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New Cedar Rapids Survivor Contestant

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (CBS2/FOX28) The 28th season of Survivor premieres Wednesday night on CBS2 at 7:00 p.m. Central.  For the second time, a Cedar Rapids woman is vying to become the ultimate Survivor. It was just a little more than a year ago when Cedar Rapids' Denise Stapley managed to Outwit, Outplay and Outlast, taking home the million dollar prize.

This year's Cedar Rapids Survivor contestant, Sarah Lacina, seems to have a little bit in common with CRs reigning champion. She will also be playing the game in the Philippines, just like Denise did. Plus, much like Denise, she is athletic. Thus, when the contestants were divided into three tribes based on beauty, brains and brawn, Sarah ended up on the brawn tribe.

Show host, Jeff Probst, said that beauty, brains and brawn are what contestants need to ultimately win the game. Probst said that Lacina seemed to have what it takes early on. 

Sarah's a favorite, I think the audience is going to love her! Probst said.

The 29-year-old has been an athlete her whole life, and it shows.

I either do cardio or weightlifting and so, I think, physically, definitely, I will be one of the stronger females and probably even stronger than even some of the males by the looks of it! She said.

Those are good qualities if Lacina wants to keep up with Denise who was known throughout her season for her athleticism.

She set that bar, and anyone that's gonna play from Cedar Rapids and let alone from Iowa, that's where they have to compete, so you know going into the games, I definitely felt some added pressure to do well, Lacina said.

As a Cedar Rapids Police Officer for the last nearly eight years, Sarah is also hoping to represent officers well.

Cops have never done well in this, I've never understood why. Sarah said.

If the pressures of Denise Stapleys accomplishments and the pressure or representing police officers isnt enough, Sarahs mom didnt cut her any slack either.

I definitely got the mom talk before I left of; make sure you behave," Sarah said. 

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