Lauren Harpe: 5 Things To Know About The Teacher Competing On ‘Survivor’ Season 44

Lauren Harpe is a major challenge threat heading into the season finale of 'Survivor'. Here's five things to know about Lauren.

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  • Lauren Harpe is one of five finalists heading into the finale of ‘Survivor’ season 44.
  • She’s won two individual immunity challenges.
  • She’s an elementary school teacher.

Lauren Harpe has had a quiet edit on Survivor season 44, but she’s still been major threat. The 31-year-old had an Extra Vote and won two individual immunity challenges. Lauren is the last Ratu standing heading into the finale, where she’ll have to beat out the dominant Tika alliance to win the game.

Before she flew to Fiji, Lauren said that she felt prepared for the fast-paced gameplay on Survivor, being that she’s an elementary school teacher and a single mom. And Lauren has definitely lived up to her word. Here’s five things you need to know about Lauren Harpe.

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Lauren Harpe (Photo: CBS)

Lauren lives in Texas.

Lauren is from Port Arthur, Texas. She now lives in Mont Belvieu, Texas. Lauren is the only contestant from Survivor 44 who is from Texas.

She’s a teacher.

Lauren is an elementary school teacher in Houston. After the season started airing, Lauren posted an adorable photo of all of her students wearing “Team Lauren” Survivor shirts. “It’s such a blessing , and the kids are beyond excited!! Some of them have worn them a few days in a row!” Lauren wrote.

She’s a recent divorcee.

Lauren talked about her divorce in her pre-game interview with Parade. She said her split from her husband, who is the father of her two children, was “physically, mentally, emotionally, and financially taxing on my body.” But Lauren noted that her life hardships could also prepare her for the struggles on Survivor.

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Lauren Harpe on ‘Survivor’ (Photo: CBS)

She’s a single mom.

Lauren has been a single mom to her two sons ever since her divorce. She got pregnant when she was 21 years old. She told Parade that her “day-to-day life” revolves around her sons’ needs. Lauren has posted such cute pictures of her sons on Instagram.

She’s active on social media.

Lauren isn’t just on Instagram — she’s also active on TikTok, Twitter, and Facebook. Lauren has been using her social media accounts to promote her Survivor season. After CBS announced the cast at the beginning of 2023, Lauren took to Instagram to let her followers know about the big news. “I was given the honor to compete on Season 44 of SURVIVOR and can’t wait for you all to see it!!” she wrote. “This opportunity was mind-blowing to me and truly manifested through prayer and obedience! “