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Mike Skupin of 'Survivor Philippines'

Returning Castaway on 'Survivor' Season 25

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Mike Skupin of Survivor: Philippines
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Mike Skupin

  • Birth Year: 1962
  • Hometown: Farmington Hills, Michigan
  • Occupation: Software engineer/Inspirational Speaker
  • Little known fact: Mike was the first ever person to be medically evacuated from a Survivor competition, after he fell into a campfire and was severely burned. Yet he remains a positive, "The glass is always full" kind of guy.
  • Chance of winning: Great. As a returning player, Mike knows the ropes from Survivor: Australia Outback. But that was the second season and things have only gotten tougher in a decade of competition. Still, he makes a good argument for his potential to win: "The physical part I’m ultra prepared for. I never stop moving. The survival part won’t be an issue. I grew up in the woods. My crazy family life has prepared me exceptionally for the mental part: I’m surviving seven kids!"

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