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Lisa Whelchel Almost Unrecognizable To Her Brother During His Survivor Visit

December 06, 2012 07:45 AM by Lisa Princ

Lisa Whelchel was one of the final six contestants last night on Survivor: Philippines, who happened to be rewarded with visits from their loved ones. After battling her way to get this far on the show, Lisa’s brother was shocked when he got a glimpse of her during the emotional reunion.

While most of the family members who made their way to Survivor to visit their loved ones were thrilled, Lisa Whelchel’s brother’s initial reaction was shocked at how Lisa looked! 28-year-old Justice Coleman, Lisa’s younger brother, spoke to People Magazine explaining his reaction to his seeing his sister: “I almost didn’t recognize her. She looked absolutely ragged: physically and emotionally torn up. I was imagining a big smile on her face, since she was so deep into the game and doing so well, but she started crying so hard. I was legitimately concerned for her.”

Since Lisa Whelchel is what her family refers to as a “Survivor super fan,” Coleman was expecting to see a huge smile and extreme happiness when he visited his sister. But that is not what he got, as he went on to tell the magazine: “She broke down in my arms and was sobbing so hard and it was hard for me not to cry. I wasn’t expecting her to be at the end of her rope,” adding: “I wasn’t prepared to see her at that level of desperation. It was immediately obvious she had hit rock bottom.”

Something tells us that Justice Coleman has not watched the show himself, or he would realize that the players are usually homesick, hungry, and often very tired by this point in the game.

What do you think of Lisa Whelchel? Does she have what it takes to go all the way on Survivor? We know you have an opinion and we want to hear it. Comment below to share your thoughts!

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4 Responses to “Lisa Whelchel Almost Unrecognizable To Her Brother During His Survivor Visit”

  1. VICKI Says:
    December 6th, 2012 at 8:43 am


  2. Louise Says:
    December 6th, 2012 at 11:04 am

    I would love to see her win. I hope she makes that big move to get rid of Malcom.

  3. Sandy Says:
    December 6th, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    I think she protrays to be a christian, but has got lost along the way, i know it is outlast, outwit, outplay, but if she can’t take the heat from Malcom, GET OUT OF THE KITCHEN11111111111111

  4. Jo Says:
    December 10th, 2012 at 8:55 am

    I’m tired of her whining and going for the sympathy vote. They’re all there to win. Send her home, then Abi. Let Denise, Malcolm and Skupin fight it out! Really wish RC could’ve made it to the final.


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