Russell Hantz may not be part of the new season of Survivor: South Pacific, but his nephew is. 19-year-old Brandon Hantz is one of 16 new contestants that will be competing for the million dollars when Survivor: South Pacific kicks off Wednesday, September 14 on CBS. Among the players joining him is a former Miss America contestant, a country music singer, a Football League player, and a medical owner. However, these players will not just have to battle each other. They will also have to take on two returning players, whose names will be revealed later in the week.