Winner of Survivor: Marquesas (Season 4): Vecepia Towery
Vecepia Towery was named the winner of Survivor: Marquesas (Season 4) during the finale on May 19, 2002. She defeated runner-up Neleh Dennis by a vote of 4-3. At the time of her win, Vecepia was a 36-year-old office manager from Hayward, California. While some accused her of being a “holy roller” and duplicitous, Vecepia’s strategy of flying under-the-radar and flipping between alliances helped secure her win. This was the first time the game ended with two women sitting next to each other at the Final Tribal Council, as well as two people who started on opposite tribes.