Joe Mena -- 5 things to know about the 'Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers' castaway
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 09/27/2017
Joe Mena will be looking to win $1 million on the 35th season of Survivor dubbedSurvivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers this fall on CBS.
Survivor premieres September 27 at 8PM ET/PT on CBS and will feature Joe, a 34-year-old probation officer from Bronx, NY who currently resides in Tolland, CT. Joe will be playing on the Healers tribe called "Soko."
Survivor's new season will feature 18 castaways divided into three tribes, each comprised of six people, who possess similar characteristics that represent their profession or reputation, and how they are perceived by others. The other two tribes are "Levu" (Heroes) and "Yawa" (Hustlers).
"Heroes: They are heralded for their courage, their achievements, and ideals for which they stand," longtime host Jeff Probst said in a preview clip of Season 35 that aired during the reunion of last season'sSurvivor: Game Changers.
"[Healers] receive gratitude for their acts of service in helping people heal their emotional and physical pain. [Hustlers] are respected for their work ethic -- 'Get it done, no matter what.' They stop at nothing to achieve their goals."
Below is a list of 5 facts Reality TV World has compiled about Joe Mena:
- Joe's biggest pet peeves include that fake-energetic and fake-smile person that everybody knows. He also can't stand people who don't take responsibility for their actions and constantly give excuses. In addition, Joe doesn't want to be around someone who has to one up another person all the time.
- He enjoys working out, playing video games -- including fantasy football -- and playing sports, including flag football.
- Joe is proud of himself for obtaining a college degree because it allowed him to secure a career that provides his children with their wants and needs, as well as a lovely home to call their own.
- He compares himself to former Survivorcastaways Tony Vlachos for his understanding of how to manipulate others, Mike Holloway for his "balls to the walls" attitude, and Jeremy Collins for his ability to stay true to himself.
- Joe strictly wanted to playSurvivor for the money because he says it would take him over 10 years of working 40 hours a week to earn $1 million. He also wants to prove to his son what his lectures -- "go hard or go home" and always give 100 percent -- really look like.
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