Excerpts from his CBS.com Survivor: Philippines bio
"Personal Claim to Fame: Being a good
Inspiration in Life: My dad because
he was a very ordinary guy, but a damn good dad. He really
loved his family and was a perfect example of what a husband
should be to his wife, and what a dad should be to his
Hobbies: Riding my motorcycle,
mountain biking and skiing.
If You Could Have 3 Things on The Island What Would
They Be and Why? I would bring my 'Terrible
Towel' because I’m an avid Steelers fan and I’m
always looking for converts. That’s it!
Reason for Being on Survivor: First,
the game kicked my butt and I want payback. Second, I want
to show people that failure doesn’t always mean the
Why You Think You’ll 'Survive' Survivor: I
bring strength for the physically demanding challenges.
I’m cunning – I know how to get my way without
being overly confrontational. And, I have a sense of humor.
I love making people laugh.
Why You Think You Will Be the Sole Survivor: Because
I’ve already tried the failure route. I’m gonna
take a different path and win this time!"
From his EW.com pre-game interview, by Dalton
"For many — including host Jeff Probst —
Russell Swan’s exit from Survivor: Samoa was
the scariest Survivor moment ever, as
dehydration caused Swan’s eyes to roll back in his
head as he lost consciousness. 'That situation broke me,'
the 45-year-old Swan told EW.com while on location.
'I’ve had challenges in my life before, but nothing
like that. It challenged the very core of who I was. I
always thought, if nothing else, I can always depend on my
physical prowess. And after eight applications, waiting 10
years, I finally get on the show only to get carried out on
my back. Worst thing I could have ever imagined.'"