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Diane Ogden
S3 Diane Ogden
Contestant Profile
Birth Date April 27, 1959 (1959-04-27) (age 55)
Hometown Worcester, Massachusetts
Occupation U.S. Postal Service Mail Carrier


Tribe(s) Boran
Placement 16/16
Challenge(s) Won 0
Vote(s) Against 6
Day(s) Lasted 3

Diane Ogden is a contestant from Survivor: Africa.


Born in Worcester, Massachusetts, Diane Ogden was raised in Lincoln, Nebraska, where she attended Lincoln High School. She has also taken college courses at the University of Nebraska (Lincoln) and Southeast Community College. She currently serves as a mail carrier for the United States Post Office. Previous employment includes work as a nurse's aide and as a carhop waitress at a fast food restaurant.

Ogden's favorite hobbies include jewelry making, home improvement and entertaining guests at her pool, where she loves to swim. She describes herself as tenacious, resourceful and fun-loving. She is passionate about children's education and works closely with her son's Boy Scout troop.

Twiced divorced, Diane Ogden has one daughter, Jessica and one son, Alex. She also has one dog, Cleo.

Survivor: AfricaEdit

On Day 1, during the hike, Ogden held the tribe's map while on their way to camp. She then made a crucial mistake by leading Boran in a wrong direction at the first challenge, wasting valuable time. Adding insult to injury, she collapsed after the rival Samburu tribe won the first Immunity Challenge. Back at camp, tribemate Clarence Black offered her a can of beans for them to share. Much to the ire of the other six tribe members, they castigated Clarence for smuggling their food supply without their consent, making him a target to be eliminated. But at their first Tribal Council, Clarence mistake in judgment was overlooked by Diane's weak state, causing the latter's demise in a 6-2 vote.

Voting HistoryEdit

Diane's Voting History
Episode Diane's
Voted Against
1 Clarence Clarence, Ethan, Jessie,
Kelly, Kim J., Lex
Voted Off, Day 3


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  • Diane's luxury item was a Journal and a Pen.
  • Diane is the first contestant from Nebraska.
  • Diane is the lowest placing member of the Boran tribe.
  • Diane is the third contestant of Survivor to never have won a challenge, following Sonja and Debb.
  • Diane is the first person in Survivor history to only receive one confessional their whole time in the game.


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