Candace Elizabeth Smith[1] is a contestant from Survivor: Tocantins.

Candace got on the nerves of her tribemates pretty quickly, most notably Coach Wade, which caused her to be the first member of Timbira to leave the game.


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Candace Smith (31)
Hometown: Dayton, Ohio
Occupation: Attorney

Candace Smith grew up as a tomboy and athlete, competing in soccer, basketball and track. She lacks fear or inhibition and is always ready to take on new challenges. This sexy former Miss Ohio USA has both beauty and brains, making her a real threat to her competitors.

Candace prides herself in having both book and street smarts. Growing up in the inner city of Dayton, Ohio, Candace worked hard to receive a full academic scholarship to the University of Dayton. She went on to graduate from Northwestern University School of Law and began working as a commercial real estate attorney. After becoming Miss Ohio USA, she decided to move to L.A. to pursue other aspirations, including modeling, acting and opening her own consulting firm.

Although Candace no longer practices law, she still utilizes her legal skills in everyday life. As an attorney, she mastered the skills of mental combat and knows how to create a strong bargaining position, which will certainly come in handy on Survivor. Candace has also learned how to relate to many different types of people from traveling all over the world, including England, Spain and Cuba. Aside from traveling, she also enjoys running, cooking and writing. She is currently working on a book of her memoirs.

While friends describe her as resilient, funny and overall positive, she admits she is brutally honest by nature and can come across as a bitch, which may cause her problems with her tribe. Although she knows how to negotiate and be diplomatic, she has a difficult time socializing with phony people. To win this game, she knows she'll have to be able to bite her tongue because she knows what's at risk. A victory would help provide the children in her family with funds for education and she hopes that a strong mix of athleticism and work ethic will take her to the end.

Candace is single and currently resides in Los Angeles, Calif. Her birth date is February 1.[2]


Candace Smith was placed on the Timbira tribe. After gathering the needed supplies, the tribes were asked to pick out the weakest person. Like almost everyone else, Candace that felt Sierra Reed was the weakest, largely because Sierra was sick. Instead of her being sent home, Sierra was given a helicopter ride to the campsite. This meant that the others had to walk for miles in the hot sun. When everyone reached the camp, Sierra had built the shelter. Candace was astonished when Tyson Apostol took off his clothes while getting water. At the first challenge of the season, Timbira won immunity and flint. The tribe made fire very quickly.

Debbie Beebe said that Sierra and Brendan Synnott were making a fire pit for a bonfire. Candace viewed it as useless. She annoyed her tribemates by talking to anyone, anytime, anywhere. Candace started getting annoyed when Coach Wade questioned her cooking of the rice and beans. Not wanting him to feel insecure, Candace made amends. Candace viewed Coach as having an ego "bigger than Brazil" and said that that would be his downfall. At the challenge, Candace proved herself athletically. Timbira scored the first two points, but Jalapao won. After the challenge, Candace wanted Coach gone for not proving himself physically. She talked to everyone, but Debbie informed Coach about Candace's feelings. Angered by this, Coach lead a campaign against Candace and she was unanimously voted out of Timbira.

Voting History

Candace's Voting History
Episode Candace's
Voted Against
1 Timbira Tribe Immune
2 Sierra Brendan, Coach, Debbie,
Erinn, Jerry, Sierra, Tyson
Voted Out, Day 6


  • Candace has appeared in three feature films since her time on Survivor: The Slammin' Salmon, End Of Watch, and Gimmie Shelter.[3]
  • On January 9, 2010, Candace attended Survivor's 10-year anniversary party.
  • In 2014, Candace became a cast member on Bravo's The Millionaire Matchmaker for the eighth season.
  • Candace appeared in an episode of Hawaii Five O on December 11, 2015.[4]



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