Survivor: The Amazon
|Survivor: The Amazon|
|No. of episodes||14|
|No. of days||39|
|No. of castaways||16|
|Production location(s)||Rio Negro,|
|Filming dates||November 7 –|
December 15, 2002
|Original release||February 13 –|
May 11, 2003
|Preceded by||Survivor: Thailand|
|Followed by||Survivor: Pearl Islands|
Survivor: The Amazon was the sixth season of the American reality show Survivor. It was filmed in 2002. There were thirteen episodes, one was shown each week on CBS from February 13 - May 11, 2003.
Sixteen players were sent to the Amazon to compete to win one million dollars. For the first time ever, the starting tribes were divided by gender. The two starting tribes were the all-female Jaburu (named after a native stork) and the all-male Tambaqui (a native fish). They later merged (combined into one tribe), which the players named "Jacaré" (Portuguese for "alligator"). It started and ended as a battle of the genders. The winner of Survivor: The Amazon was Jenna Morasca, a 21-year-old swimsuit model from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, who won against Matthew Von Ertfelda by a vote of 6-1. The season finale (last episode) included the announcement of the winner and a live reunion of all the season's players at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City, on David Letterman's Late Show stage which was decorated to look like the set in the Amazon.
The season is well known for having the first reality show player with a disability, the hearing impaired Christy Smith.
Another well-known moment in this season was an immunity challenge where the players would have to stand on a pole longer than everyone else. While all the players were standing on a pole, the players were told that they'd be given a bunch of different rewards for hopping off on purpose. Right away, Jenna Morasca and Heidi Strobel said that they would take off all of their clothes if they were given chocolate and peanut butter. Probst said yes, and a very naked Jenna and Heidi left the challenge and ate a plate of Oreo cookies and peanut butter. This got them a cover shot and a nude picture in a Playboy spread.
Jenna Morasca and Rob Cesternino returned in Survivor: All-Stars, where they placed 16th and 15th.
Players[change | change source]
|Player||Starting tribe||Switched tribe||Merged tribe||Finish||Total Votes|
23, Ellicott City, MD
|Tambaqui||1st Voted Out
46, Manchester, MO
|Jaburu||2nd Voted Out
26, Houston, TX
|Tambaqui||3rd Voted Out
31, Orangeburg, SC
|Jaburu||4th Voted Out
40, North Attleboro, MA
|Jaburu||Tambaqui||5th Voted Out
23, Redwood City, CA
|Jaburu||Jaburu||6th Voted Out
56, Valencia, CA
|Tambaqui||Tambaqui||Jacaré||7th Voted Out
23, Pasadena, CA
|Tambaqui||Tambaqui||8th Voted Out
1st Jury Member
35, Riverside, CA
|Jaburu||Jaburu||9th Voted Out
2nd Jury Member
32, Los Angeles, CA
|Tambaqui||Jaburu||10th Voted Out
3rd Jury Member
24, Basalt, CO
|Jaburu||Tambaqui||11th Voted Out
4th Jury Member
24, Buffalo, MO
|Jaburu||Tambaqui||12th Voted Out
5th Jury Member
50, Olney, IL
|Tambaqui||Tambaqui||13th Voted Out
6th Jury Member
24, Wantagh, NY
|Tambaqui||Jaburu||14th Voted Out
7th Jury Member
|Matthew Von Ertfelda
33, Washington, D.C.
21, Pittsburgh, PA
- The Total Votes is the number of votes a player got during Tribal Councils where the player is able to be voted out of the game. It does not count the votes they got during the final Tribal Council.
The game[change | change source]
|Episode name||Date shown on TV||Challenges||Eliminated||Vote||Finish|
|"Boys vs. Girls"||February 13, 2003||None||Jaburu||Ryan||4-3-1||1st Voted Out|
|"Storms"||February 20, 2003||Jaburu||Tambaqui||Janet||5-1-1-1||2nd Voted Out|
|"Girl Power"||February 27, 2003||Jaburu||Jaburu||Daniel||6-1||3rd Voted Out|
|"Trapped"||March 6, 2003||Tambaqui||Tambaqui||Joanna||4-2-1||4th Voted Out|
|"Pick-up Sticks"||March 13, 2003||None||Jaburu||Jeanne||4-2||5th Voted Out|
|"More Than Meats the Eye"||March 19, 2003||Tambaqui||Tambaqui||Shawna||4-2||6th Voted Out|
|"Girls Gone Wilder"||March 26, 2003||None||Deena||Roger||7-3||7th Voted Out|
|"Sleeping With the Enemy"||April 3, 2003||Dave
|Jenna||Dave||8-1||8th Voted Out|
|"The Chain"||April 10, 2003||Alex
|Matthew||Deena||6-2||9th Voted Out|
|"The First 27 Days"||April 17, 2003||Recap Episode|
|"Q and A"||April 24, 2003||Survivor
|Rob||Alex||4-3||10th Voted Out|
|"Sour Grapes"||May 1, 2003||Matthew||
|Christy||4-2||11th Voted Out|
|"The Amazon Heats Up"||May 8, 2003||Matthew [Rob]||Matthew||Heidi||3-2||12th Voted Out|
|"...And Then There Were Four"||May 11, 2003||None||Jenna||Butch||3-1||13th Voted Out|
|Jenna||Rob||1-0||14th Voted Out|
|"The Reunion"||May 11, 2003||Jury Vote||Matthew||6-1||Runner-Up|
- If more than one tribe or player wins reward or immunity, they are listed in order of finish, or alphabetically if it was teamwork, or where one player won and invited others, the players they invited are in brackets.
^ There was no Reward Challenge.
^ There was no Reward Challenge due to tribal switch.
^ There was no Reward Challenge due to tribal merge.
^ Jenna won immunity but gave it to Heidi during tribal council.
Voting history[change | change source]
|Starting tribes||Switched tribes||Merged tribe|
References[change | change source]
- ↑ Steve Rogers (2003-06-09). "Jenna Morasca & Heidi Strobel to appear nude in August 'Playboy' magazine". Retrieved 2008-10-05.