Seen as confrontational and a busybody, Reem was the first to be voted out by the Manu tribe. Given a chance to return to the game, however, she chose to go to the Edge of Extinction. Over the succeeding days, Reem became increasingly irritable and scornful of those who came to the Edge of Extinction after her, particularly her former tribemates. While she lost both opportunities to get back in the game, Reem survived the longest on the Edge of Extinction, lasting 32 days.
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Hometown: Fairfax, Virginia
Current residence: Ashburn, Virginia
Hobbies: Chess, kickball, and neighborhood security.
Pet peeves: Intolerance, humming, bad manners, nose picking, slackers, and snobs.
Three words to describe you: Inquisitive, tenacious, and energetic.
What is your personal claim to fame? I don't mean to sound cheesy, but my kids! They are good, caring people and I am super proud of that!
Who or what is your inspiration in life? Mom.
If you could have three things on the island, what would they be and why?
Hat: to stay warm and my hair will be a mess.
Hoodie: comfortable, warm, and good for sleeping.
Which Survivor contestant are you the most like? Stephenie LaGrossa because she does not give up and Rudy Boesch because he just does NOT care.
What's your reason for being on Survivor? I need to challenge myself. Bucket list dream.
Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor? My social game is amazing and although I am honest to a fault, I know when to chill. I've been watching since 2000—I trust no one. Words mean zero to me. Actions speak louder!
Assigned to the Manu tribe, Reem developed a liking for Wendy Diaz, whom she taught her how to weave palm fronds, and Keith Sowell, whom she taught how to swim. Reem's motherly instincts rubbed the remaining six tribemates the wrong way, however, as she moved their clothes out onto the shore to dry, with Rick Devens noting that Reem's fondness of Wendy and Keith had the three on the outs.
Following Manu's loss at the Day 3 Immunity Challenge, Reem was targeted by returning player David Wright, though Wendy attempted to tried to vouch on behalf of her. At Manu's first Tribal Council, Reem was called out for moving the tribe's clothes without consent and was confronted by the idea of the tribe not needing a mother figure. Initially defensive, Reem realized how she came across and apologized. Ultimately, Reem was voted out in a 4-3-1-1 vote after Keith turned on their alliance.
Upset and frustrated, Reem quickly got elated upon given a chance to come back. Without hesitation, Reem chose to take the torch and headed to the Edge of Extinction. Much to her chagrin however, Reem discovered that her new home was devoid of necessities.
While enduring the lonely life on the Edge of Extinction, Reem was soon followed by subsequent vote outs, mostly from her old Manu tribe, Keith, Chris Underwood, and Rick, the latter two of which she welcomed with utmost contempt. On Day 16, a game advantage was planted somewhere on the Edge of Extinction, which Reem spotted, though it was retrieved by Keith shortly before she could. Chris jokingly quipped about Reem letting Keith have the advantage. Miffed by the remark, Reem lashed out at Chris.
The next day, Reem and the six other players voted out finally competed in the re-entry duel, which was won by Rick. Host Jeff Probst, however, surprised them that they could still return to the game. For staying on the Edge of Extinction during the merge phase, Reem, along with Chris and Aubry Bracco were given seats on the jury. During this time, Reem found herself creating more enemies as more castaways entered the Edge of Extinction, notably former tribemates Kelley Wentworth and Wardog DaSilva, though Reem managed to reconcile with Kelley and shared an emotional moment with her.
|Reem's Voting History|
|Voted Out, Day 3|
|2||On Edge of Extinction|
|Eliminated, Day 35|
- Reem was almost cast for David vs. Goliath.
- Reem is the oldest castaway on Survivor: Edge of Extinction.
- Reem is the first person to be the first voted out and be a jury member.
- Reem is the first person to go to the Edge of Extinction.
- Reem lasted the most days of all contestants who were eliminated without winning a challenge, lasting 35 days.
- Reem lost 20 lbs. during her time on Edge of Extinction.
|Survivor: Edge of Extinction Castaways|