“Survivor” casting call coming to Wheat Ridge
Like any metro area of a certain size, reality TV producers love Denver for casting calls because the city is a regional population hub — and one that’s continuing to grow.
Unlike most cities, casting agents for “The Bachelor,” “The Bachelorette,” “The Amazing Race,” “American Idol” and others keep returning to the Mile High City because we have an unusually young, fit and educated populace, compared with national averages.
It’s no surprise, then, that CBS’ long-running “Survivor” is coming back from noon-4 p.m. on Friday for a casting call at Medved KIA in Wheat Ridge, 11201 W. Interstate 70 (on the north frontage road).
The show last invited Coloradans to try out for a spot in the reality-TV wilderness in Vail in 2014.
Producers are seeking
Eand women who are strong-willed, outgoing, adventurous, physically and mentally adept, adapt-
Eable to new environments and who have “interesting lifestyles, backgrounds and personalities,” accordmen ing to an eligibility page on CBS Denver’s website.
People can begin lining up at 9:30 a.m., and camera crews will be on hand to capture the first 200 hopefuls’ 1-minute video showcasing why they would make a good contestant on “Survivor.”
No paperwork is needed upon arrival, but producers are encouraging interested parties to fill out the video release form ahead of time (it’s at denver.cbslocal.com/survivor-eligibility-requirments/).
All contestants must be U.S. citizens, living in the U.S. and 18 years or older at the time of application. If selected as a semi-finalist, candidates will be invited for final interviews with “Survivor” producers in Los Angeles, according to a press release.
Past Denver “Survivor” contestants include nanny Ami Cusack, one of the show’s first two openly lesbian contestants, Jim Rice, an owner/operator of two Denver medical marijuana dispensaries, who joined the cast in 2011, and last year’s underwear model/activist Ken McNickle, who still lives in Denver.