Edgardo Rivera
S14 Edgardo Rivera
Contestant Profile
Born: October 5, 1978 (1978-10-05) (age 39)
Hometown: Miami Beach, Florida
Occupation: Ad Executive
Survivor Career
Version: United States
Tribe(s): Moto
► Ravu
Bula Bula
Finish: 9/19
Alliance(s): Four Horsemen
Challenge Wins: 10
Votes Against: 5
Days Lasted: 27

Edgardo Rivera is a contestant from Survivor: Fiji.


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Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Edgardo Rivera spent his teenage years there while attending high school. After his senior year, Rivera moved to the United States where he attended Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. He received a bachelor's degree in advertising while playing on the Varsity Tennis Team. During this time, he earned All-Conference accolades and was part of the Davis Cup National Tennis Team for his native Puerto Rico.

After graduating college, Rivera began to work in an advertising agency in Puerto Rico before moving to Miami to further his career. He is currently a Regional Account and Planning Supervisor for a major client of a multinational advertising agency.

Rivera enjoys playing beach volleyball, tennis, basketball, traveling, spending time with his family and friends when he visits Puerto Rico and occasionally hitting the hot spots in South Beach, Miami. He describes himself as spontaneous, ambitious and very adventurous.

Rivera has three younger sisters, Rebeca, Adriana and Isabella. He currently resides in Miami Beach, Florida. His birth date is October 5, 1978.[1]


Edgardo Rivera was the last selected by Sylvia Kwan to be on the Moto tribe over Mookie Lee. The Moto tribe won the first and most important challenge, allowing them to stay at the luxurious camp that all the castaways built. Because of this, Moto dominated the challenges leaving the opposing tribe Ravu in poverty. During this time, Edgardo aligned himself with Alex AngaritaBoo BernisLisi Linares, and Stacy KimballLiliana Gomez would also become close to the group although she wasn't considered an member by the alliance. Unfortunately, problems emerged on Day 10 when Gary Stritesky who was suffering heavy breathing since an earlier Reward Challenge decided to quit due to medical reasons. Also when the tribe won the Immunity Challenge, they were given an ultimatum: keep Immunity and go the Ravu camp, or keep the Luxurious Moto and Go to Tribal Council and vote someone off. The tribe chose to go to Tribal Council and eliminate Liliana for fear that if they didn't get rid of her, they would have a major threat in the merge. Moto won the next two challenges as usual, keeping the group intact.

On Day 15, when a tribe switch was announced, both Edgardo and Earl Cole step forward. Jeff Probst deemed them the ones to start the Schoolyard Pick. Edgardo start the process by picking Mookie and he would pick Alex. When the new tribes were complete, Edgardo's tribe was consisted of only men. Jeff asked both men to rock-paper-scissor to draw a buff. Edgardo, drew an orange buff, much to his dismay. That meant that Edgardo was on the new Ravu tribe and had to move to the desolate camp. However, the new Ravu tribe would get a basket with many foods. The new Moto would win all of the Immunity Challenges, although Ravu would win a Reward Challenge. During this time, Edgardo and Alex aligned with Mookie. Dreamz Herd would be affiliated with the trio. Mookie found the idol, however the group was cautious about telling Dreamz due to fear that he will flip back to his ally Cassandra FranklinAnthony Robinson was the first to go because of his lack to strength and alienation from the group of men. Rocky Reid was the next to go because of his attitude and lack of work ethic. Finally, Lisi was voted out due to her wavering desire to stay in the game when earlier that day she asked to be voted out.

On Day 22, the tribes merged on Exile Island and would stay at the Moto camp. Looking forward to the many amenities of the campsite, in particular the kings size bed, Edgardo was horrified when the camp was striped down to a barren state as it was in the beginning. At the Immunity Challenge, Probst revealed that the remaining ten castaways would be divided into teams and play in a tribal type challenge. Edgardo was placed on the orange team with Boo, Cassandra, Earl, and Yau-Man Chan. The Orange team won and was allowed to stay at Bula Bula. After Yau-Man won the first individual immunity, Edgardo, Alex, and Mookie planned to play the idol on Alex to blindside Earl viewing him as the biggest threat. They later decided to blindside Cassandra due to all men having a strong disdain for her and in hopes of splitting the alliance. Unfortunately, Dreamz found out about both the idol and the plot. Dreamz alerted the Syndicate Alliance to this plan, which they started thinking of a counter strategy to this. Stacy came up the plan to give all their votes to Edgardo. At Tribal Council, Alex use the Idol on himself. As the votes were counted, Edgardo was confident in the plan, however when the votes had his name on it, he was shocked. Edgardo was blindsided in a 5-3-1.

At Final Tribal Council, Edgardo only asked Earl who was responsible for his elimination. Earl revealed that it was Dreamz who revealed the plot to the Syndicate Alliance. Confirming his suspicion and never really liking Cassandra, Edgardo gave his juror vote for Earl.

Voting History

Edgardo's Voting History
Episode Edgardo's
Voted Against
1 Moto Tribe Immune
2 Moto Tribe Immune
3 Moto Tribe Immune
4 Liliana -
5 Moto Tribe Immune
6 Anthony -
7 Rocky -
8 Lisi -
9 Immune
10 Cassandra Cassandra, Boo,
Earl, Stacy, Yau-Man
Voted Off, Day 27
Voted for
Sole Survivor


  • Edgardo currently lives in Puerto Rico, and is an advertising executive for DBB. He is the father to two children.


  • Edgardo is the lowest placing male member of the Bula Bula tribe.
  • Edgardo is the first male member of Moto to be voted out, as Gary Stritesky quit.