Stephenie LaGrossa, Palau and Guatemala
Heroism: Instead of merging with their competitors, Stephenie’s tribe continued to dwindle until she was the last one standing. She was promptly voted out after being absorbed into the victorious Koror tribe, but she made it to second place in her surprise return the following season.
Outwitticism: “I refuse to go early this time,” she said in Guatemala. “I refuse!”
Hometown: Briarcliff, Glenolden, Pa.
Current Residence: Philadelphia, Pa.
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