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Heather And Emilio Bio, Race To Survive NZ, Age, Job

Race To Survive NZ contestant Emilio Navarro applied to be on the show in season 1 when it was filmed in Alaska. But, it didn’t happen but here he is with his friend Heather to compete for $500K.

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Heather And Emilio On Race To Survive NZ

Opportunity does indeed come twice sometimes.

For Race to Survive: New Zealand competitors Emilio Navarro and Heather Sischo, at least, such is the situation. The contestants from Rhode Island were selected for the second edition of the extreme survival race, which sends nine teams of two into the New Zealand wilderness to compete for a $500,000 reward. Remarkably, Emilio disclosed to USA Insider that he was genuinely considered for the first season of Race to Survive: Alaska.

“The funny thing is it fell on my lap because I cast for Season 1, and I don’t even know what it was,” Emilio shared. “It was through a friend that knows that I’m into endurance, so he asked me.”

In the end, Emilio claimed the opportunity was lost, but a year later, he received another call. Emilio claimed he was unaware about the Alaska season until he received a call from the Race to Survive casting staff asking him to audition for Season 2.

“I kind of had an idea that it was a race,” he admitted about what he knew about the series. “But I really didn’t dive into that hole because I didn’t want to do life-altering changes if I wasn’t going to get cast.”

However, he recruited his lifelong friend Heather Sischo to be his teammate when he was invited to formally apply for the upcoming season. And in order to understand what they were getting into, Heather completed her homework by watching the entirety of Race to Survive: Alaska.

“I watched it right when he had asked me to apply with him. I went and watched it and he did not,” Heather said. “He waited until we were already accepted. And then he started to watch it.”

She added, “We don’t live in the mountains, so when I watched it, I’m like, ‘OK, I need a backpack.’ And of course, it also gives you a little bit of nerves because you’re like, ‘Oh, I’m really just going to be sleeping on the ground.’ So, I went to REI every single day for a month. And they were really cool because I was like, ‘I think I might have to start a fire with no matches’ and the guy there actually helped me. Then Emilio and me were in the woods practicing.”

“The only thing that we knew were competent about was the fitness piece,” Emilio shared with USA Network. “And I’m gonna be very upfront, our weakness was every aspect. We’ve never read a map or ever held a compass. When I run in the mountains, I use a GPS. Or we have all trails, so it was from scratch for us. It’s like taking a final exam and doing a crash course within like a month to learn how to build shelter and get the right equipment. Good thing Heather had some connections and we were able to practice and get some skills to get some training.”

Heather And Emilio Relationship Status

Heather Sischo is a single mother. She had her son Sean O’Donnell with Sean’s father Kevin O’Donnell. It appears they are still in a right term with each other. Most recently, Kevin posted a promo of Heather’s new show with a caption, “Can’t wait to see this !”

Their son Sean turned 19 in December 2023.

On the other hand, Emilio is married to his wife Yvette Navarro. It is not clear when they exchanged wedding vows.

Are Heather And Emilio On Instagram?

Yes, Heather is available on Instagram (@heather_sischo) and so is Emilio Navarro (@big_e_navarro).

Heather And Emilio Age

Born in 1981, Heather Sischo turned 42 years old in  2023. Born in March 1967, Emilio Navarro is 57 years of age.

Heather And Emilio Job

Heather Sischo is a coach/trainer/teacher/owner of the gym named Fitness Adventure. In 2022, she moved to a larger, updated facility with central air, fresh decor, turf and new equipment.

Fitness Adventure provides group exercise programs that include weights, wall balls, running, kickboxing bags, steps, rowing and skiing machines, and assault cycles. There are also spin classes and private training sessions available. The age range of the members is 17 to 75, and every lesson can be tailored to fit any needs. Heather has a plethora of success tales to tell from its fifteen years in business.

“Anything from conquering a fear, losing weight, building muscle, healing from an injury, doing a first race and building friendships,” she said. It’s a little neighborhood where everyone is accepted. Gym members of all skill levels frequently go to races together to cheer each other on. “As we grow older, sometimes people forget about little events that make them feel accomplished,” Heather said.

As for Emilio, he worked at Herb Chambers Honda of Seekonk as a business manager. He worked in that role from April 2011. Before that, he served as a Cranston City Counselor Ward 2 at City of Cranston, RI. Emilio was also a Commercial Light Truck Sales at Colony Ford Truck Center where he worked in the role from 1999 to 2010.

Back in 2010, Emilio was voted as Council President at Cranston City Council. Navarro was elected President during the Caucus meeting on Saturday. The Democrat, who is about to begin his third term on the Council, received a unanimous vote in favor of his nomination by Ward 4 Councilman Robert Pelletier.

Heather is a member of the Audit, Ordinance, Safety Services, and Architects and Engineers Committees in addition to having chaired the Finance Committee for the previous two years. With 58.6% of the vote, he defeated Diana Gordon’s challenge in the September Primary Election. Gloria Martin, a Republican, put up a strong battle last week and managed to narrow Navarro’s lead to 53.6 percent.

Related FAQs

  • Where Are Heather And Emilio From?

Heather hailed from Warwick, Rhode Island. Emilio Navarro is a resident of Cranston, Rhode Island. Emilio is a native of Hackensack, New Jersey.

  • When Are Heather And Emilio Birthdays?

Heather celebrates her birthday on 31 July. Emilio celebrates his birthday in March.

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