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Kelly Remington, a four-year resident of Grand Island, is among the castaways introduced Wednesday for the CBS reality television show "Survivor."
A 44-year-old state trooper, Remington will win a $1 million prize if she is the last survivor remaining from the 18 who start the show.
CBS announced the 18 castaways for the program Wednesday. The show will feature a first-time theme of "White Collar vs. Blue Collar vs. No Collar." A special 90-minute season premiere airs Wednesday, Feb. 25
The Emmy Award-winning series returns for its 30th season. After 15 years and 30 seasons, the newest edition will feature a theme of "Worlds Apart," with castaways from very different backgrounds divided into the three separate tribes. Remington is a member of the "Blue Collar" team.
The "White Collars" (Masaya Tribe), known for making the rules, includes a corporate executive, a retail buyer and a marketing director. The "Blue Collars" (Escameca Tribe), known to follow the rules, consists of a postal worker, an oil driller and a contractor. The "No Collars" (Nargarote Tribe) boasts free spirits who are known to break the rules. This tribe consists of a coconut salesman, a sailing instructor and a YouTube sensation. These three tribes will have very different approaches to how they play the game and interact with each other, while sharing the same goal: to outwit, outplay, outlast and ultimately be crowned sole survivor and winner of the $1 million prize.
Emmy Award winner Jeff Probst returns as host.
Remington was selected to take part in the reality show in a process that began two years ago when she sent the producers of the show a video of herself.
"It just said that I'm a state trooper, I'm in the military, I live on Grand Island, I can survive on their island," Remington told the Dispatch. "It's a little three-minute blurb of how I could outwit and outplay everyone else."
Dispatch Editor Larry Austin contributed to this report.
"Blue Collar" tribe member Kelly Remington of Grand Island will be one of the 18 castaways competing on CBS' hit reality series "Survivor Worlds Apart: White Collar vs. Blue Collar vs. No Collar." (CBS photo by Monty Brinton)