Michele Fitzgerald - Survivor: Kaoh Rong
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Seasons: 1 | Days: 39 | Wins: 1

Survivor: Kaoh Rong (2016) - Winner, 5-2-0.

  • Received 5 jury votes to win in Episode 14, "Not Going Down Without a Fight" (Day 39).

Michele Fitzgerald - Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S32: Kaoh Rong 5.20 13.40 0.39 4 2 6 0.66 3.11 5 7 0.71 1.76 12.60
Career 5.20 13.40 0.39 4 2 6 0.66 3.11 5 7 0.71 1.76 12.60
Michele Fitzgerald - Challenge record
  • S32 logo Kaoh Rong challenges

    Wooden Ships - Ep1 RC/IC

    Tribal/team challenge record (6.5*-for-12; 1 sit-out):

    • Kaoh Rong Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Wooden Ships" - Dives for paddles, and Beauty beats Brawn by one puzzle piece (2nd*/3).
    • Kaoh Rong Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Dragging the River" - Carries the log, pulls in the string, and Beauty wins! (1st/3).
    • Kaoh Rong Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Rice Race" - Sits out of a first-place Beauty win (1st/3).
    • Kaoh Rong Ep. 4 RC: "Dig It" - Races and digs, and Beauty finishes second (2nd*/3).
    • Kaoh Rong Ep. 4 IC: "Snake, Rattle and Roll" - Swims to collect puzzle pieces, Beauty doesn't lose (2nd*/3).
    • Kaoh Rong Ep. 5 IC: "New School" - Now with New Chan Loh, hooks and carries the fish, and Chan Loh wins!
    • Kaoh Rong Ep. 6 RC: "B, B & B" - Dives and eventually releases the buoys; Chan Loh loses.
    • Kaoh Rong Ep. 6 IC: "Get Over It" - Participates in Chan Loh's stacking; Chan Loh wins!
    • Kaoh Rong Ep. 8 RC: "United We Stand" - Part of the losing blue team (with Aubry, Joe, Cydney, & Michele).
    • Kaoh Rong Ep. 9 RC: "Knot Your Fault" - Part of the losing blue team, with Debbie, Cydney, and Aubry.
    • Kaoh Rong Ep. 11 RC: "The Hook" - Helpfully watches Cydney retrieve and hook all 3 rings, and win (1st/3).
    • Kaoh Rong Ep. 12 RC: "Weight and Sea" - Part of the winning team, with Jason and Tai.

    *Note: Second-place finishes in the three-tribe phase of Kaoh Rong count as half a win.


    Individual challenge record (4-for-11): (Mean % finish: 65%)

    • Kaoh Rong Ep. 7 IC: "Rollerballs" - First person to drop out in the second round (8th/11).
    • Kaoh Rong Ep. 8 IC: "Uncomfortably Numb" - Fifth to drop out, choosing to eat instead (6th/10).
    • Kaoh Rong Ep. 9 IC: "Backed Up" - Attempts to take the winning shot, but the dominoes don't fall (tie-2nd/9).
    • Kaoh Rong Ep. 10 RC: "Free Will" - Lasts under 10 minutes, wins the competition for food (1st/3).
    • Kaoh Rong Ep. 10 IC: "This Much" - Fifth person to drop out, 25 minutes in (4th/8).
    • Kaoh Rong Ep. 11 IC: "Running the Numbers" - Memorizes the symbols in one shot, and Michele wins! (1st/7).
    • Kaoh Rong Ep. 12 IC: "Got a Hunch" - One of several people to drop her stack, not win (tie-2nd/6).
    • Kaoh Rong Ep. 13 RC: "5x5" - Hits with one sandbag, but has to wait as Joe finishes (4th/5).
    • Kaoh Rong Ep. 14 F4 RC: "Home Stretch" - Still gathering tiles as Aubry wins (4th/4).
    • Kaoh Rong Ep. 14 IC: "Gimme Three Steps" - Passes Tai on the final puzzle layer, Michele wins! (1st/4).
    • Kaoh Rong Ep. 14 F3 RC: "Stacked Up" - Gets close a few times, but keeps knocking over his stack (tie-2nd/3).


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

    • Kaoh Rong: None.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 6.5*
    Played: 12
    Win%: 0.54
    Sat out: 1
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 4
    Played: 11
    Win%: 0.36
    Mean% Finish: 65%
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
Michele Fitzgerald - Tribal Council record
  • S32 logo Kaoh Rong Tribal

    Final Tribal Council

    Idols held/played: (0/0)

    • Kaoh Rong: None.


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (4/6):


    VAP - Votes against (2):

    • Kaoh Rong, Ep. 12: Two votes, from Tai and... Tai.


    Jury votes received (5/7):

    • Kaoh Rong, Ep. 14: Received five votes, from Debbie Wanner, Scot Pollard, Julia Sokolowski, Kyle Jason, and Cydney Gillon (and won, 5-2-0).
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: 0
    Votes voided: -
  • Voting record
    VFB: 4
    Tribals: 6
    VAP: 2
  • Jury votes
    Made: --
    Received: 5
    Total jurors: 7
Michele Fitzgerald - Pictures
  • S32 logo Kaoh Rong image gallery
Michele Fitzgerald - Interviews
  • S32 logo Kaoh Rong interviews

    Pre-game interviews


    Post-game interviews

    • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (5/19/16): "Kaoh Rong Final 3 Interview Special"
    • Dalton Ross at EW.com (5/19/16): "Michele: 'I had no idea which way it was going to go'"
    • Josh Wigler at Parade.com (5/19/16): "Michele Fitzgerald Speaks the Truth"
    • Gordon Holmes at XfinityTV.com (5/19/16): "Winner Michele: 'I Did Give [Neal] a Little "[Expletive Deleted] You" on the Way Out'"
Michele Fitzgerald - Bio
  • S32 logo Kaoh Rong bio

    From her official CBS Survivor: Kaoh Rong cast bio page: (1/20/16)


    "Personal Claim to Fame: My time at Rock the Earth, where I toured and worked with bands raising money for environmental issues. I was able to travel, listen to amazing music and educate people about important causes.

    Inspiration in Life: Harry Potter. His character chose bravery in the face of darkness and adversity. I appreciate anyone who overcomes obstacles without pitying themselves for being dealt a bad hand. Plus, magic.

    Hobbies: Travelling, reading and rock climbing.

    Pet Peeves: Overpriced alcohol, close talkers and self-important people.

    3 Words to Describe You: Quirky, charismatic and adventurous.

    If You Could Have 3 Things on the Island What Would They Be and Why? My journal to remind myself of my past and to keep track of my future, a Harry Potter book for a little entertainment, and my sister (does she count?).

    Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like: Parvati. She was able to read people and form alliances that took the spotlight off of her. She took respectable chances, never silenced herself to get further, and dominated in challenges.

    Reason for Being on Survivor: The adventure junky in me wants take myself out of my comfort zone, but ultimately, I'm applying to win. It's all about the money, honey! My car shakes at any speed over 50mph so I desperately need to replace that tin can.

    Why You Think You’ll “Survive” Survivor: My positivity. I wouldn’t let anything dampen my spirit. Enthusiasm is electric, and that attitude would shape the tone around camp. I may be a Jersey girl, but don't let that fool you. I have no problem roughin' it.

    Why You Think You Will Be the Sole Survivor: I’ve watched every season, so I know what it takes to be successful on this show. Using my charm, I think I can build strong relationships and lead an alliance without being viewed as aggressive. My social awareness will help me understand and use people's strengths, weaknesses and motives to my advantage. I'm not gonna play on the sidelines. I want to make big, badass moves that will get me further in the game, and have fun doing it."