Jan
20
2009

Samson Cattle Rancher Among Castaways on Survivor

JT Thomas

It’s a far cry from the cattle ranches of Samson Alabama for J.T., one of 16 contestants on CBS’ Survivor. He says, I’ve always been interested in Survivor since I was like 15 or 16 when it started, I don’t know, 17 maybe, um, I love the outdoors, I love a challenge, I love the competition and I love meeting new people so you know it’s everything I really like being outdoors and a million […]

Jan
20
2009

Former Miss Ohio USA To Compete On ‘Survivor’

Candace Smith

A former Miss Ohio USA is vying for a new title: sole “Survivor” on the CBS reality show. Thirty-one-year-old Dayton native Candace Smith is one of 16 contestants on “Survivor: Tocantins,” the next season of the program set in the Tocantins highlands of Brazil. The episodes begin Feb. 12. Smith graduated from the University of Dayton and was crowned Miss Ohio USA 2003. Her bio on the CBS Web site boasts that she “lacks fear […]

Jan
20
2009

Debra Beebe, an Auburn middle school principal, is in the cast of “Survivor”

Debra Beebe

Debra Beebe, an Auburn middle school principal, is among the 16 castaways who will compete for the $1 million grand prize on “Survivor: Tocantins — The Brazilian Highlands.” The 18th installment of the Emmy Award-winning series premieres at 8 p.m. Feb. 12 on CBS. Locally, it can be seen on WRBL-TV 3. Beebe, 46, is a self-described people person, and married mom of five, who believes that her natural leadership abilities and tactful problem-solving skills […]

Jan
20
2009

Louisville Woman Competes On ‘Survivor’

Sandy Burgin

A Louisville woman will try to “outwit, outplay and outlast” 15 other castaways on the 18th season of “Survivor.” Sandy Burgin traveled to several audition sites and spent several nights outside to be the first through the doors, hoping to get the attention of the casting directors. Her family said competing on the hit CBS reality show fulfills a longtime dream for Burgin. Burgin, 53, is the oldest competitor on “Survivor: Tocantins.” The professional school […]

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