Susan Hawk

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Susan Hawk
Born (1961-08-17) August 17, 1961 (age 55)
Waukesha, Wisconsin, U.S.

Susan "Sue" Hawk (born August 17, 1961 in Waukesha, Wisconsin) is a reality TV personality who was a contestant on Survivor: Borneo and Survivor: All-Stars.


During the original Survivor season, Survivor: Borneo, Hawk made it far in the game by using her secret alliance with Richard Hatch, Kelly Wiglesworth, and Rudy Boesch during a time when other cast members did not yet use alliances and several even considered allied voting to be "cheating". As the fourth-place finisher, she launched into her notable "snakes and rats" speech at the final Tribal Council that drew comparisons between the top two castaways, Richard and Kelly.[1][2] In her speech, she said that the island they had been inhabiting was "full of only two things: snakes and rats" with Richard representing the overtly malicious snake and Kelly the underhanded rat. Hawk then urged the other jurors to obey the laws of nature by letting the snake eat the rat. She also told Kelly that if she ever saw her in life again, she would not give her a sip of water if she were dying of thirst and that she would not stop the vultures from attacking her. This resulted in angering fellow jurors Colleen Haskell and Gervase Peterson, who ultimately voted for Kelly. Nevertheless, Hatch still won 4-3.

In 2004, Hawk returned to Survivor for the Survivor: All-Stars season. Hawk's tribe, "Chapera" found early success. Her position in the game appeared stable until an incident prompted her to leave. During an immunity challenge, a naked Richard Hatch rubbed up against her, and Hawk became increasingly distraught over the incident the next day. At the next reward challenge, Survivor host Jeff Probst made a passing reference to the incident, which prompted Hawk to respond with a very angry speech, accusing Probst of making light of something that Hawk viewed as harassment. Despite the fact that Hatch had been eliminated on the prior episode (due to other reasons), Hawk claimed that "her mind left the game" and decided to remove herself from the competition.[3][4]

Life after Survivor[edit]

On May 22, 2007, the infotainment television show Access Hollywood broadcast a "Where Are They Now?" segment on Hawk. According to the report, she and her husband now live on a 60-acre (240,000 m2) ranch near Clever, Missouri.[5]

Other appearances[edit]


  1. ^ "Meet the cast of 'Survivor Cambodia: Second Chances'". San Jose Mercury News. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "How and Why People Become Reality TV Villains". VH1. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  3. ^ "Why Sue Quit Survivor". TV Guide. 9 March 2004. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  4. ^ "Hawk's 'All-Star' Absolution of Hatch". People. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  5. ^ "Where Are They Now: 'Survivor' Sue Hawk". Access Hollywood. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  6. ^ a b c d e Susan Hawk at the Internet Movie Database
  7. ^ "Survivor's Susan lands an NBC sitcom gig". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  8. ^ MORROW, TERRY. "'Survivor' Susan Hawk washes up on 'DAG' -". Log Cabin Democrat. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  9. ^ "Survivors Line Up Fall Acting Gigs". 6 January 2006. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  10. ^ "CBS' 'SURVIVOR' SUE WON'T HAWK FOR NBC". Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  11. ^ "Hawk weathers newfound fame, life after 'Survivor'". The Washington Times. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 

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