Lisa Whelchel took home the “Fan Favorite” vote during Survivor: Phillipines in 2012, garnering The Facts of Life actress a cool $100,000 in prize money. Although she didn’t take home the $1 million grand prize (she tied for second place), Lisa wants her fans to know how much winning that money changed her life.
“I owe my fans a lot because it was because of them that I was voted the Fan Favorite and that paid for me to move out to California after my divorce, and get back to acting,” Lisa told The Ashley at ‘The Facts of Life’ 35th Reunion event, held on Monday in Beverly Hills. “I am forever grateful to my fans for that.”
Lisa, who divorced her husband of 24 years in 2012, said she was shocked at the support the ‘Survivor’ fans gave her throughout the process.