Posts Tagged ‘Cast’

Stacey Powell // Survivor South Pacific

Name (Age): Stacey Powell (44)
Tribe designation: Upolu
Current residence: Grand Prairie, Texas
Occupation: Mortician
Personal claim to fame: Going to school and being a single parent. None of my children were ever in trouble with the law.
Inspiration in life: Martin Luther King, Jr. He wanted equality for all people.
Hobbies: Reading, outdoor grilling and dancing.
Pet peeves: Gum-popping.
3 words to describe you: Determined, fun and versatile.
SURVIVOR contestant you are most like: Vecepia Towery from Season 4. At Day 38, when Vecepia and Neleh were talking, she said to Neleh, “And Christ said while he was hanging on the cross, ‘It is finished,’ it is almost done.”
Reason for being on SURVIVOR: To challenge myself and to bring the money home.
Why you think you’ll “survive” SURVIVOR: I’m a team player with leadership qualities. I’m a time-manager and a go-getter.
Why you think you will be the sole SURVIVOR: I’m not a quitter. When it comes down to me and my family, that gives me the drive to keep going on.

Katrina Edorsson // Survivor One World

Name (Age): Kat Edorsson (22)
Tribe Designation: Salani
Current Residence: Orlando, Fla.
Occupation: Timeshare Rep
Personal Claim to Fame: I would have to say my accomplishments come from school and work. Although I only work part time, I am a top producer at my company. I’m also working on my BS at University of Central Florida.
Inspiration in Life: I am not the average girl who has a normal hero. Essentially, if I were normal I would either choose Abraham Lincoln or Donald Trump, but my hero is fiction. Her name is Xena. She is the warrior princess, who serves as my alter ego. In her series, she changes from simple farm girl to an Amazon warrior, recognizing and pursing challenges for the greater good. She is my hero and I could only wish I can be half the woman she is.
Hobbies: Riding horses, fishing, all sports.
Pet Peeves: Long lines at the DMV, seat belts on airplanes, girly girls and small children with leashes.
3 Words to Describe You: Competitive, eager and passionate.
SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: Andrea is my favorite. She’s blonde, a farm girl and loves a challenge. She was able to play and get ahead in the game despite her sweet look on the outside, just like me — for example, she wasn’t afraid to throw Matt under the bus to save herself.
Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: I want to conquer the challenges, proving not only that I can survive the obstacles but that I will be the ultimate survivor.

Bill Posley // Survivor One World

Name (Age): Bill Posley (28)
Tribe Designation: Manono
Current Residence: Venice, Calif.
Occupation: Stand-Up Comedian
Personal Claim to Fame: First male in my family to go to college.
Inspiration in Life: My grandfather who survived lung cancer. He went from no education to making a life for himself through hard work.
Hobbies: Photography, tennis and music.
Pet Peeves: Clichés
3 Words to Describe You: Funny, adaptable and persistent.
Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: To push my mind and body to the limit.
Why You Think You’ll “Survive” SURVIVOR: Athletic ex-military experience, intelligence, competitive spirit, ability to adapt and being a team player.
Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: I am physically capable; I make a great teammate and would do whatever it takes.

Michael Jefferson // Survivor One World

Name (Age): Michael Jefferson (30)
Tribe Designation: Manono
Current Residence: Seattle, Wash.
Occupation: Banker
Personal Claim to Fame: I was the first one in my family to become a college graduate.
Inspiration in Life: My dad is my hero. He is the man I want to be like. I have learned so many great skills from him that I’ll have for a lifetime.
Hobbies: Working out, kayaking and soccer.
3 Words to Describe You: A leader, ambitious and organized.
SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: First, Ethan since he played a very clean game and did very well, and Rupert, because I speak my mind from my heart, not my head.
Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: It’s my mom’s dream (Survivor is her favorite show) for me to be on and win. Also, I see it as my chance to travel to a new part of the world.
Why You Think You’ll “Survive” SURVIVOR: I am a natural leader who knows when to keep my mouth shut. People always listen to my opinions and I am a hard worker. I am very much a people person and with all the back-stabbing that goes on with Survivor, I don’t see it happening to me.
Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: I am a very driven person and can usually get what I want. I am a natural leader but will gladly step aside to take the spotlight off of me. I am also a very persuasive person who has learned to keep your enemies close so that it’s easier to control and predict their movements. I am unstoppable!!

Chelsea Meissner // Survivor One World

Name (Age): Chelsea Meissner (26)
Tribe Designation: Salani
Current Residence: Charleston, S.C.
Occupation: Medical Sales
Personal Claim to Fame: I was a state champion equestrian rider.
Inspiration in Life: My mom, who was a single mother of two and worked hard to keep a roof over our heads. She survived Lyme’s disease and has been a fighter her entire life.
Hobbies: Golf, hunting and wakeboarding.
Pet Peeves: Slow drivers and people who stand too close to me at the checkout line.
3 Words to Describe You: Funny, driven and bad ass.
SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: I haven’t seen any country girls who have a strong redneck side that are strong competitors.
Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: For the personal challenges and win the money!
Why You Think You’ll “Survive” SURVIVOR: I am extremely creative and am known for turning nothing into something. I have experience spear fishing and hunting. I am also good at making people laugh to lighten the mood.
Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: I’m athletic, competitive, know how to play a smart game, love the outdoors and am easy to get along with.

Alicia Rosa // Survivor One World

Name (Age): Alicia Rosa (25)
Tribe Designation: Salani
Current Residence: Chicago, Ill.
Occupation: Special Ed Teacher
Personal Claim To Fame: Completing my Masters degree as I am the first in my family to do so.
Inspiration in Life: I have yet to find someone to call my hero. I just continue to strive and work hard so that one day I might be considered an inspiration to someone.
Hobbies: Singing, running and spending money.
Pet Peeves: Bad manners (burping, farting), rushing and people who talk about themselves.
3 Words to Describe You: Confident, funny and ambitious.
SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: Jenna Morasca from season six because she was the under dog; though she wasn’t necessarily strong but definitely a strategist.
Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: I’ll make good TV.
Why You Think You’ll “Survive” SURVIVOR: I’m educated, intelligent and can strategize.
Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: People will underestimate me because of my good looks and I will show everyone how powerful I can be by using them to my advantage.

Na Onka Mixon//Survivor Nicaragua

Age: (28)
Tribe: La Flor
Current Residence: Los Angeles, Calif.
Occupation: PE Teacher
Personal Claim to Fame: Not having any kids at 27!
Inspiration in Life: My sister. No matter if I stumble and fall, my sister always believes in me.
Hobbies: Playing with my doggies, working out, playing volleyball.
Pet Peeves: Old people driving.
3 Words To Describe You: Unique, spontaneous, funny.
SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: No one.
Reason for being on SURVIVOR: Getting the experience of survival.
Why you think you will be the sole SURVIVOR: My drive to win.

Howie Gordon// Big Brother 6

I was born at Illinois Masonic Hospital in Chicago, Illinois on January 7, 1981. I was a really cute kid with blonde hair and brown eyes. I always was into the beach and animals, so for fun I would catch frogs, snakes, and turtles. Most of my life I grew up in Chicago enduring the cold winters. In the late 70s and early 80s, Mom and Dad took me to California and Florida. I was always envious of the ocean and palm trees. As a young kid I would catch lizards in Florida and sneak them back to Chicago on the airplane. By 5 years old, I was a baseball fan and an excellent t-ball player. LOL! Quite often I was able to attend Cubs and White Sox games.
I always had many friends, and I have always been pretty loud! I hung around all walks of people. While I was into playing hide-and-go-seek in a cornfield, I was also always into sports. I loved going to Six Flags, the zoo, and video arcades. In 6th and 7th grade, I played a lot of golf. I loved being less than 16 years of age without a license and able to drive a golf cart.
In the summer before 8th grade, on August 8th, I was playing golf with my dad. He told me that he was aware I was playing with explosives. He did not want me playing with fireworks anymore. I should have listened! The very next day I injured my hand with fireworks. As long as that remains the worst thing to ever happen to me until the day I die, I don’t have any problem with it. I still played organized and unorganized sports very well.
High school was fun, and I continued having lots of friends. While I went to many parties, I was a huge non-drinker, non-smoker, and non-drug user. It was kind of difficult fitting in as a sober non-Jedi. By my early 20′s, I went to Southern Illinois University and became a student/stripper! I was a stripper for a short time because, believe it or not, I was into my studies. I could not dance, but my great looks and awesome body more than made up for it. My development as a young Jedi had begun.
A year later, I was in Tampa at the University of South Florida where, while working out in a gym, I met by buddy Super Dave. He possessed it all: Intelligence, enthusiasm, persona, confidence, as well as all the intangibles to become a fabulous businessman. I was quite amazed at how powerful of a Jedi Super Dave had already become.
Super Dave helped develop my raw materials and untapped talent that probably molded me into the great looking Beefcake I am today. After college, I went into sales. I have never forgotten about my meteorology dreams, and I will become a weatherman one day. At the same time, my destiny and calling should be presented all around the world. Blind Date and Elimidate were great in February and March of 2005. My Jedi skills took over in both shows. On Big Brother, the Force was with the Sovereign 6+2, just not strong enough. I was still only 3-4 HOH’s and POV’s away from winning it all! My Jedi skills are complete, and I will get to hone them again in the VERY NEAR FUTURE!
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Kaylani Paliotta// The Amazing Race 19

Age: 33
Hometown: Las Vegas
Connection to your teammate: Friend
Current occupation: Cocktail waitress­

Describe what you do: I’m a VIP cocktail waitress and pilates instructor.

How will these skills help you win The Race? I am used to working under pressure. I am also a technically trained dancer, so I am very agile and flexible. I am used to pushing myself beyond my limits. I am not a quitter.

Three words to describe you: Fearless, competitive andoutgoing.

Favorite hobbies: Spending time with my daughter, surfing, dancing and scrapbooking.

What famous person reminds you of yourself? Demi Moore

What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? My daughter, Seneca. She is just simply amazing.

What scares you most about traveling? Right now, the world is hostile in so many places, and that can be scary going into a territory that your country has no jurisdiction over to help should something happen.

What excites you most about traveling? Seeing other cultures and seeing the world. I love to travel!

Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: Being open to the other person’s point of view when we have our mind set on what we want to do.

What country and place would you most like to visit and why? I want to go to Italy. Specifically, a little town called Ponta Corva because that is where my father’s side of the family is originally from.

What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other then winning one million bucks)? I want to have an amazing experience, travel the world, have new adventures, explore new cultures and build a stronger bond of friendship with Lisa. It’s a once in a lifetime time chance, and I want to take it all in. I really hope to be able to look back at the experience and be able to say to myself and my daughter, “You can do anything!”

Dreamz Herd// Survivor Fiji

Age: 30
Home: Wilmington, North Carolina
Occupation: Cheer Leader Coach
Growing up homeless in the projects of Wilmington, North Carolina, Andria “Dre” Herd spent most of his childhood trying to keep his family together and alive. He slept on the streets, ate at soup kitchens and was able to survive by becoming a street performer with his brothers. In high school, Herd began playing sports and quickly became an athletic superstar, excelling in cheerleading.

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