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Competing On Survivor Is A “Dream Come True” For Lisa Whelchel

August 20, 2012 03:00 PM by Lisa Princ

The new cast of Survivor has just been announced, and among those heading to the Philippines for the hit show, is none other than Lisa Whelchel, aka Blair Warner from The Facts Of Life. Interestingly enough, Lisa recently revealed that she actually campaigned to get on the show, so this will be a “dream come true” for her.

Blair Warner was actually known for outwitting Mrs. Garrett on the 1980′s sitcom, The Facts Of Life, but will Lisa Whelchel be able to outwit everyone on Survivor? She sure hopes she can! Whelchel recently revealed to EW that being on the show is a “dream come true” for her, and that she actually campaigned in hopes that they would ask her!

“I’ve watched it from the very first episode, and had Survivor parties with my family. A friend of mine said, ‘Let’s just film a little iPhone video of you and you can put it on your Twitter and ask all your followers to retweet it. And maybe they’ll contact you and know you want to be on the show.’ And that’s what happened,” Lisa Whelchel revealed.

And Lisa already has her own plan in mind for dealing with her famous past…wait will all the young folks’ even know who she is? Probably not, but Whelchel has a plan anyway: “I’m not going to volunteer it, but at the same time, even though there are a lot of young people and I’m sure they have no idea who Blair Warner is, there are some older people and even if only one knows it certainly will get around, so I won’t deny it.” Yes, because on Survivor, honesty is the best policy, right?

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