Ready to compete

Darnell Hamilton’s Postal Service career has prepared him for many challenges — including “Survivor: Kaoh Rong.”

The Chicago Mail Processing Clerk will compete for the CBS show’s $1 million prize during its 32nd season, which is slated to premiere Feb. 17.

Hamilton, a Chicago native and three-year USPS employee, will play on the “brawn” team, competing against the “brains” and “beauty” teams.

“Where I’m from, you always see the negative. It’s good to be doing something positive,” Hamilton said. “I have no problem taking on a big task.”

Last week, Hamilton told the Chicago Tribune he’ll bring street smarts to the competition and hopes to be a role model for people with difficult pasts.

More information about Hamilton is available on the “Survivor” site.