Monica Padilla - Survivor: Samoa, Survivor: Cambodia

Seasons: 2 | Days played: 46 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

  • Survivor 19: Samoa (2009) - 7th place, 14th out - 6th juror.
  • Voted out in Episode 12, "Damage Control" (Day 33).

Monica Padilla on social media: twitter | Instagram

Monica Padilla - 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
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 - Performance ranks

Challenges: MPF percentile

10%

Tribal: VFB% percentile

55%

Tribal: rVAP percentile

48%

Challenges: MPF percentile

N/A

Tribal: VFB% percentile

4

Tribal: rVAP percentile

32%

Performance ranks are a quick visual measure of the contestant's season vs. historical data from all prior contestants, in three basic (scorable) categories:

1. Performance in individual challenges (MPF), as a measure of "physical game";

2. Ability to vote people out consistently (VFB%, or VFB/TCA), or "strategic game"; and

3. Ability to avoid being voted against (rVAP, or TCA-VAP) - which scales better than a percentage would - for "social/strategic game."

See also: Full glossary for all these abbreviations.

 

Monica Padilla - Challenge record

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.]

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).

 

Individual challenge record (0-for-0):

  • Cambodia: None.

 

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

  • Cambodia: None.
Career totals - challenges
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%
Hero challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: -
Mean % Finish: -

 

Monica Padilla - Tribal Council record

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):

Ep5 Tribal Council

Idols held/played: (0/0)

  • Cambodia: 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 (0/0):

  • Cambodia: None.
Career totals - Tribal Council
Idols/advantages
Idols found: 0
Idols played: 0
Votes voided: -
Voting record
VFB: 4
Tribals: 8
VAP: 10
Jury votes
Made: 1
For winners: 1
Received: -

 

Monica Padilla - Pictures
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    Samoa intro shot
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    Samoa intro shot
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    Galu arrival, Day 1
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    Excited to play
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    Starting line, Ep1 hero RC
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    Watching the balance beam stage
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    The losing Galus
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep1 IC
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    Working the puzzle
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    Galu wins!
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep2 RC/IC
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    Watching from the sit-out bench
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    Galu wins!
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    Excited to get a swimsuit, Ep3
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep3 RC/IC
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    Starting line
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    Getting started on the puzzle
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    Galu wins!
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep4 IC
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    Building the final tower
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    The losing Galus
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    Thinking she might be in trouble tonight
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    Galu, Ep4 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Probst
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    Happy to have survived Tribal, Ep5
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep5 RC
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    Downing a delicious smoothie
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    Watching Dave vs. Ashley
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep5 IC
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    Shooting coconuts
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    Galu wins. Yay.
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    Huddling for warmth, Ep6
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep6 RC
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    Probst halts the challenge as Russ faints
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    My name's coming up again
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    Galu AND Foa Foa, Ep6 Tribal Council
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    There will be no vote (phew!)
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    Galu elects a new chief, Ep7
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    That snap vote was stupid
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep7 RC
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    Interim chief Brett elects to keep the tarp/fire kit
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    Making the winning match
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    All aboard the reward sailing ship
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep7 IC
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    Watching the puzzle stage
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    Galu wins!
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    Merge feasting, Ep8
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    Going on and on about the food
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    Occasionally regrettable
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    Getting a peek at Russell's idol
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep8 IC
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    The women, waiting to bat
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    Aiga, Ep8 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Probst
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep9 RC
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    Entering the code, blindfolded
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    Purple team wins!
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    Jumping in, sliding rocks reward
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    Reward feasting
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    Appreciating the reward
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep9 IC
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    Trying to snag a bag
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    Discussing options
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    Aiga, Ep9 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Probst
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep10 RC
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    Hauling John
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    Warning Laura about Shambo and John
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep10 IC
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    Hooray, throwing one rock for immunity
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    Made it to the final round, thanks to Dave
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    Trying to save Laura in a tie situation
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    I just have to trick the Foa Foas into voting John
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    Telling Mick
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    Aiga, Ep10 Tribal Council
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    Disappointed that Laura's gone, Ep11
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    Auction time!
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    Pre-auction sit-down
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    Enjoying her chicken, while Jaison ponders his advantage
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep11 IC
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    Still going, 20 minutes in
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    Aiga, Ep11 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Probst
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    Telling Jaison that Mick and Russell will get all the jury votes, Ep12
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep12 F8 IC
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    Bowling ... with a coconut
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    Telling Russell that Shambo will get all Galu's jury votes
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    It's called a Monica seed
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    Aiga, Ep12 F8 Tribal Council
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep12 F7 IC
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    Trying to catch up to Brett
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    I'm probably done, but I'll keep trying
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    You know, Mick, Russell is planning to take Natalie and Shambo
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    I'm not voting for some millionaire, Russell
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    Aiga, Ep12 F7 Tribal Council
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    Talking to Probst
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    The 12th person voted out, and our sixth juror...
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    Snuffed, Day 33 (Episode 12)
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    Cambodia intro shot
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    Cambodia intro shot
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    Cambodia pre-season video
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    Second Chance campaign video
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    With Mikayla, Kelley, and Natalie T, waiting to see who made the Second Chance cut
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    Monica is in! Heading to the stage.
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    But first, giving T-Bird a hug
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    Second Chance cast, first picture together
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    Pre-game interview
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    Listening to Probst, Day 1
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    Talking about wanting to blend in during challenges
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep1 RC/IC
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    Hauling the raft
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    Watching Joe get the key
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    Bayon wins immunity!
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    Fishing with Joe, Ep2
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep2 RC/IC
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    Crossing barriers
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    Joe just completed the puzzle
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    Bayon wins immunity again!
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    Pre-swap lineup, Ep3
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    The new Bayon tribe
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    Talking about her new tribe
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep3 IC
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    Initially working the puzzle with Spencer
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    Spencer and Jeremy finish up
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    Yay, second-place immunity
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep4 RC
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    Bayon cheers on Jeremy
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    Ready to sit out, Ep4 IC
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    Talking about the Bayon women's early-morning food-gathering, early Ep5
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    Arguing about clams
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep5 RC
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    Watching Spencer roll
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep5 IC
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    Ready to sit out again
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    Eh, it's okay if we go to Tribal
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    Everyone's on board to vote Kelly
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    We good? Good.
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    HEading to Tribal
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    Bayon Ep5 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Stephen
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    First person, ever, to vote against Wiglesworth
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    Uh oh
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    What? Me?!
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    Snuffed, Day 13 (Ep.5)
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    Full cast (minus Vytas), reunion show

 

Monica Padilla - Interviews

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'"
  • Carrie Bell at People.com (12/17/09): "Monica Padilla Talks Strategy & Losing Weight"

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)

 

Post-game interviews

  • 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

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."

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