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Natalie White
S19 Natalie White
Contestant Profile
Birth Date April 22, 1983 (1983-04-22) (age 31)
Hometown Van Buren, Arkansas
Occupation Pharmaceutical sales


Tribe(s) Foa Foa
Placement Winner
Alliance(s) Foa Foa Four
Challenge(s) Won 3
Vote(s) Against 8
Day(s) Lasted 39

Natalie White is the Sole Survivor of Survivor: Samoa.

Standing as the only female of the Foa Foa Four alliance, she came into the game as the quiet southern belle, and immediately aligned with notorious villain Russell Hantz. She used the fact that she was easily underestimated by everyone to her advantage to orchestrate the elimination of Erik Cardona by persuading his alliance to turn on him, ultimately leading to the slow chain of events that would lead to the fall of the Galu Alliance. She managed to quickly fly under the radar and stuck with ally Hantz and the Foa Foa Four to reach the Final Tribal Council, and earn the title of Sole Survivor, though not without a lasting legacy of both criticism and praise for her gameplay.


Natalie White is your typical Southern Belle, but she is definitely not afraid to get her hands dirty. "Friendly and savvy" are two of her attributes that her fellow castaways will pick up on right away.

White plans to bring her background in pharmaceutical sales into the game and knows that if you do not make the cut, you are more than likely going to be cut. You either "make the numbers or go home."

Natalie’s convinced that her ambitious personality will help her during the game. "I’m literally so competitive and scrappy that I don’t care if I have to dive on the ground and get bruised and scraped up, I’ll do it. I’ll do it to win. I love to compete." Natalie will not waste any time changing her game plan if needed. "I’m observant and flexible, not to mention smart enough to know how to adapt to my surroundings."

Survivor: SamoaEdit

Natalie began the game on the Foa Foa tribe. She was quickly recruited by Russell Hantz for his "Dumbass Girl" alliance, being labeled the "long-haired blonde". During Foa Foa's losing streak, Russell did not vote Natalie out because he thought she was the most loyal to him and that he could beat her in the Final Tribal Council because of her weakness in challenges. Coincidentally, Natalie stated in a confessional that she thinks she can win if she stays with someone like Russell who rubs people the wrong way. In the end, Natalie survived all of Foa Foa's Tribal Councils and made it to the Merge with Russell, Mick Trimming, and Jaison Robinson.

During the beginning of the Merge, she proved to be an asset to Russell. Due to befriending several members of the original Galu tribe, Natalie was able to sway them into voting out Erik Cardona. Following this, Kelly Sharbaugh was eliminated after Russell's strategic play of a Hidden Immunity Idol. At the next Tribal Council, there was a tie between Natalie and Laura Morett, but Natalie remained safe, due to Russell being able to convince John Fincher to betray the Galu Alliance. Natalie, along with the rest of the Foa Foa Four then proceeded to vote out all the remaining Galus. However, their plans were put on hold when Brett Clouser went on an immunity streak, causing the Foa Foa Four to lose Shambo Waters and Jaison. At the final immunity challenge, Russell managed to defeat Brett and seal his fate, allowing Natalie, Russell, and Mick to become the Final Three.

At the Final Tribal Council, most of the Jury berated Russell for his game play, ignored Mick for his poor leadership, and called Natalie a coattail-rider (with the exception of Erik, who said that Natalie was just as deserving and dangerous as the other finalists and even said he was voting for her). Ultimately, it came down to Natalie's social interaction with the other contestants that allowed her to receive seven out of the nine Jury votes. Thus, Natalie was able to prove Russell's judgement wrong and she was crowned the 19th Sole Survivor in a 7-2-0 vote.

At the live reunion, hurt by his loss to Natalie, protesting that "she didn't do anything", Russell offered Natalie an additional $100,000 for the title of Sole Survivor. She refused the offer, stating the title of Sole Survivor is priceless and should only be obtained by one means: winning the votes of the jury, a principle Russell detested to this day. 

Voting HistoryEdit

Natalie's Voting History
Episode Natalie's
Voted Against
1 Marisa -
2 No Tribal Council
Betsy -
3 Ben -
4 Foa Foa Tribe Immune
5 Ashley -
6 No Tribal Council
7 Liz -
8 Erik -
9 Kelly -
10 Laura;
Brett, Dave, John,
Laura, Monica;
Brett, Dave, Monica
12 John -
13 Dave -
Monica -
14 Shambo -
15 Jaison -
Brett -
Jury Votes
for Natalie
Brett, Dave, Erik, Jaison,
Kelly, Laura, Monica
Sole Survivor, Day 39

^1 In The Day of Reckoning, the vote ended with a 5-5 tie between Natalie and Laura, forcing a revote. At the revote, Natalie did not receive enough votes to be eliminated.


  • On January 9, 2010, Natalie attended Survivor's 10-year anniversary party.


  • Natalie is tied with Kim Spradlin for the most Jury votes for a woman, at 7.
  • Natalie is one of seven winners (along with Tina Wesson, Sandra Diaz-Twine (both times), Yul Kwon, Earl Cole, Todd Herzog, and Tony Vlachos) to win Survivor without winning individual immunity.
  • Natalie has the least amount of challenge wins than any other Sole Survivor with three.
  • Natalie originally applied to appear on The Amazing Race, but was transferred.
  • Natalie is the first castaway named Natalie to win Survivor. She is followed by Natalie Anderson.
  • Natalie is the first female Sole Survivor to win with a Final Three format.
  • Natalie is the first female Sole Survivor to win a season comprised of new castaways since Sandra in Survivor: Pearl Islands, 12 seasons ago.


Preceded by
S18 jt t
J.T. Thomas
Sole Survivor Titleholder
S19 natalie t
Natalie White
Succeeded by
Heroes vs. Villains
S20 sandra t
Sandra Diaz-Twine

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