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Jon 'Jonny Fairplay' Dalton
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JFP's CBS S16 site bio
January 5 , 2008: CBS eventually gets around to putting up their Survivor: Micronesia site, which includes Jon's heavily updated/exaggerated bio (below):

Age: 33
Home Town: Danville, VA
Occupation: Professional Wrestler/Reality Star

    Originally from Danville, Virginia, Jon Dalton attended George Washington High School followed by college at Virginia Polytechnic Institute in Blacksburg. After college, he moved to Washington, D.C. and Portland, Oregon before settling in Los Angeles.
    Dalton burst onto the reality TV scene with the help of his best friend, Thunder D, and the infamous 'Dead Grandma' deception on Survivor: Pearl Islands, on which he was the breakout star (and rated as the #2 television moment in E!'s 101 Most Outrageous TV Moments). He has continued to excel as one of the more memorable faces of reality TV and professional wrestling and signed a contract with TNA Wrestling, combining for the first time the reality television and wrestling genres. He went on to win an ESPY Award for best non-sports sports moment by being body slammed over the top rope by Chicago Bears All-Pro player Brian Urlacher. From Howard Stern to Tyra Banks, Jack & Ron & Fez to Living It Up with Allie, Dalton has made numerous memorable radio and TV appearances.
    In the reality genre, Dalton has continued to deliver some of the most memorable moments on television. His MTV True Life is the highest-rated episode in the history of the series. On Celebrity Poker Showdown, he 'Fairplayed' his longtime friend Trishelle Canatella by eliminating her from the game. On A&E's Inked he was kicked out of the tattoo Parlor. On Reality Stars Fear Factor he ousted Jonathan Baker and Victoria Fuller and went on to become the first contestant in the history of the show to return after his eviction to serve as co-host. Dalton again shocked the world when he was on the Summer 2005 Kill Reality, in which he supplied this show with an endless string of memorable moments. He also delivered an inspired performance as DQ in the 2005 motion picture, 'The Scorned,' which was spawned from Kill Reality. All these memorable appearances have resulted in Dalton receiving The Most Memorable Reality Star in the History of Reality Television honor at the Really Awards on Fox Reality.
    Dalton's birth date is March 11, 1974."

Entertainment Weekly
January 3, 2008: Entertainment Weekly (mostly Dalton Ross) handles the cast-release chores for Survivor: Micronesia. Included is Jon's pre-show interview and Probst's comments:

AGE: 33
SEASON: Survivor: Pearl Islands

JONNY SAYS: ''I'm either the first one out or the last one here.''

JEFF PROBST SAYS: "You can't do the season and not invite your most notorious person. And Fairplay delivered, I will say that. He delivered, and I think we got what we expected we would get, which is that character he created called Jonny Fairplay. What gets me is just how effective it can still be. He can call you stupid and somebody will get mad. And I'm looking at this going, 'Why are you getting mad at this guy? He's created a character, he's trying to get under your skin — and it's working!' This guy is no threat to win this game — zero.""
Source pre-game (S7) video profile
September 5 , 2003: Jon's pre-game explanation of his "strategy."

"I have several plans. Number one, my philosophy is DTA - don't trust anybody. Like, a lot of people forget that this is a game, and I, you know, fully intend to remind myself on a daily basis that it is a game. I've been preparing for this. Like, you know, once I knew I was going to be a Survior, like uh, I went, I became PADI certified skin diver. I've been uh, running, uh, at running canyon on a daily basis, I've been fattening up, I’ve been on the uh, crappy food. Oh, I plan on being the first survivor to have sex on the island, hopefully with another person. No, I'm looking for a, how do the French say, ménage-e-trois? I’m looking for a ménage-e-cuatro, or cinco, or... I don't know, I don't speak French, I just kiss it. But uh, yeah, no, I’m planning on loving the ladies, and the guys will like me because I give them scraps."

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August 28, 2003: Officially revealed by CBS as a contestant on Survivor: Pearl Islands. Text from his official CBS bio:

"Originally from Danville, Virginia, Jon Dalton attended George Washington High School followed by college at Virginia Polytechnic Institute in Blacksburg. After college, he moved to Washington, D.C. and Portland, Oregon before settling in Los Angeles. He is currently single and most recently worked as a senior art consultant for the Tamara Bane Gallery. He previously worked as a production assistant for pro-wrestler Rowdy Roddy Piper, and also worked in radio ad sales and phone sales. His three favorite hobbies are girls, music and television. He describes himself as sharp, quick and amazing. He is most proud of being the first person in his family to go to college and leave his hometown. His favorite sport is college football. His hero is Hugh Hefner. He believes he's a perfect candidate for SURVIVOR: PEARL ISLANDS because he claims he is "smarter than the average bear" with great organizational skills, leadership ability, has a strong work ethic and doesn't leave things unfinished. His birth date is March 11, 1974."

Survivor Sucks EZ board
August 11, 2003:
Sucks poster Sweeper comes up with a potential contestant:
Contestant - LA Art Gallery Employee
I know of a guy who works at Robert Bane Editions ( who just got back from being a contestant on Survivor. A friend of mine works with him at the gallery. He doesn't know much about the game but was handpicked by producers when they saw him pumping gas one day in LA. Apparently, he's kind of a know-it-all that likes to "drop names." Sounds like a real hateable guy. He's in his early thirties. Didn't find out if he came back having lost weight or what. But I'm going to keep prodding. I'll try to find out his name too.

...and later (on 8/20/03):
Talked to my friend again
I talked with my friend last night. Apparently, they have been "warned" not to talk about Survivor any more because the leak has gotten back to CBS and they are not happy that this participant has blabbed. My source seems pretty worried that if he/she gives out any more morsels of info, that she/he could be busted (whatever that means), alas, he/she won't give up names or even give me any notion of the contidion of the guy. More than anything, this tells me that the contestant from the art gallery is a sure thing.

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