Sandra Diaz-Twine
28, Fort Lewis, WA
Office assistant 

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Date Story Source
September 5, 2003 "It's easy to piss me off. If you just even mumble and I don't hear what you're saying, I'm already upset. 'Cuz you know it's like, uh, she's mumbling about something, I need to, you know, just come clean. Just say what you have to say to my face, and that's it. If anyone throws a party, guess who they call first? Sandra, definitely. And if I throw a party, I invite everyone I know, and before you know it, the house is packed, um, we go clubbing or whatever. We just have a good time. I love to gossip a lot. All my friends know that, if, if you don't want somebody to know something about you, don't tell me. Because I just can’t help it, if you come to me with a secret, I'll be like, 'Hey, I'ma tell you, don't, don't say that I told you, but… blah, blah.'" - CBS.com pre-game video profile
August 28, 2003 Fort Lewis Woman in New Survivor Cast
"'The day she came home, she looked really sad,' said Diaz-Twine's mother, Norma Lopez, during a phone interview from Stamford, Conn. 'Her skin was so dark. I said, "What happened to you? You look like you have been kidnapped!"'"
"But Lopez didn't even know her daughter had been chosen for Survivor until after the taping was over. Diaz-Twine called her mother in June and told her she was working for a jewelry store and needed to temporarily leave the area to help open another store. 'She wanted me to come to Washington and stay with the girls,' said Lopez. 'When I got there, she had already left. Nobody told me anything.' Lopez, who had never watched Survivor in the past, arrived in Washington June 20. Diaz-Twine returned home Aug. 1, shocking her mother with both her weathered appearance and revelation of competing on the show."
- Ross Raihala, The Olympian (Olympia, WA)
- Full text archived at Survivor Phoenix RC.
August 28, 2003 'Survivor' has another from South Sound
(Rehash of info from CBS bio, coupled with excessive discussion of Nick Brown).
- Ernest A. Jasmin, The News Tribune (Tacoma, WA).
August 28, 2003 Washington woman tries to Outwit, Outplay, Outlast
"A Washington woman is trying her hand at the game of Survivor. Sandra Diaz-Twine, a senior office associate with the Army and Air Force Exchange Service, lives in Fort Lewis with her husband, Marcus, and children, 8-year-old Tatiana and 6-year-old Alanna. The 29-year-old described herself as adventurous, dedicated and a team player."
- KOIN.com (Portland, OR)
August 28, 2003 "Born in Stamford, Connecticut, Sandra Diaz-Twine currently lives in Ft. Lewis, Washington with her husband, Marcus, and their two children, Tatiana, 8, and Alanna, 6. She is employed as a senior office associate with the Army and Air force Exchange Service. Prior to her current employment, she served as a chemical repair specialist with the United States Army. She also previously worked in the mailroom of the Army and Air Force Exchange Service and in customer service at a clothing store. Her favorite hobbies are fishing and camping. She describes herself as adventurous, dedicated and a team player. She is most proud of having graduated from community college where she received an Associates Degree in Business Administration from Fayetteville Community College in North Carolina. Her favorite sport is volleyball. Her mother is her hero because she has always been committed to and made sacrifices for her children. She thinks her mother is the bravest, kindest, most loving person and an inspiration. She believes she's a contender for SURVIVOR: PEARL ISLANDS because of her ability to improvise and feels her small knowledge of hunting will be an asset to the tribe. She also thinks she's a good provider and possesses good field skills. Her birth date is July 30, 1974." - Official CBS bio

 


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