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Ex-Cheerleader claims she usually gets whatever she wants!

Survivor AshleyAshley Trainer (22)
Hometown: Maple Grove, Minn.
Occupation: Spa Sales

This 22 year-old woman describes herself as funny, outgoing and flirty, with an emphasis on flirty. Ashley once moved to San Diego for a relationship that did not work out, but now this bubbly former competitive cheerleader plans to use her flirty ways to endear herself to and at the same time manipulate the male castaways. Not only relying on her womanly wiles, Ashley feels that her strong determination will get her far in the game. She claims that she usually gets whatever she wants as long as she puts her heart and mind to it.

In her spare time, Ashley loves kickboxing, watching movies, and shopping. She describes her perfect day as sleeping in followed by working out and shopping, then ending her day with a nice dinner and a movie. During her time away from home, she will miss her mother, whom she describes as her best friend. She will also miss her favorite comfort item, which is her pillow.

Ashley works in a very competitive commission based sales job where she can sell almost anything. She has no qualms about selling items that she hates as long as it helps her reach her quota. She hopes that her “get it done” attitude will win her the title of Sole Survivor. Her first purchase, should she take home the grand prize, would be a condo or new house.

Currently, Ashley resides in Maple Grove, Minn. Her birth date is February 27th.

Andy Denhart of realityblurred.com interviewed all the cast-aways. The interviews took place before the guests entered the game. Ashleys was interviewed on September 17th and can be read on Reality Blurred.

Mr. California, he’s smart, he plays water polo, can he play Survivor?

Jaison Robinson (28)
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
Occupation: Law Student

Both physically and mentally prepared for the game of SURVIVOR, Jaison is a very educated 28-year-old, who is currently working on his law degree from the University of Chicago. Before deciding to obtain his undergraduate degree from Stanford University, this goal-oriented academic was given a congressional nomination to attend both the Air Force and the Naval Academy. Even though Jaison chose a route other than the military, he still contemplates one day working in the armed forces in order to serve his country.

In addition to his current focus on education, this Eagle Scout is extremely active. Named “Mr. California” by Cosmopolitan magazine, Jaison is also an avid sports lover and enjoys basketball, football and hiking – he has even scaled the top of  Venezuela’s Angel Falls, the highest waterfall in the world. He also feels that one of his greatest achievements is making the U.S. National Water Polo team. In addition to his love for physical activities, Jaison plays both the piano and the cello.

He dreams of waking up to the view a top Mount Everest and boasts that, for a million dollars, he would snowboard all the way down. His favorite board game, “Diplomacy,” gives a bit of insight as to how he plans to play SURVIVOR.  Much like SURVIVOR, “Diplomacy” is a strategy game that uses communication, negation and deception in order to win. Even though he plans to use positive elements such as strength and intellect to win, he will not hesitate to betray others if it wins him the title of Sole Survivor.

Jaison resides in Chicago, Ill. His birthday is September 25th.

A complete Interview of Jaison by Andy Dehnart on September 13, 2009
can seen  be at  Reality Blurred

Barbie, can she survive in the jungle?

natalieNatalie White (26)
Hometown: Van Buren, Ark.
Occupation: Pharmaceutical Sales

 Samoa Barbie   <—- Click Here for video!!

Natalie White is your typical Southern Belle, but she is definitely not afraid to get her hands dirty. “Friendly and savvy” are two of her attributes that her fellow castaways will pick-up on right away.

White plans to bring her background in pharmaceutical sales into the game and knows that if you do not make the cut, you are more than likely going to be cut.  You either “make the numbers or go home.”

Natalie’s convinced that her ambitious personality will help her during the game. “I’m literally so competitive and scrappy that I don’t care if I have to dive on the ground and get bruised and scraped up, I’ll do it. I’ll do it to win. I love to compete.” Natalie will not waste any time changing her game plan if needed. “I’m observant and flexible, not to mention smart enough to know how to adapt to my surroundings.”

Currently, Natalie is in a relationship and resides in Van Buren, Ark. Her birth date is April 22nd.
A complete Interview of Natalie by Andy Dehnart on September 15, 2009
can seen  be at  Reality Blurred

Shambo – Need I say more?

Shannon Waters (45)
Hometown: Renton, Wash.
Occupation: Sales

Shannon Waters is proud to be the first female Marine Sergeant to play the game of SURVIVOR. Although she has completed her military service and is now in the world of sales, Shannon will always remain true to her roots as a second generation Marine.
After serving her country for five years, Shannon went onto become a chef before changing gears to be a sales representative for a food service company. She credits her success to her industry knowledge and people skills. In her sales role, she feels connected to people soon after meeting them and is able to understand how to deliver what they genuinely need. This ability helped her achieve “Salesman of the Year” in 2008, along with the support of a great sales team.

On the weekends, Shannon splits her time between riding her Harley, which she’s affectionately named “Chunky”, enjoying the companionship of her dogs and hanging out with family. As number 8 out of 9 kids, she has plenty of family in close proximity to keep her busy.

Shannon is committed to preparing for the game. She has lost 4 pant sizes and 70 pounds but admits that she may have trouble staying under the radar. “I’m like this ball of energy just ready to explode, because I’m putting it out there and I think that rocks.”

Shannon is a native of Renton, Wash., where she currently resides with her canine kids Bruce and Kali.                                  

A complete Interview of Shannon by Andy Dehnart on September 15, 2009
can be found at Reality Blurred!

Can a Rocket Scientist survive in Samoa?

 John Fincher (25)    Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif     Occupation: Rocket Scientistjohn

John Fincher claims “winning” is his favorite hobby, and because of that he should have no problem playing the game of SURVIVOR. Being a rocket scientist probably will not hurt his chances either. This charmingly cocky genius believes he possesses the analytical skills necessary to take him far in the game while helping him create a mastermind strategy. In addition to brains, he is a former semi-pro soccer player, who is also going to pose a physical threat in the game.

Fincher says that he is at his best during high pressure situations and times of complete chaos. He finds idiots or “unskilled” people amusing, and has no problem telling them to their face. John has traveled extensively in South America, Europe, South Africa, and Canada, and he plans to use his experience of dealing with people from diverse backgrounds to his best advantage.

John is no stranger to creating conflict and thinks it could work to his advantage in the game. Although, John also believes his good looks and charm will help even out his aggressive personality, especially with the ladies. He also will not apologize living a privileged life and claims that he will party his way around the world with his winnings.

John resides in Santa Monica, Calif. His birth date is August 16th.

A complete Interview of John by Andy Dehnart on September 15, 2009
can be at Reality Blurred!

The Puppetmaster

 Evil has reared its ugly head and it’s name is “The Puppetmaster”

 marisaVictim #1 – Marisa

All she did was say she was weary because he is talking to everybody and now she’s gone.

 Upon coming ashore each tribe chose a chief, the Chief immediately selected four members to compete in a Reward Challenge involving a swimming leg, a heavy log carry, a balance beam, and a puzzle component. The four castaways that each tribe selected are their most agile, their best swimmer, their strongest member, and their smartest member. For the Foa Foa tribe, Marisa Calihan, Jaison Robinson, and Russell Hantz participated in the physical portion of the challenge, while Elizabeth Kim puts together a puzzle. For the Galu tribe, Yasmin Giles, John Fincher, and Erik Cardona participated in the physical portion, while Shannon Waters’ role is to solve the puzzle. The other six members of each tribe don’t participate at all, highlighting the importance of making the right decisions of which castaways should compete. Foa Foa won the first award challenge and got flint to start their fire for cooking.

     Foa Foa got back to camp and home boy Ben had them building there hut, Mick(Chief) looks a little worried about someone else taking charge of the building. I say, stand back and let him do it, if it falls he gets the blame. While Ben builds the hut, Russell(evil) manages to make his dumb girl alliances, including Marisa.

 Meanwhile over in the Galu camp, Mr. Rocket Scientist(John) is engineering his sky scraper. After 15 minutes of heavy thinking they decide to take a break and go swimming, alone on shore is Shambo wondering what these fools are thinking.

     As evening falls the Devil rears his head and begins his tale of whoa about being caught in the floods of New Orleans after the hurricane and how his German Sheppard died. (None of it true) Now he slithers over and empties all the canteens. On his way back to the hut he manages to burn some socks.  Satisfied he heads back to the hut and goes to sleep. 

Galu Tribe Members:                                              Foa Foa Tribe Members:

Betsy Bolan (48, Campton, NH)                      Dave Ball (38, Los Angeles, CA)
Mike Borassi (62, Marina del Rey, CA)          Erik Cardona (28, Ontario, CA)
Ben Browning (28,Los Angeles, CA)              Brett Clouser (23,Los Angeles, CA)
Marisa Calihan (26, Cincinnati, OH)              John Fincher (25,Los Angeles, CA)
Russell Hantz (36, Dayton, TX)                     Yasmin Giles (33, Los Angeles, CA
Elizabeth Kim (33, New York City, NY)                   Laura Morett (39, Salem,OR)
Jaison Robinson (28, Chicago, IL)                  Monica Padilla (25, San Diego,CA)
Ashley Trainer (22, Maple Grove, MN)        Shannon Waters (45, Renton, WA)
Mick Trimming (33,Los Angeles, CA)             Russell Swan (42, Glenside, PA)
Natalie White (26, Van Buren, AR)         Kelly Sharbaugh (25, Los Angeles,Ca)

A Behind the scenes look of Survivor Samoa’s first episode by Andy Denhart can been seen at Reality Blurred

Galu won the Immunity challenge sending Foa Foa to tribal council. By a vote of 7-3, Marisa was sent home.

What evil lurks on the shores of Samoa?

     Who knows what evil lurks on  the shores of Samoa, Jeff Probst knows. Heh-heh-heh-heh.     And tonight so will we, It comes in the form of a short stout man named Russell. Mr Evil

Russell Hantz ,36   

Hometown Dayton, Texas

Oil Company Owner.






Russell’s personality speaks for itself when he proudly displays a missing tooth that he refuses to fix!  This married father of four is visually memorable. Standing tall at only 5’6”, he is built like a brick house with a bald head. At 200 pounds of pure muscle, Russell’s solid figure and sharp tongue has helped him carve out a multi-million dollar business in the oil-tanking industry.
     A huge SURVIVOR fan, this self-made man built his business from scratch by working hard, speaking his mind and stepping on anyone who got in his way. Russell won’t apologize for his style of game play either saying, “I’m not going out there to make friends. I’m just not doing it. But everybody is going to think I’m their best friend, because I’m just such a lovable character.”
     Russell can’t wait to get in the competition and show “these morons how it’s done” and he “plans to play the game dirtier, smarter and more cunning than anyone can imagine.”  It is those skills that have allowed him to achieve his biggest accomplishment in life and that is being able to provide for his family.
     Russell is married with four children and currently resides in Dayton, Texas. His birth date is October 10th.

The face of evil is in a reality game. Soon we get to judge this man on his game play. Is it a good move? Is there such a thing as a “Dumb Girl Alliance”? Is he the Puppet Master?

When interviewed before the show he said  “I like the strategies, all the blindsides, the wittiness, the backstabbing. It wouldn’t be a show unless that was going on. Me, I control every aspect of my life: I control my family, I control my job, even my friends, and I feel I can bring that to this the game. I’m going to control each and every  individual out here. Matter of fact, you can call me the puppetmaster.”   He said “it’s necessary to control people without even knowing that you’re pulling the strings,” and one can accomplish that, he said, if “you make it as miserable as possible for everybody out there, you can beat ‘em.”

     Will you love him or hate him for such game play? I’m not sure about me, but this Survivor has the possibility of being unlike any other season we have seen. We have 19 other cast-aways to choose from to take him down. Who will side with him and who will go after him and how long will he last with such a strategy?

So, tonight begins Survivor Samoa and I can hardly wait for the outriggers to come ashore a the game to begin.

I just want to thank BBBlogger for letting me help him out with his SS Blog. I know a lot of y’all will be discussing the fine points of Survivor here. I’m going to post twice a week, Friday after each show and at the beginning of the next week. I’ll try to give you the lowdown on a new houseguest of interest.

As for you newbies, if y’all have any questions, just ask and I’ll try to make this a great experience. There is no game like Survivor and we will have a week between shows to discuss how we would play the game, who is making dumb moves and of course pick your favorite character to root for.

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Since these cast-aways will probably start dropping like flies, I’m going to try to post a new cast-away a day so y’all can know more about them before they get voted out at a tribal council. Unfortunately, someone will be gone tonight  so their info will not be needed. I would hate to be the first to go on a show where i’m halfway around the world!!

Survivor Samoa – a sneak preview of Thursday

As most of you know, I am BBBlogger and I run a little website called http://www.Big-Brother-Blog.com and there are the most amazing group of people who use the comment area of the blog for their own personal playground! I love them all and they are ALL coming over here so that WILL make this blog JUST AS FUN!

One of the users over there, Snakebit Sal, is always posting things that are random, fun and off topic. Since he made a comment on Survivor and I am feeling lazy today, I am going to repost it here for you all.

Snakebit Sal….enjoy your first 15 minutes on Survivor Blog! :)

Peace, JP aka BBBlogger

I was just checking out whats coming on Survivor and Ladies, forget Jeff, y’all got some hunks in this crowd …. don’t worry guys, we have some eye candy also.
There are 2 Russells, ones the villian and you won’t believe the tuanacity of this dude, might make Natalie look tame …. oh yes, there is a Natalie in the game also…
I think i might like this years Survivor.
Quick spoiler. The first thing they do is elect a chief of each tribe, and the chief will make all the decisions with no help for his tribe.
Jeff says there are some characters in this one, he even throws a person out of a challenge(not out of the game)

A list of the cast is below, we will have plenty to blog about:grin:

John, 25, is a rocket scientist from Los Angeles, and Mick, who also resides in Los Angeles, is a 33-year-old doctor.

On the white sand beaches of Samoa, 20 castaways will battle it out in order to be the ultimate survivor. While there are some obvious frontrunners whose age and career will help them in the physical aspects of the game, there are a bunch of smart

The cast also includes two law students: Monica, 25, from San Diego, and Jaison, 28, from Chicago.

David, 38, fitness instructor from Los Angeles
Betsy, 48, police officer from Campton, N.H.
Mike, 62, private chef from Marina del Rey, Calif.
Ben, 28, mixologist from Los Angeles
Marisa, 26, student from Cincinnati.
Erik, 28, bartender from Ontario, Calif.
Brett, 23, T-shirt designer from Salem, Ore.
Yasmin, 33, hairstylist from Detroit.
Russell, 36, oil company owner from Dayton, Texas.
Elizabeth, 33, urban planner from New York.
Laura, 39, office manager from Salem, Ore.
Kelly, 25, hairstylist from Wilmington, Del.
Russell S, 42, attorney from Glenside, Pa.
Ashley, 22, spa sales from Maple Grove, Minn.
Shannon, 42, sales rep from Renton, Wash.
Natalie, 26, pharmaceutical sales from Van Buren, Ark.