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 - 6th juror.

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


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

  • Voted out in Episode 5, "A Snake in the Grass" (Day 13).

Monica Padilla - Career statistics

Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats Overall scores
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S19: Samoa 1.00 7.68 0.13 4 7 7 0.56 1.45 - - - 0.77 2.45
S31: Cambodia 0.29 1.08 0.27 0 3 1 -0.50 0.00 - - - -0.23 0.29
Career 1.29 8.76 0.15 4 10 8 0.48 1.27 - - - 0.63 1.92
Monica Padilla - Challenge record
  • S19 logo Samoa challenges (click to expand/collapse)

    Samoa Smoothies - Ep5 RC

    Tribal/team challenge record (6-for-10, 3 sit-outs):

    • Samoa Ep. 1 IC: "Yank Your Hank" - Helps work the puzzle, and Galu wins.
    • Samoa Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Schmergen Brawl" - Sits out, as Galu wins.
    • Samoa Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Sea Crates" - Collects crates, helps work the puzzle; Galu wins.
    • Samoa Ep. 4 IC: "Well Stacked" - Slow on the rope bridge; Galu finally loses.
    • Samoa Ep. 5 RC: "Samoa Smoothies" - Downs her sea urchin shake, Galu wins.
    • Samoa Ep. 5 IC: "Sack Attack" - Shoots coconuts into Foa Foa's net, Galu wins.
    • [Samoa Ep. 6 RC: "Roll With It" - Sits out, 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" - Blindfolded, works combo lock for the winning team.
    • Samoa Ep. 10 RC: "Get Hooked" - Pulls ropes for the losing yellow team.


    Drop A Log - Ep11 IC

    Individual challenge record (0-for-6): (Mean % finish: 40.3%)

    • Samoa Ep. 8 IC: "Nut Cracker" - Hits her ball to the 2-point area (3rd/5).
    • Samoa Ep. 9 IC: "Square Peg Round Hole" - Snags no bags in the 1st 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 out at 24 minutes, no knots left (7th/9).
    • Samoa Ep. 12 F8 IC: "Fauxconut Bowling" - Eliminated by Jaison (6-1) in the first round (tie-5th/8).
    • Samoa Ep. 12 F7 IC: "Walk on Water" - Lands zero bags, dead last (7th/7).


    Hero challenge/ duel record (0-for-0):

    • [Samoa Ep. 1 RC: "Chief's Choice" - Does not participate, as Galu loses.]
    • [Samoa Ep. 4 RC: "Bocce In A Box" - Does not participate, nor does Probst. Galu wins.]
  • S31 logo Cambodia challenges (click to expand/collapse)

    Draggin' the Dragon - Ep3 RC/IC

    Tribal/team challenge record (2-for-6; 1 2nd; 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
    2nd place: 1
    Played: 16
    Win%: 0.53
    Sat out: 5
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 0
    Played: 6
    Win%: 0.00
    Mean% Finish: 40.3%
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
Monica Padilla - Tribal Council record
  • S19 logo Samoa Tribal (click to expand/collapse)

    Ep9 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played (0/0):

    • Samoa: None.


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


    VAP - Votes against (7):

    • Samoa, Ep. 4: Two votes, from Shambo and Yasmin.
    • Samoa, Ep. 12 (F7 vote): Five votes, from Natalie, Russell, Mick, Jaison, and Shambo (voted out, 5-2).


    Jury votes made (1/1):

  • S31 logo Cambodia Tribal (click to expand/collapse)

    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
  • S19 logo Samoa image gallery (click to expand/collapse)
  • S31 logo Cambodia image gallery (click to expand/collapse)
Monica Padilla - Interviews
  • S19 logo Samoa interviews (click to expand/collapse)

    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 (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 (12/14/09): "Monica: Russell's 'Burned a Lot of Bridges'"
    • Carrie Bell at (12/17/09): "Monica Padilla Talks Strategy & Losing Weight"
  • S31 logo Cambodia interviews (click to expand/collapse)

    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 (9/3/15): "Step Inside the Mind of Survivor's Monica Padilla"
    • Dalton Ross at (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 (9/15/15): "Monica: 'Vytas, Stephen, Spencer Are Easy People to Flirt With'"


    Post-game interviews

    • Gordon Holmes at (10/22/15): "Monica: 'I Thought Kimmi Was My One Friend'"
    • Josh Wigler at (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 (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
  • S19 logo Samoa bio (click to expand/collapse)

    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."


  • S31 logo Cambodia bio (click to expand/collapse)

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


    Official CBS pre-game interview: