Official CBS.com Survivor: Panama - Exile Island
page excerpts (1/9/06):
"Misty Giles was born in Valdosta, Georgia. The first of
three children in a military family, she moved frequently
during her early years. She eventually settled in Texas,
where she attended Killeen High School. No stranger to
competition, Giles participated in varsity sports and later
won the title of Miss Texas Teen USA 1999.
Giles' proudest accomplishment so far has been her ability
to support herself through college and earn a Bachelor of
Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Southern
Methodist University. She is currently employed as an
engineer by a premiere advanced technology corporation and
is pursuing a master's degree. Additionally, she is training
for her next big challenge, marathon running.
Giles describes herself as highly adventurous, determined
and sexy. She considers herself a "tomboy in high heels," as
she was once the only girl on her local little league
baseball team. She values her faith and work ethic as her
best personal attributes. She has a passion for youth and
spends time mentoring young girls to help them prepare to be
strong and confident women. She has also lectured at
motivational and engineering seminars. She enjoys political
discussions, running, kickboxing, playing with her two
Boston Terriers (Harley & Arthur), and most of all,
spending time with her close friends.
Giles believes her competitive nature and natural
problem-solving skills will help her get to the end of the
game. Competing in the ultimate game of survival and winning
are her motivations for taking on Survivor: Panama -
Currently single, Giles resides in Dallas. Her birth date
is February 25, 1981."