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Gregg Carey
27, Ashland, MA

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Contestant-related press and rumors
Date Story Source
January 26, 2005 - "Gregg's a big question mark to me. I don't know how he's gonna do in this game. He reminds me of some guys we've had on the show before, who are very physically fit, and they're pretty good overall in terms of skills and athleticism, the big question is how will they integrate with the group? And that's gonna be the question for him. I think if he's too quiet and too laid back, he'll be a guy that they hold onto for a while, and then they get rid of." - Jeff Probst's pre-game comments on the contestants, from the official CBS site.
January 14, 2005 - Gregg's local (Ashland, MA) paper profiles the hometown boy:
"Ashland native takes on 'Survivor: Palau'
  Rumors started swirling a little more than a week ago, and yesterday morning residents confirmed their suspicions that a former hometown football hero will star on the latest season of one of TV's hottest reality shows.
  Gregg Carey, 28, an Ashland High School Class of 1995 graduate, will try to outwit, outplay and outlast 19 other contestants to win the $1 million prize on the 10th edition of CBS' "Survivor," set in the Pacific island nation of Palau. Friends say Carey and his family are mum about his stint on the reality television show watched by millions. "His mother kept it a great secret. She was the only one who knew," said family friend and neighbor Robert Thacker. "What he knows he's not telling. I'm not even sure he knows what happened. I think they even try to confuse the contestants."
  Carey's mother, Bonnie Carey of Ashland, did not return a phone call yesterday seeking comment. Thacker said while Carey was away from mid-October until early December filming "Survivor: Palau," he told no one but his mother. Thacker, who spent Christmas Eve with Carey, said he lost 30 pounds during the competition.
  While in high school, Carey was a two-sport captain -- football and baseball -- and played quarterback and shortstop. He earned team MVP and county All-Star honors at both positions.
"He's the perfect one for this, because he's naturally athletic," said Thacker. "You have to be physically able to compete."
  Following graduation, Carey moved to Boston, where he worked as a project manager for a business and technology consulting company. In October 2002, he was transferred to Chicago.
Carey's hobbies include photography, music and working out. He has competed in adventure racing and climbed Mount Fuji in Japan in September. Currently single, he has a sister, Jill."
- Theresa Edo, Metro West Daily News
January 1, 2005 - UltimateSurvivor5 reveals some new information about Gregg (along with an old yearbook picture) in the S10 Contestant thread at Sucks:
"It is still weeks away from the official CBS cast announcement for Survivor: Palau, but already the names of 19 of the 20 castaways have been released on Survivor News’ Contestant Confirmator. Like usual, Internet fans of the show have been learning more than just the identities of the newest castaways. The most recently guessed name at Survivor News is Gregg Carey, a 27 year-old business consultant from Ashland, Massachusetts, now living in Chicago.
  Those who knew Gregg describe him as a 'normal, well rounded' guy, but are not surprised that he made it onto the show. Gregg has always been athletic, playing football and baseball at Ashland High School in Massachusetts, and competing in an adventure race three years ago.
  '[He is a] G-R-E-A-T guy (and cute too) him,' said someone who knew Gregg from his days at University of Pennsylvania, where he was a member of the Friars Senior Society, Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, Engineering Peer Advising Council, and did volunteer work for both Habitat for Humanity and the West Philadelphia Tutoring Project.
  'He definitely fits a certain mold Survivor people look for,' said someone else who knows him, who expects him to play the game with honesty and integrity, but not overlook the big picture (the million dollars). 'When the show is over, I think people will look at Gregg much like his friends do; honest, funny, and generally a good guy.'
  Mr. Carey returned home from his adventure of a lifetime on December 11, and managed to re-gain all the weight he had lost, in 9 days (by December 20th). There is no doubt that the smart and funny Carey will be loved by America, but will he be loved by his tribe?"
- SurvivorSucks EZ board
December 26, 2004 - Name revealed by "Anonymous" on the S10 Contestant Confirmator. - SNN

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