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Sophie Clarke
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Name: Sophie Georgina Clarke
Born: July 10, 1989
Birth Hometown: Willsboro, New York
Occupation: Medical Student
Healthcare Consultant
Known for: Completing in and winning Survivor: South Pacfic

Sophie Georgina Clarke (born July 10, 1989) is a reality television personality known for competing in and winning Survivor: South Pacific. She later returned for the show's 40th season Survivor: Winners at War, where she finished in 10th place.

Early life[]

Clarke is a native of Willsboro, New York and a graduate of Middlebury College. She attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. She married her husband, Robert Shady, on August 24, 2019.


South Pacific[]

Clarke was one of 18 contestants on Survivor: South Pacific, the 23rd season of Survivor. On the first night, she formed a final five alliance that would dominate the game with fellow contestants Benjamin "Coach" Wade, Rick Nelson, Brandon Hantz, and Albert Destrade. Wade then recruited Edna Ma as the sixth member of their alliance. After the merge, the six player alliance eliminated all of the other players from the game.

Clarke won her first immunity challenge on Day 27 of the game. After that night's tribal council vote, another immunity challenge immediately took place, which she also won. At the game's final immunity challenge, Ozzy Lusth had a significant lead in the beginning, but after he got stuck on the puzzle, Clarke came from behind to win, and Lusth was subsequently voted out and became the last jury member.

With Clarke, Wade, and Destrade as the Final Three, she began to reflect on the game and how it changed her. She felt she outplayed, outlasted and outwitted everyone by winning the most immunity challenges and by keeping her first day alliance intact. In the end, the jury rewarded her in a 6–3–0 vote over Wade and Destrade. She received votes from Hantz, Lusth, Whitney Duncan, Dawn Meehan, Jim Rice, and Keith Tollefson.

Winners at War[]

Clarke came back and competed on the 40th season titled Winners at War. She was a member of the Dakal tribe where she allied with the other unconnected players including Yul Kwon, Nick Wilson, and Wendell Holland. After the tribe swap, she became a member of the new Yara tribe along with fellow former Dakal member Sarah Lacina and three former Sele members ("Boston Rob" Mariano, Ben Driebergen, and Adam Klein). After losing immunity, Clarke quickly found herself in the minority along with Lacina but she was able to find the hidden immunity idol. She gave one half of it to Lacina to solidify their alliance. Lacina gave it back to Clarke before Tribal Council just in case she needed to use it. Lacina and Clarke were successfully able to convince Driebergen and Klein to flip against Mariano and he was voted out unanimously. She later became the 13th person voted off, being blindsided by Tony Vlachos while carrying her idol in her pocket. She finished in tenth place on day 35 after she did not win the opportunity to get back into the game at the final Edge of Extinction challenge.

At the final tribal council, Clarke along with eleven other jury members voted for Vlachos to win.