October 11, 2011

Yakama woman on Survivor: South Pacific

Slice of Yakima:  Wapato native still a 'Survivor'

By Pat MuirElyse Umemoto survived Miss America as second runner-up in 2008; now, four episodes into "Survivor: South Pacific," she's trying to survive again.

Umemoto, who lives in Las Vegas, is among 18 contestants on the long-running CBS reality show. The 2001 Wapato High School graduate is a member of the Savaii tribe on the show, which premiered Sept. 14 and will air its fifth episode at 8 o'clock tonight.
Elyse Umemoto from Yakama Nation competes on 'Survivor'Elyse Umemoto, a member of the Yakama Nation of Washington, is a contestant on Survivor: South Pacific.

Umemoto, 27, grew up on the reservation. She placed second runner-up in the Miss America pageant in 2008.

In addition to being Yakama, Umemoto is German, Hispanic and Japanese.
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