Randy Bailey wants to be personally responsible for
crushing the hopes and dreams of all other contestants with delusions of
winning SURVIVOR. He considers himself a ruthless bully who enjoys picking
on those that were not blessed with his strength or intellect.
Randy describes himself as angry, blunt, mean and sarcastic (yet
charming), and admits he's a train wreck.
Bailey declares he has no living relatives besides an older brother, from
whom he hasn't heard from in years. He says he has never met a person who
didn't eventually disappoint him. The only "person" he has ever
loved was his recently deceased black Labrador mix, Johnson, with whom he
lived for 13 years.
His biggest pet peeves are cell phones and overly religious people, and he
says he doesn't allow either in his home or car.
Bailey's hobbies include scuba diving, marathon running and triathlons,
including competing twice in the Hawaiian Ironman. Despite having competed
in over 100 triathlons, he claims that he has not been off the couch in
years. Instead, he now enjoys his nightly hot tub with a scotch on the
rocks. He is also a private pilot, enjoys watching football and
occasionally plays golf.
Bailey's primary motivation for being on the show is to be hungry, tired,
dirty and smelly. He also says he needs a long vacation where he will not
be hassled with the mundane issues of his boring life. He's a SURVIVOR
purist and guarantees he will win if the game is not "poisoned"
with too many twists.
Bailey is currently single and lives on a lake in rural southwest
Missouri. Randy recently moved from Plano, Texas where he lived for 20
years and still claims to be a Texan at heart. He plans on returning there
after he wins the million. He has an engineering degree from Vanderbilt
University in Nashville, but chooses to work as a wedding videographer
where he can set his own schedule.
His birth date is March 31, 1959
Randy: "I'm looking forward to it. To be honest this could
take place in Central Texas and I would be just as excited. The location is
secondary, and yes, Africa is unbelievable. I am outnumbered here, I am
older than most of them, so I have to fit in. Probably that will be difficult
for the average person out here, there are a lot of 20 somethings. I hope to
get in an alliance with 4 or 5 people and be in the middle, so I am not the
biggest target in the alliance and I'm not the weakest person either. The
best way to describe myself is handsome and charming but that is a
used to be handsome and I used to be charming. I've had a lot of defining
moments in my life. You don't get this old and not have a lot of defining
moments. Most of them are bad and I don't really want to get into them. The
biggest positive defining moment a month or so ago was when I found out I
was coming here. Doesn't get much bigger than that."
Jeff Probst: ''Randy is crotchety and clever. He's the guy
who will come to Tribal Council and try to challenge me, which is a huge
mistake, because I'm not playing for a million dollars. But I don't think
he's as evil as he wants you to think he is.''