Krista Klumpp, a 2008 Auburn University graduate from Smiths Station, Ala., appeared on Wednesday's premiere of "Survivor: Redemption Island." Did she go home?
Krista didn't even go to Tribal Council. Her tribe, Zapatera, won the first immunity challenge so they were all safe.
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It’s not what you’d expect from a former local pageant queen: Krista Klumpp looked forward to not having to wash her hair while appearing on “Survivor.”
Klumpp, a 2008 Auburn University graduate from Smiths Station, Ala., is among the 18 cast members on “Survivor: Redemption Island.” The show premieres tonight on CBS.
Klumpp is a former Auburn head cheerleader who held pageant titles like Miss Phenix City and Miss Smiths Station.
In a video on the “Survivor” website, Klumpp expresses excitement at the thought of not having to wash her hair for 39 days. She also says she doesn’t like to fit molds.
A profile on the “Survivor” website lists her age as 25. She’s currently a pharmaceutical rep living in South Carolina.
Klumpp is ready for the demands of “Survivor” -- at least according to her close friend, Andrea Bostick. They cheered together at Auburn and now work for the same pharmaceutical company.
“I know Krista is extremely good at building relationships,” she said. “Krista is not scared to voice her opinion.”
Those skills are essential this season, perhaps more so than any past installment of “Survivor.”
The new season, which was filmed in Nicaragua, includes a Redemption Island twist. Upon being voted off, contestants go to Redemption Island instead of being sent home. To stay on the island, they must survive a duel with the next eliminated contestant.
The “Survivor: Redemption Island” cast includes two divisive players from past seasons: Russell Hantz and Rob “Boston Rob” Mariano.