Laurent Boudes is a contestant from Koh-Lanta: Palawan.

Laurent succeeds thanks to his excellent social skills to be the last Guntao to undergo the Pagonging. He will be remembered for his humour, his particular accent and his eccentrics justifications vote to the council.


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Laurent, 34 ans, a toujours rêvé d'être un grand sportif. Ce fan de Rambo a du mal à accepter sa vraie nature : celle d'un papa gâteau. L'expérience Koh-Lanta lui permet de montrer sa valeur, surtout vis-à-vis de ses filles qu'il adore.


Laurent was selected by Érick Africaa to be a member of the Guntao tribe. After the tribe's men sided with Véronique Lambert and voted out Pascale Bodin at the season's first Tribal Council, it became evident that gender would become a potential factor in terms of the tribe's alliance dynamics in time. This possibility was supported when, on Day 9, the tribe's men visited and explored a neighbouring island and decided to spend the night there upon discovering abandoned fishing shelters. Despite irking some of his female tribemates after making a couple of comments concerning gender roles around camp, Laurent had solid social footing and wasn't in danger of going home.

When the Batang tribe won the fourth Reward Challenge on Day 11, they were rewarded with the right to permanently kidnap one of the members of the Guntao tribe as part of a tribe switch. The Batang tribe chose Érick, who up until then was the leader of the Guntao tribe. Though they were upset about losing Érick, the Guntao tribe recovered from their loss quickly and didn't hold back in challenges. Adrien emerged as the tribe's new leader, but his leadership had mixed reception unlike Érick's. When the Gundao tribe lost the fifth Immunity Challenge, Véronique was voted out unanimously as the tribe felt that they could no longer sustain her challenge liability. After the Gundao tribe lost the sixth Immunity Challenge, Adrien Torrin informed Laurent, Filomène Mendonca, and Chloé Vavasseur that he wanted to blindside Grégoire Gorge at the corresponding Tribal Council because the merge was impending and Grégoire would become a tough opponent in individual Immunity Challenges. However, the two women deliberated over whether to vote against Adrien for being somewhat weak in recent challenges or against Grégoire for the same reason that Adrien planned to. Filomène and Chloé ultimately decided to vote against Adrien as they felt that he was being too strategic and, before the vote, they called him out on his plan to blindside Grégoire. However, Adrien himself had ultimately decided to return to voting as a block with the men and, with the women's divulgence confirming his decision, Chloé was voted out in a 3-2 vote.

Before the tribes merged, the Guntao tribe assigned Laurent as their Ambassador and he met the Batang tribe's Ambassador, Patrick Brasier De Thuy, at the Ambassadors' Meeting. There, Patrick suggested Grégoire as the Ambassador's vote given that the latter was strong in challenges and was the majority of the Batang tribe's first pick for the Ambassadors' vote for this reason. Laurent turned down this suggestion, so Patrick suggested Érick, who turned out to be the Batang tribe's second pick. Laurent was initially reluctant about this, but he was swayed when Patrick told him that Érick was "neither a Batang nor a Guntao" and that Laurent was Érick's first pick for the Ambassadors' vote. The evening after the tribes merged, when Érick learned why Laurent agreed upon his name, he told Laurent that Patrick was not telling the truth and that Kevin Cuoco was his first pick. In response to Patrick's duplicity, the original Guntao tribe members planned to vote him out at the merged tribe's first Tribal Council for his duplicity and tried to convince Maryline Hemelsdael and Simon Quintilla to vote in a different direction than Érick. However, after Érick lost the first individual Immunity Challenge, Maryline and Simon remained loyal to the original Batang tribe members and sorrowfully contributed to eliminating Érick in a 6-5 vote.

Three days after Érick's elimination, the four remaining original Guntao tribe members received a message in a bottle from Érick wishing them a good game and advising them to not trust the original Batang tribe members. All of the original Guntao tribe members but Filomène had an ungrateful reception, claiming that the letter was nice but also that they wish he had sent food too. Because the original Batang tribe members' primary target, Grégoire, won the second individual Immunity Challenge, Filomène was eliminated by the original Batang tribe members at the corresponding Tribal Council because they perceived Adrien as someone who would be easy to beat in challenges and Kevin and Simon were beginning to like Laurent more. When Grégoire lost the third individual Immunity Challenge, Adrien, who had become close to and had developed a certain respect for Grégoire, tried to convince the original Batang tribe members to vote himself out over Grégoire. This failed and the original Batang tribe members eliminated Grégoire at the corresponding Tribal Council. The next day, on Day 29, Adrien quit the game in order for Grégoire to return to the game in his place as the former believed that the latter deserved a second chance. When Grégoire returned, most of the original Batang tribe members gave him a cold welcome and, in response, he and Laurent hid the cassavas that Grégoire had found from their tribemates. Eventually, Grégoire managed to make peace with and earn empathy from the original Batang tribe members and, as a show of good faith, he uncovered the cassavas and presented them to his tribemates. Regardless, Grégoire lost the fourth individual Immunity Challenge and was eliminated again.

Now the last original Guntao tribe member standing, Laurent knew that he needed to win the next two individual Immunity Challenges in order to make it to the finale. Unfortunately for him, he failed to win the next individual Immunity Challenge, which was won by Patrick. Two days before the corresponding Tribal Council, the tribe received a letter which revealed that their letters from home were on a neighbouring island. They built a small raft and the they sent Laurent and Simon to retrieve the letters. Upon arriving on this island, Laurent and Simon discovered that it was bountiful in bananas and spent the night there before finding the letters the next morning. After reading their letters, they returned to camp without their tribemates' letters. This was because the pair proposed to their tribe that they all enlarge the raft and permanently move to the island where the letters are. At Tribal Council, Laurent was voted out unanimously.

Voting History

Laurent's Voting History
Episode Laurent's
Voted Against
1 Pascale -
2 Guntao Tribe Immune
3 Guntao Tribe Immune
4 Guntao Tribe Immune
5 Véronique -
6 Chloé -
7 Patrick -
8 Patrick -
9 Simon -
10 Maryline Jade
11 Kevin Jade, Kevin,
Maryline, Patrick, Simon
Voted Out, Day 33
Voted for
Sole Survivor

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