Survivor 25: Philippines

Survivor: Philippines15 New Players

3 Tribes With a Returning Player On Each Tribe

DESERTED IN THE EXOTIC PHILIPPINES, THREE TRIBES SQUARE OFF AS THEY EMBARK ON THE ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME ON THE PREMIERE OF THE 25TH SEASON OF SURVIVOR: PHILIPPINES, MONDAYS, FROM MARCH 30, 2015 AT 20:30 ON SABC3

It is the first season since Survivor: All-Stars to begin with three tribes and the seventh season overall to feature returning castaways. In Survivor: Philippines, Jeff Probst throw the contestants a curve ball by announcing the return of three players.

Eighteen castaways will compete on Survivor: Philippines in the Emmy Award-winning series. Three of the 18 castaways are former players who were medically evacuated from the game and are returning to finish what they started. Fifteen castaways are new to the competition.

The returning evacuated veterans to battle for the title of Sole Survivor include Michael Skupin, Jonathan Penner and Russell Swan. Meanwhile, former teen star Lisa Whelchel (“The Facts of Life”) fights to shield her identity from the tribe and, despite his athletic background, former National League MVP Jeff Kent (San Francisco Giants) hits a rough patch early in the game.

Surrounded by water, Survivor: Philippines will prominently feature marine based challenges. For the first time in eight years, castaways will be divided into three tribes named after animals in the region: Kalabaw (“Water Buffalo”), Tandang (“Rooster”) and Matsing (“Monkey”). The tribes feature individuals from different backgrounds competing for the same ultimate goal: to be Sole Survivor.

 

Survivor: Philippines is hosted by Emmy Award-winning host Jeff Probst and produced by SEG, Inc. Mark Burnett, Jeff Probst and David Burris are executive producers and Leisa Francis is co-executive producer.

 

Join 18 castaways on the adventure of a lifetime every Monday at 20:30 on SABC3 and find out who will be the next sole survivor?

Meet the Host:

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Jeff Probst, Host and Executive Producer

Jeff Probst, Host and Executive Producer

Emmy Award-winning host and Executive producer Jeff Probst returns for the 22nd instalment of the phenomenally successful series, Survivor. Probst is a three-time Emmy Award winner for “Outstanding Reality Host,” the only winner since the awards inception in 2008. He has travelled the world serving as both host and Executive Producer for this popular series. Probst also received an Emmy in 2001 when the show won the first-ever “Outstanding Non-Fiction Program (Special Class).” In 2009, Probst partnered with Mark Burnett as creator and executive producer for “Live for the Moment,” for CBS, which featured a person with a daunting diagnosis who wants to live the best life possible and fulfil their dreams. In 2002, Probst wrote and directed “Finder’s Fee” starring Ryan Reynolds, James Earl Jones, Robert Forster and Matthew Lillard. The film won many awards and, thanks to the critical success, Probst was selected as one of 2001’s “Ten Directors to Watch” in a series presented by the American Cinematheque showcasing innovative and exciting new directors from around the world. Probst is a regular fill-in for Regis Philbin on “Live with Regis and Kelly.” He was also a regular guest host for Larry King on “Larry King Live.” Probst also hosts the “Howard Stern Celebrity Fan Roundtable” for Howard Stern on Sirius/XM radio. Probst previously served as host of VH1’s “Rock and Roll Jeopardy”; hosted several programs for FX and travelled around the world as a correspondent for “Access Hollywood.” In

2001, he was voted one of People Magazine’s “Most Beautiful.” In 2007, Probst founded The Serpentine Project (http://www.theserpentineproject.com/), a non-profit organization designed to help young adults transition out of the foster care system. Each season, SURVIVOR memorabilia is auctioned off and, to date, the auctions have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the organization. Probst is also an ordained minister and has served as the officiant at the weddings of several friends. He was ordained by the Universal Life Church of Modesto, California. A native of Wichita, Kan., Probst lives in Los Angeles when not traveling the world.


 

Castaways competing in Survivor: Philippines are:

KALABAW:

Sarah Dawson                                                                        

Age: 28

Current Residence: Silver Spring, Maryland

Occupation: Retired Insurance Sales

 

Personal Claim to Fame: My car was once towed and I was able to talk the owner of the towing company into returning it for free. I have become a local legend.

Inspiration in Life: Neil Patrick Harris. Have you seen that man do a toe touch? Quite inspiring.

Hobbies: Surfing and adventure travel. I love getting to know foreign cultures and flipping strangers into amigos. Also, I think sarcasm should qualify as a hobby; it is an underrated art.

Pet Peeves: Societal pressures of conformity and disrespectful men.

3 Words to Describe You: Outgoing, spirited and competitive.

If You Could Have Three Things on The Island, What Would They Be and Why?

  1. A horse
  2. An audience
  3. A hot guy chef

SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: Sugar, for her uncompromising moral compass and passion, and Sandra, because she is extremely calculating and strategic.

Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: I want to compete, be the Sole Survivor and win one million dollars!

Why You Think You’ll “Survive” SURVIVOR: I am personable, comfortable, experienced outdoors and very competitive. I made someone cry while playing Cranium once.

Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: People readily trust me, I am very good as a competitor, I won’t make anyone too bitter and I can talk people into anything.

 

Katie Hanson                                                                      

Age: 22

Current Residence: Newark, Delaware

Occupation: Former Miss Delaware

 

Personal Claim to Fame: I was Miss Delaware USA for 2011 and competed at the national level at Miss USA.

Inspiration in Life: Alice Wells, because she was appointed the first female police officer in the nation and paved the way for other females in the police force.

Hobbies: Running, working out and traveling.

Pet Peeves: I hate bitchy, conceited girls. Those are the girls I love to beat when I compete against them in beauty pageants.

3 Words to Describe You: Very outgoing, athletic and intelligent.

If You Could Have Three Things on The Island, What Would They Be and Why?

  1. Toilet paper – for obvious reasons and to help start a fire.
  2. A toothbrush – got to have fresh breath for the hot guys on the island.
  3. My Miss Delaware Sweater – it can keep me warm at night and it also reminds me that if I put my mind to something I can accomplish it!

SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: Danni Boatwright! I respect her because she proved that pageant girls can kick ass on Survivor and take home the million dollars. It will happen again!

Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: Winning money and challenges! And meeting the guy of my dreams!

Why You Think You’ll “Survive” SURVIVOR: I love the outdoors which means I will be able to build shelter and catch food. I am very athletic so I know I will be beneficial to my tribe and help us win the immunity challenges.

Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: I feel like I am a well-rounded individual. I excel in athletic competitions and I’m intelligent with a drive to win. That money is mine!

 

Jeff Kent

Age: 44

Current Residence: Austin, Texas.

Occupation: Former Baseball MVP

 

Personal Claim to Fame: Being a husband and a father to four kids, with the ability to provide them with every opportunity to be successful.

Inspiration in Life: My dad is my hero for instilling in me the desire to be the best you can in all that you do, and setting a great example for a happy family.

Hobbies: Hunting, motocross and golf.

Pet Peeves: Stupid people and people who talk too much.

3 Words to Describe You: Competitive, resilient and hardheaded.

If You Could Have Three Things on The Island, What Would They Be and Why?

  1. A lounge chair to lounge in and sleep in.
  2. My iPod to motivate me and tune things out.
  3. A pillow to put my most valuable body part on a soft spot.

SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: Colby Donaldson – for our athletic ability, Southern charm and gamesmanship.

Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: To challenge my talents and survival skills under isolated circumstances, and to prove to my family that being resilient pays off.

Why You Think You’ll “Survive” SURVIVOR: I enjoy hunting and fishing. I know how to cook outdoors, and I’m good at improvising.

Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: With my survival skills and instincts, living on an island for 39 days will be easy. Utilizing the other survivors in alliances and/or challenges will take skills that I’ve mastered throughout my baseball career. Motivating and manipulating people is what I did best in the locker room and on the field.

 

Dana Lambert                                                                      

Age: 32

Current Residence: Winston-Salem NC

Occupation: Cosmetologist

 

Personal Claim to Fame: Truthfully, I have no claim to fame. My friends tell me that my claim to fame is my blonde spiky hair.

Inspiration in Life: Helen Keller, because she succeeded and prevailed against overwhelming odds, and for her work with women’s rights and suffrage.

Hobbies: Home renovations, camping/being outdoors and going out dancing with friends.

Pet Peeves: Slow-moving people as well as negativity, arrogance, laziness and narrow-mindedness.

3 Words to Describe You: Energetic, well-rounded, family-oriented.

If You Could Have Three Things on The Island, What Would They Be and Why?

  1. Tweezers – so it doesn’t look like I’m wearing a headband on camera.
  2. Hair product – because my hair sticks straight up.
  3. Picture of my family – to remind myself of the lives it will change if I win.

SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: Boston Rob, for his unconquerable spirit and determination.

Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: For the experience and the money.

Why You Think You’ll “Survive” SURVIVOR: I’m resourceful, I’m good at finding solutions to problems and I’m a hard worker. Plus, I have experience camping. I can cook and help forage for food. I’m a team player.

Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: I think I have just the right amount of perceptiveness and social skills to succeed. I’m competitive and my life experiences have taught me that observing, timing and determination can go farther than anyone thinks.

 

Jonathan Penner                                                                

Age: 50

Current Residence: Los Angeles

Occupation: Writer, Producer, Actor

 

Personal Claim to Fame: My Oscar nomination for Best Live Action Short Film for Down on the Waterfront, which I co-wrote and co-produced with my wife, and also co-starred in with Jason Alexander and Edward Asner.

Inspiration in Life: My kids. My daughter is hilarious and actually looks up to me, and my son is smarter and more athletic than I am already. Wanting to make them proud is why I always do my best.

Pet Peeves: Stupidity, meanness and slow drivers in the passing lanes.

3 Words to Describe You: Happy, prickly and funny.

If You Could Have Three Things on The Island, What Would They Be and Why?

A good book to read, a blank book to write in and, if I can count her as a thing, my wife. If not, I’ll bring a pen.

Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: The money. I have nothing more to prove or accomplish but winning.

Why You Think You’ll “Survive” SURVIVOR: Experience is the biggie, but I also bring humor and I’m a team player.

Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: Third time is a charm! If I can get past the first three or four votes, I’m going all the way. Seriously!

 

Carter Williams                                                                  

Age: 24

Current Residence: Shawnee, Kansas

Occupation: Track Coach

 

Personal Claim to Fame: graduating College while running all four years.

Inspiration in Life: My dad. I see what he has done for me! The guy has a heart of a champ!

Hobbies: Surfing, running and eating meals with friends.

Pet Peeves: Laziness!

3 Words to Describe You: Ambitious, inspiring (I’m a dreamer) and lighthearted.

If You Could Have Three Things on The Island, What Would They Be and Why?

  1. Journal – to document my thoughts.
  2. A rope swing – because a rope swing on your own private island…. doesn’t get much cooler than that.
  3. My mom – she would dominate!

 

SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: I want to play in challenges with a lot of heart like Ozzy did, but I think I have a personality that is more similar to Erik Reichenbach or Fabio.

Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: Glory! All the people in my generation who say, “oh… I could win that show…” I say, “Put up or shut up.” including me.

Why You Think You’ll “Survive” SURVIVOR: I bring people together and make them laugh. That’s important. I’m a leader, and I’m probably one of the best tree climbers.

Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: People enjoy me. I’m competitive but down to earth. I won’t slack off and I’m physically built, like a lot of past winners.

 

TANDANG:

 

Abi-Maria Gomes                                                                          

Age: 32

Current Residence: Los Angeles

Occupation: Business Student

 

Personal Claim To Fame: Traveling the world on my own and becoming an American citizen. I now have dual citizenship in the United States and Brazil.

Inspiration in Life: Steve Jobs’ words: “Stay Hungry. Stay foolish.”

Hobbies: Languages, hiking, dancing, surfing and skiing.

Pet Peeves: Complainers

3 Words to Describe You: Driven, creative and charming.

If You Could Have Three Things on The Island, What Would They Be and Why?

  1. I would bring a book to distract me.
  2. I would bring a pen for writing.
  3. And I would bring a notebook to write on.

Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like: Parvati – she is as charming as I am.

Reason for Being on Survivor: The money!

Why You Think You’ll “Survive” Survivor: I bring social skills and team work. I am a motivator. I will also bring a very positive energy.

Why You Think You Will Be the Sole Survivor: I will bring my “A” game! I am strategic, I am athletic and I have an ability to persuade situations to my favor.

 

Roberta “RC” Saint-Amour                                                                        

Age: 27

Current Residence: New York, NY

Occupation: Investment Banker

 

Personal Claim to Fame: I was the 112th Wellesley Hoop Rolling Champion – the oldest and most beloved Wellesley tradition. The winner is said to be the first person in her class to achieve success, however she defines it.

Inspiration in Life: My mother – she has always been there for me, guiding me, helping me, teaching me right from wrong and sacrificing for me. She always wants the best for me and inspires me to believe that my happiness only comes from my own self-respect.

Hobbies: Swimming, running and traveling.

Pet Peeves: Annoying people and inefficiency.

3 Words to Describe You: Outgoing, headstrong and exuberant.

If You Could Have Three Things on The Island, What Would They Be and Why?

  1. A good book that I could read over and over again.
  2. A puppy, so I can have at least one loyal friend.
  3. A radio to listen to music and news.

SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: None – I’m an original. There’s no one like me!

Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: I have been a huge fan of Survivor since the beginning. I want to be on the show to win Sole Survivor and prove to myself that I can do it.

Why You Think You’ll “Survive” SURVIVOR: I would be a great physical asset for the team. I am mentally tough and very little bothers me.

Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: I have the perfect combination of physical and mental strengths. I’m an athlete and have been a competitive swimmer since the age of 5. I hold a Masters All-American title, earned 12 Top 10 national Master’s records in the last four years, held numerous college and high school records. I ran a half Boston marathon without training and swam the English Channel. As an investment banker, I’m very analytical and have survived Wall Street and the fall of Bear Stearns.

Artis Silvester                                                            

Age: 53

Current Residence: Terry Town, Louisiana

Occupation: Computer Engineer

 

Personal Claim to Fame: Beating stage 4 cancer.

Inspiration in Life: My ex-wife – she’s my light, my strength, my everything. I pray every day that we are brought back together.

Hobbies: Martial arts, motorcycle riding and bowling.

Pet Peeves: Traffic, know-it-all people, bullies or people that prey or pick on those weaker than themselves.

3 Words to Describe You: Spontaneous (sometimes explosive), opinionated and competitive.

SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: I’m a combination of Rudy, Rupert and James. I have Rudy and Rupert’s cunning leadership and likability. I have James’s physical appeal – even at 52.

Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: The million-dollar prize and the chance for the experience of a lifetime. Plus, I’m tired of yelling and screaming at my TV about how the contestants are playing.

Why You Think You’ll “Survive” SURVIVOR: I have physical and mental strength, creativity, adaptability and a sense of humor. I’m an incredible manipulator and I have an uncanny ability to remain calm in stressful situations.

Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: When the odds are stacked against me that is when I shine the most. Although I’m definitely no angel, I believe I do have a guardian angel watching over me. No one has been more persistent than me to be on the show, and it is because I know I can win if given the chance.

 

Lisa Whelchel

Age: 49

Current Residence: Dallas, Texas

Occupation: Actress

 

Personal Claim to Fame: My three delightful and interesting children and the close friendship we enjoy.

Inspiration in Life: I admire and respect Oprah. She has used her fame and fortune to help people.

Hobbies: Reading, scrapbooking and traveling.

Pet Peeves: People who judge other people.

3 Words to Describe You: Quick-witted, sharp-minded and brave-hearted.

If You Could Have Three Things on The Island, What Would They Be and Why?

  1. A Bible with giant print, because I don’t know if I would have my reading glasses.
  2. A journal and a pen, because I have a terrible memory and I don’t want to forget a minute of this experience.
  3. Playing cards, because I love to play games.

SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: Colby – I’m competitive, genuine and from Texas!

Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: I love the game and was born to play it. Plus, I want to meet Jeff Probst.

Why You Think You’ll “Survive” SURVIVOR: I am strong physically, intellectually and in will.

Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: My inherent make up is to assess the big-picture goal, determine the steps to reach it, gain everything there is to learn about how to accomplish the goal, jump in with both feet, connect with other people’s strengths and never give up until the job is done.

 

Peter “Pete” Yurkowski

Age: 24

Current Residence: Holmdel, NJ

Occupation: Engineering Graduate

 

Personal Claim to Fame: Graduating with an Engineering degree and putting it on the back burner. Gotta’ do what you love

Hobbies: Going to bars and meeting girls, going to the gym and making beats

Pet Peeves: Stupid people definitely sit at number one. But here goes the list – ditsy girls, girls that wear tiaras to bars on their birthdays, meat heads, people that are happy all the time, people that beat around the bush, bad ideas, traffic circles, building that are structurally unsound and escalators – especially when they don’t work

3 Words to Describe You: Crazy, funny, manipulative and intelligent

If You Could Have 3 Things on The Island What Would They Be and Why?

  1. My stuffed pillow pet turtle named Hambone. He is coming because Hambone goes where I go. He will be an icon for the show. Plus, how can girls not melt when they find out that one of the things I brought was a stuffed animal.
  2. A bottle of rum.
  3. Ukrainian Flag… Grandpa would be proud.

SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: Russell Hantz, because he manipulated everyone and was a boss the entire time. Puppet mastery is the name of the game.

Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: I want to be the alpha male. This show is predominately about who is the leader of the pack and that’s me. I’ve been busy with school and graduation but now that’s all over. It’s my time to dominate this game and win it. Plus, I want a million dollars.

Why You Think You’ll “Survive” SURVIVOR: I’m strong, I’m agile, I have excellent balance, I’m intelligent, I can empower you through the use of speech, I can strategize like Napoleon and I’m a leader.

Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: I take charge of situations and am willing to put my reputation on the line to manipulate and make it to the end. I am not on the island to make friends. I want to win. I have the athletic and intellectual means to conquer anything and anyone you throw at me.

 

Michael Skupin

Age: 50

Current Residence: White Plains, Michigan

Occupation: Professional speaker, author and coach

 

Personal Claim to Fame: I have seven of them that I feed every day – my children. And, ranking 23rd on TV Guide and TV Land’s List of the 100 Most Unexpected TV Moments. It’s an honor to have been there when it all started!

Inspiration in Life: My dad, a true warrior who lost a battle to cancer when he was 28, and my mom who battled emphysema for 17 years and never complained. She taught me what tough was.

Hobbies: Sports and fitness, coaching my kids and anything to do with water… in it, on it, over it, looking at it or listening to it.

Pet Peeves: Negativity and pessimism. The glass is always full.

3 Words to Describe You: Adventurous, spontaneous and competitive.

If You Could Have Three Things on The Island, What Would They Be and Why?

  1. Animals to hunt for food.
  2. An impenetrable shelter.
  3. An unbreakable alliance.

Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: To avenge a long-standing internal battle, wondering if I can win this game in spite of the changes and my 12-year absence. No matter what any returning player may say, you never stop thinking about going back. And: seven cars when they turn 16, seven college educations, seven weddings… I want to be there for my kids at all times when they need me.

Why You Think You’ll “Survive” SURVIVOR: The physical part I’m ultra-prepared for. I never stop moving. The survival part won’t be an issue. I grew up in the woods. My crazy family life has prepared me exceptionally for the mental part. I’m surviving seven kids!

Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: There is no other returning player in the history of this game with more to prove than me. I’ll find a way to win, whatever it takes! I won’t give up… ever, ever, ever, ever!

 

MATSING:

 

Malcolm Freberg

Age: 25

Current Residence: Hermosa Beach, California

Occupation: Bartender

 

Personal Claim to Fame: In college, I helped to organize and run a program that paired varsity athletes with underprivileged children in a free-to-join sports league. It still exists today.

Inspiration in Life: O.J. Simpson, before the legal drama. When he was a kid, he had rickets. For his birthday, when he was still young, his father took him to a signing to meet Jim Brown, and O.J. hobbled right up to him and told him he was going to break all his records, which he eventually did. I’m a sucker for underdog stories.

Hobbies: Exercising, writing/reading and partying.

Pet Peeves: Dumb people.

3 Words to Describe You: Charming, brilliant and cocky.

If You Could Have Three Things on The Island, What Would They Be and Why?

  1. Hair ties – I can’t see anything without them.
  2. Book of puzzles – Your mind is a muscle and needs to be kept in shape.
  3. Whiskey – to unwind after a hard day of challenge domination and competitor manipulation.

SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: I think I will play most like Russell. You can control and rule with an iron first. You just have to be clever enough for them to thank you for it in the end. I’ll run the show from Day 1 until I’m handed an oversized check with my name on it.

Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: I’ve been watching Survivor since I was 12 years old. Some kids grow up watching baseball on TV and dream of getting their chance to play in the big leagues. I grew up watching and dreaming about playing Survivor.

Why You Think You’ll “Survive” SURVIVOR: I’m smart, I’m athletic and I’m nice to look at.

Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: There’s no reason to play the game if you’re not playing to win. I’m not trying to see ‘if I have what it takes’ or ‘how far I can make it.’ The best thing I have going for me is my single-mindedness to be the champion.

 

Zane Knight

Age: 28

Current Residence: Danville, Virginia

Occupation: Tire Repair

 

Inspiration in Life: Jesus and my wife.

Hobbies: Working, hunting and fishing.

Pet Peeves: Butt-kissing, lazy people and ice cream sprinkles.

3 Words to Describe You: Influential, opinionated and ready.

If You Could Have Three Things on The Island, What Would They Be and Why?

All I need are my old boots (I feel naked without them) and my Yankees hat.

SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: Brandon. If you all thought he was wild, wait till you get a load of me!

Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: I’ve always wanted my own tow truck, but working like I do now, I won’t ever be able to afford it.

Why You Think You’ll “Survive” SURVIVOR: I believe I can come into this game and make everybody work for me till I don’t need them anymore. I can be sweet like Boston Rob, and nonthreatening like Cochran, crazy like Phillip or a snake like Russell. I am a million dollars.

Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: I know I will be the final Survivor because I have the gift of gab. I’m very outgoing and can have a conversation with the President or a crack head. I was made for this game!

 

Angie Layton

Age: 20

Current Residence: Provo, Utah

Occupation: Student

 

Personal Claim to Fame: I’m Miss Utah Teen USA 2010 and 3rd runner-up Miss Teen USA 2010.

Inspiration in Life: My family. I’m the youngest of five older brothers and one sister. They taught me how to be tough and have thick skin, and to be proud of who you are, no matter what.

Hobbies: All sports, working out, scrapbooking and hanging with my peeps.

Pet Peeves: Lazy people and slow drivers.

3 Words to Describe You: Competitive, confident and happy.

If You Could Have Three Things on The Island, What Would They Be and Why?

The only thing I would bring is my camera so I could take pictures and scrapbook my journey.

SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: Fabio – because people underestimated him for a “dumb blonde” and he used that to his advantage. At the end, he surprised everyone. I am the same way!

Reason for Being on Survivor: I want to win, meet some hotties and prove to everyone that I can do it.

Why You Think You’ll “Survive” Survivor: Because I am mentally strong, and I have what it takes to survive the elements and challenges. I’m also loyal and easy to get along with.

Why You Think You Will Be the Sole Survivor: know I can manipulate my way to the top! But, most importantly I am extremely competitive and am driven to succeed. I’m not afraid of anything.

 

Roxanne “Roxy” Morris

Age: 31

Current Residence: Brooklyn, NY

Occupation: Seminary Student

 

Personal Claim to Fame: Accepting the call of God to ministry

Inspiration in Life: Jesus Christ! He gave up his life for the world and that is the most inspiring thing anyone could ever do.

Hobbies: International travel, trying new sports i.e. fencing, snowboarding, horseback riding and dancing.

Pet Peeves: People who blame their present on their past and people who enjoy showcasing their insecurities.

3 Words to Describe You: Witty, wise and a warrior.

If You Could Have 3 Things on The Island What Would They Be and Why?

  1. My Bible
  2. A small rock (found in the Valley of Elah, the place where David killed Goliath) that I brought from Israel. I would also bring my small wooden cross necklace.
  3. My journal, because I like to record my thoughts and dreams.

SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: Probably, Brandon Hantz because he dukes it out every day in life alongside Jesus and is continuing to find his identity in Christ.

Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: I want to win the million dollars so I can give to my church and hopefully help get them their own building. Right now, we rent a space. I also want to have my own ministry that travels the world from mission to mission. I also think it is an excellent opportunity to meet people and have a once-in-a-life-time experience.

Why You Think You’ll “Survive” SURVIVOR: I have travelled on small budgets through Ghana and Togo. My parents are originally from rural parts of the Caribbean so relying on natural resources is not foreign to me. I am legit fit. Army strong!

Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: Because the game isn’t very different from real life. As a Christian, every day you are faced with the choice between God’s principles and your personal, selfish preferences.

 

Denise Stapley

Age: 41

Current Residence: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Occupation: Sex Therapist

 

Personal Claim to Fame: The decision to leave the safety and stability of my previous job to open my own business is without a doubt my proudest accomplishment. It took planning and preparation to make that transition smooth and successful. It also took some serious courage to risk the financial security I had.

Inspiration in Life: At this point in my life, I struggle to identify any one hero, but a hero in my eyes is someone who follows their passion.

Hobbies: Sprint triathlons, reading and playing dress up/goofing off with my kiddo.

Pet Peeves: My #1 pet peeve is laziness and people who expect that change will happen without them having to put in any real level of effort. Life is what you make it, folks… dig deep!

3 Words to Describe You: Determined, energetic and goofy.

If You Could Have Three Things on The Island, What Would They Be and Why?

  1. A seriously sturdy jogging bra – no one needs to see my 40 year-old ta-tas dangling out. This is for function, not fashion.
  2. My baseball cap or pink do-rag – sheer comfort and a reflection of who I really am.
  3. My favorite picture of my husband and daughter for motivation and connection with them.

SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: I really like Stephenie from “Survivor: Palau.” If that wasn’t “digging deep,” I don’t know what is. She has sheer willpower and determination. That is what drives me.

Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: Believe it or not, for the experience!

Why You Think You’ll “Survive” SURVIVOR: At work, I have to be able to engage and connect on some level with every person who walks through my door. I’m also a worker bee who will seek out ways to help camp life run smoothly.

Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: have a job that requires the ability to engage people to share very personal information and gain their trust to know it will remain confidential. Survivor will require that same skill set and honestly, I’m good at it. My motto in business, life and now Survivor is “keep it simple, keep it smart.”

 

Russell Swan

Age: 45

Current Residence: Philadelphia, PA

Occupation: Attorney

 

Personal Claim to Fame: Being a good dad.

Inspiration in Life: My dad, because he was a very ordinary guy, but a damn good dad. He really loved his family and was a perfect example of what a husband should be to his wife, and what a dad should be to his child.

Hobbies: Riding my motorcycle, mountain biking and skiing.

Pet Peeves: I hate whiners, materialistic people and generally people who are full of crap.

3 Words to Describe You: Energetic, optimistic and focused.

If You Could Have Three Things on The Island What Would They Be and Why? I would bring my “Terrible Towel,” because I’m an avid Steelers fan and I’m always looking for converts. That’s it!

Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: First, the game kicked my butt and I want payback. Second, I want to show people that failure doesn’t always mean the end.

Why You Think You’ll “Survive” SURVIVOR: I bring strength for the physically demanding challenges. I’m cunning – I know how to get my way without being overly confrontational. And I have a sense of humor. I love making people laugh.

Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: Because I’ve already tried the failure route. I’m going to take a different path and win this time!

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