The mayor of Amos, Sebastian Dastos, will be one of the 20 players who will compete on an island in the Philippines for the second season of the show. Quebec survivors. “A personal choice,” believes Municipal Affairs Minister Andre Laforest.
The city of Amos made the announcement Wednesday morning, at the same time that the Noovo Television Network revealed the lineup for this new season of reality TV.
In a press release, the city of Amos said it was proud that Mr. Dastos, who is also president of the Immigrant Resource Center, was selected from among 2,500 nominees in the series. “I'm addicted to reality TV,” Sebastien d'Astous explained in a video addressed to citizens, published on Wednesday.
“I go there first and foremost for myself, because I want to go beyond my limits. […] “I want to talk about my region and my city.”
The mayor hopes he will make a good impression and that his participation will “create positive excitement within the community.”
An alternate mayor, Pierre Deshaies, will assume Mr. D'Astous' duties during his absence, which is expected to last between two weeks and two months.
Reality show Quebec survivors Inspired by the United States. This second edition will allow 20 players isolated on a Philippine island to face extreme mental and physical challenges. The winner receives a prize of $100,000. If he wins the event, Mr. Dastos pledges to make compensation as a donation to the community.
When called to comment on Mr. D'Astous's decision before the media, Municipal Affairs Minister Andre Laforest indicated that it was a personal choice. She stressed: “I will respect the choice of mayors.” Because it is always about the citizens. Mayors are accountable to their citizens. »
On Facebook, the mayor's announcement on the Amos town page was well received by Internet users.
One citizen wrote: “I don’t know about this offer, but we will probably follow it now.” “That's brave, I admire your boldness!” No matter the outcome, being involved is great! good luck ! »
“Congratulations and good luck!” Go, Amos, go! », enthuses another.
This second edition of Quebec survivors It will air on Noovo this spring.
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