|Birth Date||June 29, 1970|
|Hometown||South Jordan, Utah|
|Tribe(s)|| ██ Savaii|
██ Te Tuna
|Tribe(s)|| ██ Bikal|
██ Enil Edam
|Alliance(s)||Stealth R Us 2.0|
Name (Age): Dawn Meehan (41)
Tribe designation: Savaii
Current residence: South Jordan, Utah
Occupation: English Professor at Brigham Young University
Personal claim to fame: "Adopting our six children."
Inspiration in life: "My husband. He’s really one of the most incredible human beings. He’s kind, generous, peaceful, hard-working and selfless. I’m so grateful to spend my days with him."
Hobbies: "Swimming with my kids, writing/blogging and baking bread."
Pet peeves: "Brown grass and complainers."
Three words to describe you: "Driven, positive and enthusiastic."
SURVIVOR contestant you are most like: "Sandra, Parvati and Stephenie. I’m physically strong like Parvati and Stephenie. I’m in this to really play and win -- like these women."
Reason for being on SURVIVOR: "Survivor is the best game on Earth! There’s so much application to “real life.” After watching as a fan for 10 years, I just know in my soul that it’s my turn to play and win. Plus, it’s the adventure of a lifetime and one million dollars!"
Why you think you’ll “survive” SURVIVOR: "I’m driven, tenacious, adaptable, funny, optimistic, intelligent and resilient. I can motivate/persuade people, and I think that’s powerful/important at every stage of this game."
Why you think you will be the sole SURVIVOR: "I’ve got the drive and determination to dominate this game. And, as cliché as it sounds, I’m really in it to win it.”
Name (Age): Dawn Meehan (42)
Tribe Designation: Bikal, Enil Edam
Previous Season: Survivor: South Pacific – 11th castaway voted off/3rd Jury Member
Current Residence: South Jordan, Utah
Occupation: English Professor
Personal Claim to Fame: Survivor: South Pacific and adopting our six amazing children.
Inspiration in Life: My husband
Hobbies: Being with my family, baking bread and blogging.
Pet Peeves: Cranky or selfish people and brown grass.
3 Words to Describe You: Determined, enthusiastic and optimistic.
If You Could Have 3 Things on The Island What Would They Be and Why? 1)Picture of my kids – To remind me of my end goal. 2) Eckhart Tolle book – It inspires me to DO and BE my best. 3)Backgammon – To use at camp so I can observe other players’ strategy.
SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: Strong female who played a physical and strategic game – Kim Spradlin and Stephenie LaGrossa.
Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: The challenge! To see what I am made of.
Why You Think You’ll “Survive” SURVIVOR: I’m mentally and physically tough. I have good intuition. I'm not a quitter. And, I'm a good bridge between people of different backgrounds.
Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: People underestimate me but I have the mental, social and physical strengths to outlast and win!
Survivor: South Pacific
|Dawn's Voting History|
| Voted Against|
|2||Savaii Tribe Immune|
|4||Savaii Tribe Immune|
|6||Savaii Tribe Immune|
|10||Edna|| Albert, Brandon, Coach,|
Cochran, Edna, Rick, Sophie
|Voted Off, Day 27|
|12||In Redemption Island|
|Eliminated, Day 28|
| Voted for|
^1 In Double Agent, the vote ended with a 6-6 tie between Rick and Keith, forcing a revote. Dawn did not change her vote.
|Statistics of Dawn Meehan|
|Total number of days||67|
|Total votes received||11|
|Days spent at Redemption Island||1|
On Day 14, A tribal switch occured. Dawn stayed on Bikal with Cochran, Phillip and Corinne Kaplan and introduced to Michael Snow, Matt Bischoff, and Julia Landauer. Because the new Gota had all of the Athlethic people, the new Bikal lost all of the challenges. Dawn agreed with sending Matt home first for his friendship with Michael at Cochran's suggestion. Then she followed Corinne's Idea of Voting out Julia.
On Day 20, The new Gota arrived at the Bikal beach, announcing that the tribes had merged. After the immunity challenge that Cochran won, Corinne told Dawn about the plot to eventually blindside Phillip. Not wanting her second season to be a repeat of her first, Dawn decided to relayed the information to Cochran, who relayed it to Phillip. Dawn stayed Loyal to the Favorites and voted out Corinne for her treachery. Michael was the next to go on Andrea Boehlke's suggestion. While washing her retainer in the Lagoon, her retainer fell into the water. Dawn threaten to pull herself from the game unless she found her retainer. Hearing the commotion, Brenda Lowe decided to help out and found her teeth. Dawn was grateful for Brenda's Act of Kindness. At the next reward challenge, Dawn's team, which consisted of herself, Cochran, Phillip, Erik, and Reynold Toepfer won a reward to a local resort. Dawn washed herself off and enjoyed the last feast of food. Reynold won the next immunity challenge. At tribal council, The alliance planned to split the vote between Malcolm Freberg and Eddie Fox. However, Malcolm shocked everyone when he pulled two idols and used it to void the votes on him and Eddie, sending Phillip to the jury.
A Survivor Auction was held on Day 29. Dawn sent her $500 on a roasted chicken. She regretted when letters from home was offered. The former alliance, sticked together and spilt the vote between Malcolm and Reynold, and eliminating Malcolm because he brought a clue to the Idol. The women voted out Reynold next. When the last remaining amigo Eddie, failed to win immunity, he appeared to be doomed. Andrea, however, had been campaigning for Brenda's elimination for being a jury threat. Dawn and Cochran decided to stick with the original target, Eddie. Andrea was blindsided when Sherri Biethman chose to vote her out over Eddie or Brenda.
Brenda won the Loved Ones Challenge and chose Dawn to share time her hubsand, David. However, Brenda gave up her and Dawn right to spend with their families to the other four castaways. Dawn was very upset with Brenda's decision. At the immunity challenge, it came down to Dawn and Brenda. Dawn outlasted Brenda to win immunity. After the challenge, Cochran wanted Brenda gone for biggest threat to win the game. Dawn was hesitant to commit because of all the kindness Brenda had done for her. In the end, Dawn voted against Brenda, leaving the latter devastated. While walking back to camp, Erik Collapsed. The Medics declared Erik unfit to continued and had him pulled out the camp, leaving Dawn shocked and saddened. In the final immunity, Dawn was able to catch up with Cochran despite his advantage he won in the reward challenge. In the end, Cochran won the final immunity. Sherri feared Dawn in a final because she thought that she played the sympathy card. Cochran wondered to would be easier to beat, Dawn or Eddie. When the vote came, outsider Eddie was voted out.
At Final Tribal council, Dawn managed to stay calm and composed. She pleaded her case to the as she played Cold Blooded this time around. The Jury generally criticized her for her emotional instability and betrayals, and insincerity . Brenda demanded Dawn to show the jury her Teeth, which after an argument she complied. Dawn earned no jury votes and was shut out by Cochran, who won unanimously.
|Dawn's Voting History|
| Voted Against|
|2||Bikal Tribe Immune|
|3||Bikal Tribe Immune|
|4||No Tribal Council|
|Bikal Tribe Immune|
|Runner-Up, Day 39|
^1 In Tubby Lunchbox, the vote ended with a 3-3 tie between Julia and Michael, forcing a revote. Dawn did not change her vote at the revote.
^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. Dawn voted for Malcolm at the revote.
- Due to the negative backlash regarding Brenda Lowe's elimination, Dawn has deleted her twitter account.
- Jeff Probst stated that Dawn was almost placed on Survivor: Nicaragua, but was replaced by Holly Hoffman.
- Dawn is the oldest female contestant in Caramoan.
- Dawn is the oldest woman to win the Shoulder the Load competition.
- Dawn first auditioned for Survivor: The Australian Outback.
- In Caramoan, Phillip Sheppard gave her the nickname "True Grit."
- In Caramoan, Dawn is the highest ranking Bikal female.
- In Caramoan, Jeff Probst commented on how she won her first ever individual Immunity Challenge in Don't Say Anything About My Mom, when she actually won Individual Immunity in the first post-Merge Immunity Challenge of South Pacific, where one woman and one man would win (with Ozzy Lusth being the male winner).
- Dawn along with Sherri are the second pair of Co-Runners-up to get not votes. The first pair are Cassandra Franklin and Dreamz Herd from Survivor: Fiji.
- Dawn finished 10th in her original season and became the runner-up her second time playing, similar to Rob Mariano. However, Dawn placed on the jury her first time.
- Dawn is the second returning player to become Co-Runner Up, following Michael Skupin in Philippines.
|Survivor: South Pacific Contestants|
Albert Destrade · Brandon Hantz · Christine Shields Markoski · Coach Wade · Dawn Meehan · Edna Ma · Elyse Umemoto · Jim Rice · John Cochran · Keith Tollefson · Mark Caruso · Mikayla Wingle · Ozzy Lusth · Rick Nelson · Semhar Tadesse · Sophie Clarke · Stacey Powell · Whitney Duncan
|Survivor: Caramoan Contestants|
Allie Pohevitz · Andrea Boehlke · Brandon Hantz · Brenda Lowe · Corinne Kaplan · Dawn Meehan · Eddie Fox · Erik Reichenbach · Francesca Hogi · Hope Driskill · John Cochran · Julia Landauer · Laura Alexander · Malcolm Freberg · Matt Bischoff · Michael Snow · Phillip Sheppard · Reynold Toepfer · Shamar Thomas · Sherri Biethman