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Utahn, Mormon back as a favorite in 'Survivor: Caramoan — Fans vs. Favorites'

Published: Friday, July 31 2015 3:39 p.m. MDT

Utahn and Mormon Dawn Meehan from "Survivor: South Pacific" is one of the favorites on "Survivor: Caramoan — Fans vs. Favorities" when the 26th installment of the CBS reality series premieres with a special two-hour edition on Wednesday, Feb. 13. (Monty Brinton, CBS Broadcasting Inc.) Utahn and Mormon Dawn Meehan from "Survivor: South Pacific" is one of the favorites on "Survivor: Caramoan — Fans vs. Favorities" when the 26th installment of the CBS reality series premieres with a special two-hour edition on Wednesday, Feb. 13. (Monty Brinton, CBS Broadcasting Inc.)

One of the favorites on the next season of "Survivor" is a South Jordan resident and Brigham Young University English professor.

Dawn Meehan participated in “Survivor: South Pacific” and was on the jury. Now, the Mormon and mother of six is back on “Survivor: Caramoan,” which pits tribes of fans verses favorites.

“I feel like I have unfinished business,” Meehan said in a video interview on the Survivor website at cbs.com/shows/survivor.

This time, she said she is planning to remember that it’s a game and to be more willing to cut ties with people than she was the first time she was on “Survivor.”

“I love and respect the game so much and it’s an honor to come back,” Meehan, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, added.

The Bikal Tribe (favorites), including Utahn Dawn Meehan, front left, return to compete in "Survivor: Caramoan — Fans vs. Favorites" when the 26th installment of the Emmy Award-winning reality series premieres with a special two-hour edition on Wednesday, Feb. 13 on CBS. (Monty Brinton, CBS Broadcasting Inc.) The Bikal Tribe (favorites), including Utahn Dawn Meehan, front left, return to compete in "Survivor: Caramoan — Fans vs. Favorites" when the 26th installment of the Emmy Award-winning reality series premieres with a special two-hour edition on Wednesday, Feb. 13 on CBS. (Monty Brinton, CBS Broadcasting Inc.)

Going into it, she'll already know a few of the other castaways. John Cochran and Brandon Hantz were both on "Survivor: South Pacific" with Meehan and are back for “Survivor: Caramoan — Fans vs. Favorites.” Also, Malcolm Freberg, who was recently on "Survivor: Philippines," will be in this new season.

“Survivor: Caramoan — Fans vs. Favorites” premieres Feb. 13 on CBS.

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