Filomène Mendonca is a contestant from Koh-Lanta: Palawan and Koh-Lanta: Le Retour des Héros.

In Koh-Lanta: Palawan. Filomène stood out for her straightforward character. She will be known to have fainted on the beach because of her lack of energy. She ended up being voted out during the Guntao Pagonging.

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Profile retrieved from tf1.fr[1] Filomène est une maman active qui gère d'une main de maître sa carrière et sa famille. Pour cette gestionnaire en assurances de 35 ans, abandonner ses enfants et son portable relève du challenge.

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  • Age: 37 ans
  • Profession: Gestionnaire en assurances
  • Ville: Boulogne-Billancourt
  • Equipe: Tupan
Gestionnaire en assurances de 37 ans, Filomène est une maman active qui gère d'une main de maître sa carrière et sa famille. Pour elle, abandonner ses enfants et son portable relève du challenge. Sera-t-elle prête à le relever pendant 40 jours?

Koh-Lanta

Palawan

Filomène was selected by Érick Africaa to be a member of the Guntao tribe. Filomène formed a close bond with Chloé Vavasseur and, along with Pascale Bodin, the pair voted against Véronique Lambert for her challenge weakness at Tribal Council after the Guntao tribe lost the first Immunity Challenge. However, the tribe's men sided with Véronique and they voted out Pascale for her irritable delegations and her decline in productivity around camp. Given these voting lines, it became evident that gender would become a potential factor in terms of the tribe's alliance dynamics in time. This possibility was supported when, on Day 9, the tribe's men visited and explored a neighbouring island and decided to spend the night there upon discovering abandoned fishing shelters. Before the men came back to camp the next day, the women went fishing, but quickly stopped after Véronique pricked herself on a sea urchin.

When the Batang tribe won the fourth Reward Challenge on Day 11, they were rewarded with the right to permanently kidnap one of the members of the Guntao tribe as part of a tribe switch. The Batang tribe chose Érick, who up until then was the leader of the Guntao tribe. When the Gundao tribe lost the fifth Immunity Challenge, Véronique was voted out unanimously as the tribe felt that they could no longer sustain her challenge liability, though Filomène herself received a vote from Véronique because the former blamed the latter for a mistake that the former made in the fifth Reward Challenge. After the Gundao tribe lost the sixth Immunity Challenge, Adrien Torrin informed Laurent Boudes, Filomène, and Chloé that he wanted to blindside Grégoire Gorge at the corresponding Tribal Council because the merge was impending and Grégoire would become a tough opponent in individual Immunity Challenges. However, the two women deliberated over whether to vote against Adrien for being somewhat weak in recent challenges or against Grégoire for the same reason that Adrien planned to. Filomène and Chloé ultimately decided to vote against Adrien as they felt that he was being too strategic and, before the vote, they called him out on his plan to blindside Grégoire. However, Adrien himself had ultimately decided to return to voting as a block with the men and, with the women's divulgence confirming his decision, Chloé was voted out in a 3-2 vote.

When the tribes merged, Laurent, Grégoire, Filomène, and Adrien were reunited with Érick, but Érick had received the Ambassadors' vote earlier when Batang's Ambassador, Patrick Brasier De Thuy, untruthfully told Guntao's Ambassador, Laurent, that the latter was Érick's first pick for the Ambassadors' vote. In response, the original Guntao tribe members planned to vote Patrick out at the merged tribe's first Tribal Council for his duplicity and tried to convince Maryline Hemelsdael and Simon Quintilla to vote in a different direction than Érick. However, after Érick lost the first individual Immunity Challenge, Maryline and Simon remained loyal to the original Batang tribe members and sorrowfully contributed to eliminating Érick in a 6-5 vote.

The next day, Filomène criticized Maryline and Simon for voting against Érick and claimed that they weren't honest about it. However, even her own allies, along with the original Batang tribe members, criticized this as being unfair. Three days after Érick's elimination, the four remaining original Guntao tribe members received a message in a bottle from Érick wishing them a good game and advising them to not trust the original Batang tribe members. All of the original Guntao tribe members but Filomène had an ungrateful reception, claiming that the letter was nice but also that they wish he had sent food too. Because the original Batang tribe members' primary target, Grégoire, won the second individual Immunity Challenge, Filomène became pegged for elimination because they perceived Adrien as someone who would be easy to beat in challenges and Kevin Cuoco and Simon were beginning to like Laurent more. With Filomène keeping the target on her back by never being at a loss for words, she was voted out by the original Batang tribe members at the merged tribe's second Tribal Council.

Voting History

Filomène's Voting History
Episode Filomène's
Votes
Voted Against
Filomène
1 Véronique -
2 Guntao Tribe Immune
3 Guntao Tribe Immune
4 Guntao Tribe Immune
5 Véronique Véronique
6 Adrien -
7 Patrick -
8 Patrick Jade, Kevin,
Maryline, Patrick, Simon
Voted Out, Day 25
Voted for
Sole Survivor
Jade

Le Retour des Héros

For the first portion of the opening sudden death challenge, Filomène was paired up with Philippe Bordier. Philippe and Filomène were the third pair to finish and, therefore, were safe. After the eliminations of Amel Fatnassi and Jean-Bernard Hauton-Arnaud, Philippe and Filomène were assigned to the Jacaré and Tupan tribes, respectively. On the Tupan tribe, Filomène bonded well with fellow Palawan contestant Jade Handi and the pair worked strategically as a duo throughout the season. When the Tupan tribe lost the first Immunity Challenge, which was also the first Reward Challenge, Denis Brogniart informed the Tupan tribe that they would have the opportunity to send two people, who ended up being Jade and Romuald Lafite, to retrieve fire for their tribe from a muddy lake later that night. Also, right after the tribe's defeat, Filomène called out Catherine Ehret-Mader as the weakest link of the challenge. Though they thought that Filomène was being too harsh on Catherine, the tribe's men ultimately agreed with her about Catherine back at camp. Conversely, Catherine and Jade believed that Jean-Luc Fiorina was the weakest link of the challenge and, eventually, Filomène changed her mind and agreed with them. Therefore, it was evident that the tribe's allegiances would be split along gender lines going into Tribal Council, with the men planning on voting against Catherine and the women planning on voting against Jean-Luc. However, not appreciating Filomène's sharp tongue, Jean-Luc and Tony Sanchez voted against her instead of Catherine at Tribal Council. Because Romuald was not aware of this new plan, Jean-Luc was ultimately voted out in a 3-2-1 vote.

When the Tupan tribe won the second Reward Challenge on Day 4, they were rewarded with the right to integrate either Amel or Jean-Bernard as a new member of the tribe. The Tupan tribe chose Jean-Bernard, bringing the tribe's numbers back up to six. With three of each gender on the new Tupan tribe, allegiances still seemed to be split along gender lines with Catherine, Jean-Bernard, and Tony being the tribe members most in danger of being voted out. However, this would not matter as the Tupan tribe won the rest of the tribal immunity challenges.

Before the tribes merged, Denis Brogniart informed both tribes separately that it was time for them to appoint Ambassadors. He also informed them that the power of the Ambassadors has increased: instead of casting a vote against someone, the Ambassadors have to eliminate someone. Furthermore, if the Ambassadors do not reach a consensus, they would have to opt for a rock draw in which one of them would be eliminated instead. Feeling indebted to her tribe for being the weakest link in challenges, Catherine volunteered to become the Ambassador for the Tupan tribe. At the Ambassadors' Meeting, Catherine met with fellow Panama contestant Philippe, who became the Ambassador for the Jacaré tribe after drawing the short straw in a straw draw for the position. Philippe and Catherine failed to convince one another to turn on one of their respective allies and, after the consequential rock draw, Philippe was eliminated from the game.

When the tribes merged, the second Tupan tribe members made plans to vote out François-David Cardonnel at the merged tribe's first Tribal Council. However, François-David won the first Immunity Challenge, which prompted the second Tupan tribe members to switch their target to Émilie Frahi in order to potentially throw François-David off of his game in the next cycle. After the challenge, Catherine became faint and had to be temporarily evacuated from the game. As the corresponding Tribal Council approached, the second Tupan tribe members at camp realized that they should target Clémence Castel instead of Émilie because Clémence had already won the game, unlike Émilie, and because Clémence was stronger than Émilie in challenges. Therefore, the second Tupan tribe members, with the exception of Catherine, who was at the infirmary, changed their plans and voted out Clémence instead. At the Final Eight, Tony told François-David that he felt that a man should win the season. Subsequently, within hours, the tribe seemed to be in a subtle battle of the sexes and, the next day, Catherine told Émilie that the women should vote out Jean-Bernard at the next Tribal Council because, of the remaining men, he joined the Tupan tribe later than its other members. Émilie informed François-David about this new idea, realizing that he and the women could pagong the other men over the next few cycles and, in turn, allow the two of them to make it deeper into the game. However, after François-David won the second individual Immunity Challenge, Denis Brogniart revealed to the tribe that, like once earlier in the season, Tribal Council would be taking place right there and then. With no opportunity to confirm the other plan, François-David and Émilie voted against Tony and the second Tupan tribe members voted out Émilie. At the Final Seven, Tony won the individual immunity challenge, but later forfeited the immunity totem because he felt like he didn't properly earn this victory because he asked Jade to throw it for him. In spite of this and the tribe being annoyed by Tony's antics at camp, the second Tupan tribe members eliminated the last of the original Jacaré members, François-David, with the exception of Jade who chose not to vote against François-David as a show of respect.

At the Final Six, Filomène opted to not compete in the third individual reward challenge, Buggin' Out. The next day, Jade won the fourth individual immunity challenge. At the corresponding Tribal Council, the women were unified in their votes, unlike the men, and they voted against Tony for his annoying behaviour and for his idea of an all-male alliance, eliminating him in a 3-1-1-1 vote. Going into the Final Five, Romuald, who shared Jade's hunger and passion to win competitions both inside and outside of the game, began to replace Catherine as the affiliate to Jade and Filomène's alliance. Filomène's loved one for the fourth individual reward challenge, Choose Your Weapon, was her best friend Sandrine. Romuald broke Jean-Bernard's arrow after winning the first round and, in turn, Catherine broke Romuald's arrow after winning the second round. When Romuald went to sit next to Jean-Bernard, the latter vented to the former that the contestants with significant others as their loved ones, Jade, Romuald, and himself, should have stuck together in the challenge. Overhearing this, Catherine and Filomène were annoyed and Catherine responded to Jean-Bernard that no loved one had priority over another. Ultimately, Filomène won the challenge, which was a 24-hour stay in a hotel with her loved one. The next day, Jean-Bernard, who was in danger of being eliminated next, won the fifth individual immunity challenge. At the corresponding Tribal Council, Catherine was voted out unanimously as Romuald succeeded in solidifying his affiliation to Jade and Filomène better than Catherine did hers.

Having made it to the finale, Filomène was eliminated at the Final Three after Jade won the Perch challenge and took Romuald to the Final Two instead of her. Filomène was taken aback by this decision, which Jade explained that she made because she felt that Romuald would be easier to beat at the Final Tribal Council. However, Filomène felt too hurt by Jade to remain her friend and voted for Romuald at the Final Tribal Council out of bitterness towards Jade. Ironically, Jade lost to Romuald in a 5-2 vote as the latter had built stronger bonds with most of the jury than the former had.

Voting History

Filomène's Voting History
Episode Filomène's
Votes
Voted Against
Filomène
1 Jean-Luc Jean-Luc, Tony
2 Tupan Tribe Immune
3 Tupan Tribe Immune
4 Clémence -
5 Émilie -
6 François-David -
7 Tony Jean-Bernard
8 Catherine -
9 Ineligible Jade
Voted Out, Day 20
Voted for
Sole Survivor
Romuald

Post-Koh Lanta

Trivia

References


Koh-Lanta: Palawan Castaways
 Adrien
Guntao
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 Ali
Batang
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 Chloé
Guntao
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 Érick
Guntao
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 Filomène
Guntao
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 Grégoire
Guntao
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 Jade
Batang
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 Kevin
Batang
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 Laurent
Guntao
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 Marie-Laure
Batang
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 Maryline
Batang
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 Mélanie
Batang
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 Pascale
Guntao
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 Patrick
Batang
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 Simon
Batang
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 Véronique
Guntao
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Koh-Lanta: Le Retour des Héros Castaways
 Amel
No tribe
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 Catherine
Tupan
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 Christelle
Jacaré
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 Clémence
Jacaré
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 Émilie
Jacaré
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 Filomène
Tupan
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 Jade
Tupan
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 Jean-Luc
Tupan
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 Moundir
Jacaré
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 Philippe
Jacaré
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 Romuald
Tupan
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 Tony
Tupan
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