someone who was a contestant on Survivor 16: Micronesia?
|Contestant-related press and rumors
January 5 , 2008: CBS eventually gets around
to putting up their Survivor: Micronesia site,
which includes Parvati's marginally updated bio (below):
"Parvati SURVIVOR: COOK ISLANDS
Home Town: Los Angeles, CA
Occupation: Non-Profit Organizer
Parvati Shallow grew up the eldest of three siblings on a
commune in Vero Beach, Florida. She and her family moved
to Atlanta when she was 11 years old. Shallow put herself
through college, attending the University of Georgia where
she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism with
minors in French and Italian. While in college, she was an
active member of the Alpha Omicron Pi sorority and is a huge
A nature lover at heart, Shallow has spent extensive
amounts of time camping and hiking through North America's
state parks including the Tetons and Yellowstone. While in
college, she organized a two-month backpacking trip through
Europe where she and two friends visited 13 countries, sleeping
in youth hostels, train stations, on beaches and park benches.
Shallow's favorites include good sushi, wearing oversized
jerseys, karaoke and cheering on 'The Dawgs.' She
is also training for triathlons with her mom, Gale.
has found her niche with the Los Angeles boxing community
and began competing in 2004. She and some fellow boxers have
parlayed her passion for the sport into the creation of a
non-profit organization titled "Knockouts for Girls," a
charity that provides scholarships and boxing lessons for
underprivileged girls. The organization recently held their
first fundraising event that included boxing matches and
a fashion show. Having been a huge success, she will be boxing
at a second fundraiser in February, 2008.
resides in Los Angeles, California. Her birth date is September
January 3, 2008: Entertainment
Weekly (mostly Dalton Ross) handles the cast-release
chores for Survivor: Micronesia. Included is Parvati's pre-show
interview and Probst's comments:
"THE RETURNING FAVORITES: PARVATI SHALLOW
SEASON: Survivor: Cook Islands
PARVATI SAYS: ''I have tricks
up my sleeve like you would never know. Not just the flirting
game this time, at all.''
PROBST SAYS: ''To me Parvati is this season's Amber. Last
time, Parvati used her flirting, and it got her a long way.
But we didn't really see her do a whole lot more than that,
and the question was, what if underneath that she's got a
strategy? What if she's figured out how to play this game — could
she last long enough to become a threat? Parvati's a question
mark. She could be the same thing, come out and giggle a
couple times, eat some chocolate cake, and go home. On the
flip side, if Parvati's figured out how to play this game,
and maybe she teams up with somebody..."
4, 2006: Parvati-related clips from TV Guide Channel's "Survivor:
Cook Islands Preview"
Parvati (faux flirty): "Ready!"
Cirie Fields: "And ready she is. Parvati might look like
a lightweight, but she's already developed the tough skin...
in the boxing ring."
Parvati: "I've done martial arts ever since I was little.
And, uh... I just love to try new things. And I was like, 'Oh,
boxing sounds fun.' And then I just got involved in, like,
training for competitive matches."
August 24, 2006: Former Survivor:
Panama - Exile Island contestant
"Bob Dawg" Mason provides some local insight into
"I've met Parvati though. We were in a TV hosting
class together a few months ago (Courtney is in it
now too, and I think Danielle, who moved to LA recently, may
be checking it out, so officially, all the cool kids are doing
it). If they got home after the Cocoa Beach thing then that
means Parvati was in the class
before she left for the game.
She didn't mention anything about the game and didn't ask me
about the game to my recollection. She and I did an
ad-lib presentation together and her feistiness and my bobdawgsta
machismo clashed a bit and it got a little contentious, but
not in a bad way.We actualyl got teamed up after that
b/c the teacher liked the dynamic of a tough chick and a shit
talking chauvanist. She's tough but nice (or
at least she was to me). I don't know that she understood how
much of what I was saying was tongue in cheek but if you don't
know me it's easy to assume I'm just a one dimensional cocky
asshole so I can't blame her. I don't know if she's italian,
but judging from my little experience with her I think
she may end up being what they thought they were going to get
out of Danielle..."
August 23, 2006: Officially revealed as
a Survivor: Cook Islands contestant on CBS's The Early Show.
From her official CBS bio:
"Parvati Shallow grew up the eldest of three siblings
on a commune in Vero Beach, Florida. She and her family moved
to Atlanta when she was 11 years old. Having studied martial
arts since her youth, she currently works as a female boxer
and cocktail waitress. She previously worked as a model, bartender
and in public relations.
Striking out on her own when she was 17 years old, Shallow
put herself through college, attending the University of Georgia
where she received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in journalism
with a minor in French. While in college, she was an active
member of the Alpha Omicron Pi sorority.
Shallow enjoys boxing, running, hiking, volleyball, yoga, skiing,
softball, dancing and swimming (she was on her high school
swim team all four years). She loves the outdoors and gets "super
cranky" if she can't play outside in the sun on a daily
basis. She is most proud of being a female boxer for Perfect
10 Model Boxing.
Shallow currently resides in West Hollywood, California. Her
birth date is September 21, 1982."
April 28, 2006: From the "Model
Yahoo! Sports Group:
"Perfect 10 Model Boxing
The second round of model boxing took place
at Avalon Hollywood on April 28th. Pairings of models were:
Kimberly Kimble "The Crusher" vs Parvati Shallow