Leslie Nease - Survivor: China
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Seasons: 1 | Days: 9 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 0

Survivor: China (2007) - 14th place, 3rd out.

  • Voted out in Episode 3, "I Lose Two Hands and Possibly a Shoulder!" (Day 9).

Leslie Nease - Career statistics

Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats Overall scores
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S15: China 0.27 0.77 0.35 0 6 1 -0.75 0.00 - - - -0.40 0.27
Career 0.27 0.77 0.35 0 6 1 -0.75 0.00 - - - -0.40 0.27
Leslie Nease - Challenge record
  • S15 logo China challenges
    Dragon Dance - Ep1 IC
    Clear the Deck - Ep3 RC

    Tribal/team challenge record (2-for-5; 2 sit-outs):

    • China Ep. 1 IC: "Dragon Dance" - Carries a pole, and Fei Long wins.
    • China Ep. 2 RC: "Chinese Checkers" - Gets muddy, and Fei Long wins again.
    • China Ep. 2 IC: "Gate Crasher" - Sits out of a Fei Long win against an underfed Zhan Hu.
    • China Ep. 3 RC: "Clear the Deck" - The Fei Long women lose all three bouts, Fei Long loses, 3-2; Leslie kidnapped.
    • China Ep. 3 IC: "Blade Runner" - Sits out; Fei Long loses for a second straight time.


    Individual challenge record (0-for-0):

    • China: None.


    Redemption Island duel record (0-for-0):

    • China: None.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 2
    Played: 5
    Win%: 0.40
    Sat out: --
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
Leslie Nease - Tribal Council record
  • S15 logo China Tribal
    Ep3 Tribal Council
    Ep3 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played (0/0):

    • China: None.


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (0/1):

    • China: None.


    VAP - Votes against (6):

    • China, Ep. 3: Six votes, from Todd, Amanda, Denise, James, Jean-Robert, and Aaron (voted out, 6-2).


    Jury votes made (0/0):

    • China: None.
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: 0
    Votes voided: --
  • Voting record
    VFB: 0
    Tribals: 1
    VAP: 6
  • Jury votes
    Made: 0
    For winners: --
    Received: --
Leslie Nease - Pictures
  • S15 logo China image gallery
Leslie Nease - Interviews
  • S15 logo China interviews

    Pre-game interviews

    • Leslie's Survivor audition tape (YouTube)
    • CBS pre-game interview: "You know, I think that being a Christian radio host is really gonna be helpful to me, on so many levels. Just the fact that I'm a Christian is very helpful to me, because I have my faith."
    • Probst pre-game assessment from TV Guide online (8/20/07): "Being a Christian-radio host can hurt you if your religious beliefs come ahead of making decisions in this game — say, you can't lie to somebody because of your faith. On the other hand, people might trust you and you could pull the wool over their eyes."


    Post-game interviews

    • Christopher Rocchio at RealityTVWorld (10/05/07): "Leslie Nease talks about her Survivor: China experience"
    • Eric Goldman at IGN.com (10/10/07): "Survivor: China Interview - Leslie"
    • Nina Hämmerling Smith at TVGuide.com (11/13/07): "Survivor: China's Ousted Sister Christian Has One Regret"
    • SurvivorOz podcast interview (6/12/12): "Leslie Nease Interview"
Leslie Nease - Bio
  • S15 logo China bio

    From her official CBS Survivor: China bio page:


    "Leslie Nease's stepfather was a United States Marine, so she traveled with her family all over the world. She attended and graduated from Kubasaki High School in Okinawa, Japan. Moving back to the United States, Nease attended two years of college at Shepherd College in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.


    Nease currently works as a Christian host for a midmorning radio show. She is on the air from 9 am until noon, and then spends the rest of her day being mom to her four kids, Stephanie, Tommy, Kennedy and Peyton. She also teaches fitness classes three nights a week (step, kickboxing, sculpt and cycle) and has her own speaking ministry where she encourages others in their faith. She has written a book about fitness & spirituality called Body Builders. She has previously worked as a personal trainer and waitress.


    Nease's hobbies include reading and studying scripture, writing poetry, yard sales and camping with her family. Her favorite sport is volleyball. She describes herself as energetic, passionate and overwhelming. Her favorite topics are what she considers to be her "Four Fs": Faith, Family, Friends and Fitness. She was Mrs. North Carolina in the Mrs. USA pageant in Las Vegas in August 2001. In March 2003, she was the first New York finalist in the Regis & Kelly co-host search when Kelly went on maternity leave. In April 2006, she went on a mission trip to La Paz, Cochabamba and Santa Cruz, Bolivia, where they spent most of their time outdoors in the Andes Mountains visiting Compassion International-sponsored children in underdeveloped areas.


    Nease has auditioned for Survivor every season for the past five years. She always wanted to experience Survivor for herself and decided she wasn't giving up. She never let the rejection get her down, but instead allowed it to fuel her passion for the adventure. Finally, after 11 audition tapes, her dream is coming true.


    Nease currently resides in Tega Cay, South Carolina with her husband of 18 years, Rod. They have one dog, Buddy. Her birth date is March 25, 1969."