Santa Monica, CA
Born and raised in Hood River, Oregon, Brooke Struck attended Oregon State University, where she received her bachelorís degree with honors in political science and international studies with a minor in Spanish. After a year of volunteering for AmeriCorps, Struck began law school at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. She received her Juris Doctor degree in May 2005. Struck has lived abroad in both Spain and the UK.
Struck is very athletic and describes herself as enthusiastic, driven and intelligent, a great problem solver, and a creative thinker. She believes these skills and her competitive spirit will make her a useful member of the tribe. Having grown up on a farm in rural Oregon, she frequently went hiking, camping, and backpacking. Her motivation for being on the show is to win the game and to prove to herself she has the strength and skills to survive 39 days in the wild.
Struckís hero is her mother, whom she admires for always making others a priority over herself. Struckís father passed away when she was 11 years old, leaving her mom with three young children and a farm to run. Her motherís patience, faith, and kindness set the greatest example for how to live life.
Struckís hobbies include skiing, traveling, and playing with her dog, Toast, who is half golden retriever, half border collie.
Currently single, Struck resides in Hood River, Oregon. Her birth date is July 30, 1979.
Colors: Green, silver, gold
Scents: Vanilla, apple, jasmine
Flowers: Lily, peony, wild rose
Board Games: Trivial Pursuit, Scrabble, Beyond Balderdash
Video Games: Any computer card games
Sports to Play: Tennis, beach volleyball, croquet, bocce ball
Sports Teams: Portland Trail Blazers, OSU Beavers
Outdoor Activities: Skiing, hiking, camping, running, horseback riding
TV Shows: CSI:, Law & Order, Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica, Scrubs
Movies: Closer, Love Story, Better Off Dead
Actors: Adam Sandler, Ewan McGregor, Jimmy Stewart
Actresses: Nicole Kidman, Natalie Portman, Julia Roberts
Music: Dave Matthews, U2, Third Eye Blind
Magazines: Newsweek, InStyle
Books/Authors: C.S. Lewis, Mysterious Stranger by Mark Twain, Animal Farm by George Orwell
Cereals: Special K Red Berries, Lucky Charms
Fruits: No favorite
Snack Foods: Pretzels, Original Baked Lays, veggies & dip
Cookies: M&M and chocolate chip
Candy Bars: Hot Tamales, Peanut M&Mís
Alcoholic Drinks: Bud Light, Merlot, Chianti
Non-Alcoholic: Diet Coke, Chai Tea