From her MSN.com contestant profile:
"Stacey says: I'm not going to tell them my age. I'm not gonna be nobody's mamma. I know as a mother I can hold back on some of my words. These are not my kids. If they want to come to me and pacify them and stroke them, I'm gonna stroke them.
Jeff [Probst] says: She's 'overlooked.'"
From her EW.com new contestant picture caption (by Dalton Ross):
"Stacey has a message for the two returning players this season: 'The two returning players, whomever they may be, they got to go. I don't care who they are, because they've been here. We haven't. Give us the opportunity and chance to scrounge and learn.' And she has a message for all her fellow players as well. 'Don't let the smooth taste fool you. You think size matters? Size doesn't matter. Don't let it fool you. The smallest can be the strongest, and the biggest can be the weakest. Don't talk the talk until you walk the walk first.'"
Excerpts from her official CBS Survivor: South Pacific bio page:
"Inspiration in life: Going to school and being a single parent. None of my children were ever in trouble with the law.
Inspiration in life: Martin Luther King, Jr. He wanted equality for all people.
Hobbies: Reading, outdoor grilling and dancing.
Pet peeves: Gum-popping.
3 words to describe you: Determined, fun and versatile.
Survivor contestant you are most like: Vecepia Towery from Season 4. At Day 38, when Vecepia and Neleh were talking, she said to Neleh, "And Christ said while he was hanging on the cross, 'It is finished,' it is almost done."
Reason for being on Survivor: To challenge myself and to bring the money home.
Why you think you'll 'survive' Survivor: I'm a team player with leadership qualities. I'm a time-manager and a go-getter.
Why you think you will be the sole Survivor: I'm not a quitter. When it comes down to me and my family, that gives me the drive to keep going on."
Summary of evidence for Stacey Powell being on Survivor: South Pacific.
- guatemala fanfic (7/29/11) started making a series of hints that a mortician was a contestant on Survivor 23 ("Dead wrong about the AA woman," "Survivor is nothing compared to what she normally undertakes," and "I would have been mortified if no one picked up on the clues in my last 2 posts."
- birdseyetoo (7/30) soon thereafter found the correct one: Stacey Powell: "Got her... Stacey Powell. And she's 42."
- guatemala fanfic (7/30) started her contestant thread at Sucks with "Since birdseyetwo found the correct one... this goddess is Stacey Powell, 43, Funeral Director, from Fayetteville, AR (originally Wichita Falls, TX)."