A 48-year-old gay retired NYPD detective, and self-described “daddy bear”, will be one of the new cast members on the upcoming series of Survivor: South Pacific.

Mark-Anthony Caruso even has a massive tattoo on his back of the words “Papa Bear”.

”I call myself Daddy Bear,” says the openly gay contestant on his Survivor profile.

”I’m older, wiser, and cuter, I guess. No, I’m kidding. I’m not cuter.”

We’ll be rooting for this grizzly in the new series.

Watch an interview with Papa Caruso below:

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