Being a student, Spencer needed income to bear his expenses. He was looking for a quick fix and not for a job that might hinder his career.
CBS’s Survivor show was the perfect place for Bledsoe to find that quick fix. Given the 1 million dollar prize, this was a golden chance for Bledsoe to make it happen.
Spencer also joined the show to have a lifelong experience. However, the problem was that there were other contestants as well who were far more experienced and old in age than Spencer. Bledsoe has participated in two seasons of Survivor. Cagayan and Cambodia.
Unfortunately, Spencer didn’t win but he performed very well in both seasons and secured a fine amount of money for his dreams.
As you know that in the Survivor show, people have to survive in distant places of the world. They have to adapt according to the conditions of that place.
Survivors have to find food, water, and shelter on their own. Now, the wild is a hard place.
So, sometimes contestants find it very hard to find enough resources and have to live without eating for several days and it has certain effects on their health. After all, it’s the art of surviving. Spencer faced the same effects.
Spencer Lost Weight Both Times on Survivor
Setting aside the political drama that Spencer had to deal with on the show, let’s focus on something equally important: his health.
As we’ve mentioned before, the wilderness in Survivor doesn’t cut anyone any slack. It’s a tough place where you either make it through or face elimination. And in this case, losing means saying goodbye to both money and fame.
Spencer Bledsoe really gave it his all on the show. But the wild threw some health challenges his way.
During the Cagayan season, Spencer shed a whopping 23 pounds (equivalent to about 10 kilograms). The culprit? Well, it was a combination of sleepless nights and scarce food. And when he returned for Survivor Cambodia, he ended up losing even more weight, with the scale showing a loss of over 25 pounds.
Now, here’s something interesting: Spencer was all set to participate in the 40th season of Survivor. However, when the title changed to “Winners at War,” he had to step aside.
Also, read how Russell Hantz lost 60 Pounds while trying to survive.
Where is Spencer now?
As of now, Spencer is living with his family and is continuing his studies in Economics. Bledsoe has regained his lost weight.
Being on the show and trying to survive was a very hard experience but Spencer defined it as “worth having”. He defined the experience as a “roller-coaster and some of the best times, I’ve had in my life”.