Matt Quinlan from "Survivor: One World" is one of the contestants on Season 24 of the CBS reality competition series. He is a 33-year-old attorney from San Francisco, California. He starts off the season as part of the Manono tribe.

Matt Quinlan ("Survivor 2012") describes himself as ambitious, optimistic and dependable. He started his own law firm, The Law Offices of Matthew J. Quinlan, and says, "I take my career and my commitment to my clients very seriously. Being able to set up MJQLAW so that I can make a difference in the lives of my clients is probably the thing I am most proud of in my life." He enjoys golf, fitness and all things sports. His pet peeves include complaining, pessimism and over-the-top subjectivity.

Quinlan says,"I aim to maximize my potential in everything I do. It is what keeps me pushing every day. Of course, 'potential' is an elusive thing, but I look forward to chasing it for the rest of my life."

When asked which "Survivor" contestant he considers himself to be most like, he says, "I have seen a lot of 'Survivor' and can't recall a past contestant that reminds me of myself, so I have to answer this question with 'nobody.' I don't plan on playing this game like any past 'Survivor.' In fact, if someone's plan is to play like a past contestant they are probably both in over their heads and in real trouble. If I have it my way, I will be playing a bold, evolved and innovative game that I hope takes 'Survivor' game play to its inevitable next level."

When asked why he wanted to be a contestant, Quinlan says, "Who wouldn't want to be on 'Survivor'?!?! I feel extremely fortunate to be given an opportunity that millions of people would give anything for and won't take it for granted for even a minute. America will see me give everything I have to the game! I owe that to myself and all the Survivor fans out there."

He thinks he'll survive on the show because, "I'll die out there before I quit. The only way I am leaving that island is with a tag on my toe or with a snuffed torch." He believes he will ultimately win because, "I think I have a lot of attributes that will help me succeed in the game: athleticism, charisma, smarts, etc. That said, these things are also going to make me a target in the game of 'Survivor,' so figuring out how to use these traits in a non-intimidating way will be the key to my success."




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Age: ∼38 years old
Current Residence: San Francisco, CA




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