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Reality TV Hopefuls Audition For Survivor

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You have watched it on TV, cheered for your favorite contestant during a challenge, and probably even got mad when that person was voted off during tribal council.

But have you ever wanted to actually play the game?

"I have got it on my bucket list," said Survivor hopeful Susan Brahmer.

More than 300 people from South Carolina and beyond came to the open-casting call Friday hosted by 7 On Your Side.

"I don't make excuses for why I fail. I look for reasons to succeed, that is why I am here," said Dean Foley who has tried out for the reality show eight times.

"People misjudge by my size, but I am actually very athletic," said Central resident Dawn King.

Before fans ever get close to the set, they have to prove to the show's producers they have what it takes.

Every applicant must submit a one minute video of themselves stating why they should be on the next Survivor.

"I have always wanted to be on Survivor," says Ricky Fann of Greenville, "and it is amazing the way the game is played, and I like to play games."

Survivor isn't only mental, it's physical too.

Believe it no, the contestants live on a remote island and make do with very little supplies for roughly a month.

"I have had people at the casting call ask ‘so you get a porta potty right?' I am like, no. ‘Toilet paper?' No, you get nothing, okay. It is the real deal, it is the hardest thing I have ever done," said former Survivor contestant Leslie Nease.

The first test is surviving the audition. Only 20 people usually make the cut from the millions that apply.

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