Name (Age): Carolyn Rivera, 52
Tribe Designation: White Collar
Current Residence: Tampa, Fla.
Occupation: Corporate Executive
Personal Claim to Fame: Maintaining a
36-year relationship with my husband, raising three successful kids, and
getting my master's degree while working full-time. I have also been
able to mentor others and guide them to complete their education.
Inspiration in Life: Hilary Clinton-
I think she represents women well. She is strong and she fights for good
causes. She handled adversity well and was able to keep her family
together through difficult times. She is a role model, strong willed,
highly competitive, inspiring, influential and assertive. She is the
Hobbies: Sports, karaoke and
What is your favorite sport? Softball
would be my favorite. I played in college and throughout my adult life.
I also love volleyball and soccer. I work out every day and love to
challenge myself by doing Tough Mudders.
Pet Peeves: I hate to be lied to (so
this should be interesting on Survivor). Do what you say you are going
to do. If something is wrong, you need to tell me because I can't read
your mind. Donít ask the question if you are not ready for the answer!
3 Words to Describe You: Competitive,
funny and passionate.
If You Could Have 3 Things on The Island What
Would They Be and Why? 1. An iPod with 39 days of battery life.
I listen to music to get pumped up before sporting events. 2. Warm
clothes because I hate being cold. 3. Picture of my family because I
know I would be thinking of them throughout my adventure. (See? New
Yorkers do have a sweet side!)
SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like:
I want to play like Sandra because she is two for two. I also loved
Denise because she was smart, in good shape and used her psychology
background to help her. She was able to hang with Malcolm and the older
crowd. I am going to play like that.
Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: My
primary motivation for being on Survivor is for the adventure of a
lifetime! It is my dream. Every time I watch an episode I picture myself
in the situation and I know I can win. I am also motivated by money so
the prize is very attractive. And then I will have a new favorite topic
for dinner conversations!
Why You'll "Survive" SURVIVOR:
I got the athletic game, no problem. I do not take crap from people
(yeah, New Yorker). I have a positive attitude, Iím very enthusiastic
and I can influence people. I have worked with all kinds of people at
all levels and cultures. I am certified in Myers Briggs and I teach
leadership skills. I am also funny so people will gravitate to me (as
long as you don't piss me off!).
Why Will You Be the Sole SURVIVOR:
Survivor is about 3 things. You have to be athletic, strategic and build
relationships. This game was made for me. I push myself to do things. I
am highly competitive and I know how to influence others. But I do need
to keep my Queenís attitude in check. You have to be a leader and know
when to make the big move. And look, I am a New Yorker and good TV! A
true winner for all!