Survivor Philipines: Russell Swan - Stimpy's Take, Interview, Bio And More
By Reality TV Calendar Senior Staff Writer Stimpy
September 1, 2012
Didnít have a problem with him first time out, and I suspect heíll take the leadership role more willingly here, than he did in Samoa.
That being said, itíll be interesting to see how his tribe views him. If they gang up on him, obviously heís in trouble.
However, if they donít, expect Russell to go far. Dunno if heíll go all the way, but we shall see.
We know that Russell can work the social game, and isnít a thud-fuck in challenges, so I donít expect him to get gunned too early.
What I think will be important is the early going, and how he and Malcolm co-exist.
In all honesty, I think Russell will be more adept at uniting the tribe, and if Malcolm wants to get into a dick-measuring contest, heíd probably end up losing.
Like I said, Russell isnít an idiot, and while he wasnít quite an uber-strategist his first time out, he did well enough to not really have a target on him when he got evacuated.
And, like I said, Iím not too sure about Mr. Swanís long-term potential for this game. Honestly, out of the three returnees, Iíd rank him last in terms of chances, because Penner WANTS to win, and Skupin CAN win.
However, unless Russellís tribe gangs up on him because he is a returning player, Iíd expect to see him stick around for a bit.
But, can he win? Sure, he CAN. I donít think he will. Not a knock of him mind you, I just donít see the drive with Russell.
Even with that past experience under his belt, I still donít get that winnerís vibe.
Got thoughts? Post them at the end.
Name (Age): Russell Swan (45) Previous Seasons: ďSurvivor: SamoaĒ Previous Finish: Medical evacuation due to Dehydration. I fainted multiple times during a challenge. Jeff Probst has described this as, ďthe scariest moment Iíve ever had on the show.Ē Tribe Designation: Matsing Current Residence: Glenside, Penn. Occupation: Environmental Attorney Personal Claim to Fame: Being a good Dad. Inspiration in Life: My dad because he was a very ordinary guy, but a damn good dad. He really loved his family and was a perfect example of what a husband should be to his wife, and what a dad should be to his child. Hobbies: Riding my motorcycle, mountain biking and skiing. Pet Peeves: I hate whiners, materialistic people and generally people who are full of crap. 3 Words to Describe You: Energetic, optimistic and focused. If You Could Have 3 Things on The Island What Would They Be and Why? I would bring my ďTerrible TowelĒ because Iím an avid Steelers fan and Iím always looking for converts. Thatís it! Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: First, the game kicked my butt and I want payback. Second, I want to show people that failure doesnít always mean the end. Why You Think Youíll ďSurviveĒ SURVIVOR: I bring strength for the physically demanding challenges. Iím cunning Ė I know how to get my way without being overly confrontational. And, I have a sense of humor. I love making people laugh. Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: Because Iíve already tried the failure route. Iím gonna take a different path and win this time!
Stimpy is a huge fan of Survivor and enjoys dissecting each episode. When not watching Survivor or sports on TV, he fills his time by skydiving, rockclimbing, golfing, and rollerblading, as well as sitting on the beach drinking beer in British Columbia, Canada. You can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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