Survivor: Blood vs Water

9/23/2013 06:13:00 AM

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If you are a fan of Survivor like I am, then you surely wouldn't want to miss the 27th season of this hit reality TV series. It features returning castaways and their family members competing against each other. Like the previous two seasons, Survivor: Blood vs Water was filmed here in the Philippines from May 2013 to June 2013, only this time at Palaui Island Cagayan.

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Tribe names are in Tagalog: "Galang" and "Tadhana", which mean "Respect" and "Destiny" respectively. Here are the tribe's buffs neatly colored in yellow and red.

Brad Culpepper
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The cast includes former NFL player Brad Culpepper, competing with his wife and Survivor: One World castaway Monica, and Big Brother 12 winner Hayden Moss, playing with his girlfriend Kat Edorsson, also from Survivor: One World. Moss is also a former Big Brother house guest.

RC Saint-Amour
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Survivor: Philippines castaway Roberta "RC" Saint-Amour and her father, Craig, were originally cast and traveled to the Philippines with the other participants, but were pulled out a day before filming began due to Craig having high blood pressure. They were replaced by Candice Cody (from Survivor: Cook Islands and Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains) and her husband, John.

Being Filipino, I am definitely honored that the producers chose the Philippines (for the third time in a row) as the location for this top rated TV series. S25 Survivor Philippines and S26 Survivor Caramoan were both filmed at Caramoan, Camarines Sur from March 18, 2012 to April 25, 2012 and  May 21, 2012 to June 28, 2012 respectively.

For Sky Cable subscribers, Survivor: Blood vs Water airs at Jack TV Thursdays 0200P Via Satellite with a primetime telecast at 0900P. You can also catch replays during Sunday, from 1200N to 0200PM. The first hour is a replay of the previous week's episode while the second hour is a replay of the current episode.

Click here to view information about all 20 castaways (Photo and Info Credits to

 Name: Tyson Apostol
Age: 34
Relationship to Significant Castaway: Rachel’s boyfriend
Previous Seasons: “Survivor: Tocantins” – second jury member and “Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains” – sixth person voted out.

Name: Rachel Foulger
Age: 33
Relationship to Significant Castaway: Tyson’s girlfriend

Name: Rupert Boneham
Age: 49
Relationship to Significant Castaway: Laura’s Husband
Previous Seasons: “Survivor: Pearl Islands – second jury member, “Survivor: All Stars” – sixth jury member, won $1 million fan favorite vote,  and “Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains” – seventh jury member.

Name:  Laura Boneham
Age: 44
Relationship to Significant Castaway: Rupert’s Wife

 Name: Aras Baskauskas
Age: 31
Relationship to Significant Castaway: Vytas’ Brother
Previous Season: The winner of “Survivor: Panama – Exile Island.”

 Name: Vytas Baskauskas
Age: 33
Relationship to Significant Castaway: Aras’ Brother

Name: Gervase Peterson
Age: 43
Relationship to Significant Castaway: Marissa’s Uncle
Previous Season: “Survivor: Borneo” – third jury member

 Name: Marissa Peterson
Age: 21
Relationship to Significant Castaway: Gervase’s Niece

Name: Kat Edorsson
Age: 23
Relationship to Significant Castaway: Hayden’s Girlfriend
Previous Season: “Survivor: One World” – sixth jury member

Name: Hayden Moss
Age: 26
Relationship to Significant Castaway: Kat’s Boyfriend

Name: Candice Cody (formerly Candice Woodcock)
Age: 30
Relationship to Significant Castaway: John’s Wife
Previous Seasons: “Survivor: Cook Islands” – fifth jury member and “Survivor: Heroes vs. Villians” – fifth jury member

Name: John Cody
Age: 30
Relationship to Significant Castaway: Candice’s Husband

Name: Laura Morett
Age: 43
Relationship to Significant Castaway: Ciera’s Mother
Previous Season: “Survivor: Samoa” – third jury member

Name: Ciera Eastin
Age: 24
Relationship to Significant Castaway:  Laura’s Daughter

Name:  Monica Culpepper
Age: 42
Relationship to Significant Castaway: Brad’s Wife
Previous Season: “Survivor: One World” – fifth person eliminated

Name: Brad Culpepper
Age: 44
Relationship to Significant Castaway:  Monica’s Husband

Name: Colton Cumbie
Age: 22
Relationship to Significant Castaway:  Caleb’s Fiancé
Previous Season:  “Survivor: One World” – medically evacuated on day sixteen due to illness.

Name:  Caleb Bankston
Age: 26
Relationship to Significant Castaway: Colton’s Fiancé

Name: Tina Wesson
Age: 52
Relationship to Significant Castaway: Katie’s Mother
Previous Season: Winner of “Survivor: The Australian Outback” and “Survivor: All Stars” – first player eliminated.

Name: Katie Collins
Age: 25
Relationship to Significant Castaway: Tina’s Daughter

Who do you think will be this season's Sole Survivor?

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