I saw a familiar local face in an unexpected place: Jenn Lyon, 34, a former schoolmate from The Dalles
, wrote an essay for Willamette Week’s outdoors special section last week. Lyon, you’ll recall, was a contestant on Survivor: Palau
. (She took fourth place.) Lyon generated a lot of publicity
with her girl-next-door blondishness
and her struggle with cancer
as an uninsured single woman.
So what did she wax eloquent about for Willy Week
? Her panties.
"Where in the hell is my underwear?" she writes. Due to a packing malfunction, Lyon ended up with just one pair — a thong — for her monthlong stint on the nationally televised gameshow.
The moral of the story?
“So, if your mother ever says to you, "Don't leave the house without a good pair of underwear," just remember the fable of the girl who went into the wild without a "proper" pair. You never know when you might get dropped off on some island in Micronesia with just the clothes on your back.”
Don’t Forget Underwear, Says Jenn Lyon
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