updated 01/26/2004 AT 01:00 AM EST
•originally published 01/26/2004 AT 01:00 AM EST
Colby Donaldson, 29
Who? Studly yet sweet Texan from Outback.
Since then? Acting (one gig: a Schick razor commercial): "It's the hardest thing I've pursued."
Why come back? "The mind has an amazing way of forgetting pain."
Kathy Vavrick-O'Brien, 50
Who? Crafty real estate agent from Marquesas.
Bracing for? "The first 10 days of sleep deprivation."
Inspiration? "Russell Crowe in Gladiator. It's all about honor and glory."
Lex van den Berghe, 40
Who? Lean, mean schemer from Africa.
Since then? Feature columnist for hometown paper.
How'd he prepare? Got three new tattoos. Motto? "Kick ass and take names."
Shii Ann Huang, 30
Who? Brassy manipulator on Thailand.
Strangest postshow moment? "This really drunk guy runs up and goes, 'It's you! You won The Mole!' "
Take on new castmates? "We're all liars and thieves."
Richard Hatch, 42
Who? Winner—and memorably naked guy from first Survivor.
Since then? Corporate trainer, motivational speaker.
The one to beat? Says castmate Lex: "He's in for a rude awakening."
Jenna Morasca, 22
Who? Winner, Amazon.
Since then? Acting Off-Broadway; posed for Playboy.
Luxury item this time? Cigars: "Smoking curbs hunger."
Strategy? "Hope that I don't die."
Rudy Boesch, 76
Who? Gruff ex-Navy SEAL from first Survivor.
Since then? Retired; likes to travel and fish.
Can he still hack it? "The survival part wasn't that hard. Putting up with people is the hard part."
Jenna Lewis, 26
Who? Bubbly mom of twins from first Survivor.
Since then? Recurring role on Nash Bridges.
Regrets from first show? "I didn't lie quick enough."
Plan? Packed on pounds. "I was buff, and I wanted to cover that so I don't look like a threat."
Ethan Zohn, 30
Who? Winner, Africa.
Since then? Still a soccer player and coach.
How'd he win? Was underestimated "because I was the nice guy."
Worst part of game? The paranoia. "It's like always thinking your girlfriend is cheating."
Jerri Manthey, 33
Who? Prickly Army brat from Outback.
Since then? TV work (Surreal Life); posing for Playboy.
Change in strategy? "I'm trying to be more Zen." What she'll miss?
My Starbucks triple grande soy caramel macchiato. It's liquid crack!"
Rupert Boneham, 40
Who? Lovable wild man from Pearl Islands.
Since then? Went straight to All-Stars: "I still have open wounds."
Biggest surprise? "To hear people say I'm a sex symbol. It's so far from true."
Tina Wesson, 42
Who? Surprise winner, Outback.
Since then? Invested her $1 million winnings, bought a house, "spent a lot and had fun."
Expectations? "This show will be full of drama, trauma and nudity."
Amber Brkich, 25
Who? The quiet one from Outback.
Since then? TV commercials.
Love life? "No boyfriend. I can flirt with everyone."
Self-discoveries? "If I can do this, I can do anything. Have a baby? Big deal!"
Amber Brkich, 48
Who? Good of boy from Africa.
Since then? Still a goat farmer.
Fallout from the first game? "I lost 62 lbs. That's a seventh grader."
Motto? "I'm no rocket scientist, but common sense will steer me."
Rob Cesternino, 25
Who? Überconniver from Amazon.
Since then? Stand-up comedy.
Fallout from the first game? "I think I wore away some of my stomach lining." Preparation? "I've been reading The Art of War."
Susan Hawk, 42
Who? Sassy ex-truck driver from first Survivor.
Since then? Hosting gig on TV Guide Channel.
Best known for? Rat/snake speech at final tribal council.
Good to see Richard Hatch again? "He's a fox. I want to watch him burn."
Alicia Calaway, 35
Who? Feisty fitness freak from Outback.
Since then? CBS-TV correspondent.
Post-show highlight? "I was recognized by Patti LaBelle."
Why come back? "Fear drives me." Besides, "not many people get two chances at a million dollars."
Rob Mariano, 28
Who? Boston-born Lothario from Marquesas.
Since then? Host: Hawaiian Tropic Model Search.
Plans to hook up? "I don't need distractions."
Prediction? "This is Charles Darwin. It's going to be insane."