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Laura Choong is a contestant from Australian Survivor: Champions v Contenders (2019).

Concerned about how she would be perceived because of her height, Laura held a strong strategic game, but lacked critical social ties. This eventually came to be her undoing, as Andy Meldrum and Harry Hills considered her a threat, and campaigned for her elimination over weak link Baden Gilbert. Their attempts were successful, and Laura became the second person voted out of her season.

Profile

Retrieved from 10play.com.au

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Small in stature but not in personality, Laura may only be 4'9" but she won't go unnoticed.
Describing herself as "a Chihuahua that thinks she's a Rottweiler," Laura has been underestimated a lot in her life and wants to go on Survivor to prove she's got what it takes.
"I love to prove people wrong and there's a few who think I will crack under pressure and the onslaught of bugs!"
She hates creepy crawlies, bugs and the dark but isn't going to let those fears get the best of her. Laura has been in training for Survivor, buying flint and coconut husks from Bunnings to practice for all that the island might throw at her.
Her boyfriend is over 6-foot-tall but Laura owns her size, even once having the licence plate 'Midget.'
She says; "My size means I will be underestimated and I can use that to my advantage in the beginning. I'm analytical and strategic so I want to pull off moves to get me to the end."
"Given my height, I'm always underestimated but I do love being the underdog. It makes victory that much sweeter!"[1]

Australian Survivor

Despite not performing badly in the opening challenges, Laura strived to make early alliances to protect herself from being voted out right away. Initially the Contenders tribe targeted Baden because his introverted nature along with his weakness in challenges was seen as a liability. However, Laura's social game concerned Harry, and Andy saw Baden as a valuable ally further down the road. Though Matt was adamant that Laura deserved to stay in over Baden, he along with the rest of the tribe agreed to split the votes between Laura and Baden and voted out the former, ending Laura's time in the game.

Voting History

Laura's Voting History
Episode Laura's
Votes
Voted Against
Laura
1 Contenders Tribe Immune
2 Baden Baden, Casey, Hannah, John,
Matt, Sam, Sarah, Shaun
Voted Out, Day 5

Post-Survivor

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Trivia

  • Laura is the shortest female player in Survivor history standing at 4'9".

References

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