Name: Kelly Bruno
Tribe: La Flor
Current Residence: Durham, N.C.
Occupation: Medical Student at University of North
Personal Claim to Fame: Becoming the second and fastest
female amputee to finish the Ironman World Championships in
Kona, Hawaii in 2007.
Inspiration in Life: My father who was recently killed
in the earthquake in Haiti. He was there with Food for the
Poor to bring hope and aid to people less fortunate. My dad
was a doctor, a teacher and a humanist. I most admired him and
looked up to him for his willingness to help others. He lived
his life to the fullest every single day. His legacy will be
carried on by all of the lives he touched during his life.
Hobbies: Triathlons, cooking and traveling.
Pet Peeves: When people chew ice or blow bubbles in an
otherwise quiet room.
3 Words to Describe You: Determined, persistent and
SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: Christy Smith
because she also faced a physical disadvantage that, in the
end, gave her additional strength. I also relate to Helen
Glover's no-nonsense-appeal as that is how I approach my own
life; with a no-nonsense attitude.
Reason for being on SURVIVOR: The challenge and the
competition; I also want to honor my father who has been a
strong influence in overcoming many of the challenges I've
faced as an amputee and in life.
Why you think you will be the sole SURVIVOR: I'm
physically and mentally strong. I've overcome obstacles before
when the odds were stacked up against me and I can do it