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Kimberly Brooke "Kim" Spradlin-Wolfe[2] is the Sole Survivor of Survivor: One World. She later competed on Survivor: Winners at War.

In One World, Kim deliberately kept a low profile in the early stages of the game, under-performing in challenges and fostering very strong relationships with her tribemates. However, by the merge, she was thoroughly established in a leadership position in two overlapping alliances which held potential majorities. She committed to the all-female Salani Alliance and masterminded the blindsides of Jonas Otsuji and Michael Jefferson, and afterward, the Salani Alliance was able to cleanly eliminate all of the remaining men in the game. Kim also emerged as a late-game challenge force, winning four out of the last five Immunity Challenges, and kept her competitors guessing as to her true loyalties until it was far too late for them to retaliate. Her 7-2-0 victory over Sabrina Thompson and Chelsea Meissner in the jury vote capped what is considered one of the most dominant single-season performances by any Survivor player.

Due to pre-game relationships and her dominance in One World, Kim started Winners at War with a sizable target on her back. She slowly integrated herself with her tribemates and, at the merge, was able to evade elimination by minimizing her threat level. However, she gradually lost her allies and, after being caught plotting against Tony Vlachos and losing a crucial Immunity Challenge, she was quickly voted out at the final eight. After failing to win the second re-entry duel, she was permanently eliminated in 9th place.


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Name (Age): Kim Spradlin (29)
Tribe Designation: Salani
Current Residence: San Antonio, Texas
Occupation: Bridal Shop Owner
Personal Claim to Fame: Always being up for adventure! Opening my own business at age 26, working as a whitewater rafting guide, living at an orphanage in Thailand… Oh! And I can figure out what animal a person would be within five minutes of meeting them.
Inspiration in Life: My dad. He has this amazing way about him that draws people to him. He makes everything feel special - vacations, movies, lunch at Subway, me. He is never afraid and funny as hell. He gives the most amazing and perfectly timed pep talks!
Hobbies: Sand volleyball, reading and hanging out with really cool people.
Pet Peeves: Speed bumps, corny humor, people who honk to reprimand rather than as a warning, and really bad bridesmaid dresses (there's no reason for that, really).
3 Words to Describe You: Passionate, warm and clever.
Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like: Probably Stephenie LaGrossa from Palau, because she's a badass (total honey badger). Also, Elisabeth Hasselbeck because she was friendly but competitive and Amanda because she is tall.
Reason for Being on Survivor: Truly for the thrill of it! Stepping away from the comfort of my little world and challenging myself. Proving I can do as well at this game as I've always thought I could.
Why You Think You'll "Survive" Survivor: My mental toughness, wicked throwing arm (for a girl), and people sometimes underestimate my sneakiness.

Why You Think You Will Be the Sole Survivor: I believe in treating all people with respect and honor. Why would you vote off someone who respects you?[3]

Hometown: San Antonio
Current residence: San Antonio
Previous season: Winner of Survivor: One World (Season 24)
Occupation: Interior Designer
Hobbies: Buying-selling vintage goods, renovating houses, playing with my kids, and picking up after my kids.
Pet peeves: People who stare at parts of my face that are not my eyes during conversation, road ragers, and perpetual nail picking.
Three words to describe you: Natural, gritty, and resilient.
When did you first watch Survivor? Senior year of high school, 2001.
Do you still watch Survivor? Yes!
What does Survivor mean to you and your family? Since we've loved watching the show since the beginning, the experience of getting to go and do it was supreme, it's such a bright memory for us all.
What is one way playing Survivor changed your life? I needed a reset button for my own self-confidence and just in life in general. Survivor was the perfect thing at the perfect time; I believe it changed my trajectory going forward.
As Survivor approaches Season 40 and celebrates 20 years on television, what does it mean to be a part of the legacy? It's such an integrated part of my life I sometimes forget and take it for granted. I'm so grateful for all the fun that has come from being a part of Survivor.

How will you play differently than you did in your past season? My life has changed tremendously in the last seven years. My first go-round I was 28 and newly single, I coveted the escape and the adventure of Survivor. Since then, I got married and had three babies as fast as humanly possible. I think this will perhaps change everything about the way I play, I just don't know exactly how. My plan is to take this new season as a completely new and separate experience from the last![4]


One World[]

Kim caught the attention of Alicia Rosa during the trek to the girl's camp because she posed as a strong player, which forged her into Alicia's alliance, along with Chelsea Meissner, Kat Edorsson, and Sabrina Thompson. Kim's levelheadedness was proven when she shunned Manono member Colton Cumbie with poise and composure, despite Cumbie's constant visits to their side of camp as it started to annoy her tribe and viewed his affinity for them as a camouflaged act of sabotage. After the evacuation of tribemate Kourtney Moon, despite Chelsea and Kim discussing the possibility of booting Kat for her challenge ineptitude, the alliance stood strong and eliminated Salani's oldest member, Nina Acosta. Kim and the rest of the Salani tribe then prospered, winning three consecutive challenges, and received free immunity when the Manono tribe decided to go to Tribal Council after winning the Day 11 Immunity Challenge.

Kim remained a Salani member after the Day 12 tribe switch, where she formed a secondary alliance with newcomers Jay Byars, Michael Jefferson, and Troyzan Robertson, where she found herself in the leadership position. Kim increased her power by obtaining a Hidden Immunity Idol, which she disclosed to her closest ally, Chelsea. The forged alliance, however, did not need to take action, as the new Salani demolished the new Manono in subsequent challenges, merging with them with a 7-5 discrepancy, but the original members (men and women) remained 6-6.

The two revisions of the tribes found Kim working with two pacts, the all-girl original Salani alliance (Alicia's regrouped alliance with former outsider Christina Cha being adopted to the group) and the new Salani alliance. After Kim manipulated Jay and Troyzan to oust Jonas Otsuji and cannibalize new Salani alliance member Michael, she eventually revealed her master plan—blindside Jay and Troyzan to pave the way for an all-girl endgame. The plan worked, and the men took the fall in subsequent Tribal Councils, though one of her longtime allies, Kat, was disposed of by Kim after the latter's controversial choice of who to bring with her after winning a Reward Challenge and Kat giving Kim a bad attitude after Kim won Immunity.

Throughout the merge, Kim collectively won four of the last five Immunity Challenges, and, with a Hidden Immunity Idol in her possession, Kim was essentially invincible. After Kat's elimination, Kim convinced Alicia that Tarzan was the mastermind of the tribe, pledging her loyalty to her and driving the vote against Tarzan Smith. Following her victory at the final two Immunity Challenges, and the eliminations of Alicia and Christina, Kim found herself in the final three with her closest friends, Chelsea and Sabrina. Kim's quiet yet destructive strategy, and avoiding the target despite how strong she appeared in the merge, earned the respect and votes of seven of nine jury members, crowning her as the 24th Sole Survivor.

At the live Reunion Show, Kim received an additional $100,000 for winning the Fan Favorite Award.

Episode Tribe
Challenge Challenge Type Sit-Out? Result
1 Salani Free Fallin' Reward/Immunity No Lost
2 D.I.Y. Knots Reward No Lost
By the Numbers Immunity No Lost
3 Shut Your Trap Reward No Won
Ow Pairs Immunity No Won
4 Coco Connection Reward No Won
Puzzle Relay Immunity No Lost1
5 Dear Liza Reward No Won
Basket Brawl Immunity No Won
6 Coco Pops Reward No Won
Tribes Merged, Night 17
7 Tikiano Sea Turtles Reward Lost
Rollerballs Immunity Lost
8 7UP Reward Won
Odd Shaped Bottoms Immunity Lost
9 D.I.Y. Ladder Tree Golf Reward Lost
When It Rains, It Pours Immunity Lost
10 Survivor Auction
Return from the Dead Immunity Lost
11 Touchy Subjects Reward Won
Slip Slidin' Away Immunity Won
12 Connecting With Loved Ones Reward Invited
I Hold On Immunity Won
13 Spinning Wheel Reward Invited
Bone to Pick Immunity Lost
14 Balance Beam Maze Immunity Won
Operation Balance Build Immunity Won
Sole Survivor, Day 39
^1 Salani received tribal immunity from Manono, who unanimously decided to send themselves to Tribal Council.

Episode Kim's
Voted Against
1 No Vote
2 Nina -
3 Salani Tribe Immune
4 Salani Tribe Immune
5 Salani Tribe Immune
6 No Vote
7 Jonas -
8 Michael -
9 Jay Troyzan
10 Tarzan Leif, Troyzan
11 Troyzan Individual Immunity
12 Kat Individual Immunity
13 Tarzan -
14 Alicia Individual Immunity
Christina Individual Immunity
Jury Votes
for Kim
Alicia, Christina, Jay,
Jonas, Kat, Michael, Tarzan
Sole Survivor, Day 39

Winners at War[]

Kim began the game on the Dakal tribe. Following Dakal losing the immunity challenge on day 3, Kim and allies Tyson Apostol and Amber Mariano became targets for being perceived as a poker alliance. Beginning to think she was the target as nobody was talking to her, Kim got emotional. Despite receiving 3 votes at tribal council, she was spared and Amber was voted out. The following morning, Kim still believed she was on the bottom, but was happy when she found a Hidden Immunity Idol. Needing to give one half of the idol to someone on the tribe before sundown in order for it to be activated, she gave on half to Sophie Clarke. Dakal won the next two challenges. When Dakal lost immunity on day 11, she considered going with Tony's plan to keep Tyson in order to keep the threats around, but at tribal council, she sided with the majority and voted out Tyson.

The following morning a Tribe Switch occurred. Kim remained on Dakal with Tony and Sandra Diaz-Twine, and was joined by original Sele members Jeremy Collins and Denise Stapley. At Dakal, Kim bonded with Denise and Jeremy. While Tony approached her about siding with him and Sandra in order to keep the threats around, she wasn't sure if that was the right move. Dakal won immunity on day 15. On day 16, Dakal and Sele lost immunity and had to go to a Double Tribal Council. While Tony convinced Kim, Sandra and Jeremy to target Denise, Denise would shock everyone by playing two idols (one of which was Sandra's, which she have to Denise), and Sandra was blindsided. The following morning, Kim sided with Denise and Jeremy, as she felt this would further her game. Dakal won the last immunity challenge before the merge.

After reaching the merge, Kim became apart of Tony's coalition of big threats. Kim won immunity on day 23. On day 24, Kim met her kids at the Loved Ones. On day 25, Kim, Jeremy, Tyson (who had re-entered the game at the merge by winning the re-entry duel), Denise and Michele Fitzgerald decided to target Sophie. However, after Jeremy used his safety without power to leave tribal council, Kim and her allies were in the minority. After Sarah used her Vote Steal Advantage to steal Denise's vote, this prompted  Kim to play her idol on Denise. However, her idol only negated 2 votes and Michele sided with Tony's group, resulting in Tyson's second blindside. On day 27, Tony attempted to convince Kim, Jeremy and Michele that he was with them, but Kim and Denise discussed about Tony playing double agent. She wanted Tony out, but her plan was foiled when he won immunity. Both she and Denise decided to leave Jeremy and vote him out. At tribal council however, Sophie was blindsided instead.

On day 29, Kim told Michele, Denise and Nick Wilson that Tony needed to go next. Kim's plan however was foiled again when Tony won immunity. After Tony's ally Ben Driebergen told him that Kim was gunning for him, Tony campaigned to his allies to vote out Kim. During a chaotic tribal council, Tony convinced Ben and Nick to flip on Kim, resulting in her being blindsided. After leaving tribal council, she bequeathed her Fire Tokens to Sarah Lacina, Michele and Denise, and went to ​​​​​​​​​​​​​the Edge of Extinction.

Kim spent 5 full days on Extinction Island. On the morning of day 35, Kim and the other attendees of Extinction Island returned to the beach to compete in the final re-entry duel. Kim, however, lost the duel and was eliminated for good.

At the Final Tribal Council, Kim joined 11 other jurors in voting for Tony, making him the Sole Survivor and second two-time winner in Survivor history.  

Episode Tribe
Challenge Challenge Type Sit-Out? Result
1 Dakal Marooning Reward/Immunity No Won
Blue Lagoon Bustle Immunity No Lost
2 Draggin' the Dragon Reward/Immunity No Won
3 Along the Watch Tower Reward/Immunity No Won
4 Beyond the Wheel Reward/Immunity No Lost
5 Block in a Hard Place Immunity No 2nd
6 Rice Race Reward/Immunity No Lost
7 Ball-istic Missiles Reward1 No Lost
Dishwalla Immunity No 2nd
Tribes Merged, Day 19
8 Koru Get a Grip Immunity Lost
9 New School Reward No Won
Bermuda Triangle Immunity Won
10 A Bit Tipsy Immunity Lost
11 Chain Reaction Reward2 Won
10-Foot Pole Immunity Lost
12 When It Rains Immunity Lost
Voted Out, Day 29
14 Koru Don't Call It a Comeback Re-entry Lost
Eliminated, Day 35
^1 An unaired Reward Challenge was held on Day 17.
^2 An unaired Reward Challenge was held on Day 26.

Episode Kim's
Voted Against
1 Dakal Tribe Immune
Amber Sarah, Sophie, Tony
2 Dakal Tribe Immune
3 Dakal Tribe Immune
4 Tyson Nick
5 Dakal Tribe Immune
6 Denise1 -
7 Dakal Tribe Immune
8 Wendell -
9 Adam Individual Immunity
10 Sophie -
11 Michele -
12 Jeremy Ben, Jeremy,
Nick, Sarah, Tony
Voted Out, Day 29
13 On Edge of Extinction
Eliminated, Day 35
Voted for
Sole Survivor

^1 In "Quick on the Draw", Denise used a Hidden Immunity Idol, negating Kim's vote against her.


  • Kim was a finalist for the Miss Survivor 2013 contest in Rob Has A Podcast, but ultimately lost to RC Saint-Amour, placing third.
  • On March 16, 2013, Kim married her fiancé, Bryan Wolfe, in Cabo, Mexico. Alicia and Kat attended the wedding.[5] They have three children together: Michael Thomas (b. February 8, 2014), August Jane (b. May 27, 2015), and Walt (b. June 1, 2016)
    • Kim would later attend Kat's wedding with Alicia and Chelsea Meissner on November 27, 2022.[6]
  • In 2013, Kim was wrongfully arrested due to a case of mistaken identity in April 2013. She spent 8 hours in jail, after going to change her name at the DMV, in San Antonio, when a staff member saw there was a warrant out for her arrest for check bouncing. However, after bailing herself out for $1,500, it turned out that there was another person named Kimberly with the same birthday.[7]
  • In 2013, Kim was inducted into the Survivor Hall of Fame.
  • In 2013, Kim co-hosted the morning show "Great Day San Antonio".[8]
  • Kim hosts the HGTV series Why the Heck Did I Buy This House?[9]



Preceded by
South Pacific
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Sophie Clarke
Sole Survivor Titleholder
One World
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Kim Spradlin
Succeeded by
S25 denise t
Denise Stapley
Survivor: One World Castaways
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S24 bill t
S24 chelsea t
S24 christina t
S24 colton t
S24 jay t
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S24 kat t
S24 kim t
S24 kourtney t
S24 leif t
S24 matt t
S24 michael t
S24 monica t
S24 nina t
S24 sabrina t
S24 tarzan t
S24 troyzan t
Survivor: Winners at War Castaways
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S40 amber t
S40 ben t
S40 danni t
S40 denise t
S40 ethan t
S40 jeremy t
S40 kim t
S40 michele t
S40 natalie t
S40 nick t
S40 parvati t
S40 rob t
S40 sandra t
S40 sarah t
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