- Frannie Marin is a contestant on season 44 of ‘Survivor.’
- Her showmance partner, Matt Blankinship, was voted out.
- She is a clinical research coordinator.
As a Survivor superfan, Frannie Marin is living her dream on the islands of Fiji on season 44. The 24-year-old started off the game on the dominant Soka tribe, where she formed a flirtatious bond with her tribemate Matt Blankinship. After the merge, a twist split the final 11 into two groups, and Matt was separated from Frannie and the rest of their allies. Frannie won immunity for her whole group, sending Matt’s group to Tribal Council, where he was voted out by the Ratu alliance. Frannie was in tears as she watched Matt go home, but the good news is that Matt confirmed in his exit interviews that he and Frannie are dating!
Following Matt’s elimination, Frannie is on her own in the game. But if anyone can recover from losing their closest ally and still win, it’s Frannie. Here’s everything you need to know about Frannie.
Frannie is from Minnesota.
Frannie grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota. Ironically, two other season 44 contestants, Carolyn Wiger and Sarah Wade, are also from Minnesota. Frannie now lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
She studied psychology in college.
Frannie went to college at the University of Minnesota, where she majored in psychology and minored in integrative neuroscience, according to her LinkedIn. She was also involved in the university honors program and choir. Frannie graduated with her Bachelor’s of Science in 2021.
She’s a clinical research coordinator.
Since August 2021, Frannie’s been working as a clinical research coordinator at the Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) Center for Mindfulness and Compassion. In college, she had a job as an undergraduate research assistant at the RIMA Lab.
She’s a big ‘Survivor’ fan.
Frannie talked about her love for Survivor in her pre-game interview with Parade magazine. She said the first season she watched was season 28, won by Tony Vlachos. “I love that season, obviously, and was just immediately hooked. I went back and watched almost every single season,” Franie said. “I have studied this game so much. And I’m just steeped in the culture of Survivor for the past couple of years,” she added.
Frannie is queer.
Frannie identifies as queer, as do five other contestants on season 44. She’s open about her sexuality on her social media, but she hasn’t touched on it on the show, yet.