Wendy DeSmidt-Kohlhoff Survivor Nicaragua

Wendy DeSmidt-Kohlhoff Survivor Nicaragua

Wendy DeSmidt-Kohlhoff
48
Fromberg, MT
Goat Rancher

CBS Bio
Personal Claim to Fame: Reaching the Lieutenant Colonel rank in the Army.
Inspiration in Life: My mother because she made me who I am today.
Hobbies: Singing, dancing, fishing, hunting, and anything to do with animals.
Pet Peeves: Stuck-up, rude, self-centered, dishonest, know-it-all people.
3 Words to Describe You: Honest, talkative and competitive.
SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: No one, especially NOT the other female military contestant, Shambo. We just have different personalities.
Reason for being on SURVIVOR: To prove that I can do this. I would also love to pay off our ranch in Montana.
Why you think you will be the sole SURVIVOR: Because if you put your heart and mind into the game anyone can be the final Survivor. You need skill, strategy, physical/mental abilities and a little luck. I’m Irish, so hopefully I’ll have the luck of the Irish with me.

Tyrone Davis Survivor Nicaragua

Tyrone Davis Survivor Nicaragua

Tyrone Davis
42
Inglewood, CA
Fire Captain

CBS Bio
Personal Claim to Fame: The ability to stay consistent and true to who I am and accomplish all that I choose to in life.
Inspiration in Life: God and my parents.
Hobbies: Triathlons, snowboarding, partying with friends and dancing.
Pet Peeves: Inauthentic/plastic people, close-minded people, mean and selfish people.
3 Words to Describe You: Self-confident, dynamic and compassionate.
SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: Tom Westman because of the value he placed on integrity and being true to himself.
Reason for being on SURVIVOR: One million dollars! Plus, the challenge of being able to lead others from diverse backgrounds.
Why you think you will be the sole SURVIVOR: Because I want it! That’s all it takes for me to get it done.

Shannon Elkins Survivor Nicaragua

Shannon Elkins Survivor Nicaragua

Shannon Elkins
30
Lafayette, LA
Pest Control Co. Owner

CBS Bio
Personal Claim to Fame: Raising three children.
Inspiration in Life: My family.
Hobbies: Working out, playing basketball and coaching.
Pet Peeves: Dumb people.
3 Words to Describe You: Smart, sexy and strong.
SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: Straight forward like Russell but much prettier.
Reason for being on SURVIVOR: To put another notch in my belt.
Why you think you will be the sole SURVIVOR: I’m very likeable and very athletic so it will be hard to get rid of me.

Matthew “Sash” Lenahan Survivor Nicaragua

Matthew Sash Lenahan Survivor Nicaragua

Matthew “Sash” Lenahan
30
New York, NY
Real Estate Broker

CBS Bio
Personal Claim to Fame: Being one of the fastest distance runners in the country and one of the youngest brokers ever on Wall Street.
Inspiration in Life: My Mom
Hobbies: Extreme Adventures, Running, Dating Beautiful Women
Survivor Contestant you are Most Like: Tyson, because I have some great one-liners and because I’m awesome.
Reason for being on Survivor: For the adventure and for the glory of winning the greatest game in the World.
Why you think you will be the sole SURVIVOR: This game is something people have in their blood. Either you’ve got it or you don’t. Count me in!

NaOnka Mixon Survivor Nicaragua

NaOnka Mixon Survivor Nicaragua

NaOnka Mixon
27
Los Angeles, CA
PE Teacher

CBS Bio
Personal Claim to Fame: Not having any kids at 27!
Inspiration in Life: My sister. No matter if I stumble and fall, my sister always believes in me.
Hobbies: Playing with my doggies, working out, playing volleyball.
Pet Peeves: Old people driving.
3 Words To Describe You: Unique, spontaneous, funny.
SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: No one.
Reason for being on SURVIVOR: Getting the experience of survival.
Why you think you will be the sole SURVIVOR: My drive to win.

Marty Piombo Survivor Nicaragua

Marty Piombo Survivor Nicaragua

Marty Piombo
48
Mill Valley, CA
Technology Executive

CBS Bio
Personal Claim to Fame: Rescuing an injured climber off Mt. Whitney from 13,000 ft. in the dead of winter.
Inspiration in Life: Lance Armstrong – where do you start? The guy overcame all sorts of odds. His climbs and his epic wins are historic.
Hobbies: Winter alpinism, rock climbing, cooking.
Pet Peeves: Waiting in line and inconsiderate people.
3 Words to Describe You: Competitive, funny, charismatic.
SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: I’m a mix of Boston Rob and Russell. They are relentless, clever, devious and will do anything to win. I’ll play the game in a similar fashion.
Reason for being on SURVIVOR: I want to win. To be on the show would be cool (no doubt), BUT to say you won SURVIVOR – that’s a whole other ball game. I consider it the ultimate challenge.
Why you think you will be the sole SURVIVOR: I’ve been in those cutthroat pressure-cooker situations and I’ve succeeded. I am downright certain I could manipulate people and get them to vote my way. I will play this game HARD!

Kelly Shinn Survivor Nicaragua

Kelly Shinn Survivor Nicaragua

Kelly Shinn
20
Mesa, AZ
Nursing Student at the University of Hawaii

CBS Bio
Personal Claim to Fame: Successfully completing my first two years of pre-med/nursing classes at the University of Hawaii. On a smaller scale, I also look at winning homecoming queen as one of my greatest accomplishments.
Inspiration in Life: My dad. He has a beautiful heart and is the hardest worker I know.
Hobbies: Surfing, wake boarding, go-kart racing.
Pet Peeves: Dirty fingernails.
3 Words to Describe You: Vivacious, confident, outspoken.
SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: Elizabeth Hasselbeck because she played with smarts and integrity.
Reason for being on SURVIVOR: It is the opportunity of a lifetime. People dream to do things as great as this.
Why you think you will be the sole SURVIVOR: I know how to play the “social popularity”game.

Kelly Bruno Survivor Nicaragua

Kelly Bruno Survivor Nicaragua

Kelly Bruno
26
Durham, NC
Medical Student at University of North Carolina

CBS Bio
Personal Claim to Fame: Becoming the second and fastest female amputee to finish the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii in 2007.
Inspiration in Life: My father who was recently killed in the earthquake in Haiti. He was there with Food for the Poor to bring hope and aid to people less fortunate. My dad was a doctor, a teacher and a humanist. I most admired him and looked up to him for his willingness to help others. He lived his life to the fullest every single day. His legacy will be carried on by all of the lives he touched during his life.
Hobbies: Triathlons, cooking and traveling.
Pet Peeves: When people chew ice or blow bubbles in an otherwise quiet room.
3 Words to Describe You: Determined, persistent and strong-willed.
SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: Christy Smith because she also faced a physical disadvantage that, in the end, gave her additional strength. I also relate to Helen Glover’s no-nonsense-appeal as that is how I approach my own life; with a no-nonsense attitude.
Reason for being on SURVIVOR: The challenge and the competition; I also want to honor my father who has been a strong influence in overcoming many of the challenges I’ve faced as an amputee and in life.
Why you think you will be the sole SURVIVOR: I’m physically and mentally strong. I’ve overcome obstacles before when the odds were stacked up against me and I can do it again.