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Wanda Shirk

Wanda Shirk, Survivor: Palau
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''Survivor: Palau'': Meet Wanda Shirk

Eliminated Feb. 17, 2005

AGE 55

HOMETOWN Ulysses, Pa.

OCCUPATION English teacher

THE SCOOP This wacky mother of two has also been a foster parent to 25 children and has taken in exchange students from three countries.

PROS Solo-backpacked 85 miles in the Pennsylvania mountains at age 50.

CONS The island's eldest woman is unlikely to win immunity pitted against the young cubs in the physical challenges.

Originally posted Feb 11, 2005