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Who's Who in the zoo on Survivor 29: San Juan Del Sur

Written by Tashi from the blog Tashi's TV on 04 Apr 2017
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Updated on 12 April 2017

Hi fellow Survivor lovers... I'm sure you're as shocked as me that it actually started on SABC3 on Tuesday after last week's volanic fiasco.

I thought I'd reload this article for you to pour over the 18 castaways now that we've met them...

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So!... Survivor has mircaculously surivived yet another of the endless channel reshuffles on SABC3 and will be on Tuesdays now.

Season 29: San Juan Del Sur premieres tonight (4 April) at 19h30 and sees the return of Blood vs. Water a.k.a. it's another battle between families, BFFs and lovers.

It's set in San Juan Del Sur, in the Pacific Ocean near South America, and has one notable difference to the last Blood vs. Water set-up in Season 27: there aren't former Survivors amongst them.

To get into the swing of the occasion, here's a close-up on the 18 potential problems we're gonna meet...

FATHER AND DAUGHTER

Dale and Kelley



Name: Dale Wentworth (55)
Relationship to Significant Castaway: Kelley’s father
Current Residence: Ephrata, Wash.
Occupation: Farmer
Personal Claim to Fame: Watching my kids grow to be responsible adults. After that, being a self-employed farmer all my life and being able to support my family while doing it.
Hobbies: Snow skiing, cycling and camping.
Pet Peeves: People who never return phone calls.
3 Words to Describe You: Active, outgoing and adventurous.
If You Could Have 3 Things on The Island What Would They Be and Why? 1) A map to explore and then mark where I’ve been 2) A book that explains what I can or cannot eat 3) Toilet paper

Name: Kelley Wentworth (28)
Relationship to Significant Castaway: Dale’s daughter
Current Residence: Seattle, Wash.
Occupation: Marketing Manager
Personal Claim to Fame: Moving out of a small town with very little opportunity of “making it” on my own. I’ve never asked for money or help and moved my way up to the position I’m in now. I’ll never stop trying!
Hobbies: Soccer, jigsaw puzzles and kicking everyone’s butt at Scrabble (or any other board game for that matter).
Pet Peeves: Lazy people, overconfidence, not sticking to your word, bad drivers and angry people (get over it already!)
3 Words to Describe You: Competitive, reliable and stubborn.
If You Could Have 3 Things on The Island What Would They Be and Why? 1) A book because I would want something to do in my free time 2) Picture of my mom because she’s my best friend 3) A journal so I could write down my experiences

SIBLINGS

Drew and Alec



Name: Drew Christy (25)
Relationship to Significant Castaway: Alec’s brother
Current Residence: Winter Park, Fla.
Occupation: Traveling Sales Representative in the family business.
Personal Claim to Fame: I seem to pull off the unthinkable with ease. People will ask me…How did you do that?
Hobbies: Traveling, modeling, booze cruising, playing sports and partying.
3 Words to Describe You: Adventurous, spontaneous and goofball.
If You Could Have 3 Things on The Island What Would They Be? 1) Survival knife 2) Butane lighter 3) Jam Box

Name: Alec Christy (22)
Relationship to Significant Castaway: Drew’s brother
Current Residence: Winter Park, Fla.
Occupation: Student at Florida Gulf Coast University
Personal Claim to Fame: Going to college and excelling in school and sports. I was very mediocre in high school as far as my performance in the classroom.
Hobbies: Fishing, lacrosse and surfing.
Pet Peeves: People who say they don’t like something they’ve never tried.
3 Words to Describe You: Athletic, outgoing and charismatic.
If You Could Have 3 Things on The Island What Would They Be? 1) My watch 2) Lacrosse stick 3) Playboy magazine

MARRIED COUPLE

Jeremy and Val



Name: Jeremy Collins (36)
Relationship to Significant Castaway: Val’s husband
Current Residence: Foxboro, Mass.
Occupation: Cambridge Firefighter
Personal Claim to Fame: I am proud of making it to the professional indoor football league without playing college football.
Hobbies: Basketball, working out, fantasy football and coaching my daughters.
Pet Peeves: One-uppers and know-it-alls.
3 Words to Describe You: Athletic, straight forward and smiley.
If You Could Have 3 Things on The Island What Would They Be? 1) Bracelet from my daughters 2) Pictures of my daughters 3) Picture of my mother

Name: Val Collins (35)
Relationship to Significant Castaway: Jeremy’s wife
Current Residence: Foxboro, Mass. Occupation: Foxboro Police Officer
Personal Claim to Fame: My family.
Hobbies: Sports, running, Crossfit and reading.
Pet Peeves: Liars.
3 Words to Describe You: Competitive, loving and loyal.
If You Could Have 3 Things on The Island What Would They Be and Why? 1) Picture of my daughters Jordyn & Camryn to inspire me 2) A lokai bracelet with mud from the Dead Sea to remind me to be hopeful at my lowest point and water from Mt. Everest to remind me to stay hopeful at my highest point. 3) Matching bracelet I share with my kids to feel connected to them

DATING COUPLE

John and Julie



Name: John Rocker (39)
Relationship to Significant Castaway: Julie’s boyfriend
Current Residence: Atlanta, Ga.
Occupation: Former Major League Baseball Player
Hobbies: Hunting, fishing and golfing.
Pet Peeves: Rude, lazy, selfish people and traffic.
3 Words to Describe You: Intense, self-motivating and responsible.
If You Could Have 3 Things on The Island What Would They Be? 1) Vodka 2) Toothbrush 3) Razor

Name: Julie McGee (34)
Relationship to Significant Castaway: John’s girlfriend
Current Residence: Atlanta, Ga.
Occupation: Model/Owner of Spray Tan Business
Personal Claim to Fame: Creating my company True Glow Spray Tan.
Hobbies: Trips to Vineyards with my closest girlfriends, inventing product ideas, cooking and working out.
Pet Peeves: People that take life too serious, road rage, arrogance and super demanding people.
3 Words to Describe You: Loyal, determined and positive.
If You Could Have 3 Things on The Island What Would They Be? 1) Sunblock 2) Toothbrush 3) Radio

DATING COUPLE #2

Josh and Reed



Name: Josh Canfield (32)
Relationship to Significant Castaway: Reed’s boyfriend
Current Residence: New York, N.Y.
Occupation: Singer, Actor, Writer
Personal Claim to Fame: Writing and directing my first musical in London and being the first person in my family with a Master’s degree.
Hobbies: Writing songs, going to the gym, Settlers of Catan, movies and going to the dog park with our dog.
Pet Peeves: Idiots, loud Americans in foreign countries, most audition waiting rooms, people who will only see one side of an argument and many more.
3 Words to Describe You: Confident, energetic and compassionate.
If You Could Have 3 Things on The Island What Would They Be and Why? 1) Bible – the Scripture would help in dealing with difficult circumstances 2) Piano – so that I could write songs and sing. 3) iPod – life without music is just depressing

Name: Reed Kelly (31)
Relationship to Significant Castaway: Josh’s boyfriend
Current Residence: New York, N.Y.
Occupation: Broadway Performer/Model/Aerialist
Personal Claim to Fame: Having raised over $130,000 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS to date via my personal fundraising group Team Yellow Bucket. I also cook a really great steak and I am an experienced hugger.
Hobbies: Working out, walks with my pup, watching documentaries, Survivor, google-journeys, eating good food and Earth/cosmic science.
Pet Peeves: Slow walkers on the sidewalks of NYC, exceedingly slow baristas and lazy individuals who don’t utilize the gifts/opportunities they have been given.
3 Words to Describe You: Perfectionist, outgoing, overachiever.
If You Could Have 3 Things on The Island What Would They Be and Why? 1) My Bible – because man cannot live by bread (or rice) alone. 2) My pillow – because it would be a super comfy piece of home and I perform better well rested. 3) A mirror – because sometimes as a dancer you have to be able to look at yourself in the eye and say “pull up and push through! You’re not actually that hungry.” I think this would work well for me as a Survivor castaway too.

DATING COUPLE #3

Jon and Jacyln



Name: Jon Misch (26)
Relationship to Significant Castaway: Jaclyn’s boyfriend
Current Residence: Waterford, Mich.
Occupation: Financial assistant
Personal Claim to Fame: Winning a big 10 championship at Michigan State University.
Hobbies: Working out, playing piano and researching wine.
Pet Peeves: People with too many pet peeves.
3 Words to Describe You: Outgoing, unpredictable and intuitive.
If You Could Have 3 Things on The Island What Would They Be and Why? 1) Piano – to play and entertain myself and others 2) Football – for entertainment and to make friends 3) Wine – to get drunk – duh!

Name: Jaclyn Schultz (25)
Relationship to Significant Castaway: Jon’s girlfriend
Current Residence: Las Vegas, Nev.
Occupation: Media Buyer
Personal Claim to Fame: Winning the title of Miss Michigan USA 2013, the first pageant I ever competed in and using the platform to be the first woman to ever come out with having MRKH syndrome (born without a uterus) on an international scale. MRKH syndrome affects 1 in approximately 4,500 women around the world.
Hobbies: Working out, painting and learning about wine.
Pet Peeves: Waiting in line
3 Words to Describe You: Spontaneous, loyal and versatile.
If You Could Have 3 Things on The Island What Would They Be and Why? 1) My cell phone for photos 2) The Bible to keep my mind occupied 3) A stuffed animal to sleep with

FATHER AND SON

Keith and Wes



Name: Keith Nale (53)
Relationship to Significant Castaway: Wes’s father
Current Residence: Shreveport, La.
Occupation: Fire captain
Personal Claim to Fame: My wife and kids.
Hobbies: Hunting, fishing and golfing.
Pet Peeves: Loafers.
3 Words to Describe You: Easy going, fun loving and hard working.
If You Could Have 3 Things on The Island What Would They Be? 1) 39 Cigars 2) Easy chair 3) My truck

Name: Wes Nale (23)
Relationship to Significant Castaway: Keith’s son
Current Residence: Shreveport, La.
Occupation: Firefighter
Personal Claim to Fame: Becoming a firefighter like my dad.
Hobbies: Hunting, fishing and drinking beer.
Pet Peeves: When people have their windshield wipers on and it’s not raining.
3 Words to Describe You: Athletic, winner and crazy. I
If You Could Have 3 Things on The Island What Would They Be? 1) Beer 2) Dip/smokeless tobacco 3) Mila Kunis

MOTHER AND DAUGHTER

Missy and Baylor



Name: Missy Payne (47)
Relationship to Significant Castaway: Baylor’s mother
Current Residence: Dallas, Texas
Occupation: Owner of a Competitive Cheerleading Gym
Personal Claim to Fame: My business is a HUGE accomplishment. I was never a cheerleader, never had taken out a loan before 1998 when I opened the doors and certainly had no idea what it would take to be “on” 24x7 with really no “off” hours. I have a new respect for restaurant owners because my business takes blood, sweat and tears just like that profession.
Hobbies: Water skiing, singing and video editing.
Pet Peeves: People who conform to a standard without knowing the facts, people who play the victim, snoring, poor hygiene, bad teeth, infidelity, valet parking in the Highland Park village.
3 Words to Describe You: Determined, compassionate and confident.
If You Could Have 3 Things on The Island What Would They Be and Why? 1) Tweezers for eyebrows and facial hair 2) A journal to remember…moment by moment 3) Vitamin C it’s the only supplement worth taking

Name: Baylor Wilson (20)
Tribe Designation: TBD
Relationship to Significant Castaway: Missy’s daughter
Current Residence: Nashville, Tenn.
Occupation: Student at Belmont University
Personal Claim to Fame: I am most proud of winning the Cheerleading World Championship in 2009 in Orlando, FL with my competitive cheerleading team.
Hobbies: Songwriting, snow skiing and yoga.
Pet Peeves: My biggest pet peeve is someone who has no passion or desire or goals. Another is probably slow drivers.
3 Words to Describe You: Entertaining, determined and passionate.

TWINZ

Natalie and Nadiya



Name: Natalie Anderson (28)
Tribe Designation: TBD
Relationship to Significant Castaway: Nadiya’s twin sister
Current Residence: Edgewater, N.J.
Occupation: Crossfit Coach and Physical Therapy student
Personal Claim to Fame: Being on The Amazing Race twice! Getting kicked off first on All-Stars!
Hobbies: Crossfit, surfing and being a bad ass.
Pet Peeves: Girls who can’t do anything for themselves, lazy people and dumb people.
3 Words to Describe You: Crazy, strong and confident.
If You Could Have 3 Things on The Island What Would They Be and Why? 1) Razor; being super hairy in a bikini is not cute 2) iPhone; so I can tweet and get on instagram 3) Barbells; so I can squat

Name: Nadiya Anderson (28)
Tribe Designation: TBD
Relationship to Significant Castaway: Natalie’s twin sister
Current Residence: Edgewater, N.J.
Occupation: Crossfit Coach, Project Coordinator Bridge2Peace
Personal Claim to Fame: Being on Amazing race twice, (woohoo) but getting kicked off first (boooooo!)
Hobbies: Crossfit, traveling with my twinnie and being a beach bum.
Pet Peeves: Stupid girls that rely on boys.
3 Words to Describe You: Badass, crazy and carefree.
If You Could Have 3 Things on The Island What Would They Be? 1) Barbells 2) Macbook 3) Ben & Jerry’s Half Baked Froyo
 

PS: I won't be doing a weekly column this season but I will do some ramblings in between and will post the Ponderosa vids once the time arrives. They're definitely available for the season so lookout for them once the jury takes the stand.

 

Shows in this post: Survivor

Channels in this post: SABC3



12 Comments

wonderlad
04 Apr 2017 10:30

Ooh look it's Natalie and Nadiya from the Amazing Race!! Thanks Tashi !!

Tashi
04 Apr 2017 21:15

The chaos at SABC3 is so gobsmacking I don't have my eyes anymore!!! I rolled them off my face over an hour and a half ago!!!

Wow. What else can one say??
 

wonderlad
05 Apr 2017 08:25

Yoh WarappenTashi! Phansi SABC! Phansi! I hear it now MAY be on next Tuesday

Chilli
05 Apr 2017 11:05

It wasn't on last night was it?

Tashi
05 Apr 2017 11:12

Hey Chilli, it wasn't! It was a total no show riddled with promises that it was coming up but it never mateiralised. They aired the new Driving in Heels twice instead. 

I've asked what's going and I'm waiting to hear - at first it seemed as if it happened because of the same old story of the "tapes didn't arrive on time" - which suggests a contractual issue - but now I've just heard that there's a different technical issue because they've digitised the process apparently.

I'll keep you posted when I hear more.

 

wonderlad
05 Apr 2017 11:30

Someone is delivering it by bicycle from LA - they started out in 2014 but got stuck somewhere in Timbuktu

Tashi
05 Apr 2017 11:49

Yip, no clarity on what the "technical issues" were. This is SABC3's statement...

"SABC 3 would like to apologise to our viewers for the inconvenience caused due to the technical errors experienced on Tuesday evening. The first episode of Survivor S29 was unfortunately affected and did not go to air. The remainder of the schedule was aired. Survivor will resume next week Tuesday the 11th of April at 19:30"

I'll only believe it when I see it.

Tashi
05 Apr 2017 11:54

! Oh so true Wonderlad - that's exactly what happened!

Chilli
05 Apr 2017 12:14

I shouldn't be surprised I suppose... [shrug]

Tashi
05 Apr 2017 16:20

Absolutely - it'll be much more surprising if it actually happens next week.

boogy-babe
12 Apr 2017 14:54

Eish!! these annoying Amazing Race twins are here,yeeerr

wonderlad
13 Apr 2017 08:42

Hey guys - as much as I feel for Dale feeling like on the outs because of his age, I found the men's group a bit nauseating. Yes Nadia and Natalie are easy targets being from TAR, but I kinda don't mind them . Josh is one to watch though - I like him - but as a gay guy I know that odd mixed feeling between being 'one of the girls' and wanting to feel masculine. My PVR cut out the end credits - so who voted for Baylor???!


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