|Birth Date||November 12, 1982|
|Hometown||Fayetteville, North Carolina|
|Tribe(s)|| ██ Rarotonga|
|Tribe(s)|| ██ Heroes|
██ Yin Yang
|Alliance(s)|| Heroes Alliance |
Russell's Villains Alliance (affiliated)
A surprising love interest, Woodcock attracted the attention of several men in her original season, especially Adam Gentry and Billy Garcia. She is known to flip to opposing alliances in her seasons, first remembered for her Mutiny to go with the Raro Alliance in Rarotonga, resulting in the creation of the Aitu Four, and later in Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains where she flipped to Russell Hantz' Villains Alliance, betraying the Heroes Alliance. However, her betrayals cost her dearly, as she was frequently sent to Exile Island by the Aitu Four in Survivor: Cook Islands as revenge and was eliminated later, and was blindsided immediately after her betrayal in Heroes vs. Villains.
Candice Woodcock was born and raised in Fayetteville, North Carolina. She graduated from Terry Sanford High School where she was president of her class and captain of the soccer and cross country teams. She received a perfect score on the math portion of her SATs.
Woodcock won full merit scholarships to both the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University. She accepted the Morehead Scholarship to attend UNC-Chapel Hill and eventually received her Bachelor of Science Degree in biology and psychology with a minor in chemistry.
SURVIVOR: AFRICA inspired Woodcock to do service More...work in Africa. Following her freshman year of college, she spent 10 and a half weeks living in a mud hut with a tribal family in the western highlands of Kenya. She taught primary and secondary school in the village and designed her own service project where she ran a clinic that distributed over 700 pairs of eyeglasses that had been donated by parties in the United States. Inspired by her work in Kenya, Woodcock became the fundraising director and then executive director of Students for Students International, a completely student-run, non-profit organization at UNC-Chapel Hill that gives scholarships to students in Zimbabwe and Tanzania. Woodcock also spent a summer studying health care in Chile and Peru and another summer splitting her time between work at the Cancer Clinic at George Washington University Hospital and La Clinica del Pueblo, a free Latino clinic in Washington, D.C.
After graduation, Woodcock decided to take a year off before continuing her studies. She worked full-time for six months as an Assistant Director of Clinical Trials and as a Director of External Practice Development for an ophthalmology practice, and then part-time for the following six months. She has just begun graduate school at Georgetown University to attain a Master's Degree in physiology and biophysics. She then plans to attend medical school. She hopes to use her medical degree to do service work in developing countries and also in underserved areas of the U.S.
Woodcock enjoys spending time with her family and friends, working out, playing sports, being in the water and playing with her dog, Louis James.
Woodcock currently resides in Washington, D.C.
Heroes vs. VillainsEdit
Hometown: Fayetteville, N.C.
Current Residence: Washington, D.C.
Personal Claim To Fame: “Being the former Executive Director of Students for Students International.”
Inspiration in Life: “My parents.”
Previous Finishes: Cook Islands: 13th out, 5th Jury Member
Favorite Past Moment: “Winning the sand wrestling challenge in Cook Islands.”
Previous Survivor She Respects Most: Tom Westman (Palau)
Previous Survivor She Respects Least: Corinne Kaplan (Gabon)
Why Did She Come Back? : “I'm always up for a challenge, and I love the game. I want a chance to play against the best!”
Survivor: Cook IslandsEdit
|Candice's Voting History|
| Voted Against|
|1||Rarotonga Tribe Immune|
|2||Rarotonga Tribe Immune|
|3||In Exile Island|
|4||Aitutaki Tribe Immune|
|5||Aitutaki Tribe Immune|
|6||Cao Boi||Cao Boi|
Ozzy, Sundra, Yul
|Voted Off, Day 30|
| Voted for|
Survivor: Heroes vs. VillainsEdit
|Statistics of Candice Woodcock|
|Total number of days||61|
|Total votes received||11|
|Days spent at Redemption Island||N/A|
Candice was put on the Heroes tribe. Despite agreeing with the first two votes, Candice felt like an outsider and didn't really form any strong relationships with anyone. On day 15, after Tom Westman's elimination, Amanda Kimmel and a few other Heroes said that they didn't trust Candice and that she would be the next to go. But when both tribes were going to tribal council later that night and individual immunity was on the line, Candice managed to win immunity, saving herself from elimination. When James Clement was voted off, James stated that "Candice got really lucky. She was going home if she didn't win immunity". Afterwards, Colby Donaldson became the main outsider and Candice seemed to be on good terms with everyone on her tribe. But since the Heroes would win the next 3 immunity challenges, Candice, along with the other Heroes, felt really close.
When tribes merged, Candice at first sided with the Heroes, trying to vote off Jerri Manthey, despite Parvati countering the Heroes' plan by giving Jerri one of her two immunity idols. But Russell Hantz, aware that Sandra Diaz-Twine was a swing vote, tried to convince Candice to join his alliance, and Candice said that she would think about it. Before the next tribal council, Sandra asked Candice who she wanted to vote for and that she would vote with her. Candice finally decided on Amanda, which contributed to Amanda's elimination. Rupert Boneham and Colby were upset with her and at the same time worried that they would be next. But after Rupert faked his possession of an immunity idol, they predicted that the Villains would either split the votes between Rupert and Colby or between Rupert and Candice, so Rupert and Colby took a chance in voting off Candice. When voting Candice off, Colby said "I can say I am proud of the way I played this game. Can you?". Candice was voted off 5-3, finishing in 8th place and becoming the 5th member of the jury. Candice would eventually vote for Sandra to win, along with the other Heroes in the jury and Courtney Yates.
|Candice's Voting History|
| Voted Against|
|3||Heroes Tribe Immune|
|7||Heroes Tribe Immune|
|8||Heroes Tribe Immune|
|9||Heroes Tribe Immune|
|12||Rupert||Colby, Jerri, Rupert,|
|Voted Off, Day 31|
| Voted for|
In the live reunion show for Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains, Candice announced that she got engaged. She would later get married on May 1, 2010.
Heroes vs. VillainsEdit
- Candice's designation to the Heroes tribe caused lots of controversy because most fans would say that her mutiny is considered more villainous than heroic. However, the producers deemed the move heroic because her intention in doing so was to go back to her old tribe.
- Candice was the youngest contestant on Survivor: Cook Islands.
- Candice was the 13th person voted out and 5th Jury member both times she played. Her tribe also voted her out by a vote of 5-3 both times.
- Having finished 8th in both of her seasons, Candice is one of five contestants to finish in the same position twice. The others are James Clement, Sandra Diaz-Twine, Jonathan Penner, and Erik Reichenbach.
- Candice is the first one of the group to finish same position in two seasons with the same number of castaways. The second to do so was Erik.
- Coincidentally, Candice and Erik were both the youngest contestants on their original seasons.
- On Twitter after the live reunion show, Jeff Probst stated that "Candice had never looked more beautiful than at the reunion show when she was wearing that ring."
- Candice started both of her seasons on a blue tribe, with the main rival tribe wearing red, and merged into a black tribe.
- Candice was the only Hero during Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains to win Individual Immunity (as part of a Double Tribal Council during the episode Banana Etiquette).
- Candice is the first person to accept the offer to mutiny.
- She is also the first person to return to their original tribe via mutiny.
- Candice turned on one of her tribes in both her seasons.
- Candice was considered for Survivor: Micronesia, but was cut at the last minute.
- Candice is currently the only person from Cook Islands to be a returning player, but only play the game twice.
|Survivor: Cook Islands Contestants|
Adam Gentry · Becky Lee · Billy Garcia · Brad Virata · Candice Woodcock · Cao Boi Bui · Cecilia Mansilla · Cristina Coria · J.P. Calderon · Jenny Guzon-Bae · Jessica Smith · Jonathan Penner · Nate Gonzalez · Ozzy Lusth · Parvati Shallow · Rebecca Borman · Sekou Bunch · Stephannie Favor · Sundra Oakley · Yul Kwon
|Survivor: Heroes vs Villains Contestants|
Amanda Kimmel · Candice Woodcock · Cirie Fields · Coach Wade · Colby Donaldson · Courtney Yates · Danielle DiLorenzo · J.T. Thomas · James Clement · Jerri Manthey · Parvati Shallow · Randy Bailey · Rob Mariano · Rupert Boneham · Russell Hantz · Sandra Diaz-Twine · Stephenie LaGrossa · Sugar Kiper · Tom Westman · Tyson Apostol