I was a little surprised when I learned that two of classmates from college were going to appear on reality TV shows this fall. But I wasn’t surprised that Sophie Clarke (Willsboro native, medical student, and my classmate and friend) went on to win CBS’s “Survivor.” The Huffington Post basically says it all:
LOS ANGELES — Sophie Clarke slayed the competition on “Survivor: South Pacific.”
The brainy 22-year-old medical student from Willsboro, N.Y., overcame 39-year-old “Survivor” veteran Benjamin “Coach” Wade of Susanville, Calif., and 26-year-old high school baseball coach Albert Destrade of Plantation, Fla., to win the CBS reality competition’s $1 million grand prize Sunday.
Clarke secured her place among the final three contestants on the 23rd edition of “Survivor” by forging a strong alliance from the outset and winning three immunity challenges, including the final physical competition, which ousted 30-year-old “Survivor” veteran Oscar “Ozzy” Lusth of Venice, Calif., from the 39-day survival contest.
Congratulations Sophie! The North Country was well represented.