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Courtney Yates
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Individual contestants:
Amanda Kimmel
Candice Woodcock
Cirie Fields
'Coach' Wade
Colby Donaldson
Courtney Yates
Danielle DiLorenzo
James Clement
Jerri Manthey
JT Thomas
Parvati Shallow
Randy Bailey
Rob Mariano
Rupert Boneham
Russell Hantz
Sandra Diaz-Twine
Stephenie LaGrossa
'Sugar' Kiper
Tom Westman
Tyson Apostol

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TVGuide online
August 20 , 2007: Jeff Probst's comments (made sometime during the game), as told to Ileane Rudolph of TV Guide, in their barely pre-cast reveal article:

"Jeff's take: Courtney's not the kind of girl who wakes up and says, ‘Should we go catch fish?' She'll say, ‘I need a cup of coffee and a cigarette!' She admits she can be a bitch with a negative attitude. At first, she is off-putting. But there's something oddly appealing because she's being real. She's tiny, but she can take care of herself with her mouth alone."

CBS S15 site
August 20, 2007: Officially revealed as a Survivor: China contestant by CBS, as the cast is unceremoniously dumped onto the CBS web site. From her official CBS bio:

Courtney   "Courtney Yates grew up in Boston, the only sister with three brothers, two older, one younger, all much bigger. She attended Suffolk University, studying at both the main Boston/Beacon Hill campus and the University's West African campus, located in Dakar, Senegal. She paid her way through college working nights as a passenger service agent for a major airline at Boston's Logan International Airport, spent time as a receptionist at a high-end hair salon, and has even worked as a "historical interpreter" (a tour guide in costume) at historic homes in Salem, Massachusetts. She graduated in May, 2003, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. Yates is currently a waitress in a popular restaurant in New York City's Union Square, where she enjoys the fast pace and the freedom her job affords her.
   Yates' main hobbies include reading and learning new things. She loves history and enjoys keeping ongoing lists of things to look up whenever she comes across something new or interesting. Yates has a large and varied collection of friends with whom she loves going out, eating, drinking and, of course, gossiping, a long-practiced skill she hopes will serve her well on Survivor: China. Originally from Boston, her sport of choice is baseball, and despite now living just a few stops from Yankee Stadium, she remains a loyal member of Red Sox Nation.
   Yates is best described as honest (sometimes interpreted as cruel), sarcastic (often interpreted as bitchy) and physically small. She is aware that people find her slight frame curious, and at times controversial, but she warns people against judging her on looks alone. She proclaims that her body weight (or lack thereof) is purely genetic, as both her parents are tall and thin as well. She claims to be tough as nails, both mentally and physically, and is ready for the challenge of Survivor.
   Yates currently resides in New York City with her rescued, semi-reformed alley cat, Catullus (named for the poet). Her birth date is March 26, 1981."
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August 5, 2007: We've come across Courtney's MySpace profile, which provides a few hints about how she might play the game:

- Screen name: "Machiavellis_darling."
- Headline: "Boys don't like me. I'm difficult."

MySpace lists her age as 26, and her location as New York City.

August 1, 2007: In a follow-up post, DanieuBleau at Survivor Skills confirms that the Courtney Yates who is the model at, is indeed the same as the Survivor: China contestant, as had been widely speculated:

"Due to new information, I will be adding Courtney the model to the cast list, so we have three more names left."

July 21, 2007: Someone named Courtney Yates revealed as a Survivor: China contestant in a post by DanieuBleau at Survivor Skills:

"Without further ado...which one do you think they cast, they both have the same name."

(Our guess is above, for what it's worth).

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