Genres: Reality, Reality Competition
Broadcast on: SABC3



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Season 25 - Philippines

Channel Premiere Finale TX Time Episodes
CBS 19 Sep 2012 16 Dec 2012 Wednesdays, 20h00 - 21h00 15
SABC3 30 Mar 2015 29 Jun 2015 Mondays, 20h30 - 21h30 15

Season 25

The Winner of Season 25 was Denise Stapley.

Deserted in the exotic Philippines, three tribes square off as they embark on the adventure of a lifetime on the premiere of the 25th season of Survivor: Philippines.

This is the first season since Survivor: All-Stars to begin with three tribes and the seventh season overall to feature returning castaways. In Survivor: Philippines, Jeff Probst throw the contestants a curve ball by announcing the return of three players.

Eighteen castaways will compete on Survivor: Philippines in the Emmy Award-winning series. Three of the 18 castaways are former players who were medically evacuated from the game and are returning to finish what they started. Fifteen castaways are new to the competition.

The returning evacuated veterans to battle for the title of Sole Survivor are Michael Skupin (Survivor: The Australian Outback), Jonathan Penner (Survivor: Cook Islands and Survivor: Micronesia) and Russell Swan (Survivor: Samoa).

Meanwhile, former teen star Lisa Whelchel (The Facts of Life) fights to shield her identity from the tribe and, despite his athletic background, former National League MVP Jeff Kent (San Francisco Giants) hits a rough patch early in the game.

Surrounded by water, Survivor: Philippines will prominently feature marine based challenges. For the first time in eight years, castaways will be divided into three tribes named after animals in the region: Kalabaw (Water Buffalo), Tandang (Rooster) and Matsing (Monkey). The tribes feature individuals from different backgrounds competing for the same ultimate goal: to be Sole Survivor.

Survivor: Philippines is hosted by Emmy Award-winning host Jeff Probst and produced by SEG, Inc. Mark Burnett, Jeff Probst and David Burris are executive producers and Leisa Francis is co-executive producer.

Castaways competing in Survivor: Philippines are:


Sarah DawsonSarah Dawson
Age: 28
Current Residence: Silver Spring, Maryland
Occupation: Retired Insurance Sales
Personal Claim to Fame: My car was once towed and I was able to talk the owner of the towing company into returning it for free. I have become a local legend.

Katie HansonKatie Hanson
Age: 22
Current Residence: Newark, Delaware
Occupation: Former Miss Delaware
Personal Claim to Fame: I was Miss Delaware USA for 2011 and competed at the national level at Miss USA.

Jeff KentJeff Kent
Age: 44
Current Residence: Austin, Texas.
Occupation: Former Baseball MVP
Personal Claim to Fame: Being a husband and a father to four kids, with the ability to provide them with every opportunity to be successful.

Dana LambertDana Lambert
Age: 32
Current Residence: Winston-Salem NC
Occupation: Cosmetologist
Personal Claim to Fame: Truthfully, I have no claim to fame. My friends tell me that my claim to fame is my blonde spiky hair.

Jonathan PennerJonathan Penner
Age: 50
Current Residence: Los Angeles
Occupation: Writer, Producer, Actor
Personal Claim to Fame: My Oscar nomination for Best Live Action Short Film for Down on the Waterfront, which I co-wrote and co-produced with my wife, and also co-starred in with Jason Alexander and Edward Asner.

Carter WilliamsCarter Williams
Age: 24
Current Residence: Shawnee, Kansas
Occupation: Track Coach
Personal Claim to Fame: graduating College while running all four years.


Abi-Maria GomesAbi-Maria Gomes
Age: 32
Current Residence: Los Angeles
Occupation: Business Student
Personal Claim To Fame: Traveling the world on my own and becoming an American citizen. I now have dual citizenship in the United States and Brazil.

RC Saint-AmourRoberta "RC" Saint-Amour
Age: 27
Current Residence: New York, NY
Occupation: Investment Banker
Personal Claim to Fame: I was the 112th Wellesley Hoop Rolling Champion – the oldest and most beloved Wellesley tradition. The winner is said to be the first person in her class to achieve success, however she defines it.

Artis SilvesterArtis Silvester
Age: 53
Current Residence: Terry Town, Louisiana
Occupation: Computer Engineer
Personal Claim to Fame: Beating stage 4 cancer.

Lisa WhelchelLisa Whelchel
Age: 49
Current Residence: Dallas, Texas
Occupation: Actress
Personal Claim to Fame: My three delightful and interesting children and the close friendship we enjoy.

Pete YurkowskiPeter "Pete" Yurkowski
Age: 24
Current Residence: Holmdel, NJ
Occupation: Engineering Graduate
Personal Claim to Fame: Graduating with an Engineering degree and putting it on the back burner. Gotta' do what you love.

Michael SkupinMichael Skupin
Age: 50
Current Residence: White Plains, Michigan
Occupation: Professional speaker, author and coach
Personal Claim to Fame: I have seven of them that I feed every day – my children. And, ranking 23rd on TV Guide and TV Land's List of the 100 Most Unexpected TV Moments. It's an honor to have been there when it all started!


Malcolm FrebergMalcolm Freberg
Age: 25
Current Residence: Hermosa Beach, California
Occupation: Bartender
Personal Claim to Fame: In college, I helped to organise and run a program that paired varsity athletes with underprivileged children in a free-to-join sports league. It still exists today.

Zane KnightZane Knight
Age: 28
Current Residence: Danville, Virginia
Occupation: Tire Repair
Inspiration in Life: Jesus and my wife.

Angie LaytonAngie Layton
Age: 20
Current Residence: Provo, Utah
Occupation: Student
Personal Claim to Fame: I'm Miss Utah Teen USA 2010 and 3rd runner-up Miss Teen USA 2010.

Roxy MorrisRoxanne "Roxy" Morris
Age: 31
Current Residence: Brooklyn, NY
Occupation: Seminary Student
Personal Claim to Fame: Accepting the call of God to ministry.

Denise StapleyDenise Stapley
Age: 41
Current Residence: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Occupation: Sex Therapist
Personal Claim to Fame: The decision to leave the safety and stability of my previous job to open my own business is without a doubt my proudest accomplishment. It took planning and preparation to make that transition smooth and successful. It also took some serious courage to risk the financial security I had.

Russell SwanRussell Swan
Age: 45
Current Residence: Philadelphia, PA
Occupation: Attorney
Personal Claim to Fame: Being a good dad.

Season 25 Cast

Host - Himself

Contestant - Himself

Contestant - Himself

Contestant - Himself


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