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Elisabeth Filarski
S2 Elisabeth Filarski
Contestant Profile
Birth Date May 28, 1977 (1977-05-28) (age 38)
Hometown Boston, Massachusetts
Cranston, Rhode Island
Occupation Footwear Designer

The Australian Outback

Tribe(s) Kucha
Placement 4/16
Alliance(s) Kucha Alliance
Challenge(s) Won 6
Vote(s) Against 5
Day(s) Lasted 39

Elisabeth Hasselbeck (born Elisabeth Del Padre Filarski) is a contestant from Survivor: The Australian Outback.

The only castaway to be voted out on Day 39, Elisabeth is also remembered for her close relationship with fellow castaway Rodger Bingham who she would call her "Outback Daddy", and being Kucha's self appointed cheerleader.


Retrieved from[1]

Elisabeth Del Padre Filarski was born in Cranston, Rhode Island. She is the daughter of Roman Catholic-school teacher and lawyer Elizabeth DelPadre and architect Kenneth Filarski. She has one brother, Kenneth, Jr., a lawyer and aspiring musician. As a child, she lived in Providence and Cranston, Rhode Island.

Hasselbeck was raised Roman Catholic and attended St. Mary School in Cranston, followed by St. Mary Academy - Bay View in Riverside, Rhode Island, where she graduated in 1995. She then attended Boston College, where she captained the women's softball team for two seasons, winning consecutive Big East championships. With a concentration on large paintings and industrial design, Hasselbeck graduated with a Fine Arts degree in 1999. Hasselbeck started working for Puma in 1998, while attending Boston College. After graduation, she worked for Puma shoes as a member of its design team before her television career.

Survivor: The Australian Outback

Hasselbeck was a fan-favorite from Survivor: The Australian Outback, and was originally a member of the Kucha tribe. She was known for having a father-daughter relationship with Kucha tribemate Rodger Bingham, even vowing not to vote for him. She was the last remaining member of that tribe in the game before being voted off on Day 39 and finishing fourth overall. Her luxury item was a self-made headdress.

At the Final Tribal Council, as a juror, Elisabeth gave her jury vote to Tina Wesson.

Voting History

Elisabeth's Voting History
Episode Elisabeth's
Voted Against
1 Debb -
2 Kucha Tribe Immune
3 Kucha Tribe Immune
4 Kucha Tribe Immune
5 Kimmi -
6 No Tribal Council
7 Colby;
8 Jerri -
10 Jerri Amber, Jerri
11 Amber -
12 Amber -
13 Keith -
14 Keith Colby, Keith,
Voted Off, Day 39
Voted for
Sole Survivor

^1 In The Merge, the vote ended with a 5-5 tie between Colby and Jeff, forcing a revote. Elisabeth did not change her vote on the revote.


  • On July 6, 2002, Filarski married her college boyfriend, former professional football quarterback Tim Hasselbeck (brother of Tennessee Titans Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck). The couple has a daughter, Grace Elisabeth, born in April 2005; and two sons—Taylor Thomas, born in November 2007; and Isaiah Timothy, born in August 2009.
  • Elisabeth was one of the hosts of ABC's The View from 2002 to 2013. In September 2013, she joined Fox News's Fox & Friends as a host.
  • Hasselbeck is a supporter of breast cancer awareness initiatives in the form of an internet-only PSA on breast cancer diagnosis.
  • In Summer of 2009, Elisabeth appeared on the TVGuide special "Survivor Millionaires: Where Are They Now?" in a segment focused on non-Survivor winners.[4]
  • As revealed in the Surviving Suvivor special, Hasselbeck is living with celiac disease. She has written a book on the subject, The G-Free Diet: A Gluten-Free Survival Guide, which has appeared on several best-seller lists. On June 23, 2009, a lawsuit was filed in a federal court in Massachusetts alleging that her book was plagiarized from a self-published book by Susan Hasset. Hasselbeck released a statement calling the allegations baseless. The lawsuit was dismissed in November 2009 when the plaintiff's lawyer declined to pursue it, saying to the press that he believed some degree of plagiarism occurred, but it was not sufficient to justify monetary damages.


  • Elisabeth was the youngest member of Kucha
  • Elisabeth's luxury item was an Immunity Headdress (self made).
  • Elisabeth is the first contestant from the state of Massachusetts.
  • After the merge, Elisabeth voted against every member of Ogakor, with the exception of Tina Wesson, twice in a row (for Colby Donaldson in the same Tribal Council, then twice against Jerri Manthey, twice against Amber, and twice against Keith). Furthermore, in the Final Tribal Council, she voted for Tina, the only Ogakor member of Barramundi she did not vote against.
  • Elisabeth and Keith Famie were the only contestants in Survivor history that reached 39 days, but did not make it to the Final Tribal Council, since the season was three days longer than the previous season and subsequent seasons.
  • Elisabeth is the only contestant to be voted out on Day 39.
  • Elisabeth was asked to return for Survivor: All-Stars but declined due to her job offer as a co-host on The View. Elisabeth would be replaced by fellow Survivor: The Australian Outback castaway Amber Brkich.
  • Elisabeth was nominated in America's Tribal Council in the "Hottest Female Contestant" category, but lost to Amber Mariano.
  • Eventual Survivor: Cook Islands castaway Rebecca Borman used to work as Elisabeth's make-up artist on ABC's The View. When Rebecca revealed to Elisabeth that she competed, Rebecca claimed that Elisabeth "was literally floored."
  • Elisabeth was considered for be an candidate for Survivor: Cambodia but declined.[5]


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