Name (Age): David Samson (45)
Tribe Designation: Brains Tribe
Current Residence: Plantation, Fla.
Occupation: President, Miami Marlins
Personal Claim to Fame: Got local government in Miami to contribute over 350 million dollars to a new baseball park during the recession.
Inspiration in Life: My grandfather, who taught me how to both make money and be charitable.
Hobbies: Running, watching movies and traveling.
Pet Peeves: Laziness, entitlement and those who are not charitable.
3 Words to Describe You: Persistent, witty and aggressive.
If You Could Have 3 Things on The Island What Would They Be and Why? Ambien so I could sleep, lotion/sunblock so I would not burn but tan, and a baseball so I could have a catch.
SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: Boston Rob. He won the game before others thought it had started.
Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: Winning! The desire to be extraordinary and doing what all say they could not do.
Why You Think You’ll “Survive” SURVIVOR: My persistence in getting tasks done and by leading without actually being a leader.
Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: I always win, because people underestimate me.
Do You Consider Yourself a Brain, a Beauty or a Brawn? I consider myself 60% brain, 35% beauty and 5% brawn. While I have been able to accomplish certain athletic feats like being the only Team President to complete the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii, those feats are generally more a test of the mind than the body. The very hardest thing to accomplish is to convince your brain to keep going when your body is telling you to stop. I have been able to control my brain to maximize whatever talents I may have both on and off the field.
Who Do You Think Has the Best Chance in the Game of Survivor: Brains, Beauty or Brawn? I believe Brawn has the best chance because in Survivor, any inkling of a Brain is an automatic target due to the inherent insecurity of Brawn and Beauty.