Survivor: Blood vs. Water (2013) - 12th place, 9th out (Day 19).
|Challenge stats||Tribal council stats||Jury stats|
|S27: Blood vs. Water||0.55||2.11||0.26||2||11||4||0.41||0.93||-||-||-||0.66||1.48|
Tribal/team challenge record (4-for-7; 1 sit-out):
Individual challenge record (0-for-0):
Redemption Island duel record (0-for-1): (Mean % finish: 67%)
Idols held/played: (0/0)
VFB - Votes for the person booted (2/4):
VAP - Votes against (11):
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 intro shot
Blood vs. Water intro shot
Heroes vs. Villains loved ones visit, Ep13
Pre-challenge listening to Probst, eyes on Rupert
Ready to go, Pass the Bucket
Waiting for a throw
Pouring the collected water
Hoping Jerri picks her and Rupert
Pre-game interview, with Rupert
Pre-game EW interview
Pre-game posed shot
More pre-game posed shot
Night Zero, getting boated in with Rupert
Morning 1, pre-tribal split
Giving Rupert a kiss
Not voting for the person booted (yet)
Voted out of Tadhana
With Candice, facing a trip to RI, unless...
About to be saved by the Rupert
Talking over Rupert's decision to swap out for her
Getting hugs as the newest member of Galang
At Galang camp, group hug with the new tribe
Preparing food at Galang camp, circa Ep1
At Galang camp, chopping coconuts and/or her own hands
Ep1 confessional about being the sole newbie on a returning players tribe
Listening to Galang's first treemail
All-Laura hug! Ep1
Galang heading out to their first challenge
About to finally get her Galang buff, pre-Ep1 RC/IC
Pre-challenge lecture, Ep1 RC/IC
Running out with the Galang swimmers/rowers
Jumping off the net obstacle
Crossing the crates
Galang begins their circuitous path back to shore
Galang wins! Ep1 RC/IC
Galang gets their idol
Taking part in Galang's massage line, Ep2
Seeing Rupert's arrival at the Ep2 Redemption Island duel
Alarmed at the Ep2 duel
Giving Rupert a goodbye hug
Watching John get the idol clue
Getting a hug from Tyson back at camp
Enduring more nocturnal Colton antics
Pre-challenge lineup, Ep2 RC/IC
Waiting for the barrel group
Cheering on Gervase
Watching Colton quit, Ep3
Treemail time, Ep3
Listening to Monica read the Ep3 RC/IC treemail
Pre-challenge lineup, Ep3 RC/IC
Cheering for Tina-vs-Katie
Post-duel discussion back at Galang camp, Ep4
Actually being shown (but not heard)
Looks like some coconut bandits got to these
Galang, ready to go, pre-Ep4 RC/IC
Galang gets off to another slow start
Bringing back the crates
Galang wins, takes their trophy, Ep4 RC/IC
Allegedly feeling out of place in returnee-heavy Galang in Ep5, even though this shot is from Ep1
Galang, getting their first look at the new Tadhana tribe
Watching the Brad-Monica pre-Ep5 duel discussion
Woo! Go Brad!
Pre-challenge lineup, Ep5 RC/IC
Opting to sit out
This will come up again. Pay attention.
All right! First Tribal Council tonight! Ep5
This may be a bit of stretch
Ha! They totally bought that
One of these Lauras must go, Ep5
Galang heads to their first Tribal
Full Galang tribe, Ep5 Tribal Council
Making the case for keeping her
Another sad case of Laura-on-Laura voting
I made it through my first Tribal Council! Early Ep6
With Aras, watching the Ep6 duel
Watching Vytas get a clue to burn
Watching Tyson let fate decide his new tribe, Ep6 swap
Now with New Galang, Ep6 swap
New Galang meet-and-greet back at camp
Listening to Vytas's prison stories
Thinking Vytas's forthrightness reminds her of Rupert
New Galang tribe, ready to go (down in flames), Ep6 RC/IC
Heading back with Tina, but without the fish trap
We have to get what?
Galang probably wins! (Except they don't.) Ep6 RC/IC
Time to inaccurately celebrate!
Upon further review, New Galang loses.
Watching Tina take the blame for the Ep6 RC/IC loss
New Galang tribe, Ep6 Tribal Council
Watching the Kat-Hayden greeting, pre-Ep7 duel
Having a chat with Tina, Ep7
Upset that Galang might boot Vytas if they lose the Ep7 RC/IC
Making the case for keeping Vytas. Oops.
Galang, ready to not win, Ep7 RC/IC
Heading into the obstacle
Sorry... Ep7 RC/IC
Not pleased with not winning, post-Ep7 RC/IC
Giving Vytas the bad (also inaccurate) news that he's getting booted
Digging a deeper hole
Galang tribe, Ep7 Tribal Council
Listening to Vytas
Making her own case
Well... that didn't work
Arrival at Redemption, early Ep8
Greeting the existing residents
Post-boot confessional, confused at to why Galang would keep Vytas around, heading into the merge
Reading the final pre-merge duel treemail, Ep8
Arrival at Redemption, Arena
Pre-duel lecture from Probst
It begins: Ep8 duel
Starting to slip a bit
Down to a battle of the Lauras
Barely hanging on...
Eliminated from the game, 9th person out of Survivor: Blood vs Water
Neatly burning her buff as she departs.
Blood vs Water reunion show
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):
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 Survivor: Winning 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!"