Laura Boneham - Survivor: Blood vs. Water
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Seasons: 1 | Days: 19.5 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 0

Survivor: Blood vs. Water (2013) - 12th place, 9th out (Day 19).

  • Voted out in Episode 1, "Blood Is Stronger Than Anything," then immediately returned to the game when Rupert swapped out for her (Morning 1).
  • Voted out again in Episode 7, "Swoop In For the Kill" (Day 18).
  • Eliminated in a duel in Episode 8, "Skin Of My Teeth" (Day 19).
  • Cumulative totals: In-game - 18.5 days; Redemption Island - 1 day.

Laura Boneham - Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S27: Blood vs. Water 0.55 2.11 0.26 2 11 4 0.41 0.93 - - - 0.66 1.48
Career 0.55 2.11 0.26 2 11 4 0.41 0.93 - - - 0.66 1.48
Laura Boneham - Challenge record
  • S27 logo Blood vs. Water challenges

    Sumo at Sea - Ep3 RC/IC

    Tribal/team challenge record (4-for-7; 1 sit-out):

    • Blood vs. Water Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Blue Lagoon Bustle" - Swims and rows for Galang, and Galang wins.
    • Blood vs. Water Ep. 2 RC/IC: "In The Barrel" - "Participates" by cheering on Gervase; Galang wins.
    • Blood vs. Water Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Sumo at Sea" - Wins her bout against Katie; Galang wins again.
    • Blood vs. Water Ep. 4 RC/IC: "Boats, Brains and Brawn" - Paddles for Galang, Galang wins again.
    • Blood vs. Water Ep. 5 RC/IC: "Slide Show" - Sits out, as Galang finally loses, 5-2.
    • Blood vs. Water Ep. 6 RC/IC: "Buoy Oh Buoy" - Now with New Galang, swims first with Tina (who forgets to bring back the fish trap), and Galang loses.
    • Blood vs. Water Ep. 7 RC/IC: "Chain Reaction" - Gathers bags for Galang, and again, Galang loses.


    Individual challenge record (0-for-0):

    • Blood vs. Water: None.
    • [All-Stars Ep. 13 RC: "Survivor Smorgasboard" - Third eliminated, playing in Rupert's place (4th/6, not counted).]
    • [Heroes vs. Villains Ep. 13 RC: "Pass the Bucket" - Paired with Rupert, doesn't win (bottom 4/6, not counted).]


    Get a Grip - Ep8 duel

    Redemption Island duel record (0-for-1): (Mean % finish: 67%)

    • Blood vs. Water Ep. 8 duel: "Get A Grip" - Finishes second, and is eliminated (2nd/3).
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 4
    Played: 7
    Win%: 0.57
    Sat out: 1
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 1
    Win%: 0.00
    Mean% Finish: 67%
Laura Boneham - Tribal Council record
  • S27 logo Blood vs. Water Tribal

    Ep.7 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played: (0/0)

    • Blood vs. Water: None.


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (2/4):


    VAP - Votes against (11):

    • Blood vs. Water, Ep. 1 (Morning 1): Six votes, from Ciera, Caleb, Hayden, Brad, Vytas, and (probably) John (voted out, 6-2-1-1).
    • Blood vs. Water, Ep. 5: One vote, from Laura M.
    • Blood vs. Water, Ep. 7: Four votes, from Vytas, Monica, Tina, and Katie (voted out, 4-1).

    RECORD: Laura is the first (and thus far only) person voted out twice before the merge in a single season.


    Jury votes made (0/0):

    • Blood vs. Water: None.
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: 0
    Votes voided: -
  • Voting record
    VFB: 2
    Tribals: 4
    VAP: 11
  • Jury votes
    Made: 0
    For winners: --
    Received: --
Laura Boneham - Pictures
  • S27 logo Blood vs. Water image gallery
  • S20 logo (Pre-contestant) Heroes vs. Villain image gallery
Laura Boneham - Interviews
  • S27 logo Blood vs. Water interviews

    Pre-game interviews

    • Gordon Holmes at (9/3/13): "Rupert & Laura: 'We Are Going to Be Able to Dominate'"


    Post-game interviews

    • Rob Cesternino at RobHasAPodcast (11/7/13): "Talking with the Latest Players Eliminated from Survivor -- 11/07/13"
    • Dalton Ross & Jessica Shaw at (11/7/13): "Was the last Survivor duel fair? John Cody weighs in"
    • Daniel Fienberg at (11/8/13): "Laura Boneham talks Survivor: Blood vs. Water"
    • Gordon Holmes at (11/13/13): "Castaways Laura and John: Redemption Challenge Was 'Not Fair'"
Laura Boneham - Bio
  • S27 logo Blood vs. Water bio

    From her (and Rupert's) pre-game interview with EW's Dalton Ross:


    "Rupert becomes the second player — after Boston Rob — to play the game a fourth time. Will he be as dominant in his fourth outing as Rob was in his? 'I think we're going to make it to the final two,' says Rupert. 'And then one of us will get first and the other one will get second. I'd love a clean sweep where we take first, second and fan favorite because we played the game the way we're supposed to. You don't have to be a horse's butt to win this game. You can't be an angel, but you sure don't have to be an ass.' Agrees Laura, 'I think first and second place is what we have in sight.'"



    From her (and Rupert's) official CBS bio page (8/21/13):


    "Occupation: Merchandiser
    Personal Claim to Fame: Raising a bright, independent, beautiful daughter who is now 13 years old.
    Inspiration in Life: My husband, Rupert, is my hero. He has the most amazing strength and passion for life. He continues to help others with no expected rewards. I am exceptionally proud of his run for governor of Indiana.
    Hobbies: Scuba diving, waterskiing and art.
    Pet Peeves: Mean people and people being treated unfairly.
    3 Words to Describe You: Strong, smart and brave.
    If You Could Have 3 Things on The Island What Would They Be and Why? 1) Waterproof mascara 2) My journal 3) A pen to write with
    Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like: Rupert, my husband, because of his passion for the game.
    Reason for Being on SurvivorWinning a million dollars and accomplishing my goal of being on the show.
    Why You Think You’ll “Survive” Survivor: I get along very well with all types of people and can make great alliances. I am smarter than people think and I am going to kick ass in challenges.
    Why You Think You Will Be the Sole Survivor: I am a huge competitor and game player. I am a leader that can positively bond our tribe. I can fish, forage for food and work exceptionally hard at camp.
    What Does It Mean to You to Play Survivor with Your Loved One? For me to have the opportunity to play the game of Survivor is AMAZING! To actually play the game of Survivor with my husband Rupert by my side is an absolute DREAM COME TRUE!"