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Probst: I think they're
actually pretty diverse. Not only in color and
background and lifestyle but also just points of
view. The big theme is blood versus water.
We pitted the loved ones directly against each
other. There is no where to hide. Three
minutes in, you will see one pair of loved ones
squaring off. That's blood versus water.
Let's start with Val and
Jeremy. As a couple, I like them a lot. I
like that he's a firefighter and she's a cop, although
she's not going to tell anybody that she's a
cop. We've seen cops in the past have great
observational qualities. She's no
different. Val's husband, Jeremy, super likeable
guy. He has such a great social way about
him. I'm guessing part of that comes from the
fact that he's a fireman.
Jeremy: Hi, my name is
Jeremy. I'm a firefighter. If she wins,
it's a failure, and I'm gonna be pissed off. I
want to win that bad.
Probst: Drew and Alex.
Drew: His nickname's
Squirrel. Let's get it started, because he's the
squirreliest person I know.
Probst: One is slightly older
than the other, and that seems to be a bit of an issue
between them. Let's start with the older
brother, Drew. He's cocky. He's got a
swagger. I think Drew's biggest obstacle will be
Drew. I think he can rub people the wrong
way. It's known if he can quickly reassess and
adapt and be a little more low key. Alec, I
think is a bit of a dark horse. Sometimes the
younger brother rises above and surpasses.
Alec: I know how to rough
it. I've been to the Everglades for three or
four days in a row. It's me out here and I am a
Probst: John and Jaclyn, they
get labeled probably as Barbie and Ken, because he's
got the square chiseled jaw and she's got the beauty
pageant looks. I don't think they're going to
play as a couple. Jon is probably going to be
really happy, cause it releases him from the responsibility
of taking care of his loved one. I think Jaclyn
is going to be surprised by that. I'm
really curious how it's gonna go for Jaclyn.
Jaclyn: It's hard for
me. The unknown stresses me out.
Probst: Wes and Keith. I
like these guys a lot. They come from the same
cloth. You see the son in the father and vice
verse. I love that they share this passion for
firefighting. The son is following in the
father's footsteps. I would say on Day 1 that I
think that they are both pretty good guys. I
think they are going to be relatable to a huge
part of the county. I love how they speak, I
love the texture of their language.
Keith: We're kind of outdoor
guys anyway, in Louisiana.
Probst: I don't think Wes has
flown all over the country. You know, some of
these people have traveled a lot. This is a big
deal for them to come to Nicaragua.
Missy and Baylor. Missy, as a
mom, sounds like she's been as much of a friend as she
has been a mom.
Missy: We're the same person,
except she's just...
Missy: ...a few years younger
Baylor: She's forty.
Probst: She's been through a
lot of relationships. She's not afraid of men.
She's not afraid to get involved. Her daughter
has been watching this whole time. Watching how
she deals with men. Watching how she deals with
relationships. So, Baylor, even though she's
only 20, is still coming into the game with a little
more life experience than your typical young
person. Missy, I think, could make some
alliances. I think she's open and kind of funny
and likeable and definitely has a self-deprecating
sense of humor. That's a quality that I would
look for. Baylor, somebody is going to have to
pick Baylor to be in their alliance, cause I don't
think she's gonna pick anybody. There are very
few people in their early 20s that come in and hit
I think the twins a lot, and I love
that they were on Amazing Race. I love when
people come in here and play the game.
Nadiya: Well, we grew up in
Sri Lanka, so we grew up on an island.
Natalie: So with the elements,
I think we'll be right at home.
Probst: That will help them a
lot. I think that a lot of other people, in
their first time playing, they scurry about. I
see in those girls a real relaxed attitude. I'm
curious how they're going to do separately. If
Nadiya and Natalie were playing together, I don't
trust them. Separating them, I'm open.
John and Julie. John Rocker is
a Major League Baseball pitcher. He's famous for
making some very controversial statements about how he
views the world. He comes into this game with a
lot of baggage that he can't get rid of. When we
talked to Rocker about that, we said, "Why would
you play a game in which it's all about social
dynamics; knowing people have lots of reasons to not
like you." And he said, "Cause that's
what makes it interesting. I like to play
Rocker: I was raised in a
professional baseball clubhouse and still carry a lot
of that idiocy with me. She already told me;
she'd throw me under the bus.
Julie: I'm out here to do a
certain thing, and just get as far as I can.
Probst: John's girlfriend,
Julie, is a big question mark for me. I don't
know which way to go. I've had moments where I
thought Julie was going to wilt up and die. Then
Julie gets down in the dirt and says, "This feels
good." I think she could be a force.
I just don't know which way she is gonna go. And
I don't know if Julie knows, either.
Josh and Reed are without question
two of my favorite people we've ever had on the
show. As a couple, I like them even more.
I love that they are out as a gay couple.
Reed: I'm Reed; this is
Probst: Josh, I'm guessing, is
going to assimilate a little more quickly than
Reed. I think Josh is so likeable that his
biggest obstacle will be somebody going, "There's
just no way I'm letting you last long."
Reed is excitable and he's excited to be out here, but
when you go back to the beach you want to be
calm. I don't know what Reed's gonna
do. I hope Reed gets into a real alliance, cause
oftentimes you see it and you go, "That's a good
alliance." You guys are dead.
Dale and Kelley, interesting couple
in that you have a father and a daughter, the father
divorced with Kelley was young and remarried.
That's a hard thing to go through as a kid; have a new
parent come in. I think there was some
conflict in there and they didn't talk for
awhile. Kelley wants to rekindle this. I'm
sensing from the dad that, not that he doesn't want
to, but he doesn't really understand how much she
wants to. So this could be a really great
experience for them.
Dale: With a loved one, you've
always got that little bird on your shoulder saying,
"Your daughter's over there."
Probst: Maybe this show has a
purpose for them. Maybe Kelley will blindside
her dad and say, "Now we're even."
That's worth watching.