The premiere of Survivor: Fiji
(Season 14) is less than two weeks away, which means that it's as good a time as ever to take a look at this season's diverse cast. The February 8th premiere will bring with it the second most diverse cast in Survivor
history (behind last season's, of course) and what looks to be an interesting group. CBS has just posted the cast bios for Survivor: Fiji
and there is a lot to be gleaned from the info given.
I've compiled all the relevant info on each Survivor
and added what I found to be the most notable fact for each that I found in their bios. As much as I like the look of this year's batch of competitors, I'm disappointed by one thing: a distinct lack of really good looking women. Usually, Survivor
gives us at least two stunners, but we've only got one sure thing this time (although there are a couple of dark horses out there).
Anyway, here is your Survivor: Fiji
Notable Fact: From the CBS bio: "She enjoys 80s pop music, drinking Eddie James, pirates, things that are green and video games prefaced with the name Mario." How can you not like someone who professes their love for both pirates (in general) and fictional Italian plumbers?
Notable Fact: One of his favorite alcoholic drinks are Jager bombs. That's something I can get behind, Mookie. And your name, of course.
Notable Fact: Calls MTV3 one of her favorite TV channels. I didn't know there was an MTV3 yet. I suspect Liliana owns a time machine.
Notable Fact: Grew up homeless.
Notable Fact: Is most likely a big-time hippie.
Lake Charles, LA
Notable Fact: Was displaced by Hurricane Katrina.
Notable Fact: Easily the best looking member of the cast.
Notable Fact: From the looks of his bio, James seems like a typical Boston meathead. Prove me wrong, James!
Notable Fact: One of his favorite films is "Rocky III" which I rank as the fourth best "Rocky", behind "Rocky", "Rocky IV", and "Rocky Balboa".
Notable Fact: As an excellent tennis player, represented Puerto Rico in the Davis Cup.
Expert Witness Locator
Notable Fact: A real Renaissance Man who enjoys video game, live-action role-playing, performing sketch comedy, and plays roller hockey.
Kenward "Boo" Bernis
Notable Fact: Calls his favorite scent "food" and his favorite sports team the Houston Oilers, who haven't existed in a decade.
Santa Monica, CA
Notable Fact: Composes music and plays multiple instruments (piano, sax, guitar, violin and the drums).
Customer Service Rep
Notable Fact: Calls herself an "Underground Electropunk Noise Artist", which probably means lots of kids have listened to her music while on ecstasy.
Notable Fact: Calls her favorite scent the "smell of children's skin", which would be unfathomably creepy if she didn't have two children.
Civil Engineer Manager
Notable Fact: Says her favorite candy is Mr. Goodbar, which I feel is an excellent and underrated choice.
Notable Fact: Just learned how to swim.
Notable Fact: Is probably the smartest member of the cast.
School Bus Driver
Notable Fact: Has competed in many inline skate marathons, an event whose existence I was previously unaware of.
-Oscar Dahl, BuddyTV Senior Writer