|Birth Date||April 27, 1979|
|Hometown||San Diego, California|
|Occupation||Behavior research analyst|
|Tribe(s)|| ██ Boran|
██ Moto Maji
Kelly Goldsmith is a contestant from Survivor: Africa.
Retrieved from CBS.com
Born in San Diego, California, Kelly Goldsmith attended high school at La Jolla Country Day School in California. During those four years, Goldsmith served as class vice president, class president and student body vice president. She was also a varsity cheerleader, class homecoming queen and a National Merit Finalist (having scored 1520 on her SAT).
Graduating in 1997, Goldsmith then attended Duke University, where she became a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority, serving as social chair and rush chair while working towards her degree in Sociology with a concentration in Marketing and Management.
Graduating from Duke in 2001, Goldsmith recently started a new job as a behavioral research analyst while she decides where to apply to graduate school. She has previously worked as a research intern for a cosmetic company and a chief researcher for a website company. Her hobbies include lifting weights and crocheting. She also enjoys singing and performing, having won the role of Abigail Williams in the 2000 Duke Drama Play The Crucible. An avid traveler, she has visited over thirty-five countries.
Kelly Goldsmith has one brother, Bryan. Her parents, Lyda and Marshall, have two dogs, Mandy and Beau. Her birth date is April 27.
Goldsmith started the game with a low profile, being under the radar for most of her time at the Boran tribe. After a shocking tribe switch that sent her to the Samburu tribe on Day 13, she started to make her move, starting by finding out who among her new tribemates had previous votes. During their first challenge as new tribes, her old Boran comrade Kim Johnson made an "L" hand signal to Kelly, telling her that Lindsey Richter had past votes (in large part to Teresa Cooper and Frank Garrison's continuing vendetta among their former tribemates for mistreating them). Her strategies though were put on hold when Samburu won the Day 15 Immunity Challenge. But after losing the next one, Kelly accidentally overheard Brandon Quinton talking about Lindsey's past votes, thus confirming Kim J.'s information. At Tribal Council, the vote was split along tribal lines with a 3-3 split vote. When the revote did not help, Lindsey's past votes were taken into account, and was eliminated. They were then merged into the new Moto Maji tribe on Day 20, where Kelly joined the majority to eliminate Clarence Black, where Lex van den Berghe received another vote, making him furious.
Fuming after receiving the "mystery vote," Lex blamed Kelly for the incident, causing the other ex-Borans to turn on her. Not backing down, she sided with the former Samburus to secure herself. But at Tribal Council, Brandon sided with the Borans, giving Boran the numbers once again and eventually sending Kelly to the Jury in a 5-4 vote.
At Final Tribal Council, Kelly thanked Kim Johnson for voting Lex off and asked the finalists to guess a number between one and one thousand. Ethan said 888, while Kim said 3. The number was 568 (since The Graduate is her favorite movie), and as Ethan got a closer number, she voted for him to win.
|Kelly's Voting History|
| Voted Against|
|3||Boran Tribe Immune|
|4||Boran Tribe Immune|
|5||Samburu Tribe Immune|
Kim J., Lex, Tom
|Voted Off, Day 24|
| Voted For|
Kelly Goldsmith joined the marketing faculty at the Kellogg School of Management in 2009 and was named a Donald P. Jacobs Scholar. Dr. Goldsmith’s research focuses on consumer decision making, specifically examining how consumers’ active goals and mindsets affect their choices. Prior to joining Kellogg, Dr. Goldsmith obtained her Ph.D., M. Phil. and M.A. from Yale University. Her areas of expertise are Consumer Behavior, Consumer Decision-Making and Marketing Research.
After competing on Survivor, in addition to holding research jobs, Goldsmith worked for CBS as a casting associate while applying to graduate school. In 2004, Goldsmith was admitted to Yale University for a Ph.D. in behavioral marketing with a focus on how psychology can be utilized to understand anomalies in judgment and decision making.
Graduating in 2009, Goldsmith started a job as an Assistant Professor in the Marketing Department at the Kellogg School of Management, the university best known for excellence in marketing. She remains at that job to date. Her research has been published in several top academic journals, and has received critical acclaim in the media, receiving mentions in outlets such as TIME magazine (http://healthland.time.com/2012/12/04/yes-chocolate-tastes-better-when-youre-dieting/) and the Today Show.
Goldsmith was recently endowed with the Clewett Chair, based on her excellence in both research and teaching. In 2012, she received the Sidney J. Levy award for excellent teaching in an elective class.
- She is a daughter to best-selling author and management guru Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, and Dr. Lyda Goldsmith. She has one brother, Bryan, who lives in Austin, Texas, and works in real estate.
- Kelly was the youngest contestant on Survivor: Africa.
- Kelly's luxury items were Crochet needles and Yarn.
- She was featured in Chicago magazine in 2010 as one of "Chicago's Hottest Singles".
- Kelly and Brandon Quinton are the first contestants to switch sides to the rival tribe. When Lex van den Berghe decided to get rid of her, she voted with the Samburus against him, while Brandon was convinced by Lex to vote with Boran.
- Kelly is the first contestant to have the same name as a previous contestant.
- Kelly is the first women to be shown first for her tribe in the opening.
- Kelly is the second contestant who, in their jury speech, asked the finalists to think of a number, following Greg Buis.
- Coincidentally, they were both the first member of the jury in their respective seasons.
- Starting with Kelly, every person who was on the Samburu at some point tribe was eliminated until none was left. This included Big Tom and Lex who was on the Samburu tribe due to a tribal switch.
|Survivor: Africa Contestants|
Brandon Quinton · Carl Bilancione · Clarence Black · Diane Ogden · Ethan Zohn · Frank Garrison · Jessie Camacho · Kelly Goldsmith · Kim Johnson · Kim Powers · Lex van den Berghe · Linda Spencer · Lindsey Richter · Silas Gaither · Teresa Cooper · Tom Buchanan