Sadly, there will be no threepeat for the Canadian fans of Survivor. This season’s crop doesn’t have a single Canadian player but what it does have though is a U.S Paralympian, a pet cremator and a dude who sells elevators.
The 43rd season of Survivor will start with a two-hour premiere, Wednesday, Sept. 21 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on Global TV.
Here are the Survivor 42 castaways:
Favorite hobbies: Traveling, biking, cooking
3 words to describe you: Joyful, hardworking, trustworthy
Pet peeve(s): Mediocrity, laziness
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? My family! My husband and I have made it through some rough times and have three amazing children.
What is something we would never know from looking at you? How tough, resilient, and determined I can be.
Who is your hero and why? My dad. He has accomplished so much. He overcame so many obstacles from childhood through his adult years and not only thrived, but brought so many others along with him, to ensure he ended the cycle of poverty that would’ve plagued the extended family otherwise.
Which past Survivor will you play the game most like? Cirie, because I love to connect and do so easily. I will play hard without seeming to on the surface.
Why do you believe you can be the Sole Survivor? I believe that I can accomplish anything I set my mind to. I can influence others to make decisions, and they’ll think it was their idea the whole time. I am resilient, too; it is not about how many times I fall, but that I get up one more time. I believe that anything worth doing is worth doing well, so I give 100% always.
Favorite hobbies: Camping, hunting, fishing, skiing
3 words to describe you: Intense, energetic, fun
Pet peeve(s): Unfairness and men in skinny jeans!
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? My family. It has not been easy. Life is busy; life is hard. But through hard work, dedication and love, we have stayed together, overcome obstacles and are strong!
What is something we would never know from looking at you? As social as I am, I enjoy time alone. I am also more sensitive than most think.
Who is your hero and why? My father. He’s always there for us. He was also a Green Beret and is a patriot.
Which past Survivor will you play the game most like? If I can only pick one, then I’d say Sandra. She was always in the right place at the right time. She had phenomenal strategies and game play.
Why do you believe you can be the Sole Survivor? Yes!!
Favorite hobbies: Curating events, finding the best cocktails in the city, reading/writing
3 words to describe you: Confident, casual, self-aware
Pet peeve(s): Really bad customer service. Pushy sales people.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Winning the United States Chess Open (largest chess tournament in the USA) for my rating bracket when I was 12. You are playing against grown people, and I won $1,200. That was like $100,000 to me at the time! It gave me the confidence that I could do almost anything.
What is something we would never know from looking at you? I grew up in the church. I was an usher and sang in the choir from age 6 to 17. My dad was a deacon and my mom was a deaconess. I have a deep faith but it is my own faith. I don’t talk about it a lot but I am a big believer.
Who is your hero and why? My mom. She overcame a lot to raise me and give me the foundation to be the person that I am today. She made sure I was raised in a safe house, made sure I went to church to develop a moral compass, took me to black history workshops as a child so I had a sense of self worth. She made sure I got into the best public school in the city, then made sure I could travel the country as a middle schooler playing chess. She passed away five years ago, and as I grow older, I grow to admire her more each day.
Which past Survivor will you play the game most like? Sandra’s “anyone but me” will always be my strategy, as long as I see a path to the end and I am with people, or have people, in which I trust. If I don’t have that, I will be an agent of chaos Russell with charm. I am playing to win and not for 7th place.
Why do you believe you can be the Sole Survivor? I thrive, and find a certain comfort, in chaos. Managing events at a club on a Friday night anything can happen, but whatever issues pop up you have to handle. That takes interpersonal skills if it is dealing with people, and it takes general problem-solving skills when dealing with a venue, and you still have to make sure everyone at your party has a great time.