`SURVIVOR II': MORE ROMANTIC THAN FIRST? (EDITORS: NOTE
`SURVIVOR II': MORE ROMANTIC THAN FIRST? (EDITORS: NOTE CONTENT IN NEXT TO LAST GRAPH)
NEW YORK (Wireless Flash) -- "Survivor II" may not beat the original in ratings but it will win hands down in romance. Series host Jeff Probst tells "TV Guide" that everyone is "good looking," and claims there was "cuddling," among some castaways as early as the first night. A "TV Guide" insider says the Outback setting is breathtaking but predicts couch potatoes will be more interested in the flesh parade. One person predicted to become a cult fave is Jerri Manthey, a 30-year-old bikini-wearing bartender who is earning a reputation as a camera hog. This "Survivor" cast might have more sex appeal than the first but Probst insists the castaways didn't do anything they didn't want to do. In his words, "We could have said, `Stick your thumb up your ass,' and they would have done it." "Survivor II" premieres Jan. 28.