someone who was a contestant on Survivor 16: Micronesia?
|Contestant-related press and rumors
January 5 , 2008: CBS eventually gets around
to putting up their Survivor: Micronesia site,
which includes Joel's bio (below):
"Joel SURVIVOR: MICRONESIA
Home Town: Avondale, AZ
Joel Anderson is a firefighter for the city of Phoenix, Arizona.
He assists in the treatment and transport of patients with
medical emergencies and also helps fight fires. He has previously
worked for a private ambulance company and has also taught.
Anderson received a BA in human communications from Arizona
Anderson's hobbies include training for
his job, swimming and motorcycles. He runs and lifts weights
regularly. His favorite sport is Olympic-style wrestling.
He describes himself as driven, loyal and caring. He thinks
his perseverance, self-confidence, heart, power, strength,
endurance, work-ethic, intelligence, resourcefulness, EMS
skills and positive attitude are all skills he possesses
to do well on Survivor.
Anderson has previously lived in Tempe,
Arizona and Waukesha, Wisconsin. He is a member of the International
Association of Firefighters, Local 493 and the United Phoenix
He and his wife, Jasmyn, currently
reside in Avondale, Arizona, with their two sons, Kaden and
Gavin. The have two labrador retrievers, Turbo and Thunder.
His birth date is June 1, 1975."
January 3, 2008: Entertainment
Weekly (mostly Dalton Ross) handles the cast-release
chores for Survivor: Micronesia. Included is Joel's pre-show
interview and Probst's comments:
"THE ROOKIES: JOEL ANDERSON
HOMETOWN: Avondale, Ariz.
JOEL SAYS: ''Bottom line, I'm here
for my family. If I just wanted to go on vacation and hang
out on the beach, I'd take my family with me.''
JEFF PROBST SAYS: ''Joel is the one guy
who might be able to give James [Clement, the returning Favorite
from Survivor: China] a run for his money, because he is
every bit as big as James. He's a fireman, he's a father
and a husband, and when I met with him the thing that really
struck me is how he does everything for his wife and his
family. And I like that about him. He's
a big, big guy, and these challenges start off physical right
from the get-go. Sometimes being a physical threat works
against you early; I think in Joel's case it's going to be
19, 2007: MayanSun (SurvivorFever)
posts a picture of Truck:
"Here's Joel Anderson, firefighter from Phoenix, aka 'Truck'." (Follow
the link to see the picture).
16, 2007: CBS
shows clips of the non-All Star contestants in their preview
of S16/ Survivor: Micronesia. Truck has no speaking
role, and as far as we can tell, no images, unless he's in
the challenge shot (he has several tattoos, hard to say if
they're a match) or the group shot shown below:
- Click thumbnails images to view larger image:
December 15, 2007: From DanieuBleau at
SurvivorSkills, some new info on Truck/Joel:
[Graphic that says: "JOEL aka TRUCK - Phoenix Fire Department"]. Follow
the link to see the graphic.
Note: We think that it someone (smokeitgood on 12/3?) may have also cleared
up that CobySucks's "Joel, a fireman" and "Truck" were actually all one person
before this point, but we can't find a post to verify that.
December 3, 2007: Follow-up post from CobySucks at
SurvivorSucks's S16+ forum:
"Okay the first cast spoiler I will say I am 100% on...
I have then been giving the rest of the cast list from very
very very good sources so I will mark this 99%...
Joel, a fireman, Kathy, Mary (fake tits), Natalie,
add in Curt and Truck and that should be the whole new
tribe except 1."
December 3, 2007: Someone named CobySucks
reveals the following at SurvivorSucks's S16+ forum:
"Like i said i will NOT spoil the actual game but i don't
think cast spoilers ruins anything. here are some names i have
found out and this is all I know about them at this point...
Mikey B- LA guy
Truck- new Rupert type/big guy
Curt- works for Miss America/Universe
and then there is supposedly another older lady who goes kind
of whacko and tries to cut her fingers off with a machette????"