Monday, December 17, 2012
Lisa Whelchel survived Survivor; didn’t win
She did get fan favorite, however.
We were rooting for Flower Mound's Lisa Whelchel on Survivor: Philippines, and though she made the top three, she did not take home the $1 million check bestowed on the winner, sex therapist Denise Stapley.
Whelchel, who played Blair on The Facts of Life in the '80s, won "fan favorite" in an online vote and was given a $100,000 check. Only two of the cast members of Survivor: Philippines recognized her childhood acting career, which she kept quiet through the series. She reportedly contracted West Nile sometime this year.
The live revelation of the series' winner was delayed due to President Obama's speech from Newtown, Connecticut and the Cowboys' football game.
Staley survived all tribal councils and competed on all three teams, prevailing thanks to the decision of a jury of fellow cast mambers.
Posted from wire reports