Jeff Kent is joining 'Survivor: Philippines'

August, 20, 2012
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SurvivorMinty Brinton/CBSHere's the cast for "Survivor: Philippines," which starts Sept. 19 on CBS. Jeff Kent is top right.
Former baseball player Jeff Kent on Monday was named a new contestant for the 25th season of the CBS show "Survivor" -- "Survivor: Philippines," starting Sept. 19.

Kent, 44, joins "Facts of Life" actress Lisa Whelchel and 13 other new contestants for the elimination show, which also is bringing back three past contestants.

"I will win 'Survivor' because I'm the best competitor out here," Kent told Entertainment Weekly. "I've been competing my whole life. That's what I do. I'm not here for any TV stardom. Not here to look good on TV."

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