Tennessee man changed wedding plans to compete on ‘Survivor’

WREG - 02-19

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Much of East Tennessee native Gavin Whitson’s life has revolved around the opportunity to compete on “Survivor.” The 23-year-old native of Erwin, Tennessee, has watched the show since its first season and began sending in audition tapes at 18, the minimum age for “Survivor” castaways.