Lauren O'Connell - Survivor: Edge of Extinction
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Seasons: 1 | Days: 37 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

Survivor: Edge of Extinction (2019) - 5th place, 14th out - 12th juror.

  • Idoled out in Episode 14, "I Can See the Million Dollars" (Day 38).

Lauren O'Connell - Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S38: Edge of Extinction 0.52 14.14 0.04 10 11 15 0.66 1.24 - - - 0.70 1.76
Career 0.52 14.14 0.04 10 11 15 0.66 1.24 - - - 0.70 1.76
Lauren O'Connell - Challenge record
  • S38 logo Edge of Extinction challenges

    Ep3 IC - Beyond the Wheel

    Tribal/team challenge record (2-for-11; 1 2nd):

    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Social Network" - Releases the lever, helps work the puzzle, but Manu loses.
    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Serpent Turf" - Helps swim and carry the snake, but Manu loses, 8-4.
    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 3 RC: "Losing Face" - Helps assemble the slingshot, and finally, Manu wins!
    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 3 IC: "Beyond the Wheel" - Jumps to grab a key, helps work the puzzle, but Manu loses.
    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 4 IC: "Yank Yer Hank" - Climbs and hauls, but not fast enough, and Lesu loses (3rd/3).
    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 5 RC: "True Grit" - Crosses the obstacles, does not land her bolo, Lesu loses (3rd/3).
    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 5 IC: "A Bit Dinghy" - Dives twice, gets her buoy, and Lesu doesn't lose! (2nd*/3).
    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 6 RC: "Rod Screw It" - Unable to lower a flag by tossing sandbags, Lesu loses (3rd/3).
    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 6 IC: "In Through the Out Door" - Crosses the obstacles, but Lesu loses.
    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 8 RC: "Planks a Lot" - Swims and climbs to retrieve a plank bundle, but the yellow team loses.
    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 11 RC: "Dressed to Keel" - Swims to retrieve rings, and the blue team wins!

    *Note: Second-place finishes during the three-tribe phase count as half a win.

     

    Ep7 IC - Audio Slave

    Individual challenge record (0-for-12; 1 sit-out): (Mean % finish: 55.4%)

    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 7 IC: "Audio Slave" - Lasts over 40 minutes, final person to drop out (2nd/13).
    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 8 IC: "Keep on Your Toes" - Lasts over 25 minutes, but passes out, does not win (3rd/12).
    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 9 IC: "Bow-Diddley" - Lasts into the final stage, 7th to drop out (5th/11).
    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 10 F10 IC: "Squatty Probst" - Sits out to eat pizza instead (tie-10th/10).
    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 10 F9 IC: "Paddle Out" - One of six people unable to place any balls (tie-4th/9).
    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 11 IC: "Star Man" - One of many people working the puzzle as Rick wins (tie-3rd/8).
    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 12 RC: "Stuck in Love" - Paired with her dad, Joey; does not win (tie-2nd/7).
    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 12 IC: "Chimney Sweeps" - Lasts over 50 minutes, final person to drop out (2nd/7).
    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 13 RC: "Running Down a Dream" - Shooting basketballs, but does not win (tie-4th/6).
    • Edge of Extinction Ep. 13 IC: "Home Stretch" - One of five working the word puzzle when Rick wins (tie-2nd/6).
    • Edge of Extinction F6 RC/ IC: "Odyssey 6" - One of two close to Julie on the puzzle, does not win (tie-2nd/6).
    • Edge of Extinction F5 IC: "Giant Tick" - Last to the puzzle, does not win (tie-3rd/5).

     

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

    • Edge of Extinction: None yet.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 2
    2nd place: 1
    Played: 11
    Win%: 0.23
    Sat out: --
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 0
    Played: 12
    Sat out: 1
    Win%: 0.00
    Mean% Finish: 55.4%
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
Lauren O'Connell - Tribal Council record
  • S38 logo Edge of Extinction Tribal

    Ep2 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played (1/1; 1 vote voided):

    • Edge of Extinction, Ep. 2: Finds Manu's idol in the trunk of a fallen tree (Day 4).
    • Edge of Extinction, Ep. 14 (F6 vote): Plays her idol for Chris, voiding one vote (Day 36).

     

    VFB - Votes for the person booted (10/15):

    • Edge of Extinction, Ep. 2: Keith Sowell (voted out, 6-1-1).
    • Edge of Extinction, Ep. 3: Chris Underwood (voted out, 5-2).
    • Edge of Extinction, Ep. 4: Rick Devens (voted out, 3-2).
    • Edge of Extinction, Ep. 6: Wendy Diaz (voted out, 4-4 [6-0 on revote]).
    • Edge of Extinction, Ep. 8: Eric Hafemann (voted out, 8-2-2).
    • Edge of Extinction, Ep. 9: Julia Carter (voted out, 9-1-[0]).
    • Edge of Extinction, Ep. 10 (F10 vote): David Wright (voted out, 8-2).
    • Edge of Extinction, Ep. 11: 'Wardog' DaSilva (voted out, 6-2).
    • Edge of Extinction, Ep. 12: Ron Clark (idoled out, [0]-3-1).
    • Edge of Extinction, Ep. 13: Aurora McCreary (voted out, 5-1).

     

    VAP - Votes against (11):

    • Edge of Extinction, Ep. 1: One vote, from Wendy.
    • Edge of Extinction, Ep. 4: Two votes, from David and Rick.
    • Edge of Extinction, Ep. 6: Four votes, from Eric, Gavin, Victoria, and Wendy.
    • Edge of Extinction, Ep. 8: Two votes, from Julie and Rick.
    • Edge of Extinction, Ep. 8: Two votes, from Chris and Rick.

     

    Jury votes made (0/1):

    • Edge of Extinction, Ep. 14: Voted for Gavin Whitson, who finished second (9-4-0)..
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 1
    Played: 0
    Votes voided: --
  • Voting record
    VFB: 10
    Tribals: 15
    VAP: 11
  • Jury votes
    Made: 1
    For winners: 0
    Received: --
Lauren O'Connell - Pictures
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Lauren O'Connell - Interviews
Lauren O'Connell - Bio
  • S38 logo Edge of Extinction bio

    Official CBS Edge of Extinction bio excerpts (February 1, 2019):

     

    "Hobbies: Binge-watching multiple Netflix series at once, sleeping through my alarm, and eating a party-sized Peanut M&Ms bag in one sitting.

     

    Pet peeves: People who are intolerant of someone else's personal opinions and beliefs, unnecessary rudeness, and those misguided people who choose Twizzlers over Red Vines. 

     

    What is your personal claim to fame? I believe my claim to fame is my resilience and grit. Throughout my physically demanding career as a collegiate athlete on the Baylor Women's soccer team, I've endured four orthopedic surgeries, rehabilitated physically and emotionally in order to remain an integral part of an Elite 8 team, and will obtain a Bachelor's degree in Medical Humanities (in four years!) from a phenomenal university while prioritizing service and volunteerism in the community of Waco.

     

    If you could have three things on the island, what would they be and why? 

    My Bible to remind me that I can only find my worth in Him.

    Sunscreen. But only SPF 25, because a little tan looks good on everyone.

    M&Ms.

     

    Which Survivor contestant are you the most like?  Parvati Shallow is my spirit animal. Her infectious smile, smart wit, and expertise in using her sexuality has won her a place in my heart and I feel like my gameplay could be similar to hers. I also strongly relate to Kelley Wentworth's gameplay. She is unapologetically herself, dominates the physical demands of Survivor, and is a threat in any type of challenge. Ideally, I would play the game as a perfect mix of these two powerful females.

     

    Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor?   I have a competitive drive that few people can hope to match. I am a fierce athlete with the ability to endure extreme physical battles coupled with the desire to throw myself wholeheartedly into new adventures and challenging situations. "Surviving" won't be an issue—I plan to outlast and win. I am brilliantly strategic, but subtly humble about it, so people are not intimidated. In addition, I have a plan for a spectacular social game that cannot be beaten:  allowing people to feel like they are in charge, while ensuring them that they are important, loved, and valued, all while I am masterminding moves in the background. I've studied this game for years, my Barbie and Ken doll were named Tina and Colby, and I know exactly how to manipulate if necessary in order to win."

     

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