Charmaine Fairchild
Contestant Profile
Birth Date December 24, 1941 (1941-12-24) (age 76)
Hometown Rancho Cucamonga, California
Occupation Retired Bus Driver

Survivor: Battle of the Ages

Tribes Atiu
► Suvorov
Placement 11/16
Alliances Atiu Alliance
Challenges Won 8
Votes Against 4
Days Lasted 18
Charmaine Fairchild is a contestant on Survivor: Battle of the Ages. She placed 11th.


Name (Age): Charmaine Fairchild (71)
Tribe Designation: Atiu, Suvorov
Current Residence: Rancho Cucamonga, California
Occupation: Retired Bus Driver
Personal Claim to Fame: Being raised by a single mother at the tail end of World War II with seven older siblings.
Hobbies: Jogging, Spending Time with my grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Baking.
Pet Peeves: Things that are hurtful.
3 Words to Describe You: Strong, Kind, Forgiving
SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: Any older contestant that's played on Survivor.
Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: To break the stereotype of older people being useless.
Why You Think You’ll “Survive” SURVIVOR: My mother raised me to be a tough woman, especially after my father died when I was two due to being shot by a Nazi soldier during the onset of World War II.
Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: I think that people will be impressed by my strength they'll give me the million.

Survivor: Battle of the Ages

Voting History

Charmaine's Voting History
Episode Charmaine's
Voted Against
1 Atiu Tribe Immune
2 Atiu Tribe Immune
3 Atiu Tribe Immune
4 Suvorov Tribe Immune
5 Suvorov Tribe Immune
6 Erick Astor, Erick,
Genette, Kamryn
Voted Out, Day 18
Voted for
Sole Survivor


Returning home from Battle of the Ages, the media in her hometown had a field day with her, for being the oldest female contestant to play. Within a few weeks of returning home, Charmaine was rediagnosed with a mild form of lupus (she's had mild forms of the disease appear and disappear since 43, the last time she was diagnosed was 62). With efforts from people from California, she was able to afford the lupus medication, which she is having a great response from.