New cast for CBS' Survivor includes one Floridian
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.
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:
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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."
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
KEN HOANG, 22, Westminster, Calif., Professional Gamer
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.