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Former Dolphins Cheerleader on Exploring Africa

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Mark Burnett, the producer of Survivor, has a new television series — part history documentary, part reality show. Expedition Africa: Stanley and Livingstone, an eight-part series starting May 31 on the History Channel, is Mr. Burnett’s latest foray into the wilderness. The series sends a team of high-energy, frequently fractious, quasi-professional explorers on a trip to recreate Stanley’s 1871 journey to find Livingstone, the lost titan of African exploration.

One of the four explorers is former Miami Dolphins Cheerleader, Dr. Mireya Mayor, who earned her PhD in Anthropology.

“I gave up my pompons and walked off to go to Guyana,” Ms. Mayor said. “The other cheerleaders said, ‘You’re going to leave all this and chase monkeys without hot showers and hair dryers?’ ”

Expedition Africa: Stanley and Livingstone premieres Sunday, May 31 at 10pm/9C on the History Channel.

[Dr. Mireya Mayor at HistoryChannel.com]

[Mireya Mayor Bio]

[NYT Review]