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  • Survivor 40: Winners at War- MEET THE CAST

    Meet the cast of Season 40 of Survivor: Winners at War!


  • #2



    Host

    Jeff Probst


    Biography

    Jeff Probst is a four-time Emmy Award winner for Outstanding Reality Host. He has traveled the world serving as both host and executive producer for Survivor. He received an Emmy in 2001 when the show won the first-ever Outstanding Non-Fiction Program (Special Class) award. In 2015 Survivor celebrated its 30th edition 15 years since the series premiered on May 31, 2000. Survivor premiered its 34th season in March 2017 and marked the show's 500th episode. This fall, Survivor will premiere Season 40, Winners at War.

    Probst is a New York Times bestselling author of a kid's adventure series, Stranded.

    Also, he is a feature film director. In 2002 he wrote and directed Finder's Fee, starring Ryan Reynolds, James Earl Jones, Robert Forster, and Matthew Lillard. Most recently, he produced and directed the feature film Kiss Me, starring John Corbett, Sarah Bolger, Rita Wilson, Emily Osment, Missy Pyle, and Jenna Fisher.

    Probst hosts the Howard Stern Celebrity Fan Roundtable for Howard Stern on Sirius/XM radio and previously served as host of VH1's Rock and Roll Jeopardy. He hosted several programs for FX and traveled around the world as a correspondent for Access Hollywood. In 2001 he was voted one of People Magazine's "Most Beautiful."

    He is a spokesperson for Taylorsgift.org, whose mission is to re-gift life through organ donation.

    In addition, Probst is an ordained minister and has served as the officiant at the weddings of several friends. He was ordained by the Universal Life Church of Modesto, CA.

    A native of Wichita, KS, Probst lives with his family in Los Angeles when he's not traveling the world. His birthday is Nov. 4. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @jeffprobst.


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    • #3


      Natalie Anderson


      Biography

      Hometown: Colombo, Sri Lanka
      Current residence: Edgewater, New Jersey
      Previous season: Winner of Survivor: San Juan del Sur (Season 29)
      Occupation: CrossFit Trainer

      Hobbies: CrossFit, adventures, and eating tacos.

      Pet peeves: Selfish people.

      Three words to describe you: Strong, relentless, and adaptable.

      When did you first watch Survivor?
      Season 27: Blood vs. Water.

      Do you still watch Survivor?
      YES!

      What is your inspiration in life?
      Health and happiness.

      What does Survivor mean to you and your family?
      To me Survivor was a test of my mental, physical, and emotional strength. It also made me realize how much my family (Nadiya) means to me and that nothing motivates me more than that. To my family, Survivor meant pride in having a daughter that was strong, bold, and resilient. Also, to be the first person of South East Asia to be on the show and win was pretty sweet.

      What is one way playing Survivor changed your life?
      To know that my determination and unwavering dedication can pay off. And no matter how bleak a situation may seem, that if you are focused and work hard it will pay off. It made me proud of my physical and mental strength. It made me confident in my independence and to always stand up for what you believe in and what you deserve in real life and in the game of Survivor.

      As Survivor approaches Season 40 and celebrates 20 years on television, what does it mean to be a part of the legacy?
      It seems almost surreal that I am a part of this legacy. I am honored and grateful to have had this experience and that the fans of the show embraced me as a winner that deserved the title of Sole Survivor. To be a female winner and to be praised for being strong BOTH physically and mentally, bold and unapologetic means so much to me.

      How will you play differently than you did in your past season?
      There are so many factors that are in play in the game of Survivor. It would be stupid for me to even try and start my gameplay ahead of time. But, given the fact that I never got one single vote against me during my season, I don't think I should change much about intuition and game. I am proud of standing up for myself, for being brass and bold, for being strong and ruthless. I know to win Survivor you have to work hard but I also know that there are added factors like timing and luck that can help. Hoping for a little luck, some good timing, and my hard work to bring me success just like my first season.


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      • #4


        Tyson Apostol



        Biography

        Hometown: Lindon, Utah
        Current residence: Mesa, Arizona
        Previous seasons: Survivor: Tocantins (Season 18), Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains (Season 20), Winner of Survivor: Blood vs. Water (Season 27)
        Occupation: Son, husband, father, friend. In a different order though.

        Hobbies: Dadding, pickleball, mountain biking, and watching TV.

        Pet peeves: Inefficiency, other know-it-alls, and inconsiderateness.

        When did you first watch Survivor?
        When I was familiarizing myself with the game right before the first season I played (Season 18). I haven't missed any episodes other than those on seasons I was on after my vote out, because I'm petty.

        Do you still watch Survivor?
        Of course.

        Who is your inspiration in life?
        My daughters. If I could get as excited at anything as they do about a passing airplane or the moon I'd be crushing life.

        What does Survivor mean to you and your family?
        Survivor has afforded me the luxury of spending lots of time with my kids. For which I will always be grateful.

        What is one way playing Survivor changed your life?
        Opened lots of doors to pursue many different interests. Met many lifelong friends and gave me something to focus on every single moment my brain has some downtime.

        As Survivor approaches Season 40 and celebrates 20 years on television, what does it mean to be a part of the legacy?
        I'm honestly honored and proud to be a part of such a milestone. I would have been secretly a bit hurt had I not been included even though I'd pretend not to care.

        How will you play differently than you have in your past seasons?
        I think players will be watching for a sarcastic, cutting, almost aggressive personality who steals food. I'll have to make it SEEM like I am none of those or like I have chilled out a bit, because I have... or have I?

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        • #5


          Danni Boatwright



          Biography

          Hometown: Tonganoxie, Kansas
          Current residence: Shawnee, Kansas
          Previous season: Winner of Survivor: Guatemala (Season 11)
          Occupation: Owner of Sideline Chic

          Hobbies: Coaching youth sports, hosting benefit auctions in KC, running races, and participating in any outdoor activities.

          Pet peeves: Parents of young kids who think their kids are going pro, negative people, takers, and slow drivers.

          Three words to describe you: VELVET... STEAM...ROLLER

          When did you first watch Survivor?
          Survivor: The Australian Outback

          Do you still watch Survivor?
          It's difficult to find time to watch anything being a wife, mother of two VERY active boys, and a business owner but I watch what I can!

          Who is your inspiration in life?
          One of my grandmother's best friends, Elizabeth Pascuzzi. From the time I was a young girl until the day she passed she would tell me, "You're a winner." I even brought with me a letter she had written me many years ago as inspiration before entering this round of Survivor.

          What does Survivor mean to you and your family?
          One of my strongest memories of my stepfather (who I called dad) was watching Survivor with him. He was the one who encouraged me to try out. When Jeff announced my name as the winner of Season 11, you can see me running to him first and giving him a big hug. He passed away two years ago. So, Survivor will always be our game.

          What is one way playing Survivor changed your life?
          It made me realize how little we need to survive and how far I could push myself both physically and mentally.

          As Survivor approaches Season 40 and celebrates 20 years on television, what does it mean to be a part of the legacy?
          Incredible to think I have been blessed with the opportunity to be a part of the mothership of all reality shows that fostered the reality show movement. Now, I get to do it all again!

          How will you play differently than you did in your past season?
          Honestly, I really don't know until I see what cards the game deals me this go around. I do plan on being the sweet Midwest girl that I am except this time with a bit of edge.

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          • #6


            Sophie Georgina Clarke




            Biography

            Hometown: Willsboro, New York
            Current residence: Santa Monica, California
            Previous seasons: Winner of Survivor: South Pacific (Season 23)
            Occupation: Healthcare Consultant

            Hobbies: Soccer, skiing, podcasts, reading, and walking

            Pet peeves: Men who feign confusion about the difference between explaining and mansplaining.

            Three words to describe you: Unclean, tenacious, and chameleon-like.

            When did you first watch Survivor?
            May 31, 2000. I was 10 years old. My dad was writing a book about islands and thought the show was a "documentary" so made us watch for "research."

            Do you still watch Survivor?
            Religiously.

            Who is your inspiration in life?
            My grandmother. She's 90 and brilliant, effortlessly cooks dinner for 12, reuses postal stamps, gardens, paints beautifully, and writes IN CAPS LOCK FOR EFFECT.

            What does Survivor mean to you and your family?
            To me, being a Survivor fan means that I get to live two lives at once. In one life, I spend my week working, cooking, exercising and sleeping... but in the other, I'm watching previews and catching up on behind-the-scenes on Mondays (research for my pool-pick), rushing home to watch live and follow along with the Know-it-Alls on Wednesdays, waking up early on Thursdays to soak in the Ponderosa edits, and debating the merits of "big moves" during long walks with my fiancé on Saturdays.

            What is one way playing Survivor changed your life?
            Survivor built my confidence, giving me the guts to deviate from a more traditional path (I chose not to become a doctor after graduating medical school), and pursue a more uncertain career.

            As Survivor approaches Season 40 and celebrates 20 years on television, what does it mean to be a part of the legacy?
            It's still so surreal to me that I was basically sucked into the screen of my favorite TV show and am beyond grateful and humbled to be etched into the Survivor canon, hanging on—however precariously—in the top 25 of Dalton Ross' winner rankings and on the tails of some of my favorite players of all time. Tony! Tom! Kim! Ethan! Cochran!

            How will you play differently than you did in your past season?
            I hope to be less afraid of failure, more open to taking risks, and more embracing of, rather than frustrated by, unknown variables in the game.

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            • #7


              Jeremy Collins




              Biography

              Hometown: Cambridge, Massachusetts
              Current residence: Foxboro, Massachusetts
              Previous seasons: Survivor: San Juan del Sur (Season 29); Winner of Survivor: Second Chance (Season 31)
              Occupation: Firefighter

              Hobbies: Coaching my kids, working out, playing basketball, and fantasy football.

              Pet peeves: Road rage, inconsiderate/selfish people, and people who talk to me when watching movies.

              Three words to describe you: Easy going, loving, and emotional.

              When did you first watch Survivor?
              Season 1, Episode 1.

              Do you still watch Survivor?
              Every episode. I am a casual watcher now, it used to consume me and I would take notes on every episode.

              Who is your inspiration in life?
              My family. I want my kids to grow up looking up to me and being proud to call me dad.

              What does Survivor mean to you and your family?
              It is the only show on television that is suitable and entertaining for everyone in the family. Survivor night is a chance for the family to slow down a hectic schedule and just hang out for one night.

              What is one way playing Survivor changed your life?
              Emotionally—it brought me closer to my wife and kids. When you miss the ones you love, you appreciate them more. Financially—it helped me put away for my children's future.

              As Survivor approaches Season 40 and celebrates 20 years on television, what does it mean to be a part of the legacy?
              I'm in awe that I am considered for such a monumental season. After Season 31, I pulled away from being a super fan and just enjoyed the show as a casual viewer but the thought of going out there for the GREATEST SEASON EVER gives me chills and I want to cement my name as one of the greats.

              How will you play differently than you have in your past seasons?
              Let's just throw out my Season 29 performance... that never happened. I will look to add to my Season 31 game plan. I will keep my meat shields but I will add mind shields and social shields to give me a broader pool of players to align myself with. With this broader pool, I will continue with voting blocks and keep alliance paranoia on 100! I want to take it all in. I feel my last experience was a whirlwind and I forget a lot of experiences. This time I want to try and take some time to enjoy this last go-round.

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              • #8


                Sandra Diaz-Twine



                Biography

                Hometown: Stamford, Connecticut
                Current residence: Riverview, Florida
                Previous seasons: Winner of Survivor: Pearl Islands (Season 7), Winner of Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains (Season 20), Survivor: Game Changers (Season 34), Mentor on Survivor: Island of the Idols (Season 39).
                Occupation: Case Manager at Law Firm

                Hobbies: Couponing.

                Pet peeves: People who can't park inside the lines.

                Three words to describe you: Sassy, unapologetic, and loyal.

                When did you first watch Survivor?
                Season 1.

                Do you still watch Survivor?
                Yup.

                Who is your inspiration in life?
                My mother and maternal grandparents.

                What does Survivor mean to you and your family?
                Everything I have is because of Survivor. I'm very grateful.

                What is one way playing Survivor changed your life?
                I'm the only two-time winner.

                As Survivor approaches Season 40 and celebrates 20 years on television, what does it mean to be a part of the legacy?
                It's an honor to have been part of this show!

                How will you play differently than you have in your past seasons?
                I'm gonna switch it up from the usual "as long as it's not me" philosophy.

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                • #9


                  Ben Driebergen



                  Biography

                  Hometown: Boise, Idaho
                  Current residence: Boise, Idaho
                  Previous season: Winner of Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers (Season 35)
                  Occupation: Real estate/stay-at-home dad

                  Hobbies: Racing cars, camping, getting my fingernails painted by my daughter, going on adventure hikes with my son, occasionally making my wife laugh in between all my crazy shenanigans!

                  Pet peeves: Whining, lying, and turkey poop!

                  Three words to describe you: Ben Russell Driebergen

                  When did you first watch Survivor?
                  The very first episode!

                  Do you still watch Survivor?
                  As a great man once said at Tribal: "Is the Pope a Catholic?" - Ryan Ulrich

                  Who is your inspiration in life?
                  My wife, my kids, my family, ribeyes, and Ryan Ulrich.

                  What does Survivor mean to you and your family?
                  Honestly, it's probably like a bunch of Survivor families Wednesday nights. We wake up Wednesday morning and first thing we say is Happy Survivor Wednesday! My son wears his buff to school. Sweet Kelly and I get to watch Survivor while the kiddos are popping in for challenges. It's a day that's built around excitement and anticipation. Our family loves it!

                  What is one way playing Survivor changed your life?
                  More family time.

                  As Survivor approaches Season 40 and celebrates 20 years on television, what does it mean to be a part of the legacy?
                  I'm humbled and grateful to be a part of a passion for everyone who has worked on Survivor and been a part of Survivor for the last 20 years. It's truly a team effort! I am just a little gear in an amazing machine that we all know and love as Survivor!

                  How will you play differently than you did in your past season?
                  More humbled and patient. That being said, when it's time to hit the gas pedal, if you ain't first, you're last!

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                  • #10


                    Michele Fitzgerald



                    Biography

                    Hometown: Freehold, New Jersey
                    Current residence: Hoboken, New Jersey
                    Previous season: Winner of Survivor: Kaôh Rōng (Season 32)
                    Occupation: Business Development Manager

                    Hobbies: I love to travel and play board games.

                    Pet peeves: People who eat smelly foods on planes, people who invade personal space, and a bad martini.

                    Three words to describe you: Feisty, fun, and free spirited.

                    When did you first watch Survivor?
                    I started watching Season 1 at the age of 10.

                    Do you still watch Survivor?
                    Absolutely! In my completely unbiased opinion, it's the greatest TV show of all time.

                    Who is your inspiration in life?
                    My family inspires me every day. They are the most thoughtful, funny, and loving people I have ever met and they always push me to be better.

                    What does Survivor mean to you and your family?
                    My family and I have always watched Survivor together so it is pretty sentimental. Being on the show has also allowed me to be involved with the Survivor community and I am lucky enough to call many of them my friends.

                    What is one way playing Survivor changed your life?
                    Winning Survivor gave me the confidence to know that I can do anything I set my mind to. I did not win by being the smartest or strongest; I won by being myself. I think realizing that in my mid-20s was really pivotal in shaping how I handle challenges.

                    As Survivor approaches Season 40 and celebrates 20 years on television, what does it mean to be a part of the legacy?
                    As a super fan, I am absolutely honored to be a small part of a huge legacy. Winning my first season was surreal. Now, I get to return with winners that I admire... I am pinching myself.

                    How will you play differently than you did in your past season?
                    I don't think I will play much differently. In my first season, I learned that I am able to calmly adapt to changing circumstances and this is valuable in a game where paranoia runs rampant. Since I am a social player, I will lean into that and make as many personal connections as possible. I would like to make some fun, big moves this time but they have to be smart and not just for shock factor.

                    The one thing that feels really important is advocating for my own story so that at the final Tribal I have a compelling narrative. Lately, we have seen a trend of strong, confident males winning Survivor so I want to show that you can have a different approach and still be worthy of the title Sole Survivor. The pressure is on this season because everyone wants to prove they are the best to ever play the game so I am expecting fireworks and lots of big moves.

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                    • #11


                      Wendell Holland



                      Biography

                      Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
                      Current residence: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
                      Previous season: Winner of Survivor: Ghost Island (Season 36)
                      Occupation: Furniture Designer

                      Hobbies: Playing basketball, traveling, and playing with my niece and nephew.

                      Three words to describe you: Determined, inspirational, and loving.

                      When did you first watch Survivor?
                      Season 18 – Survivor: Tocantins.

                      Do you still watch Survivor?
                      Yes.

                      Who is your inspiration in life?
                      My parents are my inspiration.

                      What does Survivor mean to you and your family?
                      To me, it is a decade-long dream turned into reality. My family saw it as one of those crazy dreams of mine, and they supported it with curiosity. When they realized how serious I took Survivor, and that I was pretty good at it, they threw their full support behind me. For that, I'm super grateful.

                      What is one way playing Survivor changed your life?
                      It made me much busier. I give more talks, travel more, and give back more than I had before. Before I made lots of custom furniture for Beve Unlimited and traveled a little for deliveries. Now I still make lots of furniture, but I'm traveling globally for other sorts of opportunities, as well.

                      As Survivor approaches Season 40 and celebrates 20 years on television, what does it mean to be a part of the legacy?
                      The best season ever was the 10 year anniversary: Season 20, Heroes vs Villains. This will be yet another huge season: Season 40, Winners At War, the first all-winners season. To be a part of it, I'm part of the Survivor legacy, and that's something that I've always wanted to accomplish. So I'm just humbled, honored, and grateful to be out here again.

                      How will you play differently than you did in your past season?
                      Last time I was playing for a lot of people back home. I wanted to play it safe to represent well for my family, community, and loved ones back home. I wanted to leave something my little cousins and my niece and nephew could see and be proud of. They have that; I did that. This time I want to loosen up a bit and have some fun out there. Backstab a little bit, and talk even more trash. Shoot at some big dogs, and pull some tricks out. Maybe even do some things that are out of character. Let's see who's out here to really play the game.

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                      • #12


                        Adam Klein



                        Biography

                        Hometown: Burlingame, California
                        Current residence: Los Angeles
                        Previous season: Winner of Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X (Season 33)
                        Occupation: Keynote speaker and host

                        Hobbies: Board games, poker, travel, and if I am being honest, Survivor.

                        Pet peeves: When you ask someone to take a picture and they take dozens of the exact same photo.

                        Three words to describe you: Personable, determined and caring.

                        When did you first watch Survivor?
                        Season finale of Season 1. Started a fantasy league with my family Season 2 and haven't missed an episode since.

                        Do you still watch Survivor?
                        Always.

                        Who is your inspiration in life?
                        My parents, Alan and Susie. Also, Jeff Probst.

                        What does Survivor mean to you and your family?
                        Everything. Survivor has been a constant in my life, and kept my family close before, during, and after my time on the show. It may sound silly to some, but Survivor is far more than just a television show for us. It has given us hope, it has allowed us to dream and realize those dreams, and it brought us joy during the most difficult times in our lives.

                        What is one way playing Survivor changed your life?
                        My first ever screen name on the internet was SoleSurvivorAdam. Survivor turned my middle school obsession into a professional title! Ultimately, I believe that I am, at my core, the same person that I was when I played Survivor for the first time. Same values, ambitions, passions, and energy. The difference is that I have more opportunities to realize those ambitions and to make a greater impact on the world around me.

                        As Survivor approaches Season 40 and celebrates 20 years on television, what does it mean to be a part of the legacy?
                        I grew up watching Sandra, Boston Rob, Ethan, Tina, Amber, and Richard Hatch. Playing in Season 40 is like growing up watching Steve Young and Jerry Rice on your favorite football team and then getting to play against them in the Super Bowl. It only can happen in your wildest dreams. So many thousands of Survivor super-duper fans would do anything to be in my position.

                        How will you play differently than you did in your past season?
                        My basic strategy is the same for Survivor as it is for life: make friends. Anyone who comes into this game believing, "I'm not here to make friends" is playing a losing game. What's different this time is that some of the people I will be playing with already are friends. I need to obfuscate my existing relationships, keep an eye out for others doing the same, and work hard to build "in-game" trust that goes beyond liking someone outside of the game.

                        This time around, I can't hide how big of a fan I am. I can have fun with that and subtly play into the larger egos, especially since my life is far less serious and scary than it was last time. My sense is I may come into this game generally underestimated, with at least some people believing that my win was fluky and my social game was choppy. I want them to underestimate me and I will play into that, while also recognizing that all of them are incredibly capable and not to be underestimated.

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                        • #13


                          Yul Kwon


                          Biography

                          Hometown: Concord, California
                          Current residence: Los Altos, California
                          Previous season: Winner of Survivor: Cook Islands (Season 13)
                          Occupation: Product Management

                          Hobbies: Hobbies? You mean the things I used to do before I had kids?

                          Pet peeves: People who don't wash their hands after using the toilet. I'm a total germophobe.

                          Three words to describe you: Empathetic, introverted, and idealistic.

                          When did you first watch Survivor?
                          Survivor: Borneo!

                          Do you still watch Survivor?
                          Yes.

                          Who is your inspiration in life?
                          I once heard someone say that the richness of a person's life isn't measured by money, but by the people in it. I felt inspired by this back then, and continue to believe it today.

                          What does Survivor mean to you and your family?
                          I owe my family to Survivor. I met my wife after we were set up by Brad Virata (my Tribemate from Cook Islands) and now we have two beautiful girls who just watched Survivor for the first time!

                          What is one way playing Survivor changed your life?
                          Winning Survivor gave me a platform for raising awareness of issues I care about, from diversity in media, to the need for more minority bone marrow donors, to the importance of civic and political engagement. It also gave me a lifelong aversion to eating coconuts.

                          As Survivor approaches Season 40 and celebrates 20 years on television, what does it mean to be a part of the legacy?
                          It's gratifying to be part of something that changed the media landscape and brought more diversity onscreen to mainstream audiences. Survivor showed that, regardless of gender or ethnic differences, we're all human beings who share a common capacity for connection, inspiration, and glee over well-executed blindsides.

                          How will you play differently than you did in your past season?
                          When I played on Cook Islands, I felt as though I had to walk on eggshells and monitor every word, especially in light of the surprise theme for that season. Now that I'm free of those constraints, I'm just gonna let it rip!

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                          • #14


                            Amber Mariano


                            Biography

                            Hometown: Beaver, Pennsylvania
                            Current residence: Pensacola, Florida
                            Previous seasons: Survivor: The Australian Outback (Season 2), Winner of Survivor: All-Stars (Season 8)
                            Occupation: Director of Marketing and Communications

                            Hobbies: Being a mom of four equals no time for hobbies. LOL! Any free time we have is spent together as a family. Whether it's playing a game, going on a bike ride, or having family movie night... we love hanging out as a family!

                            Three words to describe you: Dedicated mom/wife

                            When did you first watch Survivor?
                            Watched from the beginning, Season 1.

                            Who is your inspiration in life?
                            Family, my husband Rob and four daughters.

                            Do you still watch Survivor?
                            Yes. I've seen every season and now watch it with my family every week.

                            What does Survivor mean to you and your family?
                            Now that our kids are old enough to watch the show... it means enjoying family night while eating Doritos and watching Survivor. It's a lot of fun!

                            What is one way playing Survivor changed your life?
                            I met my husband on the show and the rest is history.

                            As Survivor approaches Season 40 and celebrates 20 years on television, what does it mean to be a part of the legacy?
                            Never expecting to play again... had sort of closed that book. So now that it is open again... it's both nerve-wracking and exciting to "get back into the game" and not just watching as a fan, as I've been doing for the past 15 years. I'm so excited that my girls will not just hear about Mommy and Daddy being on Survivor. Now they will actually be a part of our story and get to watch the season with us when it airs. It's an honor to be a part of another epic season!

                            How will you play differently than you have in past seasons?
                            A lot of time has passed since I last played Survivor. Heck, it's been 20 years since I played the first time on Season 2. Not only has the game evolved and changed a lot... so have I. I'm no longer just playing for myself. I'm married with four children who will be closely watching and listening to everything I do and every word I speak. I'm 20 years older too. I was the youngest in my Tribe when I played Survivor: The Australian Outback. Now, I'm going to be one of the "older" people. People see me in a whole new light. Plus, being married to "Boston Rob" paints a HUGE target on my back. When I played the first two times, I didn't have that pressure. So, I guess for me I'm going to try to focus on my social game in a big way and try hard to find Idols/advantages! I'd like to think I'll be good at challenges but let's face it, I am not in the shape I was before having four kids. But I also want to focus on enjoying the experience and showing my girls how strong their mom is! I'll never give up and I'll show them to always go big and finish what you start. And in the end, hopefully, win it again!

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                            • #15


                              Rob Mariano


                              Biography

                              Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts
                              Current residence: Pensacola, Florida
                              Previous seasons: Survivor: Marquesas (Season 4), Survivor: All-Stars (Season 8), Survivor: Heroes Vs. Villains (Season 20), Winner of Survivor: Redemption Island (Season 22), Mentor on Survivor: Island of the Idols (Season 39)
                              Occupation: Construction

                              Hobbies: Fishing, poker, ice hockey, and golf.

                              Pet peeves: Cry babies.

                              Three words to describe you: Competitive, adventurous, and consistent.

                              When did you first watch Survivor?
                              From the beginning.

                              Do you still watch Survivor?
                              Yes.

                              Who is your inspiration in life?
                              My parents.

                              What does Survivor mean to you and your family?
                              I have my family because of Survivor!

                              What is one way playing Survivor changed your life?
                              I have my family because of Survivor!

                              As Survivor approaches Season 40 and celebrates 20 years on television, what does it mean to be a part of the legacy?
                              It's an honor to have played this game from the very beginning and I'm grateful for everything that Survivor has brought to my life. This season is truly monumental and a celebration and I'm so proud to be a part of it!

                              How will you play differently than you have in your past seasons?
                              Always got to adapt!

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