Official CBS.com Survivor: Panama - Exile Island
page excerpts (1/9/06):
"Austin Carty was born and raised in High Point, North
Carolina. He studied three years at Liberty University in
Lynchburg, Virginia, where he played Division One soccer
while studying speech communications and public speaking.
Carty is currently an established author (he is signed with
a literary agent based in New York City). In 2003, his first
novel, Somewhere Beyond Here, was published. His agent is
currently shopping his two subsequent novels, Storm of
Fireflies and Grays' Sacrifice. He supplements his income
with modeling for print and commercial advertising. He has
previously worked in retail, as a waiter and as a bartender.
Carty enjoys writing, reading, playing guitar and piano. His
favorite sport is soccer. He describes himself as
charismatic, humorous and genuine. He believes his
athleticism, strength and intelligence will help him become
the Sole Survivor. Carty's hero is his grandfather. He says
if he can one day secure half of his grandfather's faith and
integrity, he'll consider his life a success.
Carty is currently single and residing in High Point, North
Carolina. He is very proud of his sister, Elizabeth, who is
currently Miss United States Teen. His birth date is April