“Survivor: Game Changers” premieres tonight on CBS with its landmark 500th episode. Which castaway from the Nuku Tribe are you rooting for to win the $1 million prize? Below, read more about the 10 Nuku tribe representatives — Andrea Boehlke, Brad Culpepper, Cirie Fields, Debbie Wanner, J.T. Thomas, Ozzy Lusth, Sarah Lacina, Sierra Thomas, Tai Trang and Zeke Smith — and then vote in our poll. Hurry — make your own “Survivor 34” predictions ahead of the first episode.
Andrea Boehlke — Andrea is back for her third time following a fifth place finish on “Survivor: Redemption Island” (Season 22) and a seventh place finish on “Survivor: Caramoan” (Season 26). Andrea has always been her own worst enemy in “Survivor” — can she reel in her aggressive style long enough to win this time? Read more about Andrea.
Brad Culpepper — One of the returning “Game Changers” is Brad, back for his second chance following a short run on “Blood vs. Water” (Season 27). In his original season, Brad’s attention was divided between his own game and that of his wife, Monica Culpepper. Will playing alone for the first time be the key to Brad’s success? Read more about Brad.
Cirie Fields — Cirie returns for a record-tying fourth time following her appearances on “Panama” (Season 12), “Micronesia – Fans vs. Favorites” (Season 16) and “Heroes vs. Villains” (Season 20). Cirie is one of the most loved and respected players in series history, but has never made it to the finals — can she overcome the likability factor and get to the end? Read more about Cirie.
Debbie Wanner — Debbie is back for her second chance to be the sole survivor, following her first appearance on “Survivor: Kaoh Rong” (Season 32). In her original season Debbie became a fan favorite for her wild card personality, but will this help or hurt her chances among a season of all-stars? Read more about Debbie.
J.T. Thomas — J.T. returns for a third time following a winning appearance on “Tocantins” (Season 18) and a 10th place finish shortly thereafter on “Heroes vs. Villains” (Season 20). This time J.T. will be playing against Sandra Diaz-Twine, who beat him for her second win on “Heroes vs. Villains.” Does he have what it takes to match her record and become the second player to win twice? Read more about J.T.
Ozzy Lusth — Will the fourth time be the charm for this challenge beast after previous appearances on “Cook Islands” (Season 13), “Micronesia – Fans vs. Favorites” (Season 16) and “South Pacific” (Season 22)? To win “Game Changers,” Ozzy will once again have to shift his style of play, downplaying any perceived dominance at individual immunity challenges. Read more about Ozzy.
Sarah Lacina — The first alliance Sarah made last time on “Survivor: Cagayan” (Season 28) was with eventual winner Tony Vlachos, also back for “Game Changers,” but it was short-lived. Will Sarah reignite her “Cops-R-Us” bond with Tony or will the two go head-to-head once again? Read more about Sarah.
Sierra Thomas — Like Amber Brkich (“All-Stars,” Season 8) and Parvati Shallow (“Micronesia,” Season 16) before her, Sierra is back to prove that her underwhelming first try on “Worlds Apart” (Season 30) won’t prevent her from becoming the next female veteran to win “Survivor: Game Changers.” Read more about Sierra.
Tai Trang — One of the players returning to “Game Changers” is fan favorite Tai Trang, back for his second try after “Survivor: Kaoh Rong” (Season 32). Tai began his season as a frontrunner to win, but was unable to finish as strong. Can he play a more even game this time around? Read more about Tai.
Zeke Smith — Zeke is one of the few players to do back-to-back seasons following last year’s “Millennials vs. Gen X” (Season 33). Filming for “Game Changers” began a month after his first season wrapped and before anyone had a chance to see him play, so can Zeke use the “unknown factor” to outwit the other all-stars? Read more about Zeke.
Get a closer look at the Season 34 contestants by clicking through our cast photo gallery. In our “Survivor” predictions center, you get to answer the following questions before each episode airs on CBS every Wednesday at 5 p.m. PT / 8 p.m. ET.:
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