When SURVIVOR: REDEMPTION ISLAND premieres on Wednesday, February 16th, you’ll have a Palmetto State contestant to cheer for.
According to CBS, Krista Klumpp, a 25-year-old pharmaceutical representative, lives in Columbia. Klumpp says she’s out to “prove that a former cheerleader and pageant girl can win the hardest game ever.”
She’ll be among 16 castaways who’ll be dropped off on somewhere in Nicaragua to play the 22nd “season” of popular reality series, which premiered in 2000.
This newest edition contains two twists that focus on second chances: First, two former castaways, Russell Hantz and “Boston Rob” Mariano, will join the team of “rookies” for a “second chance” to win the million dollar top prize. It will be Hantz’s third time in the competition, and Mariano’s fourth. Someone must really want to give them a million bucks!
Then there’s the really big twist: for the first time, castaways who have been eliminated from the game will have an opportunity to seek redemption and return for a chance to win the top prize. Each week at Tribal Council when a castaway is voted off, they will be sent to an isolated island called “Redemption Island,” where they will live alone in exile. To stay on Redemption Island, they will need to compete in a duel against the next person eliminated at Tribal Council and sent to the Island. The winner of each duel earns the right to continue fighting for an opportunity to return to the game and the chance to compete for the title of Sole Survivor; the loser is sent home.
The castaways will be divided into two Tribes of nine: the Ometepe Tribe and the Zapatera Tribe. The tribes are comprised of individuals from all different backgrounds with the same ultimate goal: to be the Sole Survivor. The 16 newcomers must decide whether they want to fend for themselves and vote off their team’s “experienced” player, or listen to the sage advice the returning contestants may bring with them.
Don’t miss our South Carolina castaway, starting February 16th at 8:00pm on LIVE 5 WCSC.