UF student becomes youngest 'Survivor' contestant

Published: Thursday, January 15, 2009 at 7:41 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 15, 2009 at 7:41 a.m.

A 19-year-old sophomore from the University of Florida will be the youngest contestant ever to compete on the television show "Survivor."

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Spencer Duhm, a student from Lakeland, FL, is one of the 16 castaways set to compete in SURVIVOR: TOCANTINS- THE BRAZILIAN HIGHLANDS when the eighteenth installment of the Emmy Award-winning reality series premieres Thursday, Feb. 12.


Spencer Duhm, originally from Lakeland, is among 16 people who will compete on "Survivor: Tocantins: The Brazilian Highlands." CBS lowered the show's minimum age requirement from 21 to 18, making it the first time someone Duhm's age was even eligible.

Tocantins is a state in central Brazil with numerous rivers and an equatorial climate.

The 18th season of the CBS reality series starts Feb. 12.

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