U.S. history (source: PewResearch.org and U.S. Census Bureau), grew up in a time of rapid change and are often described as having priorities that are vastly different from previous generations. How will this group fare without technology on the island? Will they opt for shortcuts in challenges or go the distance? Generation X forms the bridge between the Baby Boomers and the Millennials and has been collectively labeled as hard-working and independent people. Will they be able to find some commonalities with the younger castaways or stick to their own group? Will their differences and preconceived beliefs be too much to overcome?
Here are the castaways. First, the Vanua, or millennials, tribe:Adam Klein
Current Residence: San Francisco
Occupation: Homeless Shelter Manager
Current Residence: West Hollywood, Calif. via Brookline, Mass.
Jessica "Figgy" Figueroa
Current Residence: Nashville, Tenn. via Indianapolis, Ind.
Justin "Jay" Starrett
Current Residence: Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Occupation: Real Estate Agent
Current Residence: Los Angeles via San Francisco
Occupation: Professional Gamer
Current Residence: Fort Worth, Texas
Occupation: Vacation Club Sales
Current Residence: Yakima, Wash.
Occupation: Missionary Recruiter
Taylor Lee Stocker
Current Residence: Postfalls, Idaho via Spokane, Wash.
Occupation: Ski Instructor
Current Residence: Long Valley, N.J.
Occupation: High School Student
Current Residence: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Occupation: Asset Manager
And now, the Takali, or Gen X, tribe:Bret LaBelle
Current Residence: Dedham, Mass.
Occupation: Police Sergeant
Current Residence: Moore, Okla.
Occupation: Trial Lawyer
Ciandre "CeCe" Taylor
Current Residence: Granada Hills, Calif. via Buffalo, N.Y.
Occupation: Insurance Adjuster
Current Residence: Sherman Oaks, Calif. via Philadelphia, Penn.
Occupation: Television Writer
Current Residence: Voorheesville, N.Y.
Occupation: Assistant District Attorney
Current Residence: Denver via Hana, Maui
Current Residence: Diamond Bar, Calif.
Current Residence: Sugarloaf Key, Fla. via Long Island
Occupation: Boat Mechanic
Current Residence: Los Angeles. Originally from Honolulu, Hawaii.
Occupation: Recruiting Director
Current Residence: Otsego, Minn.
Occupation: Youth Pastor
"Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X" premieres Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 8 p.m. on CBS.
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