Oceanside woman chosen for 'Survivor'

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FROM OCEANSIDE TO OCEAN'S SIDE. Alexandra "Allie" Pohevitz, 25, of Oceanside, is the next Long Islander to try her hand at island endurance when "Survivor: Caramoan -- Fans vs. Favorites," the show's 26th edition, premieres Wednesday, Feb. 13. Pohevitz, a bartender, cites her grandmother as her primary inspiration, saying: "She was one of the most amazing women I have ever met. She was very ahead of her time and did what she had to to make sure that her family was safe and taken care of." Apropos of that, "Anyone on 'Survivor' who says that money is not the No. 1 motivating factor is either a liar or completely brain-dead. The money is absolutely my motivation."

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