|Birth Date||November 15, 1983|
|Hometown||Silver Spring, Maryland|
Sarah Naomi Dawson is a contestant from Survivor: Philippines. She goes by her surname.
Retrieved from CBS.com
Personal Claim to Fame: My car was once towed and I was able to talk the owner of the towing company into returning it for free. I have become a local legend.
Inspiration in Life: Neil Patrick Harris. Have you seen that man do a toe touch? Quite inspiring.
Hobbies: Surfing and adventure travel. I love getting to know foreign cultures and flipping strangers into amigos. Also, I think sarcasm should qualify as a hobby; it is an underrated art.
Pet Peeves: Societal pressures of conformity and disrespectful men.
3 Words to Describe You: Outgoing, spirited and competitive.
If You Could Have 3 Things on The Island What Would They Be and Why?
1) A horse
2) An audience
3) A hot guy chef
SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: Sugar for her uncompromising moral compass and passion, and Sandra, because she is extremely calculating and strategic.
Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: I want to compete, be the Sole Survivor and win one million dollars!
Why You Think You’ll “Survive” SURVIVOR: I am personable, comfortable, experienced outdoors and very competitive. I made someone cry while playing Cranium once.
Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: People readily trust me, I am very good as a competitor, I won’t make anyone too bitter and I can talk people into anything.
Dawson was a member of the Kalabaw tribe consisting of herself, Dana Lambert, Katie Hanson, Jeff Kent, Carter Williams, and returning player Jonathan Penner. Within the first three days, she was the only Kalabaw member who was aware of Kent's past as a baseball player, but kept it to herself. As Kalabaw successfully won 4 consecutive Immunity Challenges, Dawson did not have to strategize for several Tribal Councils, but did form an alliance with Lambert and Hanson when the guys of their tribe (Penner, Williams, and Kent) formed one of their own. On Day 11, the tribe gained a new member, Denise Stapley, but Dawson's alliance suffered a devastating blow as they lost Lambert, who pulled herself out of the game when she was too sick to continue. At the following Immunity Challenge, Kalabaw lost, with much of the blame going on Dawson and Hanson (Hanson was blamed for lagging the tribe at the beginning, and Penner personally blamed Dawson for messing up on the puzzle). While the tribe was sitting in their shelter, Dawson began making several references to baseball in order to mess with Kent's head, causing him to want her out that much more over Hanson as he realized Dawson could potentially hurt the chemistry he had with their tribe. At Tribal Council, Dawson was eliminated by an unanimous 5-1 vote. At a loss for words, she could only say "wow", but hugged Jeff Probst and gave him a kiss on the cheek on her way out.
|Dawson's Voting History|
| Voted Against|
|1||Kalabaw Tribe Immune|
|2||Kalabaw Tribe Immune|
|3||Kalabaw Tribe Immune|
|4||Kalabaw Tribe Immune|
|5||No Tribal Council|
|Denise||Carter, Denise, Jeff,|
|Voted Out, Day 13|
- After she got voted out, Dawson appeared on Rob Has A Podcast playing "Survivor Jeopardy" with Colton Cumbie and Spencer Duhm.
- She came in 3rd place with 0 (fictional) dollars.
- Dawson kissed Jeff Probst twice: when he snuffed her torch, and at the Reunion show, both times against his will.
- Dawson is the first female contestant to go by her last name.
- In a pre-game interview, Jeff revealed he didn't think Dawson could win, because he thought she was crazy.
|Survivor: Philippines Contestants|
Abi-Maria Gomes · Angie Layton · Artis Silvester · Carter Williams · Dana Lambert · Denise Stapley · Jeff Kent · Jonathan Penner · Katie Hanson · Lisa Whelchel · Malcolm Freberg · Michael Skupin · Pete Yurkowski · R.C. Saint-Amour · Roxanne Morris · Russell Swan · Sarah Dawson · Zane Knight