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The Amazon Survivora
Filming location Rio Negro,
Amazonas, Brazil
Winner Jenna Morasca (6-1)
Original run February 13, 2003– May 11, 2003
Filming dates November 7, 2002– December 15, 2002
No. of episodes 14
No. of days 39
No. of survivors 16
Tribes Jaburu
Tambaqui
Jacaré
All-Stars Jenna Morasca,Rob Cesternino
Season chronology
Previous Survivor: Thailand
Next Survivor: Pearl Islands

Survivor: The Amazon was the sixth season of the United States reality show Survivor. It was filmed in 2002 and 13 episodes aired weekly in the United States on CBS from February 13 - May 11, 2003.

Sixteen people were sent to the Amazon to compete to win one million dollars. For the first time ever, the initial tribes were divided by sex. The two initial tribes were the all-female Jaburu (named for a native stork) and the all-male Tambaqui (a native fish). They were eventually merged into the Jacaré (Portuguese for "alligator") tribe. It started and ended as a battle of the sexes. The winner of Survivor: The Amazon was Jenna Morasca, a 21-year-old swimsuit model from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, who defeated Matthew Von Ertfelda by a vote of 6-1. The season finale including the announcement of the winner and a live reunion of all the season's contestants 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 noted for having the first reality show contestant with a disability, the hearing impaired Christy Smith.

Another notable moment in this season was a challenge that tested players' endurance against temptation. While all the players were standing on a pillar, in a typical endurance Immunity challenge, the players were told that they'd be tempted with various rewards for hopping off voluntarily. Almost immediately, Jenna Morasca and Heidi Strobel offered to take off all of their clothes if they were provided with chocolate and peanut butter. Probst complied with their request, and a very naked Jenna and Heidi exited the challenge and ate a plate of Oreo cookies and peanut butter. Their escapades earned them a cover shot and a nude pictorial in a Playboy spread.

Jenna Morasca and Rob Cesternino later competed in Survivor: All-Stars, where they placed 16th and 15th respectively.



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Contestant Original Tribe Mixed Tribe Merged Tribe Finish Total Votes
Ryan Aiken Tambaqui 1st Voted OutDay 3 4
Janet Koth Jaburu 2nd Voted OutDay 6 5
Daniel Lue Tambaqui 3rd Voted OutDay 9 7
Joanna Ward Jaburu 4th Voted OutDay 12 4
Jeanne Hebert Jaburu Tambaqui 5th Voted OutDay 15 5
Shawna Mitchell Jaburu Jaburu 6th Voted OutDay 18 6
Roger Sexton Tambaqui Tambaqui Jacaré 7th Voted OutDay 21 11
Dave Johnson Tambaqui Tambaqui 8th Voted Out
1st Jury MemberDay 24
8
Deena Bennett Jaburu Jaburu 9th Voted Out
2nd Jury MemberDay 27
6
Alex Bell Tambaqui Jaburu 10th Voted Out
3rd Jury MemberDay 30
6
Christy Smith Jaburu Tambaqui 11th Voted Out
4th Jury MemberDay 33
9
Heidi Strobel Jaburu Tambaqui 12th Voted Out
5th Jury MemberDay 36
3
Butch Lockley Tambaqui Tambaqui 13th Voted Out
6th Jury MemberDay 37
5
Rob Cesternino Tambaqui Jaburu 14th Voted Out
7th Jury MemberDay 38
4
Matthew Von Ertfelda Tambaqui Jaburu Runner-Up 6
Jenna Morasca Jaburu Jaburu Sole Survivor 3
The Total Votes is the number of votes a castaway has received during Tribal Councils where the castaway is eligible to be voted out of the game. It does not include the votes received during the final Tribal Council.

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Episode title Air date Challenges Eliminated Vote Finish
Reward Immunity
"Boys vs. Girls" February 13, 2003 None Jaburu Ryan 4-3-1 1st Voted OutDay 3
"Storms" February 20, 2003 Jaburu Tambaqui Janet 5-1-1-1 2nd Voted OutDay 6
"Girl Power" February 27, 2003 Jaburu Jaburu Daniel 6-1 3rd Voted OutDay 9
"Trapped" March 6, 2003 Tambaqui Tambaqui Joanna 4-2-1 4th Voted OutDay 12
"Pick-up Sticks" March 13, 2003 None Jaburu Jeanne 4-2 5th Voted OutDay 15
"More Than Meats the Eye" March 19, 2003 Tambaqui Tambaqui Shawna 4-2 6th Voted OutDay 18
"Girls Gone Wilder" March 26, 2003 None Deena Roger 7-3 7th Voted OutDay 21
"Sleeping With the Enemy" April 3, 2003 Dave[Deena] Jenna Dave 8-1 8th Voted OutDay 24
"The Chain" April 10, 2003 Alex[Jenna] Matthew Deena 6-2 9th Voted OutDay 27
"The First 27 Days" April 17, 2003 Recap Episode
"Q and A" April 24, 2003 SurvivorAuction Rob Alex 4-3 10th Voted OutDay 30
"Sour Grapes" May 1, 2003 Matthew
[Heidi]
Christy 4-2 11th Voted OutDay 33
"The Amazon Heats Up" May 8, 2003 Matthew [Rob] Matthew Heidi 3-2 12th Voted OutDay 36
"...And Then There Were Four" May 11, 2003 None Jenna Butch 3-1 13th Voted OutDay 37
Jenna Rob 1-0 14th Voted OutDay 38
"The Reunion" May 11, 2003 Jury Vote Matthew 6-1 Runner-Up
Jenna Sole Survivor
In the case of multiple tribes or castaways who win reward or immunity, they are listed in order of finish, or alphabetically where it was a team effort; where one castaway won and invited others, the invitees are in brackets.

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Original Tribes Mixed Tribes Merged Tribe
Episode #: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Reunion
Eliminated: Ryan4/8 votes Janet5/8 votes Daniel6/7 votes Joanna4/7 votes Jeanne4/6 votes Shawna4/6 votes Roger7/10 votes Dave8/9 votes Deena6/8 votes Alex4/7 votes Christy4/6 votes Heidi3/5 votes Butch3/4 votes Rob1 vote Matthew1/7 votes Jenna6/7 votes
Voter Vote
Jenna Janet Joanna Shawna Roger Dave Deena Matthew Christy Rob Butch Rob Jury Vote
Matthew Roger Daniel Shawna Roger Dave Deena Alex Christy Heidi Butch
Rob Ryan Daniel Shawna Roger Dave Deena Alex Christy Heidi Butch Jenna
Butch Ryan Daniel Jeanne Christy Dave Deena Alex Jenna Heidi Rob Matthew
Heidi Janet Joanna Jeanne Roger Dave Deena Matthew Christy Rob Jenna
Christy Jenna Joanna Butch Roger Dave Alex Alex Jenna Jenna
Alex Ryan Daniel Matthew Roger Dave Deena Matthew Jenna
Deena Janet Joanna Shawna Roger Dave Alex Jenna
Dave Daniel Daniel Jeanne Christy Matthew Jenna
Roger Ryan Daniel Jeanne Christy
Shawna Janet Christy Matthew
Jeanne Janet Shawna Butch
Joanna Christy Shawna
Daniel Roger Roger
Janet Jeanne
Ryan Roger

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