Meet Stephenie LaGrossa, Kyle Kendrick’s girlfriend. Stephenie is a former Survivor contestant, having appeared on the popular reality show for two seasons, Survivor Palau and Survivor Guatemala. Read a biography of Stephenie plus see photos and video below.
Stephenie LaGrossa, the girlfriend of former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Kyle Kendrick, is now his fiance, as the two have recently become engaged.
Kyle proposed to Stephenie during the All-Star break while the two were in Atlantic City. The couple have been dating for over a year. Stephenie is readying an off season home for herself and Kyle in Seattle, with plans of a November 2010 wedding.
Stephenie is rumored to be a part of another Survivor All-Star edition, this one slated for a spring airing. Filming will begin in the next few weeks.
As a biography, Stephenie La-Grossa was born on December 6, 1979 so her age is 29. Her name is often misspelled Stephanie, but the spelling of her name is in honor of her father, Stephen. She is a 1998 graduate of Archbishop Pendergast Catholic High School and later went to Temple University. She subsequently transferred to Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey. She was part of the lacrosse team at both schools, and was captain of the team during her senior year. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. She later worked for a pharmaceutical sales company as a territory sales rep.
Stephenie was a popular contestant on the 10th season of the reality show Survivor, which took place in Palau and aired February 17, 2005 to May 15, 2005. Stephenie was the lone one standing of the Ulong tribe after defeating Bobby Jon Drinkard during an elimination challenge, and made her way to the Koror camp. She was voted out in Episode 11, by a unanimous vote.
She appeared, along with Season 10 contestant Bobby Jon Drinkard, in the 11th season of Survivor Guatemala, where the audience saw a differing view of the former Survivor sweetheart from the prior season. She eventually made her way to the finals, but lost with a vote of 6-1 in favor of Danni Boatwright.
After Survivor, she was an arena host for the Philadelphia Flyers in its 2005-2006 season, and married Michael Ward in 2006. They were divorced in early 2007.
You can see more photos and video of Stephenie LaGrossa below.
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