Monica Padilla - Survivor: Samoa, Survivor: Cambodia-Second Chance
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Seasons: 2 | Days: 46 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

Survivor: Samoa (2009) - 7th place, 14th out - sixth juror.

  • Voted out in Episode 12, "Damage Control" (Day 33).

Survivor: Cambodia - Second Chance (2015) - 5th out, 16th place.

  • Voted out in Episode 5, "A Snake in the Grass" (Day 13).
Monica Padilla - Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S19: Samoa 1.00 8.28 0.12 4 7 7 0.57 1.45 - - - 0.69 2.45
S31: Cambodia 0.29 1.08 0.27 0 3 1 -0.50 0.00 - - - -0.23 0.29
Career 1.29 10.35 0.14 4 10 8 0.49 1.72 - - - 0.63 2.37
Monica Padilla - Challenge record
Survivor: Samoa - Click links to watch the challenges on YouTube
Samoa Smoothies - Ep5 RC
Brain Food - Ep7 RC

Tribal/team challenge record (6-for-12, 5 sit-outs):

  • Samoa Ep. 1 RC: "Chief's Choice" - Sits out, as Galu loses, out of the gate.
  • Samoa Ep. 1 IC: "Yank Your Hank" - Works the puzzle, and Galu wins.
  • Samoa Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Schmergen Brawl" - Sits out as Galu wins (and Borassi gets medevacced).
  • Samoa Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Sea Crates" - Collects crates, helps work the puzzle; Galu wins.
  • Samoa Ep. 4 RC: "Bocce In A Box" - Monica sits out, as does Probst. Galu wins.
  • Samoa Ep. 4 IC: "Well Stacked" - Participates, and Galu finally loses an IC.
  • Samoa Ep. 5 RC: "Samoa Smoothies" - Enjoys a delicious sea urchin shake, scores a point, and Galu wins.
  • Samoa Ep. 5 IC: "Sack Attack" - Shoots baskets, and eventually, Galu wins.
  • [Samoa Ep. 6 RC: "Roll With It" - Sits out, looks on as Russell Swan is medically evacuated (not counted).]
  • Samoa Ep. 7 RC: "Brain Food" - Makes the winning match, and Galu wins the yacht reward (except Laura).
  • Samoa Ep. 7 IC: "Canoe Dueling" - Sits out, Galu wins yet again.
  • Samoa Ep. 9 RC: "Coconut Code" - On the winning team, with Kelly, Dave, Shambo, and Fincher.
  • Samoa Ep. 10 RC: "Get Hooked" - Part of the losing team, with Mick, Jaison, Shambo, and Fincher.

 

Drop A Log - Ep11 IC
Drop A Log - Ep11 IC

Individual challenge record (0-for-6): (Mean % finish: 39%)

  • Samoa Ep. 8 IC: "Nut Cracker" - Hits her ball to the 2-point area (3rd/5).
  • Samoa Ep. 9 IC: "Square Peg Round Hole" - Collects zero bags in the first round (tie-8th/11).
  • Samoa Ep. 10 IC: "Spear Me the Details" - Misses on her throw, but Dave breaks a tile for her. Hits outer ring on the second round of spear crossbowing (3rd/10).
  • Samoa Ep. 11 IC: "Drop A Log" - Third person to drop out, at 24 minutes, with no knots left (7th/9).
  • Samoa Ep. 12 Final 8 IC: "Fauxconut Bowling" - Loses to Jaison (6-1) in the first round (bottom 4/8).
  • Samoa Ep. 12 Final 7 IC: "Walk on Water" - Lands exactly zero bags in her basket, dead last (7th/7).

 

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

  • None.

 

Survivor: Cambodia-Second Chance
Quest for Fire - Ep1 IC
Draggin' the Dragon - Ep3 RC/IC

Tribal/team challenge record (2.5*-for-6; 2 sit-outs):

  • Cambodia Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Quest for Fire" - Carries the raft, watches Joe get the key; Bayon wins!
  • Cambodia Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Yank Yer Hank" - Crosses barriers, and Bayon wins again.
  • Cambodia Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Draggin' the Dragon" - Now with New Bayon, initially on the puzzle, doesn't lose (2nd*/3).
  • Cambodia Ep. 4 IC: "Blind Leading the Blind" - Sits out of a full Bayon win (1st/3).
  • Cambodia Ep. 5 RC: "In the Barrel" - Rides in the barrel, collects bags, but Bayon loses (3rd/3).
  • Cambodia Ep. 5 IC: "Air Raid" - Sits out of another Bayon loss (3rd/3).

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

 

Individual challenge record (0-for-0):

  • Cambodia: None.

 

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

  • None.

 

Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 8.5*
    Played: 18
    Win%: 0.47
    Sat out: 7
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 0
    Played: 6
    Win%: 0.00
    Mean% Finish: 39%
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
Monica Padilla - Tribal Council record
Survivor: Samoa
Heading to Ep8 Tribal Council
Ep12 Tribal Council

Idols held/played (0/0):

  • Samoa: None.

 

VFB - Votes for the person booted (4/7):

  • Samoa, Ep. 4: Yasmin Giles (voted out, 8-2).
  • Samoa, Ep. 8: Erik Cardona (voted out, 10-2).
  • Samoa, Ep. 11: John Fincher (voted out, 7-1-1).
  • Samoa, Ep. 12 (Final 8 vote): Dave Ball (voted out, 7-1).

 

VAP - Votes against (7):

  • Samoa, Ep. 4: Two votes, from Shambo and Yasmin.
  • Samoa, Ep. 12 (Final 7 vote): Five votes, from Natalie, Russell, Mick, Jaison, and Shambo (voted out, 5-2).

 

Jury votes made (1/1):

  • Samoa, Ep. 14: Voted for Natalie White (who won, 7-2-0).

 

Survivor: Cambodia-Second Chance
Ep5 Tribal Council
Ep5 Tribal Council

Idols held/played: (0/0)

  • None.

 

VFB - Votes for the person booted (0/1):

  • Cambodia: None.

 

VAP - Votes against (3):

  • Cambodia, Ep. 5: Three votes, from Jeremy, Kimmi, and Stephen (voted out, 3-2-1).

 

Jury votes made (0):

  • None.

 

Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: 0
    Votes voided: --
  • Voting record
    VFB: 4
    Tribals: 8
    VAP: 10
  • Jury votes
    Made: 1
    For winners: 1
    Received: --
Monica Padilla - Pictures
Survivor: Samoa, Cambodia - Second Chance image galleries
Monica Padilla - Interviews
Survivor: Samoa

Pre-game interviews

  • Andy Dehnart at RealityBlurred (9/9/09): "Monica Padilla: 'I love people, but if you piss me off, I will tend to have an attitude'"

 

Post-game interviews

  • Dalton Ross at EW.com (12/14/09): "Monica calls Russell 'the biggest rat of Survivor history'"
  • Andy Dehnart at RealityBlurred (12/14/09): "Monica says 'it's people like Brett who will get a lot of votes, and not people like Russell'"
  • Kate Stanhope at TVGuide.com (12/14/09): "Monica: Russell's 'Burned a Lot of Bridges'"
  • Andrea Reiher at Zap2It.com (12/14/09): "Monica Padilla: Russell won't win the million dollars"
  • Christopher Rocchio at RealityTVWorld (12/15/09): "Monica Padilla talks about Survivor: Samoa"
  • Carrie Bell at People.com (12/17/09): "Monica Padilla Talks Strategy & Losing Weight"

 

Survivor: Cambodia - Second Chance

Pre-game interviews

  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (5/11/15): "Survivor: Second Chances | Monica Padilla Interview"
  • Erin Cebula at ET Canada (8/24/15): Pre-game video interview
  • Josh Wigler at Parade.com (9/3/15): "Step Inside the Mind of Survivor's Monica Padilla"
  • Dalton Ross at EW.com (9/6/15): "Survivor: Second Chance player Monica Padilla relives her complete tribe meltdown in Samoa"
  • Pre-departure, in-studio CBS video interview (released 9/14/15)
  • Gordon Holmes at XfinityTV.com (9/15/15): "Monica: 'Vytas, Stephen, Spencer Are Easy People to Flirt With'"

 

Post-game interviews

  • Gordon Holmes at XfinityTV.com (10/22/15): "Monica: 'I Thought Kimmi Was My One Friend'"
  • Josh Wigler at Parade.com (10/22/15): "Monica Padilla Tells Her Side of the Second Chance Story"
  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (10/22/15): "Exit Interview with the 5th Player Voted out of Cambodia"
  • Dalton Ross & Jessica Shaw at EW.com (10/22/15): "Monica calls backstabbing Kimmi a 'rat' and a 'snitch'"
  • Steve Helling at People (10/24/15): "Monica Padilla: The 'Survivor Gods' Didn't Want Me to Win"

 

Monica Padilla - Bios
Survivor: Samoa

From her official CBS Survivor: Samoa bio page:

 

"Monica Padilla is the first in her family to not only complete her undergraduate degree but also obtain a Juris Doctor. Recently, she graduated from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, where she perfected, what she describes as, her power of persuasion. She fully intends to use her beauty and the fact that she “can sell ice cubes to an Eskimo” to her advantage in the game.

 

Exotic looks, in addition to intellect, have landed her a wide range of jobs, such as a clerk position at a well-known investment firm, as well as a position playing a theme park Pocahontas. With the keen ability to change from bookworm to party girl in a matter of moments, she is sure she will be able to adapt to anything she comes across on the island. She says that while in the Samoan wilderness, she will miss partying, clubbing and lunch with friends the most, which was exactly what she did in her free time even as she was in the home-stretch of obtaining her degree.

 

Much like Parvati and Amanda (from Survivor: Micronesia), she plans to be as “sweet as pie,” while subtly using the “flirt card,” in order to come off as endearing rather than overbearing. In addition to killing her fellow castaways with kindness, she has every intention of pulling her own weight around camp while studying their words and actions meticulously to “learn about her enemies before she chooses her weapon.” Confident that she can win the title of Sole Survivor, Monica plans to buy a designer purse as her first selfish purchase.

 

Monica resides in San Diego, Calif. and her birthday is July 14th."

 

 

Survivor: Cambodia - Second Chance

From her CBS Survivor: Cambodia bio page (nothing to see there):

 

Official CBS pre-game interview:

 

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