Name (Age): Artis Silvester (53)
Tribe Designation: Tandang Current Residence: Terry Town, La.
Occupation: Computer Engineer
Personal Claim to Fame: Beating stage 4 cancer.
Inspiration in Life: My ex-wife – she's my light, my strength, my everything. I pray everyday that we are brought back together.
Hobbies: Martial arts, motorcycle riding and bowling.
Pet Peeves: Traffic, know-it-all people, bullies or people that prey or pick on those weaker than themselves.
Three Words to Describe You: Spontaneous (sometimes explosive), opinionated and competitive.
SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: I'm a combination of Rudy, Rupert and James. I have Rudy and Rupert's cunning leadership and likability. I have James's physical appeal – even at 52.
Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: The million-dollar prize and the chance for the experience of a lifetime. Plus, I'm tired of yelling and screaming at my TV about how the contestants are playing.
Why You Think You'll "Survive" SURVIVOR: I have physical and mental strength, creativity, adaptability and a sense of humor. I'm an incredible manipulator and I have an uncanny ability to remain calm in stressful situations.
Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: When the odds are stacked against me that is when I shine the most. Although I'm definitely no angel, I believe I do have a guardian angel watching over me. No one has been more persistent than me to be on the show, and it is because I know I can win if given the chance.