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High Point Man Chosen For Next 'Survivor' Show

Posted January 9, 2006 11:06 a.m. EST

— A High Point man was picked as one of 16 people to be on the new Survivor TV show set in Panama.

Austin Carty, 24, was born and raised in High Point. He studied for three years at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., where he played soccer while studying speech communications and public speaking.

Carty is currently an author. In 2003, his first novel, "

Somewhere Beyond Here

," was published, according to the

CBS Survivor Web site

. The bio said that he supplements his income with modeling for print and commercial advertising. He has previously worked in retail, as a waiter and as a bartender.

Carty enjoys writing, reading, playing guitar and piano. His favorite sport is soccer.

Carty is currently single and residing in High Point. His sister, Elizabeth, is currently

Miss United States Teen

. Austin Carty's birth date is April 29, 1981.

This latest installment of Survivor will premiere on Thursday, Feb. 2 at 8 p.m.