Survivor: Philippines (2012) - Winner, 6-1-1, over Mike Skupin and Lisa Whelchel.
|Challenge stats||Tribal council stats||Jury stats|
Tribal/team challenge record (3-for-11)
Individual challenge record (1-for-11): (Mean % finish: 53%)
Redemption/Exile Island duel record (0-for-0):
Idols held/played (0/0):
VFB - Votes for the person booted (11/14):
VAP - Votes against (6):
Jury votes received (6/8):
Philippines intro shot
Philippines intro shot
EW pre-game interview
CBS pre-game interview
Early camp shot
Pre-challenge lineup, Ep1 RC/IC
Taking out the canoe, Ep1 RC/IC
Matsing canoe time
Untying the Matsing crate
After the Matsing loss
Overseeing the Matsing puzzle, Ep2 RC/IC
Matsing at Tribal. Fun times.
Carrying stuff, Ep4 RC/IC
Watching Matsing's demise, Ep4 RC/IC
Soooo... that went well
Battling RC in Idol Hands, Ep5
New tribe, same result (Ep5 RC loss)
Oh no, not again (Ep5 IC loss)
In the mud, Ep6 RC... but a negotiated 'win,' finally
Launching for Kalabaw, Ep6 IC
Finally, a real win.
Necklaced, Ep7 IC
Winning again, Ep9 RC
Last to advance, Ep10 IC
Plotting Penner's ouster, Ep11
Getting to the next round, Ep11 IC
With her husband, post-Ep12 RC loss
Ready to go, Ep12 IC
At her 12th straight Tribal Council, Ep12
Crossing a barrier, Ep13 RC
Trying to catch up to Skupin
Hoping Skupin picks her to join him on reward
Ep13 IC, now in progress
Working the puzzle
Final Four RC, Ep14
Final Four IC
Final Three, ready for the vote reveal
The winner of Survivor: Philippines...
Excerpts from her CBS.com Survivor: Philippines bio page:
"Personal Claim to Fame: The decision to leave the safety and stability of my previous job to open my own business is without a doubt my proudest accomplishment. It took planning and preparation to make that transition smooth and successful. It also took some serious courage to risk the financial security I had.
Inspiration in Life: At this point in my life, I struggle to identify any one hero, but a hero in my eyes is someone who follows their passion.
Hobbies: Sprint triathlons, reading and playing dress up/goofing off with my kiddo.
Pet Peeves: My number one pet peeve is laziness and people who expect that change will happen without them having to put in any real level of effort. Life is what you make it folks... dig deep!
3 Words to Describe You: Determined, energetic and goofy.
If You Could Have 3 Things on The Island What Would They Be and Why?
1) A seriously sturdy jogging bra – no one needs to see my 40 year-old ta-ta’s dangling out. This is for function, not fashion.
2) My baseball cap or pink dew rag – sheer comfort and a reflection of who I really am.
3) My favorite picture of my husband and daughter for motivation and connection with them.
Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like: I really like Stephenie from Survivor: Palau. If that wasn’t 'digging deep' I don’t know what is. She has sheer will power and determination. That is what drives me.
Reason for Being on Survivor: Believe it or not, for the experience!
Why You Think You’ll 'Survive' Survivor: At work, I have to be able to engage and connect on some level with every person who walks through my door. I’m also a worker bee who will seek out ways to help camp life run smoothly.
Why You Think You Will Be the Sole Survivor: I have a job that requires the ability to engage people to share very personal information and gain their trust to know it will remain confidential. Survivor will require that same skill set and honestly, I’m good at it. My motto in business, life and now Survivor is 'keep it simple, keep it smart.'"
From her EW.com interview, by Dalton Ross:
"Please welcome Iowa's only certified sex therapist! Could Denise's training help her out on the island? 'I have a way of disarming people and getting them to tell me things that are really uncomfortable,' she says. However she's already a bit concerned about some of the other female contestants. 'Some of the women, I don't know how the hell they're going to last out here. They're doing the cuticles and they're painting their nails, and I'm like, Seriously? What the hell are you doing here?!?'"