|Born:||November 21, 1965|
|Tribe(s):|| Chan Loh|
|Alliance(s):||Dara Women's Alliance|
Throughout her time in Kaôh Rōng, Debbie was known for her eccentric personality and her comical professional history, about which she made wide-ranging, seemingly improbable claims. She became an early power broker among her fellow Brains, and eventually joined up with an alliance of women after the merge. However, after several of her tribemates, particularly Aubry Bracco, became uneasy about Debbie's reliability in the game, Aubry orchestrated her blindside.
In Game Changers, Debbie was seen to be unstable, especially after an early explosion with Brad Culpepper. However, she used the others' perception of her to her advantage by downplaying her strategic acumen. She was the main architect of Ozzy Lusth's blindside. However, she became excessively confident in the unity of her ascendant Power Six alliance, and was stunned by a blindside at the very next Tribal Council.
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Name (Age): Debbie Wanner (49)
Hometown: Reading, PA
It took a while for Debbie to settle in to her original tribe (Chan Loh), but she successfully gathered the more quirky members Aubry Bracco, Neal Gottlieb, and Joe del Campo to align against the overconfident duo of Liz Markham and Peter Baggenstos, resulting in the former's blindside on Day 8. On the Day 9 Reward Challenge, Debbie got overheated and needed medical attention, though she was able to recover.
Following a swap on Day 13, Debbie and Neal found themselves in a struggle for power against To Tang for vital swing votes Gondol members Nick Maiorano and Michele Fitzgerald. All plans were forced to be put on hold for a long time as Debbie's tribe won every Immunity Challenge after the swap and Neal's evacuation cancelled Tribal Council right after the merge. Neal's evacuation initially seemed to prompt Gondol to side with Brawn, but To Tang member Cydney Gillon wanted to make a move against the men who were trying to control the game. The women plus Joe succeeded in voting out the overconfident Nick. Finally back in a power position, Debbie wanted to control her alliance. Aubry became frustrated with Debbie because not only did she fail to consider that minority alliance members Scot Pollard or Kyle Jason might have an idol, but also that their ally Julia Sokolowski was trying to play both sides. This frustration eventually lead to Aubry, Michele, Julia, and Cydney targeting Debbie. At Tribal Council, Debbie along with Joe voted for Scot, but she was blindsided as Michele, Aubry, Cydney and Julia voted against her, sending her home 4-3-2.
|Debbie's Voting History|
| Voted Against|
|1||Chan Loh Tribe Immune|
|2||Chan Loh Tribe Immune|
|4||Chan Loh Tribe Immune|
|5||Chan Loh Tribe Immune|
|6||Chan Loh Tribe Immune|
|7||No Tribal Council|
|9||Scot|| Aubry, Cydney,|
|Voted Off, Day 24|
| Voted for|
^1 In The Circle of Life, the vote ended with a 2-2-2 tie between Aubry, Liz, and Peter, forcing a revote. Debbie did not change her vote on the revote.
Despite being more known for her personality than her strategic gameplay, Debbie planned on playing aggressively out of the gate. She had no qualms with pretending to be Cirie Fields' ally although in reality, Debbie was one of many Nuku members prepared to vote Cirie off first had Nuku lost a challenge. Before that happened, Debbie swapped into the Mana tribe. Handed a tribal majority of 4-2, Debbie stuck with her original Nuku members as opposed to a potential Kaôh Rōng alliance with herself, Tai Trang, and Caleb Reynolds. After voting out Caleb, Debbie once again feigned loyalty to the outsider, Hali Ford, with the intent of voting her out later. That plan would be delayed when Jeff Probst announced that Mana and Nuku tribes would vote out a single person from either tribe. Debbie's tribe succeeded in that Tribal Council thanks to Tai's Hidden Immunity Idol. After Debbie's poor performance in the following Reward Challenge, she had a breakdown and lashed out at Hali and Brad Culpepper, but more so towards the latter. This caused the rest of the tribe to be concerned with her and put Debbie in danger. However, Mana won their first Immunity Challenge as a tribe on Day 13.
The second swap initially seemed like a bad draw for Debbie as she was exiled, but not only was exile on a food filled boat, she received a strategy talk with John Cochran as well as an advantage option. She selected the Extra Vote due to it being the most certain of the three advantages. Debbie observed the Nuku Tribal Council and joined the tribe once Sandra Diaz-Twine left. Despite her absence, Debbie immediately joined the Nuku majority that had a sole Mana target in Jeff Varner. When Varner outed Zeke Smith as transgender, Debbie adamantly supported Zeke and scolded Varner, and joined the Nuku tribe in unanimously voting Varner out.
Debbie began the merged portion in the game by playing up her kooky persona in the rewards so no one would target her. All the while, she mended relationships such as with Brad in order to solidify a majority alliance. Debbie orchestrated perhaps her biggest move of the game on Day 24 when Sierra Dawn Thomas informed her that Zeke was the easy target. Debbie brought up the idea of blindsiding Ozzy Lusth, the biggest challenge threat left in the game. With only the certainty of five of her allies, she decided to use her extra vote advantage. Although technically not necessary due to Cirie and Zeke's stray votes and Sarah Lacina siding with Debbie's alliance, the advantage use sealed Ozzy's fate. After having successfully pulled that move off, Debbie became the outspoken and upfront leader of the majority and got cocky. After Troyzan Robertson won immunity on Day 26, Debbie was certain her alliance would succeed in eliminating Andrea Boehlke. However, Sarah and members of the minority alliance started to become frustrated and annoyed with Debbie, and began formulating a plot against Debbie. Despite Sierra promising Sarah a final 3 with themselves and Debbie, Sarah joined Andrea and Cirie's alliance in voting out Debbie 6-5.
At Final Tribal Council, Debbie declared her intention in campaigning for Brad's victory, and she told Sarah she had no respect for her game because she was willing to win at all cost. She cast her vote for Brad which helped him finish 2nd as Sarah received 7 votes and became Sole Survivor.
|Debbie's Voting History|
| Voted Against|
|1||Nuku Tribe Immune|
|Nuku Tribe Immune|
|4||Mana Tribe Immune|
|5||On Exile Island1|
| Ozzy +|
|8||Andrea|| Andrea, Aubry, Cirie,|
Michaela, Sarah, Zeke
|Voted Off, Day 26|
| Voted For|
^1 In Vote Early, Vote Often, Debbie was not placed on a tribe at the tribe switch and was sent to Exile Island, granting her immunity from Tribal Council.
^2 At the second tribal in There's a New Sheriff in Town, Debbie used an Extra Vote advantage, allowing her to vote twice at Tribal Council.
- Debbie appeared on an episode of the soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful which aired on June 28, 2016.
|Statistics of Debbie Wanner|
|Total votes received:||11|
|Days spent on Redemption Island:||N/A|
- Debbie was the oldest woman to compete on both of her respective seasons.
- A running gag of her first season consisted of the occupation descriptions in Debbie's chyron changing for every confessional, including "chemist," "civil air patrol captain," "electronics expert," "waitress," and "part-time model."
- Debbie lost 13 lbs. during her time in Kaôh Rōng.
- Both times Debbie competed, she became the third member of the jury.
- ↑ https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100006004995528
- ↑ http://www.cbs.com/shows/survivor/cast/215178/
- ↑ http://www.cbs.com/shows/survivor/cast/215588/
- ↑ http://www.ew.com/article/2016/06/24/survivor-bold-and-beautiful-debbie-wanner
- ↑ https://www.facebook.com/SurvivorWiki/photos/a.432178280179306.103235.334002266663575/1059723334091461/
- ↑ https://www.facebook.com/SurvivorWiki/photos/a.432178280179306.103235.334002266663575/1077610612302733/
- ↑ http://d.pr/v/1gu7N
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