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Barbara "Barb" Raos is a contestant from Survivor New Zealand: Nicaragua.

Profile

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.

Survivor NZ

Voting History

Barb's Voting History
Episode Barb's
Votes
Voted Against
Barb
1 Dee Dee
2 Hermosa Tribe Immune
4 Hermosa Tribe Immune
6 Georgia -
8 Hermosa Tribe Immune
10 Lee -
11 Mike -
12 Sala -
13 Jak -
14 Shannon Shannon, Shay
16 Shay Shay
18 Nate Individual Immunity
19 Mike -
Nate -
Jury Votes
for Barb
-
Second Runner-Up, Day 40

Post-Survivor

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Trivia

  • 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.

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