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Survivor: Redemption Island


2009: Debra “Debbie” Beebe and James “J.T.” Thomas Jr. on
“Survivor: Tocantins — the Brazilian Highlands”

2010: James “J.T.” Thomas Jr. on
“Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains”

Krista Klumpp, Survivor: Redemption Island

Krista Klumpp, a native of Fairhope, competes
on “Survivor: Redemption Island.”

Beauty queen. Head cheerleader. Sales representative. Alabamian. Reality TV competitor.

Krista Klumpp looks to add champion to that list of titles on “Survivor: Redemption Island.” For the third consecutive year, an Alabama native has taken part on the CBS reality show, which pits contestants against each other for rewards, immunity and a $1 million prize.

She and 17 other hopefuls take on the wilds of Nicaragua each week.

Wade on Birmingham provided features and weekly recaps of the reality competition, which debuted Feb. 16, 2011.

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  • Jan. 13 | Fairhope woman Krista Klumpp part of “Survivor: Redemption Island”
    Pharmaceutical sales rep to compete for $1 million prize.
  • March 26 | Krista Klumpp: the mediator in a short-lived ‘Survivor’ alliance
    What went wrong? How did she come into such a controversial alliance? And what didn’t get shown on television?

Episode recaps

  • Episode 1 | Feb. 16: A game of What Ifs
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    Krista becomes the invisible woman as the game gets under way.
  • Episode 2 | Feb. 23: Lead, follow or get more camera time
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    Will Krista take a chance on a new alliance?
  • Episode 3 | March 2: The 3-6 split
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    Krista goes hunting for the hidden immunity idol; one tribe considers throwing a challenge.
  • Episode 4 | March 9: The taste of bittersweet
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    Krista is on the outs with Zapatera; Russell fights for his life.
  • Episode 5 | March 16: Thy fearful symmetry
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    A challenge loss forces two allies into a difficult situation.
  • Episode 6 | March 23: So it is written
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    Krista faces off against the champion of Redemption Island.

Episode previews

  • Episode 1 | Feb. 16: The question mark
    Krista’s journey in Nicaragua is set to begin, but this season’s twists could knock everyone off balance.
  • Episode 2 | Feb. 23: Testosterone extreme
    Which supervillain will emerge victorious?
  • Episode 3 | March 2: Redeem or die
    Can Krista pull off a big blindside? Plus, the first Redemption Island duel.
  • Episode 4 | March 9: Rumble in the jungle
    Krista looks to bounce back after a major setback.
  • Episode 5 | March 16: The smoked monster
    Krista and her ally are on their own; Boston Rob may face a challenger in Phillip.
  • Episode 6 | March 23: Live for today
    Krista has one last chance to save herself.

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Plus: full coverage of
“Survivor: Tocantins — the Brazilian Highlands” (2009)
“Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains” (2010)

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