When this did not happen, the producers turned to recruiting and in the end, only one contestant had actually submitted an application to be on the show.
After the '98 season, Calderon had the opportunity to play professionally in Barcelona, Spain, yet hadn't completed his degree.
He was, you see, a player, good enough in the late-1990s to play for Long Beach State University and even be the team captain as a senior, leading the 49ers to the NCAA Tournament.
Adam Gentry is a contestant from Survivor: Cook Islands.
The last standing former Rarotonga in opposition to the mighty Aitu Four alliance, Adam seized control on all incarnations of his tribe and was in the power position in many instances, especially when it came to voting out tribe mates during the mutiny.
Fiji and San Juan del Sur proceeded with an uneven gender balance.
This occurrence made the show's fourteenth season, Fiji, the only season in the history of the show to start with an odd number of players.Calderon's volleyball success – as a player and coach – pale to his worldwide fame achieved a year ago on .Calderon was one of two gay Survivors on the show (along with Brad Virata), though the sexual orientation of both was never disclosed on-air."I was at a point that, I wanted to be out; I just didn't know how to come out. I’ve gotten closer to them (since coming out), and that’s something I was scared about (when I was coming out.)” Now appearing: Was a special guest in May at the Long Beach Gay Pride Parade.The past three months (since coming out) have been great. Scheduled for appearances at Gay Pride events this summer in Atlanta, Kansas City and Orlando, among others. I never thought I’d be at this point, at this comfortable level (in the gay community).” Could you have been out while playing in college? At that time, I don’t think people were as accepting; people were a little more ignorant, un-educated. If I was in college now, I would be able to be out, but not back then."I don't live in a stereotypical gay world," said Calderon, 31, who still lives in Long Beach.