Earlier in the month we learned the identities of the 21 castaways set to try to outwit, outlast and outplay each other in Survivor: Island of Secrets.
A few of the castaways have been in the public eye before with three beauty queens marooned on the Island alongside an Olympic athlete.
The seventh season of Survivor SA was filmed over 39 days in Samoa and produced by Afrokaans Film & Television for M-Net. It will be hosted by Nico Panagio, of 7de Laan and Top Billing fame, for the fifth year in a row.
14 Castaway profiles have been released by M-Net allowing us our first look at most of the Survivor: Island of Secrets competitors.
Survivor castaway profiles
Rob Bentele (28)
Rob concedes that his biggest weakness is that he enjoys having fun more than he does working.
Nathan Castle (25)
Nathan is concerned that his tendency to wear his heart on his sleeve will rub people up the wrong way.
Steffi Brink (27)
Fitness model Steffi says that people are often surprised to learn that she is both an athlete and a beauty queen.
Lee-Anne van Renen (33)
The reigning Mrs Cape Town 2018 spends her spare time helping the less fortunate and running obstacle courses.
Seipei Mashugane (40)
Mom of two Seipei wishes she was a superhero with powers so that the biker queen could fly.
Paul Smulders (54)
Paul’s favourite indulgence is a good steak and good glass of wine and says that one of his weaknesses is sharing too much.
Nicole Capper (33)
Nicole is Mrs. South Africa 2018, and a mother, business owner and adventurer who’s willing to take risks to outplay the other castaways.
Jacques Burger (27)
Jacques cannot handle direct sunlight for very long which we can’t imagine will be a problem.
Ai-Ting Wong (25)
Medical doctor Ting-Ting fears failure and spiders and wishes she knew it was okay to be yourself when she was younger. She fears a lack of good hygiene in Survivor conditions.
Cobus Hugo (27)
Gym bunny Cobus says that he is guilty of trusting too quickly and is a massive fan of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Shantay you stay.
Tania Copeland (51)
Tania says that her outspoken nature could put her in the cross-hairs come tribal council time.
Dante Rudolph de Villiers (31)
Coffee shop owner Dante says his lack of a nuanced world view could be a problem in Survivor.
Optimist Felix loves to spend time with his family and he says that food is his biggest weakness and he is worried about going hungry on Survivor.
Meryl Szolkiewicz (31)
Pilates instructor Meryl wants you to know that there are brains behind the beauty – and that she can rap.
Live stream and broadcast
Survivor: Island of secrets premieres on 16 May at 19:00 on M-Net DSTV Channel 101, and can be streamed through DSTV Now, hopefully.