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Date, source
January 26, 2006
Click here to watch the full 45-min video at CBS2 Chicago
January 26, 2006: CBSNews video of a pre-game press roundtable discussion about Danielle, led by Jeff Probst, with Mara Reinstein (US Weekly), Paul Adler (TV Guide channel), Shawna Malcom (TV Guide), Dalton Ross (EW), Jarett Wieselman (In Touch). Transcript:

danielleJeff Probst: Danielle's not memorable?
Dalton Ross: Well, Danielle is memorable, and I think that it's, um, I think it's really big of you, and Mark, and the whole Survivor team, to allow Boston Rob to have a sex change and come back to play for a third time. It's exciting, a reality first.
Danielle (pre-game interview): I'm gonna set the guys straight real fast. I mean, they're gonna look at me and be like, 'Oh, what, what's this girl gonna bring to the table, you know? She might be hot, but, what's she, what's she gonna do for us?' So, um, I'm gonna show them, and they're probably gonna blow their socks off. They're gonna have no idea what I'm capable of doing. Physically, mentally, everything.
Jeff Probst: She has a big personality.
Shawna Malcom: Not with us she didn't.
Danielle (pre-game interview): People want to know what a Survivor carries in her bag. Well let me tell you.
Shawna Malcom: She came in, and was very quiet, and you kept trying to draw her out.
Danielle (more interview): Got the uh, the rain jacket, gotta be prepared. For ah, for the rain. Got the old camouflage Boston Red Sox hat. Can't go anywhere without this. Pair of sunglasses? Gotta be prepared with the sun.
Shawna Malcom: You know, I asked her why she thought she was chosen, and she said, 'Oh, because I have, you know, a lot of spunk.'
Danielle (still going...): Pack of gum? Trident.
Shawna Malcom: And I thought, well, where did it go? You know? There was just no spark, whatsoever.
Danielle (almost done!): This isn't for the island, this isn't for the island, this is preparation... before the island. Cause that's cheating and I don't cheat.
Jeff Probst: Well, we definitely saw it in casting. She was cocky, and you know, talked a lot about her sports background, and her success.
Danielle (phew!): You know, I'm gonna give it my all, give 110 percent, and put my heart and soul into everything I can possibly, give everything I possibly can.
Dalton Ross: Yeah, sometimes you get people, I've noticed, that are very nervous around the press. Especially people like this who haven't dealt with the press, who's never dealt with the press in their life. You know, it's possible that she gets in a room with us, and she's never dealt with press, and maybe she doesn't know how to react and, and what to say, so she sort of clams up. And so then that doesn't give us a good read on what she's really gonna be like when she gets out there.
Jarett Wieselman: I do also think that she was one of those people who was the most ready just to start. Like I think at this point she just wanted to go, and get on the island, and just get the game started. And I think once she's there, she'll be a fierce competitor. She's in great shape. You know, she's played soccer competitively for years. I think she definitely has like that Stephenie drive, to be like the strongest woman.
Dalton Ross: She, she got a headstart on the game, dealing with Hurricane Wilma, and living in Fort Lauderdale. Her place was flooded and stuff. So that's, this is maybe a little respite for her, just getting in the game, a little bit.
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January 22, 2006: Transcript of Danielle-specific footage from the TV Guide Channel " Survivor: Panama - Exile Island Preview" (featuring pre-game contestant interviews and Jeff Probst comments from circa Ep1):

"Danni Boatwright: Boston-born Danielle has something in common with previous players from her hometown.
Danielle (pre-game interview): Bostonians, we're a different breed of people, you know? I mean, um, we're strong, we're tough.
Danni Boatwright: But in Survivor, how strong is too strong?
Danielle (pre-game interview): If somebody tries to demean me, or piss me off, per se, I might have to bite my tongue a little bit harder than, than usual.
Danni Boatwright: And it seems like Danielle might already be taking her own advice a little too seriously.
Jeff Probst: Danielle is definitely the most puzzling going into this game, because when we put her on the show in casting, she was full of personality. And she got out here on the beach, and it just went [sucking sound]. Nothing, not a peep."


January 9, 2006: Officially revealed as a contestant on Survivor: Panama - Exile Island on the Early Show.
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Danielle's bio, from the CBS Survivor: Panama site:
Born and raised just outside of Boston, Danielle DiLorenzo grew up the eldest of three children in a small town called Lynnfield. She attended the Winthrop Gymnastics Academy, Massachusetts, where she competed for eight years and won many awards. At Lynnfield High School, she played varsity soccer, basketball and track. An athlete and fierce competitor, DiLorenzo set high school state records in track and was captain of both her track and soccer teams. At 16, DiLorenzo was selected to represent the United States at the World Gothia Cup and traveled to Germany, Sweden and Austria. Additionally, she worked with the Ford Modeling Agency, participating in fashion shows in the Boston area.

DiLorenzo was then recruited to play Division One soccer at Quinnipiac University, where she studied marketing. Unfortunately, a knee injury during pre-season kept her from playing her first year. She decided to transfer to Northeastern University, where she eventually earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business with a concentration in both finance and marketing. After graduation, DiLorenzo moved to Floridam where she currently works for a medical sales company. Her proudest accomplishment to date is the purchase of her first home in Boca Raton, Florida.

DiLorenzo's regular workout routine includes kickboxing and soccer. Her favorite hobbies include dancing and traveling. She describes herself as driven, intelligent, vivacious, strong-minded, athletic, genuine and good-hearted. She never shies away from a discussion on the New England Patriots or the Boston Red Sox. Her hero is her grandfather, because he always enjoyed discovering new things. He was a politician, a schoolteacher for children with special needs, a loving father and husband and an awesome grandfather.

Danielle DiLorenzo has been in a steady relationship for almost two years. She currently resides in Pompano Beach, Florida. Her birth date is June 3, 1981.


Date, source
December 5-14, 2005
ChillOne at Sucks
December 5-14, 2005: Longtime Survivor Sucks spoiler ChillOne makes a series of posts, in which a contestant, first described as a "blonde girl... does not get along with military guy," and later as "Name: Danielle?" figures in a number of significant in-game events.

(Read also the posts linked at right, but note that they contain potential game spoilers: December 5; December 13; December 14).

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