Survivor: Millennials vs Gen X – Meet Mari

Name: Mari Takahashi
Age: 31
Current Residence: Los Angeles, CA
Occupation: YouTube Star/Pro-Gamer
Education: Saint Mary’s College of California, Bachelor’s Degree, Liberal Arts and Sciences
Tribe: Millennials


Mari is a Japanese-American host, producer, and editor for the hugely popular YouTube channel, Smosh. She is the current host of Smosh Games and used to host Smosh Pit Weekly. She also has her own show on the channel called Maricraft. As well as her hosting work, Mari is also an accomplished ballerina and currently works as an instructor at the Ayako School of Ballet. She worked as a Principal Dancer for the Oakland Ballet Company for seven years. She enjoys traveling and always carries with her a traveling buddy, a monkey doll she calls Silvio. Her hobbies include rock climbing, comic books, and archery.

Watch a video of Mari performing ballet below:

Mari will compete on Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X airing September 2016.

See the full Season 33 Cast here.

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Martin is a 31-year-old writer from England. He’s represented by Berlin Associates for comedy writing and writes about TV and entertainment, currently for TV Insider and Vulture, previously ET Canada and Yahoo. A finalist for the Shortlist Sitcom Search in 2012 for “Siblings,” Martin received his BA in English with Creative Writing from The University of Hull.

  • Cherie Simoni

    Wow she figured out TV was different than real life? What an epiphany!