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Dan "The Wardog" DaSilva - Vata - Former Manu/Lesu

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Photo courtesy CBS.COM

 

Age: 38
Hometown: Ossining, New York
Current residence: Los Angeles
Occupation: Law Student/Former Military

Hobbies: Gym, basketball, and Netflix binging.

Pet peeves: Weakness for sure, but most of all negative energy, that person who just complains constantly that the world never breaks their way.
 
Three words to describe you: Confident, self-amused, and passionate.
 
What is your personal claim to fame?  
Bronze Star Medal in Afghanistan, close second was being the youngest in my Basic Training company and making it through in a time when 20 percent or so were sent home. It was 1997 pre-war standards.

Who or what is your inspiration in life? 
The young men and women who joined the Army after the war began, I fought alongside these 19, 20, and 21-year-olds, and they certainly were my heroes.
 
If you could have three things on the island, what would they be and why? 
Nail clippers: I don't know why, dirty long nails just strike a chord.
Football: it would be nice to have something to toss around.
Chess Board or deck of cards: sometimes it would be nice to remove your brain from the game but I don't know if that's even possible.

Which Survivor contestant are you the most like?  
The Wardog is his own blend—I’m not Tony, I'm not the Specialist, I'm not Boston Rob. Whose game did I respect the most? That's a better question. I thought Yul played great, I thought Mike was a great winner, I loved Parvati's game, Earl dominated, the third version of Tyson, the first version of Country Bumpkin (J.T).

What's your reason for being on Survivor?  
Win the game of games! Also, to go on an adventure that few will ever partake in, and to challenge myself physically, mentally, and emotionally.
 
Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor?  
I bring a certain sex appeal that men my age haven't had for over a decade or most have never had. But I digress; I also bring a sharp mind, likable joyful personality, one that can be both subservient when I need to be and a leader when there is a vacuum of leadership. I bring a strong set of physical skills, and I won't be the one whining and complaining. In the end, I'll make them laugh when we are all having a miserable moment.

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uaintjak   

He referred to himself by his nickname and in third person.  Get the fuck out of here with that shit.

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tlh9   

Holy freaking shit.  He certainly does seem full of himself, and some other... stuff.

What jak & nixie said... that's what jumped out at me too.

And, um, I'm not finding the sex appeal... bad photography angle or lighting?

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MrsGryn   

He's got plenty of sex appeal when he's looking in the mirror. Otherwise...meh.

Did like what he said about the young army volunteers. We will see how Warthog does in the game. 

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So...I really thought that Joe was going to be the one that drove my hatred this season, but no. The assholism from this douchebag is just too much for my day.

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MrsGryn   

He annoys the crap out of me every time he is on screen, but credit to him for convincing Julia and Gavin to see the light about Ron's "stay together until the family visit" line. 

But seriously, he can go any time. 

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uaintjak   

He reminds me of a pair of jeans that you should have just thrown out but instead you turned into cutoffs.  His time is past, he isn't really good at anything, but once in a while it works.

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uaintjak   

I can't stand this guy, but he does have a good grasp of the game.  I guess his strategery is where he got his nickname, because he absolutely sucks at anything remotely physical.

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tlh9   

Oh, I know... the utter lack of physical / athletic skills and "adeptness" is just astounding for a military guy.  I'm amazed every week.

My Aunt and I have noticed that he isn't totally inept game-wise though, yeah.  Interesting.  He is somewhat annoying, but I don't full-out hate him like i thought i would.

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Watchers   
On 4/7/2019 at 3:17 PM, elizabethann said:

Yeah, what Gryn said.  Who nicknames themself Wardog?

He is a zero in the competitions....

The Wardog name may be because he did receive  Bronze Star Medal in Afghanistan

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I'm pretty sure that he gave himself the nickname. Yes, many, many members of the military get a nickname by the other guys, but this one just feels self anointed. Like when one of my nephews named himself Tank when he was like 8. Difference is, he only kept it up for like 3 months. Oh, and he was, and still is, built like a tank. At 8, he was bigger than most 11 year olds and at 16 he's like 6'2" and 280 pounds. Sadly, he's about just as athletic as Wardog is. 

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