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« on: August 23, 2006, 09:21:43 AM »
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Candice Woodcock was born and raised in Fayetteville, North Carolina. She graduated from Terry Sanford High School where she was president of her class and captain of the soccer and cross country teams. She received a perfect score on the math portion of her SATs.

Woodcock won full merit scholarships to both the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University. She accepted the Morehead Scholarship to attend UNC-Chapel Hill and eventually received her Bachelor of Science Degree in biology and psychology with a minor in chemistry.

SURVIVOR: AFRICA inspired Woodcock to do service work in Africa. Following her freshman year of college, she spent 10 and a half weeks living in a mud hut with a tribal family in the western highlands of Kenya. She taught primary and secondary school in the village and designed her own service project where she ran a clinic that distributed over 700 pairs of eyeglasses that had been donated by parties in the United States. Inspired by her work in Kenya, Woodcock became the fundraising director and then executive director of Students for Students International, a completely student-run, non-profit organization at UNC-Chapel Hill that gives scholarships to students in Zimbabwe and Tanzania. Woodcock also spent a summer studying health care in Chile and Peru and another summer splitting her time between work at the Cancer Clinic at George Washington University Hospital and La Clinica del Pueblo, a free Latino clinic in Washington, D.C.

After graduation, Woodcock decided to take a year off before continuing her studies. She worked full-time for six months as an Assistant Director of Clinical Trials and as a Director of External Practice Development for an ophthalmology practice, and then part-time for the following six months. She has just begun graduate school at Georgetown University to attain a Master's Degree in physiology and biophysics. She then plans to attend medical school. She hopes to use her medical degree to do service work in developing countries and also in underserved areas of the U.S.

Woodcock enjoys spending time with her family and friends, working out, playing sports, being in the water and playing with her dog, Louis James.

Woodcock currently resides in Washington, D.C. Her birth date is November 12, 1982.

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Re: Candice
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2006, 10:48:04 AM »
well her time in africa and peru shoudl help her with the eliments.  If she can get along with her tribe mates she will go far.

**soccer tema captians, went to africa ~ sounds like she will be friends with Ethan

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Re: Candice
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2006, 10:59:32 AM »
is it wrong of my to giggle when reading her last name? she is very very hot!!  :lol: :angel:
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« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2006, 11:01:51 AM »
‘Survivor’ gets local castaway

By Jessica Banov
Assistant features editor

Candice Woodcock slept in mud huts in Kenya for more than two months. She lived on the open sea in a sailboat off the coast of Maine for almost three months.

Both experiences taught her hardship, but will they help her outwit, outplay and outlast 19 other castaways hungry for $1 million on CBS’s “Survivor”?

Woodcock, a graduate of Terry Sanford High School — and a University of North Carolina Morehead scholar — was announced as one of the contestants of the popular reality show on Wednesday’s “The Early Show.”

The 13th season of “Survivor,” filmed on the Cook Islands, premieres Sept. 14 at 8 p.m. on CBS.

Woodcock, a local soccer standout in high school, graduated from Terry Sanford in 2001 and attended UNC-Chapel Hill on the Morehead scholarship. She graduated from UNC in 2005. She is described as athletic, intelligent and driven — three traits that make a good competitor.

“The whole family has been fans of that show since the inception,” her father, Michael Woodcock, said in a telephone interview Wednesday. He is an ophthalmologist in Fayetteville, and his wife, Debbie, was born here. “We’re real excited to get to see the show. Obviously, to have a personal local interest is going to be a little different for us than the rest of the folks.”

Overnight, Woodcock has gone from Georgetown University medical student to reality star. Search her name on the Internet, and it pops up in hundreds of stories related to Wednesday’s announcement.

And, as is the case with many reality shows, fans and critics have started speculating about the contestants on message boards.

Candice Woodcock is forbidden to talk to the media until the tribe has spoken to eliminate her — or she wins the cash. For now, there is a list of people approved by CBS who are allowed to talk to reporters and to defend her if need be.

“I think we’re going to have some thick skin,” Michael Woodcock said. “There will be folks that will have their opinions. We’ve got to not take those personally. We hope the celebrity that comes along with this won’t be a distraction for her and what she wants to do with the rest of her life.”

Candice Woodcock is not the only “Survivor” contestant who has had Fayetteville ties.

In December 2003, Sandra Diaz-Twine, a former soldier, won the booty on “Survivor: Pearl Islands.” She had lived in Fayetteville from 1998 to 2001 when her husband was stationed here. When the show taped, she lived in Fort Lewis, Wash.

The latest twist
On Wednesday, while much of the discussion in the Woodcock family was about their daughter, most of the “Survivor” watercooler chatter across the country dealt with the show’s controversial new twist.

The show’s 20 contestants will be split into four tribes along racial and ethnic lines — white, black, Hispanic and Asian, CBS said Wednesday. Eventually, the tribes will merge.

Jeff Probst, host of the show, said the network was worried the racial divide might offend viewers.

“It’s very risky because you’re bringing up a topic that is a hot button,” Probst told the Associated Press. “There’s a history of segregation you can’t ignore. It is part of our history.

“But the biases from home can’t affect you. This is an equal opportunity game.”

Becca Jane Ayers, Woodcock’s roommate from UNC, said she was initially taken aback when she heard about the concept. But she said contestants who want to win will have to work with members of all groups.

Candice’s personality will help her do that, said Ayers, a Raleigh native who now lives in Aspen, Colo.

“She cares a lot about people,” Ayers said. “I think she has a great ability to read people and to figure people out. She is not going to jump into anything until she has a plan.”

Candice’s father said his daughter is a true student of the game — and is competitive. When she watches the show, she critiques contestants’ decisions and alliances.

“She studied every one of those games,” he said. “It was just fascinating to her. She was made for the game.”

Woodcock had a double major in biology and psychology at UNC. That could help her when it comes to the battle of wits and forming alliances with other contestants, he added.

“She has parents who are very competitive, and she figured out how to manipulate us,” Michael Woodcock joked. “How she is going to do, I have no idea. We’ll all be surprised together.”

Candice Woodcock’s trip to the Cook Islands, located in the South Pacific between Tahiti and Australia, has been shrouded in secrecy. Once she got to a certain point in the application process, family members and a few close friends had to sign confidentiality agreements with multimillion-dollar penalties.

Ayers said she did not know Woodcock had gone to compete on the show. She had her suspicions when e-mails and phone calls weren’t returned.

Michael Woodcock told his daughter to bulk up in weight before going on the show. Most contestants are emaciated from the diet of rice and water. After that, no one knows how she fared in competition, although filming has concluded.

But as a fan of the show, her father likes it that way.

“She didn’t want to ruin it for us,” he said. “She’s very tight-lipped.”