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<p dir="ltr">'''Lauren first started out on the Manu Tribe and quickly formed an alliance with her Survivor Idol, Kelley Wentworth and Wardog DaSilva. However, small cracks began to form in the tribe when Reem Daly irked the tribe by moving the Survivor’s clothes to dry, Lauren meanwhile thought that Reem’s maternal instincts weren’t a big deal, Later, the Manu Tribe ended up losing the 1st immunity challenge against the Kama Tribe. Back at Camp, Keith told Lauren, Wardog, Kelley, Chris, and David about Reem targeting Lauren and Kelley for being close. David proposed to vote out Reem in response and Lauren joined the majority of the tribe in voting Reem out at Tribal Council, although Lauren did also receive one vote against her from Wendy. On Day 4, Lauren, Kelley, and Wardog spot Wendy talking to David and Rick and suspect that she is searching for the Hidden Immunity Idol. They decided to warn the rest of the tribe and proposed on going as a group to search for the idol before Wendy. Ultimately Lauren found the idol in a tree and hid it in a spot in the sand near the water, not intending to tell or show it to anybody, not even Kelley. Manu once again lost the Immunity/Reward Challenge on Day 6. Back at Camp, Wardog proposed to vote out Keith for being a weak member of the tribe due to his inability to swim. Lauren comforted Kelley at Tribal Council and assured her that she was a strong person in challenges and that she would not be voted out early in the game. Once again, Lauren voted with the majority of the tribe in voting Keith out and sending him to Edge Of Extinction where Reem was. On Day 7, Manu won their first challenge which was a reward challenge and they chose egg-laying chickens to take back to camp, However, Wendy ended up injuring her ankle and had to be carried back to camp by Chris and Rick; Lauren assured Wendy that the tribe was there whenever she needed anything. When the Tribe planned on wanting to kill some of the chickens for food, Lauren wished more for the eggs that the chickens would lay soon. After Manu lost their third immunity challenge, David and Chris, planned on targeting Kelley and did not want Chris to tell Lauren or Wardog about the plan. However, Chris got eliminated at Tribal Council, Since he did leak the information to Wardog. '''</p>
<p dir="ltr">'''After Tribal Council, Lauren and Kelley suspect that Wendy stole the tribe’s flint as it went missing since the topic of killing the chickens for food was brought up which was something that Wendy did not take a liking too. Lauren admitted that it wasn’t normal for Wendy to do that. On Day 9 a tribe swap occurred and Lauren along with her ally Kelley, as well as Wardog, David and Rick became the Lesu Tribe. While the new tribe was building a new shelter, Lauren almost vomited and admitted to not being able to eat rice hardly because it made her feel nauseous, and that the lack of sleep was also affecting her. The Lesu Tribe unfortunately lost the Immunity Challenge on Day 11, this left Lauren worried about getting voted out next since she had not eaten hardly which David and Rick perceived as a sign of weakness which made them want to vote her out. Lauren especially did not want to use her idol until the merge, she ultimately narrowly escaped elimination as she and her two allies Kelley and Wardog voted Rick out 3-2. Lauren, then secretly plotted with Kelley and Wardog to vote out David next if they went back to Tribal Council again. Lesu lost the Reward Challenge on Day 12 but finished second in the Immunity Challenge on Day 13. The Tribe did lose another Reward Challenge on Day 14. On Day 16, a twist occurred in which only one Tribe would win immunity and the two losing tribes would band together and vote out one person at Tribal Council. Kama won the challenge, sending both Manu and Lesu to Tribal Council. Ultimately the four members of Lesu decided to target Wendy and the four members of Manu decided to target Lauren which resulted in a tie 4-4. This made both Lauren and Wendy Ineligible to vote in the revote and in the revote, the two tribes decided to band together and vote out Wendy; Because the Manu tribe were irked with the fact that Wendy had released the chickens earlier on after the tribe swap. '''</p>
<p dir="ltr">'''On Day 17, The three tribes learned from Jeff that the six people that were voted out at Tribal Council were living on the Edge Of Extinction Island and were going to compete in a re-entry challenge in which one competitor would return to the game, Ultimately, Rick won the challenge and the three tribes also merged into the Veta Tribe. At which point, Lauren decided to tell her number one ally Kelley about her Hidden Immunity Idol, a choice that would later come back to bite her. Kelley also told Lauren that she had a Hidden Immunity Idol too. At Tribal Council, Lauren, Kelley, and Wardog planned to vote out David but Joe was voted off instead. Lauren later felt very hungry after her team lost the Reward Challenge on Day 20 and was fed up on eating nothing but rice. Things went from bad to worse, during the Immunity Challenge on Day 22, it came down to Lauren, Aurora, and Victoria when suddenly, Lauen passed out and landed on the ground. Jeff called in Dr. Joe and the medical team to Lauren’s aid and after a few minutes Lauren awoke. She later admitted that she was scared, angry, and embarrassed that she passed out, and was nervous that she was going to be voted out at Tribal Council that evening. Despite receiving two votes from Julie and Rick, Lauren was spared as she and the majority of the veta tribe voted out Eric. She also voted with the majority in voting Julie out in the Tribal Council that followed. Lauren did sit out on the immunity challenge to eat pizza and drink beer at the Immunity challenge on Day 25. She and the majority of the tribe then voted David off at Tribal Council that night. On Day 26, there was an unaired Reward challenge that Lauren, Kelley, Gavin and Julie won, in which they got to eat Cheeseburgers and Cheesecake. On Day 27 Lauren lost the immunity challenge and she, Gavin, Kelley, and Julie targeted Aurora while her ally Wardog flipped and Kelley was sent to the Edge instead. Unbeknownst to Lauren, was that Kelley would betray her trust by telling Chris about Lauren’s Hidden Immunity Idol when she got to Edge Of Extinction that night. '''</p>
<p dir="ltr">'''On Day 28, Lauren won another Reward Challenge to share with Julie, Rick and Wardog. While on reward, Lauren, secretly bonded with Julie and they decided to vote Wardog off at the next Tribal Council, they and the majority of the tribe did just that. Lauren did get to see her father Joey on Day 30 at the Loved ones challenge. After her ally, Gavin won immunity, the two of them plotted to vote Ron out next with the help of an Extra Vote advantage that Gavin had in his possession. Rick meanwhile used a Hidden Immunity Idol to negate the four votes cast against him which sent Ron to the Edge of Extinction. On Day 33, Gavin won the Reward challenge and chose to share it with Lauren and Victoria. The three decided that it was best to vote out Aurora next and the majority of the tribe did just that at Tribal Council. '''</p>
<p dir="ltr">'''On Day 36, The castaways on Edge Of Extinction competed in the second and final re-entry challenge in the game and Chris won the challenge. Returning to camp, Chris and Rick secretly hatched a plot to vote out Lauren since Kelley had told Chris about Lauren’s Idol while on the Edge. While she, Victoria, and Gavin were planning on voting against Rick, Lauren was pulled aside by Chris before Tribal Council and Chris tricked Lauren by telling her that he was going to get voted out next, which made Lauren believe that if she played her Idol for Chris, it would help her stand a better chance at winning the million dollars. At Tribal Council, Rick played a Hidden immunity idol for himself negating the three votes cast against him and Lauren played her Idol for Chris which only negated one vote against him from Victoria, making Lauren realize that Chris lied to her and that she could go next after Victoria who ultimately got voted out by Chris and Rick. On Day 37, The tribe went out searching for the now replanted hidden idols and Gavin found one while Chris found the other. Chris and Rick both created a pair of fake idols which were found by Julie and Lauren and at Tribal Council, Chris played his idol negating the three votes against him that were from Gavin, Julie, and Lauren. And despite playing the supposed idol she found and was told that it was fake, the two votes against Lauren from Rick and Chris were enough to send her to the jury and eliminate her in 5th place. '''</p>
<p dir="ltr">'''At the Final Tribal Council, Lauren was irked that Chris had tricked her into misplaying her hidden immunity idol thus costing her the game, she ultimately voted for Gavin to become the Sole Survivor. But Gavin finished as the runner up, losing to Chris in a 9-4-0 vote. '''</p>
===Voting History===
===Voting History===

Revision as of 22:26, March 17, 2020

Lauren Alexandra O'Connell is a contestant from Survivor: Edge of Extinction.

Forming a faction with returnee Kelley Wentworth and the forceful Wardog DaSilva, Lauren found herself in a strong and strategic trio that maintained control on both the Manu and Lesu tribes until the merge. Despite Wardog's blindside of Kelley and the dissolution of the Manu Alliance, she swiftly made inroads with the remnants of the Kama Six alliance and reached the final five. After misplaying a Hidden Immunity Idol for eventual winner Chris Underwood and playing Rick Devens' fake idol, she was taken out due to her calculated gameplay by both men.


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Age: 21
Hometown: Bakersfield, California
Current residence: Waco, Texas
Occupation: Student at Baylor University
Hobbies: Binge-watching multiple Netflix series at once, sleeping through my alarm, and eating a party-sized Peanut M&Ms bag in one sitting.
Pet peeves: People who are intolerant of someone else's personal opinions and beliefs, unnecessary rudeness, and those misguided people who choose Twizzlers over Red Vines.
Three words to describe you: Competitive, committed, and compassionate.
What is your personal claim to fame? I believe my claim to fame is my resilience and grit. Throughout my physically demanding career as a collegiate athlete on the Baylor Women's soccer team, I've endured four orthopedic surgeries, rehabilitated physically and emotionally in order to remain an integral part of an Elite 8 team, and will obtain a Bachelor's degree in Medical Humanities (in four years!) from a phenomenal university while prioritizing service and volunteerism in the community of Waco.
Who or what is your inspiration in life? My parents inspire me. They love passionately: each other, their family, and their friends. They model compassion and selflessness through their daily actions and have taught me to persevere through grief and smile through life's toughest obstacles. They've inspired me to fight for things I believe in and they always remind me that my value is not determined by the perception of others. They love abundantly and without reservation, cheer for others in every circumstance, and model how to reflect Jesus in my life.
If you could have three things on the island, what would they be and why?
My Bible to remind me that I can only find my worth in Him.
Sunscreen. But only SPF 25, because a little tan looks good on everyone.
Which Survivor contestant are you the most like? Parvati Shallow is my spirit animal. Her infectious smile, smart wit, and expertise in using her sexuality has won her a place in my heart and I feel like my gameplay could be similar to hers. I also strongly relate to Kelley Wentworth's gameplay. She is unapologetically herself, dominates the physical demands of Survivor, and is a threat in any type of challenge. Ideally, I would play the game as a perfect mix of these two powerful females.
What's your reason for being on Survivor? My primary motivation for being on the show is to test my INDIVIDUAL capacity to rise to all the challenges I will face. I have played team sports from the time I was four years old and so have always had teammates to rely on when competition was intense. This game will push me to rely on MYSELF, with no parents or teammates who have my back, nobody to lift me up emotionally, and nobody to help me through the physical demands. It will be a true test of MY strengths, my confidence in my social skills, and my individual ability to build alliances that will benefit me, all in a very short and intense time period. The fierce competition from the starting moment is what draws me to this game. This has always been a dream and goal of mine! I told my family when I was seven years old that I would be on Survivor, and I FINALLY am! My final motivation is that I will be applying to dental school next year which is an extremely expensive dream, so when I am named Sole Survivor I'll be able to pay for this dream without incurring more debt. As a dentist, I plan to change lives by instilling confidence through beautiful smiles, and winning this game will help me to achieve this without the burden of debilitating debt.
Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor? I have a competitive drive that few people can hope to match. I am a fierce athlete with the ability to endure extreme physical battles coupled with the desire to throw myself wholeheartedly into new adventures and challenging situations. "Surviving" won't be an issue—I plan to outlast and win. I am brilliantly strategic, but subtly humble about it, so people are not intimidated. In addition, I have a plan for a spectacular social game that cannot be beaten: allowing people to feel like they are in charge, while ensuring them that they are important, loved, and valued, all while I am masterminding moves in the background. I've studied this game for years, my Barbie and Ken doll were named Tina and Colby, and I know exactly how to manipulate if necessary in order to win.[2]


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Voting History

Lauren's Voting History
Episode Lauren's
Voted Against
1 Wendy Wendy
2 Keith -
3 Chris -
4 Rick David, Rick
5 Lesu Tribe Immune
Eric, Gavin,
Victoria, Wendy
6 David -
7 Eric Julie, Rick
8 Julia -
9 David -
Aurora -
10 Wardog -
11 Ron -
12 Aurora -
13 Rick2 -
Chris3 Chris, Rick
Voted Out, Day 37
Voted for
Sole Survivor

^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. On the revote, Lauren did not receive any votes to be eliminated.
^2 In I See the Million Dollars, Rick used a Hidden Immunity Idol, negating Lauren's vote against him.
^3 Also in I See the Million Dollars, Chris used a Hidden Immunity Idol, negating Lauren's vote against him.


  • Lauren is currently in a relationship with Cincinnati Bengals tight end C.J. Uzomah.[3]



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