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08.27.2014

SURVIVOR SEASON 29 BIOS

DREW CHRISTY AND ALEC CHRISTY (BROTHERS)

Name (Age): Drew Christy (25)

Tribe Designation: TBD

Relationship to Significant Castaway: Alec’s brother

Current Residence: Winter Park, Fla.

Occupation: Traveling Sales Representative in the family business.

Personal Claim to Fame: I seem to pull off the unthinkable with ease.  People will ask me…How did you do that?

Inspiration in Life: My amazing family.

Hobbies: Traveling, modeling, booze cruising, playing sports and partying.   

Three Words to Describe You: Adventurous, spontaneous and goofball.  

If You Could Have Three Things on the Island What Would They Be?

  1.  Survival knife
  2.  Butane lighter
  3.  Jam Box

SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: Fabio or Malcolm, because they are athletic, smart bros that know how to manipulate people and situations to advance themselves. 

Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: I have always watched and thought about what it would be like to be out there.  The experience is worth more than the million dollars to me.  

Why You Think You’ll “Survive” SURVIVOR:  I am emotionally and physically strong.

Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: I am likeable, manipulative and a winner.

What Does It Mean to You to Play Survivor with Your Loved One? It’s going to be an experience we can look back and remember forever.  Win or lose I’m proud of my brother.


Name (Age): Alec Christy (22)

Tribe Designation: TBD

Relationship to Significant Castaway: Drew’s brother

Current Residence: Winter Park, Fla.

Occupation: Student at Florida Gulf Coast University

Personal Claim to Fame: Going to college and excelling in school and sports.  I was very mediocre in high school as far as my performance in the classroom.

Inspiration in Life: My dad because he has shown me how to be a man.  He has coached me when I needed it most.  He works hard but doesn’t ever let that get in the way of being a dad.  My dad has just always been there for me.

Hobbies: Fishing, lacrosse and surfing.  

Pet Peeves: People who say they don’t like something they’ve never tried.

Three Words to Describe You: Athletic, outgoing and charismatic.  

If You Could Have Three Things on the Island What Would They Be?

  1.  My watch
  2.  Lacrosse stick
  3.  Playboy magazine

Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: Winning the million dollars.

Why You Think You’ll “Survive” SURVIVOR:  I have no fear.

Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: I am smart, determined, fit and have skills that could help me win the game.

What Does It Mean to You to Play Survivor with Your Loved One? Playing Survivor with Drew is awesome because we are very competitive, so it will be exciting to see who can last longer. Sharing this experience is going to be incredible as we both compete against one another and support each other at the same time. It's going to be interesting to play a game where it could literally go either way, and you never know who will go further in it.  

 

KEITH NALE AND WES NALE (FATHER AND SON)

Name (Age): Keith Nale (53)

Tribe Designation: TBD

Relationship to Significant Castaway: Wes’s father

Current Residence: Shreveport, La.

Occupation: Fire captain

Personal Claim to Fame: My wife and kids.

Inspiration in Life: My dad because he is a great man.  He’s 77 years old and retired but I still take him hunting and fishing.

Hobbies: Hunting, fishing and golfing.

Pet Peeves: Loafers.

Three Words to Describe You: Easy going, fun-loving and hard-working.  

If You Could Have Three Things on the Island What Would They Be?

  1.  39 cigars
  2.  Easy chair
  3.  My truck

SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: Rudy, because I’m older and wiser. 
Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: Winning the million dollars and spending time with Wes.

Why You Think You’ll “Survive” SURVIVOR:  I’m a great swimmer, hunter, fisher and I’m a hard worker.

Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: I will have a good social game, I’ll be good at challenges and I work well with others.

What Does It Mean to You to Play Survivor with Your Loved One?  We are both very competitive with others and with each other.  I am looking forward to sharing and living out this experience with my son. Can't wait to show him the old man still has it!!

 

Name (Age): Wes Nale (23)

Tribe Designation: TBD

Relationship to Significant Castaway: Keith’s son

Current Residence: Shreveport, La.

Occupation: Firefighter

Personal Claim to Fame: Becoming a firefighter like my dad.

Inspiration in Life: My dad because he has always been a family man who has been there for me.  He has taught me everything I know to this day and I give him credit for making me the man I am today.

Hobbies: Hunting, fishing and drinking beer.

Pet Peeves: When people have their windshield wipers on and it’s not raining.

Three Words to Describe You: Athletic, winner and crazy.  

If You Could Have Three Things on the Island What Would They Be?

  1.  Beer
  2.  Dip/smokeless tobacco
  3.  Mila Kunis

SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: Ozzy and Russell Hantz, because I’ll dominate challenges and have girls under my wings making them think I will take them to the end.
Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: Winning the money so I can get out on my own and to prove to all those who said I could never get on the show, much less win it.

Why You Think You’ll “Survive” SURVIVOR:  I can provide food for my tribe.  I can climb trees and I’m strong as an ox.  I can also start fire easily and can talk to people and lift their spirits if they’re having a bad day.

Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: I know how to play the game better than anybody.  My social game would get me all the way because I’m great at making friends.  I have the gift of telling people what they want to hear.

What Does It Mean to You to Play Survivor with Your Loved One?  Getting to play with my loved one is going to be awesome.  I’m sure my dad will impress me with everything he does and how he will play his social game.  It will be more fun playing the game of Survivor with him because I will have somebody on the island that I could 100% trust when things get tough or when big moves need to be made.


JOSH CANFIELD AND REED KELLY  (DATING)

Name (Age): Josh Canfield (32)

Tribe Designation: TBD

Relationship to Significant Castaway: Reed’s boyfriend

Current Residence: New York, N.Y.

Occupation: Singer, Actor, Writer

Personal Claim to Fame: Writing and directing my first musical in London and being the first person in my family with a Master’s degree.

Inspiration in Life:  My dad.  He has always treated my mother with respect and admiration and through selflessness has shown what marriage was intended to look like.

Hobbies: Writing songs, going to the gym, Settlers of Catan, movies and going to the dog park with our dog.

Pet Peeves: Idiots, loud Americans in foreign countries, most audition waiting rooms, people who will only see one side of an argument and many more.

Three Words to Describe You: Confident, energetic and compassionate.

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

  1.  Bible – the Scripture would help in dealing with difficult circumstances
  2.  Piano – so that I could write songs and sing.
  3.  iPod – life without music is just depressing

SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like:  There hasn’t been any one like me.  I’m going to pave my own way.

Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: After each episode I watch from home I say “I want to do that!” The challenges, the mind games, the pushing your body to its limits, it all get me so excited!

Why You Think You’ll “Survive” SURVIVOR:  I can make fire, I’m very organized and detail focused which would help in numerous challenges.  I’m also strong and have a lot of endurance.

Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: I have the stamina to make it through the challenges; I have the mental grit to get past the mind games and the gutsiness to make the big moves when they need to be made.  I am Survivor.

What Does It Mean to You to Play Survivor with Your Loved One?  I'm so excited that I get to play with Reed!  This will be a memory that we will share for life.  Having someone to go through this with who can help you find strength when you really need it will be invaluable in this game.  I'll be stronger having Reed by my side...it also helps that he's great to look at as well.

 

Name (Age): Reed Kelly (31)

Tribe Designation: TBD

Relationship to Significant Castaway: Josh’s boyfriend

Current Residence: New York, N.Y.

Occupation: Broadway Performer/Model/Aerialist 

Personal Claim to Fame: Having raised over $130,000 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS to date via my personal fundraising group Team Yellow Bucket.  I also cook a really great steak and I am an experienced hugger. 

Inspiration in Life:  My mom.  She is an incredible woman who humbly strives to care for and shape the future and the present, of thousands of students and staff daily.  She manages to do this while also being an amazing and supportive mother/wife on a daily basis.  How can one not be inspired by this?

Hobbies: Working out, walks with my pup, watching documentaries, Survivor, google-journeys, eating good food and Earth/cosmic science.

Pet Peeves:  Slow walkers on the sidewalks of NYC, exceedingly slow baristas and lazy individuals who don’t utilize the gifts/opportunities they have been given.

Three Words to Describe You:  Perfectionist, outgoing, overachiever. 

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

  1.  My Bible – because man cannot live by bread (or rice) alone.
  2.  My pillow – because it would be a super comfy piece of home and I perform better well rested.
  3.  A mirror – because sometimes as a dancer you have to be able to look at yourself in the eye and say “pull up and push through! You’re not actually that hungry.”  I think this would work well for me as a Survivor castaway too.

SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: Yikes.  Hopefully I will be unlike anyone thus far (in a good way), but if I had to pick: Malcolm Freberg and Stephenie LaGrossa for their hyper-competitiveness and athleticism; Bob Crowley for his nerdy science knowledge and ingenuity; and Lisa Whelchel for her faith. 

Reason for Being on SURVIVOR:  I’m dying to play this game.  You can never truly know what your limits are until you push them.  I’m tired of watching others do it and I’m ready to experience it for myself firsthand.

Why You Think You’ll “Survive” SURVIVOR:  

I'm good at maintaining a positive mindset, I'm resourceful and I’m physically fit.  I'm not a quitter, I enjoy being outdoors plus I can make fire.

Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR:  I'm a people-person who is physically tough, smart, well-spoken and strong willed; that last characteristic makes me a fighter until the end.  I can lie when needed, I love to compete and I excel under pressure. 

What Does It Mean to You to Play Survivor with Your Loved One?

Having the chance to participate in this adventure together, not to mention the joint lessons I'm certain we will take away from it, will not only strengthen, but help fortify our relationship for the future.  I'm really excited about getting to do such a once in a lifetime thing with the guy I love. 

 

MISSY PAYNE AND BAYLOR WILSON (MOTHER AND DAUGHTER)

Name (Age): Missy Payne (47)

Tribe Designation: TBD

Relationship to Significant Castaway: Baylor’s mother

Current Residence: Dallas, Texas

Occupation: Owner of a Competitive Cheerleading Gym

Personal Claim to Fame: My business is a HUGE accomplishment.  I was never a cheerleader, never had taken out a loan before 1998 when I opened the doors and certainly had no idea what it would take to be “on” 24x7 with really no “off” hours.  I have a new respect for restaurant owners because my business takes blood, sweat and tears just like that profession.

Inspiration in Life: My parents for sticking together when the rest of the world didn’t and for teaching me humility, determination and generosity and supporting me through thick and thin.

Hobbies: Water skiing, singing and video editing.

Pet Peeves: People who conform to a standard without knowing the facts, people who play the victim, snoring, poor hygiene, bad teeth, infidelity, valet parking in the Highland Park village.

Three Words to Describe You: Determined, compassionate and confident.

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

  1.  Tweezers for eyebrows and facial hair
  2.  A journal to remember…moment by moment
  3.  Vitamin C it’s the only supplement worth taking

Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: Experience a once in a lifetime opportunity with Baylor and to win the million dollars!

Why You Think You’ll “Survive” SURVIVOR:  I’ll bring compassion, determination, leadership, respect, athleticism, sense of humor, the ability to dispute resolution and analyzation.

What Does It Mean to You to Play Survivor with Your Loved One?   Playing the game with Baylor whether we are on the same tribe or not will be an unforgettable experience due to our duo determination, competitive edge and ability to never give up.  We are a dynamic duo and have a lasting positive effect on people who we come in contact with.  Together, we can accomplish anything and usually succeed at any challenge set in front of us.

 

Name (Age): Baylor Wilson (20)

Tribe Designation: TBD

Relationship to Significant Castaway: Missy’s daughter

Current Residence: Nashville, Tenn.

Occupation: Student at Belmont University

Personal Claim to Fame: I am most proud of winning the Cheerleading World Championship in 2009 in Orlando, FL with my competitive cheerleading team.

Inspiration in Life: My mom because she is a survivor herself having gone through many hardships, relationships and heartbreaks.  I look up to her for her strength and capability to get back up again after she gets knocked down.  She never gives up, and neither will I.

Hobbies: Songwriting, snow skiing and yoga.

Pet Peeves: My biggest pet peeve is someone who has no passion or desire or goals.  Another is probably slow drivers.

Three Words to Describe You: Entertaining, determined and passionate.

Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: I want to compete with myself, first and foremost to be an all-around better me.

Why You Think You’ll “Survive” SURVIVOR:  I am athletic, strong-willed and competitive.

Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR:  I believe that I am secure and confident enough in myself to not let others attitudes, comments or situations affect me.

What Does It Mean to You to Play Survivor with Your Loved One?  It means more than anyone will ever be able to understand or grasp. The level of commitment and love my mom and I have before going into this journey is already ridiculously high, so knowing we will have each other through this game of Survivor, I believe our bond and trust can never be broken. Even if we’re starving, miserable and literally fighting to survive. 

 

NATALIE ANDERSON AND NADIYA ANDERSON (SISTERS)

Name (Age): Natalie Anderson (28)

Tribe Designation: TBD

Relationship to Significant Castaway: Nadiya’s twin sister

Current Residence: Edgewater, N.J.

Occupation: Crossfit Coach and Physical Therapy student

Personal Claim to Fame: Being on The Amazing Race twice! Getting kicked off first on All-Stars!

Inspiration in Life: My mother.  She is the strongest and the bravest woman I know.  She has always encouraged me to be myself and go after anything I want.  She has supported me in all my crazy adventures and has taught me how to be a strong and fearless woman!

Hobbies: Crossfit, surfing and being a bad ass.

Pet Peeves: Girls who can’t do anything for themselves, lazy people and dumb people.

Three Words to Describe You: Crazy, strong and confident.

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

  1.  Razor; being super hairy in a bikini is not cute
  2.  iPhone; so I can tweet and get on Instagram
  3.  Barbells; so I can squat

SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: Tony, but hopefully not as insane.
Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: The million dollars! Also, winning Survivor makes you a certified badass!

Why You Think You’ll “Survive” SURVIVOR:  I am physically, mentally and emotionally strong.  I am very strong willed and do not give up!  I work well with people and feel like I would be a good tribe mate.  I know I will pull my weight with the camp chores and not be a burden to my tribe.  Physically, I will be able to hang with the guys and be an asset in the team challenges.  Also, I love the ocean and if I had to choose one place to spend the rest of my life, it would be the beach.  I’m a true island girl!

What Does It Mean to You to Play Survivor with Your Loved One? Getting to be on Survivor with Nadiya means so much to me.  No matter what we are doing, Nadiya and I have so much fun; whether we are working together or competing against each other!  Doing something this intense and getting to share it with my twin is something I will never forget.


Name (Age): Nadiya Anderson (28)

Tribe Designation: TBD

Relationship to Significant Castaway: Natalie’s twin sister

Current Residence: Edgewater, N.J.

Occupation: Crossfit Coach, Project Coordinator Bridge2Peace

Personal Claim to Fame: Being on Amazing race twice, (woohoo) but getting kicked off first (boooooo!)

Inspiration in Life: My parents, they always encouraged me to be a bad ass.

Hobbies: Crossfit, traveling with my twin and being a beach bum.

Pet Peeves: Stupid girls that rely on boys.

Three Words to Describe You: Badass, crazy and carefree.

If You Could Have Three Things on the Island What Would They Be?

  1.  Barbells
  2.  Macbook
  3.  Ben & Jerry’s Half Baked Froyo

SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: A mixture of Sarah and Cliff.
Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: Show me the money honey!

Why You Think You’ll “Survive” SURVIVOR:  I can thug it out!

Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: I think I will be the sole survivor because of my physical and mental resilience.  My ability to stay positive in situations and being a strong, resourceful and vital teammate/tribe mate is going to enable me to make it through this game!

What Does It Mean to You to Play Survivor with Your Loved One? Playing Survivor with Natalie is so exciting, it’s the ultimate adventure and test to our relationship! Being separated from Natalie while playing the game is going to push us to our limits!  I can’t wait!

 

JEREMY COLLINS AND VAL COLLINS (MARRIED)

Name (Age): Jeremy Collins (36)

Tribe Designation: TBD

Relationship to Significant Castaway: Val’s husband

Current Residence: Foxboro, Mass.

Occupation: Cambridge Firefighter

Personal Claim to Fame: I am proud of making it to the professional indoor football league without playing college football.

Inspiration in Life: My mom because she helped raise seven children while my dad worked.  I don’t know how she didn’t lose anyone and she fed and put clothes on our backs – not to mention the amount of laundry she had to do.

Hobbies: Basketball, working out, fantasy football and coaching my daughters.

Pet Peeves: One-uppers and know-it-alls.

Three Words to Describe You: Athletic, straight forward and smiley.

If You Could Have Three Things on the Island What Would They Be?

  1.  Bracelet from my daughters
  2.  Pictures of my daughters
  3.  Picture of my mother

SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: I always liked JT and James, but I think Tyson (the third time he played) is similar to how I would have played.
Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: The million dollars, but I also feel my personality, body type and mindset is perfect for this game.

Why You Think You’ll “Survive” SURVIVOR:  I will help out around camp gathering wood for fires or shelter and getting coconuts.  I will also be a monster at physical challenges.

Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR:  I believe my whole make up is prime for this game.  I don’t need to eat much, I am athletic and I am likeable.  I also can make people feel like I like them even if I don’t which will help in blindsides.

What Does It Mean to You to Play Survivor with Your Loved One? Playing with my loved one would be stressful and emotional.  I know it is going to be tough out there and I will worry about my wife being hungry, cold and tired. 


Name (Age): Val Collins (35)

Tribe Designation: TBD

Relationship to Significant Castaway: Jeremy’s wife

Current Residence: Foxboro, Mass.

Occupation: Foxboro Police Officer

Personal Claim to Fame: My family.

Inspiration in Life:  My mom who was a single mom working many jobs to support us.

Hobbies: Sports, running, Crossfit and reading.

Pet Peeves: Liars.

Three Words to Describe You: Competitive, loving and loyal.

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

  1.  Picture of my daughters Jordyn & Camryn to inspire me
  2.  A lokai bracelet with mud from the Dead Sea to remind me to be hopeful at my lowest point and water from Mt. Everest to remind me to stay hopeful at my highest point.
  3.  Matching bracelet I share with my kids to feel connected to them

SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: Monica and Taj.
Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: Winning!

Why You Think You’ll “Survive” SURVIVOR:  I have mental toughness, I’m strong and I’m patient.

Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: I have the mental toughness.  I respect the game.  You need to respect the game to play it.  I know how to play the social game and will pay attention to opponents’ advantages before they realize them and use them as options. 

What Does It Mean to You to Play Survivor with Your Loved One? I am excited to play the game with Jeremy but our game will probably be different and that will be hard because I may have to change my game and go against my gut based on his instinct. Playing with a loved one brings emotions to the game right from the beginning. You have to watch their back just as much.

 

JON MISCH AND JACLYN SCHULTZ  (COLLEGE SWEETHEARTS)

Name (Age): Jon Misch (26)

Tribe Designation: TBD

Relationship to Significant Castaway: Jaclyn’s boyfriend

Current Residence: Waterford, Mich.

Occupation: Financial assistant

Personal Claim to Fame: Winning a big 10 championship at Michigan State University.

Inspiration in Life: My sister, Lara who has worked hard for everything she has and is an incredible role model.  She inspires me to work hard and to appreciate things more.  Seeing how hard she works to take care of her family reminds me how things aren't always as easy as we wish they were.  She works harder than anyone I know.

Hobbies: Working out, playing piano and researching wine.

Pet Peeves: People with too many pet peeves.

Three Words to Describe You: Outgoing, unpredictable and intuitive.

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

  1.  Piano – to play and entertain myself and others
  2.  Football – for entertainment and to make friends
  3.  Wine – to get drunk – duh!

SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: Hayden.  I feel my personality is a lot like his and he’s also an athlete that uses his head.
Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: The experience and the competition.  It’s unique and completely social which would be fun to experience.

Why You Think You’ll “Survive” SURVIVOR:  I can build a fire from scratch, debone/gut a fish, catch lizards and lift things up and put them down.

Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: I have very good social and physical skills.  I can read people well and I’m good at telling them what they need to hear.

What Does It Mean to You to Play Survivor with Your Loved One? Playing with Jaclyn is an incredible opportunity.  I've learned in the past that experiencing adversity with others can build the relationship you have together (if you do it correctly). Since there is no experience like that of Survivor, there's no telling the amount that can be gained by triumphing through the challenges that present themselves on a daily basis, let alone those found in treemail!


Name (Age): Jaclyn Schultz (25)

Tribe Designation: TBD

Relationship to Significant Castaway: Jon’s girlfriend

Current Residence: Las Vegas, Nev.

Occupation: Media Buyer

Personal Claim to Fame: Winning the title of Miss Michigan USA 2013, the first pageant I ever competed in and using the platform to be the first woman to ever come out with having MRKH syndrome (born without a uterus) on an international scale. MRKH syndrome affects 1 in approximately 4,500 women around the world.

Inspiration in Life: Giuliana Rancic, for being so strong and open with her and her husband’s journey with surrogacy.  

Hobbies: Working out, painting and learning about wine.

Pet Peeves: Waiting in line

Three Words to Describe You: Spontaneous, loyal and versatile.

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

  1.  My cell phone for photos
  2.  The Bible to keep my mind occupied
  3.  A stuffed animal to sleep with

SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: Jefra.

Reason for Being on SURVIVOR:   To challenge myself socially, mentally and physically.  Also, to win the million dollars to be able to adopt and have a surrogate to start a family. 

Why You Think You’ll “Survive” SURVIVOR:  I am a survivor in my everyday life because I was diagnosed with a life-altering syndrome at 16 and didn't let it destroy me.  Being told I wasn't "normal" and could never have kids was the last thing I wanted to hear at that age.  I've learned to try and turn every negative into a positive and that life will always throw hard things at you, but it's how you handle those obstacles that matter the most. This game is tough.  It's challenging mentally, socially and physically and I know that I can overcome anything is thrown at me, no matter how bad it hurts and no matter how many times I break down, just because I have in my life.

Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR:  I will never give up. No matter what happens in the game, there are always loopholes and opportunities to change the way things are going. After my diagnosis, I realized that life may not always deal you a good hand, but it's how you play the hand that can change it around. 

What Does It Mean to You to Play Survivor with Your Loved One? Jon and I get to experience something that only three or four couples ever have. Blood vs. Water seems to be so much harder than playing as an individual because we have to learn how to maneuver through this social and physical game together. Our sole purpose of being on this show is to challenge ourselves, but to also win to start a family by adoption or surrogacy. 

 

JOHN ROCKER AND JULIE McGEE (DATING)

Name (Age): John Rocker (39)

Tribe Designation: TBD

Relationship to Significant Castaway: Julie’s boyfriend

Current Residence: Atlanta, Ga.

Occupation: Former Major League Baseball Player

Personal Claim to Fame:

Inspiration in Life: My father.  The majority of the values, ethics and moral that have made me who I am and shape me to this today.  I learned from watching how he conducted himself.  My father passed in 2007 and I still find myself wanting that ability to ask his advice on certain things because his direction was so important to me for many years.

Hobbies: Hunting, fishing and golfing.

Pet Peeves: Rude, lazy, selfish people and traffic.

Three Words to Describe You: Intense, self-motivating and responsible.

If You Could Have Three Things on the Island What Would They Be?

  1.  Vodka
  2.  Toothbrush
  3.  Razor

SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: Jeff Kent, because we have a similar background as an MLB player.  We have a strong understanding of teamwork but are also very driven to attain individual success, though Jeff is a bit more subdued than I am.
Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: To have an extremely unique life experience and to immerse myself in high level competition and like I’ve done my entire life, figure out a way to be the best.

Why You Think You’ll “Survive” SURVIVOR:  I have world class athletic abilities and leadership skills.  I have the ability to read people and morph my personality in a way that lets me mesh with people from all walks of life.

Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: A relatively significant part of Survivor depends on athletic ability and I spent more than a decade of my life physically competing at the highest level.  I still retain much of that physical ability as well as the mental toughness that is required.  I also possess a high quality of outdoor survival skills which will be valuable to those around me as well as leadership skills and the ability to influence people and easily make friends.

What Does It Mean to You to Play Survivor with Your Loved One?  To me, playing Survivor with my loved one means having the opportunity to engage in a very unique experience together.  Life is about creating new experiences which many times can bind individuals together on a more intimate level.  I am hoping that Survivor will do this for Julie and me.

 

Name (Age): Julie McGee (34)

Tribe Designation: TBD

Relationship to Significant Castaway: John’s girlfriend

Current Residence: Atlanta, Ga.

Occupation: Model/Owner of Spray Tan Business

Personal Claim to Fame: Creating my company True Glow Spray Tan.

Inspiration in Life: My mom is my hero.  She is my rock.  She is supportive to my dreams and is my guiding light.  She is a huge inspiration for me because she has been through so many hardships but remains positive and driven for success.

Hobbies: Trips to Vineyards with my closest girlfriends, inventing product ideas, cooking and working out.

Pet Peeves: People that take life too serious, road rage, arrogance and super demanding people.

Three Words to Describe You: Loyal, determined and positive.

If You Could Have Three Things on the Island What Would They Be?

  1.  Sunblock
  2.  Toothbrush
  3.  Radio

SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: Colleen Haskell, because I think we both are extremely sweet to others around and by this she was able to make allies without being manipulative.
Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: The experience and for the possibilities of future Survivor shows.  I would love to compete more than once.

Why You Think You’ll “Survive” SURVIVOR:  I am the most observant person.  I’m told by everyone that knows me that I can figure out someone’s state of mind and intentions within minutes.  I’ll bring that strong instinct to the game to help my team win.

Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: I am super determined when I put my mind to a task.  I am not one to look for help, if I need something, I make it happen.  I believe I could be one of the last few on the show.

What Does It Mean to You to Play Survivor with Your Loved One? The game will allow us to use the difficult nature of the experience to dig deeper into our relationship.  I know it will be challenging both physically and mentally but I’m happy to be sharing this new journey with John.

 

DALE WENTWORTH AND KELLEY WENTWORTH  (FATHER AND DAUGHTER)

Name (Age): Dale Wentworth (55)

Tribe Designation: TBD

Relationship to Significant Castaway: Kelley’s father

Current Residence: Ephrata, Wash

Occupation: Farmer

Personal Claim to Fame: Watching my kids grow to be responsible adults.  After that, being a self-employed farmer all my life and being able to support my family while doing it.

Inspiration in Life: My dad.  He and my mom moved here with nothing and cleared ground and built a farm, taught all us kids a work ethic that has stayed with me all my life.

Hobbies: Snow skiing, cycling and camping.

Pet Peeves: People who never return phone calls.

Three Words to Describe You: Active, outgoing and adventurous.

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

  1.  A map to explore and then mark where I’ve been
  2.  A book that explains what I can or cannot eat
  3.  Toilet paper

SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: Big Tom…I have to side with a farmer!
Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: To spend time with my daughter on a new adventure and the challenge of seeing how far I can go in the game.

Why You Think You’ll “Survive” SURVIVOR:  I’m a self-starter that can get along with most anyone.  I work hard and I am very good at using my hands.  I’ve built homes, repaired all sorts of equipment and I am not afraid of hard work or getting dirty.

Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR:  All my life I have been faced with everything possible; weather, breakdowns, etc.  My family and I can usually find a way to improvise a way to survive and still be able to achieve my goals.

What Does It Mean to You to Play Survivor with Your Loved One?  To be given the opportunity to play this game with my daughter is almost indescribable. I am looking forward to being able to watch her in settings that I may not get to see again and hopefully watch her excel in them.  I’ll have to move past the image of her being my “little girl” to her having grown into a confident proud woman, one that can handle herself in any situation that life can throw at her, and know that she will come out on top, or at the least, throw some “mean punches” on the way as she will never quit trying, no matter what.  I think we will build a deeper and stronger bond together after playing Survivor.


Name (Age): Kelley Wentworth (28)

Tribe Designation: TBD

Relationship to Significant Castaway:  Dale’s daughter

Current Residence: Seattle, Wash.

Occupation: Marketing Manager

Personal Claim to Fame:  Moving out of a small town with very little opportunity of “making it” on my own.  I’ve never asked for money or help and moved my way up to the position I’m in now.  I’ll never stop trying!

Inspiration in Life:  My grandparents (on my dad’s side).  They are two of the toughest, hardest working people I’ve ever been around.  My grandpa was in World War II and my grandma was a nurse.  They moved to Washington to start a farm from scratch.  They are still alive and are more active than most 80-year-olds should be!

Hobbies: Soccer, jigsaw puzzles and kicking everyone’s butt at Scrabble (or any other board game for that matter).

Pet Peeves: Lazy people, overconfidence, not sticking to your word, bad drivers and angry people (get over it already!)

Three Words to Describe You: Competitive, reliable and stubborn.

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

  1.  A book because I would want something to do in my free time
  2.  Picture of my mom because she’s my best friend
  3.  A journal so I could write down my experiences

SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like:  Parvati – she’s a strong, intelligent woman who did what she had to do to get to the top.
Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: To win, of course! I’d also like to prove to myself and my dad that I can do it.  To push myself and never give up in the toughest situations.

Why You Think You’ll “Survive” SURVIVOR:  I grew up on a farm, so I’ve seen and done it all.  I’ve fed cows, cleaned up poop, driven a tractor, hauled fire wood, and the list goes on.  I’m also very competitive and would never give up in a challenge.

Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: I’m competitive and I’ll never back down.  I’ll always keep trying to move to the next step and I’m not afraid to fib a little or hurt people to be at the top.  Everything I’ve ever tried to do in life I’ve succeeded so I know I can do this too.

What Does It Mean to You to Play Survivor with Your Loved One? There is no perfect word to describe how it would be to play Survivor with my dad. We've had many ups and downs over the past few years and I would love for this unique opportunity to improve our father/daughter bond.  He is truly the only person I would want to do this with!