Jeremiah Wood’s time in the national spotlight as a competing member of the “Survivor” television series has come to an end.
Wood, 34, a male model and an employee of Reece Machine in Dobson, was voted off the CBS-TV program Wednesday night.
The Dobson man has been appearing in the cast of this season’s version of the long-running show, “Survivor: Brains vs. Brawn vs. Beauty” since its debut in late February.
Wood, the son of Bruce and Vickey Wood, was selected as a member of the “Beauty tribe” for the latest edition of “Survivor,” a program that has appeared on the CBS network since 2000. He became involved as a result of his modeling work for clients such as Abercrombie & Fitch and Ralph Lauren.
The show’s format places tribes in faraway locales — this season in Cagayan, a province in the Philippines. They compete for food and other necessities in a series of games, or challenges, and also for immunity from being voted off the series. The last-surviving cast member wins $1 million.
Before the first episode aired, Wood said he was counting on his experience as “a country boy” from North Carolina, including hunting and fishing, to propel him to success on “Survivor.”
But Wood, the 10th cast member to be ousted, was voted off the show in the episode broadcast Wednesday night, subtitled “Sitting in My Spy Shack.”
Efforts to reach Wood Thursday for comment were unsuccessful.
But the local man told one national media outlet that he believed he had played “a great game” and while indicating disappointment with the result was glad for the chance to take part. Episodes of “Survivor” are produced in advance of the actual airings and those competing on the show are limited in their comments to the media to avoid divulging the final outcome.
Wood will still appear on the program as a member of a “jury,” a panel made up of former competitors which picks the winner of the competition from the last two cast members.
Local viewing parties have been held for episodes of “Survivor.”
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