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Alicia Calaway is a contestant from Survivor: The Australian Outback and Survivor: All-Stars.

During her time in The Australian Outback, Alicia often got into altercations with her tribemates, most notably Kimmi Kappenberg with her outspoken, take-no-prisoners personality. She became an early target after the merge due to her physical prowess and for her potential to go on an immunity run. With the Kucha Alliance down in numbers, she was voted out by the majority Ogakor Alliance and became the first member of the jury.

Alicia returned for All-Stars, becoming a member of the dominant Chapera tribe. Initially on the outs of the Chapera Alliance, she was brought into the fold by Rob Mariano, who made a pact with her as insurance against the potential ousting of Amber Brkich after a surprise tribe switch. The alliance managed to stay intact going into the merge, and after the last remaining outside, Shii Ann Huang, won immunity, Alicia was ultimately discarded by Rob, becoming the third member of the jury.

Profile

Retrieved from CBS.com

Alicia Calaway is a personal trainer currently living in Manhattan. Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and raised in Trumbull, Connecticut, where she lived for over 26 years, Calaway also lived in Norway for 2 months. She graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City with two Associates in Applied Science Degrees, one with honors from the dean's list. Past professions include a computer graphic artist and aerobics instructor.

Calaway describes herself as charismatic, competent and passionate, and enjoys cooking, entertaining, and horseback riding. The accomplishment she is most proud of is when she won the AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) Ms. Connecticut Amateur Natural Bodybuilding Competition in 1994. She is certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and is a medical exercise specialist of the American Academy of Health, Fitness and Rehabilitation. She is also CPR certified with the American Red Cross.

Her date of birth is May 1, 1968.[1]

Since finishing ninth on Survivor: The Australian Outback, Alicia Calaway most recently worked in broadcasting as a health and fitness reporter for a network affiliate station in New York City. Prior to that, she worked for the Oxygen Network as a host and fitness correspondent for the program, "Pure Oxygen." In addition, Alicia co-hosted and reported for the ESPN anthology series, "The World's Strongest Man" and "The World's Strongest Woman." She also reported for the syndicated program "Marjoe Gortner's Holiday Celebrity Sports Invitational" and did freelance correspondent work for CBS' "Early Show" and the syndicated magazine show "Extra." She was also a spokesperson for Reebok.

In addition to broadcasting, Alicia has made personal appearances on behalf of companies within the entertainment and fitness industries, as well as non-profit organizations. She is also a mentor for teenagers.

Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and raised in Trumbull, Connecticut, where she lived for over 26 years, Alicia also lived in Norway for 2 months. She graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City with two associate in applied science degrees, one with honors from the dean's list. Past professions include work as a computer graphic artist, aerobics instructor and personal trainer.

Alicia enjoys cooking, entertaining, and horseback riding. The accomplishment she is most proud of is when she won the AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) Ms Connecticut Amateur Natural Bodybuilding Competition in 1994. She is certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and is a medical exercise specialist of the American Academy of Health, Fitness and Rehabilitation. She is also CPR certified with the American Red Cross.

Alicia is currently single. Her birth date is May 1, 1968.[2]

Survivor

The Australian Outback

I will always wave my finger in your face!

–Alicia (to Kimmi)


Alicia was initially placed on the Kucha tribe, where she proved to be an asset because of her physical fitness, thus she was not targeted early on in the game. After Kucha lost the first Immunity Challenge, she was approached by both Debb Eaton and Jeff Varner, who were trying to get each other voted out. Alicia was more receptive to Jeff and participated in the unanimous elimination of Debb at the first Tribal Council.

On Day 4, Alicia and her tribemates became annoyed that Michael Skupin put rice on the fire without asking, thinking that he did it just because he was hungry. Alicia believed there to be an overall theme to Michael thinking things revolved around him, including when he started to catch fish for the tribe and his use of their only knife to hunt for pigs. Kucha won a Reward Challenge on Day 11, winning three egg-laying chickens and a rooster. Days later, Alicia got into a heated argument with Kimmi Kappenberg, because of the latter's vegetarianism, as Kimmi wanted to regulate the consumption of the chickens, leading to Alicia to exclaim to Kimmi, "I will always wave my finger in your face." When Kucha again lost immunity on Day 15, Alicia joined her tribe in voting out Kimmi. However, Kucha suffered a setback a few days later when Michael was medically evacuated from the game after he passed out and fell into the fire.

With Michael's evacuation, the tribes merged into the Barramundi tribe even in numbers on Day 20. At the tribe's first Tribal Council, the vote was tied between the Kucha Alliance's Jeff and Colby Donaldson from the opposing Ogakor Alliance. When the revote yielded a deadlock, the tiebreaker rules necessitated past votes being taken into account; Colby had none, while Jeff had two (from Debb and Kimmi), sending Jeff home and leaving the Kucha Alliance in the minority. After Keith Famie won the next Immunity Challenge, the Ogakor Alliance set their sights on Alicia, whom they saw as the Kucha Alliance's strongest member, voting her out 5-4, making her the first member of the jury.

At the Final Tribal Council, Alicia gave her jury vote to Tina Wesson, saying that she played the game by using her head. Tina would win in a 4-3 vote over Colby.

Voting History

Alicia's Voting History
Episode Alicia's
Votes
Voted Against
Alicia
1 Debb -
2 Kucha Tribe Immune
3 Kucha Tribe Immune
4 Kucha Tribe Immune
5 Kimmi -
6 No Tribal Council
7 Colby;
Colby1
-
8 Jerri Amber, Colby,
Jerri, Keith, Tina
Voted Out, Day 24
Voted for
Sole Survivor
Tina

^1 In "The Merge", the vote ended with a 5-5 tie between Colby and Jeff, forcing a revote. Alicia did not change her vote on the revote.

All-Stars

Because of her memorable personality and actions, Alicia was invited back for All-Stars. Alicia was initially placed on the Chapera tribe. Because the tribe only received a machete, Alicia focused on making a fire to boil water. However, Amber Brkich and Rob Mariano wanted to improve the shelter after a horrid first night. Alicia and Rob M. clashed over priorities, leaving them annoyed with one another. At the first Immunity Challenge, it was revealed that there were three tribes; Chapera came in first, followed by Mogo Mogo. Tree Mail on Day 4 came with a locked box. Host Jeff Probst explained at the Reward Challenge that the box could only be opened with three keys, which the tribes would receive by winning Reward Challenges. Saboga won the subsequent challenge, but elected to give up their reward so everyone can have flint. Back at camp, Rob M. and Tom Buchanan wanted to make fire, but Alicia took over herself and succeeded, though this did not change Rob M.'s opinion of her.

Tree Mail on Day 7 had a toolbox and a note that implied the challenge was building the best shelter. While Rob M. and Tom built the shelter, Alicia and Rob Cesternino worked on the shelter's aesthetics, but Rob C.'s lack of work ethic annoyed everyone, and Alicia made him gather more rocks. When the judge came, he was highly impressed by the shelter. Later, a crate was dropped from the sky, signifying that Chapera had come in first. In addition to a clue to opening the lockbox, the tribe won pillows, blankets, a tarp, and wine. The tarp and parachute came in handy due to a heavy rainstorm that came later that night. At the Immunity Challenge on Day 11, Alicia served as the caller for Chapera. Despite gaining all of their puzzle pieces first, Chapera faltered at the puzzle and lost the challenge. Although in danger because of her mouth, Alicia was spared and Rob C. was voted out due to being feared as a strategic threat after the merge.

At the Reward Challenge on Day 13, Jeff revealed that last-place tribe would be dissolved. Chapera came in second and was left intact, while the Saboga tribe was dissolved; Rupert Boneham and Jenna Lewis then became members of Chapera. Although Chapera won the Immunity Challenge, Richard Hatch accidentally touched Susan Hawk while naked. Susan became increasingly fixated on the incident. Alicia tried to comfort her, but had a hard time doing so. This would cause Susan to quit the game at the next challenge. The tribe had a moment of silence for Susan but carried on like normal. Alicia was disturbed that she was the only one concerned that the tribe lost a tough tribe member. Nevertheless, Chapera emerged as a dominant force in challenges over the next few days.

On Day 22, the tribes received Tree Mail with a note heavily implying a merge. When the tribes met, Alicia was paired with Mogo Mogo's Kathy Vavrick-O'Brien. When they returned, everyone was expecting a merge. Instead of the merge, however, it was revealed to be a surprise tribe switch. Alicia, Jenna L., Rob. M., Rupert, and Tom became the new Mogo Mogo, with their former tribemate Amber being the only one left on Chapera with former Mogo Mogo members Kathy, Jerri Manthey, Lex van den Berghe, and Shii Ann Huang. Although the new Mogo Mogo won the next Immunity Challenge, they viewed the victory as bittersweet due to the likely elimination of Amber. On their way out of the challenge, Rob M. told Lex that if he protected Amber, then Rob M. would protect him. Back at camp, Rob M. aligned with Alicia as a back-up in case Amber was voted out. At the Reward Challenge, Mogo Mogo was joyous to see that Amber somehow survived.

The next time the tribes met on Day 26, the castaways had to drop their buffs again, this time finally merging into the Chaboga Mogo tribe. At the the tribe's first Tribal Council, Rob M. turned the vote against Lex, who was furious at Rob M. for not owning up to the deal that they had made. After Rob M. won the next Immunity Challenge, the remaining members of the Mogo Mogo Alliance, Kathy and Shii Ann, scrambled, pointing out that Alicia and Tom would be the first two to go and that Amber, Jenna L., and Rob M. would be the final three if things did not change. Chapera stayed strong, however, and Kathy was voted out next.

At the next Reward Challenge, the reward was revealed to be that everyone would go to a restaurant and the winner would decide the order that everyone would get to pick their meal. Alicia was the third out, with Rupert eventually winning the challenge. After the challenge, Alicia was upset because of the unflattering responses of her. The other women tried consoling her, but she did not want to hear it. That night at the restaurant, Rupert himself, Jenna L., Amber, and Rob M. picked the best four items, with Alicia allowed to pick fifth. Back at camp, Alicia talked with Tom about sticking together and who to vote out. When Shii Ann won immunity, Alicia assumed the original Chapera would stick together and vote out Rupert. However, Rob M. turned the vote against her, and Alicia was unanimously voted out.

At the Final Tribal Council, Alicia told Amber and Rob M. that they had mastered butt kissing and ego stroking. She then stated that, while they may have outwitted, outplayed, and outlasted the jury, that they had not outclassed them. Alicia asked them to describe how they played the game in one word. Rob M. answered "competitive", while Amber said "with luck." Because of Amber's answer, and the fact she was angry that Rob M. broke their alliance, Alicia voted for Amber to win, which she did in a 4-3 vote.

Voting History

Alicia's Voting History
Episode Alicia's
Votes
Voted Against
Alicia
1 Chapera Tribe Immune
2 Chapera Tribe Immune
3 No Tribal Council
4 Rob C. Rob C.
5 Chapera Tribe Immune
6 No Tribal Council
7 Chapera Tribe Immune
8 Chapera Tribe Immune
10 Mogo Mogo Tribe Immune
11 Lex -
12 Kathy -
13 Rupert Amber, Jenna L., Rob M.,
Rupert, Shii Ann, Tom
Voted Out, Day 30
Voted For
Sole Survivor
Amber

Post-Survivor

  • On May 15, 2001, Alicia appeared on the Hollywood Squares as a part of Survivor Week.[3] She also made a cameo on the 17th with Michael Skupin and Nick Brown.[4]
  • In 2001, Alicia, Gervase Peterson, Jeff Varner, and Susan Hawk appeared on Big Brother 2 and competed against the final four in a luxury competition and won $15,000 to share between them.[5]
  • In 2002, Alicia hosted World's Strongest Man and World's Strongest Woman on ESPN, and once hosted a special on Antarctica in April for Outdoor Life Network. She does public speaking and is a health/fitness reporter for Fox 10:00 PM newscast.
  • She has also appeared in the magazines Fitness, Elle, Muscle and Fitness, and Sports Illustrated for Women.[6]

Trivia

  • Alicia's luxury item on The Australian Outback was a hair comb.
  • Alicia is the first woman and the first African-American castaway to become the first member of the jury.
    • She is also the first African-American woman to be on the jury.
  • The necklace Alicia wore in All-Stars was made for her as a gift by former The Australian Outback tribemate Elisabeth Filarski.
  • During a letter-writing activity in All-Stars that was not aired on the edited show, Alicia sent the Saboga tribe a letter warning them of a potential alliance comprised of the former Africa castaways. Alicia wrote the letter with her left hand to make her handwriting unidentifiable.[7]
  • Alicia is the first person to be voted out after improving upon a previous finish; she lasted 24 days inThe Australian Outback, and 30 days in All-Stars.

References

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