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Name (Age): Jay Byars (25)
Tribe Designation: Manono
Current Residence: Gaffney, S.C.  
Occupation: Model 
Personal Claim to Fame: Being a part of four different mission trips to four different countries. 
Inspiration in Life: Bear Grylls – that guy is crazy! And, I just found out he is a Christian. I love his “I can go anywhere and do anything mentality.” 
Hobbies: Working out, indoor rock climbing and motocross. 
Pet Peeves: Smacking gum, bad breath and clingy texters. 
3 Words to Describe You: Active, daring and charming.
SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: Colby or Rupert. They tried to play the game fair and honest, but they didn’t have the physical ability to perform. I would choose their game play and my physicality.
Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: To experience life in an exciting and challenging way. I want to discover who I am and see if I can really outsmart everyone.
Why You Think You’ll “Survive” SURVIVOR: I have heart. Plus, I’m very level headed. I’m going to be calm and consistent when people are breaking down. 
Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: I know that I have the will and the skill to make it to the end. I have overcome a lot in life, and who you are is how you play. I’m a winner.