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Secrets to Surviving Survivor | Amber Brkich

Secrets to Surviving Survivor

Originally posted 08/31/2004 06:00AM

The days are getting shorter, the air is cooling (well, in theory, anyway) ... as fall approaches, so does the new season of reality shows. As we get ready for the ninth installment of Survivor (on the South Pacific island of Vanuatu, beginning Sept. 16), we asked All-Stars winner Amber Brkich: Any advice for the new contestants? "My advice for them? Patience is one of the things that is going to get you to the end," says Brkich, who took the million-dollar All-Stars prize in May just after becoming engaged to fellow Survivor Rob Mariano on live TV. "That involves being able to hold your aggression and frustrations in and not get in fights with people. If you get into a fight with someone, that can be a reason to vote you off." Anything else? "Appreciate the fact that you're out there," she adds. "You beat out thousands of people who wanted to be there. The fact that you appreciate it will give you enough motivation to try even harder to win it. And let somebody else do the dirty work for you."

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