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Hazleton Native To Compete On ‘Survivor’

February 4, 2019
Hazleton Native To Compete On ‘Survivor’

A Hazleton native will try to outwit, outlast and outplay 17 other contestants on the upcoming season of “Survivor.” Julia Carter, 24, a medical assistant now living in Bethesda, Maryland, traveled to the Mamanuca Islands of Fiji to film the reality show. “Survivor,” which is in its 38th season, takes contestants to a remote location where they must provide food, water, fire and shelter for themselves. They also compete in challenges for rewards and for “immunity” from elimination. Contestants are voted out by their fellow cast members until only one remains. This installment of “Survivor,” called “Edge of Extinction,” features a twist. According to the Hollywood Reporter, when a person is eliminated, he or she has two options. “Heading down the long and lonely path of elimination, the ousted player will encounter a sign at the end of the road, offering them one of two choices: throw in the towel, or follow an additional path to get on a boat and continue the game,” the Hollywood Reporter notes. According to Entertainment Weekly, Carter said she would bring the following items with her: “Pen and paper to document my thoughts, stories and strategy. A radio or something to play music because music (keeps me) going. Picture of my family. Everything I do is for them. This would help me get through rough times in the game.” Carter, who was not immediately available for comment, lists her claim to fame as, “I definitely feel proud to be the first in the family to graduate college and pave the way for my younger sister and family members.” CBS officials said they’ll soon make Carter available for interviews. The new season of “Survivor” debuts at 8 p.m. Feb. 20. — STAFF REPORT

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