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Winter Park brothers competing on Season 29 of Survivor

August 29, 2014
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Winter Park brothers Drew and Alec Christy are competing for the $1 million prize on the latest season of Survivor. (Possibly, they were inspired by Winter Park dentist Carl Bilancione, who was on Survivor: Africa?) They join eight other pairs in San Juan Del Sur for the 29th season of what some consider to be the original reality competition showThis is the second time the long-running program has pitted relatives and significant others against each other in a Blood vs. Water season.

But this year, in addition to forcing loved ones to face off against each other, Survivor is also bringing back Exile Island, the twist that forces two loved ones to square off against each other. The winner gets a reward for his or her tribe; the loser gets sent solo to Exile Island, where they’ll be removed from all of the goings on during the game until the next pair competes.

Not all of this season’s contestants are new to being in the spotlight. Controversial baseball player John Rocker will be trying to outwit, outplay and outlast his fellow survivors (and hopefully not say anything too racist or ass-y in the process.) This season also boasts a bona fide Broadway star and a pair of twins who have twice bickered their way through The Amazing Race.

Wanna meet the local boys? Here are their bios directly from the CBS website:

Name: Drew Christy (25)
Tribe Designation: TBD
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?
Inspiration in Life: My amazing family.
Hobbies: Traveling, modeling, booze cruising, playing sports and partying (Editor’s note: Booze cruising is a hobby now? Count me in!).
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
Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like: Fabio or Malcolm because they are athletic, smart bros that know how to manipulate people and situations to advance themselves.
Reason for Being on Survivor: I have always watched and thought about what it would be like to be out there. The experience is worth more than the million dollars to me.
Why You Think You’ll “Survive” Survivor: I am emotionally and physically strong.
Why You Think You Will Be the Sole Survivor: I am likeable, manipulative and a winner.
What Does It Mean to You to Play Survivor with Your Loved One? It’s going to be an experience we can look back and remember forever. Win or lose, I’m proud of my brother.

Name: Alec Christy (22)
Tribe Designation: TBD
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.
Inspiration in Life: My dad, because he has shown me how to be a man. He has coached me when I needed it most. He works hard but doesn’t ever let that get in the way of being a dad. My dad has just always been there for me.
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
Reason for Being on Survivor:  Winning the million dollars.
Why You Think You’ll “Survive” Survivor: : I have no fear.
Why You Think You Will Be the Sole Survivor: I am smart, determined, fit and have skills that could help me win the game.
What Does It Mean to You to Play Survivor with Your Loved One? Playing Survivor with Drew is awesome because we are very competitive, so it will be exciting to see who can last longer. Sharing this experience is going to be incredible as we both compete against one another and support each other at the same time. It’s going to be interesting to play a game where it could literally go either way, and you never know who will go further in it.

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