Monica Culpepper - Survivor: One World, Survivor: Blood vs. Water
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Seasons: 2 | Days: 53.5 | Wins: 0 | Final Three: 1

Survivor: One World (2012) - 14th place, 5th out.

  • Voted out in Episode 5, "A Bunch of Idiots" (Day 14).

Survivor: Blood vs. Water (2013) - 2nd place, one jury vote.

  • Received 1 jury vote to finish second (7-1-0), in Episode 14, "It's My Night" (Day 39).

Monica Culpepper - Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S24: One World 0.43 1.08 0.40 0 5 2 -0.17 0.00 - - - 0.23 0.43
S27: Blood vs. Water 3.40 10.11 0.34 12 4 13 0.92 3.23 1 8 0.125 1.38 7.38
Career 3.83 11.19 0.34 12 9 15 0.79 2.64 1 8 0.125 1.26 5.30
Monica Culpepper - Challenge record
  • S24 logo One World challenges (click to expand/collapse)

    Basket-Brawl - Ep5 IC

    Tribal/team challenge record (3-for-9):

    • One World Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Free Fallin'" - Salani loses, as Kourtney is medevaced.
    • One World Ep. 2 RC: "DIY Knots" - Salani loses again, sans Probst.
    • One World Ep. 2 IC: "By The Numbers" - Salani loses third straight, aided by Kat's unnecessary jumping off the beam.
    • One World Ep. 3 RC: "Shut Your Trap"- Monica beats Colton, as Salani wins, sweeping Manono, 5-0.
    • One World Ep. 3 IC: "Ow Pairs" - Salani wins (after copying Manono's puzzle).
    • One World Ep. 4 RC: "Coco Connection" - Monica leads the field with two hits, and Salani wins again.
    • One World Ep. 4 IC: "Puzzle Relay" - Salani loses (thanks, Alicia and Chelsea), but Manono goes to tribal anyway.
    • One World Ep. 5 RC: "Dear Liza" - Monica gets switched to the pathetic New Manono, which loses.
    • One World Ep. 5 IC: "Basket-brawl" - Old, slow, tiny Manono is easily beaten again, despite Monica's basket.


    Individual challenge record (0-for-0):

    • One World: None.


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

    • One World: None.
  • S27 logo Blood vs. Water challenges (click to expand/collapse)

    Buoy Oh Buoy - Ep6 RC/IC

    Tribal/team challenge record (3-for-7; 2 sit-outs):

    • Blood vs. Water Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Blue Lagoon Bustle" - Saves Galang on the puzzle stage, Galang wins.
    • Blood vs. Water Ep. 2 RC/IC: "In The Barrel" - One of three barrel rollers for Galang; Galang wins.
    • Blood vs. Water Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Sumo at Sea" - Sits out as Galang wins.
    • Blood vs. Water Ep. 4 RC/IC: "Boats, Brains and Brawn" - Paddles for Galang, and Galang wins again.
    • Blood vs. Water Ep. 5 RC/IC: "Slide Show" - Sits out, and Galang finally loses one.
    • Blood vs. Water Ep. 6 RC/IC: "Buoy Oh Buoy" - Now with New Galang, dives & does puzzle (with Tina).Despite several misplaced finished calls, Galang loses.
    • Blood vs. Water Ep. 7 RC/IC: "Chain Reaction" - Retrieves puzzle pieces, but new Galang loses again.


    Rise To It - Final 4 IC

    Individual challenge record (3-for-9): (Mean % finish: 63%)

    • Blood vs. Water Ep. 8 IC: "Flash Back" - First person eliminated, on the second item (11th/11).
    • Blood vs. Water Ep. 9 Final 10 IC: "Pesky Palate" - Monica wins! (1st/10).
    • Blood vs. Water Ep. 9 Final 9 IC: "Balancing Point" - First person eliminated (9th/9).
    • Blood vs. Water Ep. 10 RC/IC: "Splash Back" - Monica wins again, then gives away the reward feast to all (1st/8).
    • Blood vs. Water Ep. 11 IC: "Wrist Assured" - Monica wins again! (1st/7).
    • Blood vs. Water Ep. 12 RC/IC: "Ram-Ball On" - Builds a lead, passed on sandbags at the end (2nd/6).
    • Blood vs. Water Ep. 13 RC/IC: "Pulled Up" - Mid-pack early on, but does not win (bottom 4/5).
    • Blood vs. Water Ep. 14 Final 5 IC: "A Bit Tipsy" - Comes close, but does not win (bottom 4/5).
    • Blood vs. Water Ep. 14 Final 4 IC: "Rise To It" - Again comes close, doesn't win (3rd/4).


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

    • Blood vs. Water: None.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 6
    Played: 16
    Win%: 0.38
    Sat out: 2
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 3
    Played: 9
    Win%: 0.33
    Mean% Finish: 63%
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
Monica Culpepper - Tribal Council record
  • S24 logo One World Tribal (click to expand/collapse)

    Ep5 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played: (0/0)

    • One World: None.


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (0/2):

    • One World: None.


    VAP - Votes against (5):

    • One World, Ep. 5: Five votes, from Alicia, Tarzan, Leif, Jonas, and Colton (voted out, 5-2).


    Jury votes made (0/0):

    • One World: None.
  • S27 logo Blood vs. Water Tribal (click to expand/collapse)

    Final three

    Idols held/played: (0/0)

    • Blood vs. Water Episodes 4, 5 & 7: Burned hidden idol clues, unread, after Candice/John gave them to her.


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (12/13):


    VAP - Votes against (4):

    • Blood vs. Water, Ep. 9 (F9 vote): One vote, from Katie.
    • Blood vs. Water, Ep. 12: Three votes, from Hayden, Ciera, and Katie.


    Jury votes received (1/8):

    • Blood vs. Water, Ep. 14: Received one jury vote, from Vytas Baskauskas (to finish second, 7-1-0).
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: 0
    Votes voided: -
  • Voting record
    VFB: 12
    Tribals: 15
    VAP: 9
  • Jury votes
    Made: 0
    For winners: --
    Received: 1
    Total jurors: 8
Monica Culpepper - Pictures
  • S24 logo One World image gallery (click to expand/collapse)
  • S27 logo Blood vs. Water image gallery (click to expand/collapse)
Monica Culpepper - Interviews
Monica Culpepper - Bios
  • S24 logo One World bio (click to expand/collapse)

    From's pre-game interview with Jeff Probst:

    "Monica says: I gave up my life to help make this badass NFL vet [husband Brad Culpepper]. This opportunity came along, and it was really the first time in my life that I was going to do something for me. I am extremely comfortable outside. I can catch a fish with my hands.

    Jeff says: Monica Culpeper is the fittest person. I think her biggest obstacle is people looking at her and saying, 'Oh, enough already. You've already had your turn.' I just hope she gets a shot. Otherwise, she could be sent home early."


    From her official CBS bio page (1/19/12):

    "Personal Claim to Fame: Homecoming Queen at University of Florida in 1991, University of Florida Outstanding Female Leader Graduate in 1991, Graduated with Honors from University of Minnesota Physical Therapy School, Wife of University of Florida and nine year NFL Defensive Tackle, Brad Culpepper, and mother of three straight "A" students.

    Inspiration in Life: My husband without a doubt! He is the hardest working person I know. He was not only an All-American Football player at University of Florida, an Academic All-American, a Southeastern Conference Hall of Famer, and Vice President of the UF student body, but also finished with a Masters degree. He won the prestigious Campbell Award, making him the number one scholar athlete in the nation. Then he went on to the NFL where he played for nine seasons with the Vikings, Buccaneers, and Bears. He was All-Madden and the NFL's Unsung Hero Award winner. While playing in the NFL, he earned his law degree in the "off- seasons." Now, he has his own law firm and truly is a role model and a coach to me and many kids in our community. Best part is… I helped build him!

    Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like: I can relate to Tina Wesson, the first female winner in 2001, because she was 40, had a career in the medical field and was happily married.

    Reason for Being on Survivor: I gave up my medical school and career dreams when I met my husband in college and have devoted the rest of my time to my family as a mother and a supportive spouse. It is my time to "step out" and see what grit I am made of…I'm ready to show I'm a Survivor!

    Why You Think You'll "Survive" Survivor: I am enthusiastic, pleasant to be around and a great motivator. I'm like a chameleon; I can get along with all kinds of people. Being great at multi-tasking, I am able to process and calculate clearly under stress.
    Why You Think You Will Be the Sole Survivor: I'm never afraid to go out on a limb when it comes to getting something I want."


  • S27 logo Blood vs. Water bio (click to expand/collapse)

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


    "Monica may have been eliminated early on Survivor: One World, but she feels her husband (a current attorney and former NFL player) gives her the edge this time around. 'I have to win,' she says, 'and I brought my shield, my armor, my guy to help me get to the point I need to be.' And Brad feels he has an advantage dealing with the elements after surviving the brutality of NFL training camps. 'The hotter the better,' says Brad. 'I'm hoping that it rains every day. I'm hoping it's 100 percent humidity, I'm hoping that it's 100 degrees.'"


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


    "Relationship to Significant Castaway: Brad’s Wife
    Previous Season: Survivor: One World – non-jury, 5th out
    Current Residence: Tampa, Fla.
    Occupation: Former NFL Wife, homemaker
    Why Did You Want to Return to Survivor and Play with Your Loved One? I wanted the chance to redeem myself from my early exit on One World and there is no better way to do that than with the love of my life and lifelong tribe mate, Brad. He's my guy and having my 'shield' out there is an adventure in itself."