Sonja Christopher - Survivor: Borneo
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Seasons: 1 | Days: 3 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 0

Survivor: Borneo (2000) - Sixteenth place, first out.

  • Voted out in Episode 1, "The Marooning" (Day 3).
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Sonja Christopher - Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S1: Borneo 0.00 0.13 0.00 0 4 1 -0.50 0.00 - - - -0.50 0.00
Career 0.00 0.13 0.00 0 4 1 -0.50 0.00 - - - -0.50 0.00
Sonja Christopher - Challenge record
Survivor: Borneo - Click links to watch the challenges on YouTube
Quest for Fire - Ep1 RC/IC
Quest for Fire - Ep1 RC/IC

Tribal/team challenge record (0-for-1):

  • Borneo Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Quest for Fire" - Struggles a bit with the hauling of the raft through the surf, Tagi loses.

 

Individual challenge record (0-for-0):

  • Borneo: None.

 

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

  • Borneo: None.

 

Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 0
    Played: 1
    Win%: 0.00
    Sat out: --
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
Sonja Christopher - Tribal Council record
Survivor: Borneo
Ep1 Tribal Council
Ep1 Tribal Council

Idols held/played (0/0):

  • None.

 

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

  • Borneo: None.

 

VAP - Votes against (4):

  • Borneo, Ep. 1: Four votes, from Rudy, Sue, Sean, and Dirk (voted out, 4-3-1).

 

Jury votes made (0/0):

  • Borneo: None.

 

Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: 0
    Votes voided: --
  • Voting record
    VFB: 0
    Tribals: 1
    VAP: 4
  • Jury votes
    Made: 0
    For winners: --
    Received: --
Sonja Christopher - Pictures
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Sonja Christopher - Interviews
Survivor: Borneo

Pre-game interviews

  • Possibly some, now lost to the transitory nature of internet news sites.

 

Post-game interviews

  • CBSNews.com article (6/1/00): "Survivor Debuts to Mixed Reviews"
  • SurvivorOz podcast interview (5/8/12): "Sonja Christopher Interview"

 

Sonja Christopher - Bio
Survivor: Borneo

From her official CBS Survivor: Borneo bio page:

 

"Sonja was born and raised in Olympia, Washington. Her studies at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, the University of Oslo in Norway, the University of Washington in Seattle and the University of California, Berkeley, produced a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology, along with a teaching credential.

 

Before retiring, Sonja worked as an investment counselor, tennis teacher and elementary school teacher. She currently works part-time as a music therapist, playing the banjo as she leads sing-alongs at Alzheimer's centers. She also enjoys performing in local community theater. Her favorite sport is swimming, although it used to be tennis, which she played competitively for a number of years. She also enjoys playing Bridge.

 

In December of 1997, Sonja was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer. She underwent pre-surgical chemotherapy, followed by lumpectomy and radiation and has resumed a full, healthy life.

 

Sonja describes herself as courageous, open and fun-loving. In describing her perfect day, Sonja would wake up feeling good and counting her blessings. She would enjoy a cup of coffee while reading the paper before heading out to exercise (walk, bike, swimming or yoga). Afterwards, she would connect with a friend by phone or over lunch before or after performing at a nursing home. At some point in her day, she would discover a new interest, "be there" for someone in need, have a new idea or fix something around the house and find that all the desk work which requires a good deal of her time would miraculously get done by itself. Capping off her perfect day would be an evening at the theatre or movies with a dear friend, after which she would crawl into bed with a good book.

 

Sonja currently resides in Walnut Creek, California, about 45 minutes from her son, Dan. She is on the Board of Directors at her the Unitarian Universalist Church and was instrumental as a fundraiser in the building of the Regional Center for the Arts. She is also is a member of the Diable Light Opera Company and Contra Costa Musical Theatre, and also participates in local video and computer clubs. Her birth date is Jan. 28, 1937."

 

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