Dawn Meehan - Survivor: South Pacific, Survivor: Caramoan
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Seasons: 2 | Days: 67 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1 | Final Three: 1

Survivor: South Pacific (2011) - 10th place, 11th out - third juror.

  • Voted out in Episode 10, "Running the Show" (Day 27).
  • Eliminated by Ozzy Lusth (in a duel) in Episode 11, "Cult Like" (Day 28).
  • Longevity totals: In-game - 27 days; Redemption Island - 1 day.

Survivor: Caramoan - Fans vs. Favorites (2013) - Tied for 2nd place (lost jury vote, 8-0-0).

  • Received zero jury votes in Episode 14, "Final Push" (Day 39).
Dawn Meehan - Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S23: South Pacific 1.43 6.48 0.22 5 9 8 0.61 1.35 - - - 0.83 2.78
S26: Caramoan 1.65 11.90 0.14 9 2 12 0.75 3.50 0 8 0.00 0.89 5.15
Career 3.08 18.38 0.17 14 11 20 0.70 2.06 0 8 0.00 0.86 3.60
Dawn Meehan - Challenge record
Survivor: South Pacific - Click links to watch the challenges on YouTube
Ccoconut Conundrum - Ep1 IC
Shoulder the Load - Ep4 RC/IC

Tribal/team challenge record (3-for-7):

  • South Pacific Ep. 1 IC: "Coconut Conundrum" - participates, but Savaii narrowly loses.
  • South Pacific Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Crate Escape" - One of the ribbon/pole people; Savaii wins.
  • South Pacific Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Hitching a Ride" - Collects puzzle bags with Ozzy, but Savaii loses on the puzzle stage.
  • South Pacific Ep. 4 RC/IC: "Shoulder the Load" - Last person left holding weight, Savaii wins.
  • South Pacific Ep. 5 RC/IC: "Pig Out" - Savaii can't gnaw as much spit-soaking pork as Upolu, and loses.
  • South Pacific Ep. 6 RC/IC: "Losing Face" - Wheelbarrow duty, Savaii wins.
  • South Pacific Ep. 7 RC/IC: "Family Ties" - Savaii loses.

 

Coconut Cradle - Ep8 IC
Bow-Diddley - Ep9 F10 IC

Individual challenge record (1-for-4): (Mean % finish: 86%)

  • South Pacific Ep. 8 IC: "Coconut Cradle" - Dawn wins individual immunity among the women (1st/4).
  • South Pacific Ep. 9 F11 IC: "Get Crackin'" - One of four finalists (with Jim, Sophie, Whitney), but does not win (tie-3rd/11).
  • South Pacific Ep. 9 F10 IC: "Bow-Diddley" - One of only three actual participants, finishes second (2nd/10).
  • South Pacific Ep. 10 IC: "Price on Your Head" - With Brandon, a close second/third to Sophie (tie-2nd/9).

 

Redemption Island duel record (0-for-1):

  • South Pacific Ep. 11 duel: "Offer It Up" - First person eliminated by Ozzy (3rd/3).

 

Survivor: Caramoan
Plunge, Pull & Pop - Ep2 RC/IC
Hot Pursuit - Ep7 IC

Tribal/team challenge record (5-for-12; 2 sit-outs):

  • Caramoan Ep. 1 RC: "Water Slaughter" - With Erik, loses Bikal's only point to Shamar & Julia, but Bikal wins.
  • Caramoan Ep. 1 IC: "A Long Way to the Top" - Tosses sandbags with Malcolm, blows a lead, and Bikal loses.
  • Caramoan Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Plunge, Pull & Pop" - With Malcolm & Phillip, one of three Bikal ring tossers, but this time, Bikal wins.
  • Caramoan Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Cell Block Sea" - Competes, Bikal wins again.
  • Caramoan Ep. 4 RC: "Head and Shoulders" - Holds up platforms for Brenda and Andrea, Bikal wins again.
  • Caramoan Ep. 4 IC: "Smash & Grab" - Sits out with Corinne, Bikal continues to win.
  • Caramoan Ep. 5 RC: "Nut Bucket" - Sits out with Erik and Andrea, and Bikal wins (as expected).
  • Caramoan Ep. 6 IC: "Crate Outdoors" - Now switched to the new Bikal, which promptly starts losing.
  • Caramoan Ep. 7 RC: "Hot Pursuit" - First Bikal to unclip, followed by Cochran & Julia, Bikal loses.
  • Caramoan Ep. 7 IC: "Phoenix Rises" - With Corinne & Michael, one of three Bikal rowers/divers. Bikal loses again.
  • Caramoan Ep. 9 RC: "Jump Shot" - Part of the losing team (with Malcolm, Sherri, Brenda, Andrea).
  • Caramoan Ep. 10 RC: "Muddy Waters" - Part of the winning team (with Erik, Phillip, Cochran, Reynold).

 

I Hold On - Ep13 IC
Light My Fire - F4 IC

Individual challenge record (1-for-10): (Mean % finish: 53%)

  • Caramoan Ep. 8 IC: "Caramoan Catering" - Eliminated in the first round (bottom 6/12).
  • Caramoan Ep. 9 IC: "Last Gasp" - Fourth person to drop out (8th/11).
  • Caramoan Ep. 10 IC: "Keel Hauling" - Eliminated in first round, third in her heat (3rd/5).
  • Caramoan Ep. 11 IC: "Drop A Log" - Sixth person to drop out (4th/9).
  • Caramoan Ep. 12 F8 RC/IC: "Bermuda Triangle" - Stays in until the final round, but not close to Brenda and Andrea's 3-hour marathon (5th/8).
  • Caramoan Ep. 12 F7 IC: "Fun Climb" - With one puzzle rung placed, tied for last (tie-5th/7).
  • Caramoan Ep. 13 RC: "Loved Ones Dizzy Gillespie" - Doesn't win, briefly given reward by Brenda, only to have it taken away again by production for drama purposes (bottom 5/6).
  • Caramoan Ep. 13 IC: "I Hold On" - Dawn wins, outlasting Brenda (1st/6).
  • Caramoan Ep. 14 RC: "Teeter Tower" - Does not win (bottom 3/4).
  • Caramoan Ep. 14 IC: "Vertically Challenged" - Does better than Eddie, but doesn't win (tie-2nd/4)

 

Redemption/Exile Island duel record: (0-for-0)

  • Caramoan: None.

 

Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 8
    Played: 19
    Win%: 0.42
    Sat out: 2
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 2
    Played: 14
    Win%: 0.14
    Mean% Finish: 61%
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 1
    Win%: 0.00
    Mean% Finish: 33.3%
Dawn Meehan - Tribal Council record
Survivor: South Pacific
Ep1 Tribal Council
Ep9 F10 Tribal Council

Idols held/played (0/0):

  • South Pacific: None.

 

VFB - Votes for the person booted (5/8):

 

VAP - Votes against (9):

  • South Pacific, Ep. 5: Two votes, from Keith and Whitney.
  • South Pacific, Ep. 10 (F9 Tribal): Seven votes, from Sophie, Coach, Albert, Rick, Brandon, Edna, and Cochran (voted out, 7-2).

 

Jury votes made (1/1):

  • South Pacific, Ep. 14: Voted for Sophie Clarke (who won, 6-3-0).

 

Survivor: Caramoan
Ep9 Tribal Council
Final Tribal Council

Idols held/played (0/0):

  • Caramoan: None.

 

VFB - Votes for the person booted (9/12):

 

VAP - Votes against (2):

  • Caramoan, Ep. 6: One vote, from Julia.
  • Caramoan, Ep. 14: One vote, from Eddie.

 

Jury votes received (0/8):

  • Caramoan, Ep. 14: Received no jury votes (finished second to John Cochran, 8-0-0).

 

Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: 0
    Votes voided: --
  • Voting record
    VFB: 14
    Tribals: 20
    VAP: 11
  • Jury votes
    Made: 1
    For winners: 1
    Received: 0
    Total jurors: 8
Dawn Meehan - Pictures
Survivor: South Pacific, Caramoan image galleries
Dawn Meehan - Interviews
Survivor: South Pacific

Pre-game interviews

 

Post-game interviews

  • Gordon Holmes at XfinityTV.com (12/1/11): "Castaway Interview: Whitney Duncan and Dawn Meehan"

 

Survivor: Caramoan

Pre-game interviews

  • Gordon Holmes at XfinityTV.com (1/28/13): "Dawn: 'I'm Going to Have to Take Control'"
  • Dalton Ross at EW.com (2/6/13): "Returning Favorite Dawn promises a 'tear-free season' this time around"
  • Dawn's CBS pre-S26 interview (YouTube)
  • CBS Survivor: Caramoan "Meet the Cast" (YouTube)

 

Post-game interviews

  • Dalton Ross at EW.com (5/13/13): "Dawn responds to Brenda's shocking Tribal Council moment and talks about their 'awkward' reunion show interaction"
  • Rob Cesternino at RobHasAPodcast (5/13/13): "Talking with the Winner and the Final 5 From Survivor: Caramoan"
  • Gordon Holmes at XfinityTV.com (5/14/13): "Dawn Meehan - 'Cochran's Win Felt Like My Win'"
  • Daniel Fienberg at HitFix.com (5/15/13): "Dawn Meehan and Sherri Biethman talk Survivor: Caramoan"

 

Dawn Meehan - Bios
Survivor: South Pacific

From her MSN.com contestant profile: (8/26/11)

"Dawn says: I changed so much because I had gotten cut (twice before) from Survivor. I found the strength in me (I never knew I had). I look completely different than I did. Now I can bench press 170 pounds.

Jeff Probst says: She's excited."

 

From her EW.com new contestant picture caption (by Dalton Ross):

"File this one under 'better later than never.' Dawn applied for Survivor way back in 2000, but when her audition tape was unearthed in 2009, she got the call and was cast for Survivor: Redemption Island. 'And about a month before the show, they made a change and cut me,' Dawn explains. 'But it was the best thing that could have happened. I prepared physically six days a week for 10 months and have read every strategy book.' Now she's finally made it and looking to put that preparation to use. But will she be prepared for the emotional strain of being separated from her husband and six adopted children? She already has a contingency plan that involves her younger tribemates. 'I'm hoping to leave with an extra kid.'"

 

Excerpts from her official CBS Survivor: South Pacific bio page:

"Personal claim to fame: Adopting our six children.
Inspiration in life: My husband. He's really one of the most incredible human beings. He's kind, generous, peaceful, hard-working and selfless. I'm so grateful to spend my days with him.
Hobbies: Swimming with my kids, writing/blogging and baking bread.
Pet peeves: Brown grass and complainers.
3 words to describe you: Driven, positive and enthusiastic.
Survivor contestant you are most like: Sandra, Parvati and Stephenie. I'm physically strong like Parvati and Stephenie. I'm in this to really play and win -- like these women.
Reason for being on Survivor: Survivor is the best game on Earth! There's so much application to 'real life.' After watching as a fan for 10 years, I just know in my soul that it's my turn to play and win. Plus, it's the adventure of a lifetime and one million dollars!
Why you think you'll 'survive' Survivor: I'm driven, tenacious, adaptable, funny, optimistic, intelligent and resilient. I can motivate/persuade people, and I think that's powerful/important at every stage of this game.
Why you think you will be the sole Survivor: I've got the drive and determination to dominate this game. And, as cliché as it sounds, I'm really 'in it to win it.'"

 

 

Survivor: Caramoan

From her official CBS Caramoan - Fans vs. Favorites bio page:

 

"Previous Season: Survivor: South Pacific – 11th castaway voted off/3rd Jury Member
Current Residence: South Jordan, Utah
Occupation: English Professor
Personal Claim to Fame: Survivor: South Pacific and adopting our six amazing children.
Inspiration in Life: My husband 
Hobbies: Being with my family, baking bread and blogging.  
Pet Peeves: Cranky or selfish people and brown grass. 
3 Words to Describe You: Determined, enthusiastic and optimistic. 
If You Could Have 3 Things on The Island What Would They Be and Why? 
1)Picture of my kids – To remind me of my end goal. 2)Eckhart Tolle book – It inspires me to DO and BE my best. 3)Backgammon – To use at camp so I can observe other players’ strategy.
Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like:  Strong females who played a physical and strategic game – Kim Spradlin and Stephenie LaGrossa.  
Reason for Being on Survivor:  The challenge! To see what I am made of. 
Why You Think You’ll 'Survive' Survivor: I’m mentally and physically tough. I have good intuition. I'm not a quitter. And, I'm a good bridge between people of different backgrounds.
Why You Think You Will Be the Sole Survivor: People underestimate me but I have the mental, social and physical strengths to outlast and win!"

 

 

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