Jay Byars from "Survivor: One World" is one of the contestants on Season 24 of the CBS reality competition series. He is a 25-year-old model from Gaffney, South Carolina. He starts off the season as part of the Manono tribe.

Jay Byars ("Survivor 2012") describes himself as active, daring and charming. He is most proud of being a part of four different mission trips to four different countries. He enjoys working out, indoor rock climbing and motocross. His pet peeves include smacking gum, bad breath and clingy texters.

Who is his inspiration in life? "Bear Grylls — that guy is crazy! And, I just found out he is a Christian. I love his 'I can go anywhere and do anything mentality.'"

Which "Survivor" contestant does Byars consider himself to be most like? "Colby or Rupert. They tried to play the game fair and honest, but they didn't have the physical ability to perform. I would choose their game play and my physicality."

Byars wanted to be a contestant in order "To experience life in an exciting and challenging way. I want to discover who I am and see if I can really outsmart everyone." He thinks he'll survive on the show because, "I have heart. Plus, I'm very level headed. I'm going to be calm and consistent when people are breaking down." He believes he will ultimately win because, "I know that I have the will and the skill to make it to the end. I have overcome a lot in life, and who you are is how you play. I'm a winner."




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FACTS

Where does he live? Find out here.

Age: ∼30 years old
Current Residence: Gaffney, SC




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