Not sure how many on this forum watch the despised mainstream media... but check out the cast of the latest Survivor on CBS (see italics):
Eighteen players will compete this time out: "Survivor" fans ready? Meet the new crew:
Earthy AMI CUSACK, a 31-year-old model/barista from Colorado. Ami says she has a passion for pomegranates and coffee houses!
Handsome BRADY FINTA, a 33-year-old FBI agent and former military second lieutenant out of Huntington Beach, CA. This no-nonsense guy loves football and Gatorade.
Self-professed "Survivor" fanatic, 27-year-old BROOK GERAGHTY, a project manager from Winthrop, MA. Brook has a crush on BRITNEY SPEARS and loves protein bars, as well.
Tough-as-nails CHAD CRITTENDEN, a 35-year-old teacher from Oakland, CA. A cancer survivor, Chad had his leg amputated (below the knee) after being diagnosed with Synovial Sarcoma, an extremely rare and deadly form of cancer. Only nine months after surgery, he went on to complete a triathlon.
Athletic CHRIS DAUGHERTY, a 33-year-old construction worker from South Vienna, OH. Chris enjoys four-wheeling, heavy metal and his pet lizard!
Sure-to-be "Survivor" sweetheart DOLLY NEELY, a sheep farmer out of Mercer, PA. The 25-year-old shepherdess is a member of the NRA and says Jesus Christ is her hero.
Pretty and pink-loving ELIZA ORLINS, a 21-year-old, pre-law student out of Syracuse, N.Y. This policial activist thinks she will win the game because "people will underestimate" her. Better keep your politics to yourself, then!
Mechanical bull-operator/model JOHN KENNEY, a 22-year-old from Los Angeles. John enjoys Pringles, basketball, and Trivial Pursuit.
Football stud JOHN PALYOK, a 31-year-old sales manager from Los Angeles. John is an archery expert, enjoys martial arts and is an avid hunter ... can you say contender?
Peace Corps cutie JULIE BERRY, a 23-year-old youth mentor from Gorham, ME. The thoughtful camper reads Psychology Today and enjoys a good Snickers bar.
Drill sergeant LEA "Sarge" MASTERS, a 40-year-old from Columbia, S.C. This "all-American" guy likes Bud Light, METALLICA, and watching NASCAR racing.
Singer/actress LEANN SLABY, a 35-year-old research assistant from Kansasville, WI. The adventurist bungee jumps, sky dives, and is a huge lover of animals.
"Mardi Gras Queen" LISA KEIFFER, a 44-year-old real estate agent from New Orleans, LA. This born-again Christian mom not only has six children, but a miniature donkey!
Single siren MIA GALEOTALANZA, a 30-year-old finance manager from Tom's River, NJ. The active gal loves Red Bull drinks and hanging at the beach.
Football fanatic and father RORY FREEMAN, a 35-year-old case manager from Des Moines, IA. Rory loves the Kansas City Chiefs, as well as a good reggae tune!
Entrepeneur SCOUT CLOUD LEE, a 59-year-old rancher from Stillwater, OK. On her impressive list of achievements? Authoring 11 books, motivation speaking, and a university professor -- just to name a few!
Former wrestler TRAVIS SAMPSON, a 33-year-old out of Blountville, TN. Currently working in loss prevention, Travis was known as "Romeo Bliss" when he was a wrestler for the WWE. He moved on from the sport to spend more time with his family.
Yee-haw! Cowgirl TWILA TANNER, a 41-year-old highway repair worker from Marshall, MO. Twila loves to ride motorcycles and her hero is JOHN WAYNE.
Way to go Dolly!
Dolly Neely was born in Clarion, Pennsylvania. She spent approximately four years living on the Potomac River in Alexandria, Virginia, while attending classes and hanging out at the National Press Club (her mother works for the World Bank) where, along the way, she met former Presidents Gerald Ford and Bill Clinton, as well as President George W. Bush. Her overseas journeys have taken her to Germany, England, Uruguay and Argentina.
Neely currently lives at Lake Latonka located in Mercer, Pennsylvania. She is a shepherdess to approximately 40 sheep on her 90-acre farm, having taken over after her grandfather's death in November 2003. Along with taking care of her sheep, she likes to spend her time snow and water skiing, mountain biking, gardening, rifle hunting, trapping for muskrats and beavers and reading the magazine National Rifleman. She is a member of the NRA, loves romance music from the 40s and 50s and says "Seven-Year Itch" is her favorite movie.
Neely is extremely proud that she is true close friends with her mom and both her grandparents and describes herself as smart, worldly, self confident, bossy and sensitive. Neely says that Jesus Christ is her ultimate hero because he is the savior for all. While she would give up her sheep for six months in order to get a $1 million, she wouldn't do anything that would jeopardize her spot in heaven. She believes that she will bring her communication, creativity and practical skills to SURVIVOR:VANUATU and says her motivation for being on the show is to meet new people and experience new things. She says that she could be the Sole Survivor because she has lots of determination and resolve. Her birth date is November 18, 1978.