Cobus is living his Survivor dream

2019-06-25 06:00
Cobus Hugo from Green Point.

Cobus Hugo from Green Point.

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Cobus Hugo (28), an architect from Green Point, is one of the local contestants that are currently in the television series Survivor SA as a member of the Sa’ula tribe.

“I entered because Survivor is a game I have always dreamt of playing and I needed a break from life. I have learned so much about myself and life on the island. I am hoping to take these lessons with me forever and be the best version of myself,” he said.

Hugo is a lively, happy-go-lucky and proudly gay young man who lives on the light side of life, but admits there’s sometimes a bit of sarcasm behind his million-dollar smile.

He is quick to say the bit of sarcasm behind his smile always comes from a good place, though. This social butterfly channels his boundless energy into running marathons or working really hard to get what he wants.

“My biggest fear going onto Survivor SA was that I will be part of a boring tribe, but as my circle of friends knows, I will quickly be able to change the mood for the better in any group,” he said.

His other hobbies include running and travelling.

“What my fans don’t know is that I have a passion for the hospitality industry. My life goal is to own my own wedding venue. If I win Survivor SA I would like to bank the money for that rainy day,” Hugo said.

He attended Overberg High School in Caledon and later, Duineveld High School in Upington.

“Before I entered I watched previous episodes and the main thing I have learned from the past episodes is to always be yourself. You only have yourself, so be it!

“What I am also looking forward to is seeing my friend’s and family’s reactions to my sassy attitude, when they watch Survivor SA,” he said.

Having a down day will indeed be a new experience for this loving and caring architect. And who would pass up on a team mate who can construct a proper shelter for his or her tribe?

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