Leif Manson


  • Leif Manson began Survivor: One World on the Manolo tribe


Now this is what I’m talking about. Finally, an interesting person.  I know, I’m not going to lie, it’s completely because he’s a little person.  If he were of average height, he looks like he’d be plain and boring, and shit, probably wouldn’t make the show.  However, it’s going to be awesome watching him compete because you know he’s going to bust his ass and prove he’s probably stronger than most of his tribe.  People may think he’s going to be a sideshow, but I think he’s the real deal and kick some ass.

That being said, he’s likely going to suffer the Kelly Bruno syndrome, and won’t win, almost guaranteed.  If people don’t remember, Bruno was the girl with one leg who competed just as well as those with two legs, however that was mentioned a lot and she became a threat because of it.  I mean what type of lunatic wouldn’t vote for Kelly if she somehow made it to the finals with one leg?

Leif is going to suffer the same fate.  Early on, he won’t be a target because he’s small and they’ll think he’s just a ratings grabber. Suddenly, when he’s winning challenges and shit, and people realize he’s a threat, he’s gone.  I already know nobody wants to sit next to him in the finals, so I’ll be shocked if he makes merge… despite likely deserving it.


Name (Age): Leif Manson (27)
Tribe Designation: Manono
Current Residence: San Diego, Calif.
Occupation: Phlebotomist
Personal Claim to Fame: Smoking the best turkey, roasts and meats for big family events. Also, meeting and working with Billy Barty and Mickey Rooney in the same day.
Inspiration in Life:  My daughter, who I want to provide the best life for. My closest family and friends, who have been there for me when I fall, and pushed me higher when I succeed. My father-in-law, because he is a perfect role-model. Not only is he brilliant, selfless, dependable, but he is also patient and always willing to give great advice.
Hobbies: Paintballing, snowboarding and weight-lifting.
Pet Peeves: Being taken advantage of and back-stabbers.
3 Words to Describe You: Agile, adventurous and perseverant.
SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: Fabio, because his wit and skills were misjudged and underestimated but he outplayed them all in the end.
Reason for Being on SURVIVOR:  To build my own self-confidence and to become more knowledgeable on what to “survive” truly means.
Why You Think You’ll “Survive” SURVIVOR: I am knowledgeable about the wilderness; I can tell direction without a compass regardless of day or night. I can fish and build fire without using modern tools. I’m definitely a handy man and very physically fit and strong.
Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: Because I am beyond willing, ready and able to “outwit, outplay and outlast” all the others.


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