Before Castaways are introduced, here are some interesting facts about Survivor 17:
Immunity Island – Castaways are given the choice of finding Immunity vs. Comfort (this is where the “apple” comes in.)
Tribal Council – As usual, based on local culture, with huts made by the locals. Hut doors were “petitioned” from local village. Thatch roofs (grass) were brought in by pygmies. Torch Snuffer is in the shape of an elephant.
Immunity Challenges – Based on the natural landscapes. In other words, a lot of running up and down slopes and hills. Local military brought in to restore roads and bridges to help production.
Your 18 Castaways:
Jillian - 61, South Africa, Psyche Nurse, Grandmother of Four…plans on keeping age secret
Danny “GC” – 25, Portland, OR, Maintenance/Music…comes from homeless family, sent to boot camp
Jackie – 25, Santa Barbara, CA, Medical Device Salesperson…says her endless energy could be annoying
Charlie - 29, New York, NY, Corporate Attorney…he’s a marathon runner, openly gay, and hopes his personality will take him far.
Ken - 22, Westminister, CA, Professional Gamer/College Student…has climbed Mt. Fuji.
Michelle – 24, Los Angeles, CA, Divorced Boxer…moved away from home at age 16 and feels she intimidates people, but doesn’t plan on flirting.
Ace - 27, Naples, FL, Photographer…comes from a wealthy background, but is determined to make himself as non-threatening as possible.
Jessica “Sugar” – 29, Brooklyn, NY, Pinup Model/Actress…she has had roles on Gilmore Girls and Angel, and she feels like she’s here for comic relief.
Crystal – 29, Durham, NC, 2004 Olympic Gold Medalist…already misses her 8 yr. daughter, Destiny
Marcus - 28, Atlanta, GA, Doctor/Triathlete…voted Cosmo’s Georgia’s Hottest Bachelor (2006) and plans on using his flirtatious charms.
Kelly - 22, Buffalo Grove, IL, Salesperson/Student…the “hot chick” of the season, per Jeff Probst!
Matty - 29, Pacific Palisades, CA, Personal Trainer…comes from Hollywood. Grandfather-James Whitmore. Grandmother-Audra Lindley (Mrs. Roper/Three’s Co.) He inherited his trust fund at 18, lost it all in a few years, and lives with girlfriend back home.
Corrine - 29, Los Angeles, CA, was in Pharmaceutical Sales…denied temporary leave of absence, so she quit her job to be on Survivor. She finds it annoying to “sugarcoat” anything, never thinks about some one’s feelings before she says something, and she claims to frequently make fun of people.
Randy- 49, Eagle Creek, MO, Wedding Videographer…tens of thousands of dollars worth of therapy makes him realize it’s safer to keep his distance. Claims to be The Bully: “If I go down, I want to burn!”
Paloma – 24, Downey, CA, Works in Kenya with kids…her faith is very important to her, and if she wins, she wants to build a school in Kenya.
Bob - 58, Portland, ME, High School Physics Teacher…built a cabin out of recycled materials and worked as a tree climbing scientist.
Susie – 47, Charles City, IA, Hairdresser/English Teacher…comes from an immigrant family of crop workers, and says her biggest struggle will be controlling her Potty Mouth.
Dan - 32, Boston, MA, Lawyer…burned out working 70 hrs. a week, and he is looking to win for his disabled father and his mom (nurse). He definitely plans to Flirt.
So there they are. And yeah…I formed the “usual” opinions after reading this. BUT…that ALL CHANGED when I heard Mr. Jeff Probst’s comments, opinions, and very interesting “insights!” (LOVED his comments about Charlie, Matty, Randy, and Kelly!!) You have to hear it for yourself…
Go to: Survivor Gabon Preview Part 1-7…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=folDznnv830
What’s your opinion on our New Castaways? Did it change once you hear JP’s “views?” Let us know……