Barbara "Barb" Raos is a contestant from Survivor New Zealand: Nicaragua.
How would you describe yourself? I am determined, authentic, trustworthy, practical, creative and fun to be around.
Why are you doing Survivor? Let's call it a midlife crisis. I'm a long-time fan and the opportunity to do something challenging and outrageous was tempting, and I wanted to show my children a different version of their mum.
What did you do to prepare? I walked 55 km a week and swam 2 km four times a week. I ate small plain meals. I practiced balancing by walking around a horse arena. I attempted starting fires and cracked a few coconuts – voila, a Survivor contestant is made.
What are your pet peeves? People who just never shut up. Work-shy, lazy types, and those who take themselves too seriously and do not lighten up.
What's your strategy? To stay true, I don't want to be in an alliance until I have seen the personalities and emotional intelligence of my tribe. I'd rather play as an individual as I know my worth and trust my own perception and intuition rather than be in a herd.
|Barb's Voting History|
| Voted Against|
|2||Hermosa Tribe Immune|
|4||Hermosa Tribe Immune|
|8||Hermosa Tribe Immune|
| Jury Votes|
|Second Runner-Up, Day 40|
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- Barb is the oldest member of the Hermosa tribe and the oldest woman to compete on Survivor New Zealand: Nicaragua.
- Barb was the highest ranking woman on Survivor New Zealand: Nicaragua.
- Barb is the highest-ranking member of the original Hermosa tribe.
|Survivor New Zealand: Nicaragua Castaways|