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CBS Unveils Identities of "Pirate Master" Contestants

Ahoy, mateys!

CBS has officially unveiled the identities of the 16 men and women who will be competing on this summer's much anticipated reality series Pirate Master.

As shown from the list below, Los Angeles is (naturally) over-represented but there seem to be some interesting characters already emerging (my favorite has got to be the scientist/Chippendale dancer; where else are you going to find that combo?) including a smokejumper, a dive master, and a glassblower, but I can't help but wonder if we really needed more than one bartender on this ship. (Yo ho, ho, and all that.)

Christa DeAngelo (29)
Hometown: Tamaqua, Pennsylvania
Occupation: Ex-military

Ben Fagan (23)
Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts
Occupation: Student/musician

Louie Frase (43)
Hometown: Fishing Creek, Maryland
Occupation: Marina owner

Kendra Guffey (38)
Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Occupation: Dive master

Jay Hatkow (37)
Hometown: Detroit, Michigan
Occupation: Automotive parts salesman

Azmyth Kaminski (26)
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Occupation: Music producer

Cheryl Kosewicz (35)
Hometown: Sparks, Nevada
Occupation: Fundraiser

John Lakness (25)
Hometown: Carlisle, Massachusetts
Occupation: Scientist/Chippendale dancer

Joceyln "Joy" McElveen (21)
Hometown: West Columbia, South Carolina
Occupation: Receptionist

Elicia "Jupiter" Mendoza (30)
Hometown: Los Angeles
Occupation: Bartender

Joe Don "J.D." Norton (36)
Hometown: Ft. Wainwright, Alaska
Occupation: Smokejumper

Nessa Nemir (29)
Hometown: Berkeley, California
Occupation: Make-up artist

Christian Okoye (45)
Hometown: Rancho Cucamonga, California (originally Nigeria)
Occupation: Former Kansas City Chiefs player

Laurel Schmidt (21)
Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Occupation: Glass blower

Alexis Shubin (26)
Hometown: Laguna Beach, California
Occupation: Fashion publicist

Sean Twomey (27)
Hometown: Venice, California
Occupation: Bartender

Just going on gut instinct, I'm gonna say that Louie is a real character, if only for the reason that the guy owns a marina. But I really want to see just how well the scientist/Chippendale dancer (John), the makeup artist (Nessa) and the fashion publicity (Alexis) adapt to a rather cutthroat life aboard a pirate ship. How long before these players have to swab the deck?

As for me, I can't wait for May 31st to come around already. Let the games begin.


Anonymous said…
I am getting way too excited for this show. :)

I think the Smokejumper from Alaska and the former KC Chiefs player sound interesting.
Anonymous said…
This show sounds like it was pitched as "Survivor on a boat". It is even taking over Survivor's timeslot for the summer. Hopefully this is more season 1 Survivor than Apprentice: Martha Stewart.
The CineManiac said…
I can't wait for this fest of craptasticness. Nothing like some guilty pleasure reality TV to cure some summertime lonelivjjezsness.
Anonymous said…
Okay, I'm glad I'm not the only one who is excited about this show. I can't wait!
Anonymous said…
Anonymous, it's not "Survivor on a boat." That's like saying Amazing Race is "Survivor in a car." It's a different show and I am looking forward to it. That scientist slash Chippendale Dancer better be cute.
rainbow9286 said…
The Chippendale dancer is HOT, very HOT!!! That only is reason to watch!
Anonymous said…
well for you, you won't be watching it any longer because he got voted off. Ha Ha HA! Wait, where are my manners.... Har Har Har! There we go, that's more like it.

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