With the Kanu and Manu tribes having merged on the twisty Survivor: Edge of Extinction, things are heating up on the CBS reality-competition series. So, in other words, what else is new? Since the dawn of Survivor: Borneo, 37 seasons ago, the Jeff Probst-hosted, Emmy-winning franchise has been built on and around the concept of hotness: the locales, sure, and the contestants, definitely.
Edge of Extinction competitors such as Lauren O’Donnell, Aurora McCreary and Kelley Wentworth (a veteran of Survivor: San Juan del Sur and Survivor: Cambodia) stroll in the sandy footsteps of Parvati Shallow (Survivor: Cook Islands, Survivor: Micronesia, Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains), Amanda Kimmel (Survivor: China, Survivor: Micronesia, Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains), Jenna Morasca (Survivor: Amazon, Survivor: All-Stars) and more.
It’s not just that these women--and men, too--live their primetime lives in clingy or barely there beachwear; it’s that they look good doing it.
As a result, it’s no surprise that a number of Survivor alums have come from--or subsequently joined--the worlds of modeling, beauty pageants and Hollywood. These beautiful people include Kimmel, Jefra Bland (Survivor: Cagayan), Danni Boatwright (Survivor: Guatemala), Yung "Woo" Hwang (Survivor: Cagayan, Survivor: Cambodia), Angie Layton (Survivor: Philippines)., Ken McNickle (Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X), Jaclyn Schultz (Survivor: San Juan del Sur), Sydney Wheeler (Survivor: Tocantins) and Michael Yerger (Survivor: Ghost Island).
The great thing about Survivor, of course, is that even contestants who hail from the regular working world, such as Edge of Extinction’s McCreary, a lawyer, are beach-ready, or, owing to the science of island hot soon get there as a lack of food and an abundance of exercise combine to maximize their hotness.
But enough words about the relative temperature of Survivor’s finest, let’s take a look at 40 of the best bodies to grace the hit series. You're welcome.
After coming up short on Survivor: San Juan Del Sur and Survivor: Second Chance, Wentworth is back in the game on Survivor: Edge of Extinction.prevnext
As a divorce lawyer, this Survivor: Edge of Extinction competitor knows briefs.prevnext
Despite failing to win, this paddleboard guru was no washout on Survivor: Nicaragua and Survivor: Caramoan.prevnext
After falling short on Survivor: Worlds Apart and Survivor: Cambodia, Anglim is hoping to score the ultimate pirate booty on Survivor: Edge of Extinction.prevnext
The former Miss Montana USA pageant queen has tried, but failed to charm her way to titles on Survivor: China, Survivor: Micronesia and Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains.prevnext
The 21-year-old Baylor co-ed is on the beach on Survivor: Edge of Extinction.prevnext
Layton finished 16th on Survivor: Philippines. She had better luck at Miss Utah USA, where she claimed the title in 2014.prevnext
This former NFL cornerback was in the red-hot zone on Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers. He finished 15th.prevnext
Seen here during Survivor: Cook Islands, Shallow went on to win Survivor: Micronesia, place second on Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains, and wed Survivor: Samoa’s John Fincher. They have one child together.prevnext
The New York toy maker is well-armed on Survivor: Edge of Extinction.prevnext
Desiree "Desi" Williams
This physical therapist showed good form on Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers. She finished 11th.prevnext
Tenerelli, the second runner-up on Survivor: Redemption Island, has taken her swimwear-wearing talents to Instagram.prevnext
Stunning audiences with her heart, the winner of Survivor: Amazon said goodbye to Survivor: All-Stars to be with her dying mother.prevnext
This personal trainer flexed her muscle on Survivor: Australian Outback and Survivor: All-Stars, where she finished seventh, her personal best.prevnext
It was no laughing matter when this Californian was the first to go on Survivor: Worlds Apart.prevnext
Sure, this New Yorker graduated from Stanford, scored a law degree from Yale and won Survivor: Cook Islands, but perhaps his most impressive accomplishment is looking this good in trunks.prevnext
This South Carolina native, now a resident of Bravo’s Southern Charm, soaked up the sun on Survivor: One World, where she was the second runner-up.prevnext
This former cheerleader for the San Francisco 49ers played for the Beauty tribe, natch, on Survivor: Cagayan.prevnext
This Miss Michigan USA 2013 pageant queen competed with boyfriend (and later husband) Jon Misch on Survivor: San Juan del Sur, where she was the runner-up.prevnext
In a non-shocking development,. this Survivor: Ghost Island competitor is represented by two modeling agencies.prevnext
Now a real-estate agent, DiLorenzo was a hot property on Survivor: Panama (where she was the runner-up), and Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains.prevnext
Now an online host for People, Boehlke has had moments in the sun on Survivor: Game Changers, Survivor: Caramoan and Survivor: Redemption Island.prevnext
This Texan lit up Survivor: Ghost Island--until she was eliminated. She finished 12th.prevnext
The veteran model showed youngsters how to, well, model beachwear on Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X, where he ended up as a co-runner-up.prevnext
Shinn was in high-flying form on Survivor: Nicaragua, where she finished eighth.prevnext
This public defender faced the verdicts of the tribal council on Survivor: Vanuatu and Survivor: Micronesia.prevnext
This nurse practitioner from Kentucky operated on Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers, where she finished 12th.prevnext
Yurkowski wasn’t afraid to get dirty on Survivor: Philippines. He finished eighth.prevnext
This entrepreneur from Philadelphia was in business on Survivor: Ghost Island, where he was crowned the champ.prevnext
Boatwright might’ve lost out on a Miss USA crown to Ali Landry, but she claimed victory on Survivor: Guatemala.prevnext
A standout athlete in college, LaGrossa showed good form on Survivor: Palau, Survivor: Guatemala (where she was runner-up), and Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains.prevnext
Baywatch lifeguard? Nope. Clement is a gravedigger who’s competed on Survivor: China, Survivor: Micronesia and Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains.prevnext
This fan favorite has played the game on Survivor: Philippines, Survivor: Caramoan and Survivor: Game Changers.prevnext
Ford contemplated moves on Survivor: Worlds Apart and Survivor: Game Changers.prevnext
This onetime Miss Kentucky Teen USA served for the Beauty tribe on Survivor: Cagayan, where she finished seventh.prevnext
Yung "Woo" Hwang
The runner-up on Survivor: Cagayan, and 14th-place finisher on Survivor: Cambodia. this California tae kwon do instructor was built for a career in Hollywood.prevnext
This model laid it on the line in Survivor: Tocantins, where she finished 11th.prevnext
Alexandrea "Ali" Elliott
This personal assistant represented for herself on Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers. She finished 13th.prevnext
This wilderness therapy guide kicked up sand on Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers, where he finished 10th.prevnext
Bikinis seemed to come naturally for this Ohioan, the first competitor eliminated from Survivor: Samoa.prev