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Meet Your 'Survivor' Favorites and Fans

CBS has announced the 10 former favorites and 10 die-hard fans who will make up the cast of the upcoming "Survivor: Micronesia -- Fans vs. Favorites."

For those who missed the theme-reveal during the finale of "Survivor: China," the premise of the 16th installment of "Survivor" is quite simple. The new season will be filmed in the ultra-familiar beaches of Micronesia with 10 non-winning castaways facing off against 10 players who only know the game from watching it on TV.

Because "Survivor" already did an all-star season -- you remember... it unleashed Romber on the world -- the new pack of favorites only features contestants going back to season seven, while the just-completed "Survivor: China" is represented by broad-shouldered gravedigger James and guilt-ridden backstabber Amanda.

"Survivor: Cook Islands" fans (we're sure you're out there) will be particularly pleased with the "Favorites" group. That season, which began with the notorious race-divided tribes, produced three castaways including former foxy boxing flirt Parvati, flip-flopping actor-writer Jonathan and challenge juggernaut Ozzy.

The rest of the group includes crafty and generally adored Yau-Man and crafty and generally despised Jonny Fairplay, among others.

As for the "Fans," the 10 can best be described as fit, white and young, with the candidates including a pageant and gymnastics coaches, a personal trainer and an aspiring writer-actor best known for dating Eliza Dushku.

"Survivor: Micronesia -- Fans vs. Favorites" will premiere on Thursday, Feb. 7 on CBS.

Your Favorites:

Name: Yau-Man Chan
Age: 55
Hometown: Martinez, Calif.
"Survivor" Season: Fiji

Name: James Clement
Age: 30
Hometown: Lafayette, La.
"Survivor" Season: China

Name: Ami Cusack
Age: 34
Hometown: Denver
"Survivor" Season: Vanuatu

Name: Jonny Fairplay
Age: 33
Hometown: Danville, Va.
"Survivor" Season: Pearl Islands

Name: Cirie Fields
Age: 37
Hometown: Norwalk, Conn.
"Survivor" Season: Panama

Name: Amanda Kimmel
Age: 23
Hometown: Los Angeles
"Survivor" Season: China

Name: Ozzy Lusth
Age: 26
Hometown: Venice, Ca.
"Survivor" Season: Cook Islands

Name: Eliza Orlins
Age: 25
Hometown: New York City
"Survivor" Season: Vanuatu

Name: Jonathan Penner
Age: 45
Hometown: Los Angeles
"Survivor" Season: Cook Islands

Name: Parvati Shallow
Age: 25
Hometown: Los Angeles
"Survivor" Season: Cook Islands

And the Fans:

Name: Joel Anderson
Age: 32
Hometown: Avondale, Ariz.
Occupation: Firefighter

Name: Natalie Bolton
Age: 32
Hometown: Los Angeles
Occupation: Bartender/Personal Trainer

Name: Michael "Mikey B" Bortone
Age: 34
Hometown: Los Angeles
Occupation: Aspiring writer-actor

Name: Tracy Hughes-Wolf
Age: 43
Hometown: Fredricksburg, Va.
Occupation: Commercial and Residential Builder

Name: Alexis Jones
Age: 24
Hometown: Los Angeles
Occupation: Motivational Speaker

Name: Erik Reichenbach
Age: 22
Hometown: Pinckney, Mich.
Occupation: Art Student

Name: Mary Sartain
Age: 29
Hometown: Emeryville, Calif.
Occupation: Real Estate/Financial Company Owner

Name: Jason Siska
Age: 22
Hometown: Fox River Grove, I..
Occupation: Gymnastics Coach/Student

Name: Kathleen Sleckman
Age: 45
Hometown: Wheaton, Ill.
Occupation: Golf Course Vendor

Name: Chet Welch
Age: 48
Hometown: Ford City, Penn.
Occupation: Pharmacy Customer Service/Pageant Coach

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