||Name: David Samson
Current Residence: Plantation, FL
Occupation: President, Miami Marlins
Personal Claim to Fame: Got local government in Miami to contribute over 350 million dollars to a new baseball park during the recession.
Hobbies: Running, watching movies, and traveling.
Pet Peeves: Laziness, entitlement, and those who are not charitable
Words That Describe You: Persistent, witty, and aggressive
“Survivor” Contestant You Are Most Like: “Boston” Rob, he won the game before others thought it had started.
Why You Think You’ll Be the Sole Survivor: I always win because people underestimate me.
Do You Consider Yourself a Beauty, a Brain, or a Brawn? I consider myself 60% brain, 35% beauty, and 5% brawn. While I have been able to accomplish athletic feats like being the only Team President to complete the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii, those feats are generally more a test of the mind than the body. The very hardest thing to accomplish is to convince your brain to keep going when your body is telling you to stop. I have been able to control my brain to maximize whatever talents I have both on and off the field.
||Name: Garrett Adelstein
Current Residence: Santa Monica, CA
Occupation: Pro Poker Player
Personal Claim to Fame: Being valedictorian of my high school class of over 500 students. Graduating Summa Cum Laude with Honors at The University of Arizona.
Hobbies: Bodybuilding, alcohol, psychology, and cinema
Pet Peeves: Dishonesty and lack of ambition
Words That Describe You: Competitive, ambitious, and confident
Why You Think You’ll Be the Sole Survivor: Dedicated 2,000 hours in preparing for the strategic, social, and physical elements of “Survivor.” Did everything from 50 hours of yoga, to over-analyzing every episode, to mastering slide puzzles to ready myself.
Do You Consider Yourself a Beauty, a Brain, or a Brawn? I’ll go with the modest answer and say all three. I’ll probably be one of the physically strongest, most intelligent and my mom says I’m very handsome to boot.
||Name: J’Tia Taylor
Current Residence: Chicago, IL
Occupation: Nuclear Engineer
Personal Claim to Fame: Passing my dissertation defense, because I was the expert on the subject matter and held my own against my professors. And, being the first black female to successfully defend and receive a PhD from the department.
Hobbies: Watching movies, reading, and playing strategic games
Pet Peeves: Ignorant, close-minded people, being late/off schedule, and chunks in food/drinks.
Words That Describe You: Intelligent, adaptable, and competitive
“Survivor” Contestant You Are Most Like: Richard Harch, he played the game authenticallyand originally since he had no precedence, and was true to who he was.
Why You Think You’ll Be the Sole Survivor: I have an irrepressible drive and tenacity.
Do You Consider Yourself a Beauty, a Brain, or a Brawn? I’m definitely easy on the eyes, but I’m a true brain at heart. I would say I’m 1/4 beauty, 3/4 brain. My answer, in which I give myself a narcissistic compliment and then use fractions pretty much confirms this.
||Name: Kassandra “Kass” McQuillen
Current Residence: Tehachapi, CA
Personal Claim to Fame: My daughter, putting myself through law school while working full-time and winning $1.2 million in my first trial with no court experience.
Hobbies: Reading, rabble rousing, and golfing/walking/hiking
Pet Peeves: Stupid people, toilet paper rolls left empty on the roller, laundry outside the basket, and whining/excuses.
Words That Describe You: Resourceful, tenacious, and underestimated
“Survivor” Contestant You Are Most Like: Sandra, she didn’t seem to be in it for anything but winning money for her family.
Why You Think You’ll Be the Sole Survivor: I like to win and always do! Plus, I’m lucky and finagle my way out of situations.
Do You Consider Yourself a Beauty, a Brain, or a Brawn? We all know I’m not here because of how I look in a bikini. I have a tendency to think I’m smarter than a lot of people, but don’t we all? I guess not or you wouldn’t be asking the question. There you have it – those are the analytical skills that prove I must be a brain!
|| Name: Latasha “Tasha” Fox
Current Residence: St. Louis, MO
Personal Claim to Fame: Being a former St. Louis Rams cheerleader
Hobbies: Golfing, dancing, and trap/skeet shooting
Pet Peeves: People biting down on forks as it leaves their mouths, bad breath, and panty lines
Words That Describe You: Competitive, spiritual, and “Jack of all trades”
“Survivor” Contestant You Are Most Like: Ozzy, due to his physical play and Sandra who did what she had to do to win and not be apologetic.
Why You Think You’ll Be the Sole Survivor: I am equally balanced in both physical and social ability.
Do You Consider Yourself a Beauty, a Brain, or a Brawn? I consider myself a brainy beauty with a brawny physique because of my intelligence, inner and outer beauty, biceps and physical strength.
||Name: Spencer Bledsoe
Current Residence: Chicago, IL
Occupation: Economics Student at the University of Chicago
Personal Claim to Fame: Captain of my high school cross country and track teams, Georgia’s 2009-2010 High School Chess Champion, tying for 1st at the World Open Chess tournament for a prize of $6,609 and becoming a U.S. Chess Expert
Hobbies: Chess, ultimate frisbee, and partying
Pet Peeves: People who are stupid but still voice their opinions, incompetent leaders, those who don’t respect intelligence, and those who expect handouts in life
Words That Describe You: Brilliant, competitive, and arrogant
“Survivor” Contestant You Are Most Like: The cleverness and strategic planning of Stephen, but the personality of Marty. Like Marty, I am a natural leader and can come off as pompous and bombastic. Also, I shared Marty’s disdain for Jane on “Survivor: Nicaragua.”
Why You Think You’ll Be the Sole Survivor: I’m the chess expert who can plan my victory 10 moves in advance. I can use economic game theory to know the incentives of those around me. I’m the only guy who has these skills and is still personable enough to win. Think of me as a John Cochran who doesn’t suck.
Do You Consider Yourself a Beauty, a Brain, or a Brawn? A brain, in both life and “Survivor” super fandom. I’ve seen every episode. I know the game inside and out. I’ll know what I’m doing in camp life; I could probably even build a shelter just using rocks.