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Survivor's Stephenie LaGrossa Kendrick TELLS ALL on 'The Traitors', return to TV


Our very own Stephenie LaGrossa Kendrick returned to reality television in 2022 on USA Network's Snake in the Grass, after 13 years away from competing! Now, she's out of retirement, and back with her first multi-episode show since Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains. Stephenie competed on Peacock's new hit reality show, The Traitors. Stephenie visits the Jack Vita Show for the SEVENTH time; this time to discuss her experience competing in Scotland on The Traitors.


Stephenie first appeared on reality television in the year 2005, when she competed on Survivor's tenth season, Survivor: Palau. After outlasting her entire Ulong tribe, she quickly became a fan favorite, and was immediately invited back to play again on the show's eleventh season, Survivor: Guatemala. Five years later, she returned for Survivor's 20th season, Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains. Stephenie's husband Kyle Kendrick enjoyed a ten-year Major League Baseball career and pitched for the 2008 World Series champion Philadelphia Phillies.


Stephenie did extremely well on The Traitors, reaching the show's penultimate episode. She was 'murdered' by the traitors, as the traitors feared she was onto them. Stephenie was the final contestant murdered, just as she was the final remaining member of the Ulong tribe on Survivor: Palau.


Stephenie discusses her return to reality television after over a decade away from competing. How did she come to the decision to return to competition shows? Stephenie tells the story of how she came out of retirement, and discusses what it was like playing a new competition show that had never aired in the United States before. Is there anything she could have done differently in order to obtain a victory? We take a deep dive into Stephenie's time on The Traitors, and hear all about the show from her perspective.


You can follow Stephenie on Instagram @steph_lagrossa_kendrick.


If you missed any of our previous podcast episodes with Stephenie, go back and check them out for more on Snake in the Grass and Survivor: Palau, Survivor: Guatemala and Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains.


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