Survivor’ Gretchen Cordy

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on July 22, 2001

My favorite "survivor" was Gretchen Cordy because she's so nice. What's she doing now?
—Tom T., Pennsylvania

Gretchen Cordy, 39, who was on the first Survivor, makes few public appearances. Mostly she's enjoying being a wife to husband Dale, an Army pilot, and a mom to their two kids. She recently appeared on NBC's The Weakest Link and co-hosts a local wildlife television show near her home in Clarksville, Tenn. Cordy never hired an agent to help her land television or promotional appearances, and the only thing she's attached her name to is the Survivor board game. "People have asked me if I would like to endorse products, but it's important to me that I don't endorse anything that I don't believe in," she says. Cordy says her life mostly has returned to normal. "Any different path you take in your life will have to affect you somehow, but in a Hollywood way, it won't affect me forever."