As CBS is known to do, they’ve went and cast a couple of former beauty queens for Survivor: Philippines. One of these experienced young women at looking good in front of the cameras in swimwear is 22-year-old Katie Hanson.
Katie would be the brunette former beauty pageant queen just so we get all this straight (Angie is the blonde). She was crowned 2011 Miss Delaware USA. Here is Miss Hanson’s bio information from her pageant days:
Katie Hanson is a junior studying at the University of Delaware, where she is majoring in Criminal Justice. Upon graduation from college her goal is to ultimately become a Delaware State Trooper. She is the daughter of Donna Fournier, a Nutrition teacher in the Christina School District.
Achieving the title of Miss Delaware USA has been a dream come true for Katie. She loves interfacing with people, which is evident in how she utilizes her spare time. During her spare time, and between study sessions, Katie maintains two jobs. She works as a waitress at Outback Steakhouse in Newark, Delaware; this allows her to meet and interact with new people on a daily basis. In addition, she works at the Variety Club (The Children’s Charity) instructing high school children with a wide range of disabilities.
Katie Hanson is elated about representing her birth state of Delaware at the national level, as well as participating in local community charity events. When she competes at MISS USA her ultimate goal is to win the Miss USA title and her personal goal is to place within the top five finalists. In the history of this pageant, this is something that has yet to happen for State of Delaware. She feels as though she can make this dream become a reality.
Katie’s favorite vacation spot is Riviera Maya, Mexico, where she enjoyed a trip of a life time this past summer with her best friend (her mom). She had an opportunity to zip-line through the Mexican terrain, snorkel in the underground caves, and parasail across the aqua blue ocean. In her leisure time she enjoys many physical activities, which include, going for a run with her dog Lola, biking with her mom, going to the gym as she prepares for the police academy, and spending time at the beach.
In a promo clip for the latest installment of the long running reality show Katie said:
“If you’re a pageant girl you’re well rounded, you’re intelligent, you’re physically fit and you’re beautiful.”
And here’s Katie’s bio info and intro video courtesy of CBS:
Name (Age): Katie Hanson (22)
Tribe Designation: Kalabaw
Current Residence: Newark, Del.
Occupation: Former Miss Delaware.
Personal Claim to Fame: I was Miss Delaware USA for 2011 and competed at the national level at Miss USA.
Inspiration in Life: Alice Wells, because she was appointed the first female police officer in the nation and paved the way for other females in the police force.
Hobbies: Running, working out and traveling. Pet Peeves: I hate bitchy, conceited girls. Those are the girls I love to beat when I compete against them in beauty pageants.
3 Words to Describe You: Very outgoing, athletic and intelligent.
If You Could Have 3 Things on The Island What Would They Be and Why?
1) Toilet paper – for obvious reasons and to help start a fire.
2) A toothbrush – gotta have fresh breath for the hot guys on the island.
3) My Miss Delaware Sweater – it can keep me warm at night and it also reminds me that if I put my mind to something I can accomplish it!
SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: Danni Boatwright! I respect her because she proved that pageant girls can kick ass on Survivor and take home the million dollars. It will happen again!
Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: Winning money and challenges! And, meeting the guy of my dreams!
Why You Think You’ll “Survive” SURVIVOR: I love the outdoors which means I will be able to build shelter and catch food. I am very athletic so I know I will be beneficial to my tribe and help us win the immunity challenges.
Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: I feel like I am a well-rounded individual. I excel in athletic competitions and I’m intelligent with a drive to win. That money is mine!
Good luck to Katie on Survivor and on her dreams of becoming a State Trooper and meeting me, I mean “the guy of her dreams.” Getting pulled over sucks but if it’s Katie doing the job I guess I could live with that.
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