An owner-operator from Texas is making a name for himself on TV as a cast member on the 37th season of CBS’ Survivor.
Carl Boudreaux, a 41-year-old independent trucker from Beaumont, Texas, has been driving 17 years and has hauled chemicals for the past 12 years. When not on the road he said he rides his horse, enjoys fishing and spending time with his family.
Survivor airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. Eastern on CBS. Two episodes have aired so far this season, and Boudreaux has yet to be voted off.
The premise of “Survivor” is simple: two groups of people on a remote island compete against each other in various challenges. Along the way team members are eliminated until there is only one Sole Survivor who wins $1 million.
In an interview on the show’s website, Boudreaux said he wanted to be on the show “…to win a million dollars to put my family in a better financial situation. I love the show and have always wanted to be a part of it.” He says he thinks he can do that because, “I feel that I can outwit, outlast and outplay everyone else.”
And, when asked what three things he would take to the island — in this case Mamanuca Island, Fiji — Boudreaux said, “A picture of my family, a prayer card, my pocket Bible.”
David Hollis, editor of Overdrive‘s sister site Truckers News will be recapping each episode to keep track of how Boudreaux does.
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— SURVIVOR (@survivorcbs) September 12, 2018