Michelle Schubert is a contestant from Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X.

Initially part of the Vanua majority alliance, Michelle managed to secure her safety into the merge, but was targeted soon after for her relations with Taylor Stocker, being a social threat, and the fact that she was the least likely to have a Hidden Immunity Idol out of her alliance.


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Name: Michelle Schubert
Age: 28
Current residence: Yakima, WA
Occupation: Missionary recruiter
Tribe designation: Vanua (Millennials)
Three words to describe you: Hungry, hungry, hippo.
Hobbies: I love learning, reading, and dancing. I seek beauty, adventure, and adrenaline. I like nature, exploring, rock climbing, slacklining, and The Settlers Of Catan games. I also study dragons and the stars.
Pet peeves: Windshield wipers on a dry window.
What does it mean to be a Millennial? Being a Millennial means I can think outside the box. It means I won't settle for mediocrity but, rather, strive for the best outcome. It also means I know what a hashtag is and how to fix just about anything using YouTube or Google.
Personal claim to fame: Travelling two months in Europe by myself for less than $3000—including airfare!—or winning two state cross-country championships.
Inspiration in life: Can I say God? He created everything we've ever seen, touched, and experienced. He knows everything there is to know about everything... because he created it. He must be big, intelligent, majestic, and awesome.
If you could have three things on the island, what would they be and why? A good book to stimulate me mentally, spiritually, philosophically; waterproof mascara because I want to stay hot, especially on TV; and a large comfy bed.
Survivor contestant you're most like: "Boston" Rob Mariano (Marquesas, All-Stars, Heroes vs. Villains, Redemption Island) because of his puzzle game, ability to lead people, control decisions.
Reason for being on Survivor: A challenging and exciting adventure—and money!
Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor? I'm cunning and able to catch on quickly. I also have a unique ability to cause people to trust me and feel comfortable around me. For the physical aspect, I can take anything.[2]


Michelle was on Vanua. She became a part of the Triforce alliance on Day 1 due to her personality going well with Taylor and Jay's. After losing immunity on Day 7, her alliance member Figgy Figueroa was a target. Jay Starrett, who was another ally of Michelle told her Figgy was target. She decided to target Mari Takahashi for being strategic threat. She was able to flip Will Wahl to her side before Tribal Council, at at Tribal Council; she successfully convinced Hannah Shapiro to side with her, so Mari was blindsided. Will was now a part of Michelle's alliance which had control of the numbers and Zeke as their next target, but ultimately Vanua would win the remaining challenges before the swap.

She along with Zeke Smith remained on Vanua after the Tribe Switch, and was joined by fellow Takali's Chris Hammons, David Wright, and CeCe Taylor. Vanua lost immunity. While it appeared that Michelle and Zeke were in the minority, Chris and David decided to work with them and blindside Cece. Cece was blindsided in a 4-1 vote with CeCe voting against Michelle. However, Michelle was still the clear outside with Zeke forming stronger friendships to Chris and David than she could. Michelle also infamously told Jeff in front of the whole cast that "sometimes the truth works well in this game" after Figgy openly expressed how relieved she was that both Millennials survived the CeCe vote, but obviously more so Michelle.

Michelle made it to the merge. She regrouped with her triforce allies minus Figgy who was voted out premerge. After the Immunity Challenge, her allies Jay and Taylor Stocker wanted to target Adam Klein, but Michelle thought that was not a strategic move but a personal one due to Adam's role in voting out Figgy. With the Millennials having a 7-6 advantage, they had the opportunity to target a Gen Xer but the two factions from the first Vanua Tribal Council were unwilling to work together. At Tribal Council, she along with her alliance voted for Adam, but the others targeted Michelle because they believed she did not have a Hidden Immunity Idol, so Michelle was blindsided in a 9-4 vote.

At the Final Tribal Council, she asked Hannah which vote she was on the wrong side of, and Adam why his successes overshadow his blunders. She voted for Adam to win which he did in a unanimous 10-0-0 vote.

Voting History

Michelle's Voting History
Episode Michelle's
Voted Against
1 Vanua Tribe Immune
2 Mari -
3 Vanua Tribe Immune
4 Vanua Tribe Immune
5 CeCe CeCe
6 Vanua Tribe Immune
7 Vanua Tribe Immune
8 Adam Adam, Bret, Chris,
David, Hannah, Jessica,
Ken, Sunday, Zeke
Voted Out, Day 23
Voted for
Sole Survivor


  • On August 6, 2017, Michelle got married to Jonathan Claussen.[3]
  • In 2019, Michelle competed on the eleventh season of American Ninja Warrior in Seattle/Tacoma. She failed on the second obstacle, the Lunatic Ledges.



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