Aras was the winner of Survivor: Panama and is the youngest male winner of Survivor at the time of taping. He is of Lithuanian descent.
Aras played collegiate NCAA Division I basketball at UC Irvine from 2000 to 2004, where he was a honored as a Big West Conference scholar athlete for three seasons. Aras received his B.A. in philosophy in 2002 and his MBA in 2004.
As at March 2007, Aras resides in Venice, CA. He is the CEO of TundraGear.com, a winter hat company. He also spends much of his time and energy teaching yoga in Santa Monica.