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Survivor and Big Brother are casting

by Michael Pascua, posted Apr 9th 2009 4:32PM
The Logo for Big Brother 10CBS is looking for contestants for two of their biggest reality shows. Season 19 of Survivor had an original application deadline of January 14, but it seems as though there aren't enough quality people applying. They are hoping to fill both casts of Season 19 and Season 20.

If roughing it isn't your style, consider being in a house without entertainment. Big Brother 11 is casting for the summer season. Sure the prize is only $500,000, but you won't come home with any stomach viruses.

Casting on both shows have been hit or miss. In Survivor: Tocantins, 12 of the 16 contestants were recruited. This includes the latest castoff, Sydney who was recruited from a bar.

I appreciate that Survivor emphasizes that you don't need wilderness training in their application. Their most important questions involve things like swimming and allergies. On the other side, Big Brother has the most interesting and probing questions. Their application includes:

  • Are there any nude or other revealing or compromising images of you that are available publicly either through the Internet, video or otherwise?
  • Have you ever been to a nude beach?
  • Have you ever been diagnosed with, or treated for, alcoholism or any other drug-related addiction?

Clearly Big Brother needs to make sure that people aren't too paranoid about voyeurism, but also can get lubricated and throw a good classic reality television fight. It's strange because Survivor doesn't ask about nudity, but probably has shown more on national television (I'm not counting Showtime's Big Brother After Dark).

Both applications recycle a lot of the same questions. If you're willing to be on a reality show, then I'd suggest applying for both to widen your chances. I would apply to Survivor, in hopes that I was picked for The Amazing Race. Cross-pollination occurs once in a while. Either way, you can find the applications at these links:

Survivor Application
Big Brother Application

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Joyce N.

If I were 40 years younger, I'd apply for 39 days of Survivor in a New York minute. On the other hand, I couldn't spend five minutes in Big Brothers' house of ill repute. The people they've cast for the last few seasons are bottom of the barrel society rejects. That show used to be fun to watch, now it's just waiting to see who has the least morals and how far they'll go to win that half a mil.

April 09 2009 at 11:06 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Mike McNamara

Sure the prize is only $500,000, but you won't come home with any stomach viruses.

Based on the little bit of Big Brother I've seen or heard about over the years, I don't think there's other viruses you may need to worry about in that house.

April 09 2009 at 10:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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