On Day 39 of Survivor: Exile Island, Aras slipped on a wet rock and fell and sent shards of glass into his hand and back. The medical crew gave him seven stitches.
Aras teaches yoga in Santa Monica. His first yoga dvd, Yoga For Health and Wellness, was released in 2007.
Aras is the CEO of the winter hat company, TundraGear.com.
In 2006, Aras was nominated for a Teen Choice Award in the "TV - Choice Reality Star (Male)" category.
Aras holds dual citizenship in the United States and Lithuania.
Aras is the grandson of the late Days Of Our Lives actor Macdonald Carey. He appeared on Days Of Our Lives in 1988 as one of the children listening to Dr. Tom Horton (played by Macdonald Carey) read the Christmas story. Aras is also the nephew of actress, Lynn Carey.
While at U.C. Irvine, Aras was named one of "Most Eligible Bachelors" by the school newspaper.
Aras became the winner of Survivor: Panama-Exile Island with a vote of 5-2 from the jury.
Before becoming a castaway on Survivor: Panama-Exile Island, Aras was a yoga instructor.
While in college, Aras played Division I basketball at U.C. Irvine. During the period between 2000-2004, Aras was honored as a Big West Conference scholar athlete for three seasons.
In the Call the Whambulance! episode of Survivor: Panama-Exile Island, Aras won his first individual immunity challenge.
Aras: (on what he planned to do with the prize money from Survivor: Exile Island) I have a yoga studio where I teach. I take people on yoga retreats, so if you got to www.yogawitharas.com you can check it out. We're going to Costa Rica in July 2006 - if anybody wants to join me, feel free.
Aras: (on why Danielle couldn't win Survivor: Exile Island) It wasn't so much what she hadn't done, it was more about what Terry and I had done that prevented her from winning. Terry had been so dominant in challenges and I had been good at making relationships. The vote with me and Danielle was more about who they didn't want to win, rather than who they wanted to win.
Aras: (when asked if he was confident he'd win Survivor: Exile Island) I had a pretty good idea that I'd won, but you can never be sure. I knew I had Cirie's vote and I felt like I had Terry's vote, then I watched the other people vote and it's a lot different watching someone write "Aras" rather than "Danielle". The one person I didn't know for sure was Sally, 'cause she drew smiley faces before and after my name and that threw me off.
Aras: After 39 days of living out in the elements and playing a good game, I feel so dumb to have my ego crushed by slipping on some rocks before Tribal Council.