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Rocketta
Aug 23rd, 2006, 09:05 PM
New 'Survivor' divides groups by race


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37 minutes ago


Get ready for a segregated "Survivor." Race will matter on the upcoming season of the CBS show as contestants will be divided into four tribes by ethnicity. That means blacks, whites, Latinos and Asians in separate groups.

The announcement was made on CBS' Early Show. Host Jeff Probst says the idea "actually came from the criticism that 'Survivor' was not ethnically diverse enough." He says the twist fits in perfectly with what "Survivor" does, saying the show is "a social experiment. And this is adding another layer to that experiment." Probst says contestants had mixed reactions to the racial divisions.

This time the new Survivors are stranded on the Cook Islands in the South Pacific. The castaways include a police officer, a heavy metal guitarist, an attorney and a nail salon manager. The new season of Survivor debuts September 14th.

Rocketta
Aug 23rd, 2006, 09:06 PM
awwww shucks, it's on like popcorn! :bounce: :bounce:

jbeacinu
Aug 23rd, 2006, 09:15 PM
Racist bastards..I bet they will give the black people no water...andthe bad spot/island

Reckoner
Aug 23rd, 2006, 09:17 PM
YESSSSSSSSSSS!!!!

It's finally the end of Survivor. :lol:

MH0861
Aug 23rd, 2006, 09:39 PM
LOL can't believe this idea actually made it through. Seems like the show just wants to be in the news.

Martian KC
Aug 23rd, 2006, 09:41 PM
Wow, can't believe it's happening.

The Daviator
Aug 23rd, 2006, 09:45 PM
:spit:

Wiggly
Aug 23rd, 2006, 09:57 PM
Oh










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Gosh.




















:eek:

Rocketta
Aug 23rd, 2006, 09:58 PM
I don't mind it....as long as everything else is equal.....it should be fun. :lol:

Ryan
Aug 23rd, 2006, 10:00 PM
That's awesome! I guarantee with wont last longer than two weeks, just like the age/sex division last time. It really is an interesting idea though, or maybe just for people interested in socoiology and psychology. Seeing whether racial 'alliances' form and last throughout the game is kind of interesting, but I doubt it will be all it's cracked up to be.

Pureracket
Aug 23rd, 2006, 10:02 PM
Does that mean we'll get to see more than two non-whites on Survivor @ one time?

Rocketta
Aug 23rd, 2006, 10:15 PM
Does that mean we'll get to see more than two non-whites on Survivor @ one time?

YUP! Shocking isn't it? :p

Wannabeknowitall
Aug 23rd, 2006, 10:19 PM
I don't know it seems a little bias.
I haven't watched Survivor in years but they still give the survivors rice to eat right?
I'm just saying we all know whose best with rice. :tape:

Stamp Paid
Aug 23rd, 2006, 10:31 PM
:unsure:

*automatically cheering for the black Asian team to win*

Wigglytuff
Aug 23rd, 2006, 10:42 PM
I don't mind it....as long as everything else is equal.....it should be fun. :lol:

since when have things been equal... :sad: you know there are going to give the black people no food, water or fire to start, give the white folks butler service, and then when the black people ask "umm, excuse. whats going on here, this seems like racism" this board is going to light up with "why are these people always using the race card" :help: :help: :lol: :lol: :eek: :eek:

Ryan
Aug 23rd, 2006, 10:44 PM
since when have things been equal... :sad: you know there are going to give the black people no food, water or fire to start, give the white folks butler service, and then when the black people ask "umm, excuse. whats going on here, this seems like racism" this board is going to light up with "why are these people always using the race card" :help: :help: :lol: :lol: :eek: :eek:




:tape: I'd love to see the board if that happened.

spokenword73
Aug 23rd, 2006, 10:59 PM
Isn't the whole idea behind Survivor is that the most treacheous, back-stabbing, hateful person wins? What difference will race make? B-------s come in all colors.

2ace2
Aug 23rd, 2006, 11:02 PM
I don't think there should be anything wrong with this. In this programme, people have been divided based on age and sex before (belgian/dutch version), so I don't see the problem with this division. Although it's slightly more controversial and could stir up some trouble with people who view everything in boxes.

moon
Aug 23rd, 2006, 11:15 PM
awwww shucks, it's on like popcorn! :bounce: :bounce:

I know right? I might even watch this season. :D

Stamp Paid
Aug 23rd, 2006, 11:20 PM
wait...Hispanic is a race??

SelesFan70
Aug 23rd, 2006, 11:20 PM
Do the other races get head starts over the White people?...affirmative action and all. :devil:

Will the White people rape and pillage the land like they always have in the past? :devil:

Where are the IndiansNative Americans?

I can't wait for them to divide by religions! (No bombs allowed)

Christians
muslims
Jews
Hindus
Buddhists

I wonder who god would let win? :shrug:

Wigglytuff
Aug 23rd, 2006, 11:30 PM
Do the other races get head starts over the White people?...affirmative action and all. :devil:

Will the White people rape and pillage the land like they always have in the past? :devil:

Where are the IndiansNative Americans?

I can't wait for them to divide by religions! (No bombs allowed)

Christians
muslims
Jews
Hindus
Buddhists

I wonder who god would let win? :shrug:

you are whats wrong with america
sure that makes you proud. :bolt:

Wiggly
Aug 23rd, 2006, 11:31 PM
Do the other races get head starts over the White people?...affirmative action and all. :devil:

Will the White people rape and pillage the land like they always have in the past? :devil:

Where are the IndiansNative Americans?

I can't wait for them to divide by religions! (No bombs allowed)

Christians
muslims
Jews
Hindus
Buddhists

I wonder who god would let win? :shrug:

Religions would made great TV :devil:

decemberlove
Aug 23rd, 2006, 11:32 PM
wait...Hispanic is a race??

Nope. It's not.

Rocketta
Aug 23rd, 2006, 11:43 PM
well the two camps that have the big fellas in them are already at a disadvantage. :shrug:

and they did say the group was hispanic they called them Latinos. ;)

mirzalover
Aug 23rd, 2006, 11:53 PM
Do the other races get head starts over the White people?...affirmative action and all. :devil:

Will the White people rape and pillage the land like they always have in the past? :devil:

Where are the IndiansNative Americans?

I can't wait for them to divide by religions! (No bombs allowed)

Christians
muslims
Jews
Hindus
Buddhists

I wonder who god would let win? :shrug:

i thought this was not a religon but a Philosophy :confused:

Oneofakind0490
Aug 24th, 2006, 12:27 AM
I was shocked when I first heard it.

Im rooting for the asians anyway.

RVD
Aug 24th, 2006, 12:39 AM
LOL can't believe this idea actually made it through. Seems like the show just wants to be in the news.No sh!t! Who thinks up this stuff?! And are they trying to start a race war? :lol:
My goodness, this is beyond a baaaaaad idea.

Jericho
Aug 24th, 2006, 12:54 AM
why stop with race... they can do blondes vs. brunettes vs. red heads... gays vs. lesbians vs. heteros vs. bisexuals... blind vs. deaf

:p

Rocketta
Aug 24th, 2006, 01:02 AM
The Blacks

Seku




http://wwwimage.cbs.com/primetime/survivor13/images/survivors/299x623_sekou.jpg

Born and raised in New York, Sekou Bunch began pursuing his creative talents at an early age. One of his first paintings was put on display at the Museum of Art in New York when he was just seven years old. At this time, Bunch also began dancing in local talent shows, often taking first prize. He later became one of the original break dancers in the Bronx, where he often attended the famed "DJ Kool Herc" parties. At age 15, Bunch picked up a bass guitar and, with the help of his Uncle Ralph, found his true passion. Three years later, Bunch recorded his first professional record, Funkin' for Jamaica, an LP that eventually went gold. While honing his skills, he completed two years of college at St. Francis College and Glendale Community College.

Currently a professional jazz musician, Bunch continues to tour, record and act. He plays electric bass, double bass, clarinet, guitar and piano. He has recorded and performed with Will Downing, Lalah Hathaway, George Benson, Quincy Jones, Coolio, Michael Jackson, Liza Minnelli, Luther Vandross, Roger Daltry, Paul Anka, Anita Baker, Wayne Shorter, Ray Charles and Ice Cube, among others. He co-wrote the Tom Browne single, "Thighs High." He appeared in the feature films "Coming to America," "Wild Orchid" and "Byrd." He has also played on numerous commercials and soundtracks, having most recently recorded the bass for the feature film "The Fast and the Furious 3." He can also be seen in the upcoming feature film "Dreamgirls." In addition, Bunch will release a new CD of his own entitled The Next Level in December 2006.

Bunch enjoys gardening, painting, drawing, reading and writing. He also enjoys basketball, racquetball and lifting weights. He is most proud of obtaining his first Gold Record Award when he was just 19 years old.

Bunch currently resides in Los Angeles. He has three children, Brandis, Brooke, Shalonda, a step daughter Kai, a fiancée, Toi, and is a proud grandfather to Carlos and Shelby. His birth date is September 9, 1960.


Stephannie

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Stephannie Favor was born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in business management and marketing from Clemson University in 1993. She was previously in the United States Armed Forces and served in Desert Storm during the Gulf War. She is currently pursing an Associate's Degree in nursing from Midlands Technical College. She previously worked as an account manager for multiple companies.

Favor enjoys volleyball, jogging, singing and dancing. She is particularly fond of gospel music. She is a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority and has earned the distinction of CTM (Competent Toastmaster) in the Toastmasters International Organization.

Favor currently lives in Columbia, South Carolina. She is married to her high school sweetheart, Rodd, and they have two children, Raynah and Ryan. They also have one dog, Prosperity (a Chow mix). Her birth date is July 12, 1970.

Sundra

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A first generation American, Sundra Oakley was born in Queens, New York to Jamaican parents. Oakley received her Bachelor's Degree from New York University. She also studied at Georgetown University.

Oakley is currently a cocktail waitress at a Hollywood nightclub while pursuing an acting career. She has appeared on CSI: MIAMI on CBS, "Strong Medicine," "Sex and the City," several national commercials and has appeared off Broadway.

Oakley's hobbies include dancing, traveling to new countries, reading, kung fu and capoeira, snuggling on the couch with her son to watch a movie and sleep when she can get it. Her favorite sports are running and boxing.

Oakley currently resides in Los Angeles with her son, Carsun and their beta fish, Beta. Her birth date is January 2, 1975.

Nathan

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Nathan "Nate" Gonzalez was born in Staten Island, New York, to parents Manny and Jessy. He began playing the violin when he was eight years old. He graduated in 1998 from La Costa Canyon High School in San Diego and went on to attend Santa Barbara City College as a theater major. In 2001, he won the Lancaster Speech Tournament and he produced his first CD with his hip-hop group EZTHeI. He continues to play with numerous acoustic and rock bands while incorporating his hip-hop flavor.

Gonzalez is currently employed as a shoe salesman for a major department store and is a sales representative for a start-up urban clothing line based in New York. He previously worked as a waiter, club promoter and hip-hop artist. He hopes to pursue a career as a musician.

He enjoys playing basketball, and loves sushi and Chinese food.

Rocketta
Aug 24th, 2006, 01:03 AM
more teams later. :wavey:

Stamp Paid
Aug 24th, 2006, 01:04 AM
they aint winning. :sad:

IceHock
Aug 24th, 2006, 01:09 AM
I love survivor!!!This won't be any different from any other season,there's always been different races on the show.Cirie was the most popular last season and she was black(i loved her,she was hilarious).Shi Ann was asian and on thailand survivor.So I really dont think this will matter except maybe the people who watch it at home,whatever race they are will root for their race??

mirzalover
Aug 24th, 2006, 01:12 AM
I love survivor!!!This won't be any different from any other season,there's always been different races on the show.Cirie was the most popular last season and she was black(i loved her,she was hilarious).Shi Ann was asian and on thailand survivor.So I really dont think this will matter except maybe the people who watch it at home,whatever race they are will root for their race??


i loved cirie

Scotso
Aug 24th, 2006, 01:13 AM
I don't mind it....as long as everything else is equal.....it should be fun. :lol:

Yeah, it doesn't bother me. :shrug: At this point in time we should be able to highlight our differences without it being racist. As long as they don't start with stereotypes and such, it could be fun. I just hope the groups don't stick together too much so it turns into some kind of culture war.

And please be careful with the tribe names :tape:

Oneofakind0490
Aug 24th, 2006, 01:14 AM
I was reading this thing and Probts said the reason they did this was people would complain they did not have enough minoritieson the cast.

Scotso
Aug 24th, 2006, 01:16 AM
There don't appear to be too many hotties on this season. :sad: Ozzy and JP are okay.

Jericho
Aug 24th, 2006, 01:32 AM
I was reading this thing and Probts said the reason they did this was people would complain they did not have enough minoritieson the cast.

well heres an idea... how about having more minorities without having to separate them into tribes by race. ;) i dont mind the concept btw.

now what if I wanted to apply for this season...im biracial... where would they put me? ... now thats discrimination :p

SelesFan70
Aug 24th, 2006, 01:38 AM
you are whats wrong with america
sure that makes you proud. :bolt:

Do you constantly have a corn cob up your ass? :rolleyes:

I want to be on a one man angry gay white male team against your one woman angry black lesbian team. You'd lose...on every level...trust me. :tape:

Scotso
Aug 24th, 2006, 01:39 AM
well heres an idea... how about having more minorities without having to separate them into tribes by race. ;) i dont mind the concept btw.

now what if I wanted to apply for this season...im biracial... where would they put me? ... now thats discrimination :p

This is America, you are what your darker half is :p

SelesFan70
Aug 24th, 2006, 01:39 AM
well heres an idea... how about having more minorities without having to separate them into tribes by race. ;) i dont mind the concept btw.

now what if I wanted to apply for this season...im biracial... where would they put me? ... now thats discrimination :p

Why not make a a show where White people are the minority...like in the real world. :lol:

Jericho
Aug 24th, 2006, 01:42 AM
This is America, you are what your darker half is :p

i guess i'd be with the asians then... but i look more white than asian.

tennisbum79
Aug 24th, 2006, 01:43 AM
This is America, you are what your darker half is :p

Very well said:worship: :worship: :worship:

Apoleb
Aug 24th, 2006, 01:45 AM
Yeah, there's absolutely nothing wrong with it. Because race isn't already a dividing factor in the US, and no one really cares about their race here.

Instead of fostering integration on such an important issue that is very much still seen as a "problem" in US society, you have some show putting "races" against each other.

SelesFan70
Aug 24th, 2006, 01:46 AM
The publicity stunt is working! :banana:

Martian KC
Aug 24th, 2006, 01:48 AM
The Asian girls are hawt.:D

SelesFan70
Aug 24th, 2006, 01:48 AM
i thought this was not a religon but a Philosophy :confused:

According to some, it's still "wrong" if they don't bow to Jesus. :ras: I'm not religious or philosophical at all. :devil:

We all know the Jews would win. They are the chosen people of god. :tape:

Erika_Angel
Aug 24th, 2006, 02:17 AM
I don't mind this 'publicity stunt' ... it isn't going to make me cheer for the white team over the others, although they seem anglo white and not euro white like I am, but whatever.

People I like so far: Sundra, Candice, Becky, Jenny, Yul, JP, Ozzy :) Although this will prob drastically change.

Wigglytuff
Aug 24th, 2006, 02:19 AM
Do you constantly have a corn cob up your ass? :rolleyes:

I want to be on a one man angry gay white male team against your one woman angry black lesbian team. You'd lose...on every level...trust me. :tape:
ummm, i think it is you that has a thing for putting objects in your rear. as for taking on the gay k k that is you :lol: :lol:

Erika_Angel
Aug 24th, 2006, 02:19 AM
I'm not religious or philosophical at all. :devil:

That's pretty obvious :rolleyes: ... You don't have a clue.

Wigglytuff
Aug 24th, 2006, 02:23 AM
That's pretty obvious :rolleyes: ... You don't have a clue.
:lol: :lol:

you know erika i think we have just made that place a frozen wasteland... already happened, to late to go back now :lol: :lol: :devil:

Erika_Angel
Aug 24th, 2006, 02:24 AM
:lol: :lol:

you know erika i think we have just made that place a frozen wasteland... already happened, to late to go back now :lol: :lol: :devil:

Satan is rolling over in his now icy grave ;)

Wigglytuff
Aug 24th, 2006, 02:32 AM
Satan is rolling over in his now icy grave ;)
i dont know if you watch south park or not, but if you do you know he is too busy trying to get over his relationships with saddam to worry about the fate of hell. :lol: :rolls:

Lee-Waters' Boy
Aug 24th, 2006, 02:36 AM
well this season will fucking suck
12 minorities? :eek:

NyCPsU
Aug 24th, 2006, 02:55 AM
nathan is from staten island :banana:

:lol: know who im rooting for :yeah:

Rocketta
Aug 24th, 2006, 03:11 AM
The Blacks

Seku




http://wwwimage.cbs.com/primetime/survivor13/images/survivors/299x623_sekou.jpg

Born and raised in New York, Sekou Bunch began pursuing his creative talents at an early age. One of his first paintings was put on display at the Museum of Art in New York when he was just seven years old. At this time, Bunch also began dancing in local talent shows, often taking first prize. He later became one of the original break dancers in the Bronx, where he often attended the famed "DJ Kool Herc" parties. At age 15, Bunch picked up a bass guitar and, with the help of his Uncle Ralph, found his true passion. Three years later, Bunch recorded his first professional record, Funkin' for Jamaica, an LP that eventually went gold. While honing his skills, he completed two years of college at St. Francis College and Glendale Community College.

Currently a professional jazz musician, Bunch continues to tour, record and act. He plays electric bass, double bass, clarinet, guitar and piano. He has recorded and performed with Will Downing, Lalah Hathaway, George Benson, Quincy Jones, Coolio, Michael Jackson, Liza Minnelli, Luther Vandross, Roger Daltry, Paul Anka, Anita Baker, Wayne Shorter, Ray Charles and Ice Cube, among others. He co-wrote the Tom Browne single, "Thighs High." He appeared in the feature films "Coming to America," "Wild Orchid" and "Byrd." He has also played on numerous commercials and soundtracks, having most recently recorded the bass for the feature film "The Fast and the Furious 3." He can also be seen in the upcoming feature film "Dreamgirls." In addition, Bunch will release a new CD of his own entitled The Next Level in December 2006.

Bunch enjoys gardening, painting, drawing, reading and writing. He also enjoys basketball, racquetball and lifting weights. He is most proud of obtaining his first Gold Record Award when he was just 19 years old.

Bunch currently resides in Los Angeles. He has three children, Brandis, Brooke, Shalonda, a step daughter Kai, a fiancée, Toi, and is a proud grandfather to Carlos and Shelby. His birth date is September 9, 1960.


Stephannie

http://wwwimage.cbs.com/primetime/survivor13/images/survivors/299x623_stephannie.jpg

Stephannie Favor was born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in business management and marketing from Clemson University in 1993. She was previously in the United States Armed Forces and served in Desert Storm during the Gulf War. She is currently pursing an Associate's Degree in nursing from Midlands Technical College. She previously worked as an account manager for multiple companies.

Favor enjoys volleyball, jogging, singing and dancing. She is particularly fond of gospel music. She is a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority and has earned the distinction of CTM (Competent Toastmaster) in the Toastmasters International Organization.

Favor currently lives in Columbia, South Carolina. She is married to her high school sweetheart, Rodd, and they have two children, Raynah and Ryan. They also have one dog, Prosperity (a Chow mix). Her birth date is July 12, 1970.

Sundra

http://wwwimage.cbs.com/primetime/survivor13/images/survivors/299x623_sundra.jpg

A first generation American, Sundra Oakley was born in Queens, New York to Jamaican parents. Oakley received her Bachelor's Degree from New York University. She also studied at Georgetown University.

Oakley is currently a cocktail waitress at a Hollywood nightclub while pursuing an acting career. She has appeared on CSI: MIAMI on CBS, "Strong Medicine," "Sex and the City," several national commercials and has appeared off Broadway.

Oakley's hobbies include dancing, traveling to new countries, reading, kung fu and capoeira, snuggling on the couch with her son to watch a movie and sleep when she can get it. Her favorite sports are running and boxing.

Oakley currently resides in Los Angeles with her son, Carsun and their beta fish, Beta. Her birth date is January 2, 1975.

Nathan

http://wwwimage.cbs.com/primetime/survivor13/images/survivors/299x623_nathan.jpg

Nathan "Nate" Gonzalez was born in Staten Island, New York, to parents Manny and Jessy. He began playing the violin when he was eight years old. He graduated in 1998 from La Costa Canyon High School in San Diego and went on to attend Santa Barbara City College as a theater major. In 2001, he won the Lancaster Speech Tournament and he produced his first CD with his hip-hop group EZTHeI. He continues to play with numerous acoustic and rock bands while incorporating his hip-hop flavor.

Gonzalez is currently employed as a shoe salesman for a major department store and is a sales representative for a start-up urban clothing line based in New York. He previously worked as a waiter, club promoter and hip-hop artist. He hopes to pursue a career as a musician.

He enjoys playing basketball, and loves sushi and Chinese food.

Rebecca

http://wwwimage.cbs.com/primetime/survivor13/images/survivors/299x623_rebecca.jpg

Rebecca Borman was born and raised in Laurelton, New York, where she attended Jamaica High School. She attended three years of college at Montgomery Community College and Essex Community College. She then went on to study drama at Queens College. While in school, Borman was also a dancer and did make-up for theater productions.

Borman has been a make-up artist for 15 years. She received her first Emmy Award for Outstanding Make-Up on a Daytime Talk Show for her work on "The View," where she still works and does make-up for former Survivor Elisabeth Hasselbeck.

Borman enjoys dancing, tennis, collecting music and rescuing stray cats. She is very proud of her family, including her father who, after 40 years as a banker, is retired and living in Long Island with Borman's stepmother, a professional belly dancer. Her mother is a principal in White Plains, New York, and her sister, Nicole, resides in New Jersey with her husband. Borman just recently purchased her first home with her stepsister, Jocelyn.

Borman currently resides in Laurelton, New York, with her two cats, Blinky and Pookie. Her birth date is August 31, 1971.

No Name Face
Aug 24th, 2006, 03:18 AM
allez black people. i wanna see drama :tape:

Wigglytuff
Aug 24th, 2006, 03:19 AM
allez black people. i wanna see drama :tape:
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Rocketta
Aug 24th, 2006, 03:26 AM
The Asians

Becky

http://wwwimage.cbs.com/primetime/survivor13/images/survivors/299x623_becky.jpg

Born to South Korean immigrants in Flushing, New York, Rebekah "Becky" Lee was raised in the suburbs of Pittsburgh. She attended Thomas Jefferson High School where she played varsity tennis all four years and did international volunteer work in several developing countries.

Lee received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in women's studies from the University of Michigan. While at Michigan, she was an active member of Alpha Kappa Psi and the Women's Boxing team. Lee continued on to receive her Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. While there, she was elected president of the Asian Law Students Association and was involved with Pitt Law Women's Association and Pittsburgh Asian American Young Professional Association.

Interested in the prevention of domestic violence, she has been working on issues concerning domestic violence survivors over the last eight years as a policy associate and attorney. She is also passionate about creating awareness of the specific needs of battered immigrant women, such as language access and cultural competency. She has previously worked as a kickboxing instructor, policy associate and legal intern.

Lee enjoys playing competitive sports, doing hot yoga, traveling to warm climates and going out with her girlfriends. Her favorite sport is football, and she especially loves watching her two favorite teams, the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Michigan Wolverines. She regularly plays flag football and tennis. She is most proud of passing the bar exam. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

Lee currently resides in Washington, D.C. Her birth date is September 11, 1977.


Cao Boi

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Born in Vietnam, Anh-Tuan "Cao Boi" (pronounced Cowboy) Bui was a Vietnam War refugee when he was 11 years old. He eventually moved to the U.S. and attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He previously worked as a photographer, used car salesman, fisherman and farm hand. He currently works as a nail salon manager.

Bui's hobbies include bicycling, hiking, sky diving, photography and meditation. He hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2003 and has biked cross-country. He also enjoys playing classical music on his Martin Backpacker guitar.

Bui is the world-record holder in Marathon Softball where he played for 100 hours while serving in the 82nd Airborne Division of the U.S. Army. He is a member of the Loyal Moose Lodge #1470 in Christiansburg, Virginia, 82nd Airborne Division Association, Boy Scouts of America and Cub Scouts of Vietnam.

Bui is married to Kristol Bond and has two children, Jesse Dakota and Nicholas Roundtree. He has one dog, Charlie Woof, which he brought back from Vietnam when he visited in 2003. He also has two cats, Minki and Pinki. He currently resides in Christiansburg, Virginia. His birth date is April 10, 1964.


Yul

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Yul Kwon was born in Queens, New York to parents who emigrated from South Korea. The family moved to the West Coast when he was six years old and he was raised in Concord, California. He attended high school at Northgate High in Walnut Creek, California, where he played varsity water polo and track and graduated valedictorian.

Kwon then attended Stanford University and obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in symbolic systems (theoretical computer science). While at Stanford, he received the James Lyons Award for Service, attended officer candidates school for the U.S. Marine Corps and graduated Phi Beta Kappa. Kwon went on to receive his Juris Doctor Degree from Yale Law School, where he served on the editorial board of the Yale Law Journal.

Kwon has enjoyed a diverse career straddling both the private and public sectors in law, business and technology. He practiced a mix of litigation, appellate, transactional and regulatory work at several law firms. He also served as a judicial clerk to a federal judge on the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals. Additionally, he worked as a legislative aide to Senator Joseph Lieberman in Washington, D.C., where he helped draft sections of the Homeland Security Bill and other technology-related legislation. Several years ago, Kwon decided to switch careers and become a management consultant at McKinsey. From there, he joined Google's business strategy group and most recently went back into consulting.

Kwon's favorite hobbies include politics, boxing, ultimate fighting and volunteering with kids. He describes himself as idealistic, compassionate and ambitious. He became passionate about creating awareness for more minority bone marrow donors in the U.S. after launching a major search to find a match for his best friend who was diagnosed with leukemia, but ultimately succumbed to the disease.

Kwon is a member of the Washington, D.C. and California State Bar Associations. He is also a member of the Lambda Phi Epsilon fraternity.

Kwon currently resides in San Mateo, California. His birth date is February 14, 1975.

Brad <I think he's part of the Asian contingent? :confused: >

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Brad Virata was raised in the small town of Oak Harbor, Washington, just outside of Seattle. The youngest of five children, he excelled at track, football and volleyball during his teenage years.

Virata received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in international communications from the University of Washington and was an active member of the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity. Shortly after graduation, Virata traveled throughout Europe and Asia working as a model. He then moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in fashion and attended the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. He began working in couture clothing sales and clothing design merchandising for Guess? Men's Division. He spent five years with the company and helped launch the clothing line "Los Angeles Denim Atelier." He currently works as the Director of Men's Merchandising for Lucky Brand Jeans.

Virata is an avid beach volleyball player and surfer. His hobbies include weight training, running, rollerblading, power yoga, beach volleyball and international travel. He is most proud of giving back to his community through work with organizations such as AIDS Project Los Angeles, Project Angel Food, Starlight Foundation and the Big Brothers Program of Los Angeles.

Virata is single and currently resides in Santa Monica, California, with his Boston terrier named Maxx. His birth date is November 23, 1976.

Rocketta
Aug 24th, 2006, 03:48 AM
The Latinos

Ozzy

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Born in Mexico, Oscar "Ozzy" Lusth moved 10 times in his teen years to seven U.S. States and Central America while his mother remarried. He attended two years of college at Santa Barbara City College before moving to the Los Angeles area.

Lusth is currently a waiter and was formerly a restaurant manager. He enjoys big wave surfing, skateboarding, sailing, snowboarding, wakeboarding, gymnastics and motorcycle riding. He owns land in Panama and enjoys going there to spearfish. He can dive to 30 feet and can hold his breath under water for three minutes. He is skilled at building traps, forts, shelter and surviving in the wilderness on his own. In the summer of 2005, he camped all the way from Panama to San Diego over the course of five months.

He enjoys reading and writing.

Lusth currently resides in Venice, California with his German Shepard mix, Buddha (who also accompanies him on his board while surfing). His birth date is August 23, 1981.


Billy

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Virgilio "Billy" Garcia was born in New York and moved to Miami when he was seven years old. He began studying karate, judo and wrestling at age 12. While lying sick in bed when he was 15, he heard the song "Juke Box Hero" on the radio and began to entertain the idea of becoming a rock and roll musician. He saved his lunch money and eventually bought his first electric guitar.

When he was 22 years old, Garcia sold most of his belongings and returned to New York to pursue a career in music. While playing in several local bands, Garcia was also pursuing a career in wrestling and, in 1997, won a silver medal at the Amateur Athletic Union Wrestling National Championships.

Garcia is currently a heavy metal guitarist and songwriter with the band Forsakken. He also continues to pursue professional wrestling under the name "Spanish Fly." He previously worked as a manager of a video store, a club bouncer and a music store sales representative. He attended the Borough of Manhattan Community College. He is a former U.S. Marine.

Garcia is trained in the martial arts. His hobbies include playing guitar, wrestling, karate, softball and judo. He is most proud of winning his AAU National Championship medal. His hero is Kurt Angle for winning an Olympic gold medal in wrestling with a broken neck.

Garcia currently resides in New York. His birth date is April 22, 1970.

Cecilia

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Born and raised in Arequipa, Peru, Cecilia Mansilla moved to the San Francisco area when she was 15 years old and learned English when she was 16 years old. She secured college scholarships to all the schools where she applied and ultimately received her Bachelor's Degree in international relations with a double minor in Japanese and Spanish literature from the University of California, Davis.

Mansilla currently works as a technology risk consultant for a professional services firm in San Francisco. She has previously worked as a management consultant.

Mansilla's hobbies include black and white photography, dancing and working out regularly. Her heroes are her parents for having sacrificed a comfortable life in Peru to allow their children greater opportunities in the U.S. She hopes to become involved in charities for real life survivors and would like to mentor young girls on pursuing higher education and career goals.

Mansilla currently resides in Oakland, California. Her birth date is January 13, 1977

Cristina

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Cristina Coria was born and raised in Santa Monica, California, and grew up in a family of police officers who worked for the Santa Monica Police Department. At the age of 12, Coria lost her father when he was shot and killed in an unsolved murder. After her father died, her mother raised her and her four siblings all by herself.

Coria started her career in law enforcement at the age of 14. She was a Santa Monica police explorer, police cadet, parking enforcement officer, community service officer, Santa Monica College police officer and then Santa Monica police officer. She has also worked as a waitress, sales clerk and as an instructor at the El Camino College Reserve Police Academy. She also volunteered for the Santa Monica Police Activities League and taught dance to kids.

Coria has been a police officer for almost 14 years. During this time, she has gone through two life-threatening experiences. First, she was nearly crushed to death when she was pinned up against her police car by another vehicle driven by an intoxicated driver. Second, she sustained an almost career-ending injury to her left arm after being shot by a murder suspect during a hostage standoff which occurred on the Santa Monica Pier on July 4, 2000. She sustained severe bone and nerve damage and was initially advised by doctors that she might lose her arm. After extensive reconstructive surgery she was told by doctors that she would never be able to have full use of her arm again nor return back to work. Through dedication, determination, faith and perseverance, she beat the odds and regained use of her arm. In 2001, she returned back to work full duty patrolling the streets of Santa Monica. After such hardships, she manages to keep upbeat and continues to have a positive outlook on life.

In addition to patrol duty, Coria has worked as a technical consultant on the movie "Angel Eyes" with Jennifer Lopez. She was also on E! Entertainment for "Red Carpet Confidential" and received a makeover on the show. She appeared on the Discovery Health Channel, a Police Rape Awareness video, MTV's "Y2K Ball" and numerous news programs as a result of being shot on July 4, 2000.

Coria enjoys playing volleyball, dancing, exercising and running. She also loves to swim and recently started to surf. She currently resides in the Los Angeles area. Her birth date is April 18, 1971.

NyCPsU
Aug 24th, 2006, 04:07 AM
ok 4 out of the 5 blacks
and 2 out of the 4 asians

are all from ny :rolls:

also i own the same shirt as brad :o :lol:

Rocketta
Aug 24th, 2006, 04:42 AM
The Whites

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Adam Gentry was born in Virginia Beach, Virginia and eventually moved to Fredericksburg, Virginia where he attended Courtland High School and excelled in basketball. He attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia, where he received a degree in marketing. While in college, he was very active in the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.

After college, Gentry moved to Richmond, Virginia, where he worked as a personal trainer for about six months. He then decided to pack up and move to San Diego. He currently sells copiers (his target market is churches). He hopes to move into medical sales.

His hobbies include going out with friends, going to the beach, working out and playing sports.

Gentry appeared on MTV's "The Grind" in 1999. His favorite sport is basketball. He also enjoys swimming.

Gentry currently resides in San Diego. His birth date is August 21, 1978.

Candice <She's awesome, oh and from NC :worship: >

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Candice Woodcock was born and raised in Fayetteville, North Carolina. She graduated from Terry Sanford High School where she was president of her class and captain of the soccer and cross country teams. She received a perfect score on the math portion of her SATs.

Woodcock won full merit scholarships to both the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University. She accepted the Morehead Scholarship to attend UNC-Chapel Hill and eventually received her Bachelor of Science Degree in biology and psychology with a minor in chemistry.

SURVIVOR: AFRICA inspired Woodcock to do service work in Africa. Following her freshman year of college, she spent 10 and a half weeks living in a mud hut with a tribal family in the western highlands of Kenya. She taught primary and secondary school in the village and designed her own service project where she ran a clinic that distributed over 700 pairs of eyeglasses that had been donated by parties in the United States. Inspired by her work in Kenya, Woodcock became the fundraising director and then executive director of Students for Students International, a completely student-run, non-profit organization at UNC-Chapel Hill that gives scholarships to students in Zimbabwe and Tanzania. Woodcock also spent a summer studying health care in Chile and Peru and another summer splitting her time between work at the Cancer Clinic at George Washington University Hospital and La Clinica del Pueblo, a free Latino clinic in Washington, D.C.

After graduation, Woodcock decided to take a year off before continuing her studies. She worked full-time for six months as an Assistant Director of Clinical Trials and as a Director of External Practice Development for an ophthalmology practice, and then part-time for the following six months. She has just begun graduate school at Georgetown University to attain a Master's Degree in physiology and biophysics. She then plans to attend medical school. She hopes to use her medical degree to do service work in developing countries and also in underserved areas of the U.S.

Woodcock enjoys spending time with her family and friends, working out, playing sports, being in the water and playing with her dog, Louis James.

Woodcock currently resides in Washington, D.C. Her birth date is November 12, 1982.

Jessica

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Born and raised on a small ranch in Palo Cedro, California, Jessica Smith graduated from Foothill High School in Redding, California. She moved to Chico, California when she was 18 years old to move to a town that supports the arts.

Smith is a performance artist and designer. As a performance artist, she does various fire-related performances using fire hula hoops, poi, staff and batons…often times on stilts. She has participated in California's Burning Man Festival for the last eight years, as well as continually performing all over the state of California.

Most recently, Smith was a Nor Cal Roller girl who went by the name "Flicka Flame." She was also the team captain of the undefeated Roller Derby Team titled "VooDoo Dolls," where she also designed the uniforms and was the artistic coordinator of the theme (she named the team and created the theatrics). She is also an all-star member of "Hustlers."

Smith was previously employed as a costume shop manager and designer, event promoter and fabric store employee. She describes herself as adventurous, creative, hard-working, self-disciplined and sociable.

Jessica Smith currently resides in Chico, California, with her cat, Alita. Her birth date is January 22, 1979.

Parvati

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Parvati Shallow grew up the eldest of three siblings on a commune in Vero Beach, Florida. She and her family moved to Atlanta when she was 11 years old. Having studied martial arts since her youth, she currently works as a female boxer and cocktail waitress. She previously worked as a model, bartender and in public relations.

Striking out on her own when she was 17 years old, Shallow put herself through college, attending the University of Georgia where she received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in journalism with a minor in French. While in college, she was an active member of the Alpha Omicron Pi sorority.

Shallow enjoys boxing, running, hiking, volleyball, yoga, skiing, softball, dancing and swimming (she was on her high school swim team all four years). She loves the outdoors and gets "super cranky" if she can't play outside in the sun on a daily basis. She is most proud of being a female boxer for Perfect 10 Model Boxing.

Shallow currently resides in West Hollywood, California. Her birth date is September 21, 1982.

Wigglytuff
Aug 24th, 2006, 04:51 AM
The Whites

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Adam Gentry was born in Virginia Beach, Virginia and eventually moved to Fredericksburg, Virginia where he attended Courtland High School and excelled in basketball. He attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia, where he received a degree in marketing. While in college, he was very active in the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.

After college, Gentry moved to Richmond, Virginia, where he worked as a personal trainer for about six months. He then decided to pack up and move to San Diego. He currently sells copiers (his target market is churches). He hopes to move into medical sales.

His hobbies include going out with friends, going to the beach, working out and playing sports.

Gentry appeared on MTV's "The Grind" in 1999. His favorite sport is basketball. He also enjoys swimming.

Gentry currently resides in San Diego. His birth date is August 21, 1978.

thats the white "team" :confused: ??? :lol: :lol: :help: :help: :lol:

Rocketta
Aug 24th, 2006, 04:53 AM
thats the white "team" :confused: ??? :lol: :lol: :help: :help: :lol:

:lol:

I submitted before I finished the post. Now I'm trying to figure out why the other pics aren't showing? :confused:

Rocketta
Aug 24th, 2006, 04:57 AM
ah, fixed now. :D

NyCPsU
Aug 24th, 2006, 05:04 AM
ok so jessica is courtney is disguise? :lol:

Rocketta
Aug 24th, 2006, 05:09 AM
ok so jessica is courtney is disguise? :lol:

Let's hope she's just as crazy too. :lol:

Wigglytuff
Aug 24th, 2006, 05:14 AM
ah, fixed now. :D
jessica, a white person with dreadlocks.... looks to me like someone needs a good beating talking to :o :o :mad: .

Mattographer
Aug 24th, 2006, 05:19 AM
5 blacks, 4 rest of other races? :o All race teams don't even number of genders! :o Especially the Asian team have only one female and 3 men :help:

Mattographer
Aug 24th, 2006, 05:21 AM
ok so jessica is courtney is disguise? :lol:
:haha:

Angie from Palau is the original ;) But she wasn't crazy as Courtney, though :p :lol:

NyCPsU
Aug 24th, 2006, 05:30 AM
:haha:

Angie from Palau is the original ;) But she wasn't crazy as Courtney, though :p :lol:

was she a fire dancer though ;)

i mean two fire dancers in a row, survivor casting what are you doing?? :p

dementieva's fan
Aug 24th, 2006, 05:40 AM
http://wwwimage.cbs.com/primetime/survivor13/images/survivors/299x623_adam.jpg

He is the racist/ redneck dude.



http://wwwimage.cbs.com/primetime/survivor13/images/survivors/299x623_candice.jpg

The nice girl



http://wwwimage.cbs.com/primetime/survivor13/images/survivors/299x623_jessica.jpg

The hippie girl





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The trashy girl from south.

njnetswill
Aug 24th, 2006, 05:42 AM
I'm all for it. The black peeps are going to be the smart, shy ones with level heads and the Asians are gonna get all up in yo face!!!! :tape:

Ok sorry. But really, I don't mind the whole race thing at all. Survivor needs something interesting to spice it up.

dementieva's fan
Aug 24th, 2006, 05:43 AM
All those people who think the season go along without and trouble between races are soooo wrong. CBS would have knowingly picked personalities who would stir up trouble. I'm sure one of the contestant is a closet KKK/Black Panther member :lol:

NyCPsU
Aug 24th, 2006, 05:46 AM
All those people who think the season go along without and trouble between races are soooo wrong. CBS would have knowingly picked personalities who would stir up trouble. I'm sure one of the contestant is a closet KKK/Black Panther member :lol:

oh theres definitely a few who booked their spot in the season when they said something like " I really cant stand being around my own race" during their interview

njnetswill
Aug 24th, 2006, 05:47 AM
All those people who think the season go along without and trouble between races are soooo wrong. CBS would have knowingly picked personalities who would stir up trouble. I'm sure one of the contestant is a closet KKK/Black Panther member :lol:

Or maybe they will turn it into an after-school special and end with a shot of everyone holding hands and singing "We Are The World". :tape:

Mattographer
Aug 24th, 2006, 05:50 AM
was she a fire dancer though ;)

i mean two fire dancers in a row, survivor casting what are you doing?? :p
Oh, a fire dancer? No... :p

Mattographer
Aug 24th, 2006, 05:57 AM
African-Americans
Rebecca, 34
Sekou, 45
Stephannie, 35
Nathan, 26
Sundra, 31
3 women, 2 men, average age: 34.2

Asian-Americans
Anh-Tuan, 42
Becky, 28
Yul, 31
Jenny, 36
Brad, 29
3 men, 2 women, average age: 33.2

Hispanics
Billy, 36
J.P., 30
Christina, 35
Oscar, 25
Cecilia, 29
3men, 2 women, average age: 31

Whites
Adam, 28
Jonathon, 44
Parvati, 23
Jessica, 27
Candice, 23
3 women, 2 men, average age: 29

firehorse
Aug 24th, 2006, 02:31 PM
I am asian/gay..I do not think it is bad idea..no body complained about sexist on last sesasons when they divided by sex or age?? what happen next season it is divided by straight and gay/lesbian??
as long as it is equal...it will be fun..at least this time the show is not dominated by white people...
Also it will be interesing to see what asians are they in this group? I woud like to see what will happen if Korean and japanese are fighting ior arguing for something...

Just take it easy..I do not view it is really racists..

firehorse
Aug 24th, 2006, 02:35 PM
dont you know that 12 out of 20 reside in california?? From California cities, most of them are from Los Angeles...whats a casting!!

Harju.
Aug 24th, 2006, 02:37 PM
I kinda like the concept. And I bet it will only last three episodes the most before they form into 2 teams.

firehorse
Aug 24th, 2006, 02:39 PM
The Asians

Becky

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Born to South Korean immigrants in Flushing, New York, Rebekah "Becky" Lee was raised in the suburbs of Pittsburgh. She attended Thomas Jefferson High School where she played varsity tennis all four years and did international volunteer work in several developing countries.

Lee received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in women's studies from the University of Michigan. While at Michigan, she was an active member of Alpha Kappa Psi and the Women's Boxing team. Lee continued on to receive her Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. While there, she was elected president of the Asian Law Students Association and was involved with Pitt Law Women's Association and Pittsburgh Asian American Young Professional Association.

Interested in the prevention of domestic violence, she has been working on issues concerning domestic violence survivors over the last eight years as a policy associate and attorney. She is also passionate about creating awareness of the specific needs of battered immigrant women, such as language access and cultural competency. She has previously worked as a kickboxing instructor, policy associate and legal intern.

Lee enjoys playing competitive sports, doing hot yoga, traveling to warm climates and going out with her girlfriends. Her favorite sport is football, and she especially loves watching her two favorite teams, the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Michigan Wolverines. She regularly plays flag football and tennis. She is most proud of passing the bar exam. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

Lee currently resides in Washington, D.C. Her birth date is September 11, 1977.


Cao Boi

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Born in Vietnam, Anh-Tuan "Cao Boi" (pronounced Cowboy) Bui was a Vietnam War refugee when he was 11 years old. He eventually moved to the U.S. and attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He previously worked as a photographer, used car salesman, fisherman and farm hand. He currently works as a nail salon manager.

Bui's hobbies include bicycling, hiking, sky diving, photography and meditation. He hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2003 and has biked cross-country. He also enjoys playing classical music on his Martin Backpacker guitar.

Bui is the world-record holder in Marathon Softball where he played for 100 hours while serving in the 82nd Airborne Division of the U.S. Army. He is a member of the Loyal Moose Lodge #1470 in Christiansburg, Virginia, 82nd Airborne Division Association, Boy Scouts of America and Cub Scouts of Vietnam.

Bui is married to Kristol Bond and has two children, Jesse Dakota and Nicholas Roundtree. He has one dog, Charlie Woof, which he brought back from Vietnam when he visited in 2003. He also has two cats, Minki and Pinki. He currently resides in Christiansburg, Virginia. His birth date is April 10, 1964.


Yul

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Yul Kwon was born in Queens, New York to parents who emigrated from South Korea. The family moved to the West Coast when he was six years old and he was raised in Concord, California. He attended high school at Northgate High in Walnut Creek, California, where he played varsity water polo and track and graduated valedictorian.

Kwon then attended Stanford University and obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in symbolic systems (theoretical computer science). While at Stanford, he received the James Lyons Award for Service, attended officer candidates school for the U.S. Marine Corps and graduated Phi Beta Kappa. Kwon went on to receive his Juris Doctor Degree from Yale Law School, where he served on the editorial board of the Yale Law Journal.

Kwon has enjoyed a diverse career straddling both the private and public sectors in law, business and technology. He practiced a mix of litigation, appellate, transactional and regulatory work at several law firms. He also served as a judicial clerk to a federal judge on the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals. Additionally, he worked as a legislative aide to Senator Joseph Lieberman in Washington, D.C., where he helped draft sections of the Homeland Security Bill and other technology-related legislation. Several years ago, Kwon decided to switch careers and become a management consultant at McKinsey. From there, he joined Google's business strategy group and most recently went back into consulting.

Kwon's favorite hobbies include politics, boxing, ultimate fighting and volunteering with kids. He describes himself as idealistic, compassionate and ambitious. He became passionate about creating awareness for more minority bone marrow donors in the U.S. after launching a major search to find a match for his best friend who was diagnosed with leukemia, but ultimately succumbed to the disease.

Kwon is a member of the Washington, D.C. and California State Bar Associations. He is also a member of the Lambda Phi Epsilon fraternity.

Kwon currently resides in San Mateo, California. His birth date is February 14, 1975.

Brad <I think he's part of the Asian contingent? :confused: >

http://wwwimage.cbs.com/primetime/survivor13/images/survivors/299x623_brad.jpg


Brad Virata was raised in the small town of Oak Harbor, Washington, just outside of Seattle. The youngest of five children, he excelled at track, football and volleyball during his teenage years.

Virata received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in international communications from the University of Washington and was an active member of the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity. Shortly after graduation, Virata traveled throughout Europe and Asia working as a model. He then moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in fashion and attended the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. He began working in couture clothing sales and clothing design merchandising for Guess? Men's Division. He spent five years with the company and helped launch the clothing line "Los Angeles Denim Atelier." He currently works as the Director of Men's Merchandising for Lucky Brand Jeans.

Virata is an avid beach volleyball player and surfer. His hobbies include weight training, running, rollerblading, power yoga, beach volleyball and international travel. He is most proud of giving back to his community through work with organizations such as AIDS Project Los Angeles, Project Angel Food, Starlight Foundation and the Big Brothers Program of Los Angeles.

Virata is single and currently resides in Santa Monica, California, with his Boston terrier named Maxx. His birth date is November 23, 1976.



I think I saw Brad before..he is gay..not sure he is out yet..I guess now...he is cute though:bounce:

Oneofakind0490
Aug 24th, 2006, 02:45 PM
dont you know that 12 out of 20 reside in california?? From California cities, most of them are from Los Angeles...whats a casting!!Its 13 but rumors say 85% were recruited which can mean most are models,actors of that sort from CA.

griffin
Aug 24th, 2006, 02:46 PM
The editing should be interesting.

firehorse
Aug 24th, 2006, 02:47 PM
Its 13 but rumors say 85% were recruited which can mean most are models,actors of that sort from CA.

13? wow..I guess when it becomes 2 group..they should rename : California vs the rest of America....

firehorse
Aug 24th, 2006, 02:48 PM
I would like to see next season like: Republican vs Democrat...that will be fun..

samsung101
Aug 24th, 2006, 02:56 PM
So, CBS is promoting racism and racial divide and intolerance
and lack of diversity for ratings.

I get it.

If promoting racial stereotypes, racial fighting, and racial
hatred is for ratings, it's a good thing.

I'm sure they'll talk it all way as getting to know each other,
and it's really eye opening for others to see what other
groups are really like. Sure it is.

They're hoping and praying for some ugliness to come up,
that's what makes reality tv successful.


Perhaps, someone should tell Survivor they've stayed at
the party too long.


Some things should just end.

This show is one of them.

SelesFan70
Aug 24th, 2006, 03:44 PM
I would like to see next season like: Republican vs Democrat...that will be fun..

I know who wouldn't wait around waiting for the government to help them win. :angel:

roarke
Aug 24th, 2006, 03:45 PM
Does that mean we'll get to see more than two non-whites on Survivor @ one time?


For the first show maybe then they will all be kicked off before the second week.

A social experiment to prove the obvious... mmmmmmm...

SelesFan70
Aug 24th, 2006, 03:46 PM
The editing should be interesting.

I'm sure CBS will be "sensitive" in its editing. :)

firehorse
Aug 24th, 2006, 03:47 PM
I know who wouldn't wait around waiting for the government to help them win. :angel:

Can be bigger than racial issues....I like to see the arguments and being watched millions in america....:bounce:

SelesFan70
Aug 24th, 2006, 03:48 PM
I kinda like the concept. And I bet it will only last three episodes the most before they form into 2 teams.

The Whitinos vs. The Blasians :banana:

The Blites vs. The Lasians :bounce:

The Blatinos vs. The Whasians :cool:

SelesFan70
Aug 24th, 2006, 03:49 PM
Can be bigger than racial issues....I like to see the arguments and being watched millions in america....:bounce:

I would volunteer for such a show. :wavey: I'm sure my charming personality would win millions over. :angel:

firehorse
Aug 24th, 2006, 03:56 PM
I would volunteer for such a show. :wavey: I'm sure my charming personality would win millions over. :angel:

I am sure Seles...so which side will you be?

SelesFan70
Aug 24th, 2006, 05:16 PM
I am sure Seles...so which side will you be?

Uhm...I'd switch teams when necessary, but I would insist my pick be taken on the left of the Republican team and on the right of the Democrat team. :p

SelesFan70
Aug 24th, 2006, 05:18 PM
August 24, 2006
Racial ‘Survivor’ to Air Instead of Religious Battle
by Scott Ott

(2006-08-24) — Sources close to the producers of TV’s Survivor said the upcoming ‘Cook Islands‘ contest among racially-segregated teams of Blacks, Whites, Hispanics and Asians will be shown in place of another concept that had to be aborted during early video production.

The unfinished season, dubbed Survivor: Jihad, had pitted religiously-segregated ‘tribes’ of Sunni, Shia, Jews and Christians against each other, but the production ended prematurely with no survivors at all.

By the close of the first episode, only the Muslims remained, according to sources, and they were all eliminated in episode two after what witnesses described as “a bizarre series of coconut martyrdom operations.”

“We felt the outcome really would have damaged the concept of our franchise,” said an unnamed source close to the show. “It’s one of those ripped-from-the-headlines ideas that seemed brilliant during our brainstorming session, but perhaps it was a bit too edgy, or simply a little ahead of its time.”

http://www.scrappleface.com/?p=2312

:haha:

King Aaron
Aug 24th, 2006, 05:28 PM
I'd watch it if they bother showing it here. :shrug:

Knizzle
Aug 24th, 2006, 05:30 PM
since when have things been equal... :sad: you know there are going to give the black people no food, water or fire to start, give the white folks butler service, and then when the black people ask "umm, excuse. whats going on here, this seems like racism" this board is going to light up with "why are these people always using the race card" :help: :help: :lol: :lol: :eek: :eek: :lol:

SelesFan70
Aug 24th, 2006, 05:36 PM
since when have things been equal... :sad: you know there are going to give the black people no food, water or fire to start, give the white folks butler service, and then when the black people ask "umm, excuse. whats going on here, this seems like racism" this board is going to light up with "why are these people always using the race card" :help: :help: :lol: :lol: :eek: :eek:

And you'll be the firstsecondthird fourth to cry foul if the white team wins... :lol:

NyCPsU
Aug 24th, 2006, 07:15 PM
I know who wouldn't wait around waiting for the government to help them win. :angel:

:haha: :yeah:

fufuqifuqishahah
Aug 24th, 2006, 07:51 PM
i think its kind of smart of them... cuz now i kind of actually wanna watch, and i haven't watched it since 1st season, and i only watched like a few episodes then.

i wonder how the asians will do go ashunZ! but i can only see 1 in that picture that is clearly asuhn.

Stamp Paid
Aug 24th, 2006, 08:27 PM
If they can keep the blacks and white apart, everything will be OK.
Too much historical animosity between those two. :o

Rocketta
Aug 25th, 2006, 01:25 PM
Race matters in U.S. "Survivor" series' media blitz

By Claudia ParsonsThu Aug 24, 5:23 PM ET


The "Survivor" television show's latest ploy -- dividing U.S. contestants along ethnic lines -- drew charges of racism on Thursday, but scored a major publicity success weeks before the season's first episode was to air.

Now in its 13th season on CBS, the program featuring contestants stranded in obscure parts of the world chose to tackle the race issue, producers said, after it had been criticized for having too many white contestants.

The U.S. network said on Wednesday contestants "will initially be organized into four tribes divided along ethnic lines -- African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic and White -- before merging in a later episode."

This year's CBS series premieres on September 14 and was shot on the Cook Islands in the South Pacific.

"I think at first glance when you just hear the idea, it could sound like a stunt," Survivor host Jeff Probst said on a CBS morning news show. "But that's not what we're doing here."

"We've always had a low number of minority applicants ... apply to the show. So we set out and said, 'Let's turn this criticism into creative for the show,"' he said, adding that it fit Survivor's mission of being a "social experiment."

Executive producer Mark Burnett told entertainment newspaper Variety the aim was to show that race does not have to be an issue in daily life. "Maybe that taboo could disappear through this," he was quoted as saying.

Advocacy group Hispanics Across America said the new season of "Survivor" was "not reality TV -- it's racist TV."

The group's founder, Fernando Mateo, called the new scheme an "offensive and cheap trick" to boost ratings.

"Moreover, the participants will be held to the daunting and unfair challenge of representing an entire race of people," he said. "What will it mean for a team -- a race -- to fail in a battle of wits and strength against another race?"

Last season the show drew an average of around 17 million viewers a week, down from a peak of some 20 million in earlier seasons, a CBS spokeswoman said.

Washington Post columnist Lisa de Moraes published a piece on Thursday calling the move only the most extreme in a series of ratings stunts over the years.

"But a ratings plunge like the one the show suffered this past spring in its 12th edition -- fumbling nearly one-quarter of its audience compared with just two springs back -- called for something far more incendiary," she wrote.

The show was big news on entertainment blogs and Web sites. One "Survivor" fan site reported betting was already underway with the "White Tribe" favorite to win at odds of 7-3.

Rocketta
Sep 12th, 2006, 12:01 AM
I hope all this hype doesn't turn out to be a dud...I want to see tension. :lol:

can't wait for Thursday! :banana:

Erika_Angel
Sep 12th, 2006, 12:10 AM
i wonder how the asians will do go ashunZ! but i can only see 1 in that picture that is clearly asuhn.

All the people on the asian team are clearly asian.

http://resources.survivorphoenix.com/graphics/albums/S13Tribes/S13_Asian_American_Tribe.jpg

What else would you call them :confused:

Dawn Marie
Sep 12th, 2006, 03:16 AM
Well CBS are behaving like a bunch of iCOWARD diots by not doing the right thing.

They only just have to have diversity evened out when they pick their contestants from the get go. People complained and what did they do?? DIVIDE THE SHOW BY RACE???


Yeah way to go CBS. U cowards.



Now I am excited to see how this all pans out and I will be tuned in. Yet It really is a COP OUT on CBS's part.



Anyway, I like BECKY the asian team member. I like her profile because anyone who fights for women's rights is okay by me. GO BECKY.

GO BLACK TEAM represent. LOL

Although I will root for the individual when it's all said and done.

NyCPsU
Sep 14th, 2006, 05:02 AM
starts tonight

i personally think an asian will win this year, partly because one has never done so
and they seriously will probably win all the puzzle challenges :o

Knizzle
Sep 14th, 2006, 05:04 AM
starts tonight

i personally think an asian will win this year, partly because one has never done so
and they seriously will probably win all the puzzle challenges :o\

so wrong. :o

NyCPsU
Sep 14th, 2006, 05:07 AM
\

so wrong. :o

i was just kidding, kind of ;)
asian people are just really good at like math and stuff, its weird
in my classes i have all asian teachers bc there awesome at it

Rocketta
Sep 14th, 2006, 05:18 AM
starts tonight

i personally think an asian will win this year, partly because one has never done so
and they seriously will probably win all the puzzle challenges :o

Woot!! :banana:

WhatTheDeuce
Sep 14th, 2006, 05:48 AM
Excited. :woohoo:

Meesh
Sep 14th, 2006, 08:26 AM
I haven't decided if I'm going to watch it this season or not. I'm just not feeling the "divide by race" theme. The Office is on at the same time I think so I'll probably start watching that instead of taping it for later.
I've been watching Survivor from the start and come into these threads all the time and I know we always bitch about the one token player of race but this just seems like a publicity stunt.

Rocketta
Sep 14th, 2006, 05:46 PM
Cowardly PC advertisers. :o Just further proves that most people today have no clue what racism truly is anymore.

Procter, others pull 'Survivor' ads
Friday September 8, 2:10 pm ET

This year's theme of the reality show "Survivor" proved too much for Procter & Gamble Co. and several other advertisers.

Advertising Age reported that the consumer products company, along with General Motors (NYSE: GM - News), Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ - News) and Coca-Cola Co., (NYSE: KO - News) have pulled advertising from the popular CBS show, scheduled to premiere Sept. 14.

Procter has pulled its ads from at least the first three episodes, according to Advertising Age.

The show, in its sixth season, has drawn controversy this year because it divides its contestants into four teams based on ethnicity: blacks, Asians, Hispanics and whites. The contestants, stranded on the Cook Islands, compete for a $1 million prize.

Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG - News), headquartered in Cincinnati, develops, manufactures and markets consumer products and pharmaceuticals.

Published September 8, 2006 by the Cincinnati Business Courier

what a bunch of P&*$*( . :eek: :tape:

I mean at least wait until people are actually offended then pull your ads. :lol:

Knizzle
Sep 14th, 2006, 05:50 PM
Geaux black people!!! *dead* :lol:

Rocketta
Sep 14th, 2006, 05:52 PM
I haven't decided if I'm going to watch it this season or not. I'm just not feeling the "divide by race" theme. The Office is on at the same time I think so I'll probably start watching that instead of taping it for later.
I've been watching Survivor from the start and come into these threads all the time and I know we always bitch about the one token player of race but this just seems like a publicity stunt.

it's most definitely a publicity stunt....but I'm looking forward to how much the dynamics change with no clear majority. :D

but it's all up to the show and what they have planned for the contestants....I will be tre disappointed is if the only factor race plays in this season was to get people to watch. :fiery:

WhatTheDeuce
Sep 14th, 2006, 06:15 PM
Geaux black people!!! *dead* :lol:
:haha:

Viva whites! :woohoo: :rolleyes:

Knizzle
Sep 14th, 2006, 06:16 PM
it's most definitely a publicity stunt....but I'm looking forward to how much the dynamics change with no clear majority. :D

but it's all up to the show and what they have planned for the contestants....I will be tre disappointed is if the only factor race plays in this season was to get people to watch. :fiery:Hopefully one group has to choose another group to be put on the chopping block, that'd be fun to see where alliances will lie.

Rocketta
Sep 14th, 2006, 07:14 PM
Hopefully one group has to choose another group to be put on the chopping block, that'd be fun to see where alliances will lie.

yeah that'd be fun. :banana:

Martian KC
Sep 14th, 2006, 09:25 PM
i was just kidding, kind of ;)
asian people are just really good at like math and stuff, its weird
in my classes i have all asian teachers bc there awesome at it

Watch out for Yul!!! Strong, athletic, and intelligent. I think he's a serious threat.

Knizzle
Sep 14th, 2006, 10:41 PM
what time does this come on??

Erika_Angel
Sep 14th, 2006, 10:43 PM
what time does this come on??

8pm et/pt :)

Knizzle
Sep 14th, 2006, 10:49 PM
8pm et/pt :)

Yeah I know YOU'LL be watching, LOL!!

IceHock
Sep 14th, 2006, 10:52 PM
I can't wait for it to start, we'll so how it works with the races.

Erika_Angel
Sep 14th, 2006, 10:53 PM
Yeah I know YOU'LL be watching, LOL!!

:rolleyes: :p

I'm gonna try and watch on that TVU player .... cause I'm not in the USA. Hopefully it works ok .... it seems fine once it gets going.

NyCPsU
Sep 14th, 2006, 11:19 PM
one of the black guys is from staten island so im gonna root for him
other than that i decide who im rooting for after i see them as always, i aint gonna root for a team just because its my race or another :rolleyes:

ampers&
Sep 14th, 2006, 11:21 PM
i aint gonna root for a team just because its my race...
i sure as hell know i will...:tape:

NyCPsU
Sep 14th, 2006, 11:24 PM
i sure as hell know i will...:tape:

i mean i respect racial pride and all and got no problem with it
but like what if my racial group's team just turns out to be a bunch of assholes, i aint gonna root for them then you know just because its the same as i am

IceHock
Sep 14th, 2006, 11:33 PM
i mean i respect racial pride and all and got no problem with it
but like what if my racial group's team just turns out to be a bunch of assholes, i aint gonna root for them then you know just because its the same as i am


Exactly, I can't root for people of my race if their assholes or just act weird.I usually pick different people that I want to win, or seem like nice people.

Erika_Angel
Sep 14th, 2006, 11:35 PM
I agree with the two posters above.

I wouldn't even have a preference for my race (which is not really represented but whatever).

I'll choose my favs based on personalities & no doubt they'll be from a range of tribes.

Erika_Angel
Sep 14th, 2006, 11:37 PM
i aint gonna root for a team just because its my race or another :rolleyes:

But you'll still root for some guy based on the fact he comes from Staten Island ... :tape: :lol:

NyCPsU
Sep 14th, 2006, 11:40 PM
But you'll still root for some guy based on the fact he comes from Staten Island ... :tape: :lol:

well if he turns out to be an asshole, then thats out the door :p
but imo him coming from where i do is a much better reason to root for someone without knowing anything about them than just because of race ;)

dementieva's fan
Sep 14th, 2006, 11:41 PM
I wouldn't even have a preference for my race (which is not really represented but whatever).


What is your race?

The girls in Hispanic tribe are totally hot :hearts:

Rocketta
Sep 14th, 2006, 11:41 PM
i sure as hell know i will...:tape:

Go BLACK! :lol:

SzavayFi
Sep 14th, 2006, 11:41 PM
20 Minutes :speakles:

ampers&
Sep 15th, 2006, 12:03 AM
Go BLACK! :lol:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a220/20010/WTA%20World%20Smilies/thfatty.gif

NyCPsU
Sep 15th, 2006, 12:05 AM
the asian girls are cute :drool:

Wannabeknowitall
Sep 15th, 2006, 12:06 AM
I hope the Asians wins. Five Asians, that's like the most ever seen on network television in one group.

Wannabeknowitall
Sep 15th, 2006, 12:12 AM
i can't believe you guys are picking groups and haven't seen performances or personalities yet. Shame on you;) Just kidding but i have no affinity, 'cause i want to see what these people are like.


I wish people would stop saying that this is a cool social experiment, is it really :shrug:

Umm. It's a way network television can get away with stereotypical stuff being said on TV without having to deal with backlash.

Wannabeknowitall
Sep 15th, 2006, 12:18 AM
Roller Girl is gone already. You can be a spaced out hippie on Survivor as long as you play that role smart.

Cam'ron Giles
Sep 15th, 2006, 12:19 AM
Is it just me or does all the whites and Asians look fit and all but one of the blacks are fat? :tape:

Cam'ron Giles
Sep 15th, 2006, 12:21 AM
I smell conspiracy...with all the fit gorgeous black men I see everyday...they pick these folks? :o

Wannabeknowitall
Sep 15th, 2006, 12:21 AM
Is it just me or does all the whites and Asians look fit and all but one of the blacks are fat? :tape:

That will change. Survivor is also a diet plan. :lol:

Lee-Waters' Boy
Sep 15th, 2006, 12:22 AM
the fat black girls will still be more powerful in competitions than the sorority white girls lol

Cam'ron Giles
Sep 15th, 2006, 12:26 AM
That Asian guy Yuri is :drool:

Cam'ron Giles
Sep 15th, 2006, 12:27 AM
Well, sort of...:unsure:

Wannabeknowitall
Sep 15th, 2006, 12:28 AM
That Asian guy Yuri is :drool:

He is. He should leave the A&F look at home though.
It's Survivor not Project Runway.
I mean Brad is hot. See I'm already getting the Asians all mixed up. :tape:

IceHock
Sep 15th, 2006, 12:28 AM
The old asian guy is very smart.Very wise.

Meesh
Sep 15th, 2006, 12:29 AM
Roller Girl is gone already. You can be a spaced out hippie on Survivor as long as you play that role smart.

Yeah, she is the one that lost the chickens...

I didn't think I would watch this but it's actually turning out pretty good.

SelesFan70
Sep 15th, 2006, 12:29 AM
If somebody was pulling my forehead, I'd forget about my headache, too! :lol:

Meesh
Sep 15th, 2006, 12:30 AM
I knew I recognized that white guy Johnathon:

A native of New York, Jonathan Penner is an actor, having had series regular roles on "Grapevine," "The Naked Truth" and "Rude Awakening." He also made guest-starring appearances in various series including CSI and "The Nanny," both on CBS, as well as "Seinfeld" and "Arrested Development." Additionally, he is a producer/writer/director.


---> So lots of actors.. seems like they didn't get a good mix of USA.. 13 are from California..

SelesFan70
Sep 15th, 2006, 12:35 AM
OMG...get the boat together already! :haha:

ampers&
Sep 15th, 2006, 12:36 AM
black people + water + boat = last place.

roflmfao

Wannabeknowitall
Sep 15th, 2006, 12:37 AM
Yey!!! Go Asians.

Wannabeknowitall
Sep 15th, 2006, 12:38 AM
black people + water + boat = last place.

roflmfao

You forgot heights. :lol:
I guess it is a social experiment.

SelesFan70
Sep 15th, 2006, 12:39 AM
black people + water + boat = last place.

roflmfao

:help:

bw2082
Sep 15th, 2006, 12:39 AM
go asians! :yeah:

Cam'ron Giles
Sep 15th, 2006, 12:40 AM
Black people...:o

IceHock
Sep 15th, 2006, 12:41 AM
Lol,the black guys pick the white guy to go to exile.

Rocketta
Sep 15th, 2006, 12:41 AM
shoot, I can't watch until 10pm. :fiery:

and I tried to hold out reading this thread until I saw the show but I failed but I.Not.Going.To.Read.Anymore. :help:

Wannabeknowitall
Sep 15th, 2006, 12:41 AM
I knew I recognized that white guy Johnathon:

A native of New York, Jonathan Penner is an actor, having had series regular roles on "Grapevine," "The Naked Truth" and "Rude Awakening." He also made guest-starring appearances in various series including CSI and "The Nanny," both on CBS, as well as "Seinfeld" and "Arrested Development." Additionally, he is a producer/writer/director.


---> So lots of actors.. seems like they didn't get a good mix of USA.. 13 are from California..

He's going to be doing some acting now. :lol:
They did the right thing by going with the person that everyone knows probably did something wrong.

SelesFan70
Sep 15th, 2006, 12:43 AM
Lol,the black guys pick the white guy to go to exile.

He did steal some chickens... :tape:

IceHock
Sep 15th, 2006, 12:44 AM
He did steal some chicken... :tape:


psht.....then the girl loses it.They could have had scrambled eggs

SelesFan70
Sep 15th, 2006, 12:45 AM
our history with water and wooden boats is a rough one. :o
maybe the next challenge they'll play basketball or something...


i keed...i keed.

Yes, I know :hug: but still... :o

SelesFan70
Sep 15th, 2006, 12:47 AM
psht.....then the girl loses it.They could have had scrambled eggs

Pfft...scrambled eggs? How about some rotisserie chicken!?!? :devil:

SelesFan70
Sep 15th, 2006, 12:48 AM
were the black women hell bent on showing that the stereotype of black women being strong, loud and in control is wrong:lol:

I dunno, but the fat guy is showing that queens like to be in control... :lol:

Wannabeknowitall
Sep 15th, 2006, 12:49 AM
I dunno, but the fat guy is showing that queens like to be in control... :lol:

You are so wrong but yes, there's a queen among the Hiki Tribe and it isn't one of the women. :tape:

Meesh
Sep 15th, 2006, 12:51 AM
starts tonight

i personally think an asian will win this year, partly because one has never done so and they seriously will probably win all the puzzle challenges :o

:lol:

Cam'ron Giles
Sep 15th, 2006, 12:52 AM
They could have done better at choosing the black people...I think it's by design...:mad:

ampers&
Sep 15th, 2006, 12:53 AM
Rebecca's braids are a hot mess.
and Seko annoys me already.

SelesFan70
Sep 15th, 2006, 12:54 AM
They could have done better at choosing the black people...I think it's by design...:mad:

;)

Wannabeknowitall
Sep 15th, 2006, 12:55 AM
Queen of the Night no more. Bye. :wavey:

SelesFan70
Sep 15th, 2006, 12:56 AM
Queen of the Night no more. Bye. :wavey:

I can't say I blame them... :o

Stamp Paid
Sep 15th, 2006, 12:56 AM
Crabs in a barrel!!!!!!!!!!!

Wannabeknowitall
Sep 15th, 2006, 12:58 AM
I can't say I blame them... :o

Well you won't blame them when they kick the other off. :tape:
Dude was more giddy then the girls when they found out they got fire.
Gurl we got Fiyah. Heyyyy.

SelesFan70
Sep 15th, 2006, 12:59 AM
"My torch may be out, but my flame is still burning" *snap, snap, snap*

:haha:

IceHock
Sep 15th, 2006, 12:59 AM
How does Sekou think he was their leader?He did nothing,he couldn't even start fire.

PatrickRyan
Sep 15th, 2006, 01:01 AM
i just saw the last 5 minutes. How did the latino's do?

ampers&
Sep 15th, 2006, 01:01 AM
No one on the black team looks athletic...
nope.
they'll be gone by mid-season.
unless they decide to desegregate the teams. :lol: :tape:

SelesFan70
Sep 15th, 2006, 01:01 AM
i just saw the last 5 minutes. How did the latino's do?

They came in second among the teams during the competition. They didn't really show that much of them... :wavey:

Wannabeknowitall
Sep 15th, 2006, 01:02 AM
i just saw the last 5 minutes. How did the latino's do?

They're doing great. They have decided the best chance to win Survivor is to stay on the island any way neccessary.
Three kids on the way already. :tape:

SelesFan70
Sep 15th, 2006, 01:03 AM
They're doing great. They have decided the best chance to win Survivor is to stay on the island any way neccessary.
Three kids on the way already. :tape:

:lol: :tape: :o :tape: :devil:

Steam
Sep 15th, 2006, 01:05 AM
Blah. Just watched it out of habit at this point. I'm sure I will get into it a little bit more into once some characters start to develop.

I think the African American team will regret that move come challenge time if there is anything physical. I liked him since he reminded me of Ted from Thailand.

Oneofakind0490
Sep 15th, 2006, 01:05 AM
CBS did there job I think. No one every talks in the survivor thread untill its over and this thing got 3 pages today. I doubt it will last for next week.

Anyway GOOOO ASIANS!!!! I don't like anyone yet as a single person..

Stamp Paid
Sep 15th, 2006, 01:05 AM
Wannabeknowitall, who you rooting for??

PatrickRyan
Sep 15th, 2006, 01:06 AM
They're doing great. They have decided the best chance to win Survivor is to stay on the island any way neccessary.
Three kids on the way already. :tape:
:lol: that's fucked up :p

PatrickRyan
Sep 15th, 2006, 01:08 AM
They came in second among the teams during the competition. They didn't really show that much of them... :wavey:
thanks for the info :)
i hope they show more of them next week

Meesh
Sep 15th, 2006, 01:09 AM
Cowboy (older Asian guy) says he doesn't fit in the Asian community..
but he owns a Nail Salon :lol:

SzavayFi
Sep 15th, 2006, 01:09 AM
Cant believe they voted of Seku. I hate to say it but the Black tribe is toast now I think.

Wannabeknowitall
Sep 15th, 2006, 01:11 AM
Wannabeknowitall, who you rooting for??

The Asians. Plus when's the next time I'll see five Asians together on network television.
I can remember the last time I've seen five Asians together on network television, 1994 Margaret Cho's show All American Girl. :tape:

Meesh
Sep 15th, 2006, 01:11 AM
i just saw the last 5 minutes. How did the latino's do?

They didn't show much, but they seemed to work great. They had a decent shelter and Ozzy climbed up the tree and got them coconuts.

but.. previews next week they talk about throwing the challenge to get rid of Billy... I hate when tribes do that... it will hurt them in the end!!

Ryan
Sep 15th, 2006, 01:12 AM
I thought the show was pretty cool, and hilarious! I love how they don't show the Latinos....at ALL. The crazy Bruce wannabe is funny, and I'm surprised the gay asian dude he yanked at didn't cry. Why do we need another Courtney!?!?! Anyway, the people I like: Yul, Becky, Stephanie, Ozzy, Candice, and I don't remember anyone else.

Meesh
Sep 15th, 2006, 01:13 AM
Cant believe they voted of Seku. I hate to say it but the Black tribe is toast now I think.

Yeah, I think he would help them in challenges.

PatrickRyan
Sep 15th, 2006, 01:14 AM
They didn't show much, but they seemed to work great. They had a decent shelter and Ozzy climbed up the tree and got them coconuts.

but.. previews next week they talk about throwing the challenge to get rid of Billy... I hate when tribes do that... it will hurt them in the end!!
latino's and hard work:yeah: how surprising, but of course theirs always a lazy one :lol:

Dawn Marie
Sep 15th, 2006, 01:27 AM
Wannabeknowitall, who you rooting for??

Oh hell no!!! HAHAHAHAAAAHAHAH.

Dawn Marie
Sep 15th, 2006, 01:28 AM
latino's and hard work:yeah: how surprising, but of course theirs always a lazy one :lol:

Oh come on I know many Latino's who work their asses off.

Anyway I like the older Asian dude. Coi Boi I think he is wise and the younger kids can learn from him.

Dawn Marie
Sep 15th, 2006, 01:31 AM
They could have done better at choosing the black people...I think it's by design...:mad:

I know. I see no athletic men in the group but ONE.. FUCKIN ONE!!. It's is by design. Only two black men on the show and now one of them is gone. LMAO!

iPatty
Sep 15th, 2006, 01:35 AM
ajmo asian people. :cool:

coi boi is hilarious. he'll be the sole reason i watch the social experiment show.

Scotso
Sep 15th, 2006, 03:02 AM
I know. I see no athletic men in the group but ONE.. FUCKIN ONE!!. It's is by design. Only two black men on the show and now one of them is gone. LMAO!

IT'S A CONSPIRACY! :rolleyes:

Scotso
Sep 15th, 2006, 03:03 AM
I think Ozzy is @$^%ing hot. He's my favorite thus far. I like the Asian and Hispanic teams the most right now.

I'm glad they sent that jerk to Exile, he comes off as a real ass. Although, I thought they were done with Exile Island :rolleyes:

Rocketta
Sep 15th, 2006, 03:42 AM
Yeah I'm going to have to agree with Cam, not a muscle to be seen on the AA team. :help:

Although, I would've voted Seku off as well because he was one of the people who talks about what he can do but never actually gets around to doing it like fire. :lol:

It was funny when he was trying to convince stephanie and kept bringing up fire and Stephanie had to point out they still didn't have fire. :lol:

and I don't know how much help Seku was going to be in the Challenges, he was older and not in good shape. He got tired when he was trying to make fire and talks about him Needing a break. :help:

and the guys wrote their fate on the wall when they stepped out and didn't even ask the women who to send to exile....yeah they didn't say anything but you could see on their faces payback was going to be a :o

Rocketta
Sep 15th, 2006, 03:45 AM
IT'S A CONSPIRACY! :rolleyes:

I don't know about conspiracy but it's certainly not fair to have one team filled with older athletic people while the other teams at the worst are mixed with athletic and non-athletic.

jbeacinu
Sep 15th, 2006, 03:51 AM
This isn't meant to be racist but the black's couldn't work together..

Rocketta
Sep 15th, 2006, 03:52 AM
This isn't meant to be racist but the black's couldn't work together..

yeah and go figure the caucasians still barely beat them. :tape:

Wannabeknowitall
Sep 15th, 2006, 04:16 AM
I don't know about conspiracy but it's certainly not fair to have one team filled with older athletic people while the other teams at the worst are mixed with athletic and non-athletic.

Average age of Asian-American tribe=33
Average age of African-American tribe=34

If anything it could just show what slim-pickings it is in the African-American community when it comes to extremely fit older athletes outside of the sports realm.

Scotso
Sep 15th, 2006, 04:26 AM
It wasn't lack of muscle that made them unable to get that boat together. :shrug:

Martian KC
Sep 15th, 2006, 12:54 PM
It's abit unfair of how they chose the black team. I mean if they have only 2 males, at least have both of them be athletic/or young at least. The Hispanic team had an overweight guy, but they also had 2 other fit guys. The Asian team had an older gentleman, but also had 2 other fit men. I dunno. Whatever.

I am loving the Asian team as I expected! Jenny and Becky are the cutest girls ever on Survivor. And Yul is awesome. I'm a bit annoyed by Cao Boi already. Must be from the aftermath of Bruce. But I do feel sorry for him. Not only is there a generation gap, but it seems a cultural lifestyle difference between him and the other 4 Asians. There's no doubt he'll be voted out first if the Asians lose.

Ryan
Sep 15th, 2006, 12:59 PM
It's not that much of a disadvantage, is it? The Asian/Latino teams have 3 guys and 2 girls. The white/black teams have 2 guys and 3 girls. It seems like it's a little unfair, but the 3 African American women are in good shape (it's not like they're all Cirie's), and the 3 caucasian girls are fairly fit too. I don't see these tribes lasting much longer anyway - does anyone else think there will be a double vote off at some point? You have 20 people, but only 39 days, like usual. They have to boot off 2 people at some point.

NyCPsU
Sep 15th, 2006, 01:23 PM
from the little we saw im rooting for becky and jenny because their cute as hell, especially becky
i liked the brunette girl on the white team, but not the rocker chic, the other one
ozzy seemed like a cool guy so i guess im rooting for him

good premiere i guess, im interested at least :shrug:

Rocketta
Sep 15th, 2006, 01:36 PM
"Survivor" maven's big racial experiment a bust

By Barry GarronFri Sep 15, 1:10 AM ET


Through its first 12 seasons, "Survivor" had an admittedly imperfect record when it came to diversity.

This time, with "Survivor: Cook Island," producer Mark Burnett went all out to recruit a cast with equal numbers of whites, blacks, Latinos and Asian-Americans. And then what did he do with this perfectly inclusive group? Why, segregate them, of course.

In a conference call with reporters last week, host Jeff Probst said the idea was to add a new element to the competition: ethnic pride. This, however, is a two-edged machete because the line between ethnic pride and ethnic superiority is blurry and shifts according to individual perception.

As such, it would seem the show can't win for losing. If the teams make too much of their ethnicities, some viewers may perceive it as a cloaked message of arrogance. If the teams make too little of the differences, then Burnett's great experiment is meaningless.

At the outset, most players made feeble comments about the ethnic divisions. Some registered pride; others didn't care. Not that any of this is truly indicative of how they felt. The show always has been so slickly produced and edited that, in the end, what comes out of the players' mouths is mostly what the producers want viewers to hear. If you think, for even a nanosecond, that someone might say, "We're going to show those (insert your favorite racial epithet)!" and it would get on the air, I've got some fabulous UPN stock to offer you.

After the initial obligatory but inconsequential comments about race made by players who probably would have put on war paint and danced the hula for a spot on the show, "Survivor" returned to its regular pattern of showing various team members hitting it off with others, or not. Then came the challenge, a combined immunity/reward gala.

Finally, we got to see which ethnic group is better, er, excuse me, cooperates more fully in the interest of shared pride. In this contest, the team that finished last was sent to Tribal Council to purge one of its members. The loser was Hiki, the African-American tribe.

What are we to make of this? Are we to conclude the Hikis had less pride? From the highly edited clips, the Hiki-ites spoke of ethnic pride more often than any of the others. Are we to think that African-Americans "lack some of the necessities" to win? That's as dumb a statement today as when Al Campanis of the Dodgers got fired for making it on "Nightline" 19 years ago.

The conclusion is that there really is no conclusion to be drawn. Burnett's great Social Experiment was, in reality, a Media Experiment, and a somewhat cynical one at that. In the end, he wasn't looking for results on Cook Island, not unless there are People Meters there.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

Rocketta
Sep 15th, 2006, 01:37 PM
I think that author needs to step back and realize that he's talking about a reality show on television which would mean it was always going to be about entertainment and not a documentary. :shrug:

Rocketta
Sep 15th, 2006, 02:26 PM
But that's the thing, i think the creator and his croonies have 'sold' it like some great social experiment (and people have been eating it up :rolleyes: ) and all it really is, like the author said is a Media experiment. The ratings have been going down, and he had to come up with a different, more controversial twist. I mean any intelligent person knows that for more racial diversity, all they had to do was cast these same people in one tribe- now that actually would be more meaningful and more of what he is calling a social experiment because you would have the opportunity to see if people chose to segregate by race, and how it would have affected the tribe, competition etc. Instead what you get is that people within tribes are/will be just like past shows- segregate by gender, age etc. You're gonna have your floater, your leader, your lazy one, and on and on. whatever.

Has it really been 12 seasons. damn.

I don't know maybe they wanted the tribes to bond along racial lines first and then stick them all together to see what happens? :D

firehorse
Sep 15th, 2006, 03:22 PM
I am asian..I saw it last nite..it is not that bad at all....I am glad that Asian wins..but I do not know how long they will keep them...they have some conflict already in asian group...older guy with the rest....as I mentioned before....grouping a race together doe snot mean they will get along...can be worse...

No Name Face
Sep 15th, 2006, 08:40 PM
there is no way survivor has been on for 12 seasons...has it really been 12 years. that would make me 8 when it premiered. no way.

anyway, love the asian team. the hispanics look white to me... *shrug*
i found myself rooting for the black team, but yeah...they lost. :sad:
i hope they can get their shit together...i don't really like them as individuals yet, except for stephannie.

it sorta annoys me because i know this is a social experiment and all, but you can't divide people by race and expect them to get along because they're all of the same race.

NyCPsU
Sep 15th, 2006, 08:44 PM
there is no way survivor has been on for 12 seasons...has it really been 12 years. that would make me 8 when it premiered. no way.

anyway, love the asian team. the hispanics look white to me... *shrug*
i found myself rooting for the black team, but yeah...they lost. :sad:
i hope they can get their shit together...i don't really like them as individuals yet, except for stephannie.

it sorta annoys me because i know this is a social experiment and all, but you can't divide people by race and expect them to get along because they're all of the same race.

they have done 2 seasons per year for a most of the seasons though, you were probably older then
i was in 7th grade i think when survivor started, which would be 6-7 years ago

Erika_Angel
Sep 15th, 2006, 08:45 PM
there is no way survivor has been on for 12 seasons...has it really been 12 years. that would make me 8 when it premiered. no way.

They have 2 shows per year .... started in 2000, this is season 13.

Season 1: 2000
Season 2: 2001
Season 3: 2001
Season 4: 2002
Season 5: 2002
Season 6: 2003
Season 7: 2003
Season 8: 2004
Season 9: 2004
Season 10: 2005
Season 11: 2005
Season 12: 2006
Season 13: 2006

:)

griffin
Sep 15th, 2006, 09:13 PM
Instead what you get is that people within tribes are/will be just like past shows- segregate by gender, age etc. You're gonna have your floater, your leader, your lazy one, and on and on. whatever.


I actually liked that they wound up with the tribes doing the same-old, same-old regardless of which ethnic group was involved. Whether or not that was the producers' intent.

As much as I do see this as an excercize in shark-jumping, there may be something to be said for the fact that they a) finally have a racially diverse cast b) have an initial set-up that in some ways actually removes race as an issue in the way alliances are forming.

Scotso
Sep 15th, 2006, 10:06 PM
It's not shark-jumping... Survivor may not enjoy the ratings it once did, but it has a very strong core audience that will watch it for years to come.

I think it's sad people are so caught up in this as some sort of social exercise. It's a game... and we watch for entertainment. The people decrying how unrepresentative and unfair it is are likely more racist than the ones just watching it to be entertained. Are we so horrible a society that we have to be PC 100% of the time or risk offending everyone?

Just watch it. :shrug:

Dawn Marie
Sep 15th, 2006, 10:43 PM
Well one thing that I saw from the AA team is that they seem alot more unified as a WHOLE group. I just don't see any of them throwing a challenge to boot off a team mate. I like the Asian team but for some reason I think the 2nd generation Asians will become stuck up. Back to the AA team. Seko was a fat butt. He held them down when they were on the boat. U know. They did come back in the end and didn't give up. They gained and the white team lost momentum. Could this be a future indication of what is to come?

The white team will have some arguing imho. Roller girl or Flicka is a goner. By bye. I was laughing my ass off. Leave it to a white chic to lose the hard earned food. LMAO. Never fails. (ok ok I know each race has their own ditsey idiot) but you had to laugh at the timing of it all. LMAO.

Asian team seems small and fit but I am afraid for Cai Boi. I think the Asians are full of kids who'll turn their nose at what he has to offer. I actually think he is the strongest player on all teams. At least top 3. He knows how to fish and live off the land. A huge bonus.

Latino team. Well I pick them to go far. They are RESLIANT and firey. I bet right here and now that a Latina or Latino will win the entire shabang. U heard it here folks. They look like they want it and they come off as a pretty unified team.

Well I think CBS are a bunch of asshole cowards who only had show diveristy from the onset. We won't learn anything from this crap. At the end of it all we'll see backstabbing and fighting.


U know actually the more I see the show the more I want the entire cast to be one whole team. I'm more curious to see how the DIVERSE PEOPLE react and act toward each other as individuals.


In other words all this did to me personally was feel the need to see them all UNIFIED PRONTO!!!. This is what I want to see. How they ALL bond toward each other as a whole and not how they act seperately in their ethnic groups.

Meteor Shower
Sep 16th, 2006, 09:37 AM
Cool website. They have a full episode, only people from U.S.A can watch it though.
But I can watch the tribal council and the challenges so I think I'll follow it online because it will take years until it gets to Israel (its season 6 now :help: )

harloo
Sep 16th, 2006, 03:47 PM
It's not shark-jumping... Survivor may not enjoy the ratings it once did, but it has a very strong core audience that will watch it for years to come.

I think it's sad people are so caught up in this as some sort of social exercise. It's a game... and we watch for entertainment. The people decrying how unrepresentative and unfair it is are likely more racist than the ones just watching it to be entertained. Are we so horrible a society that we have to be PC 100% of the time or risk offending everyone?

Just watch it. :shrug:

Personally, I think it's jumping the shark in the case of where the Survior series is concerned. The show has always provided some interesting and controversial moments but I never thought I would see the day where the producers would divide tribes by race. I really don't think a reality show can represent any culture accurately so I see it as pure entertainment.

While I am not offended in the least bit personally I can see how others could have an issue with the show. When you add the race factor to anything people get all bent out of shape and that's universally. We'll have to see how all the drama plays out because someone is going to make a comment that pisses the public off.:D

WhatTheDeuce
Sep 17th, 2006, 12:23 AM
It's not shark-jumping... Survivor may not enjoy the ratings it once did, but it has a very strong core audience that will watch it for years to come.

I think it's sad people are so caught up in this as some sort of social exercise. It's a game... and we watch for entertainment. The people decrying how unrepresentative and unfair it is are likely more racist than the ones just watching it to be entertained. Are we so horrible a society that we have to be PC 100% of the time or risk offending everyone?

Just watch it. :shrug:
Very well said.

Sally Struthers
Sep 22nd, 2006, 12:32 AM
are they insane?! why on earth would they throw the competion to vote off fat ass Billy? They should keep as many people together till they do lose and then vote his fat ass off! :shrug:

SelesFan70
Sep 22nd, 2006, 12:39 AM
are they insane?! why on earth would they throw the competion to vote off fat ass Billy? They should keep as many people together till they do lose and then vote his fat ass off! :shrug:

:tape: The fat guy was voted off last week, too...althought the fat hispanic dude isn't gone officialy as I write this.

Ryan
Sep 22nd, 2006, 12:40 AM
are they insane?! why on earth would they throw the competion to vote off fat ass Billy? They should keep as many people together till they do lose and then vote his fat ass off! :shrug:



I know! Why not keep the weak link around until you actually lose when you're trying, so you have an insurance person. I thought it was funny how pumped Hiki was when they won, just from the edited version we get, it was obvious to see the Hispanic group threw it, but kudos for them not getting nervous and pulling it out.

SelesFan70
Sep 22nd, 2006, 12:42 AM
I would do very well on this show! I would insist that Sally be on my team in the WTAWorld.com version. :D

SelesFan70
Sep 22nd, 2006, 12:45 AM
Damn that Asian guy has a great body.. :worship:

Oneofakind0490
Sep 22nd, 2006, 12:50 AM
Ugh I hate JP and Ozzy. You stupid pieces of shit make this game shameful.

IceHock
Sep 22nd, 2006, 12:51 AM
What a waste of an episode, throw the challenge.Someone else better get voted off to redeem this episode.That's fricken disgraceful.

Sally Struthers
Sep 22nd, 2006, 12:53 AM
ok perhaps Billy is the insane one :o

Oneofakind0490
Sep 22nd, 2006, 12:53 AM
What the hell was the Candace-Billy thing? I missed it.

SelesFan70
Sep 22nd, 2006, 12:55 AM
Billy! You dumb ass! You might have had a chance except for that BS about love at first sight! :rolleyes:

IceHock
Sep 22nd, 2006, 12:55 AM
lol, I laughed so hard at that.The only good thing about the challenge was Candace said I love you to me.He actually thinks she loves him, but anyways I still feel sorry for him.....although he's a little weird I must say.

SelesFan70
Sep 22nd, 2006, 12:56 AM
lol, I laughed so hard at that.The only good thing about the challenge was Candace said I love you to me.He actually thinks she loves him, but anyways I still feel sorry for him.....although he's a little weird I must say.

He's > a "little weird"! :help:

NyCPsU
Sep 22nd, 2006, 01:00 AM
:haha: i was laughin so hard with the love speal :haha:

SelesFan70
Sep 22nd, 2006, 01:00 AM
Wow..a 4-1 vote. The police woman must've changed her mind after that ridiculous attempt to cover his ass with that love at first sight...

WhatTheDeuce
Sep 22nd, 2006, 01:07 AM
Is that dude who was feuding with Billy gay? He's pretty hot. :drool:

Anyway, pretty good show overall. Should get interesting. Cant decalre my faves just yet, tho the police woman seems cool.

Dawn Marie
Sep 22nd, 2006, 01:26 AM
OMG Billy is a nut. Although he is cute. If he lost his weight he would be fine. Yet I don't like the I like METAL so I can't identify with my own hispanic race speech. Get that shit outta here. Omg and then he says he fell in Love at first sight. He is a messed up dude. LMAO!

Latina/Latino team are idiots now. Why throw a challenge? Dumb fools.

Well the AA team has alot of confidence now. Whooooo Hoooooooo! They are unified. Man I like the Asian team. They all balance out well. They are really showing how tough Asians are to the American world.

Anyway my favorite is still cai boi. I love hippies.:-)

Scotso
Sep 22nd, 2006, 03:06 AM
OMG Billy is a nut. Although he is cute.

I always thought you were a little strange, but now I know you're completely insane.

NyCPsU
Sep 22nd, 2006, 03:07 AM
I always thought you were a little strange, but now I know you're completely insane.

:haha:

Scotso
Sep 22nd, 2006, 03:08 AM
Ugh I hate JP and Ozzy. You stupid pieces of shit make this game shameful.

I love them. At first I questioned their actions... because just trying to keep him around would help with the numbers... but after the Tribal Council :tape: I'm glad they got rid of him. I'd be afraid he'd slit my throat. What a loser/wacko.

So far I don't know enough about people to like them based on personality... so I'm cheering for the two latino guys left, and for the two young Asian guys. They're all hot.

I do know enough about the two white guys to hate them though. :mad:

Rocketta
Sep 22nd, 2006, 03:22 AM
I can't believe the black people barely beat the team who was totally tanking....:help:

and then they act like they won instead of limped in third but maybe they have some momentum now. But why didn't they get two people up the poles like the other two teams. :confused:

Rocketta
Sep 22nd, 2006, 03:24 AM
omg, I looked up to see which one was Candice thinking it was the hippie chick but it was the one from NC who did a lot of charity work. :lol: No way in hell. :lol:

Rocketta
Sep 22nd, 2006, 03:25 AM
oh and the way they threw the challange was disgraceful...really from JP saying he's the one to stay out, to Ozzy rocking the rope trying to make them fall. I hope that Karma comes back and bites them both in the ass. :rolleyes:

WhatTheDeuce
Sep 22nd, 2006, 03:44 AM
So is the guy who was feuding with Billy gay? He makes my gaydar go nuts. What's his name again?

Scotso
Sep 22nd, 2006, 04:51 AM
JP.

I don't know if he's gay or not. :shrug: But I definitely think he and Ozzy should get it on for us.

WhatTheDeuce
Sep 22nd, 2006, 05:03 AM
JP.

I don't know if he's gay or not. :shrug: But I definitely think he and Ozzy should get it on for us.
That would be really hot. :p

I dont know, I think he is. Every time I hear him speak that's all I can think of. Me likes him. :inlove:

Oneofakind0490
Sep 22nd, 2006, 10:16 AM
JP and Yul are gay IMO.

Rocketta
Sep 22nd, 2006, 11:39 AM
I forgot to post. The Asian team are excellent players but they are kind of uptight. :lol:

Ryan
Sep 22nd, 2006, 12:21 PM
JP and Yul are gay IMO.


I think you mean Brad? The big, gay Asian. My favorites so far are: Ozzy (he's a tool, but at least he knows how to fucking camp and do outdoor shit!), Candace (mmmm, sexy), Becky (ditto Candace, plus she seems nice), Yul (possibly one of the only normal people out there, + he's smart enoguh to find the Idol), and Stephanie (I felt bad last week when she was on the "outside", and she seems nice).

Cat's Pajamas
Sep 22nd, 2006, 12:24 PM
The Asians will win :shrug:

They are by far the smartest and they are all in good shape for the most part. And then you've got Cao Boi to help fix your headaches :tape:

I think the black people were a bit to happy about barely beating the Hispanics who were trying to lose :tape: But I like everyone on their team so I hope the get some momentum :yeah:

The Whites are doing ok, they're not very unified like the other culture groups and they're lazy, waht a surprise :tape: