Survivor: The Amazon contestants - additional information
Deena Bennett Jeanne Hebert JanetKoth Shawna Mitchell
Jenna Morasca Christy Smith Heidi Strobel JoAnna Ward
Ryan Aiken Alex Bell Rob Cesternino Dave Johnson
Butch Lockley Daniel Lue Roger Sexton Matthew von Ertfelda
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Daniel Lue

27, Houston, TX
Tax accountant

- B.A., University of Texas, Austin. - Official CBS bio
- Audition video
- CBS intro (pre-game) video

Contestant-related press and rumors
Date Story Source
January 14, 2003 - Jeff Probst quote: "The way Daniel portrayed himself to us was as the great Asian hope," Jeff Probst, Survivor host, told the Chronicle. "He said, `You guys have not portrayed Asians correctly yet, and I'm going to do it.' I think what describes him best is that he's a self-proclaimed 98-pound weakling who transformed his body into sort of a bodybuilder, and he's really proud of that. He thinks that will give him a big advantage, having the will power to accomplish something like that." - Houston Chronicle.
January 13, 2003 Manuel Mendoza's pre-game quotes and impressions (italics ours):
- " Initial impression: Eager. Distinction: Worked at Arthur Andersen."
- "Who are you? 'I wanted to be the first Asian guy on the show. In the media, we're bookworms, we can't drive straight, we own Laundromats. I wanted to show the truth. We can be bold and adventurous. We can be good looking and muscular.'"
- "On the his former job: 'I'm used to being surrounded by rats and snakes. The biggest difference is in the jungle the snakes are a lot less slimy.'"
- "Post-Survivor show-biz prospects: 'Being on Survivor is not automatically going to give me a role in a TV show or movie. Anybody who thinks that is lying to themselves. But I would like to do acting or hosting because TV is the best way to reach people. I might as well step up and be the hero.'"
- Dallas Morning News.
January 11, 2003 - Reality News Online updates their previous article, in which they profiled Daniel as a contender for MTV's Tough Enough reality-wrestling show. Daniel quote from that era: "In the ten years of MTV reality shows such as Real World and Road Rules, there has not been an Asian-American guy in the cast. There really isn't anyone on TV that Asian American guys can relate to. I will be that person." - Reality News Online.

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