Liliana Gomez is a contestant from Survivor: Fiji.
Despite being a relatively athletic member of the Moto tribe, Liliana was eliminated after fellow tribemates Boo Bernis, Lisi Linares, and Stacy Kimball grew paranoid of her relationship with alliance members Alex Angarita and Edgardo Rivera and connections to the other tribe.
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Liliana Gomez grew up the second eldest of eight siblings in the city of Oxnard, California. Born of Mexican descent, Gomez always held strong to her roots and decided, with the permission of her parents, to move to Guadalajara, Jalisco, for one year when she was 11 years old. Surrounded by the rich, colorful folklore of Guadalajara, she discovered her passion for music and singing.
Moving back to the United States, Gomez eventually became an assistant for handicapped children at a local junior high while she was attending high school. In 1999, she graduated from Rio Mesa High School and then immediately joined the United States Marine Corps where she served for eight years. Gomez received her training in Parris Island, South Carolina, and graduated as Squad Leader and Honor Graduate through Military Occupation School. During her tour in the U.S. Marine Corps, she served in the Operation Iraqi Freedom War in 2003.
Gomez is currently a mortgage loan officer in Los Angeles where she helps people buy, sell and/or refinance properties. She aspires to pursue a career as an entertainer as her passion has always been with the arts and working with children.
Gomez enjoys anything athletic, the outdoors, music, singing, dancing, independent films, barbecues and playing with her nephews, Frankie and Dario. She also enjoys following professional soccer. She describes herself as strong, stubborn, confident, goofy and a witty gal. She is most proud of her sense of family and her burning fire for life.
Liliana began the game in a strong position, forming an alliance of 10 on Day 1, which consisted of the castaways who explored the island rather than help build the shelter, Alex Angarita, Dreamz Herd, Edgardo Rivera, Erica Durousseau, Jessica deBen, Michelle Yi, Mookie Lee, Rita Verreos, and Rocky Reid, while also forming a sub-alliance with her fellow Latino contestants. However, the remaining castaways, who had stayed at camp to assist with building the shelter, were informed by Dreamz of Liliana's larger alliance, claiming that she and Rocky were the leaders. As a result, on Day 3, Sylvia Kwan of the "Builders" alliance attempted to evenly distribute the "Explorers" on both tribes so that they could not overwhelm the "Builders", separating the alleged power couple of Liliana and Rocky in the process, who wound up on Moto and Ravu respectively. Fortunately for Liliana, Moto would be immune from the first three Tribal Councils, mainly due to them winning the luxurious camp built by all 19 castaways in the opening Reward/Immunity Challenge on Day 3, providing them with amenities that helped them defeat Ravu.
Liliana eventually found herself in a new alliance, consisting of Alex, Edgardo, Boo Bernis, Lisi Linares, and Stacy Kimball, with the Alex and Edgardo inviting her based on her being in the older Latino alliance. However, prior to the fourth Immunity Challenge, Lisi noticed that Liliana was attempting to flirt with Alex and Edgardo, and viewed her as untrustworthy.
Following their victory over Ravu at the Day 11 Immunity Challenge, Moto was given the option to keep immunity but forfeit their camp, or keep their camp but forfeit immunity. Not wanting to defer from their luxurious lifestyle, they chose the latter.
Back at camp, Liliana targeted fellow tribemate Cassandra Franklin, believing her to be the weakest and also because of her position in the "Builders" alliance. Unbeknownst to her, Boo, Lisi, and Stacy all wanted to target her, thinking that she would regroup with the Explorers on the other tribe at the merge and turn Alex and Edgardo against them. At Tribal Council that night, Liliana was blindsided in a 6-1-1 vote.
|Liliana's Voting History|
|1||Moto Tribe Immune|
|2||Moto Tribe Immune|
|3||Moto Tribe Immune|
|4||Cassandra||Alex, Boo, Dreamz,|
Edgardo, Lisi, Stacy
|Voted Out, Day 11|
- On January 9, 2010, Liliana attended Survivor's 10-year anniversary party.
- Liliana is the first person to be voted out after her tribe gave up tribal immunity. She would be followed by Bill Posley.
- Liliana was the only person voted out of Moto.
- Liliana is the first woman to be the sole person voted out of a pre-merge tribe.
- As revealed in the Reunion Show, Liliana gained 20 lbs. in preparation for competing.
|Survivor: Fiji Castaways|