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Heidi Lagares-Greenblatt is a contestant from Survivor 44.

Heidi played most of the game as a quiet but loyal member of the Soka Alliance. After the alliance was picked off by the Tika Three, Heidi was able to weather the storm as the Tikas shifted their sights to eliminating the Ratu Alliance, allowing her to make it to and win the Final Immunity Challenge. Concerned that her resume would be overshadowed by the Tikas' at Final Tribal Council, Heidi boldly put herself up to compete in the fire-making challenge against Carson Garrett and won. Though her record-breaking victory earned her much-needed valor, it was not enough for her to clinch the title of Sole Survivor, which she lost to Yam Yam Arocho.


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Age: 43
Hometown: Ponce, Puerto Rico
Current Residence: Pittsburgh, Pa.
Occupation: Engineering Manager
3 Words to Describe You: Energetic, adventurous, loud
Why do you want to be part of SURVIVOR? This is the dream! I also want to continue representing the Latinx and Latinas out there (just like some pioneers have done in the past) and hoping some new people get inspired to go after their dreams.
What's one life experience you feel has prepared you for the game? I am a first generation in the States. I moved with nothing and barely able to speak the language. I had to learn and adapt all by myself to succeed in this country.
Which previous player do you identify with the most? Who do you think you will play most like? I absolutely love Sandra. I am from Puerto Rico and if I can be half as good as her that means I will win once (although I want to compete in the challenges!). After re-watching seasons, I truly like Angelina. She is seen as a "villainess" but I love her female empowerment and her negotiations have changed the game.
What will you value in an alliance partner? Strategic collaboration and encouragement from each other when we get to the "lows." Honesty is also important but I know this game well enough to know that honesty is very hard to achieve in this game.
Favorite Hobbies: CrossFit and playing board games
Pet Peeves: Rude people (it is always "nice to be nice"!)
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Beyond my family (which is the best part of my life), I am proud of a few things. I am proud how far I have taken my career. I am proud of all the patents I have. I am proud of all the marathons I have done.
What is something we would never know from looking at you? That I played for the national youth basketball team (12 years old and I was the captain). Or maybe that I have over 40 patents filed.
Who in your life is your biggest inspiration and why? My mother! She does not care too much about material things. She loves a simple life and always reminds me to respect people no matter the circumstances.
Why will you be the Sole Survivor? I am in it to win it. I want to represent those people that may sound different, may look different. We do not have many role models out there, so I would love to win and be a role model for others. And of course, the money would be life changing.[2]


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Episode Tribe
Challenge Challenge Type Sit-Out? Result
1 Soka Crate Wide Open Reward No Won
Paradise Lost Immunity No 1st
2 A Bridge You Must Cross Reward/Immunity No Won
3 Box Car Blues Reward/Immunity Yes Lost
4 Air Raid Reward No 1st
Leap of Faith Immunity No 1st
5 EOC Reward/Immunity No 2nd
Tribes Disbanded, Day 12
6 None No Quarter Reward/Immunity Lost
Tribes Merged, Night 13
7 Va Va Audio Slave Reward/Immunity No Shared1
8 Eve 5 Immunity Lost
9 Ballin a Jack Immunity Yes2 Lost
10 Put a Ring On It Reward Invited
Union of the Snake Immunity Lost
11 Last Gasp Immunity Lost
12 Roll With It Reward Lost
Take The Reins Immunity Lost
13 Lone Palm Express Reward/Immunity Lost
Simmotion Immunity Won3
Runner-Up, Day 26
^1 The challenge was played for reward and immunity, with the last person standing winning reward and immunity for their team. Heidi lost the challenge, but was on the team that won reward and immunity.
^2 Heidi elected to sit out of the challenge to help her tribe win a supply of rice.
^3 At the final four, Heidi forfeited her immunity and competed against Carson in the fire-making challenge.

Episode Heidi's
Voted Against
1 Soka Tribe Immune
2 Soka Tribe Immune
3 Claire -
4 Soka Tribe Immune
5 Soka Tribe Immune
6 Josh -
7 Immune
8 Brandon -
9 Kane Jaime (x2), Lauren
10 Danny Carolyn, Frannie
11 Carson1 Jaime, Lauren
12 Jaime -2
13 Lauren Yam Yam
Jury Votes
for Heidi
Runner-Up, Day 26

^1 In "I'm Not Worthy", Carolyn used a Hidden Immunity Idol on Carson, negating Heidi's vote against him.
^2 In "I'm the Bandit", Heidi used a Hidden Immunity Idol, but did not negate any votes against her.


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  • Heidi is the oldest member of Soka and the oldest woman to compete on Survivor 44.
  • Heidi is the highest-placing member of Soka and the highest-placing woman on Survivor 44.
  • Heidi is the first woman to win the Final Immunity Challenge and put herself up for the fire-making challenge. She is the second castaway overall with this distinction, after Chris Underwood.
  • Heidi is the first woman to win the fire-making challenge at the final four following the format change in Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers.


Survivor 44 Castaways
S44 brandon t
S44 bruce t
S44 carolyn t
S44 carson t
S44 claire t
S44 danny t
S44 frannie t
S44 heidi t
S44 helen t
S44 jaime t
S44 josh t
S44 kane t
S44 lauren t
S44 maddy t
S44 matt t
S44 matthew t
S44 sarah t
 Yam Yam
S44 yam yam t