(For quick hits on the women, go here.)
Gary is a 55 year old school bus driver. Anyone who can put up with all those annoying kids has the potential to go far. He was also a barber for a while. And served in Vietnam. Based on that picture, it doesn't look like he likes it out there.
Alex is a 28 year old attorney from Los Angeles who went to Harvard. His favorite movie is Rocky III... Something about Mr. T really appeals to you, Alex? He looks kind of slimy, doesn't he?
James is a 28 year old bartender from Los Angeles, California. His picture on the CBS site screams snake! Don't trust him. I have heard that he sounds like Rocky Balboa so maybe Alex and he will get along. One of his favorite games is Chutes and Ladders. Um, okay, James. Whatever.
Mookie is a 25 year old Loan Manager from Chicago, IL. I have a whole post about Mookie. He's the one I'm rooting for pre-game.
Yau Man is a 54 year old Computer Engineer from Martinez, CA. He's originally from Borneo where Survivor Season 1 took place. Good omen? He'll be great at ping pong challenges according to his bio. Seems like a real underdog with all these big guys around. I'm rooting for him.
Anthony is a 32 year old Expert Witness Locator from Compton, California. That's a job? I imagine it's a lot easier in the post-Google era. Anthony enjoys Live Action Roleplaying. I can't believe he admitted that.
Boo is a 34 year old Construction Worker from Lafayette, LA. From his bio: "He considers himself to be a cerebral athlete, a great problem solver and strong both mentally and physically." No one is buying it, Boo. You got a degree in General Studies. What grown man wants to be known as Boo? Is he a big fan of Harpee Lee?
Dreamz is a 25 year old cheerleading coach from Wilmington, NC. He grew up as a homeless street performer. I'm guessing he's going to be a breakout character this season.
Earl is a 35 year old Advertising Exec from Santa Monica, CA. He's a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). (Careful, their spies are everywhere!*) He listed a million answers for each favorite. Pick one, Earl, and go with it. Honestly, he strikes me as pretty boring.
Edgardo is a 28 year old Advertising Exec from Miami Beach, FL. Another ad exec? Best story about Edgardo: He once proved to his best friend that the friend's girl was no good for him by sleeping with her. So yeah, he's perfect for Survivor.
My pre-season picks for the winner:
(I'll narrow it down to one before the premiere tomorrow...)