Jacque Berg always plays to win and will settle for nothing
less than number one. She's trained her whole life to play a game like
SURVIVOR. Competing in several sports such as gymnastics, water polo,
crew, track and swimming, she's proven herself a leader.
Berg thrives off pressure and has gone as far as competing against sales
executives with 10 years experience to land her dream job as a medical
device sales representative. Berg, one of the youngest people in her
industry, is also a writer and charity organizer.
Constantly on the go, Jacque admits she doesn't like to sit still and is
full of life. Her hobbies include running, swimming, surfing and boating.
She describes herself as enthusiastic, adventurous, sweet and extremely
positive. Her biggest pet peeve is people who talk about their big dreams
but do nothing about it. She believes we all have control over our own
Berg confesses that she performs her best when in extreme situations and
can't wait to overcome the physical and mental challenges SURVIVOR will
Berg grew up in Minnesota and is currently single and lives in Santa
Barbara, California. She has a B.S. in business administration from the
University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Her birth date is September 10, 1982.
Jacque: "I do medical device sales in Santa Barbara, CA, and it is extremely
competitive. I'm working 80 hours per week, non-stop, working until about 10
o'clock at night. The job is male dominated, it's like 80% men. Most of the
people in my job are 10 years old, so I have to try to work my butt off to
build up my creditability. Ever since I was a little girl, I have been
driven. I've done sports all my life, and I chose an occupation that is
competitive and I thought Survivor would be perfect. So I am a little
nervous in that I didn't want to come off as a target or a threat to
anybody. So at the beginning I want to play the nice, quiet, shy card.
Usually in situations, I try to be the leader but in this game, I am going
to try to lay back so I don't become a target. I'm from MN, and my favorite
time of the year is when I get to go up to the cabin, and be in the lake and
be around the wildlife. I love challenges and rising to the occasion. I
unintentionally flirt to every guy I talk to and I don't mean to, but I am
in sales and that's kind of my job and I work with physicians. I don't want
a target on my back from the other girls. Even though I might try to flirt
with the guys, and manipulate them a little bit, I don't want that to get
back to the rest of the group. Being from MN, I am genuine and I trust a lot
of people. In the game, at the end, I am only going to make alliances with
people I know I can keep them With. I am going to be a little standoffish
with the people I can't, alright, I don't want to lie too much in the game,
well if a million dollars is on the line, who knows. Friendships are the #1
most important thing to me, so if someone crosses me, I will cross them
back, probably even worst."
Jeff Probst: ''I think Jacque will be a bit of a dark
horse. I don't think she'll be a leader. I think she'll use her looks and
her charm to get in with the right guy and hope that she can ride with that
guy as far as she can. If Jacque gets deep into the show I think she's a
legitimate threat at the challenges. She's pretty fit.''