The title of the L.A. Clippers Dance Squad episode “Last Dance, Last Chance” refers to Natalie Tenerelli. This is her final chance to prove that she belongs on the court and on the squad. The decision is up to creative director Petra Pope who wasn’t impressed with Natalie from the get-go.
After graduating from high school, Natalie made her national TV debut on Season 22 of Survivor, where she was (at the time) the youngest female to compete on the show. At 19, she finished third on Survivor: Redemption Island. (Current contestant Julia Sokolowski on Survivor: Kaôh Rong is breaking Natalie’s record. She started filming when 18.) Since Survivor, Natalie danced on professional sports teams for the AVP, MLS, and the World Series of Boxing. She tried out for the LA Laker Girls and the LA Clippers three times each before making it to the Clippers Dance Squad. This is her third season with the Spirit. If she doesn’t return to the squad, there’s always the possibility of returning to Survivor. Two months ago she posted the photo below. And she told InsideSurvivor: “I would love to play Survivor a second time if given the chance. In the past 5 years I have gained so much more wisdom in order be successful in the game! The redemption would be so satisfying!” L.A. Clippers Dance Squad airs Tuesdays at 10pom on E!