The Feb. 17 premiere will feature 20 players, including a dolphin trainer and a showgirl

By Stephen M. Silverman
Updated January 13, 2005 11:00 AM

CBS proudly announced Thursday what it calls the “latest group of liars, cheaters and back-stabbers” bound for Survivor: Palau, as the 10th season of the $1-million-giveaway reality show prepares for its Feb. 17 premiere.

Palau, a remote sanctuary in the South Pacific, will initially be populated by 20 castaways, all within one single tribe, with three dropping out in the first episode, it was announced on The Early Show.

As for who those contestants will be:

  • Wanda Shirk, 55: English teacher from Ulysses, Pa.
  • Coby Archa, 32: Hairdresser from Athens, Texas
  • Ashlee Ashby, 22: Fitness counselor from South Carolina
  • Jonathan Libby, 23: Sales and marketing professional from Dallas
  • Gregg Carey, 27: Business consultant from Chicago
  • Katie Gallagher, 29: Advertising exec from Merced, Calif.
  • James Miller, 33: Steel worker from Mobile, Ala.
  • Caryn Groedel, 46: Lawyer from Solon, Ohio
  • Jolanda Jones, 39: Lawyer from Houston
  • Willard Smith, 57: Lawyer from Bellevue, Wash.
  • Stephenie LaGrossa, 25: Pharmaceutical sales rep from Philadelphia
  • Angie Jakusz, 24: Bartender from New Orleans
  • Ian Rosenberger, 23: Dolphin trainer from Key Largo, Fla.
  • Kimberly Mullen, 25: Grad student and former Miss Ohio USA
  • Bobby Jon Drinkard, 27: Waiter from Troy, Ala.
  • Ibrehem Rahman, 27: Waiter from Birmingham, Ala.
  • Jennifer Lyon, 32: Nanny from Encino, Calif.
  • Janu Tornell, 39: Las Vegas showgirl
  • Jeff Wilson, 22: Personal trainer from Ventura, Calif.
  • Tom Westman, 41: New York City firefighter

While on The Early Show, Jakusz, the bartender from the Big Easy, displayed her body covered with tattoos and said: “I have the freak factor working for me. Like, I’m the only woman who’s ever looked like this on Survivor.”

Miller, the steelworker, on the other hand, showed off only hubris. He said: “I’m going to be the first redneck to win $1 million on this show.”