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Hali Ford
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Contestant Profile
Born: July 20, 1989 (1989-07-20) (age 27)
Hometown: San Francisco, California
Occupation: Law Student
Survivor Career
Version: United States
Worlds Apart
Tribe(s): Nagarote
Finish: 11/18
Alliance(s): Nagarote Alliance
Challenge Wins: 5
Votes Against: 8
Days Lasted: 22

Hali Ford is a contestant from Survivor: Worlds Apart.

She is remembered for her likeability and endearing personality quirks, including her enthusiasm for American symbols and the U.S. Constitution. She was a core member of a Nagarote Alliance that was badly outmaneuvered by the Escameca Alliance after the merge, resulting in her elimination.


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Name (Age): Hali Ford (25)
Tribe Designation: No Collar
Current Residence: San Francisco, CA
Occupation: Law Student
Personal Claim to Fame: Catching a huuuge wave last winter in Kauai.
Inspiration in Life: Clara S. Foltz- First female lawyer on the west coast and inventor of public defense. I admire her trail-blazing approach to law and life. My law school, UC Hastings, refused to admit her based on sex, so she sued them and graduated at the top of her class (while raising five children).
Hobbies: Surfing, jiu jitsu, motorcycles and whatever comes my way.
What is your favorite sport? Jiu-jitsu and surfing.
Pet Peeves: Not maximizing time and resources.
3 Words to Describe You: Tenacious, free and focused.
If You Could Have 3 Things on The Island What Would They Be and Why? 1. Law school bar review book - so I can stay sharp, plus it doubles as a journal 2. A pen and journal - to map out strategy 3. Ukulele - because it lifts the spirits and could become useful in other, non-musical ways
SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: Parvati Shallow because she is fun and vivacious, but more than meets the eye, always planning, calculating risks both strategic and social. She is physically strong and undaunted by rejection and resistance. We also have matching tats.
Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: The game itself. It is the ultimate personal challenge and something to tell the grandkids.
Why You'll "Survive" SURVIVOR: I'm inimitably resourceful. Last summer, I caught a fish in a plastic grocery bag while camping and cleaned and cooked the fish for friends. I'm upbeat and fun, so surviving socially will be no sweat. I also perform well under pressure.
Why Will You Be the Sole Survivor: I grab everything I do by the horns and don't let go until I get what I want. Survivor will be no different.[1]

Survivor: Worlds Apart

Hali was on the Nagarote (no collar tribe). She formed a bond with Jenn Brown. Her tribe won the first Immunity Challenge so they avoided Tribal Council on Day 3. However, they lost on Day 6. After the challenge they formed an alliance with Joe Anglim. They decided to target Nina Poersch for complaining that she was deaf all the time when she didn't need too. At Tribal Council, the votes were split between Jenn and Vince Sly. However Will Sims flipped to Hali's alliance and voted against Vince, he was blindsided in a 3-2-1 vote which shocked everyone. After losing immunity on Day 8, while Hali and Nina voted against Will to split the vote, the rest of her tribemates eliminated Nina. However, the no collars won immunity on Day 11 keeping them safe from Tribal Council. On Day 12 a tribe switch occurred. They lost their leader Joe and gained White collars Carolyn Rivera, Max Dawson, and Shirin Oskooi and blue collar Kelly Remington. The new no collar tribe lost the Immunity Challenge on Day 14. The tribe was getting annoyed with Shirin and Max because they were always strategizing so they were deciding which one of them they should eliminate. They eventually decided to eliminate Max. Carolyn betrayed her alliance with Shirin and Max and joined Hali and the others. At Tribal Council, Max was blindsided. They won immunity on Day 16 after the blue collars threw the challenge.

On Day 17, the tribes merged. Hali and Jenn were happy to get Joe back in their alliance and Shirin joined their side. Joe won immunity on Day 19. Before Tribal Council, Jenn told Hali she had the Hidden Immunity Idol. At Tribal Council, Jenn played her idol negating the seven votes cast against her blindsiding Kelly in a 4-1-0 vote which made Hali, Joe, and Shirin happy. On Day 22, Hali was targeted by the blue collar alliance because Joe won immunity. They tried to get Sierra on their side and then targeted Dan because of his sexist comments. However, at Tribal Council, Sierra stuck with her alliance and Hali was blindsided in a 7-4 vote which shocked her and her alliance.

At the Final Tribal Council, Hali asked Carolyn how her role as a mother disadvantaged her in the game and Carolyn explained that she fought hard despite being much older than most of the other castaways. At the end, Hali voted for Mike who won by a 6-1-1 jury vote. 

Voting History

Hali's Voting History
Episode Hali's
Voted Against
1 Nagarote Tribe Immune
2 Vince -
3 Will -
4 Nagarote Tribe Immune
5 Max -
6 Nagarote Tribe Immune
7 Kelly Will
8 Dan Carolyn, Dan, Mike,
Rodney, Sierra, Tyler, Will
Voted Off, Day 22
Voted For
Sole Survivor


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  • Hali is the only person from the original Nagarote tribe to not have any votes cast against her before the merge.
    • Ironically, both Tribal Councils she attended after the merge, she received votes.
    • Both times Hali got a vote after the merge, she received a vote from Will Sims II.
  • Hali lost 6.4 lbs. (2.9 kg) during her time in Survivor: Worlds Apart.[2]


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