Michaela is a 25-year-old vacation-club saleswoman and part-time tutor from Fort Worth, TX, who is playing on Season 33's Vanua (Millennials) Tribe.
SinceSurvivor premiered in late September, Michaela has been clashing with tribemate Jessica "Figgy" Figueroa, but -- as one of two swing votes -- decided to team up with her and get rid of Mari Takahashi at the tribe's last Tribal Council session.
The castaway believes she can "survive" Survivor because she can adapt to everything, is nearly immune to rejection thanks to her experience in sales, is in great shape physically, and is a rational thinker who can separate the game from real life. Want to learn more about her?
- For most of her childhood, she was raised by her godparents who were in their 60s when she was born. As a result, Michaela acts a little older than she is.
- Michaela would describe herself as "intelligent, fun and competitive."
- She graduated college magna cum laude and proudly paid off her $31,000 student loan debt by age 23. After holding down multiple jobs in college, she worked as an admission counselor after graduation and kept her expenses low by eating PB&J for lunch, denying herself cable and Internet and driving an old car.
- Her ultimate life goal is to leave her children's children an inheritance. How about $1 million?!
- If Michaela could have three things with her on the island, they would be a mirror to check her appearance from time to time, a book for stimulation and chocolate to boost her mood.
- This bold, and sometimes stubborn, Texas go-getter doesn't believe in the idea of entitlement.
- Michaela claims to be a combination of the following formerSurvivor standouts: Tasha Fox (Cagayan, Cambodia); Kelley Wentworth (San Juan del Sur, Cambodia); and Natalie Anderson (San Juan del Sur). She can appreciate a loyal yet crafty game, as well as a woman's "inner beast."