SANTA MONICA, CA – Some of your Los Angeles County neighbors are starring on the 35th season of "Survivor," which begins at 8 p.m. Wednesday evening on CBS.
A Los Angeles firefighter and North Hollywood celebrity assistant are among the 18 contestants, which are divided for the first time by "positive traits most often associated with them by others," host and executive producer Jeff Probst said.
John "JP" Hilsabeck, a 28-year-old Los Angeles firefighter, is on the "Levu" (Heroes) tribe which consists of people known for their "courage, achievements, [and] ideals for which you stand," Probst said.
The hero tribe also has Alan Ball, who played cornerback for four NFL teams from 2007 through 2015; and Katrina Radke, who finished fifth in the women's 200-meter butterfly in the 1988 Summer Olympics.
City News Service and Patch staffer Emily Holland contributed to this post; Main photo: Timothy Kuratek/©2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc.
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