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Jeff Varner - Nuku - Voted out 7th

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MrsGryn   

Previously snarked his way through Australia Outback (2), Cambodia (31).

 

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The only other bio was very brief so we'll go with this one that reads like an obituary:

 

Jeff Varner is an internet project manager, having most recently worked as Director of People and Process for a Manhattan start-up company. There he developed and managed the technical and interpersonal aspects of a Human Resources/Operations hybrid system for a staff of 30. Prior employment includes work as a website producer, graphic designer and marketing manager for various companies.

 

Varner obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

 

Earlier employment included stints as a waiter, bartender and traveling salesperson. He is most proud of successfully making the transition from small town living to the much faster pace of a big city.

An aggressive athlete, he first put on a pair of skates when he was two years old and has since played competitive hockey (right defense) for 16 years, though he admits he spent most of the time in the penalty box. Additionally, he studied martial arts, receiving a black belt in Tae Kwon Do when he was 15 years old. While pursuing his degree with UNC, he was Captain of the National Champion Tar Heel Cheer Team (1989-90). He is an avid rollerblader, spending many afternoons skating through Manhattan's busy streets.

 

Varner describes himself as provocative, energetic, competitive, adventurous, and a free spirit who will try anything twice. His favorite television show is Sex and the City while his favorite feature films are Coal Miner's Daughter and The Matrix. He likes all kinds of music, especially that which motivates.

His perfect day includes a trip to the mountains with someone special for a day of hiking and nature (including a swim at a breathtaking waterfall). The day finishes with a jog, a shower, a bottle of Merlot, a ruthless game of backgammon, and great sex.

 

Born and raised in Greensboro, North Carolina, Varner currently lives in Manhattan, New York. He is a member of the Society of Human Resources. His respect, love and concern for children motivates him to volunteer for organizations and charities that support kids with need. Currently, he is researching burn trauma organizations for kids with the hope of making a difference. His birth date is April 16.

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gforce   

I was seriously waiting for the "he is survived by" at the end of that bio.

 

That picture needs more fabric.

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While that's not the greatest photo to be found (but undeniably hilarious), he is adorable, and has just the personality type I like in men. (Now let's match him with Burton for the Pirate season, and we've round Mr. Right!)

 

He's also very active and funny on Twitter. Totally rooting for him!

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MrsGryn   

I actually do like Varner. His last game play was a bit off but he's smart and I hope he improves this time around.

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It is against him that I think he might be the oldest person out there this time. Older people tend to be voted out early, especially if they cause a loss at a challenge, even in vetern seasons. Look at Rudy back in All-Stars.

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MrsGryn   

Jeff's updated bio for Survivor 34. He gives answer like a beauty pageant winner:

 

Age: 50
Hometown: High Point, NC
Previously played on:
Season 2: Australia, Finished 10th out of 16 & Non-Jury
Season 31: Second Chances, Finished 17th

 

How have you changed since the last time you played?
I’m more physically fit, less emotional, and smarter. I'm still me and could pop off at any time without warning, but I'm focused on being calmer.

I'm honored to be part of this cast and aware this could be the last time I'm ever on a Survivor island, so I want to soak up the surroundings, beauty, and energy of being part of this landmark series.

I just played this game, so the excitement of being back is more tempered by a focus to not get too carried away.

 

What skills do you bring to Survivor that will make you a useful member of the group and what skills have you been learning since you last played?
I’ll be much more useful at challenges and intend to be more instrumental around camp. I want strong relationships when this is over, but already have a host of great friends.

I make mistakes, but I'm a good person with a good heart. I hope America sees that. But if my competition doesn't, their loss.

 

What are you most proud of from the last time?
Being chosen by America, by far! Also, my instinctual gameplay. My ability to control a volatile group of people and be the determining factor as to who went home on the first two boots.

 

What, if anything, do you most regret?
Going too hard, too soon. Playing with too much emotion in the beginning. Drawing the Angkor buff. No matter how good of a game you're playing, drawing the wrong buff can change everything.

 

How will you play differently this time?
I want to have more fun this time. I’ll combine my Outback and Cambodia styles—hard gameplay with a more subtle approach. I plan to try and control my emotions more. As best as circumstances allow, I’ll manage a swap better.

I plan to align myself with the big threats. Even if I end up in the minority after a swap, I'll make sure there is someone else with me who is more of a target.

This time, it’s all business. I'd love to make the Jury finally, but if I don't, I want to make sure I've soaked it all up in a way that it's okay.

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Not that this thread has had much traffic to begin with, but way to shit on one’s own reputation, Varner.

 

No matter how sincere or genuine his regret, I don’t think we’ll see Jeff Varner on the reality tv radar or rounds beyond the reunion show… if he’s even invited to the reunion show.

 

Stick a fork in him; he done himself in… beyond just Survivor.

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Seething. I've always liked Jeff Varner but, as a longtime ally of the LGBTQ movement, I think what he did was hideous. Officially dead to me.

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buffyvol   

That was just, I seriously don't even know. I was on the fence about Varner, he amused me but I just didn't know what to think about him. I still don't, but it's not good, I'll tell ya that.

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Remember the Richard Geer character in "The Runaway Bride" who repeatedly gets whacked in the head by people who see him on the street? Varner deserves that treatment for the rest of his life!

 

What an ass.

 

Varner thought that the other players were significantly more shallow than they turned out to be. The fact that every single one of the other players seemed to immediately defend Zeke gives me hope that people like Varner are truly in the minority.

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MrsGryn   

Not ashamed to admit I cried both times I watched that tribal council. That. Was. Awful.

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