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Kelley Wentworth is a contestant from Survivor: San Juan del Sur, Survivor: Cambodia, and Survivor: Edge of Extinction.

Kelley competed with her father, Dale Wentworth, in San Juan del Sur, where she worked herself into a strong position on the Hunahpu tribe until the Tribe Switch, which sent her to the rival Coyopa tribe to be with her father. Believed to be a bigger threat than her father, she was voted out.

Voted by the public to return in Cambodia, Kelley assumed a more aggressive approach in what proved to be a strategically demanding season. With her Witches' Coven alliance down in numbers following the merge, she successfully used a Hidden Immunity Idol to pull off a blindside of Andrew Savage. She then demonstrated aplomb at playing from a minority position, encouraging factious behavior and unpredictable blindsides within the majority Bayon Alliance. After finding her second idol, she managed for a second time to nullify what could have been decisive votes against her. She was finally voted out by the surviving members of the Bayon Alliance just one day before the Final Tribal Council.

Despite being a target since the beginning of Edge of Extinction, she managed to position herself in the center of the Manu Alliance, along with close allies Lauren O'Connell and Wardog DaSilva. Despite seeing success shortly after the merge, her run came to an end at the final nine when Wardog successfully blindsided her with her Hidden Immunity Idol still in her possession.

Profile

Retrieved from CBS.com

Name: Kelley Wentworth (28)
Tribe Designation: TBD
Relationship to Significant Castaway: Dale's daughter
Current Residence: Seattle, Wash.
Occupation: Marketing Manager
Personal Claim to Fame: Moving out of a small town with very little opportunity of "making it" on my own. I've never asked for money or help and moved my way up to the position I'm in now. I'll never stop trying!
Inspiration in Life: My grandparents (on my dad's side). They are two of the toughest, hardest working people I've ever been around. My grandpa was in World War II and my grandma was a nurse. They moved to Washington to start a farm from scratch. They are still alive and are more active than most 80 year olds should be!
Hobbies: Soccer, jigsaw puzzles and kicking everyone's butt at Scrabble (or any other board game for that matter).
Pet Peeves: Lazy people, overconfidence, not sticking to your word, bad drivers and angry people (get over it already!)
3 Words to Describe You: Competitive, reliable and stubborn.
If You Could Have 3 Things on The Island What Would They Be and Why? 1) A book because I would want something to do in my free time. 2) Picture of my mom because she's my best friend. 3) A journal so I could write down my experiences.
Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like: Parvati – she's a strong, intelligent woman who did what she had to do to get to the top.
Reason for Being on Survivor: To win of course!! I'd also like to prove to myself and my dad that I can do it. To push myself and never give up in the toughest situations.
Why You Think You'll "Survive" Survivor: I grew up on a farm so I've seen and done it all. I've fed cows, cleaned up poop, driven a tractor, hauled fire wood and the list goes on. I'm also very competitive and would never give up in a challenge.
Why You Think You Will Be the Sole Survivor: I'm competitive and I'll never back down. I'll always keep trying to move to the next step and I'm not afraid to fib a little or hurt people to be at the top. Everything I've ever tried to do in life I've succeeded so I know I can do this too.
What Does It Mean to You to Play Survivor with Your Loved One? There is no perfect word to describe how it would be to play Survivor with my Dad. We've had many ups and downs over the past few years and I would love for this unique opportunity to improve our Father/Daughter bond. He is truly the only person I would want to do this with![2]

Name: Kelley Wentworth
Season 29
Survivor: San Juan del Sur
Current Age: 28
Hometown: Seattle, WA[3]

Age: 31
Hometown: Ephrata, Washington
Current residence: Seattle
Occupation: Marketing Manager
Previous season: Second Chance, San Juan del Sur
Hobbies: Photography, walking my dogs, and witchcraft on the weekends.
Pet peeves: Unseasoned rice, games involving balls, and people who think they're basically badasses.
Three words to describe you: Independent, expressive, and stubborn.
What's your personal claim to fame? "Wentworth, does not count." x9
Who or what is your inspiration in life? Anyone who won Survivor on their first try.
If you could have three things on the island, what would they be and why?
Amazon Prime Fresh delivery, because... food.
Clothing options that cover all of my body because... weather.
Toiletries, 'cause hygiene is important.
Which Survivor contestant are you the most like? Kelley Wentworth from Survivor: Second Chance and I think she was also on Survivor: San Juan del Sur.
What's your reason for being on Survivor? I have one thing left to do in this game: win.
Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor? I survived for 38 days last time. I think I can handle one more day.[4]

Survivor

San Juan del Sur

Kelley entered the game with her father Dale Wentworth, and was placed on the Hunahpu tribe. Due to Hunahpu winning most of the Immunity Challenges, Kelley remained safe for the first nine days. However, on Day 10, Drew Christy threw the Immunity Challenge for Hunahpu with the goal of voting Kelley out, considering her a threat. At camp, Drew openly plotted against Kelley, even campaigning to vote her out while she stood a few feet away. Shocked by this, Kelley joined with the rest of the women to vote Drew out, blindsiding him in a 5-2-1-1 vote.

The next day, a Tribe Switch occurred, sending Kelley to Coyopa where she was reunited with her father, Dale. Conflicts quickly emerged between Dale and Missy Payne over her liberal cooking of the tribe's carefully conserved rice supply, forcing Kelley to play "peacemaker" to try and prevent Dale from being voted out. When Coyopa lost the following Immunity Challenge, Kelley and her father attempted to persuade Jaclyn Schultz and Jon Misch to align with them and vote out Missy's daughter, Baylor Wilson. Unfortunately for her, Jaclyn and Jon sided with Missy and Baylor, helping them split the vote between Kelley and Dale. In the end, Kelley was voted out by a vote of 3-2-2.

Voting History

Kelley's Voting History
Episode Kelley's
Votes
Voted Against
Kelley
1 Hunahpu Tribe Immune
2 Hunahpu Tribe Immune
3 Hunahpu Tribe Immune
4 Drew Drew
5 Baylor Baylor,
Jaclyn, Missy
Voted Out, Day 13

Cambodia

Kelley was one of twenty castaways chosen by the public to return to compete on the second chance season, Survivor: Cambodia.

Originally assigned to the weaker of the two starting tribes, Ta Keo, Kelley began the game with the resolve to make it further in the game than in her original season. This showed when she went on an idol hunt in the first episode, eventually finding the clue to the Hidden Immunity Idol. She mustered the courage to grab the idol from the Immunity Challenge before her tribe lost and went to Tribal Council, where she joined the "new-school" half of her tribe in blindsiding Vytas Baskauskas (who she was not fond of).

Her tribe went on to lose the next Immunity Challenge. Dissension within the tribe allowed Jeff Varner to take control of the tribe, causing two members, Spencer Bledsoe and Shirin Oskooi, of the "New-School" group, to be placed on the chopping block. Kelley joined her tribe in splitting its votes between the two, and Shirin was voted out.

The next day brought a new twist, as the two tribes split into three. Kelley remained on the Ta Keo tribe, which would go on to excel in the three-tribe challenges. Kelley had formed a tight bond with ex-Bayon members on her tribe, while consistently trying to push Terry Deitz, an outsider, under the bus. Terry ultimately pulled himself from the game to accompany his son before the second tribe switch (where three dissolved to two), where Kelley moved to Bayon. Once again, her tribe managed to win the Immunity Challenge. The merge came on the following day with thirteen castaways remaining. Kelley along with Abi-Maria Gomes, Kelly Wiglesworth, and Spencer Bledsoe were the only original Ta Keo's to make it to the merge. Kelley formed a bond with three women from the third revision of Ta Keo, namely Abi, Ciera Eastin, and Kass McQuillen. While Ciera and Kass wreaked havoc within Orkun, accusing Tasha Fox of duplicity, Kelley sat back and calculated her next moves. Fearing that she may find herself at the bottom, she joined the majority alliance in splitting votes between troublemakers Ciera and Kass, with Kass being voted out.

Though she stuck with the majority, Kelley was far from safe. The Bayon Alliance had already put her name up in the air as a strategic threat. At the next Tribal Council, the entire tribe was surprised when Kelley played her Hidden Immunity Idol, negating a record nine votes and blindsiding Andrew Savage.

Despite still being on the bottom, she kept on surviving due to the majority alliance turning on each other several times, such as when Stephen plotted against Kelly Wiglesworth. She was also able to find her second Hidden Immunity Idol. However, her alliance members Ciera and Abi were blindsided during the Final 10, and Final 7. After Spencer won immunity at the Final 6, Kimmi Kappenberg plotted with her and Keith to blindside Jeremy Collins. At Tribal Council, Spencer said that he, Jeremy and Tasha were voting together. Spencer then told Kelley that she was safe. Not wanting to take a chance, Kelley played her idol and then Jeremy played his. Their idols negated the three votes cast against them, causing a revote. The revote ended in a deadlock between Kimmi and Tasha. Jeff asked Keith, Kelley, Spencer, and Jeremy if they want to change their voted and they all said no. Jeff then told them that would have two minutes to decide if they are sending Kimmi or Tasha home, or else Kimmi and Tasha would become immune and Keith would be eliminated by default. Keith volunteered to go home, but Kelley was able to talk him out of it, forcing Kimmi to be eliminated. Kelley won the final five Immunity Challenge. After the challenge, Kelley made a fake idol and gave it to Keith to try and trick the others into keeping them. However, their plan did not work and Keith was voted out in a 3-2 vote. At the Final Immunity Challenge, Kelley was out first and this frustrated her. Jeremy ended up winning. At Tribal Council, Kelley campaigned against Spencer. Spencer then warned Jeremy that if he voted him out, he would vote for Kelley to win and sway the jury to vote for her, so she was voted out unanimously, becoming 10th and final juror.

At the Final Tribal Council, Kelley asked the finalists what their second chance was about and if they had achieved it. Tasha said that hers was about building better relationships with her allies, Spencer said that his was maturing from Cagayan, and Jeremy said that he was doing it for his family, including his unborn son, and that he struggled with keeping his wife's pregnancy a secret for the entire game. Ultimately, Kelley joined the rest of the jury in voting for Jeremy, who won in a unanimous 10-0-0 vote.

Voting History

Kelley's Voting History
Episode Kelley's
Votes
Voted Against
Kelley
1 Vytas -
2 Spencer -
3 Ta Keo Tribe Immune
4 Ta Keo Tribe Immune
5 Ta Keo Tribe Immune
6 Bayon Tribe Immune
7 Kass -
8 Andrew Andrew, Jeremy, Joe,
Keith, Kelly, Kimmi,
Spencer, Stephen, Tasha
1
9 Kelly Joe, Keith
10 Kimmi -
11 Stephen -
12 Joe Individual Immunity
13 Tasha -
14 Jeremy;
Tasha;
Kimmi2
Jeremy, Spencer, Tasha;
Individual Immunity2
Spencer Individual Immunity
Spencer Jeremy, Spencer, Tasha
Voted Out, Day 38
Voted for
Sole Survivor
Jeremy

^1 In "You Call, We'll Haul", Kelley used a Hidden Immunity Idol, negating 9 votes against her.
^2 In "Lie, Cheat and Steal", Kelley used a Hidden Immunity Idol, negating 3 votes against her. Also, Jeremy used a Hidden Immunity Idol, negating Kelley's vote against him. Because Kelley and Jeremy both used Hidden Immunity Idols and negated all the votes cast at Tribal Council, a vote restart was held between all the non-immune players. This vote ended with a 3-3 tie between Kimmi and Tasha, forcing a unanimous decision tiebreaker. Kelley voted for Kimmi on the tiebreaker.

Edge of Extinction

Kelley was one of four returning players to compete in Survivor: Edge of Extinction. Kelley, along with David, joined the Manu tribe, where she bonded with Lauren and soon founded the majority Manu Alliance against Reem, Keith, and Wendy due to them isolating themselves from the rest of the tribe. After Manu lost the first Immunity Challenge, Kelley and Lauren were targeted by Reem for being a power couple, but the Manu Alliance wanted to target Reem as her motherly instincts rubbed most of the tribe the wrong way. Wendy's allegiance to Reem soon caused the alliance to split the vote between the two. At Tribal Council, Reem tried to throw Kelley under the bus, as her gameplay in Survivor: Cambodia made her a legend. Despite this, the Manu Alliance stuck to their plan in splitting the votes between Reem and Wendy, voting the former out first.

The result of Reem's "elimination" led to a strategic rivalry between Kelley and Reem's closest ally Wendy, as the latter continued to target her as she was the leader of the Manu Alliance. Kelley's closest ally Lauren soon found the tribe's Hidden Immunity Idol and kept it secret after Kelley led an open idol hunt to prevent Wendy from finding it. After losing the second Immunity Challenge on Day 6 to Keith's expense, most of the tribe targeted Keith for his weakness in the challenge. As Kelley and Wendy continued to target each other, David, Chris, and Rick wanted to target Kelley for being a bigger threat. When Chris approached Wardog to get a fifth vote against Kelley, Wardog tried to convince Chris to get rid of Keith instead and use Kelley as a shield. Despite feeling paranoid as the trust she put in other people cost her the game in her past two seasons, at Tribal Council, Kelley was spared due to Keith being a liability in challenges.

After Manu lost their third Immunity Challenge in a row on Day 8, Kelley, Lauren, and Wardog targeted Wendy after she hid the tribe's flint to prevent them from cooking the chickens they won in the Day 7 Reward Challenge. However, Chris leaked the plan to Wardog about targeting Kelley after David instructed him not to, leading the trio of Kelley, Lauren, and Wardog to change the target to Chris. At Tribal Council, the three got their way when David and Rick betrayed Chris for supposedly being untrustworthy and to prevent Kelley from knowing that they were against her.

On Day 9, a Tribe Switch occurred, and all the original Manu members left except Wendy were switched to the new Lesu tribe. When Lesu lost the following Immunity Challenge on Day 11, Kelley and Lauren targeted Rick for being the most likely to get along with the rival Kama tribe at the merge, while David and Rick targeted Lauren after she got sick and couldn't eat and also in fear that Kelley had an idol. This left Wardog as the swing vote. At Tribal Council, Wardog stuck with Kelley and Lauren in voting out Rick. After Rick was voted out, Wardog tried to convince Kelley to target her closest ally Lauren due to her illness, and Kelley took it into consideration. However, Lesu finally won immunity on Day 13, and for the first time this season, Kelley abstained from Tribal Council. After losing the following Reward Challenge on Day 14, Kelley became frustrated by David and Wardog's poor challenge performances and the fact that Joe was carrying the rival Kama tribe in every challenge. She soon became frustrated by Wardog's scheming against Lauren and laziness around camp. On Day 16, Lesu and Manu lost the following Immunity Challenge, which sent them to a Joint Tribal Council. Before Tribal Council, Wardog suggested targeting Wendy in hopes that her tribemates would not risk a rock draw tiebreaker to save her, but Kelley and Lauren were again frustrated by Wardog's refusal to listen to anyone else's ideas. Lesu then searched for the idol which Kelley found and shared with Lauren, who in turn told Kelley about her idol she found back on Manu. At Tribal Council, Lesu went with their plan voting Wendy while Manu voted Lauren, forcing a tie. In the revote, Eric, Gavin, and Victoria joined Lesu in voting Wendy out unanimously.

The three tribes merged the next day, but to their surprise, the six previously voted out players returned to compete in a re-entry challenge. Jeff Probst revealed that they'd been living on the Edge of Extinction waiting for their chance to return to the game. Ultimately, Rick won the duel and joined the newly merged Vata tribe. After the merge feast, Kelley, Lauren, and Wardog tried to spread to the Kama majority by targeting Rick again. Although the Kama minority alliance of Aurora and Joe were open to Kelley's plan, Julie was appalled by the Lesu trio's cruelty to send Rick back to the Edge after he returned. After the first individual Immunity Challenge on Day 19, the Lesu trio continued to target Rick, but unknown to them, Julie leaked Kelley's plan to Rick, this in turn caused him and David to rally votes against Kelley. At Tribal Council, Joe and Kelley's alliances split their votes between David and Rick, while David and Rick voted Kelley. However, amidst their conflict, the Kama Six alliance took the opportunity to blindside Joe due to him being a physical threat.

Following Joe's elimination, Kelley, Lauren, and Wardog plotted to align with Aurora and regroup with David and Rick to dethrone the Kama Six alliance, but David and Rick had aligned with Kama Six leaders Eric and Ron for long-term safety. After the Day 22 Immunity Challenge, Wardog took the opportunity to convince Kama Six members Julia, Gavin, and Victoria to turn against Eric and Ron. At Tribal Council, Kelley's plan worked as David had regrouped with Kelley and Aurora, Gavin, Julia, and Victoria flipped and joined the Manu Alliance in blindsiding Eric.

Despite voting with the Manu Alliance, Julia wanted to regroup the Kama Six alliance. After the following Immunity Challenge, the Kama Six's quiet behavior around camp alarmed the Manu Alliance. In a chaotic Tribal Council, Julia and Aurora's comments stirred up a series of conversations with Julie feeling like she was on the bottom of the Kama Six and openly said she was ready to "jump ship" and join the Manu Alliance and threw out Julia's name. The chaos that ensued led to the entire tribe except Aurora voting out Julia.

Now in a new majority alliance, the new alliance of Kelley, Lauren, Wardog, Julie, Gavin, and Ron targeted Aurora, feeling that her comments cost Julia the game. However, after their plan was thwarted when Aurora won the following Immunity Challenge, they decided to target David. David and Rick scrambled to recruit the former Kama's into targeting the tight Lesu trio, but at Tribal Council, the former Kama's stuck with the new alliance in voting David out, with Rick as the next target. However, Rick shocked everyone when he won the next Immunity Challenge with the help of an advantage he received from David on the Edge of Extinction. Following the Immunity Challenge, the majority alliance decided to go with their earlier plan in targeting Aurora, but Wardog decided to betray Kelley for being the last returning player standing by recruiting Aurora, Rick, Ron, and Victoria. At Tribal Council, Kelley voted with her alliance against Aurora, but she was blindsided when Wardog betrayed her, sending her to the Edge of Extinction with her idol still in her possession. When she arrived on the Edge, she told the others about her and Lauren's idols.

The next day, Kelley was devastated by her elimination and how her time competing on the season was disappointing, but Reem managed to reconcile and share an emotional moment with her.

On Day 35, Kelley competed along with ten other castaways, Reem, Chris, Aubry, Joe, Eric, Julia, David, Wardog, Ron, and Aurora. But she lost the challenge to Chris, eliminating her along with nine others.

At the Final Tribal Council, Kelley leaking Lauren's idol to Chris on the Edge of Extinction became a major topic as it helped benefit Chris's time back in the game. Kelley then stated that she built a closer bond with Gavin out of the Final Three. Kelley voted for Gavin to win the title of Sole Survivor, but he lost to Chris in a 9-4-0 vote.

Voting History

Kelley's Voting History
Episode Kelley's
Votes
Voted Against
Kelley
1 Wendy Reem
2 Keith Wendy
3 Chris Chris, Wendy
4 Rick -
5 Lesu Tribe Immune
Wendy;
Wendy1
-
6 David David, Rick
7 Eric Eric, Ron
8 Julia Julia
9 David -
Aurora Aurora, Rick, Ron,
Victoria, Wardog
Voted Out, Day 27
10 On Edge of Extinction
11
12
13
Eliminated, Day 35
Voted for
Sole Survivor
Gavin

^1 In "It's Like the Worst Cocktail Party Ever", the vote ended with a 4-4 tie between Lauren and Wendy, forcing a revote. Kelley did not change her vote on the revote.

Post-Survivor

Kelley The Price is Right

Kelley playing a pricing game on The Price is Right with her partner, Donald.

  • Kelley, along with eight other former castaways competed on a Survivor edition of The Price Is Right primetime special that aired on May 23, 2016.[5] Kelley and her partner, Donald, won their pricing game, but failed to make it to the Showcase. Kelley at one point when the wheel was spinning wished her father Dale Wentworth a happy birthday as the episode was taped on his birthday.[6]
  • Kelley, along with Joe Anglim, Jeremy Collins, Woo Hwang, and Caleb Reynolds, competed on the series premiere of the game show Candy Crush, which premiered on July 7, 2017.[7]
  • On July 1, 2017, Kelley got married to Arlen Pritchard.[8]
  • Kelley, along with Dean Kowalski and Jay Starrett, appeared as a guest on the first episode of IMDb's Survivor Live After Show, hosted by Chelsea Walker, following the premiere of Winners at War.[9]
  • Kelley, along with nineteen other former Survivor contestants, competed in the first Survivor-themed mini-competition of Sequester on May 23, 2020. She was eliminated in the sixteenth and penultimate round, finishing in 4th place.[10]

Trivia

  • Kelley's 28th birthday was on Day 6 of San Juan del Sur, her 29th birthday was on Day 8 of Cambodia, and her 32nd was on Day 9 of Edge of Extinction.
    • Kelley is the only returning player whose birthday occurred in the game every time she competed.
  • Kelley and Dale were the first pair to both be voted out of San Juan del Sur.
  • According to Dale on his Survivor Live interview, he and Kelley initially signed up for The Amazing Race, but were asked to join Survivor instead.[11] Kelley confirmed this and revealed she initially applied with a roommate.[12]
  • Kelley has the fewest previous days played of any contestant competing on Cambodia, with 13.
    • Kelley is also the lowest ranking castaway competing on Cambodia, originally placing 14th, and was the first person on the season to outlast their original performance.
  • Kelley joins fellow Cambodia castaways Keith NaleVytas Baskauskas, Jeremy Collins and Ciera Eastin, as well as Survivor: South Pacific and Survivor: Caramoan castaway Brandon Hantz, as the only blood relatives of previous castaways to play multiple times.
  • Kelley is the youngest woman on the original Ta Keo tribe.
  • Kelley is the first contestant to find a Hidden Immunity Idol at a challenge.
  • Kelley currently holds the record for the most number of votes voided by a Hidden Immunity Idol, with 9.
    • She and Christian Hubicki currently hold the record for most votes nullified against a castaway in a single season, with 12.
  • Kelley is the first woman to find multiple Hidden Immunity Idols in a single season.
  • Kelley is the only woman to win individual immunity in Cambodia.
  • Kelley is the highest-placing woman from the original Ta Keo tribe.
  • Kelley is the first person to play multiple Hidden Immunity Idols on themselves successfully.
  • Kelley and Keith Nale are the only players to vote for three different people at the same Tribal Council.
  • The first two times that Kelley was voted out, she received three votes.
  • Kelley received the most votes in Cambodia, with 17 votes against her.
  • Kelley is currently tied with Monica Culpepper for the greatest day count improvement of any returning castaway in their second season, surviving 25 more days from San Juan del Sur to Cambodia.
    • Tina Wesson holds the record for the greatest day improvement for a returning castaway by surviving 35 more days from All-Stars to Blood vs. Water, but she was already a returnee in All-Stars.
  • Kelley lost 31 lbs. (14 kg) during her time in Cambodia.[13]
  • Kelley is the highest placing returning player in Edge of Extinction.
  • Kelley received votes at seven different Tribal Councils in Edge of Extinction, tying the record held by Jonathan Penner in Cook Islands, Phillip Sheppard in Redemption Island, John Cochran in South Pacific, and Keith Nale in San Juan del Sur.
    • She is both the only woman and the only returning player to accomplish this.
  • Kelley lost 20 lbs. (9 kg) during her time in Edge of Extinction.[14]

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