The three week long nationwide search for would be contestants in this year’s edition of Gulder Ultimate Search 7, will on Saturday, September 18, 2010 produce the top 10 finalists who would eventually make it to the jungle to square up against one another in a bid to become the Last Man Standing this year.
The final ten will be revealed at the final selection party holding at the Lagoon Restaurant, Ozumba Mbadiwe, Victoria Island, Lagos. They are expected to be picked from a total of 18 contestants who scaled through the regional selection concluded in Lagos last week.
The journey for the search started on August 10, 2010, when the sponsoring brand, Gulder, held a press conference to kick-start the highly celebrated Tv reality programme.
Gulder Ultimate Search 7 has been specially packaged in a way that all the 10 contestants that emerge after the rigorous regional screening would go home with a winning prize, the least of which is N450, 000 for the first evictee. The last man standing will smile home with a winning prize of N7 million, a N10 million worth SUV and a wardrobe allowance of N500,000.
To ensure fair participation from prospective youths across the nation, the country was divided into four geographical zones namely, Abuja for the North zone, Benin for the South South zone, Owerri for the East zone and Lagos for the West zone.
Admission, which was through a publicised web address, was free, as long as the applicants met the set criteria among which were age, height, health, marital status and educational qualification.
The 10 finalists, will be taken to the undulating plains of the Ogun State Forestry Plantation Project, Area J4, Omo Forest Reserve in Ijebu East LGA, Ogun State to search for the missing ultimate treasure. “Only these League of Ultimate men and women will enter this forest so dense even sunlight struggles to permeate. These men and ladies will battle against nature and the wild. At the end, one of them who finds the missing treasure will be crowned ‘THE ULTIMATE HERO’’.