Lawrence Ridley
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Contestant Profile
Birth Date September 20, 1959
Hometown New Haven, Connecticut
Occupation Restaurant Owner

Survivor: Japan - Civil War

Tribes Ashikaga
Placement 17/20
Alliances 0
Challenges Won 0
Votes Against 10
Days Lasted 7

Lawrence Ridley is a contestant on UltimateGambit's Survivor fan fiction Survivor: Japan - Civil War.


Name (Age): Lawrence Ridley, 55

Current Residence: New Haven, Connecticut

Occupation: Restaurant owner

Personal Claim to Fame: I own a restaurant that is popular in one of the largest cities in Connecticut. It's not exactly a five star restaurant in New York City, but it's still something to be proud of.

Inspiration in Life: Steve Jobs. He revolutionized technology and made a ridiculous amount of money in the process.

Hobbies: Reading, playing golf, and trying new gourmet foods.

Pet Peeves: People who are lazy and/or unmotivated.

3 Words to Describe You: Calculating, cerebral, and pragmatic.

If You Could Have 3 Things on The Island What Would They Be and Why? My phone so I could keep running my restaurant, a good biography to help me take my mind off the game when needed, and my favorite necktie so I can look presentable on TV.

SURVIVOR contestant you are most like: Artis Silvester.

Reason for being on SURVIVOR: I was sick of seeing how foolishly a lot of today's competitors were playing, so I wanted to show the kids how it's done.

Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: I bring plenty of leadership and management skills to the table. I know that I have the potential to dominate this game from a strategic standpoint.

Lawrence has always been known as a leader with a flair for business, so it was no surprise when he opened his own restaurant at the age of twenty-seven. Thanks to that investment, he is now almost a millionaire. He plans to use his leadership skills to cruise through the game, and to use the money to help expand his restaurant.

Survivor: Japan - Civil War

At the beginning of the game, Lawrence was chosen to be the daimyo of the Ashikaga tribe by virtue of age. He got the first selection in the schoolyard pick that would determine the initial tribes, choosing Shannon Mobley, Kyle Nichols, Beth Spurlock, Bryce Dunn, Jasmine Taylor, Patton Southwell, Phoebe Moreira, and Landon Mays in that order. Hannah Marshall also joined the tribe due to being the last woman left.

Lawrence quickly proved to be an ineffective leader, as his tribe lost every challenge, first having to vote out Beth when she fell ill, then the athletic Jasmine when her attitude caused friction at camp. Worse still, Patton was targeting him from day one, wanting the second vote that came with being the tribe daimyo. On day 7, in the second phase of a double tribal council, Patton got his wish and Lawrence was voted out in a 6-2-1 vote.

Voting History

Lawrence's Voting History
Episode Lawrence's
Voted Against
1 Beth (2) Beth, Patton,
Phoebe, Shannon
2 Jasmine,
3 Kyle (2) Hannah, Kyle, Landon,
Patton, Phoebe, Shannon
Voted Off, Day 7


Lawrence is one of three African-American contestants on Survivor: Japan - Civil War.

Lawrence is the oldest contestant on Survivor: Japan - Civil War.

Lawrence bears a slight resemblance to Breaking Bad antagonist Gustavo Fring.