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  1. Tai Trang Name (Age): Tai Trang (51) Tribe Designation: Beauty Current Residence: San Francisco Occupation: Gardener Personal Claim to Fame: Being a part of the AIDS Life Cycle ride for the past 13 years. A 545-miles, 7-day camping and bicycle ride from SF to LA to benefit HIV and AIDS services. In total, I’ve raised over $75,000 for the LA LGBT Center and SF AIDS Foundation. I love this grueling, but fun, mental and physical challenging experience. Inspiration in Life: My parents. They worked so hard to provide for 11 of my siblings. During and after the Vietnam war, we were so poor, we had to eat plain rice with soy sauce for months. Somehow they managed to get us all on a fishing boat to escape Communism and luckily we all survived 11 days on the open ocean. In an Indonesian refugee camp, my mom made and sold one cookie at a time to earn extra money for her children. They are the ones that taught me self-reliance and my mom always reminds me “If you have health and both hands, you can never go to sleep cold or hungry.� Hobbies: Planning dinner parties, cooking for friends and keeping bees. I am fascinated by the colony’s social structures. I also enjoy reading and discussing fiction in our book club. Pet Peeves: Foodies, double parked cars and lazy people. 3 Words to Describe You: Energetic, resourceful and competitive. If You Could Have 3 Things on the Island What Would They Be and Why? Coffee-my life necessity, I grew up loving Vietnamese coffee since I was 3 years old; a razor- I like to shave my head and face to feel young (a survival must) and clean; “The Windup Bird Chronicle,� it’s a surreal Japanese fiction that would relax me. SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: Spencer, I like his positive spirit and determination to survive in given situations, and Bob Crowley, because we’re both older, nice, likable players with non-threatening demeanors who work hard. Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: Definitely, the fun of testing my ability to survive in harsh conditions, pushing my body physically and mentally to the fullest. I would love to compete in challenges against younger, stronger or bigger players to prove that size and age does not matter in this game. I believe in playing a good social game, and the nice guy always can win in the end. Also, to win the million dollars! Why You Think You’ll “Survive� SURVIVOR: As a gardener and fishermen, I have the outdoor skills to build shelter, climb trees, forage for food, fish and dive. I am a vegetarian but I will harvest sea life for the tribe if it keeps me in the game. I will be useful and work hard at camp. I’m physically fit and will help win challenges. Being the middle child of 11 kids, I know how to get along and be the peacemaker. I can share my childhood war stories to pass time and charm people while bringing good spirit and harmony to the tribe. Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: Growing up poor and without many of life’s comforts, I have the physical and mental stamina to survive in harsh environments. I’m determined and never give up till I get what I’m after. I am short and non-threatening, most people seem to like me and often are drawn to me for whatever reason. I am genuinely nice and will treat everyone well (but don’t cross me, not even once). I will do whatever it takes to become the Sole Survivor. Even though it’ll be difficult and devastating to betray my alliance, my ultimate goal is to win. I want to be a winner that everyone thinks is a little odd, but endearing, who plays a smart and interesting game with some spicy drama.
  2. Julia Sokolowski Name (Age): Julia Sokolowski (19) Tribe Designation: Beauty Current Residence: Boston, Mass. Occupation: College Student Personal Claim to Fame: My trip to Tanzania. I taught English to a class of 83 third graders and rebuilt and restored classrooms. I also hiked the base of Mount Kilimanjaro. Inspiration in Life: My 17-year-old brother, Eric. He was born with a heart defect called hypo-plastic left heart syndrome and has undergone a series of 4 open heart surgeries. He is a fighter and my inspiration every day. Hobbies: Skiing, hip hop & contemporary dancing and flirting. Pet Peeves: Really slow walkers and entitled people. 3 Words to Describe You: Outgoing, driven and versatile. If You Could Have 3 Things on the Island What Would They Be and Why? A photo of my family because they’re my rock! A camera because I love taking pictures to document memories and for Instagram! An iPod because a girl’s gotta jam out! SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: Natalie Tenerelli because she was a young, female player, Jenna Morasca and Parvati Shallow because of their ability to strategically combine sex appeal and intelligence, and Andrea Boehlke because she is a wholesome farm girl with big dreams. Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: I want to win the million dollars and also pay off my college tuition! I want to prove to everyone who ever doubted me that I am strong, strategic and intelligent, not just some Barbie princess, dumb blonde. Why You Think You’ll “Survive� SURVIVOR: I would be a huge asset on camp. I have done Habitat for Humanity so I know how to build shelter. I have killed cows in Africa, worked on a farm, and know how to make fire. I’m also quick, excellent at puzzles, and have strong social skills from job experience and being a college student. Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: I have amazing social skills, because I’m majoring in PR, so I’m studying strategic ways to persuade and manipulate people. I have strong instincts and I am very athletic. I’ve always been competitive and I am a hard working, smart girl.
  3. Scot Pollard Name (Age): Scot Pollard (40) Tribe Designation: Brawn Current Residence: Carmel, Ind. Occupation: Former NBA champion. Played for the Detroit Pistons, Sacramento Kings, Indiana Pacers, Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics. Personal Claim to Fame: Winning an NBA Championship ring and playing in the NBA for 11 years. Inspiration in Life: My father. He gave me the genetics and the guidance until he died. Roy Williams, my college coach, because he helped me with my work ethic. Hobbies: Spending time with family, traveling and riding my motorcycle. Pet Peeves: People who are late and not loyal. 3 Words to Describe You: Driven, fun and loud! If You Could Have 3 Things on the Island What Would They Be and Why? A phone, so I can talk to my wife and kids; a photo of my family so I have a reminder of why I’m in the competition; and my NBA championship ring, to remind me of what I have accomplished. SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: The professional athletes because that was my profession. Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: My primary reason is for the money, but also the competition itself. Why You Think You’ll “Survive� SURVIVOR: I’m a great teammate and know how to make others better. And, I’m a winner! Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: Because I’m a great teammate, but ultimately I can outsmart my opponents.
  4. Anna Khait Name (Age): Anna Khait (26) Tribe Designation: Beauty Current Residence: Brooklyn, NY. Occupation: Pro Poker Player Personal Claim to Fame: I am most proud of participating in the World Games last summer in Jamundi, Colombia for frontball [handball]. I recently started working with the mayor on a scholarship program for kids out there in Colombia. Inspiration in Life: Princess Diana because of all the love she had for people. She touched and helped anyone she could. She is my biggest inspiration. Hobbies: Handball, reading, singing and playing piano. Pet Peeves: Arrogance, ignorance and when someone picks on someone less fortunate. 3 Words to Describe You: Loyal, kind-hearted and perfectionist. If You Could Have 3 Things on the Island What Would They Be and Why? A razor because I hate hair; a deck of cards because I love card games; and a toothbrush because who loves bad breath? SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: Parvati. I can be charming and would play up my innocent side so I could trick some males and wrap them around my finger. Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: I am a huge fan of Survivor and I have studied it for a long time. I’m clever enough to play this game well and win. My biggest inspiration to win is my mother. She is currently unemployed and I am supporting her so winning that money would help me buy a house for her. Why You Think You’ll “Survive� SURVIVOR: I will be great outdoors. I'm not a girly girl so the dirty, smelly, sleep- depriving environment won’t be so hard for me. I'm not lazy and would help the tribe tremendously in anything that would need to be done. I can catch fish, and I eat small portions. I am physically capable of kickin' butt out there. I have tons of energy which will help me last throughout the game. Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: I know I will be the sole Survivor because I am extremely good with people and I would form great relationships that could help me from getting voted out. I would make it to the end because I am not afraid to make moves. I will do what it takes to win.
  5. Joseph Del Campo Name (Age): Joseph Del Campo (72) Tribe Designation: Brains Current Residence: Vero Beach, Fla. Occupation: Former FBI Agent Inspiration in Life: St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, Tenn. Primarily deal with pediatric cancers, no child is denied treatment on race, religion or a family’s ability to pay. Hobbies: Classic car restoration, hiking, backpacking in the mountains, and writing articles about military veterans for a local monthly magazine in Vero Beach, Fla. Pet Peeves: People who whine! 3 Words to Describe You: Tenacious, daring and vigilant. If You Could Have 3 Things on the Island What Would They Be and Why? A comfortable chair, nice to sit down and rest, and an iPod with earphones to play my favorite music, “The Art of War� by Sun Tzu. SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: Tom Westman. Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: At my age, I have the mental and physical fortitude to successfully compete for 39 days in whatever challenges I face, in addition to establishing and maintaining successful interpersonal connections with other tribal members. It’s all about the adventure, going to faraway exotic places and living in the mud. Why You Think You’ll “Survive� SURVIVOR: I have the ability to build an “A� frame or a similar shelter with an elevated sleeping platform. I can start a fire with bamboo friction or eyeglass lenses, and prepare meals for fellow tribemates. Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: I’ve trained all my adult life for an ultimate challenge. This is it!
  6. Aubry Bracco Name (Age): Aubry Bracco (29) Tribe Designation: Brains Current Residence: Cambridge, Mass. Occupation: Social Media Marketer Personal Claim to Fame: My name (it means "leader of the elves") and the way I pursued my education with my own style. I convinced my advisors at Brown University to let me write a children’s book about a manatee instead of a 50-page thesis and went on to graduate with honors. Inspiration in Life: My grandmother, Madeline. She dealt with a crazy Brooklyn Italian family and was a hard worker. She was the first Woman of the Year at the New York Daily News and never let anything get her down (she once went back to work the day after a major car accident). She also had a wacky personality -- as kids she told us she didn’t eat chicken because “their legs were too close to their butts." Hobbies: Crayon art, running, meeting locals in new places and astrology. Pet Peeves: People who are not self-aware, don’t know how to listen actively or give fake compliments. Close second: scented things covering bad smells. 3 Words to Describe You: Beguiling, intuitive and relentless. If You Could Have 3 Things on the Island What Would They Be and Why? 1. Crayons – (preferably a 64-pack with built-in sharpener) to hold an art therapy session to calm everyone down. Plus, they smell good. 2. Camera – to document the adventure. 3. Astrology books – I want to know who I’m dealing with and what motivates people. SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: Love child of Sophie and Cochran. Hair of Shambo. Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: I love SURVIVOR. Since I was 15, I’ve watched. As complicated as the game is, there’s something so simple, authentic and raw. I have deep respect for the timelessness and evolution of the game. Why You Think You’ll “Survive� SURVIVOR: I’m a hard worker who never gives up, and I’d entertain people by pulling a Greg Buis and being a weirdo. People would think I was doing this to be funny and pass time, but I’d actually be extracting key details. After living in Salem, MA during several Halloweens, I’ve learned to embrace my quirkiness and work with outlandish personalities. Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: I’m an expert listener and a journalist at heart so I’m inherently observant and social. I look for the most genuine and self-aware person in the room so I can connect with them, and I'm on the prowl for the most fake person in the room so I know what I’m dealing with. I want to prove to myself that I have what it takes to manage personalities under pressure with $1,000,000 on the line.
  7. Peter Baggenstos Name (Age): Peter Baggenstos (34) Tribe Designation: Brains Current Residence: Minneapolis, Minn. Occupation: ER Doctor Personal Claim to Fame: I’m multinational! My father is from Switzerland and mother is from Jamaica. I’m a Swiss citizen! Inspiration in Life: People who live an extraordinary life on a daily basis. Hobbies: Working out, escaping on an airplane to travel and reading. Pet Peeves: Bombastic people, “Bros� and know-it-alls. 3 Words to Describe You: Eclectic, tenacious and shameless. If You Could Have 3 Things on the Island What Would They Be and Why? A Kindle that is filled with tons of books, my ukulele and a drone to fly around and get a layout of the land. SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: Pete from the Philippines. He made clever comments and he was educated, had good insight and appropriately stirred the pot. Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: I am the most capable. I am smart, athletic and good with words. I want to challenge myself in a new and dynamic environment. Why You Think You’ll “Survive� SURVIVOR: I have an uncanny knack for getting a group of people to back me up. I can immediately turn around and blindside them. I can have a pointless conversation with someone and make them feel important.
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