Two people from South Carolina will try to be the next “Survivor” as they compete in the newest season of the reality adventure series debuting Feb. 15.
Jay Byars – a Matthew McConaughey look-alike – is a 25-year-old model living in Gaffney. He told CBS that his hero is the adventure TV host Bear Grylls and counts several mission trips abroad in his experience.
Chelsea Meissner, a 26-year-old saleswoman from Charleston, also is competing. She was a champion equestrian rider and is inspired by her mother, who raised Chelsea as a single mom and now lives with Lyme disease.
This “Survivor” season pits men against women, who all have to live on one island. The prize still is $1 million for the person who can outlast and outwit the others.