July 10, 1989 |
Willsboro, New York
|Television||Survivor: South Pacific (winner)|
Clarke was one of 18 contestants on Survivor: South Pacific, the 23rd season of Survivor. On the first night, she formed a final five alliance that would dominate the game with fellow contestants Benjamin "Coach" Wade, Rick Nelson, Brandon Hantz, and Albert Destrade. Wade then recruited Edna Ma as the sixth member of their alliance. After the merge, the six player alliance eliminated all of the other players from the game.
Clarke won her first immunity challenge on Day 27 of the game. After that night's tribal council vote, another immunity challenge immediately took place, which she also won. At the game's final immunity challenge, Ozzy Lusth had a significant lead in the beginning, but after he got stuck on the puzzle, Clarke came from behind to win.
With Clarke, Wade, and Destrade as the Final Three, she began to reflect on the game and how it changed her. She felt she outplayed, outlasted and outwitted everyone by winning the most immunity challenges and by keeping her first day alliance intact. In the end, the jury rewarded her in a 6–3–0 vote over Wade and Destrade. She received votes from Hantz, Lusth, Whitney Duncan, Dawn Meehan, Jim Rice, and Keith Tollefson.
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|Winner of Survivor
Survivor: South Pacific