BENTON, Maine — A former high school and college basketball star from Maine is among the participants vying for a $1 million prize in the reality TV show, “Survivor.”
The CBS show on Monday announced that 25-year-old Ashley Underwood, a nurse from Benton, is one of 18 people competing in the upcoming “Survivor: Redemption Island.” The show begins airing Feb. 16.
Underwood was a basketball star at Cony High School and at the University of Maine. She was crowned Miss Maine in 2009.
The last Mainer on the show was Bob Crowley, a bow-tied physics teacher from South Portland who became a statewide celebrity when he emerged as the winner in 2008.
Correction: An earlier version of this story contained a photo that identified the wrong person as Underwood.