Wednesday, January 25, 2006

New 'Survivor' Castaways: A Closer Look at Danielle DiLorenzo

Thanks for bearing with me during today's entries as I finish off my 'Closer Look at...' series with photos of the new 'Survivor' cast along with my own thoughts and predictions for their chances on the show. I've been working both first name alphabetical ends towards the middle and this is the final castaway.

It's Danielle DiLorenzo, the 24 year old medical sales rep who was raised in Lynnfield, MA -- a small town outside of Boston. She's currently residing in Pompano Beach, FL. (Should I predict a Boston accent? Boston Rob done woman.) She has a very strong athletic background which is evidenced by her high school soccer, basketball and track activities. She set school records in track. (Watch out Survivor dudes!) At the age of 16, she represented the United States at the World Gothia Cup (soccer, I believe) and has also worked with the Ford Modeling Agency.

Hmmm... a knee injury kept her from playing soccer at Quinnipiac University and she transferred to Northeastern where she earned her bachelors in business. I don't know if the knee injury is something which still affects her, but she does have a set workout routine and seems to be a true athlete kinda gal. An excerpt from her bio: "DiLorenzo's regular workout routine includes kickboxing and soccer. Her favorite hobbies include dancing and traveling. She describes herself as driven, intelligent, vivacious, strong-minded, athletic, genuine and good-hearted." Again, like Misty, she's not listing why she thinks she will win. But, I'm getting more about her drive and sense of competition in reading about her. At the risk of sounding stereotypical, I see that all it says about her relationship is that she's in a two year old relationship. Okay, call me stereotyping. It doesn't really matter. What matters will be how well she does on the show.

Onto her CBS Favorites page:
Heehee... she likes the smell of Febreeze. I bet the Febreeze folks like the free testimonial. (If Febreeze wants to send me samples, go for it!) Another Patriots, Red Sox fan... feh. I like her choices of movies and TV shows -- I detect a bit of urban edge to her. Music is mostly modern pop or rap. Magazines and books show an intellectual leaning. Nice food choices. Jockette that she is, her favorite non-alcoholic drink is Gatorade. I coulda guessed!

Time for my prediction. Well, I think she's going to be a very strong competitor. She's smart, athletic and has the drive to finish it all. About the only thing I can see getting in her way would be either being perceived as a threat or has a personality which will alienate others. Not an early boot, I don't think. I think she might even make the Final Four dependent on the two possible problems I mentioned.

Your thoughts?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Not sure if she can win. Probably has as good a chance as anyone. Just hope she stays around for a long time since she looks great in a bikini!