“Survivor: Game Changers” premieres tonight on CBS with its landmark 500th episode. Which castaway from the Mana tribe are you rooting for to win the $1 million prize? Below, read more about the 10 Mana tribe members — Aubry Bracco, Caleb Reynolds, Ciera Eastin, Hali Ford, Jeff Varner, Malcolm Freberg, Michaela Bradshaw, Sandra Diaz-Twine, Tony Vlachos and Troyzan Robertson — and then vote in our poll. Hurry — make your own “Survivor 34” predictions ahead of the first episode.
Aubry Bracco — In “Survivor: Kaoh Rong” (Season 32), Aubry came this close to winning the $1 million prize, but lost the final tribal council to Michele Fitzgerald. This season, you can bet that Aubry will be entirely focused this time around on ensuring that she doesn’t just make it to the end, but that she befriends absolutely everybody in order to win those all-important jury votes. Read more about Aubry.
Caleb Reynolds — “Game Changers” reunites America with “Beast Mode Cowboy” Caleb, who was first introduced to the world of reality TV in the 16th season of “Big Brother,” then joined up with “Survivor: Kaoh Rong” (Season 32) in 2016. Caleb’s “Survivor” experience was cut short, you may recall, when he was medially evacuated due to heat exhaustion. Read more about Caleb.
Ciera Eastin — Ciera Eastin voted out her own mom. No one else in the history of “Survivor” can claim that, nor would many want to. With that kind of ruthless game play under her belt, fans of “Game Changers” will be watching Ciera closely. Can she make it to the end on this her third time, and if so, how many figurative “moms” will she take out along the way? Read more about Ciera.
Hali Ford — Hali enters “Game Changers” leading our odds to win. This season, Hali will be up against some of the series’ biggest stars and toughest competitors, battling them to prove that she deserves the title of “game changer” after an underwhelming appearance in her first season. You’ve picked her to win, but does she really have what it takes to pull it off? Read more about Hali.
Jeff Varner — Of the 20 returning castaways in “Game Changers,” Varner is by far the most veteran of the group. Having first played way back in “Survivor: The Australian Outback” (Season 2) where he came in 10th place, Varner made a return appearance to “Survivor: Second Chance” (Season 31) where he placed 17th. Will this old school player finally win on his third try? Read more about Varner.
Malcolm Freberg — In “Survivor: Philippines” (Season 25), fan-favorite Malcolm finished fourth place and when he returned for “Survivor: Caramoan” (Season 26) he came in ninth. Now that he’s back for his third time, we only have one question: Is Malcolm simply too likeable to make it to the final tribal council? Read more about Malcolm.
Michaela Bradshaw — Though she finished a disappointing 14th place on last year’s “Survivor: Millennials vs Gen X” (Season 33), outspoken castaway Michaela is back for more tonight, but with a twist. “The fact that people don’t know anything about me makes me a threat,” Michaela says during her CBS.com interview. Read more about Michaela.
Sandra Diaz-Twine — Sandra is to “Survivor” what Meryl Streep is to awards shows. This two-time champ has won more than anyone else in her field and is regarded by fans and competitors alike as simply the best. With the biggest of all targets on her back for “Game Changers,” can Sandra pull off another jawdropper or will she be the first voted out? Read more about Sandra.
Tony Vlachos — In “Survivor: Cagayan” (Season 28), police officer Tony won the $1 million prize thanks in part to runner-up Woo Hwang foolishly bringing Tony to the finals instead of Kass McQuillen. That mistake cost Woo the grand prize and made Tony, who played a cutthroat game, one of the most villainous champs of all time. Read more about Tony.
Troyzan Robertson — Last time Troyzan competed on “Survivor: One World” (Season 24) he and his male cast mates were pitted against a tribe of women that ultimately dominated the game. On “Game Changers,” Troyzan will once again face tough women, but this time they’re some of the best to ever play the game. Does he have what it takes to outlast them? Read more about Troyzan.
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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