Anh-Tuan "Cao Boi" Bui  -  Survivor: Cook Islands Contestant



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  • Name:  Anh Tuan Bui
    AKA:  Cao Boi  (Cowboy)

  • Age:  42

  • Home:   Christianburg, VA

  • Occupation:  Nail salon manager

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Anh Tuan Bui


Anh-Tuan Bui "Cao Boi" (Cowboy)  - CBS Bio

Born in Vietnam, Anh-Tuan "Cao Boi" (pronounced Cowboy) Bui was a Vietnam War refugee when he was 11 years old. He eventually moved to the U.S. and attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He previously worked as a photographer, used car salesman, fisherman and farm hand. He currently works as a nail salon manager.

Bui's hobbies include bicycling, hiking, sky diving, photography and meditation. He hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2003 and has biked cross-country. He also enjoys playing classical music on his Martin Backpacker guitar.

Bui is the world-record holder in Marathon Softball where he played for 100 hours while serving in the 82nd Airborne Division of the U.S. Army. He is a member of the Loyal Moose Lodge #1470 in Christiansburg, Virginia, 82nd Airborne Division Association, Boy Scouts of America and Cub Scouts of Vietnam.

Bui is married to Kristol Bond and has two children, Jesse Dakota and Nicholas Roundtree. He has one dog, Charlie Woof, which he brought back from Vietnam when he visited in 2003. He also has two cats, Minki and Pinki. He currently resides in Christiansburg, Virginia. His birth date is April 10, 1964.


Anh-Tuan Bui "Cao Boi" (Cowboy) - Favorites


Colors - Red & black, blue, pink, purple
Scents - Vietnamese fish sauce, smoky fire, kerosene lamp
Flowers - Dandelion, daisies, gardenia, Michelia alba
Board Games - Monopoly, Risk
Video Games - Atari Classics, Nintendo Classics, Duck Hunt
Sports to Play - Biking, hiking, bowling
Sports Teams - Pittsburg Steelers
Outdoor Activities - Hiking the Appalachian Trail, meditation, camping, cooking
TV Shows - Columbo
Movies - Forrest Gump, Lethal Weapon 1-4, Die Hard, Rocky, comedies
Actors - Jack Nicholson
Actresses - No favorite
Music - Beethoven, Chopin, Mozart, Metallica, John Prine, Johnny Cash, John Lennon
Magazines - Popular Mechanics, Football, Outdoors
Books/Authors - The Book of Secrets by Osho, Way of the Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig
Cereals - Cheerios
Fruits - No favorite
Snack Foods - Organic dried fruits
Cookies - No favorite
Candy Bars - No favorite
Alcoholic Drinks - Wine, Johnny Walker scotch
Non-Alcoholic - Water, homemade juice, coffee, tea


Contestant Links

Adam Gentry, Anh-Tuan "Cowboy" Bui, Becky Lee, Billy Garcia
Brad Virata
, Cecilia Mansilla
Candice Woodcock
Cristina Coria, Jenny Guzon-BaeJessica Smith
Jonathan Penner
, J.P. Calderon, Nathan Gonzales, Oscar Lusth, Parvati Shallow, Rebecca Borman, Sekou Bunch, Stephannie Favor
Sundra Oakley
, Yul Kwon



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