By The TimesLedger
A former postal worker from Flushing has landed on the island of Marquesas in Tahiti where he is vying against 15 other competitors for a $1 million prize on the new season of “Survivor.”
Born and raised in Queens, Robert DeCanio, 38, has one older brother and one older sister. He graduated from Archbishop Molloy High School and went on to study for two semesters at St. John's University.
DeCanio currently works as a limousine operator in New York City. He has previously worked as a customer service manager for the United States Postal Service and as a general contractor.
According to the show’s producers, DeCanio enjoys mountain biking, weight lifting, jogging and anything involving the New York Rangers. Currently single, he lives in College Point.
On last week’s episode of “Survivor,” the two teams landed and immediately had to find sources of fresh water and food, and had to build their own fires from scratch.
Each week a contestant will be voted off, and over the span of 39 days on the island, 15 episodes will be produced, with the winner announced in late-May.
Former winners included a professional soccer player, a home maker and an advertising account executive.
“Survivor” airs at 8 p.m. Thursday on CBS.