I received an email from my college batch e-groups promoting Survivor Philippines. Apparently, Â a batchmate works for Survivor Philippines. He sent pictures and profiles of the contestants for this much hyped reality show. I’m reposting his email in this site to at least show that his promotional efforts did not fall on deaf ears.
Cesar â€œGigitâ€ SulitÂ
The Lone Rider
He treads his life path alone but Gigit Sulit is confident that he can tackle any challenge on his own.Â With his chiseled abs, you’ll think Gigit is a 48-year old man trapped inside a 28-year oldâ€™s body.Â A freelance web designer and mountaineer, Gigit considers his well-built physique as his biggest asset.Â He also describes himself as intellectual and free-spirited.Â With an unquenchable enthusiasm for life, Gigit is driven by his need for achievement and aspires to be forever young.Â Though he is the oldest castaway, Gigit is determined to prove that he can do just as well, or even more, as the others who are half his age.
Emerson Dino knew he needed to fix his life if he wanted to provide a better future for his family.Â When he learned about the Survivor auditions, he knew it was his one shot to do just that.Â Bent on landing a spot as a castaway, Emerson went back and forth to the audition venue for three days and waited diligently in line.Â The 31-year old technician’s efforts paid off when he qualified to be one of the castaways.Â A home grown Tondo boy and a judo blackbelter, he believes he has an edge over the other castaways.Â With his experience in Survivor Philippines , Emerson hopes he can finally fulfill his dream of becoming a celebrity and providing a comfortable life for his family.
Crisanto â€œCrisâ€ Cartagenas
Cris Cartagenas drives through life with the swagger of a bad boy and the humor of a comedian.Â He is a Robin Padilla wannabe but is often likened to the late comedian Rene Requiestas.Â He currently works as a company driver and part-time taxi driver to provide for his three children.Â Cris believes he has failed to meet his fatherâ€™s expectations of him and he hopes to make his father proud by joining Survivor Philippines and striving to win the grand prize.Â
John Carlo â€œJCâ€ Tiuseco
The Hardcourt Heartthrob
JC Tiuseco, 23, is a hunky basketball heartthrob of San Sebastian University .Â When he was younger, he was very passionate about basketball and dreamed of becoming a professional player.Â But as he grew older, JC discovered that he has a lot more potential to make it beyond the hardcourt.Â Banking on his athleticism and good looks, JC is sure that he has a good chance to capture the ladiesâ€™ hearts and to bag the coveted title of Sole Survivor.
Robert Vincent â€œRobâ€ Sy
With his lover boy sex appeal, Rob Sy claims he can make any woman fall in love with him.Â Being a sales officer and businessman, Rob knows he does not only have good looks but also the wits to win the game.Â Among his family members, he considers his older brother as his greatest influence. Being the right hand in his brother’s business, Rob says he owes all he has to him.Â However, Rob doesn’t want to stay in his brother’s shadow and aspires to be successful on his own.Â By joining Survivor Philippines , Rob wants to prove that he can make it as a castaway using his own skills relying only on his own strength.
Raymund Francis â€œKikoâ€ Rustia
With his rugged good looks and eye-catching dreadlocks, Kiko Rustia is a total head-turner.Â In fact, he was featured as one of the hottest bachelors in a local womenâ€™s magazine.Â Although he was born and raised in the city, Kiko fell in love with the island life and lived in Boracay for three years.Â He is a Bob Marley fan and calls himself the ” Rasta Man. “Â Kiko is described as a playful character but within him lies the toughness of a warrior.
“John” Anthony Lopez
When you see John Lopez, you’ll know he is not your typical auto mechanic.Â When not tinkering with nuts and bolts, 27-year old John, a native of Bicol Province , can be seen strutting his stuff on the ramp.Â When his father left the country to work in Saudi Arabia , John automatically assumed the role of the man of the house.Â While supporting his family, John became business-oriented and put up his own auto mechanic garage.Â He prides in his ability to adapt in any situation which he believes is his strength to last in Survivor Philippines .Â If he wins the grand prize, John plans to build a bigger a business and boost his modeling career.
A waiter who will not wait for success to come to his table, Marlon Carmen, 30, is a determined go-getter.Â He knows his strengths and how to use them to get what he wants. Full of ambition, Marlon works very hard to achieve his goal at the risk of appearing ruthless.Â Despite his overconfident exterior, Marlon is described as insecure, sensitive and afraid. But he uses these weaknesses to motivate him to win in Survivor Philippines .Â He plans to use his cooking skills to be in everyone’s favor. Â Only then will he trap the other castaways into his wily schemes to work for his favor.
Reynaldo â€œJaceâ€ Chanco Flores, Jr.
Although he is the youngest among the castaways, 19-year old Jace Flores is confident that he has every edge to become the Pinoy Sole Survivor.Â He grew up with a well-rounded view of life having lived in Hawaii and the Palace in Brunei . His mom was a personal trainer for Brunei ‘s royal family.Â Jace followed in his mother’s footsteps and became a gym instructor and mixed martial artist. He also dreams of becoming a professional basketball player.Â He plans to use his discipline and strength to outplay the other castaways.