Matty Whitmore knows first-hand what it's like to have a
lot and what's it's like to lose it all. At the age of 18, Whitmore
inherited a trust fund from his grandparents, allowing him to live a
comfortable life in paradise until partying it all away. Now at the age of
29, Whitmore wants the opportunity to find out what he's capable of doing
on his own and believes SURVIVOR holds the answer.
Whitmore currently works as a personal trainer on the westside of Los
Angeles and enjoys teaching health and wellness. His idea of a perfect day
includes a two-hour vigorous workout, training clients and a surf session,
followed by an hour in the sauna and yoga. The remainder of his day is
spent hanging out with his long-time girlfriend, Jamie, and his beloved
dog, Dink. He claims that if health was wealth; he'd be considered a
Not only does Matty have physical ability and strength, but he also
possesses bravado and confidence. He brings knowledge of the outdoors and
social skills to the game and can't wait to gain more self-awareness
through this experience. Whitmore prides himself on helping people not
take themselves too seriously and hopes to use those skills to manipulate
others into doing what's best for him.
He currently lives with his girlfriend in Pacific Palisades, Calif. His
birth date is December 18, 1978.
Matty: "I am what they call a foolosopher, my
biggest fear is taking myself too seriously. I think the world takes
themselves too seriously, expert this, politically correctness crap. I want
people to lighten up and learn to enjoy their life, and not be so wrapped up
in crap. They don't stress the most important sense a human has, a sense of
humor. I had a girlfriend from about the time I was 19 to 23 and I really
loved this woman. She got fed up with my BS and the excessive behavior and
left me. It was the first time I have ever been dumped. It humbled me.
That's when I sobered up a little bit. I stopped going to school and
stopped receiving the money. And life hit me like a ton of bricks like a
Mike Tyson hook. It knocked me down. So, for the last 10 years, I have
been growing up. I am fully self supporting. I am a personal
trainer. I have a girlfriend that loves me, I think. I have a
dog. I've done a 180. I am a little too honest for my own good, a lot of
times I annoy the hell out of people because I can't stop running my mouth.
That is going to be a little hard because I want to be under the radar but
with my personality I just can't seem to shut up. I want to remain true to
my girl. My last trick is to be like flirt or to make a move with a woman
That isn't what I want to do. The thing I'm least looking forward to is
running into snakes. I hate snakes, don't want to deal with snakes. I think
health is wealth. I am all about eating, cleaning and working out. It's my
life. I am a trainer, I got to live what I preach."
Jeff Probst: ''I think Matty will be one of the favorites
this season, someone people will absolutely love. I find him to be one of
the most endearing guys we've ever had on the show to the point where it
could work against him because he can't hide anything. If he's confused, he
says 'I'm confused.' If he's happy, he's smiling. If he's sad, he's