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Natalie Cole - Jabeni (former Goliath) - Voted out Week 5

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Photo and info courtesy CBS.COM

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Age: 56
Hometown: Los Angeles
Current residence: Los Angeles
Occupation: Publishing CEO

Hobbies: Roller skating, traveling (live concerts and plays), and creating things (natural skincare, soaps, cleansers).
 
Pet peeves: People who are negative. People who talk too much listen too little and "can't bust a grape." People who tend to say no before they consider "the yes." People who are quitters as they are too lazy, ignorant, or a combination thereof to do better. 

People who lack motivation but want others to make things happen for them. Sagging pants on young men. When my employees make silly errors that cost me revenue and lastly, when people sign up for things and are not fully committed, thereby negatively impacting results. 
 
Three words to describe you: Competitive, decisive, and persistent.
 
What's your personal claim to fame?
My family, particularly my children and who they are as human beings, followed by my business and entrepreneurial conquests which include becoming the first African-American in a corporate position at the L.A. Times (LAT) to be a Dual-Director as Director of Inside Sales at LAT and Director of Advertising for the Recycler, a separate L.A. Times-owned media business, and later launching the largest black-owned circulating newspaper on the west coast, Our Weekly, and starting my e-commerce business, a natural and organic skincare line.

Who or what is your inspiration in life?
My mother. She was an amazing person, incredibly courageous, authentic, striking woman who raised her family in the church and struggled to shield us from gangs, drugs, and violence while living in the heart of South Central LA. She was "Big Momma" to many and transitioned in September 2015. 

If you could have three things on the island what would they be and why?  
Sunglasses will give me the ability to see things, while hiding my eyes. A body pillow can serve as a mini mattress, warmth, and comfort. A swiss knife; it does it all...right?

Which Survivor contestant are you most like? 
It's very hard to pick only one, but I would say Kim Spradlin. I operate a lot like Kim as we are logical, strategic, and calculating but I'd like to think I would bring more excitement to the game than she did that season as it was a bit predictable. 

What's your reason for being on Survivor?
I love to do over-the-top challenging things that are totally outside of my norm, especially if someone says or expects that I cannot do it. I don't want people to ever think that I am predictable or for them to categorize me in restrictive ways. I have accomplished many things in life that my friends and family will not and often cannot do and yet they live vicariously through me and my sharing experiences and that in and of itself is priceless. 

My other motivation is that Survivor is my dream come true adventure that I know I can absolutely win. To have the opportunity to compete and then to become the Sole Survivor and win the money, is like actors who make a living "acting," live glamourous lives and can then be rewarded Best Actress/Actor at the Oscars. 
 
Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor
I am analytical, logical, calculating, strategic, and can read people well even when they are not openly sharing. I am a young 56-year-old with great energy and people often guess my age to be 10-15 years younger than I am. I understand the game and have always been a risk taker. I am not afraid to make big moves. I am a strong competitor in all that I do. I got this.

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tlh9   

So not *that* Natalie Cole.

I've also wondered before why no one brings, or shows up wearing, sunglasses.  I mean, they're on a fucking island, with lots of sun, that glares off both sand & water.  Are they totally not allowed, or just not allowed for on-camera?

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Always fun watching the SLOWOLD compete against millennial crowds.  Normally, they are my underdog favorites.  This time, I'm firmly on the side of the millennials.  That bossy attitude is her first-class ticket off the island!

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Perfect picture..hand on hip, which is how she spent most of the episode: Hand on hip, telling everyone what to do and how to do it.  I'd be happy to see her go sooner than later.  

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Show of hands... how many people believe that her staff really loves her?  It’s far more likely that they fear her, kiss up to her in front of her, and then run to a bar for liquid therapy!

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tlh9   

A teacher???  I missed that part.  A teacher for who or what, convicts???  With that (as MrsG perfectly put it) "cut-a-bitch" glare???

(my Dad was a Vocational Instructor in a prison for 25 years, so I thought maybe...)

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I"m not sure what she's a teacher of, but she said she was a teacher and she's used to directing students. 

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