YANKTON, S.D. (AP) - A South Dakota woman says she learned about faith, family, friends and an inner strength and passion that she never knew existed while competing on the 2010 season of the CBS reality series "Survivor."

Holly Hoffman told an audience of about 250 in Yankton recently that it took her to be starving in the jungle to find out what life is about.

The Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan reports (http://bit.ly/16MUYvJ ) that her talk was part of the ninth annual Celebrate Women program.

Hoffman was one of four Season 21 finalists, and the last woman and last in her age bracket, to battle in Nicaragua.

The Eureka resident compares life to a shopping cart - sometimes stuck, sometimes with the squeaky wheel, sometimes filled with junk and usually left empty.

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