Who Were the 'Survivor: Panama - Exile Island' Contestants?

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The Castaways of 'Survivor: Panama - Exile Island'

Season 12 of the "Survivor" reality TV series sent its cast to Panama. The show aired in 2006. Learn more about the 16 cast members here.

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Nick Stanbury

Nick Stanbury
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Nick Stanbury came from Tempe, Ariz., where he worked in financial sales.

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Ruth Marie Milliman

Ruth Marie Milliman
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Ruth Marie Milliman worked in shopping center development in Greenville, S.C.

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Sally Schumann

Sally Schumann
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Before joining the show, Sally Schumann was a social worker in Chicago.

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Shane Powers

Shane Powers
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Shane Powers owned an entertainment marketing company in Los Angeles.

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Tina Scheer

Tina Scheer
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Tina Scheer was a logging sports promoter and performer from Heyward, Wis. Today, she is a motivational speaker who competed in the second season of the National Geographic Channel's "Ultimate Survival Alaska."

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Aras Baskauskas

Aras Baskauskas
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Aras Baskauskas taught yoga in Santa Monica, Calif. He married model Christy Petersen in 2015.

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Bobby Mason

Bobby Mason
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Bobby Mason was an attorney from Los Angeles.

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Bruce Kanegai

Bruce Kanegai
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Bruce Kanegai worked as a karate instructor and high school art teacher in Simi Valley, Calif.

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Cirie Fields

Cirie Fields
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Cirie Fields was a registered nurse from Walterboro, N.C.

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Courtney Marit

Courtney Marit
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Back in Los Angeles, Courtney Marit was a performance artist.

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Dan Barry

Dan Barry
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Dan Barry is a retired astronaut from South Hadley, Mass. He also appeared on "BattleBots."

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Danielle DiLorenzo

Danielle DiLorenzo
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Danielle DiLorenzo was a medical sales representative from Pompano Beach, Fla. She later appeared on ​"Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains."

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Melinda Hyder

Melinda Hyder
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Melinda Hyder was a singer from Sevierville, Tenn.

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Misty Giles

Misty Giles
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Misty Giles worked as an engineer back in her hometown of Dallas.

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Terry Deitz

Terry Deitz
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Terry Deitz was an airline pilot and retired Navy pilot from Simsbury, Conn. He later appeared on "Survivor: Cambodia."

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Austin Carty

Austin Carty
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Austin Carty was an author back in High Point, N.C. Since leaving the show, he has worked as a Christian speaker and wrote a memoir.