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Betsy Bolan is a contestant from Survivor: Samoa.

After failing to vote with the majority at the first Tribal Council, Betsy found herself on the outs of the Foa Foa tribe. This, along with Russell Hantz' desire to take her out and her rivalry with Ben Browning, led to her becoming the second person voted out.


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Betsy Bolan (48)
Hometown: Campton, N.H.
Occupation: Police Officer

Betsy Bolan dreamed of being a cop her entire life and at age 47 finally turned that dream into a reality. Her friends and family still cannot believe this mother of four is an officer of the law. Even though she is nicknamed "Officer Friendly," Betsy isn't naïve and knows that "nice people can be snakes." She feels her skills as a cop will help her stand up to the possible jerks and alpha-males she could run into during Survivor.

Betsy is happily married with two boys and two girls ranging in age from 8 to 16, but her world almost came apart when her husband was diagnosed with stage-four prostate cancer. Now with his cancer in remission, "all is good" on the home front, but Betsy says the money would mean a lot to her family since her husband does not have health insurance.

After going through a wild time in her youth, this former hippie has now been clean and sober for 21 years. Betsy's overcome a number of obstacles in her life and is ready to tackle the next one, especially, now that she has become the person "she's always dreamed of being."

Currently, Betsy resides in Campton, N.H. Her birth date is March 20.[1]


Betsy began the game on the Foa Foa tribe. Russell Hantz approached Betsy for an alliance on Day 1; although skeptic, Betsy agreed to align with him. After Foa Foa lost the first Immunity Challenge on Day 3, the tribe was split between voting for Ashley Trainer and Marisa Calihan. Before Tribal Council, Betsy shared with her suspicions about Russell H. to Natalie White, stating that her woman's intuition told her not to trust him. That night, Betsy voted for Ashley, but Marisa was voted out instead.

The following day, Betsy questioned Russell H. on why Marisa was voted out instead of Ashley, which made Russell H. grow wary of Betsy. Fellow tribemate Ben Browning rubbed Betsy the wrong way and the two soon had a fierce rivalry. When Foa Foa lost the second Immunity Challenge, Betsy was targeted for being untrustworthy. In return, Betsy targeted Ben for his harsh personality. At Tribal Council, Ben and Russell H. led a campaign against Betsy, which led to her being voted out in an unanimous vote over Ben.

Voting History

Betsy's Voting History
Episode Betsy's
Voted Against
1 Ashley -
2 Ben Ashley, Ben, Jaison, Liz,
Mick, Natalie, Russell H.
Voted Out, Day 6


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