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New cast for CBS' Survivor includes one Floridian



CBS announced it's cast for the new Survivor: Gabon Wednesday, and as usual, it included one FloridianSurvivoracegordon  -- Naples resident Ace Gordon.

According to his MySpace page, 27-year-old Gordon owns a photography studio down south. According to CBS, he's a born salesman birthed in New York and raised in London -- with the British accent to prove it -- and a career ranging from jobs as a massage therapist to work cooking for an eco resort in Hawaii. Currently, he's a jewelry salesman for Cartier who maintains his own photography studio as well.

Survivor's latest installment takes place in Gabon, a country in west central Africa. Gordon joins 17 other contestants from around the country; CBs plans to kick off the show with a two-hour debut Sept. 25, airing in high definition for the first time.

So, put this together with the woman from Tampa who is competing in The Amazing Race this year, and you have Sunshine State-ers involved in two of the biggest reality show competitions of the fall. Only proves what I've been saying all along -- Reality TV Loves Floridians.

Survivorgabonlogo Here's CBS' takes on it all: "Marooned in the wilderness, 18 individuals will embark on an amazing African adventure, battling extreme conditions and interacting with wildlife such as elephants and gorillas, while attempting to forge alliances with strangers from diverse backgrounds.  "In a strange coincidence to Earth's Last Eden - good vs. evil emerges as a major theme this season. I think the audience will quickly identify with one group or the other," host Jeff Probst teases. Will the group of deceitful castaways outlast those individuals who play from their heart or will the forces of evil prevail?   Will temptations interfere with logical decision-making?  More importantly, which side will come out on top?"

A few words from Ace below:

Click below to read the rest of the release:

Survivorgaboncast 17th Installment of the Hit Television Series Premieres for the first time in High-Definition on Thursday, Sept. 25

CBS today announced the 18 castaways who will compete on SURVIVOR: GABON — EARTH'S LAST EDEN, when the 17th installment of the Emmy Award-winning series premieres for the first time in high-definition Thursday, Sept. 25 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

In a SURVIVOR first, the magnificent landscape, natural elements, and fascinating wildlife featured on Earth's Last Eden will be enjoyed by viewers in high-definition, enhancing the overall experience of the show.  Probst claims, "Shooting in HD is like adding another character to the show.  The detail is so sharp you can't help but feel as though you are experiencing the adventure yourself."

Castaways competing on SURVIVOR: GABON – EARTH'S LAST EDEN (in alphabetical order) are:Survivorberg_2

RANDY BAILEY, 49, Eagle Rock, Mo.,Wedding Videographer

JACQUE BERG, 25, Santa Barbara, Calif., Medical Sales

DANNY "GC" BROWN, 26, Portland, Ore., Maintenance Man

MICHELLE CHASE, 24, Los Angeles, Music Production Assistant

CRYSTAL COX, 29, Durham, N.C., Former Olympic Gold Medalist

ROBERT "Bob" CROWLEY, 58, Portland, Maine, Physics Teacher

KELLY CZARNECKI, 22, Buffalo Grove, Ill., Retail Sales

ACE GORDON, 27, Naples, Fla., Jewelry Sales

CHARLIE HERSCHEL, 29, New York, LawyerSurvivorkaplan_2

KEN HOANG, 22, Westminster, Calif., Professional Gamer

CORRINE KAPLAN, 29, Los Angeles, Pharmaceutical Sales  

DAN KAY, 32, Boston, Lawyer

JESSICA "Sugar" KIPER, 29, Brooklyn, N.Y., Pin-up Model

GILLIAN LARSON, 61, Temecula, Calif., Retired Nurse

MARCUS LEHMAN, 28, Atlanta, Doctor

SUSIE SMITH, 47, Charles City, Iowa, Hairdresser

PALOMA SOTO-CASTILLO, 24, Downey, Calif., Student

MATTY WHITMORE, 29, Pacific Palisades, Calif., Personal Trainer

SURVIVOR: GABON – EARTH'S LAST EDEN is hosted by Jeff Probst and produced by SEG, Inc.  Mark Burnett and Doug McCallie are executive producers. 

For more detailed information on SURVIVOR: GABON – EARTH'S LAST EDEN and the 18 castaways, log on to  Photos available at

[Last modified: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 2:50pm]


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