|Monica Padilla is the
first in her family to not only complete her
undergraduate degree but also obtain a Juris Doctor.
Recently, she graduated from the Thomas Jefferson
School of Law in San Diego, where she perfected,
what she describes as, her power of persuasion. She
fully intends to use her beauty and the fact that
she “can sell ice cubes to an Eskimo” to her
advantage in the game.
Exotic looks, in addition to intellect, have landed
her a wide range of jobs, such as a clerk position
at a well-known investment firm, as well as a
position playing a theme park Pocahontas. With the
keen ability to change from bookworm to party girl
in a matter of moments, she is sure she will be able
to adapt to anything she comes across on the island.
She says that while in the Samoan wilderness, she
will miss partying, clubbing and lunch with friends
the most, which was exactly what she did in her free
time even as she was in the home-stretch of
obtaining her degree.
Much like Parvati and Amanda (from SURVIVOR:
MICRONESIA), she plans to be as “sweet as pie,”
while subtly using the “flirt card,” in order to
come off as endearing rather than overbearing. In
addition to killing her fellow castaways with
kindness, she has every intention of pulling her own
weight around camp while studying their words and
actions meticulously to “learn about her enemies
before she chooses her weapon.” Confident that she
can win the title of Sole Survivor, Monica plans to
buy a designer purse as her first selfish purchase.
Monica resides in San Diego, Calif. and her birthday
is July 14th.