A self-confessed “straight shooter” and “bold and entertaining”, Jacqui is one of the oldest of the Australian Survivor contestants this year but she is not going to let that get in her way.
“I feel I have something to prove. I want to demonstrate to women of any age, but particularly of my era, that life doesn’t end at 30 – married with ankle biters, a housewife perm and stuffing your face with cupcakes,” she said.
A lover of life and the odd glass of champagne, Jacqui is a marriage celebrant on the NSW North Coast. Married with two kids, she is super-fit and does boot camp, running, biking and stair work daily to keep her in shape. She also likes to surf with her husband Gaz.
Physically ready, there are a few things on the island that Jacqui is not looking forward to: “I’m not excited about sleeping outside and in the cold. That won’t be much fun.” Jacqui has been inspired by a few game players from last year’s Australian Survivor.
Talking about last year’s Australian Survivor “I think I’ll have a bit of Kylie’s ‘get out of my way’ attitude, Craig’s silly one liners and hopefully Lee’s mental and physical strength. And, the final challenge between Kristie, El and Lee – what a cracker,” she said.
“I do have a strong presence so strategy-wise, I would try to curtail this and go a little under the radar.”
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