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.
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