This 26-year-old southern gentleman and savvy
businessman was raised in a single parent household along
with his sister. Joe is eternally grateful to his mother for
all the sacrifices she made while he was growing up. He
currently works in real estate investment sales and enjoys
spending his free time strumming his guitar, tossing around
a football and hanging out with friends. He is definitely a
man who takes pride in hard work and being a Texan.
Joe truly is a genuine Texas Cowboy. After a rigorous
selection process in combination with a high GPA from the
University of Texas at Austin, he was selected to join the
Texas Cowboys, which is a service organization where members
act as ambassadors for, according to Joe, "the greatest
university in the world," the University of Texas. When
he is not working or volunteering his time, Joe enjoys
playing basketball and golf in addition to spending time
working out and running.
He feels that he will be the next person to win SURVIVOR
because he is dedicated, goal oriented and plans to use a
strategy he calls "persuade and evade." He intends
to constantly look for alliances and win challenges, all
while staying just below the radar. He doesn't like overly
dramatic people and hates to lose. Unfortunately he may be
faced with both in his attempt to become the next sole
Joe Dowdle is single and resides in Austin, Texas. His
birthday is June 29.
Jeff Probst: Joe is
gonna be compared to Colby. That's what I think people are
gonna say. Looks like a strong fit dude...he's good looking,
he's charming. I think if Joe gets on the right tribe he'll
be a leader, he'll be strong at challenges and he'll
probably be in the game for awhile.
I'm Joe. I'm 26 years old. I'm
from Austin Texas and I do commercial Real Estate. People in
Texas, they tell it like it is and how it should be. And some
people get offended by that. Some people are used to the
fluff. So we kind of put it out there...if you wanna take it
you can take it...if not then you can send it right back.
I'm gonna have to resist being
a leader out here I think. As far as strategy goes, I'll
really try to concentrate on being laid back. But at the same
time I think I can earn people's confidence and trust
throughout...just being a provider...providing a sense of
security to some folks. 'Play hard and play smart'. And also
'persuade and evade' is what you can expect from me in the
My pet peeves are really when
people really talk just to talk. And I imagine that'll be a
pretty overwhelming thing out here. Have the 'drama queens'
even the 'drama kings' just drawing attention to themselves.
'Cause it's fine with me because it'll be more of a
distraction than anything else. But that's a really big pet
peeve of mine.
I would say I'm a strong guy. I
think I'm a confident guy. I have an understanding of other
people. I think I'm pretty good with people...at understanding
them. I'd say I'm a pretty well rounded individual. I have a
lot at stake here. Strictly because, the opportunity that
money can provide is enormous if you use it wisely. Also
there's a lesson to be learned about yourself out here. So I
think that there's a lot of good information about yourself
you could learn. And a lot of strength you can gain out here.
I think that's pretty much priceless. It's an experience of a
lifetime and there's...how many people have a 1 in 20 shot at
winning a million dollars.