Vecepia Towery - Survivor: Marquesas

Seasons: 1 | Days played: 39 | Wins: 1

  • Survivor: Marquesas (2002) - Winner, 4-3.
  • Received four jury votes to win, 4-3, in Episode 13, "The Sole Survivor" (Day 39).

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Vecepia Towery - Career statistics

Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats Overall stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S4: Marquesas 2.45 13.48 0.18 9 2 12 0.75 3.50 4 7 0.57 1.50 9.38
Career 2.45 13.48 0.18 9 2 12 0.75 3.50 4 7 0.57 1.50 9.38
Vecepia Towery - Challenge record
Survivor 4 logo  Marquesas challenges

Ep6 IC - Maze

Tribal/team challenge record (2-for-11; 2 sit-outs):

  • Marquesas Ep. 1 IC: "Outrigger Fire Quest" - Helps carry the canoe, but Maraamu loses big.
  • Marquesas Ep. 2 RC: "Do or Dive" - Not shown diving, but rows the boat; Maraamu loses again.
  • Marquesas Ep. 2 IC: "Marquesan Menu" - Handles her fafaru bobbing, but Maraamu loses the tiebreaker.
  • Marquesas Ep. 3 RC: "Raft Rescue" - Builds and paddles the raft; Maraamu loses once again.
  • Marquesas Ep. 3 IC: "Coconut Maze Race" - Caller for the first point, but Maraamu blows a lead, loses.
  • Marquesas Ep. 4 IC: "Life's a Tapestry" - Now with Rotu; helps move the fabric, and Rotu wins.
  • Marquesas Ep. 5 RC: "Tiki Towers" - Sits out, and somehow, Rotu finally loses a challenge.
  • Marquesas Ep. 5 IC: "Distress Signal" - Because they didn't have Paschal's US flag, Rotu loses again.
  • Marquesas Ep. 6 RC: "Jungle Relay" - Sits out again; Rotu loses again.
  • Marquesas Ep. 6 IC: "Maze" - Helps gather planks, and Rotu wins once more.
  • Marquesas Ep. 9 RC: "Coconut Juice" - Paired with Tammy; makes good progress, but does not win.

 

Parang Swing - Ep11 IC

Individual challenge record (2-for-11): (Mean % finish: 61.5%)

  • Marquesas Ep. 7 IC: "Sea Legs" - Fourth person to drop out (7th/10).
  • Marquesas Ep. 8 RC: "Go Fly a Kite" - One of eight to not get their kite off the ground (tie-2nd/9).
  • Marquesas Ep. 8 IC: "Parang Swing" - Second person out, chopped by Paschal (8th/9).
  • Marquesas Ep. 9 IC: "High Stepping" - Makes it to the final round, but loses to Tammy (2nd/8).
  • Marquesas Ep. 10 RC: "Rock Bottom" - First person eliminated (7th/7).
  • Marquesas Ep. 10 IC: "Virtues of Fire" - Reaches the second fire, but does not win (2nd/7).
  • Marquesas Ep. 11 IC: "Sands of Time" - Survives a showdown with Neleh, and Vee wins! (1st/6).
  • Marquesas Ep. 12 RC: "Second Chance" - Still on the coconut juice as Sean wins (tie-2nd/5).
  • Marquesas Ep. 12 IC: "Marquesan Folklore" - Acquires three tikis, but does not win (tie-3rd/5).
  • Marquesas Ep. 13 F4 IC: "Fallen Comrades" - First to 10 answers, and Vee wins! (1st/4).
  • Marquesas Ep. 13 F3 IC: "Hand on a Hard Idol" - Lasts 4 hrs, 30 min., then negotiates a deal (2nd/3).

 

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

  • Marquesas: None.
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 2
Played: 11
Win%: 0.18
Sat out: 2
Individual challenges
Wins: 2
Played: 11
Win%: 0.18
Mean% Finish: 61.5%
Hero challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: --
Mean% Finish: --
Vecepia Towery - Tribal Council record
Survivor 4 logo  Marquesas Tribal Council

Ep2 Tribal Council

Idols held/played:

  • Marquesas: None.

 

VFB - Votes for the person booted (9/12):

 

VAP - Votes against (2):

  • Marquesas, Ep. 10: Two votes, from the General and Tammy.

 

Jury votes received (4/7):

  • Marquesas, Ep.13: Received four jury votes, from John Carroll, Tammy Leitner, Robert DeCanio, and Sean Rector, to win, 4-3.
Career totals - Tribal Council
Hidden idols
Found: 0
Played: --
Votes voided: --
Voting record
VFB: 9
Tribals: 12
VAP: 2
Jury votes
Made: --
Received: 4
Total jurors: 7
Vecepia Towery - Pictures
Survivor 4 logo  Marquesas image gallery
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    Marquesas intro shot
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    Marquesas intro shot
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    On the boat, Day 1
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    Paddling to Maraamu beach
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    Hometown intro headshot
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    Maraamu brings Queen Sarah to shore
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    Not impressed with Sarah's lack of effort
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    Maraamu finds its water source
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep1 IC
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    Starting line
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    Torch lighting not going so well
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    Finally reaching the finish line
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    The losing Maraamus
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    Heading to Tribal
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    Maraamu, Ep1 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Probst
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    Talking with Sean about the additional hurdles of being Black on Survivor, Ep2
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    Talking about Sean
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep2 RC
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    Starting line
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    Bailing the boat
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    Maraamu, trailing again
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    Rotu wins fishing gear
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    Not thrilled with Sarah's attitude
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep2 IC
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    Ready to bob for fafaru
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    Making plans for Tribal
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    Maraamu, Ep2 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Sarah
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    Discord during the Maraamu morning radio hour, Ep3
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    Probst just delivered raft-building supplies. What now?
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    Building the raft
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep3 RC
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    Picking up crates
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    We have four straight Ls! We need a W!
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    Reading the IC treemail
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep3 IC
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    Pulling the strings
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    Maraamu, Ep3 Tribal Council
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    Talking to Probst
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    Listening to the swap treemail, Ep4
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    Time to swap tribes
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    The new Rotu tribe
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    Not thrilled to be outnumbered, 5-3
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    Checking out the new camp
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    Talking about avoiding the Rob/Sean drama
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    Starting line, Ep4 IC
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    Moving fabric
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    New Rotu wins!
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    First immunity win!
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep5 RC
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    Watching from the sidelines
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    Talking about Maraamu raiding the Rotu camp
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    Enjoying Gabe's rapping
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    Planning the distress signal, Ep5 IC
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    Waving flags
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    Rotu, Ep5 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Probst
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep6 RC
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep6 IC
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    Starting line
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    Racing back with a plank
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    Almost there...
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    Rotu wins!
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    It's the merge! Ep7
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep7 IC
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    Hey, Rob touched the platform!
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    Soliantu, Ep7 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Probst
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    I told Rob I was voting for him before Tribal; Ep8
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    Let the kite-building commence
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep8 RC
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    Starting line
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    Not quite getting the height
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    Praying with Sean
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    First question, Ep8 IC
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    John eliminates Sean first
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    Sean says this is the order, how it's gonna go
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    Happy that Paschal and Neleh saw what was up
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    Soliantu, Ep8 Tribal Council
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    It's a new day, Ep9
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep9 RC
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    Starting line
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    Happy for Sean to get this reward
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    Reading the stilts IC treemail
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep9 IC
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    Eliminating Paschal
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    Losing to Tammy in the final round
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    Soliantu, Ep9 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Probst
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    Vee's birthday! Ep10
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    Birthday hug from Sean
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    Reading treemail
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep10 RC
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    Starting line
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    Declining Neleh's generous offer of a half-eaten mint
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep10 IC
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    Popcorn almost achieved
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    Deciding against flipping to Tammy and Rob
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    Soliantu, Ep10 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Probst
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep11 RC
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    The loved ones are here!
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    Watching the loved ones compete
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    Hugging Leander goodbye
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    The non-rewardees commisserate
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    Arrival, Ep11 IC
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    Participating in the "chick dance"
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    Showdown with Neleh
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    Vee wins immunity!
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    Soliantu, Ep11 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Kathy
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    Talking about the starvation, Ep12
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep12 RC
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    A reward challenge ... for no food?
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    Starting line
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    Congratulating Sean on his VUE
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    Exhausted Soliantus
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    Trying to convince Kathy to join them
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    Talking about setting up the tribe meeting to address Paschal's concerns
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    Not going great
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    Story time with Probst, Ep12 IC
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    And they're off...
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    Heading to Tribal
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    Soliantu, Ep12 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Probst
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    I've had about enough of these people. Love 'em, but... enough. Ep13
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    Checking treemail
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    Reviewing her journal to cram for the IC
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    Heading to Tribal/IC
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep13 F4 IC
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    Game point...
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    Vee is the only one with the correct answer!
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    Safe at Tribal Council right now
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    Kathy proposes an alliance
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    Watching the rock draw
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    Heading out to the final IC and other time-filling activities
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    Body art project time
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    Hooray, Rites of Passage
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    Purification ceremony
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    Finally... pre-challenge lineup, Ep13 F3 IC
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    Starting line
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    Still going...
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    Kathy slips at 4 hrs, 30 minutes
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    Deal reached, Neleh wins
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    Soliantu, Final 3 Tribal Council
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    Final two!
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    Reflecting on her game
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    Leaving camp for the last time
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    Final Tribal Council, ready to face the jury
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    Addressing the jurors
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    Thanks, Sean!
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    Reunion show, waiting for the vote reveal
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    The winner of Survivor: Marquesas...
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    Vee won!
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    Reunion show host Rosie O'Donnell kicks things off with a ... song?
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    Reunion show, talking about her win
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    The final two
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    Full cast, reunion show
Vecepia Towery - Interviews
Survivor 4 logo  Marquesas interviews

Pre-game interviews

  • None found.

 

Post-game interviews

  • Rob Cesternino & Teresa Cooper at RHAP (1/19/20): "Talking with T-Bird: Vecepia Towery"
  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (6/24/20): "Black Voices of Survivor: Roundtable Wednesday, June 24"
  • Dalton Ross at EW.com (1/22/21): "Survivor Quarantine Questionnaire: Vecepia Towery on why her gameplay was 'worthy of the win'"
Vecepia Towery - Bio
Survivor 4 logo  Marquesas bio

Official CBS Marquesas bio excerpts (circa January, 2002):

"Born in Portland, Oregon, Vecepia "Vee" Towery attended Grant High School and Portland Community College before receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services with minors in Sociology and Psychology from Troy State University in Alabama.

Towery currently works as an office manager for a software development company. A former member of the United States Air Force, Towery spent several years in Soesterberg, The Netherlands, while on active duty. She was assigned to the 32nd Security Police Squadron and was the base D.A.R.E. and Crime Prevention Officer. She was awarded the base Airman of the Year honors and inducted into the United States Air Forces Europe Sports Hall of Fame in the first year of its conception. She finished her Air Force career in the Reserves stationed in Portland, Oregon; Montgomery, Alabama; and Marietta, Georgia. After leaving the military, Towery worked as an administrative assistant, information specialist and events coordinator/executive secretary.

Towery enjoys dancing, basketball, volleyball, and tennis, working with young girls and writing poetry.

Towery currently resides in Hayward, Calif. with her fiancé, Leander, and his dog Kunta. Her birth date is Dec. 9."