survivor philippines cast 'Survivor: Philippines' cast: 'Facts of Life' star Lisa Whelchel, MLB veteran Jeff Kent headline Season 25
Lisa Whelchel, who played wealthy diva Blair Warner in the ’80s family sitcom “Facts of Life”, is among the 15 “Survivor: Philippines” castmembers announced by CBS Monday (Aug. 20).

Another celebrity hoping to pad his bank account with another million bucks is retired Major League Baseball star Jeff Kent. Although he still holds a home run record for second basemen, most fans remember the National League All-Star and MVP, who retired from the Dodgers in 2009, for his fiery temper and clashes with management.

These aren’t Season 25’s only familiar faces. Three “Survivor” veterans, whose games ended when they were medically evacuated, will join one of the Philippines’ trio of tribes: Kalabaw, Tandang and Matsing. (CBS will reveal the returnees later this week.)

“Survivor: Philippines'” new players, who range in age from 20 to 53, include two beauty pageant queens, a hunky bartender and the usual cast of quirky characters. Here’s their breakdown by tribe:

PHOTO GALLERY: Meet the cast of “Survivor: Philippines”

Tandang Tribe

Lisa Whelchel; 49; Dallas; teen star of “The Facts of Life”
Abi-Maria Gomes, 32; Los Angeles; entrepreneur and business student
Roberta “RC” Saint-Amour, 27; New York City; investment banker
Artis Silvester, 53; Terry Town, La.; computer engineer
Pete Yurkowski, 24; Holmdel, N.J.; engineering graduate

Kalabaw Tribe

Jeff Kent
, 44; Austin, Texas; retired MLB player
Sarah Dawson, 28; Silver Spring, Md.; insurance sales
Katie Hanson, 22; Newark, Del.; former Miss Delaware
Dana Lambert, 32; Winston-Salem, N.C.; cosmetologist
Carter Williams, 24; Shawnee, Kan.; track coach

Matsing Tribe

Malcolm Freberg
, 25; Hermosa Beach, Calif.; bartender
Zane Knight, 28; Danville, Va.; tire repair
Angie Layton, 20; Provo, Utah; former Miss Utah Teen USA 2010
Roxanne “Roxy” Morris, 28; Brooklyn, N.Y.; seminary student
Denise Stapley, 41; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; sex therapist

“Survivor: Philippines” premieres on CBS Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 8 p.m., with a special 90-minute episode.

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