Elisabeth "Liz" Markham is a contestant from Survivor: Kaôh Rōng.

Liz is remembered primarily for her ill-fated collaboration with Peter Baggenstos, in which their efforts to assert strategic control over the Chan Loh tribe were undone by their excess of confidence and the counter-machinations of Debbie Wanner and Neal Gottlieb.


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Name (Age): Elisabeth Markham (27)
Tribe Designation: Brains
Current Residence: New York, N.Y.
Occupation: Quantitative strategist (I write computer programs that forecast stock prices and trade automatically).
Personal Claim to Fame: Building a blackjack card-counting team. We started with 10 people investing $2,500 each and it grew the bankroll to over $500,000 in less than a year.
Inspiration in Life: My badass grandma, who was incredibly smart, social, savvy at business and loved by everyone.
Hobbies: Gambling (for profit), everything outdoorsy, strategic board games and traveling far off the beaten path.
Pet Peeves: Racism, sexism and homophobia. People who refuse to learn from evidence and won't listen to logical arguments.
3 Words to Describe You: Thoughtful, smart and adventurous.
If You Could Have 3 Things on the Island What Would They Be and Why? My Kindle, soap and pen and paper for planning strategy, recording memories and leaving false clues to Hidden Immunity Idols for specific people to find.
Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like: Parvati, because she's great at concealing her intelligence behind her flirty charming side.
Reason for Being on Survivor: I love playing strategic games that I have a decent chance of winning. Wilderness survival and challenges will be really fun. I'm far more excited for the game than the possibility of prizes at the end.
Why You Think You'll "Survive" Survivor: My brain will be an asset to my alliance for strategy and my team for challenges. I'm good at fitting in with different types of people. I have pretty good outdoors skills too.
Why You Think You Will Be the Sole Survivor: I am going to be an unusually strategic and clever player. I am also likable. I'm fit so I'll be good at challenges but not so much I'll be perceived as threatening.[2]


Liz was first seen helping Aubry Bracco deal with the stress of the game. After winning a fire making kit in the first challenge, Liz and Joe del Campo clashed after Joe accidentally wasted most of the tribe's kerosene, causing a rift between the two, with Joe viewing Liz as rude and Liz becoming annoyed that they could not make fire to boil water. Despite the dysfunction, Chan Loh was able to win the Immunity Challenge on Day 6.

Aligned with Peter Baggenstos, they noticed the tribe was divided into three dyads: Themselves, Aubry and Neal Gottlieb, and Joe and Debbie Wanner. Liz was confident that she and Peter had control over the tribe, viewing Joe and Debbie as goats because of their age and abrasive demeanor. After losing the Day 8 Immunity Challenge, Liz and Peter schemed to have Neal voted out by splitting the votes between him and Aubry. However, Debbie, proving to be more insightful than she had projected, turned the tables on Liz and Peter, forcing a 2-2-2 tie between Liz, Peter, and Aubry instead. Believing Peter to be more indispensable in challenges, Debbie, Joe, and Neal - the only ones eligible to vote again - voted Liz out, 3-0.

Voting History

Liz's Voting History
Episode Liz's
Voted Against
1 Chan Loh Tribe Immune
2 Chan Loh Tribe Immune
3 Aubry;
Debbie, Joe;
Debbie, Joe, Neal1
Voted Out, Day 8

^1 In "The Circle of Life", the vote ended with a 2-2-2 tie between Liz, Aubry, and Peter, forcing a revote. Neal changed his vote to Liz on the revote, eliminating her from the game.


  • After being voted out, Liz was flown to a hospital to have her multiple staph infections treated.[3][4]



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