UNC student featured in fall 'Survivor' cast

Posted August 21, 2013

— A student from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is featured in the fall season of "Survivor." Marissa Peterson, 21, joins her uncle, Gervase Peterson on "Survivor: Blood vs. Water," which debuts Sept. 18 on CBS.

This season's "Survivor" pits previous contestants – Gervase was a competitor on "Survivor: Borneo" – against a loved one. 

"I don't think every couple is going to choose to support their partner," said host Jeff Probst. 

Gervase said of Marissa, "She is just as driven, focused and competitive as me."

The Petersons will compete against each other and nine other pairs for the cash prize.




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  • archmaker Aug 22, 2013

    that show is still on?

  • dalittle0717 Aug 21, 2013

    What about Candice Cody. She is also a graduate of UNC, and is now a 3 time contestant!