Are 'Survivor' winners Ethan Zohn and Jenna Morasca dating? August 1, 2003 The NY Post's Page Six reports that Survivor: The Amazon winner Jenna Morasca and Survivor: Africa winner Ethan Zohn may be dating. According to Page Six, the two dined together a few weeks back at Rocco's, the featured establishment in NBC's The Restaurant, and then were photographed together at the "Playboy Triple Platinum Cabana beach party at the Park" the other night (see this link for the photo).
'Survivor: Amazon' juror Christy Smith develops new PBS children's nature series July 30, 2003 Christy Smith, who became known as the "Deaf Survivor" on her way to a sixth-place finish during Survivor: The Amazon, is currently working to develop a new series with Colorado PBS Television focused on sign language, natural surroundings and achievement ... in short, a children's version of Christy's time on Survivor, minus the closet nudists. According to Christy's website, the show, tentatively titled Christy's Kids: Challenge Yourself, will teach about "the environment, safety, and adventure" while also teaching signing "the same way Sesame Street teaches ABC's." Currently, Christy and PBS are soliciting sponsors to underwrite the production coats.
Jenna and Heidi from 'Survivor: Amazon' ignored by TV critics at CBS fall bash July 21, 2003 The Austin (TX) American-Statesman reports that Survivor: The Amazon winner Jenna Morasca and her ally, fifth-place finisher Heidi Strobel, appeared at CBS's July 20 nighttime "star party" following the media preview for the 2003-04 season. The party was held at the trendy Lucky Strike Lanes in Hollywood, a 12-alley bowling center (and upscale restaurant/bar, of course). Among the other network stars and executives present to meet with the media were Judging Amy's Tyne Daly and JAG's David James Elliott.
Jenna Morasca & Heidi Strobel to appear nude in August 'Playboy' magazine June 9, 2003 The New York Post reports that "Survivor: The Amazon" $1,000,000 winner Jenna Morasca, 21, and fifth place finisher Heidi Strobel, age 24 will be taking it all off in a nude pictorial for the August issue of Playboy magazine. According to the newspaper, Jenna could earn another $1 million or more - depending on sales of the magazine - for the Playboy cover feature.
CBS alleged to have pulled the plug on Jenna Morasca PETA fur bikini campaign May 29, 2003 E! Online reports that PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) is upset that CBS has nixed PETA's plans for "Survivor: The Amazon" winner Jenna Morasca to appear in a new anti-fur campaign. The 21-year-old swimsuit model, who took home the million-dollar jackpot earlier this month, had agreed to slip into a fake fur bikini (think Raquel Welch in 1966's One Million Years B.C.) for a PETA print ad. According to a PETA spokesperson, everything was good to go, until CBS execs pulled out the rug at the 11th hour. "They initially gave us the green light on doing the ad then came back and said that it could not mention the word Survivor--the title of the show--or the word 'survive,'" says PETA spokesman Michael McGraw. "We had hope to make mention, in the caption, of her Survivor notoriety."
Survivor: The Amazon - 'Gay Survivor Journal, The Finale' May 19, 2003 Larry Johnson, a comedy writer currently working for Disney TV, has posted "Brat vs. Psycho (The Greater of Two Evils)," the latest installment of his 'Gay Survivor Journal,' his weekly commentary about "Survivor: The Amazon" from a gay point of view.