Survivor' hopefuls come with gimmicks, strange costumes

In homemade black armor, silver helmet and shield, Enrique Salas said he's a survivor.

"I'm the last warrior here — the last real warrior," said Salas, 49, of Columbus. "As long as I've got one big knife and one small knife, I can survive outside."

Salas, a training coordinator for Cessna Aircraft Company, was one of 165 people who tried out Saturday for the 17th season of the CBS reality TV series "Survivor." Auditions were held for about two hours at Leisure Lifestyles in Columbus. In addition to filling out 15-page application, hopefuls had two minutes to tell a camera why they deserve a spot on the show.

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