LAST EDITED ON 12-21-11 AT 01:51 AM (EST)
Survivor Fever profile:
Location: From Wilson, NC; Lives in Brooklyn, NYC
Occupation: High School Public Speaking & Debate Teacher; Former TV Producer for Columbia Tri-Star TV, Sony Pictures, Court TV News Network
College: LSU 1998; UNC Chapel Hill 2001 - Communication/Mass Media
Spoiled by castaway208 and kookyrules
(on right in the back, blue buff on wrist) - vidcap by SPhoenix
Posted from her site (now "under construction" by UlongWinsImmunity
"Here is her official website: http://iamsabrina.com/
Here is the bio she has written up for herself. It seems very much like the CBS Survivor bios that get released about a month before the premiere. They could pretty much use this one.
Sabrina Thompson is savvy, creative and bold. Hailing from the rural town of Wilson, NC, this New York transplant manages to weave an unconventional lifestyle that encompasses all that she loves--media/non-profit endeavors, fashion and education. Sabrina juggles being the CEO/designer of her jewelry company, Beanpye, orchestrates the national logistics of nonprofit events for WEEN (Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network), and tackles the daily challenges of teaching high school students in Brooklyn, New York.
With nearly seven years of combined TV production experience with Columbia Tri-Star pictures TV, Sony Pictures TV, and TruTV (formerly Court TV), she has taken her eccentric ideas and produced careers based on her passions. In 2005, she created Beanpye, an exclusive handmade jewelry company, whose clients include India.arie, Nelly Furtado, Alicia Keys and more. In 2007, she made it her duty to live a life of social service and teamed up with friends Valeisha Butterfield (entertainment/non-profit executive), Lauren Lake (attorney & TV personality), & Kristi Henderson (entertainment publicist) to start WEEN, a women’s empowerment organization, with over 43,000 members worldwide. Last but not least, Sabrina spends majority of her time educating high school students in the areas of English and World Cultures at a college preparatory school in Brooklyn, New York.
Sabrina earned a B.A. in Communications from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Masters in Education from Long Island University. She is a former All-American & NCAA sprinter and is an active member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Brooklyn, NY. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, singing, and creating social interactive events. When Sabrina was asked why she did not simply stick with one career, she responded by saying, “Why should I have to be contained? God has given me multiple talents, and I’m simply utilizing them.”"
Here is another bio, written on the "Beanpye" website, her jewelry company.
"Since the age of 11, Sabrina has been piecing together unconventional clothing. As a fledgling track star, Sabrina was inspired by her childhood heroine, the late Olympic gold medalist Florence Griffith-Joyner. “Flo Jo was the flyest, most confident women I had ever seen that dared to be different when it came to fashion,” says the beanpYe visionary.
In 1988, Flo Jo was wearing glitzy outfits while she set world records at the Olympics in Seoul, Korea. At the same time, Sabrina was discovering her own fashion identity and setting records at the National Junior Olympics in Florida. Dressed Flo-Jo style in a one-legged purple unitard, a gold tank top, and the longest press-on nails she could find, Sabrina won her first national championship. “I look back on it now and it’s hilarious,” she remembers with a burst of laughter. “But that’s when I realized it’s okay to wear something funky!”
The next year, Sabrina started pairing stripes with polka dots and anything else that conventionally was not “supposed” to go together. Instead of throwing old clothing away, she would revamp dated fashions into new, original styles that others gradually began to appreciate. It didn’t dawn on her to make money from her creations until she tricked out a few pairs of flip flops and sold them to sorority girls to make extra money in college at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
After graduating from UNC in 2001, Sabrina moved to New York City and continued to create her unique apparel by personally hand painting and/or embellishing each creation. She credits her drive to construct each new garment or decorative ornament from her experiences growing up in the small town of Wilson, North Carolina, her fast-paced life in New York City, as well as varying genres of art, music and media. With the help of Sundree, a Brooklyn based branding company, Sabrina launched beanpYe in April of 2005.
Aside from fashion, Sabrina has been a highly accomplished athlete in the world of track and field, winning several national championships and over ten individual high school championships. She became an All-American sprinter and earned full scholarships to Louisiana State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she earned a B.A. in Communications. She used her degree to become a television producer for various companies and networks such as Columbia Tri-Star Television, Sony Pictures TV, and Court TV News. Sabrina recently resigned from the world of TV to become a high school public speaking & debate teacher in Brooklyn. “At this point in my life helping youth thrive and reach their potential in life and fashion keeps my creative juices flowing. I decided to make a change and I haven't looked back!”
In her spare time she is an executive officer and board member of WEEN (Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network), a new non profit organization and subsidiary of Russell Simmons' Hip-Hop Summit Action Network. In addition, she is also a media consultant for the National Bar Association and an active member in her local church.
She resides in Brooklyn and she is an avid lover of sports, educating and mentoring youth, music, painting, writing and traveling."