Name: Jon Misch (26)
Tribe Designation: TBD
Relationship to Significant Castaway: Jaclyn’s boyfriend
Current Residence: Waterford, Mich.
Occupation: Financial assistant
Personal Claim to Fame: Winning a big 10 championship at Michigan State University.
Inspiration in Life: My sister, Lara who has worked hard for everything she has and is an incredible role model. She inspires me to work hard and to appreciate things more. Seeing how hard she works to take care of her family reminds me how things aren't always as easy as we wish they were. She works harder than anyone I know.
Hobbies: Working out, playing piano and researching wine.
Pet Peeves: People with too many pet peeves.
3 Words to Describe You: Outgoing, unpredictable and intuitive.
If You Could Have 3 Things on The Island What Would They Be and Why? 1) Piano – to play and entertain myself and others 2) Football – for entertainment and to make friends 3) Wine – to get drunk – duh!
SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: Hayden. I feel my personality is a lot like his and he’s also an athlete that uses his head.
Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: The experience and the competition. It’s unique and completely social which would be fun to experience.
Why You Think You’ll “Survive” SURVIVOR: I can build a fire from scratch, debone/gut a fish, catch lizards and lift things up and put them down.
Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: I have very good social and physical skills. I can read people well and I’m good at telling them what they need to hear.
What Does It Mean to You to Play Survivor with Your Loved One? Playing with Jaclyn is an incredible opportunity. I've learned in the past that experiencing adversity with others can build the relationship you have together (if you do it correctly). Since there is no experience like that of Survivor, there's no telling the amount that can be gained by triumphing through the challenges that present themselves on a daily basis, let alone those found in treemail!
Name: Jaclyn Schultz (25)
Tribe Designation: TBD
Relationship to Significant Castaway: Jon’s girlfriend
Current Residence: Las Vegas, Nev.
Occupation: Media Buyer
Personal Claim to Fame: Winning the title of Miss Michigan USA 2013, the first pageant I ever competed in and using the platform to be the first woman to ever come out with having MRKH syndrome (born without a uterus) on an international scale. MRKH syndrome affects 1 in approximately 4,500 women around the world.
Inspiration in Life: Giuliana Rancic for being so strong and open with her and her husband’s journey with surrogacy.
Hobbies: Working out, painting and learning about wine.
Pet Peeves: Waiting in line
3 Words to Describe You: Spontaneous, loyal and versatile.
If You Could Have 3 Things on The Island What Would They Be and Why? 1) My cell phone for photos 2) The Bible to keep my mind occupied 3) A stuffed animal to sleep with
SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: Jefra
Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: To challenge myself socially, mentally and physically. Also, to win the million dollars to be able to adopt and have a surrogate to start a family.
Why You Think You’ll “Survive” SURVIVOR: I am a survivor in my everyday life because I was diagnosed with a life altering syndrome at 16 and didn't let it destroy me. Being told I wasn't "normal" and could never have kids was the last thing I wanted to hear at that age. I've learned to try and turn every negative into a positive and that life will always throw hard things at you, but it's how you handle those obstacles that matter the most. This game is tough. It's challenging mentally, socially and physically and I know that I can overcome anything is thrown at me no matter how bad it hurts and no matter how many times I break down just because I have in my life.
Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: I will never give up. No matter what happens in the game, there are always loopholes and opportunities to change the way things are going. After my diagnosis, I realized that life may not always deal you a good hand, but it's how you play the hand that can change it around.
What Does It Mean to You to Play Survivor with Your Loved One? Jon and I get to experience something that only three or four couples ever have. Blood vs. Water seems to be so much harder than playing as an individual because we have to learn how to maneuver through this social and physical game together. Our sole purpose of being on this show is to challenge ourselves, but to also win to start a family by adoption or surrogacy.