Vecepia Towery Biography
Vecepia Towery is an American office manager and reality television personality best known for winning the fourth season of Survivor: Marquesas.
How old is Vecepia Towery? – Age
She is 57 years old as of 9 December 2022. She was born in 1965 in Portland, Oregon, United States. Her real name is Vecepia Poneia Towery-Robinson.
Vecepia Towery Family – Education
Roy L. Williams, her nephew, is a former football star who played safety for the Dallas Cowboys. She attended Grant High School and Portland Community College before attending Troy State University in Alabama and earning a bachelor’s degree in human services.
Vecepia Towery Husband – Children
Towery married Leander Robinson, who had made a brief appearance on the episode where the remaining castaways’ loved ones came to visit, while Survivor: Marquesas was still airing. Their son’s birth was later featured on an episode of TLC’s A Baby Story.
Vecepia Towery Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of $5 Million.
Vecepia Towery Survivor
In 2001, Soaring chose to apply for the unscripted television contest show Survivor. She tried looking for information on how to apply on the Internet and by contacting CBS’ New York headquarters directly, but she was unsuccessful and quickly gave up. She resumed her search about a month later, claiming to have received a sign from God, and discovered the necessary application information on CBS’s own website. She was subsequently cast on Survivor: Marquesas, the series’ fourth season.
Initially part of the Maraamu clan, Soaring was not an objective toward the start of the game. She didn’t join the rest of her tribe to vote out Peter Harkey when they lost the first immunity challenge; instead, she and Sean Rector voted for Sarah Jones because they thought she wasn’t doing enough. When Maraamu lost her immunity once more in Episode 2, she voted out Patricia Jackson, the tribe’s mother figure, along with Rector, Rob Mariano, and Jones because of her controlling demeanor. In Episode 3, when the tribe lost its immunity once more, the new alliance of four went after Hunter Ellis, the strongest member of the tribe, and he was voted out.
Towery, Mariano, and Rector were all transferred to the Rotu tribe in Episode Four as a result of a tribal shuffle. However, Jones was left alone on Maraamu and was soon voted out. Mariano, Rector, and Towery were safe going into the merge because they won immunity in Episode Six.
The old Rotu members targeted Towery, Rector, and Mariano’s alliance when the two tribes merged into Soliantu. Mariano, who appeared doomed, was the first target because of his excessive plotting; Even Towery supported him at tribal council in an effort to break away from her previous alliance. At the Final Nine, Towery and Rector persuaded Kathy Vavrick-O’Brien to support them against the Rotu Four; however, in order to secure a majority, they required the votes of Paschal English and Neleh Dennis. English and Dennis were against the idea, but they were able to see that they were competing for fifth or sixth place thanks to an immunity challenge that revealed the game’s hierarchy and the Rotu alliance’s arrogance. Subsequently, Dennis and English favored Imposing, Minister and Vavrick-O’Brien, and removed John Carroll, the Rotu union pioneer.
Zoe Zanidakis, Tammy Leitner, and Robert DeCanio were the first to be voted out of the broken alliance by the new five-way alliance, which was in control of power at the time. Towery and Rector informed Vavrick-O’Brien at the Final Five that she was unquestionably a swing vote because the bond between Dennis and English was too strong to be broken. Rector and Towery remained together and voted against Dennis despite their denial of a partnership. However, Vavrick-O’Brien sided with Dennis and English, which resulted in the defeat of Rector in the election and left Towery without any allies.
Towery, the obvious next target, realized she needed to gain immunity and did so, securing a spot in the Final Three. Realizing she could lose, Vavrick-O’Brien immediately joined forces with Towery in the Final Four. They opposed Dennis, who, along with English, opposed Vavrick-O’Brien. This led to a very close deadlock. The four had two minutes to decide, but they were unable to reach a consensus, so a tie-breaker was used. The remaining three castaways drew rocks to determine who was voted out because Towery had immunity. English was eliminated when he drew the purple rock despite never having received any votes against him. The producers of Survivor made this decision, which caused a lot of controversy and was even acknowledged as a mistake. Since then, the producers have always chosen to use a fire-building challenge over the drawing of rocks in Final Four situations.
When Vavrick-O’Brien and Towery’s alliance reached the Final Three, it appeared as though it would win. However, when Towery lost the endurance immunity challenge, Vavrick-O’Brien and Towery made a deal to give Dennis immunity in exchange for taking Towery to the Final Two. Dennis concurred, and Vavrick-O’Brien lost the election. Dennis and Towery were both accused of hypocrisy by the jury once they reached the Final Two, but Towery explained that she was playing a very strategic game. Carroll, Leitner, DeCanio, and Rector cast their votes for Towery, who prevailed over Dennis by a margin of 4–3 to win the title of Sole Survivor.
Earl Cole of Survivor succeeded Towery as the first African American contestant to win Survivor: Fiji, Survivor’s Jeremy Collins: Cambodia, by Survivor’s Wendell Holland: Maryanne Oketch of Survivor 42 and Ghost Island.