Meet Leif Manson, 27 years old, from San Diego, Calif. He is Phlebotomist. He describes himself as adventurous and agile. He once met Billy Barty and that was a highlight in his life. His plan for success:
"I'll be figuring out people, getting to know people and making solid connections and going from there. It helps to be observant. My eyesight isn't that great. Puzzles I'm really good at."
He has a daughter and she is his inspiration. He wants to provide the best life for her. He wanted to be on the show to build his self confidence and to find out what "to survive" really means. The skills he has, which he feels will help him are: being able to find direction without a compass, building a fire without tools, and being physically fit.
Jeff's thought about him: "If Leif can just get in and survive a couple of travels, he'll be OK. He knows the game, he's smart, he's tough, he's physically fit, and he has a good attitude. If Leif is at all nervous or brings any attention to why he's different, (because he's a little person), I think it might be a reason to get rid of him."