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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JoAnna Ward

31, Orangeburg, SC
"Guidance counselor," also certified Aerobics instructor. Acted in commercials, movie.

- B.A., M.A., South Carolina State. - Official CBS bio
- Audition video
- CBS intro (pre-game) video

Contestant-related press and rumors
Date Story Source
January 15, 2003 - Another article lifted from CBS site, but also possible source of future local press. - WBTW TV (CBS affiliate) Myrtle Beach, SC.
January 14, 2003 - Article directly ripped from CBS site, but possible source of future local press. - WLTX TV (CBS affiliate), Columbia, SC.
January 14, 2003 - Local press contacted her alleged school district, and discovered she's not currently a guidance counselor, but rather "The human relations department of Orangeburg Consolidated School District 5 said last year's list of available substitute teachers included 'Joanne' Ward of Orangeburg, whose qualifications include guidance." JoAnna and CBS were, of course, unavailabe for comment. - South Carolina Times and Democrat.
January 13, 2003

Manuel Mendoza's quotes and impressions: - "Religious.... She'll be voted off in a hurry."
- "Strategy: 'Praise God if I get voted off first, praise God if I win, because I'm a God pleaser, not a man pleaser. He's been there for me, not these 16 people, not this show.'"
- "Post-Survivor show-biz prospects: 'If that's what the Lord has in store for me, that's what I'll do. I know I'm going to be a billionaire. I'm a billionairess-in-training.'"

- Dallas Morning News.
January 11, 2003 - Jeff Probst quote in the hard copy edition of TV Guide: "She says, 'I'm going to praise, not preach.' It could drive people nuts." Which fits well with her CBS bio quote: "One of my most enjoyable hobbies is lifting up the name of the Lord Jesus Christ in pure praise and worship." - TV Guide.

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