Name: Jeremy Collins (36)
Tribe Designation: TBD
Relationship to Significant Castaway: Val’s husband
Current Residence: Foxboro, Mass.
Occupation: Cambridge Firefighter
Personal Claim to Fame: I am proud of making it to the professional indoor football league without playing college football.
Inspiration in Life: My mom because she helped raise seven children while my dad worked. I don’t know how she didn’t lose anyone and she fed and put clothes on our backs – not to mention the amount of laundry she had to do.
Hobbies: Basketball, working out, fantasy football and coaching my daughters.
Pet Peeves: One-uppers and know-it-alls.
3 Words to Describe You: Athletic, straight forward and smiley.
If You Could Have 3 Things on The Island What Would They Be? 1) Bracelet from my daughters 2) Pictures of my daughters 3) Picture of my mother
SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: I always liked JT and James but I think Tyson (the third time he played) is similar to how I would have played.
Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: The million dollars but I also feel my personality, body type and mind set is perfect for this game.
Why You Think You’ll “Survive” SURVIVOR: I will help out around camp gathering wood for fires or shelter and getting coconuts. I will also be a monster at physical challenges.
Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: I believe my whole make up is prime for this game. I don’t need to eat much, I am athletic and I am likeable. I also can make people feel like I like them even if I don’t which will help in blindsides.
What Does It Mean to You to Play Survivor with Your Loved One? Playing with my loved one would be stressful and emotional. I know it is going to be tough out there and I will worry about my wife being hungry, cold and tired.
Name: Val Collins (35)
Tribe Designation: TBD
Relationship to Significant Castaway: Jeremy’s wife
Current Residence: Foxboro, Mass. Occupation: Foxboro Police Officer
Personal Claim to Fame: My family.
Inspiration in Life: My mom who was a single mom working many jobs to support us.
Hobbies: Sports, running, Crossfit and reading.
Pet Peeves: Liars.
3 Words to Describe You: Competitive, loving and loyal.
If You Could Have 3 Things on The Island What Would They Be and Why? 1) Picture of my daughters Jordyn & Camryn to inspire me 2) A lokai bracelet with mud from the Dead Sea to remind me to be hopeful at my lowest point and water from Mt. Everest to remind me to stay hopeful at my highest point. 3) Matching bracelet I share with my kids to feel connected to them
SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: Monica and Taj.
Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: Winning!
Why You Think You’ll “Survive” SURVIVOR: I have mental toughness, I’m strong and I’m patient.
Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: I have the mental toughness. I respect the game. You need to respect the game to play it. I know how to play the social game and will pay attention to opponents’ advantages before they realize them and use them as options.
What Does It Mean to You to Play Survivor with Your Loved One? I am excited to play the game with Jeremy but our game will probably be different and that will be hard because I may have to change my game and go against my gut based on his instinct. Playing with a loved one brings emotions to the game right from the beginning. You have to watch their back just as much.