Victoria Baamonde is a contestant from Survivor: Edge of Extinction.
Victoria was against the returnees from the start of the game. She organized returning player Aubry Bracco's demise during the swap, and played a role in returning player Joe Anglim's elimination at the merge. However, after her ally Julia Carter was blindsided, Victoria was left in the minority. Despite this, Victoria's under the radar strategic gameplay allowed her to take part in many blindsides, leaving her on the right side of the vote every Tribal Council. But when Chris Underwood returned from the Edge of Extinction, Victoria's game was blown up as she was exposed as being a jury threat. She was finally eliminated when her allies turned on her, becoming the back-up plan in case Rick Devens played his Hidden Immunity Idol.
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Hometown: Bronx, New York
Current residence: Bronx, New York
Hobbies: Hiking, painting/visual art, cooking.
Pet peeves: Slow walkers, leaving cabinets open, my guinea pig who I named Peeve, and when customers don't read the menu and then ask dumb questions like, "are there meatballs in the meatball sauce?"
Three words to describe you: Controlling, ambitious, and witty.
What is your personal claim to fame? I was valedictorian of my college with a perfect 4.0 and I bring it up in conversation as much as possible.
Who or what is your inspiration in life? This is going to sound nuts, but my guinea pig Scamp. She's been sick from the moment I got her. She's had two surgery stints, countless vet visits, and tons of medications, but she's still the happiest, feistiest, and most amazing little fur-ball. She has such a distinct personality and loves eating so much. I just respect that about her and strive to be that simplistically happy.
If you could have three things on the island, what would they be and why?
A notebook and pencil (this is one item) to keep track of all my thoughts and to sketch.
Baby pillow: this tiny pillow I've had since I was born that I sleep with every night.
A guitar: No clue how to play one, but I figure I'll have lots of time to learn.
Which Survivor contestant are you the most like? I relate to Malcolm Freberg. If you read his Wiki Fandom page, he's described as "likable, strategic, and excels at challenges" and I'd like to think I am the same way.
What's your reason for being on Survivor? My primary motivation is the once in a lifetime adventure! I've been watching since I was a little kid, and it's always been something I've wanted to do. Every contestant says it's life-changing. Secondary: the shot at a million dollars, of course!
Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor? I truly think I have everything it takes to outwit, outplay, and outlast. I am and always have been a hustler. I work hard to achieve my goals. I'm sociable, very smart, strong, and self-aware enough to know when to tone down the quantities that make me a threat. I'm not afraid to lie and backstab, but I'm smart enough to know without alliances and bonds, you will never win.
Starting the season a longtime fan on the Kama tribe, Victoria was against the tribe's returning players Aubry Bracco and Joe Anglim from the start due to their past experience. As a result, Victoria became a member of the Kama Six alliance. The Kama Six had set their sites on targeting Aubry first so that they can use Joe as a shield and also because of her persuasiveness after Victoria caught Aubry's talk with her as disingenuous as she had told the same words to some of the other tribe members. However, their plan was put on hold when Kama won the first three Immunity Challenges.
When the Tribe Switch occurred on Day 9, Victoria along with her fellow Kama Six members Eric Hafemann and Gavin Whitson were switched to Manu along with their original target Aubry. The four Kama's saw original Manu Wendy Diaz as an easy vote after she had released the chickens that her tribe won at the Day 7 Reward Challenge. Despite this, Manu won their first Immunity Challenge on Day 11, once again putting any plans on hold. However on Day 12, despite Wendy's unpredictability, Victoria still wanted to target Aubry while they had the chance. Victoria came up with a ruse about forming a girls alliance with Aubry and Wendy to lure Aubry into a false sense of security to prevent her from playing her Hidden Immunity Idol. Later that day, Victoria successfully put her plan into action when Aubry agreed with her. When Manu lost the Day 13 Immunity Challenge, Victoria, Eric, and Gavin were set on finally targeting Aubry, but were worried if they let slip of their plan, Aubry would play her idol. At Tribal Council, Victoria's plan worked when Aubry was blindsided with her idol and Extra Vote advantage in her possession. When Manu lost the Day 16 Immunity Challenge, they were sent to a Joint Tribal Council along with Lesu. The tribe had initially decided to force a rock draw tiebreaker, but Victoria was willing to flip to prevent her fate from being determined by lottery. At Tribal Council, the vote resulted in a tie between Lauren O'Connell and Wendy. In the revote, Victoria, Gavin, and Eric ultimately joined Lesu in voting Wendy out unanimously.
Victoria made the merge on Day 17, with the Kama Six alliance fully intact. The Kama Six were trying to be persuaded by the Manu Alliance to target Rick Devens after he had just returned from the Edge of Extinction. But the Kama Six had other plans as they wanted to target the Lesu trio of Lauren, Kelley Wentworth, and Wardog DaSilva. However, after the first individual Immunity Challenge on Day 19, Kama Six member Ron Clark wanted to target Joe while they have the chance since he lost the Immunity Challenge. At Tribal Council, Victoria joined the Kama Six in blindsiding Joe in a plurality vote. However, despite the Kama Six's initial control, after the Day 22 Immunity Challenge, Julia Carter found out from Wardog that Eric and Ron were going to use Manu oustiders Rick and David Wright down the line when the Kama Six had to turn on each other. At Tribal Council, Victoria along with Aurora McCreary, Gavin, and Julia flipped and sided with the Manu Alliance plus David in blindsiding Eric. However, despite being in a new majority in targeting David next, Julia wanted to reunite the Kama Six in targeting Kelley instead. In a chaotic Tribal Council, Aurora and Julia made comments about reuniting the Kama Six. However, their comments caused a lengthy series of discussions where the Manu Alliance came up with a new plan on the spot. As a result, Victoria was forced to turn on her ally when she joined the rest of the tribe minus Aurora in blindsiding Julia.
Despite losing her ally Julia, Victoria managed to play "under-the-radar" and was able to be a part of every vote until Day 35 where she joined in voting out the last two returning players David and Kelley, voting out Wardog for being the second biggest threat after Rick won immunity and also after the former betrayed the Manu Alliance, orchestrated the split vote between Rick and Ron, with the latter being voted out, and voting out Aurora despite her being in a final four alliance due to Rick winning immunity and also because Aurora was a bigger threat to win than Julie Rosenberg.
After Chris Underwood returned to the game after winning the second reentry duel on Day 35, Chris assured everyone that he did not have the same drive since he was voted out on Day 8, but Victoria was not buying Chris's statement as he never quit when he was on the Edge of Extinction. However, Chris's knowledge after participating as a jury member also caused Victoria to be exposed as a jury threat. After the Day 36 Immunity Challenge, Victoria strategized with Gavin about targeting Chris over Rick due to his knowledge from being a juror during most of the post-merge. At Tribal Council however, Rick played an idol and Lauren played her idol for Chris, negating three votes against Rick and Victoria's vote against Chris, and Victoria was blindsided as the backup plan with only two votes against her, becoming the eleventh juror, with Victoria openly saying that she was voting Gavin on her way out.
At Final Tribal Council, although Victoria said she was voting Gavin after she was voted out, Victoria joined most of the Edge of Extinction inhabitants on the jury in voting Chris to be the Sole Survivor, which he did beating out Gavin and Julie in a 9-4-0 vote.
|Victoria's Voting History|
|1||Kama Tribe Immune|
|2||Kama Tribe Immune|
|3||Kama Tribe Immune|
|4||Manu Tribe Immune|
|Voted Out, Day 36|
^1 In "It's Like the Worst Cocktail Party Ever", the vote ended with a 4-4 tie between Lauren and Wendy, forcing a revote. Victoria voted for Wendy on the revote.
^2 In "Awkward", Rick used a Hidden Immunity Idol, negating Victoria's vote against him.
^3 In "I See the Million Dollars", Lauren used a Hidden Immunity Idol on Chris, negating Victoria's vote against him.
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- Victoria is the youngest female member of the original Kama tribe.
- Victoria is the only contestant on Survivor: Edge of Extinction to vote against all of the returning players.
- Victoria lost 16 lbs. during her time on Edge of Extinction.
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