The Advice David Genat's Wife Gave Him Before 'Australian Survivor'
International model David has been playing a very strategic game and it might've been his wife's pointers before the show that helped him get to this point.
David's position in the game, along with his close alliance with Luke Toki, is very solid. The pair aren't afraid to make strategic alliances and get their hands a little dirty when necessary to further their positions and gain more power. Namely, when David gave Shaun Hampson a fake Contenders idol in exchange for a Champions idol that he would then gain the power to play. This meant both he and Luke had idols in their possession, a nice position to be in when the game can turn at any point.
David was also able to lure Abbey Holmes over to his alliance early in the game, despite the AFLW player initially being in an alliance with the athletes.
David said one of his big strengths was being able to develop relationships with people, a skill he has picked up in his career as an international model, and one he used on Abbey.
He has mentioned that being personable and able to make connections with people quickly could be the difference between being booked for a job and overlooked in the real world.
So it's safe to say he's good at it and has used it to his advantage.
As such, David and Luke are so content with their position in the game that they said, "We could take a week-long nap and wake up like 'oh, we made it to merge?'"
And the villainous duo don't look like they're going anywhere soon. But that might all be thanks so some advice David was given by wife Pearl Christensen, a personal trainer and movement coach who he lives with in New York, six week before his time in Fiji began.
"I really got into this Wim Hof breathing technique," he told 10 daily. "My wife introduced me to it about six weeks before we went into this Wim Hof seminar."
Wim Hof is also known as The Iceman, a Dutch extreme athlete who has trained himself to withstand freezing temperatures. He has set Guinness world records for swimming under ice and prolonged full-body contact with ice.
"He does all the challenges in extreme cold conditions. And I actually am terrible at the cold," David said.
Before his time on Australian Survivor, David and Pearl went to one of Hof's seminars and learned a few techniques to help him toughen up mentally for when it came time for the water challenges.
"That really helped," he added. And it might be the help from his wife that has gotten David this far in the game of 'Australian Survivor'.
David has two sons, Winston and Hugo, and a daughter with Pearl named Rei.
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