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Hampton University Alumna Desiree Williams Premiers on 'Survivor' Wednesday
09/25/2017 - #42


HAMPTON, Va. (Sept. 25, 2017) -- Hampton University alumna Dr. Desiree Williams will do her best to “Outwit, Outplay and Outlast” her fellow castaways beginning this Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 8 p.m. on the CBS reality show "Survivor: Heroes v Healers v Hustlers."

Williams is one of the all-new 18 castaways featured in Survivor’s Season 35, taking place in Fiji. The castaways will be divided into three tribes of six based on the positive traits most often associated with them by their profession. Based on the teaser trailer released by CBS, the three tribes will be known as Levu for the Heroes, Soko for the Healers and Yawa for the Hustlers.  Williams, a practicing physical therapist, is a member of the Soko tribe.

According to a quote from The Hollywood Reporter, Williams likes her odds out there, due to a variety of factors, including her ability to maintain her cool.  

"I cannot complain," she says. "I think what gets to a lot of people is people are complaining about the conditions. Like, yeah, we're living outside — but we're also in Fiji. So, suck it up,baby."

"Survivor: Heroes v Healers v Hustlers." airs Wednedays at 8 p.m. on your local CBS affiliate (WTKR-TV, Channel 3 in the Hampton Roads area).


About Desiree Williams:
Dr. Desiree Williams is former Director of the William R. Harvey Leadership Institute and an assistant professor of physical therapy at Hampton University. A two-time Hampton University alumna, Williams received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from HU where she also earned a Bachelor of Science degree in health and physical education and a minor in leadership studies. Williams has won many crowns and served as Miss HU 2010-2011, and in the latter year was featured in Ebony magazine as one of 10 Historically Black College or University (HBCU) Campus Queens. Her other pageantry wins include Miss National Sweetheart, Miss Peninsula and Miss Arlington. Williams was only the fourth African-American to serve as Miss Virginia in the Miss America Pageant system. Williams placed in the top 10 of the 2016 Miss USA beauty pageant.

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