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Survivor: South Pacific - Meet Albert

Posted on the 25 August 2011 by Tvgeek @TVGeek_blog
Survivor: South Pacific - Meet AlbertName: Albert Destrade Age: 26Tribe designation: Upolu­Current residence: Plantation, FloridaOccupation: Baseball/Dating Coach­­­­

­­Personal claim to fame: I hit my first college home run off of a guy that was a 1st round ­d­raft pick.­Inspiration in life: I'm going to go with the lead character from the movie "Bull Durham." Kevin Costner's "Crash Davis" exemplifies a lot of attributes I can relate to. He is a hero of mine because of how he goes about his business as a ballplayer. He's a life-grinder. Plus, he's colorful and full of wisdom.Hobbies: Poker, writing and exercise.Pet peeves: I have little to no patience for ignorance. People who are uninformed about something, yet insist to be opinionated about it, really irritate me. I also get bothered by mentally weak people.3 words to describe you: Versatile, dynamic and resourceful.Survivor contestant you are most like: I really like how J.T. managed to forge himself as a leader on Season 18 without being overbearing or bossy whatsoever. He commanded respect and led by example.Reason for being on Survivor: I have a legitimate chance to win one million dollars. Also, I can prove to myself that I can beat all in a game of strength, strategy and will.Why you think you'll "survive" Survivor: I was a Division I college athlete as recently as four years ago. I am a tough guy to beat in challenges. I’m a team player and I don’t have a problem contributing to any construction, hunting, fishing or gathering.Why you think you will be the sole Survivor: I know that I possess a unique combination of attributes that would make me a favorite in this game. I’m athletic and very socially adept. I’m calculated and self-aware. Ultimately, if you combine my awareness, physical strength and social calibration, I bring a lot to the table.

I think Albert could be underestimated at first as a strategist, but become an important physical player for Upolu, a tribe that lacks strong males, seeing how Coach was never very physical, Brandon doesn't seem like a threat and Rick is a lot older than the rest.His career as a dating coach will definitely help him get along with his tribesmates and he will be able to influence people. I'm hoping he will get along with Coach based on their similar backgrounds, I'd like to see an alliance with the two of them. He sounds a bit smug, but if he doesn't act like that from the beginning, he will be safe until the merge. In competitions, he will be an important asset for Upolu when put against Ozzy, and I hope to see some entertaining matches.Will he get far? I predict he will make the merge, and afterwards it will depend on whether he can win immunity or make a social game that will be stronger than his being perceived as a physical threat and be voted out the first time he doesn't win the necklace.My take: yey! I had him pinned down initially only as a physical threat, but after seeing his video, I hope he might be a well rounded competitor. 

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