Laura Boneham - Survivor: Blood vs. Water

Seasons: 1 | Days played: 19.5 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 0

  • Survivor 27: Blood vs. Water (2013) - 12th place, 9th out.
  • Voted out in Episode 1, "Blood Is Stronger Than Anything," then immediately returned to the game when Rupert swapped out for her (Morning 1).
  • Voted out again in Episode 7, "Swoop In For the Kill" (Day 18).
  • Eliminated in a duel in Episode 8, "Skin Of My Teeth" (Day 19).
  • Cumulative totals: In-game - 18.5 days; Redemption Island - 1 day.

Laura Boneham on social media: facebook

Laura Boneham - Career statistics

Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats Overall stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S27: Blood vs. Water 0.55 2.11 0.26 2 11 4 0.41 0.93 - - - 0.66 1.48
Career 0.55 2.11 0.26 2 11 4 0.41 0.93 - - - 0.66 1.48

 

Laura Boneham - Performance ranks

Challenges: MPF percentile

NA

Tribal: VFB% percentile

46%

Tribal: rVAP percentile

7%

Performance ranks are a quick visual measure of the contestant's season vs. historical data from all prior contestants, in three basic (scorable) categories:

1. Performance in individual challenges (MPF), as a measure of "physical game";

2. Ability to vote people out consistently (VFB%, or VFB/TCA), or "strategic game"; and

3. Ability to avoid being voted against (rVAP, or TCA-VAP) - which scales better than a percentage would - for "social/strategic game."

See also: Full glossary for all these abbreviations.

 

Laura Boneham - Challenge record
Survivor 27 logo S27: Blood vs. Water

Sumo at Sea - Ep3 RC/IC

Tribal/team challenge record (4-for-7; 1 sit-out):

  • Blood vs. Water Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Blue Lagoon Bustle" - Swims and rows for Galang, and Galang wins.
  • Blood vs. Water Ep. 2 RC/IC: "In The Barrel" - "Participates" by cheering on Gervase; Galang wins.
  • Blood vs. Water Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Sumo at Sea" - Wins her bout against Katie; Galang wins again.
  • Blood vs. Water Ep. 4 RC/IC: "Boats, Brains and Brawn" - Paddles for Galang, Galang wins again.
  • Blood vs. Water Ep. 5 RC/IC: "Slide Show" - Sits out, as Galang finally loses, 5-2.
  • Blood vs. Water Ep. 6 RC/IC: "Buoy Oh Buoy" - Now with New Galang, swims first with Tina (who forgets to bring back the fish trap), and Galang loses.
  • Blood vs. Water Ep. 7 RC/IC: "Chain Reaction" - Gathers bags for Galang, and again, Galang loses.

 

Individual challenge record (0-for-0):

  • Blood vs. Water: None.
  • [All-Stars Ep. 13 RC: "Survivor Smorgasboard" - Third eliminated, playing in Rupert's place (4th/6, not counted).]
  • [Heroes vs. Villains Ep. 13 RC: "Pass the Bucket" - Paired with Rupert, doesn't win (tie-3rd/6, not counted).]

 

Get a Grip - Ep8 duel

Hero challenge/ duel record (0-for-1): (Mean % finish: 67%)

  • Blood vs. Water Ep. 8 duel: "Get A Grip" - Finishes second, and is eliminated (2nd/3).
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 4
Played: 7
Win%: 0.57
Sat out: 1
Individual challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: -
Mean% Finish: -
Hero challenges/duels
Wins: 0
Played: 1
Win%: 0.00
Mean% Finish: 67%
Laura Boneham - Tribal Council record
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Ep.7 Tribal Council

Idols held/played (0/0):

  • Blood vs. Water: None.

 

VFB - Votes for the person booted (2/4):

 

VAP - Votes against (11):

  • Blood vs. Water, Ep. 1 (Morning 1): Six votes, from Ciera, Caleb, Hayden, Brad, Vytas, and (probably) John (voted out, 6-2-1-1).
  • Blood vs. Water, Ep. 5: One vote, from Laura M.
  • Blood vs. Water, Ep. 7: Four votes, from Vytas, Monica, Tina, and Katie (voted out, 4-1).

 

RECORD: Laura is the first (and thus far only) person voted out twice before the merge in a single season.

 

Jury votes made (0/0):

  • Blood vs. Water: None.
Career totals - Tribal Council
Hidden idols/ advantages
Advantages held/played: 0/0
Idols found: 0
Idols played: -
Votes voided: -
Voting record
VFB: 2
Tribals: 4
VAP: 11
Jury votes
Made: 0
For winners: -
Received: -
Laura Boneham - Pictures
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    Blood vs. Water intro shot
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    Blood vs. Water intro shot
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    Pre-game interview, with Rupert
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    Night Zero, getting boated in with Rupert
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    Morning 1, pre-tribal split
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    Giving Rupert a kiss
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    Not voting for the person booted (yet)
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    Voted out of Tadhana
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    With Candice, facing a trip to RI, unless...
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    About to be saved by the Rupert
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    Talking over Rupert's decision to swap out for her
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    Getting hugs as the newest member of Galang
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    At Galang camp, group hug with the new tribe
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    Preparing food at Galang camp, circa Ep1
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    At Galang camp, chopping coconuts and/or her own hands
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    Ep1 confessional about being the sole newbie on a returning players tribe
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    Listening to Galang's first treemail
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    All-Laura hug! Ep1
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    Galang heading out to their first challenge
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    About to finally get her Galang buff, pre-Ep1 RC/IC
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    Pre-challenge lecture, Ep1 RC/IC
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    Running out with the Galang swimmers/rowers
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    Jumping off the net obstacle
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    Crossing the crates
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    Galang begins their circuitous path back to shore
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    Galang wins! Ep1 RC/IC
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    Galang gets their idol
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    Taking part in Galang's massage line, Ep2
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    Seeing Rupert's arrival at the Ep2 Redemption Island duel
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    Alarmed at the Ep2 duel
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    Rupert loses
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    Giving Rupert a goodbye hug
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    Watching John get the idol clue
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    Getting a hug from Tyson back at camp
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    Enduring more nocturnal Colton antics
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep2 RC/IC
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    Waiting for the barrel group
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    Cheering on Gervase
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    Watching Colton quit, Ep3
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    Treemail time, Ep3
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    Listening to Monica read the Ep3 RC/IC treemail
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep3 RC/IC
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    Beating Katie
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    Cheering for Tina-vs-Katie
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    Post-duel discussion back at Galang camp, Ep4
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    Actually being shown (but not heard)
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    Looks like some coconut bandits got to these
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    Galang, ready to go, pre-Ep4 RC/IC
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    Galang gets off to another slow start
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    Bringing back the crates
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    Galang wins, takes their trophy, Ep4 RC/IC
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    Allegedly feeling out of place in returnee-heavy Galang in Ep5, even though this shot is from Ep1
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    Galang, getting their first look at the new Tadhana tribe
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    Watching the Brad-Monica pre-Ep5 duel discussion
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    Woo! Go Brad!
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep5 RC/IC
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    Opting to sit out
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    This will come up again. Pay attention.
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    All right! First Tribal Council tonight! Ep5
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    This may be a bit of stretch
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    Ha! They totally bought that
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    One of these Lauras must go, Ep5
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    Galang heads to their first Tribal
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    Full Galang tribe, Ep5 Tribal Council
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    Making the case for keeping her
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    Another sad case of Laura-on-Laura voting
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    I made it through my first Tribal Council! Early Ep6
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    With Aras, watching the Ep6 duel
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    Watching Vytas get a clue to burn
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    Watching Tyson let fate decide his new tribe, Ep6 swap
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    Now with New Galang, Ep6 swap
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    New Galang meet-and-greet back at camp
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    Listening to Vytas's prison stories
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    Thinking Vytas's forthrightness reminds her of Rupert
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    New Galang tribe, ready to go (down in flames), Ep6 RC/IC
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    Heading back with Tina, but without the fish trap
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    We have to get what?
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    Ohhhhh. That.
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    Galang probably wins! (Except they don't.) Ep6 RC/IC
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    Time to inaccurately celebrate!
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    Upon further review, New Galang loses.
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    Watching Tina take the blame for the Ep6 RC/IC loss
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    New Galang tribe, Ep6 Tribal Council
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    Watching the Kat-Hayden greeting, pre-Ep7 duel
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    Having a chat with Tina, Ep7
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    Upset that Galang might boot Vytas if they lose the Ep7 RC/IC
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    Making the case for keeping Vytas. Oops.
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    Galang, ready to not win, Ep7 RC/IC
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    Starting line
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    Heading into the obstacle
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    Collecting bags
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    Sorry... Ep7 RC/IC
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    Not pleased with not winning, post-Ep7 RC/IC
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    Giving Vytas the bad (also inaccurate) news that he's getting booted
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    Digging a deeper hole
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    Galang tribe, Ep7 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Vytas
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    Making her own case
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    Well... that didn't work
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    Arrival at Redemption, early Ep8
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    Greeting the existing residents
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    Post-boot confessional, confused at to why Galang would keep Vytas around, heading into the merge
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    Reading the final pre-merge duel treemail, Ep8
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    Arrival at Redemption, Arena
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    Pre-duel lecture from Probst
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    It begins: Ep8 duel
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    Starting to slip a bit
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    Visualizing glue
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    Still going...
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    Down to a battle of the Lauras
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    Barely hanging on...
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    ...and done.
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    Eliminated from the game, 9th person out of Survivor: Blood vs Water
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    Neatly burning her buff as she departs.
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    Blood vs Water reunion show
Laura Boneham - Interviews
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Pre-game interviews

  • Gordon Holmes at MoreWhatnot.com (9/3/13): "Rupert & Laura: 'We Are Going to Be Able to Dominate'"

 

Post-game interviews

  • Rob Cesternino at RobHasAPodcast (11/7/13): "Talking with the Latest Players Eliminated from Survivor -- 11/07/13"
  • Dalton Ross & Jessica Shaw at EW.com (11/7/13): "Was the last Survivor duel fair? John Cody weighs in"
  • Daniel Fienberg at HitFix.com (11/8/13): "Laura Boneham talks Survivor: Blood vs. Water"
  • Gordon Holmes at MoreWhatnot.com (11/13/13): "Castaways Laura and John: Redemption Challenge Was 'Not Fair'"
Laura Boneham - Bio
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From her (and Rupert's) pre-game interview with EW's Dalton Ross:

"Rupert becomes the second player — after Boston Rob — to play the game a fourth time. Will he be as dominant in his fourth outing as Rob was in his? 'I think we're going to make it to the final two,' says Rupert. 'And then one of us will get first and the other one will get second. I'd love a clean sweep where we take first, second and fan favorite because we played the game the way we're supposed to. You don't have to be a horse's butt to win this game. You can't be an angel, but you sure don't have to be an ass.' Agrees Laura, 'I think first and second place is what we have in sight.'"


From her (and Rupert's) official CBS bio page (8/21/13):

"Occupation: Merchandiser

Personal Claim to Fame: Raising a bright, independent, beautiful daughter who is now 13 years old.

Inspiration in Life: My husband, Rupert, is my hero. He has the most amazing strength and passion for life. He continues to help others with no expected rewards. I am exceptionally proud of his run for governor of Indiana.

Hobbies: Scuba diving, waterskiing and art.

Pet Peeves: Mean people and people being treated unfairly.

3 Words to Describe You: Strong, smart and brave.

If You Could Have 3 Things on The Island What Would They Be and Why? 1) Waterproof mascara 2) My journal 3) A pen to write with

Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like: Rupert, my husband, because of his passion for the game.

Reason for Being on SurvivorWinning a million dollars and accomplishing my goal of being on the show.

Why You Think You’ll “Survive” Survivor: I get along very well with all types of people and can make great alliances. I am smarter than people think and I am going to kick ass in challenges.

Why You Think You Will Be the Sole Survivor: I am a huge competitor and game player. I am a leader that can positively bond our tribe. I can fish, forage for food and work exceptionally hard at camp.

What Does It Mean to You to Play Survivor with Your Loved One? For me to have the opportunity to play the game of Survivor is AMAZING! To actually play the game of Survivor with my husband Rupert by my side is an absolute DREAM COME TRUE!"