Jersey City Police Officer Tony Vlachos, 39, will appear in the next
season of Survivor.
Tony works out of Jersey City's North District and has been with the
department for 12 years.
Going into its 28th season, Survivor is one of CBS's most popular
reality television shows. This season will be filed in
Cagayan, a providence of the Philippines.
CBS announced that the 18 competitors will be divided into three
tribes: "Brains," "Brawn" and "Beauty." Those groupings, the
network said, "reflect the distinguishing qualities that people
bring to the game and test whether there is any truth to the
pre-conceived notion that that certain characteristics will help you
win the game."
Asked about his strategy, Tony said, "I'm going to bring everything
but honesty, honor, integrity, loyalty -- I'll save that for back
When asked about essentials for the island, Tony replied,
"Cigarettes, coffee, and liquor. I don't smoke or drink coffee or
liquor, but I would love to bring those items with me just so that I
can barter with my tribe mates! You know at some point in the game
they would even give up immunity just to have a little taste of
Tony is married and has a daughter.