Helen Glover tells the
reality of reality TV
(Yale Daily News 2.4.04)
Glover, who came in fourth place on the 2002 reality television
series "Survivor: Thailand," spoke at a Morse College
(St. Petersburg Times 11.17.03)
Five area contestants (including Survivor: Thailand's Jan Gentry) on reality TV shows talk about what their
experiences were really like and whether they would do it again.
'Survivor' gives rousing advice to THS grads
Texas High Class of 1959 graduate and
'Survivor Thailand' star Jake Billingsley addressed the Texas High
Class of 2003 during graduation at First Baptist Church.
Among other advice, Billingsley told the graduates of how his
persistence landed him on the CBS reality series.
Survivor: Thailand - Interview with Brian Heidik
Heidik came to Survivor: Thailand with a plan, worked it
until the end, and brought home the million dollar prize. He seems
to be a man of few words these days, but RealityNewsOnline managed
to get a couple things out of him in this interview.
Survivor: Thailand – Interview with Clay Jordan
Clay Jordan came in second on Survivor: Thailand and surprised a lot
of people by making it so close.
The Fifth Season
Location: Satun, Southern Thailand Tribes: Chuay Gahn (Burnt Orange Buffs),
Sook Jai (Purple Buffs),
Chuay Jai - Merged (Gold Buffs) Players: 16 Notable Event: The two eldest contestants, Jake
Billingsley and Jan Gentry, were given the power to pick their own
tribes. This was the first time in Survivor history that
the two initial teams were not preselected by the producers
Tarutao National Marine Park, Satun
Province, Southern Thailand. The national park, located in the
Andaman Sea some 1,300 km (800 miles) south of Bangkok, comprises
five major islands and covers a land and sea area of 1490 square
km. Tarutao is the main island where Survivor: Thailand was filmed.
The main island, Koh Tarutao, was a prison for hundreds of
political prisoners during the 1940's.
Terrain: The rugged but beautiful island, about 150 sq km
in area, has limestone and sandstone mountains that reach past 700
meters elevation, caves and sandy beaches. Part of the habitat is
tropical reefs, mangroves and tropical forests. The waters,
surrounding the islands, clear and translucent, are pollution free
and care has been taken to make sure that they remain so
Wildlife: Wild buffaloes,
king cobra and python snakes
The two original tribes of
Survivor: Thailand were Sook Jai and Chuay Gahn. Eventually the
two were merged into the Chuay Jai tribe.
Thailand's Clay Finds Comfort Zone in Golf
Producer Mark Burnett holds up the award for favorite
reality series along with members of the cast of 'Survivor:
Thailand' at the 29th Annual People's Choice Awards Sunday, Jan.
12, 2003, in Pasadena, Calif.
Essential John Nash
During the Thailand reunion show, Jeff Probst recommended,
"John Nash's Non-cooperative Game Theory".
Jeff suggested that any potential Survivor contestant study this
theory as the key to winning Survivor.
John Nash is a mathematician who was portrayed by Russell Crowe
in the Oscar winning movie A Beautiful Mind.