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Old 08-09-2010, 07:22 AM   #1
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Name: Alina Wilson (23)

Tribe: La Flor

Current Residence: Downey, Calif.

Occupation: Art Student at California State University (Fullerton)

Personal Claim to Fame: Finishing a six day, 30 mile hike in the Sierra Nevada Mountains after almost having my finger bitten off by a dog on the first night. No stitches, no emergency room.

Inspiration in Life: Paris Hilton... just kidding. I hate this question because I am moved and inspired by a lot of people.

Hobbies: Traveling, hiking, scuba diving, swimming, cycling, photography, scrapbooking.

Pet Peeves: People who love the sound of their own voice and people who call me "hun" or "sweetie."

3 Words to Describe You: Creative, determined, sweet.

SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: I'm like Stephanie because I am super competitive and athletic, Ozzy because I work really hard and sometimes keep to myself and Amanda because I tend to be too trusting.

Reason for being on SURVIVOR: I want to prove I'm not just a pretty face.

Why you think you will be the sole SURVIVOR: Because I really want it and no one can mess with me when I set my mind to something.
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Name: Ben "Benry" Henry (24)

Tribe: La Flor

Current Residence: Los Angeles, Calif.

Occupation: Club Promoter

Personal Claim to Fame: Running two businesses at such a young age.

Inspiration in Life: My father John Henry because of his success and business intelligence, and my friend Matt Oka who was paralyzed after a 4th of July accident in 2008. His determination is my inspiration!

Hobbies: Snowboarding, landscaping and partying with hot girls.

Pet Peeves: Snoring, name droppers, and flakes!

3 Words to Describe You: Controlling, competitive, and crazy

SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: The winners... They win!

Reason for being on SURVIVOR: To dominate and show the world what it is like to be a champion.

Why you think you will be the sole SURVIVOR: Because if you look good, you feel good. If you feel good, you play good. If you play good, you get paid good!
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Name: Brenda Lowe (27)

Tribe: La Flor

Current Residence: Miami, Fla.

Occupation: Paddleboard Co. Owner

Personal Claim to Fame: Winning a Hispanic beauty pageant. I was the lamb among the Latin wolves.

Inspiration in Life: Living by the saying- "There's only one way to find out!"

Hobbies: Paddle boarding, mountain biking, swimming.

Pet Peeves: Complainers and people who don't take action!

3 Words to Describe You: Smart, sarcastic, straight-forward.

SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: Ozzy- I wish!

Reason for being on SURVIVOR: $1,000,000 + it looks like a lot of F U N.

Why you think you will be the sole SURVIVOR: Easy, I'm a natural winner. I'm not scared of anything and nothing stops me when I get an idea in my head.
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Name: Chase Rice (24)

Tribe: La Flor

Current Residence: Fairview, N.C.

Occupation: Pro Race Car Jackman

Personal Claim to Fame: Winning the John Lotz Award. It is awarded to the student at the University of North Carolina that overcomes the most adverse circumstances.

Inspiration in Life: My father. I found out after he passed away that I got more from him in 22 years than most people get in a lifetime. He was always there for me no matter what.

Hobbies: Working on cars, riding 4-wheelers, hunting.

Pet Peeves: Lazy people.

3 Words to Describe You: Adventurous, athletic, competetive.

SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: JT, the man's from the South. I've gotta stick with my southern roots.

Reason for being on SURVIVOR: It's a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Why you think you will be the sole SURVIVOR: I'm hoping people will trust me because I'm from the South and people tend to trust a southerner.
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Name: Dan Lembo (63)

Tribe: Espada

Current Residence: Watermill, N.Y.

Occupation: Real Estate Executive

Personal Claim to Fame: Raising two sons & my career.

Inspiration in Life: Ronald Reagan

Hobbies: Weight-lifting, softball, skiing.

Pet Peeves: Existing politicians.

3 Words to Describe You: Aggressive, cunning, devious.

SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: No one.

Reason for being on SURVIVOR: My ego (and for fun).

Why you think you will be the sole SURVIVOR: Because I've been a SURVIVOR my entire life and thrive on beating everyone else.
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Name: Holly Hoffman (44)

Tribe: Espada

Current Residence: Eureka, S.D.

Occupation: Swim Coach

Personal Claim to Fame: Started my own swim team 16 years ago. I was named Coach of the Year twice.

Inspiration in Life: My husband - he is always there for me.

Hobbies: Running, biking and swimming.

Pet Peeves: Standing in line.

3 Words to Describe You: Energetic, understanding and competitive.

SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: No one.

Reason for being on SURVIVOR: I have raised three children and given 24 years to my family... Now it is time for me to prove to them who I really am and who I can be. To prove to myself that I can do it!

Why you think you will be the sole SURVIVOR: One word - determination.
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Name: Jane Bright (56)

Tribe: Espada

Current Residence: Jackson Springs, N.C.

Occupation: Dog Trainer

Personal Claim to Fame: Winning best in show!

Hobbies: Snow/water skiing and showing dogs.

Pet Peeves: Lazy people.

3 Words To Describe You: Crazy, daring and honest.

SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: Rupert because he was loveable, but I still think I'm smarter.

Reason for being on SURVIVOR: To win America over.

Why you think you will be the sole SURVIVOR: Everybody likes me and respects me. Plus, I'd be an underdog to them.
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Name: Jill Behm (43)

Tribe: Espada

Current Residence: Erie, Pa.

Occupation: ER Doctor

Personal Claim to Fame: Getting through medical school and residency with high honors.

Inspiration in Life: My mom because she was a fantastic, loving mother who overcame adversity with a positive attitude and great outlook on life.

Hobbies: Cycling, hunting and paint ball.

Pet Peeves: Smoking and crowds.

3 Words to Describe You: Competitive, trustworthy and smart.

SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: Tom Westman and Colby Donaldson because they are physically dominating and played with intelligence.

Reason for being on SURVIVOR: The thrill of competition.

Why you think you will be the sole SURVIVOR: The better question to ask is how could I not be the sole SURVIVOR? I'm the total package. I have all the tools, mental and physical, to win the game.
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Name: Jimmy Johnson (67)

Tribe: Espada

Current Residence: Islamorada, Fla.

Occupation: Sports Broadcaster

Personal Claim to Fame: Winning two college national championships with Arkansas (playing) and University of Miami (coaching) and winning two Super Bowl championships coaching the Dallas Cowboys.

Hobbies: Fishing, scuba diving and boating.

Pet Peeves: People being lazy or late.

3 Words to Describe You: Happy, intelligent and goal oriented.

SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: Tom Westman, because he is trustworthy.

Reason for being on SURVIVOR: For the adventure!

Why you think you will be the sole SURVIVOR: Because people can trust me, and I'm not a threat.
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Name: James "Jimmy T" Tarantino (48)

Tribe: Espada

Current Residence: Gloucester, Mass.

Occupation: Commercial Fisherman

Personal Claim to Fame: My children

Inspiration in Life: Jim Ciaramitaro. He's just a really good person.

Hobbies: Rowing, hiking, swimming.

Pet Peeves: Low tolerance for incompetence.

3 Words to Describe You: Charismatic, genuine, proud.

SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: Rupert. I'm just as lovable.

Reason for being on SURVIVOR: Pride in myself and my community. They helped me win the Sears Casting Call and I intend on doing them proud.

Why you think you will be the sole SURVIVOR: I'm resourceful and I have the ability to win.
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Name: Jud Birza (21)

Tribe: La Flor

Current Residence: Venice, Calif.

Occupation: Student

Personal Claim to Fame: Being a rad older brother.

Inspiration in Life: My dad. Despite growing up under-privileged, he put himself through college and flight school. He is now a pilot, which is sick! We have a very strong relationship.
Hobbies: Surfing, skating and bike riding. I also enjoy jamming all night with buddies.

Pet Peeves: Inconsiderate people.

3 Words to Describe You: Intelligent, sexy and goofy.

SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: Ozzy because he surfs. Although, I'm younger, goofier and probably a better swimmer.

Reason for being on SURVIVOR: I could do a lot with a million dollars! Plus, camping on a tropical island with a bunch of cute girls sounds like the best vacation ever.

Why you think you will be the sole SURVIVOR: I'm young and seem innocent enough. Although I take very careful notes on behavior and will follow my instincts until the end.
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Name: Kelly Bruno (26)

Tribe: La Flor

Current Residence: Durham, N.C.

Occupation: Medical Student at University of North Carolina

Personal Claim to Fame: Becoming the second and fastest female amputee to finish the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii in 2007.

Inspiration in Life: My father who was recently killed in the earthquake in Haiti. He was there with Food for the Poor to bring hope and aid to people less fortunate. My dad was a doctor, a teacher and a humanist. I most admired him and looked up to him for his willingness to help others. He lived his life to the fullest every single day. His legacy will be carried on by all of the lives he touched during his life.

Hobbies: Triathlons, cooking and traveling.

Pet Peeves: When people chew ice or blow bubbles in an otherwise quiet room.

3 Words to Describe You: Determined, persistent and strong-willed.

SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: Christy Smith because she also faced a physical disadvantage that, in the end, gave her additional strength. I also relate to Helen Glover's no-nonsense-appeal as that is how I approach my own life; with a no-nonsense attitude.

Reason for being on SURVIVOR: The challenge and the competition; I also want to honor my father who has been a strong influence in overcoming many of the challenges I've faced as an amputee and in life.

Why you think you will be the sole SURVIVOR: I'm physically and mentally strong. I've overcome obstacles before when the odds were stacked up against me and I can do it again.
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Name: Kelly Shinn (20)

Tribe: La Flor

Current Residence: Mesa, Ariz.

Occupation: Nursing Student at the University of Hawaii.

Personal Claim to Fame: Successfully completing my first two years of pre-med/nursing classes at the University of Hawaii. On a smaller scale, I also look at winning homecoming queen as one of my greatest accomplishments.

Inspiration in Life: My dad. He has a beautiful heart and is the hardest worker I know.

Hobbies: Surfing, wake boarding, go-kart racing.

Pet Peeves: Dirty fingernails.

3 Words to Describe You: Vivacious, confident, outspoken.

SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: Elizabeth Hasselbeck because she played with smarts and integrity.

Reason for being on SURVIVOR: It is the opportunity of a lifetime. People dream to do things as great as this.

Why you think you will be the sole SURVIVOR: I know how to play the "social popularity"game.
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Name: Marty Piombo (48)

Tribe: Espada

Current Residence: Mill Valley, Calif.

Occupation: Technology Executive

Personal Claim to Fame: Rescuing an injured climber off Mt. Whitney from 13,000 ft. in the dead of winter.

Inspiration in Life: Lance Armstrong - where do you start? The guy overcame all sorts of odds. His climbs and his epic wins are historic.

Hobbies: Winter alpinism, rock climbing, cooking.

Pet Peeves: Waiting in line and inconsiderate people.

3 Words to Describe You: Competitive, funny, charismatic.

SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: I'm a mix of Boston Rob and Russell. They are relentless, clever, devious and will do anything to win. I'll play the game in a similar fashion.

Reason for being on SURVIVOR: I want to win. To be on the show would be cool (no doubt), BUT to say you won SURVIVOR - that's a whole other ball game. I consider it the ultimate challenge.

Why you think you will be the sole SURVIVOR: I've been in those cutthroat pressure-cooker situations and I've succeeded. I am downright certain I could manipulate people and get them to vote my way. I will play this game HARD!
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Name: Matthew "Sash" Lenahan (30)

Tribe: La Flor

Current Residence: New York, N.Y.

Occupation: Real Estate Broker

Personal Claim to Fame: Being one of the fastest distance runners in the country and one of the youngest brokers ever on Wall Street.

Inspiration in Life: My Mom

Hobbies: Extreme Adventures, Running, Dating Beautiful Women

Survivor Contestant you are Most Like: Tyson, because I have some great one-liners and because I'm awesome.

Reason for being on Survivor: For the adventure and for the glory of winning the greatest game in the World.

Why you think you will be the sole SURVIVOR: This game is something people have in their blood. Either you've got it or you don't. Count me in!
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Name: NaOnka Mixon (27)

Tribe: La Flor

Current Residence: Los Angeles, Calif.

Occupation: PE Teacher

Personal Claim to Fame: Not having any kids at 27!

Inspiration in Life: My sister. No matter if I stumble and fall, my sister always believes in me.

Hobbies: Playing with my doggies, working out, playing volleyball.

Pet Peeves: Old people driving.

3 Words To Describe You: Unique, spontaneous, funny.

SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: No one.

Reason for being on SURVIVOR: Getting the experience of survival.

Why you think you will be the sole SURVIVOR: My drive to win.
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Name: Shannon Elkins (30)

Tribe: La Flor

Current Residence: Lafayette, La.

Occupation: Pest Control Co. Owner

Personal Claim to Fame: Raising three children.

Inspiration in Life: My family.

Hobbies: Working out, playing basketball and coaching.

Pet Peeves: Dumb people.

3 Words to Describe You: Smart, sexy and strong.

SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: Straight forward like Russell but much prettier.

Reason for being on SURVIVOR: To put another notch in my belt.

Why you think you will be the sole SURVIVOR: I'm very likeable and very athletic so it will be hard to get rid of me.
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Name: Tyrone Davis (42)

Tribe: Espada

Current Residence: Inglewood, Calif.

Occupation: Fire Captain

Personal Claim to Fame: The ability to stay consistent and true to who I am and accomplish all that I choose to in life.

Inspiration in Life: God and my parents.

Hobbies: Triathlons, snowboarding, partying with friends and dancing.

Pet Peeves: Inauthentic/plastic people, close-minded people, mean and selfish people.

3 Words to Describe You: Self-confident, dynamic and compassionate.

SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: Tom Westman because of the value he placed on integrity and being true to himself.

Reason for being on SURVIVOR: One million dollars! Plus, the challenge of being able to lead others from diverse backgrounds.

Why you think you will be the sole SURVIVOR: Because I want it! That's all it takes for me to get it done.
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Name: Wendy DeSmidt-Kohlhoff (48)

Tribe: Espada

Current Residence: Fromberg, Mont.

Occupation: Goat Rancher

Personal Claim to Fame: Reaching the Lieutenant Colonel rank in the Army.

Inspiration in Life: My mother because she made me who I am today.

Hobbies: Singing, dancing, fishing, hunting, and anything to do with animals.

Pet Peeves: Stuck-up, rude, self-centered, dishonest, know-it-all people.

3 Words to Describe You: Honest, talkative and competitive.

SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: No one, especially NOT the other female military contestant, Shambo. We just have different personalities.

Reason for being on SURVIVOR: To prove that I can do this. I would also love to pay off our ranch in Montana.

Why you think you will be the sole SURVIVOR: Because if you put your heart and mind into the game anyone can be the final Survivor. You need skill, strategy, physical/mental abilities and a little luck. I'm Irish, so hopefully I'll have the luck of the Irish with me.
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Name: Yve Rojas (41)

Tribe: Espada

Current Residence: Kansas City, Mo.

Occupation: Homemaker

Personal Claim to Fame: I am most proud of my daughters. They are independent, kind, smart and inspiring - an ongoing accomplishment.

Inspiration in Life: My mother. She is remarkable.

Hobbies: Traveling by myself, dancing, yoga, catching the last movie of the day.

Pet Peeves: Not being acknowledged when I speak.

3 Words to Describe You: Tenacious, resilient, magnetic.

SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: A mix between Bob Crowley and Danni Boatwright. Intelligence + Athleticism + Generosity = a lethal winning combination.

Reason for being on SURVIVOR: Turning 40 was tough. I want to be an example of perseverance for my girls...make life and dreams happen and forget about age!

Why you think you will be the sole SURVIVOR: I am utterly unassuming. I am never what people expect after they get to know me.
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Alright folks, Discuss...thoughts on the cast??
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The commercial fisherman caught my eye, simply b/c of the DC connection. No connection really, but same industry, kwim?

This is going to be interesting.
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so if you are 40 or above you are in 1 tribe and under 40 in the other......
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why jimmy johnson? that's just weird..
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I hope the older tribe kicks the younger tribes' ass.
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The youngin's sound like raging douche lords.
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This will be interesting. Finally a whole bunch of older people as opposed to the token one or two.
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