Angela Perkins

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Angela Perkins of Oregonia made it to the final four on "Survivor: Ghost Island," losing the last challenge which could have put her in the final three for the $1-million prize.

Perkins lost a fire-building competition to Wendell Holland, 33, a Philadelphia furniture maker who won the reality show's cash prize. 

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"Survivor" fans can party with contestant Angela Perkins at Kings Mills' Buffalo Wings & Rings Sunday, before she heads to the finale broadcast live from Los Angeles on Wednesday, May 23.

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Tough Army veteran Angela Perkins cried when she saw her daughter Paige visit "Survivor: Ghost Island" on Fiji during Wednesday's episode.

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Eight left on the island. Three "Survivor" shows left. How far can Oregonia's Angela Perkins go? Can she win the $1 million?

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Talkative male model Chris Noble, the first friend Oregonia's Angela Perkins made on "Survivor: Ghost Island," was voted out of the game Wednesday.

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After burning the Malolo banner, Angela Perkins and her Malolo tribe mates finally won an immunity challenge on "Survivor: Ghost Island" Wednesday.

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This is why fans love Survivor:  After portraying Oregonia resident Angela Perkins as the pivotal swing vote or possible outcast at the next Tribal Council, viewers saw her teammates blindside James Lim from Los Angeles.

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Army veteran Angela Perkins was missing in action for most of Survivor: Ghost Island Wednesday, but she survived.  That's what counts.

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And the crowd goes wild! A packed house at Mason's Buffalo Wings & Rings cheered for hometown favorite Angela Perkins when she narrowly avoided elimination on "Survivor: Ghost Island" Wednesday night.

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Iraq war veteran Angela Perkins compares her "Survivor: Ghost Island" competition to her Army experience this way:

"They are two different experiences. I would say it was more difficult for me to do 'Survivor' versus the war, but in a different sense.  

Perkins in red top posing on beach
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March 7, 2018 update:  Here are links to my lengthy March 6 interview, "Angela Perkins Compares 'Survivor' Experience To Army Life,"  and to my March 7 story from her viewing party at Mason's Buffalo Wings & Rings, "Crowd Cheers Angela's 'Survivor' Narrow Escape." 

Both have lots of new photos. The March 7 story also has information about Perkins' viewing parties through the "Survivor: Ghost Island" finale on May 23.