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Sally Schumann
27, Chicago, IL
Bartender/ Social worker
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January 25, 2006
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January 25, 2006: CBSNews video of a pre-game press roundtable discussion about Sally, 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:

sallyJeff Probst: Sally.
Jarett Wieselman: Sally's interesting, you know, she had applied... five times to be on the show? And I think she was very determined to be here. She'd gone through a lot to get here.
Sally (pre-game interview): I've been called 'Survivor Sal' for like five years. 'Cause people are like, 'Oh, we heard that about you before we knew you. You know, like you're obsessed with the show, and you always try out,' and... you know, like that was my nickname. People called me that. And so now, and to now be able to like, people call me and like, 'Guess what? It finally paid off!'
Jarett Wieselman: And I think the person she is now, having gone through the divorce, and sort of discovering herself, is what made her great for the show. She knows who she is now, and I think she's much more comfortable with herself. Having said that, she might have some problems fitting in, if there's any sort of mixing of the groups, with the other guys. She seems to be a little more of a girly girl than some of the other girls. At least in my own view.
Mara Reinstein: She wasn't tough to me, like mentally tough or physically tough.
Shawna Malcom: She seemed a little fragile.
Dalton Ross: I disagree with the mentally tough thing. I, I think I agree with the physically tough. I think that she's gonna kill you with the smile. You know, she at least is saying that she's willing to be as devious as she wants to be. A lot of these people are like, 'Well, you know, I have to see what happens.' And she's like, 'No, I'll do whatever I need to do, and I'll be very nice, and I'll be very laid back, and when I need to stab someone in the back, I'll do it. If that's, if that's what she's gonna play, 'cause she seems so sweet, she's got a great smile, and, and, I didn't think of her that way going into the interview. But I left thinking a different, different way.
Jeff Probst: I'm going with Dalton, I think she's around for a while. I think she's gonna slide somewhere into the comfortable middle, and let other people take bullets. And then we'll see, see where the cards fall.
Jarett Wieselman: Yeah, it's interesting, 'cause she is such a fan of the show, you know. Sort of like Rob C., like she knows everything about every cast member. So she sort of knows how to play the game, which could really work to her advantage, in terms of just letting other people do her dirty work.
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January 22, 2006: Transcript of Sally-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: 26-year-old social worker Sally has already proven her perseverance, just trying to get on Survivor.
Sally (pre-game interview): This was my fifth audtion tape, actually. So apparently the fifth time is the charm for me. You know, I've seen people in this game before that are just like, 'I don't want to vote this person off,' and I'm like, 'What are you doing?' You know, like vote 'em off!
Jeff Probst: Sally, I think, gets the game, and she might know that the place to stay is somewhere more in the middle, never on the bottom and never at the top."

January 9, 2006: Officially revealed as a contestant on Survivor: Panama - Exile Island on the Early Show.
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Sally's bio, from the CBS Survivor: Panama site:
Born and raised in Duluth, Minnesota, Sally Schumann spent a lot of time outdoors. She attended Bethel College in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she played midfield on the women's soccer team and earned her Bachelor's Degree in social work. She spent the last four years employed as a social worker and varsity girl's soccer coach at Buffalo High School in Buffalo, Minnesota.

Sally describes herself as compassionate, competitive and funny. The accomplishment she is proudest of is having trained for and completed her first marathon last summer. Her favorite sports to watch include baseball and hockey. She enjoys many outdoor activities, such as fishing, camping and playing broomball. Reading, listening to music and spending time with friends and her dog, Darby, rank among her other pleasures. Photography is her greatest passion; a day spent behind her camera is a day well spent.

SURVIVOR and THE AMAZING RACE are the television shows Schumann never misses. A huge SURVIVOR fan, she has applied for the show a total of five times. This was the first time she made it to the semifinals. Schumann believes she has a great shot at winning because she is determined and competitive, and she enjoys building relationships with people. She draws strength and inspiration from her older sister, whom she admires more than anyone else.

Schumann recently went through a divorce and is currently dating her best friend. She currently lives in Chicago, where she works as a waitress and bartender. Her birth date is December 10, 1978.

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