PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Another local person has made it onto the CBS reality show “Survivor.”

Laura Alexander grew up in Beaver County and she’s been a serious fan of the show for a long time.

Alexander works in Washington, D.C. dealing with trade in the Middle East.

Now, the show has already been taped except for the finale.

So, she’s been sworn to secrecy as to what happened, but she did talk to me about what it’s like to be a contestant.

Amber Brkich from Brighton Township, Ian Rosenberger from Economy and Jenna Morasca from South Fayette and now you can add Alexander to the list of “Survivor” contestants from our area.

She’s a 2008 graduate of Hopewell High School.

“Jenna, Amber – these girls that are from the same area as me, they’re definitely inspirations. I’ve watched the show for such a long time,” Alexander said.

KDKA-TV’s David Highfield talked with Alexander via Skype and asked her about her “Survivor” strategy.

“I’m a huge fan of the show, so I can bring that knowledge to the game and hopefully it can help me as I go on,” Alexander said.

She calls herself “tiny” and says she might be underestimated as a result. However, she also calls herself a “troublemaker.”

“I think I come off as very sweet, very naïve maybe, but people like to stir things up a little bit. I like to stir things up a little bit,” Alexander said.

Her mom, Valerie, and dad, Ron, are very proud and have the house in Hopewell decorated with “Survivor” paraphernalia.

Even their dog has a bandana to support Alexander’s tribe on the show.

“She can outsmart the other ones. I know you need strength and everything, but I think she’ll be able to outsmart a couple of them there,” Ron said.

“She can be very strategic, she an analyzer and she overlooks a while before she makes decisions,” Valerie said.

To all the people back home, Alexander said she is very appreciative of the support.

“I just want to say thank you so much for all the support. It seriously means the world to me,” Alexander said.

She said as soon as the taping was over, she was starving for real food. Alexander said she had a cheeseburger and ate lots of chocolate.

You can see how she does on KDKA-TV every Wednesday night.


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