Name: Meryl Szolkiewicz
Previous season: Survivor SA: Island of Secrets S7
Meryl Szolkiewicz studied toward a musical theatre degree and started her career as a musician and performer, but that fell away after she met and married her husband, and had three sons.
She saw her chance to appear on her season of Survivor SA as a chance to hit the reset button – which she duly did, rediscovering her strength and a newfound joy that has permeated all aspects of her life.
She is a big Survivor SA fan but understood after her season that she is not the biggest – despite Survivor being an institution in her household. This time around, she’s looking to play a more rooted game, be careful with her empathetic nature – and just have fun.