Mike Zahalsky -- 5 things to know about the 'Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers' castaway
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 09/26/2017
Mike Zahalsky will be competing on the 35th season of SurvivordubbedSurvivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers, which will air this fall and premiere September 27 on CBS.
Mike is a 43-year-old urologist from Parkland, FL, whom longtime host Jeff Probst calls "Doctor Mike." Mike will be a member of the Healers tribe called "Soko."
Survivor 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," Probst said in a preview clip of Season 35 that aired during the reunion special 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 Mike Zahalsky:
- One of Mike's major pet peeves is double dipping because he says he is a germaphobe.
- He has been a fan of Survivor since Season 1, so he thinks he can win the game because he understands how it has changed and evolved.
He also considers himself smart, strategic and social, saying that competitors will hug him as he votes them off a tribe.
- Mike's hobbies include archery, watching Game of Thrones, and fishing.
- If he could take any three items to the island with him, he would choose a photo of his kids because he loves them, a deck of cards to play with, and an extra pair of underwear.