Missy Byrd Biography
Missy Byrd is born in 1997 and now 24 years old from Georgia. Missy Byrd is a contestant on the 39th season of Survivor 2019. Byrd is now based in Seattle, Washington, working on an app, the details of which she hasn’t disclosed. She did reveal to Parade that she won a grant for office space near the Space Needle and that she’s been working out of that lab.
— salina boge (@salmabe71077836) September 26, 2019
Missy Byrd Age
She is 24 years old.
Missy Byrd Education
She was medically discharged and never graduated from the Air Force Academy after doctors found a tumor in her brain; more on that below.
Missy Byrd Career
Missy Byrd, a 25-year-old Air Force veteran from Tacoma, competes on the 39th season of “Survivor,” which premieres Sept. 25 on CBS. “To get out there and to actually play and wear a buff, the majority of time it was surreal,” she said. https://t.co/6UAgNqR8ic
— The Seattle Times (@seattletimes) September 20, 2019
Missy Byrd told that she joined the military when she was 18 and went to the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. From there, she went to Seattle. While I was at the Academy, I had a brain tumor. It was wild. I was playing basketball for the Academy, the D1 dream experience. All of a sudden, my hormones start going crazy. I don’t really understand why. I was having mood swings, lost my period for a year, and started to lactate. I asked myself, “Your momma called you crazy. Are you crazy?”
Missy Byrd 39th season of Survivor 2019.
To The Seattle Times, Byrd said of her decision to try out for Survivor,
“It’s something I’ve always watched — what other people do — watched and critiqued them, like, ‘Oh, that was a dumb move, why would you do that?’ So to get out there and to actually play and wear a buff, the majority of time it was surreal. It was like a different world. It was a really cool experience. I wouldn’t trade it. I cried more times than not. If there was a sunset, I would be like, ‘God, there’s a sunset and I’m on Survivor. ‘ It was crazy.”
Missy is an easily rootable character for Survivor: Island of the Idols, as she is a young woman who has battled through hardship, come out on top and will fight hard for herself and her tribe. She has a bubbly personality and is a huge fan of the show, both of which will help her win friends and influence people early on.
— Missy Byrd (@themissybyrd) September 24, 2019
she’ll do well with a core group of mostly women and a few men. She has the approachability and willingness to make anything work while preparing to slide the knife into the back of those she needs to betray to get ahead. Armed with a strong story at Final Tribal Council, I believe that Missy is one of the early favorites to win Survivor: Island of the Idols.
Byrd has talked to multiple publications about the last year of her life, which she has described as her “Oprah year.” To Parade, she said,
“After everything was done [with my tumor], I was like, ‘[expletive] it. Let me make a list of everything that, had I died, I would never have done.’ I wrote down things like “Beyonce tickets” and ‘Buy a jeep.’ And I wrote, ‘Apply for Survivor.’ All of a sudden, these things started to fall into place. I got out of the military and finished my enlisted years. The first thing I did was buy Beyonce tickets because I could have died without ever hearing that angel’s voice in real life. The next day after making the list, her tour tickets went on sale. Then I decided to do a road trip across the country after the concert, from Georgia back up to Seattle. While I was In Georgia, I got to check up on my family and be like, ‘Not crazy, almost died. I’m going to leave again and experience all the crap I almost missed out on.’”
— Pop Kitchen from Parade (@popkitchenAMG) September 22, 2019
She added to The Seattle Times, “I was just like, I’m super lucky, so I probably should start doing all the things that I have been wanting to do and just been putting off.”
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