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St. Louis, MO


Born and raised in St. Louis, Tijuana Bradley is currently single and employed as a waitress; she recently resigned from a position as a pharmaceutical sales representative. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in mass communications with an emphasis in broadcast journalism from St. Louis University. In her hometown of Webster Groves, she was Miss Webster 1993.

In college she was a SLU Cheerleader, interned at a network-affiliated television station and later worked as a high school cheerleading coach. Her favorite hobbies include fishing, skydiving and taking her nieces to different entertainment and education events. She is most proud of her mother's ability as a single parent to raise her and her brother, as well as the love and lessons her late mother taught her.

She belongs to Big Brother/Big Sister and volunteers at homeless and women's shelters. Her favorite sports are stunt-cheerleading, basketball and football. Her mother is her hero.

She describes herself as perky, emotional and genuine. She believes her sense of logic, attention to detail, athleticism, expression, motivation, ability to be realistic and nurturing nature make her a perfect candidate for SURVIVOR: PEARL ISLANDS. Her birth date is July 23, 1976.

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Colors: Beige, sky blue
Scents: My home, "In the Rain" Wizard plug-ins, Chance Perfume, Aqua Di Gio Cologne for men
Flowers: Rose, lily
Board Games: Chess
Video Games: Grand Theft Auto, Mike Tyson's Punch Out (old school)
Sports to Play: Stunt cheerleading
Sports Teams: Webster Groves High School Athletics
Outdoor Activities: Fishing, camping, skydiving, anything outdoors
TV Shows: SURVIVOR, Will & Grace, True Life, Forensic Files, 48 HOURS
Movies: Heat, Sev7en, Dead Presidents, The Stepmother, Hardball, Meet the Parents, Gladiator
Actors: Robert De Niro, Denzel Washington, Sean Connery, Kevin Spacey, Samuel Jackson, Harrison Ford
Actresses: Susan Sarandon, Lela Rochon, Julia Roberts, Michelle Pfeiffer
Music: R&B, Alternative, Hip Hop, Slow Rock
Magazines: InStyle, Time, Newsweek, People, Essence, O
Books/Authors: The Sin Within by Thelmore McCaine, mystery/suspense books
Cereals: Lucky Charms, Kellogg's Corn Flakes
Fruits: Kiwi, strawberries, pomegranate, red seedless grapes
Snack Foods: Nachos, chili cheese dogs, french fries
Cookies: Hot Tollhouse cookies right from the oven with milk
Candy Bars: Snickers, Twix
Alcoholic Drinks: Cabernet Sauvignon, Hornsby's
Non-Alcoholic: Cold Lipton Iced Tea sweetened with no ice


Let us discuss Tijuana Bradley

I had a difficult time coming up with anything interesting to say about Tijuana. Her profile is kind of just blah - not bad, in the least, but nothing really stands out.

So I asked people to email me ( ) with their thoughts and someone pointed me to an article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Pirates had better not mess with Tijuana Bradley

In the eyes of host Jeff Probst, St. Louisan and "Survivor: Pearl Islands" castaway Tijuana Bradley is hard to forget.

"Talk about your hot people - she is beautiful," Probst says of Bradley, 27, one of 16 members of what's being labeled the hottest "Survivor" cast ever. He goes so far as to call Bradley, a former Miss Webster Groves and St. Louis University cheerleader, "one of the most beautiful girls we've ever had" on the show.

As the series progressed, I found myself drawn to Tijuana. There was something about her that captivated me. I believe it was because each time she was shown, she seemed even more beautiful. But since beauty is nothing without an intriguing personality, I reasoned it further and realized that there was nothing she said that struck a wrong chord with me.

I also realized that she never gave me as much as I'd wanted. In other words, just when they'd start featuring her on the show, it would end all too soon. I always wanted more. The more she talked, the more intriguing she became. The more she was shown, the more beautiful she became.

And she was never shown enough.

Continuing from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article:

Luckily, Bradley didn't have just beauty to go on.

Even at age 10, as a camper at Camp Webegee in Webster Groves, Bradley was both "very cute and very fast," says her counselor, David Tabscott. "She beat everybody, boys and girls."

Bradley also has the strength that comes from tragedy; at age 21 she lost her mother, then just 44, to a brain tumor, nursing her through her final days. She returned to college with new determination, those who know her say, and, after graduating from St. Louis University, quickly landed a job selling pharmaceuticals.

Probst says of Bradley, "I think she knows how pretty she is; she knows how to use that smile. Talking to her, she seems so nice, so much fun, that she's somebody you think you'd like to hang out with."

Even Jeff Probst seems captivated by her.

Having grown up in the St. Louis area, I have something to share about Webster Groves high school.

I went to a very large high school, Fox High School in Arnold, MO. Because my school was so large, when it came to sports, it almost always pounded the other schools in Jefferson County. So the school district decided to join a St. Louis county league in order to give us a little competition.

Baseball was always successful at Fox with basketball being a close second. I was on the basketball team. A team considered one of the best at the time.

Well, our first game against a St. Louis county team was against Webster Groves. We walked into that gym and it was already full. Music was blaring over the loudspeakers. Cheerleaders were dancing a most funky, grooving dance. People in the stands were also dancing and cheering along.

But then the team came out for their warm-up. It was like a Harlem Globetrotters routine. The music continued. The players were dancing while also dribbling between their legs, behind their backs, anywhere and everywhere. They had a guy standing in the middle making blind passes to the two lines going in for layups. He was tossing the ball behind his back, over his head, bouncing it between his legs-- each time hitting right on the mark. To make matters worse, it seemed like the whole team could dunk.

All of us white boys who could definitely NOT dunk stood with our mouths wide open. "We've got to play THEM?!" We didn't want to warm up. We wanted to watch the show!

Needless to say, we got our butts kicked. This big, celebrated superstar team from Jefferson County was given a basketball lesson.

From that point on, I've always respected Webster Groves in everything they did.

Getting back to Tijuana, not only was she Miss Webster Groves, but she also went on to St. Louis University. St. Louis has two universities that are very prestigious and VERY difficult to get in to. These are Washington University and St. Louis University. Anyone who attends either of these schools must be very sharp and have done quite well in school.

Tijuana Bradley -- she's that rare creature on Earth that seems to be blessed with so many talents that ALSO has a good head on her shoulders. This is so very rare. Often, beauty comes at the expense of brains or an ability to reason. Brains comes at the expense of athletic ability. Athletic ability comes at the expense of being able to really listen to others and put others first. (Yes, I'm stereotyping and yes there are MANY exceptions. But one must admit that more people fit these descriptions than not.)

I never got enough of Tijuana.

I recall a moment many years ago. After playing a gig, I stepped out from behind my drums to talk to people for a bit. It was late -- almost 2am. All I could think about was having to tear down and load all the equipment into the truck.

As I stood there, a beautiful girl stepped up to me and said, "Hi. I love to watch you play." And then she kissed me and walked out of the club. I never saw her again. And I was too stunned to chase after her.

But I was left with that lingering sensation on my lips and that textury taste of lip gloss. She kissed me and then just left. I so badly wanted more.



Thank you for the kiss.



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