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19 Surprising Truths Of Elisabeth Hasselbeck

1. Born and raised in Cranston, Rhode Island, she attended St. Mary Academy – Bay View as a teenager and graduated from Boston College in 1999.

2. In January 2001, Hasselbeck rose to prominence as a contestant on the second season of the American version of Survivor, where she finished in fourth place.

3. In November 2003, Hasselbeck replaced Lisa Ling as the fourth co-host on The View.

4. Hasselbeck announced in November 2015 that she would leave Fox & Friends in order to spend more time with her children; December 22, 2015 was her last show.

5. Elisabeth DelPadre Filarski Her brother, Kenneth, Jr., works as a lawyer and aspiring musician.

6. Their father is of Polish descent and their mother is of Italian ancestry.

7. Hasselbeck was raised Roman Catholic and attended St. Mary School in Cranston, followed by St. Mary Academy – Bay View in East Providence, where she graduated in 1995. She would also meet future husband Tim Hasselbeck, who was starting quarterback for the football team.

8. With a concentration on large scale paintings and industrial design, Hasselbeck graduated with a BFA in 1999. Hasselbeck started working for Puma in 1998, while attending Boston College.

9. In 2001, Hasselbeck was cast in Survivor: The Australian Outback, and was originally a member of the Kucha tribe.

10. She avoided being voted out at the first Tribal Council in which her tribe attended.

11. She then went on a winning streak but lost once again in episode five, where they voted out Kimmi.

12. When the merge came, she lasted almost nine hours in the first individual immunity challenge in which contestants had to stand on a perch in the water for as long as possible.

13. When the first vote came, her tribemate Jeff was voted out due to his previous votes cast against him.

14. This led to another Kucha member Alicia being voted out and sent to the jury.

15. She was next on the block when the biggest threat in her original tribe, Nick, won immunity, but she swayed the votes of Ogakor members Tina Wesson and Colby Donaldson her way, and had the villainous Jerri Manthey voted out.

16. At the final five, her closest ally throughout the entire game, Rodger Bingham, was voted out.

17. She then became the sole remaining Kucha member and was voted out, coming in fourth overall.

18. She was one of two people who were asked to return for Survivor: All Stars and declined, the other being Colleen Haskell of Survivor: Borneo.

19. Although Hasselbeck previously saw herself as a “behind the scenes” kind of person and not interested in career television, or playing pundit, her agent was eager to showcase her competitive client and she auditioned for The View in 2003. Hasselbeck was one of a number of women who guest-hosted to replace outgoing The View co-host Lisa Ling, who left the show at the end of 2002.

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