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Lisa Whelchel
S25 Lisa Whelchel
Contestant Profile
Birth Date May 29, 1963 (1963-05-29) (age 51)
Hometown Dallas, Texas
Occupation Former actress

Philippines

Tribe(s) ██ Tandang
██ Dangrayne
Placement Co-Runner-Up (2/18)
Alliance(s) Tandang Alliance
Fulcrum Alliance
Challenge(s) Won 8
Vote(s) Against 0
Day(s) Lasted 39
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Lisa Diane Whelchel is a contestant on Survivor: Philippines.

Whelchel is an American actress best known for portraying Blair Warner in the sitcom The Facts of Life. She, along with Michael Skupin, made it to the Final Tribal Council and tied for the runner-up spot after losing to Denise Stapley in a 6-1-1 vote.

ProfileEdit

Retrieved from CBS.com
Personal Claim to Fame: My three delightful and interesting children and the close friendship we enjoy.
Inspiration in Life: I admire and respect Oprah. She has used her fame and fortune to help people.
Hobbies: Reading, scrapbooking and traveling.
Pet Peeves: People who judge other people.
3 Words to Describe You: Quick-witted, sharp-minded and brave-hearted.
If You Could Have 3 Things on The Island What Would They Be and Why?
1) A Bible with giant print because I don’t know if I would have my reading glasses.
2) A journal and a pen because I have a terrible memory and I don’t want to forget a minute of this experience.
3) Playing cards because I love to play games.
SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: Colby – I’m competitive, genuine and from Texas!
Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: I LOVE the game and was born to play it. Plus, I want to meet Jeff Probst.
Why You Think You’ll “Survive” SURVIVOR: I am strong physically, intellectually and in will.
Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: My inherent make up is to assess the big picture goal, determine the steps to reach it, gain everything there is to learn about how to accomplish the goal, jump in with both feet, connect with other people’s strengths and never give up until the job is done.

Survivor: PhilippinesEdit

Lisa started on the Tandang tribe, which was joined by returning player Michael Skupin. She decides not to tell anyone that see was a past star on The Facts of Life. Despite this, Skupin immediately identifies her as such and almost calls her Blair. Abi-Maria Gomes and R.C. Saint-Amour viewed her untrustworthy. She and Artis started out on the outside of the tribe, with Lisa being the intended first target to be voted off because of R.C.'s distrust in her. She joined the second version of the Tandang Alliance while on the tribe, which happened when Abi and RC got into an argument over the idol which put the target on RC. Despite taking a while to settle into the tribe, she didn't have to worry about being voted off, as her tribe never saw Tribal Council.

At the merge, Lisa votes with majority of the tribe in flushing out Jonathan Penner's idol and eliminating Tandang outcast R.C. With Penner winning immunity, she, votes with the Tandang Alliance in blindsiding Jeff Kent. During the next tribal council, Skupin flips to the opposing Matsing-Kalabaw Alliance which leads to Artis Silvester being blindsided and the Tandang Alliance being down in numbers. Eventually she joins Skupin. After eliminating Pete Yurkowski, Lisa agrees to a Final Four deal with Denise Stapley, Malcolm Freberg, and Skupin after Penner declined her offer for a Final Four deal between Skupin, Penner, Carter, and herself previously. The alliance stayed true and Penner was voted out. The next challenge was the Loved Ones Challenge. Lisa was emotional when she sees her younger brother, Justice. Malcolm won and he chose her, Skupin and their loved ones to join them. Justice give Lisa the courage to try to blindside Malcolm. However, Malcolm wins the next immunity challenges and she joins the rest of the tribe in voting out the alliance outsiders, Carter Williams and Abi-Maria. Malcolm also won an advantage to Final Immunity Challenge. Despite that, he was the first out. Lisa almost won the last immunity challenge but Skupin won. After debating whether Malcolm or Denise was the bigger jury threat, Lisa wanted Malcolm gone and got her way.

At the Final Tribal Council, Lisa was criticized for her hesitant gameplay. Penner exposed her past as a TV star. Lisa gained one vote from R.C., because the latter knew that Lisa would be a big threat. The vote was enough to tie her with ally and friend Michael Skupin for second place as Denise garnered the rest of the votes to become Sole Survivor.

Voting HistoryEdit

Lisa's Voting History
Episode Lisa's
Votes
Voted Against
Lisa
1 Tandang Tribe Immune
2 Tandang Tribe Immune
3 Tandang Tribe Immune
4 Tandang Tribe Immune
5 No Tribal Council
Tandang Tribe Immune
6 Tandang Tribe Immune
7 Jonathan -
8 Jeff -
9 Jonathan -
10 Abi-Maria -
11 Jonathan -
12 Carter -
13 Abi-Maria -
14 Malcolm -
Jury Votes
for Lisa
R.C.
Co-Runner-Up, Day 39

Post-SurvivorEdit

  • Lisa was set to co-host The Jeff Probst Show in 2013 before its cancellation.

TriviaEdit

  • Lisa was the oldest woman in Survivor: Philippines.
  • When the Tandang tribe painted their initials on a tree at their camp, Lisa put her initials as "LC", using her married name Lisa Cauble, to hide her identity. This was despite the fact that she had divorced her husband Steven Cauble less than a month before the game began.
  • Being a fan of The Facts of Life as a young adult, returning castaway Michael Skupin recognized her, but could not call her by her stage name Blair because it would throw her off-guard.
  • Lisa is the first castaway to appear in an interview prior to the airing of their elimination episode. Lisa was on the Jeff Probst Show while Survivor: Philippines was in its midway point.
  • Lisa is the first new player to win the Fan Favorite Award in a season to have returning castaways.
  • Lisa and Skupin are the second pair to tie for second place at the Final Tribal Council after Dreamz Herd and Cassandra Franklin of Survivor: Fiji.
    • Unlike Dreamz and Cassandra, Lisa and Skupin never received votes against them, and received votes from the Jury.
  • Lisa is the first person ever to defeat Jeff Probst in a Survivor Trivia Game.
    • During the game, there was a Facts of Life question that lead to Jeff's loss.
  • Lisa was considered to return to Survivor: Caramoan as a Favorite, but wasn't chosen to return since it would be difficult to be on back-to-back seasons since she was a mother. 
  • Lisa is also the only castaway to reach the Final Three without winning an Immunity Challenge in Survivor: Philippines, and the only one among the Final 7 to be so, making her the highest ranking castaway to do so.
  • Lisa is the only castaway ever to reach the Final Tribal Council and have immunity every single Tribal Council pre-Merge, and then never receive immunity again post-Merge.

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