Stephenie LaGrossa - Survivor: Palau, Survivor: Guatemala, Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains
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Seasons: 3 | Days: 75 | Wins: 0 | Final Two: 1 | Jury: 1

Survivor: Palau (2005) - 14th out, seventh place - third juror.

  • Voted out in Episode 11, "I'll Show You How Threatening I Am" (Day 30).

Survivor: Guatemala (2005) - Second place, received 1 jury vote.

  • Received 1 jury vote in Episode 14, "Thunder Storms and Sacrifice" (Day 39).

Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains (2010) - Second out, 19th place.

  • Voted out in Episode 2, "It's Getting the Best of Me" (Day 6).
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Stephenie LaGrossa - Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S10: Palau 1.52 8.60 0.18 6 8 9 0.65 1.56 - - - 0.80 3.07
S11: Guatemala 1.87 13.97 0.13 12 2 12 1.00 4.67 1 7 0.14 1.27 7.39
S20: HvsV 0.10 0.33 0.31 1 6 2 0.34 1.40 - - - 0.65 1.50
Career 3.49 22.89 0.15 19 16 23 0.82 2.48 1 7 0.14 1.12 4.50
Stephenie LaGrossa- Challenge record
  • S10 logo Palau challenges

    Tribal/team challenge record (3-for-15):

    • Palau Ep. 1 IC: "Supply Dump" - Ulong carries too much stuff, loses.
    • Palau Ep. 2 RC: "Gauntlet Dash" - Ulong wins fishing gear.
    • Palau Ep. 2 IC: "Heads Up" - Ulong loses.
    • Palau Ep. 3 RC: "By Any Means Necessary" - Ulong wins a sewing kit.
    • Palau Ep. 3 IC: "Hot Pursuit" - Ulong loses.
    • Palau Ep. 4 RC: "Build A Better Bathroom" - Ulong loses its first reward challenge.
    • Palau Ep. 4 IC: "Sumo at Sea" - Ulong loses, as is their tradition.
    • Palau Ep. 5 RC: "Sea Salvage" - Ulong keeps on losing.
    • Palau Ep. 6 RC: "Shooting Gallery" - Ulong wins Jellyfish Lake trip.
    • Palau Ep. 6 IC: "Build It Up, Break It Down" - Ulong loses again.
    • Palau Ep. 7 RC: "SOS" - Ulong loses.
    • Palau Ep. 7 IC: "Sea Stars" - Ulong loses.
    • Palau Ep. 8 RC: "Cool Hand Balut" - Ulong loses.
    • Palau Ep. 8 IC: "Under Current" - Ulong loses for the final time.
    • Palau Ep. 10 RC: "Water Tower" - Not part of the winning team.

     

    Individual challenge record (0-for-4): (Mean % finish: 43%)

    • Palau Ep. 1 RC: "Race to Shore" - Jumps from the boat early, finishes dead last for women (10th/10).
    • Palau Ep. 9 IC: "Perch" - Lasts three hours, jumps with Caryn for pizza (3rd/9).
    • Palau Ep. 10 IC: "Last Gasp" - Fifth to drop out, about an hour in (4th/8).
    • Palau Ep. 11 IC: "Kamikaze" - Breaks none of her own tiles, hits one for Caryn, ends with 2/5 broken (tie-6th/7).

     

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

    • None.
  • S11 logo Guatemala challenges
    Holding Court - Ep3 IC
    Rows and Throws - Ep4 IC

    Tribal/team challenge record (5-for-13):

    • Guatemala Ep. 1 RC: "11-Mile Hike" - Carries items, but unable to speed up the people bringing up the rear, and Yaxhá loses.
    • Guatemala Ep. 1 IC: "Paddle Battle" - Paddles, holds the torch, and Yaxhá wins.
    • Guatemala Ep. 2 RC: "Web Over Water" - Retrieves a bag, but Yaxhá barely loses, 8-7.
    • Guatemala Ep. 2 IC: "Dragged Through the Mud" - Participates in the tribal stalemate; later, Yaxhá loses again, 3-0.
    • Guatemala Ep. 3 RC: "Blind Build" - Tethered to Rafe; Yaxhá blows the tent puzzle, loses again.
    • Guatemala Ep. 3 IC: "Holding Court" - Unable to pass or score; Yaxhá loses, 5-3.
    • Guatemala Ep. 4 IC: "Rows and Throws" - Now with new Nakúm, gives them a huge lead as she scores the first point, but thanks to Judd's refusal to swap out, Nakúm loses, 3-2.
    • Guatemala Ep. 5 RC: "Slave to the Grind" - Watches in agony as Jamie can't chop a rope; Nakúm loses again.
    • Guatemala Ep. 5 IC: "What's For Launch?" - With Rafe and Judd, makes 4 catches, and new Nakúm wins, 5-2.
    • Guatemala Ep. 6 RC: "Boulder Smash" - Wins one point, loses one, but Nakúm wins again, 3-2.
    • Guatemala Ep. 7 RC: "Spooling Around" - First wrapped, last unwrapped, falls over and Nakúm loses.
    • Guatemala Ep. 7 IC: "Tomb Raider"- Works the puzzle with Rafe, and new Nakúm wins.
    • Guatemala Ep. 10 RC: "Mudslide" - With Judd, Gary, and Danni, part of the winning team.

     

    Sudden Death - Ep6 IC
    Pot Head - Ep8 IC

    Individual challenge record (1-for-12): (Mean % finish: 63%)

    • Guatemala Ep. 6 IC: "Sudden Death" - first to start the puzzle, but does not win (tie-2nd/7).
    • Guatemala Ep. 8 IC: "Pot Head" - Sits out to eat instead; does not compete (tie-10th/10).
    • Guatemala Ep. 9 RC: "Atlatl" - Fifth-best throw, moves up to fourth-best food, thanks to Jamie (5th/9).
    • Guatemala Ep. 9 IC: "Bridge It" - Eliminated in the second round (tie-3rd/9).
    • Guatemala Ep. 10 IC: "Around the Bend" - Third to reach second round, ends third (tie-3rd/8).
    • Guatemala Ep. 11 RC: "Shattered Dream" - First person eliminated, by Lydia (7th/7).
    • Guatemala Ep. 11 IC: "Mayan Folklore" - Hangs just three (of seven) flags, the lowest total (tie-5th/7).
    • Guatemala Ep. 12 IC: "Watch Your Step" - Has the best spot, until Danni uses her advantage to swap spots (2nd/6).
    • Guatemala Ep. 13 RC: "Second Chance" - Loses to Cindy in the final round (2nd/5).
    • Guatemala Ep. 13 IC: "Pole Dancing" - Finally, Stephenie wins something (1st/5).
    • Guatemala Ep. 14 F4 IC: "Maya Maze" - First to start on puzzle, but does not win (tie-2nd/4).
    • Guatemala Ep. 14 F3 IC: "Wobbly Boots" - Outlasts forgetful Rafe, but loses to Danni at 2 hrs, 38 min. (2nd/3).

     

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

    • None.
  • S20 logo Heroes vs. Villains challenges
    Battle Dig - Ep1 RC
    A Crate Idea - Ep2 RC/IC

    Tribal/team challenge record (1-for-3):

    • Heroes vs. Villains Ep. 1 RC: "Battle Dig" - Parvati dislocates Stephenie's shoulder, Heroes win, 3-2.
    • Heroes vs. Villains Ep. 1 IC: "Lock & Load, Light" - Helps build a lead for the Heroes on the boating leg, which they promptly blow on the puzzle. Heroes lose.
    • Heroes vs. Villains Ep. 2 RC/IC: "A Crate Idea" - After failing to follow James' idea of "one voice," the Heroes lose again.

     

    Individual challenge record (0-for-0):

    • None.

     

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

    • None.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 9
    Played: 31
    Win%: 0.29
    Sat out: 0
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 1
    Played: 16
    Sat out: 1
    Win%: 0.06
    Mean% Finish: 61%
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
Stephenie LaGrossa - Tribal Council record
  • S10 logo Palau Tribal

    Idols held/played: (0/0)

    • Palau: None.

     

    VFB: Votes for the person booted (6/9):

    • Palau, Ep. 1: Jolanda Jones (voted out, 6-3).
    • Palau, Ep. 2: Ashlee Ashby (voted out, 6-1-1).
    • Palau, Ep. 3: Jeff Wilson (voted out, 4-2-1).
    • Palau, Ep. 4: Kim Mullen (voted out, 5-1).
    • Palau, Ep. 7: Ibrehem Rahman (voted out, 2-1).
    • Palau, Ep. 9: Coby Archa (voted out, 7-1-1).

     

    VAP: Votes against (8):

    • Palau, Ep. 7: One vote, from Ibrehem.
    • Palau, Ep. 10: One vote, from Coby.
    • Palau, Ep. 11: Six votes, from Tom, Katie, Ian, Jenn, Caryn, and Gregg (voted out, 6-1).

     

    Jury votes made (1/1):

    • Palau, Ep. 14: Voted for Tom Westman (who won, 6-1).
  • S11 logo Guatemala Tribal
    Ep3 Tribal Council
    Ep6 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played: (0/0)

    • Guatemala: None.

     

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

     

    VAP: Votes against (2):

    • Guatemala, Ep. 9: Two votes, from Danni and Bobby Jon.

     

    Jury votes received (1/7):

    • Guatemala, Ep. 14: Received one jury vote, from Rafe Judkins (lost to Danni Boatwright, 6-1).
  • S20 logo Heroes vs. Villains Tribal

    Idols held/played: (0/0)

    • Heroes vs. Villains: None.

     

    VFB: Votes for the person booted (1/2):

    • Heroes vs. Villains, Ep. 1: Sugar Kiper (voted out, 9-1).

     

    VAP: Votes against (6):

    • Heroes vs. Villains, Ep. 2: Six votes, from Rupert, Candice, Amanda, J.T., James, and Cirie (voted out, 6-3).

     

    Jury votes made (0/0):

    • Heroes vs. Villains: None.
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: 0
    Votes voided: -
  • Voting record
    VFB: 19
    Tribals: 23
    VAP: 16
  • Jury votes
    Made: 1
    For winners: 1
    Received: 1
    Total jurors: 7
Stephenie LaGrossa - Pictures
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Stephenie LaGrossa - Interviews
  • S10 logo Palau interviews

    Pre-game interviews

     

    Post-game interviews

    • Ellen Crean at the CBSNews.com (4/28/05): "Survivor Superwoman Defeated"
    • Cynthia Wang at People.com (5/2/05): "Survivor: Palau's Stephenie LaGrossa"
    • Angel Cohn at TVGuide.com (5/5/05): "Survivor's Stephenie Snuffed"
  • S11 logo Guatemala interviews

    Post-game interviews

    • Angel Cohn at TVGuide.com (12/19/05): "The (Rest of the) Tribe Has Spoken"
  • S20 logo Heroes vs. Villains interviews

    Pre-game interviews

    • Andy Dehnart at Reality Blurred (2/3/10): "Stephenie LaGrossa: 'My strategy is to play exactly how I played before: don't hide my strength'"
    • Jeff Probst's Heroes vs. Villains pre-season cast assessment

     

    Post-game interviews

    • Dalton Ross at EW.com (2/19/10): "Latest evictee calls James a 'lunatic bully'; says there is more to the meltdown that we didn't see"
    • Gordon Holmes at XfinityTV.com (2/19/10): "Castaway Interview: Stephenie LaGrossa"
    • Andrea Reiher at Zap2It.com (2/19/10): "Survivor hero Stephenie LaGrossa on James Clement: 'I thought he was going to hit me'"
    • Daniel Fienberg at HitFix.com (2/20/10): "Stephenie LaGrossa talks Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains"
    • SurvivorOz podcast interview (3/1/13): "Stephenie LaGrossa Interview"

     

    Thanks to Muneeb Khan (@MUK734) for his help in compiling this list.

Stephenie LaGrossa - Bios
  • S11 logo Guatemala bio

    From her official CBS Survivor: Palau cast bio page (which is the same as her Guatemala page):

     

    "One of five siblings born to Stephen and Marguerite, Stephenie LaGrossa is the youngest and only girl of the family to grow up in Briarcliff, Glenolden, a suburb of Philadelphia. She graduated from Archbishop Prendergast High School, where she played varsity lacrosse, field hockey and swimming. After graduating, she attended Temple University in Philadelphia before transferring to Monmouth University in Long Branch, New Jersey. She played Division One Lacrosse at both universities and was a four-year starter. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with concentrations in marketing and management. She currently works as a territory sales representative for a pharmaceutical sales company and bartends part-time.

     

    LaGrossa enjoys yoga, Pilates, water sports and going to the beach. She describes herself as relentless, persuasive, extremely competitive, dramatic and friendly. She is most proud of being offered athletic and academic scholarships to two different universities and purchasing her own home when she was 23 years old. An avid lacrosse player in college, LaGrossa won many awards signifying her outstanding athleticism and leadership. At Monmouth University, she was the team captain her senior year, made the NEC Academic Honor Roll and the Dean's List. In addition, LaGrossa was a three-time NEC All-Conference selection, NEC Scholar/Athlete Award recipient and Female Athlete of the Year Nominee.

     

    LaGrossa is currently an active member of the Monmouth University Blue and White Club and continually involves herself with local high schools and Monmouth University to help coach local clinics.

     

    LaGrossa has been dating her boyfriend, Michael, for six years. She lives in Tom's River, New Jersey. Her birth date is December 6, 1979."

  • S20 logo Heroes vs. Villains bio

    From her official CBS Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains cast bio page:

     

    "Personal Claim To Fame: “Being a three-time NEC (North East Conference) All-Conference selection, NEC Scholar/Athlete Award recipient and Female Athlete of the Year Nominee in lacrosse at Monmouth University.

     

    Inspiration in Life: “My Mother has always been an inspiration in life. She is my best friend and I tell her everything! I wouldn’t be where I am today without my mother’s unconditional love and support.”

    Previous Finishes: Palau; 10th out, 3rd Jury Member; Guatemala: Runner-Up

    Favorite Past Moment: “Outlasting my entire tribe and being the sole Ulong member left standing.”

    Previous Survivor She Respects Most: Jenn Lyon (Palau)

    Previous Survivor She Respects Least:  “Any female who plays the game for the wrong reasons.”

    Why Did She Come Back? : “I came back for the love of the game and because I'm such a serious competitor! I came very close to winning 2x but still never won so I came back a 3rd time to try to win it all this time.”"

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