|Born:||November 3, 1982|
|Occupation:||Paddleboard Company Owner|
|Tribe(s):|| La Flor|
|Alliance(s):||La Flor Alliance|
|Alliance(s):||Stealth R Us (affiliated)|
Known for using her charm and looks to her advantage, her strategic game play led to her blindside in Nicaragua.
In Caramoan, Brenda was appreciably less conniving, indeed forming several genuine friendships and emerging as one of the most well-liked and honest players of the season. After a deep run as a member of the dominating Favorites' alliance, this persona led in its own way to her becoming again identified as a significant threat, resulting in an emotionally-charged blindside.
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Name: Brenda Lowe (27)
Name : Brenda Lowe (30)
Brenda began the season on the younger La Flor tribe. In the first few minutes of the game, Brenda found the Medallion of Power, which La Flor exchanged for fishing supplies. At camp, Brenda became close friends with Chase Rice, but eventually learned that he had made an alliance with Shannon Elkins. This made Brenda target Shannon, who in turn targeted her. Following La Flor's first Immunity Challenge loss on Day 6, NaOnka Mixon approached Brenda to join an alliance with her and Sash Lenahan to vote out Shannon. Brenda agreed to the alliance, and also recruited Kelly Shinn into their group.
Now with four guaranteed votes for Shannon, Brenda pleaded for Chase to join her alliance and give them a majority. Though reluctant at first, Shannon's outburst at the Day 6 Tribal Council persuaded Chase to vote with Brenda's alliance, sending Shannon home. With Chase now on her side, Brenda's alliance assumed control of the La Flor tribe, targeting Shannon's former allies, Alina Wilson and Kelly Bruno. However, La Flor won the following two Immunity Challenges, putting any eliminations on hold.
At the Day 13 Tribe Switch, Brenda remained on La Flor along with most of her alliance. She, along with the other younger members of the tribe, quickly bonded with Jane Bright, who warned Brenda about Marty Piombo's control of the original Espada tribe. Seeing Marty as a threat, Brenda and Sash decided to have their alliance split their votes between Marty and his ally Jill Behm in case either of them used Espada's Hidden Immunity Idol. However, Jill won individual Immunity at the challenge, forcing Brenda's alliance to split their votes between Marty and original La Flor outsider Kelly B., whose prosthetic leg was deemed by Brenda as too threatening should she make the Final Tribal Council. Despite initially planning to eliminate Marty, Kelly B. was ultimately viewed as too dangerous to continue and Brenda voted her out on the revote. Despite this minor setback, Brenda's alliance successfully eliminated Jill on Day 18, after Sash convinced Marty to give him his Idol in exchange for safety from the vote.
Brenda was among the contestants to make it to the merge on Day 19, joining the new Libertad tribe. Brenda's original alliance reassembled and proceeded to vote out threats Alina and Marty. Realizing Brenda's control over the game, Holly Hoffman decided to campaign for her elimination. She successfully recruited most of the tribe, including Brenda's ally NaOnka to her side. Holly also attempted to get Chase to assist them as well, but he was hesitant about voting against Brenda and ended up telling her of Holly's plan. Despite this information, Brenda remained confident, believing that Sash would use his Idol to save her if she felt threatened. However, prior to Tribal Council, NaOnka advised Sash against this and warned him of the repercussions of doing so. Thus at Tribal Council, Sash did not use his Idol on Brenda and she was voted out in a 8-1-1 vote, becoming the third member of the jury.
At the Final Tribal Council, Brenda stated that she was proud of the finalists but criticized Sash for breaking the alliance that they had. She then chastised Chase for easily accepting the fact she was going to be eliminated, despite the bond they shared. In the end though, Brenda voted for Chase to be the Sole Survivor.
|Brenda's Voting History|
| Voted Against|
|1||La Flor Tribe Immune|
|2||Shannon||Alina, Fabio, Shannon|
|3||La Flor Tribe Immune|
|4||La Flor Tribe Immune|
|5||La Flor Tribe Immune|
|6|| Kelly B.;|
| Jill, Marty;|
|10||NaOnka|| Benry, Chase, Dan, Fabio,|
Holly, Jane, NaOnka, Sash
|Voted Off, Day 27|
| Voted For|
^1 In Worst Case Scenario, the vote ended with a 3-3 tie between Kelly B. and Marty, forcing a revote. Brenda did not change her vote on the revote.
Brenda began the game on the Bikal tribe with nine other fan favorites. She initially allied with Francesca Hogi against Stealth R Us. However, at Bikal's first Tribal Council, Francesca was voted out, leaving Brenda in the minority of the tribe. Luckily, Brenda avoided being targeted by the majority alliance and made it to the Tribe Switch on Day 14, where she was switched to the Gota tribe. Since Gota would win the remaining tribal Immunity Challenges, Brenda made the Day 20 merge, becoming a member of the Enil Edam tribe.
During this time, Brenda developed a close relationship with Dawn Meehan, after she helped her find her lost retainer. She also became an official member of Stealth R Us, helping to eliminate the rival Cool Kids Alliance. Following Reynold Toepfer's elimination, Andrea Boehlke targeted Brenda for her strength in challenges, after barely losing to the former in the Day 31 Immunity Challenge. Luckily for Brenda, the rest of the tribe felt threatened by Andrea's Hidden Immunity Idol and blindsided her at the following Tribal Council.
On Day 35, Brenda won the Loved Ones Challenge with her father Raymond and selected Dawn and her husband to accompany them to a barbecue reward. Surprisingly, Jeff Probst gave Brenda an alternative option where she could give up the reward and time with her loved one (as well as Dawn's) in order for the rest of the tribe to have time with theirs. She chose the latter, pleasing the other contestants but upsetting Dawn. Thus, at the next Immunity Challenge, Brenda intentionally dropped out so Dawn could win immunity. After returning from the challenge, Brenda believed that her alliance would vote off Eddie Fox, the last remaining member of the Cool Kids Alliance. However, John Cochran was intimidated by Brenda's act of selflessness at the Loved Ones Challenge, viewing her as a jury threat. He then persuaded Dawn and Sherri Biethman into voting for Brenda, blindsiding and devastating her in a 3-2-1 vote, where she said "it hurts" before departing.
At the Final Tribal Council, she had no words for Cochran and Sherri and focused her speech at Dawn. She brought up the incident where she helped Dawn retrieve her retainer. Brenda asked if had she not been able to return her false teeth, would Dawn quit the game like she said she would. Dawn answered no. Unsatisfied, Brenda ordered Dawn to take out her teeth to prove that being seen without them was not a big deal. Dawn did so, satisfying Brenda but in the end, Brenda voted Cochran for Sole Survivor. At the Reunion Show, Brenda (via satellite) received an apology from Dawn in an attempt by Jeff Probst to make amends and hopefully cease the commotion. Brenda also revealed she was pregnant in the late stages, thus explaining why she couldn't attend the reunion in person.
|Brenda's Voting History|
| Voted Against|
|2||Bikal Tribe Immune|
|3||Bikal Tribe Immune|
|4||Bikal Tribe Immune|
|6||Gota Tribe Immune|
|7||Gota Tribe Immune|
|Voted Off, Day 36|
| Voted for|
^1 In Zipping Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Eddie used a Hidden Immunity Idol, negating Brenda's vote against him.
^2 In Come Over to the Dark Side, the vote ended with a 3-3-3 tie between Andrea, Malcolm, and Reynold, forcing a revote. Brenda voted for Malcolm on the revote.
- On May 12, 2013, Brenda announced that she was pregnant.
- In Fall 2013, Brenda appeared in a commercial for Stanton Optical.
|Statistics of Brenda Lowe|
|Total votes received:||18|
|Days spent on Redemption Island:||N/A|
- Brenda is the oldest woman on La Flor.
- Brenda is of Chinese and Bolivian descent.
- Brenda is a former cheerleader for the Miami Dolphins.
- Brenda lost 14 lbs. during her time in Nicaragua.
- Brenda is currently the only returnee from Nicaragua.
- Brenda is the first contestant to appear in the reunion through livestream as she was in the last stages of her pregnancy thus making her unfit to fly to Los Angeles.
|Survivor: Nicaragua Castaways|
|Survivor: Caramoan Castaways|