September 16th, 2011 Last Updated on: February 16th, 2012
The latest edition of the CBS hit Show, Survivor, started this week with eighteen new castaways. Elyse Umemoto from Las Vegas is competing for the million dollar prize.
A 2nd runner up to Miss America, Elyse is part Native American. During the first episode she made a reference to her heritage by stating she hope the “Great Spirit” will help her survivor the experience.
From her profile on CBS:
Why you think you will be the sole SURVIVOR: It’s not just my character traits that make me a winner. It’s literally in my blood to survive. My Japanese grandfather spent his childhood in an internment camp. My German grandmother’s family has strong, long-standing ties with the government and fled immediately before the war. My Native American grandfather was the son of a deaf mute who learned English as a second language on the reservation by age 9. I have a passion for competition and I am the product of generations of TRUE survivors- their strength and resilience are a natural part of who I am.
Watch Survivor on CBS to see how far Elyse will make it in the game.
Elyse Umemoto Video Profile
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