Excerpts from his CBS.com Survivor: Philippines bio page:
"Occupation: Tire Repair
Inspiration in Life: Jesus and my wife.
Hobbies: Working, hunting and fishing.
Pet Peeves: Butt-kissing, lazy people and ice cream sprinkles.
3 Words to Describe You: Influential, opinionated and ready.
If You Could Have 3 Things on The Island What Would They Be and Why? All I need are my old boots (I feel naked without them) and my Yankees hat.
Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like: Brandon. If you all thought he was wild, wait till ya’ get a load of me!
Reason for Being on Survivor: I’ve always wanted my own tow-truck but working like I do now I won’t ever be able to afford it.
Why You Think You’ll 'Survive' Survivor: I believe I can come into this game and make everybody work for me till I don’t need them anymore. I can be sweet like Boston Rob, a non-threatening like Cochran, crazy like Phillip or a snake like Russell. I am a million dollars.
Why You Think You Will Be the Sole Survivor: I know I will be the final Survivor because I have the gift of gab. I’m very outgoing and can have a conversation with the President or a crack head. I was made for this game!"
From his EW.com pre-game interview, by Dalton Ross:
"While most new players profess their love for Boston Rob, Russell, Parvati, or Ozzy, Zane has a different Survivor hero...Brandon? 'I love that kid, man,' says Zane. 'That's the kind of player I am!' So wait, you'd give up your immunity at Tribal Council, even if it meant they might vote you out? 'Oh, yes, sir. In a heartbeat.' Ladies and gentlemen, my first Survivor: Philippines prediction: Zane Knight will not win this game."