How to Become a Contestant on Survivor

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There is no formal education requirement to become a Survivor contestant, but applicants do have to meet certain age and citizenship standards. The reality show Survivor airs on the CBS television network, and features a cast of strangers who must live on an island together for the duration of the program. Each week, one cast member is voted off the island until only two members remain.[1] The winner of the show's finale wins a $1 million cash prize.



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Survivor Contestant Job Overview

The show's production team chooses Survivor contestants from video auditions that are submitted over the Internet. Interested individuals must submit a 3 to 5 minute video explaining why they would make good contestants on the show.[2] Those who are chosen to appear on Survivor must sign a contract agreeing to be filmed 24 hours a day for seven weeks. They must also submit to a mental and physical examination and pass a criminal background check.[3]

Survivor Contestant Open Call Auditions

Open call auditions for Survivor are held in select U.S. cities during the spring and are hosted by CBS affiliates. All of the pertinent information, including the city, date, time, and venue are provided on the official Survivor website. In 2014, Survivor open call audition cities include Detroit, Michigan, and Las Vegas, Nevada.[4]

Survivor Contestant Education

Contestants who appear on the reality show Survivor are not required to complete a certain amount of education such as high school diploma or a college degree. However, the show's production company requires that all applicants be at least 18 years of age. In select U.S. states, the age requirement may be 19 or even 21 years of age.[3] In addition, all contestants must be legal residents of the United States at the time they apply for the show.[5]

Survivor Contestant Training

Survivor contestants do not have to undergo formal training of any kind. However, they must adjust to the living conditions on the show, which may include eating unusual foods or participating in extremely vigorous physical activity. Contestants must also learn the rules and regulations of the game, such as how to vote tribe members off the island, how to hold a tribal council, and how to behave normally in the presence of multiple video cameras.[3]

2010 Survivors Heroes vs Villains Finale

The winner of Survivor Heroes vs. Villains 2010 is chosen

Also See: How to Become a Contestant on American Idol, How to Become a Contestant on America's Got Talent, How to Become a Contestant on Britain's Got Talent, How to Become a Contestant on America's Next Top Model, How to Become a Real World Cast Member

References

  1. http://www.today.com/id/26726792/ns/today-today_entertainment/t/last-secrets-survivor-revealed/#.UyTS9fldUrU
  2. http://www.cbssurvivorcasting.com/Survivor-Audition-Video-Instructions
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 http://cbsdetroit.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/survivor-eligibility-requirements.pdf
  4. http://www.cbssurvivorcasting.com/Survivor-Open-Casting-Calls
  5. http://www.cbssurvivorcasting.com/Survivor-Casting-Faq