Name (Age): Christine Shields Markoski (39)
Tribe designation: Upolu
Current residence: Merrick, N.Y.
Personal claim to fame: All the goals I have set for myself, Iíve accomplished.
Inspiration in life: Emilio Zapata, a Mexican revolutionary who fought for what was right and fair for the people of his country. Also, my father, Vincent Shields. He is another benevolent leader, who always treats people fairly, never judges others and is a great teacher of everything logical. And of course, my mother. She taught me how to be soft, colorful and strong.
Hobbies: Traveling, reading and exercising.
Pet peeves: When people donít wait their turn, when people donít peel the price sticker off the bottom of their shoes and drivers who are stupid and inconsiderate.
3 words to describe you: Helpful, stubborn and self-motivating.
SURVIVOR contestant you are most like: Stephenie, because sheís strong and outspoken.
Reason for being on SURVIVOR: This is another goal for me to meet and prove to myself that I can do it. Also, my brother-in-law would love to say that his sister-in-law is on ďSurvivor.Ē
Why you think youíll ďsurviveĒ SURVIVOR: Iím good with directions, instructions and putting things together, with only using materials at hand. Iím an expert at building fires and a born leader.
Why you think you will be the sole SURVIVOR: First and foremost, I wonít quit. As with anything I do, Iíll give it my all and I really need the money.