(WBRE/WYOU-TV) — Bright and early on Friday morning people were lining up in hopes for a chance to audition for CBS’s show, Survivor.
Charles Sachetta of Bloomfield New Jersey told us why he is there.
“A unique experience and just see what my body can handle and also be sassy on TV which is funny,” he said.
“I got here at 5 o’clock in the morning. And there was a lot of people already waiting here but we couldn’t stand in line so we had to wait in the lobby and it was kind of nice. As we waited in the lobby we got to know a lot of people,” said Jeannie Gayer, Merrimack, New York.
Gayer is a super fan who’s tried out for the show several times.
“This has been my dream for the longest, longest time you have no idea. You know what, you never give up. Today I call it my dream day. Today is the day I follow my dream,” Gayer said.
Others just saw an opportunity they knew they couldn’t miss.
“I was working over in New York and I’m on my way home so. Yeah I figured take the opportunity while it’s here,” said Bill Edwards of Youngstown, Ohio.
Marcis Scroger, from Rochester New York, came straight from his last college final to see if he has what it takes.
“I finished my finals last night so we spent the night in a hotel, finished the drive this morning to come here. So it’s exciting,” Scroger said.
These contestant hopefuls from all over survived their treck to the Poconos. Now they hope to survive their audition and be the next Survivor.
One couple at the audition came out winners, even if they don’t get on the show. Dan Bartolomeo and Ashlee Hutchins have been superfans of Survivor for more than a decade. When Dan saw the Survivor audition close to home, he knew this is where he had to ask Ashlee a very big question.
“We first met each other almost 10 years ago to the day at a Survivor viewing party for a finale. When I went to the jewelry store to get her ring, you’ll never guess who was there, Jervis, from Season 1. If that’s not a sign I don’t know what is,” Bartolomeo said.
We asked the couple if they had any wedding date in mind. They say they’re just trying to take it all in.