|Birth Date||November 12, 1973|
|Hometown|| Lexington, Massachusetts,|
New York City
|Occupation||Professional Soccer Player|
|Tribe(s)|| ██ Boran|
██ Moto Maji
|Tribe(s)|| ██ Saboga|
► Mogo Mogo
ProfileEditOriginally from Lexington, Massachusetts, Ethan Zohn currently lives in New York City. He is a professional soccer player, having been employed as a goalie for the Highlanders Football Club (Zimbabwe), Cape Cod Crusaders (Cape Cod, Massachusetts) and the Hawaii Tsunami (Oahu, Hawaii). Zohn also played for the 1997 and 2001 U.S. National Maccabiah Team (Israel). Off the field, he has been the assistant coach for the Fairleigh Dickinson University Men's and Women's Soccer Team in Teaneck, New Jersey since 1998. Additionally, since 1999 Zohn has worked freelance as a brand name strategist/developer, responsible for creating names for newly invented products.
Zohn attended Vassar College, where he graduated in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology. Following graduation, he traveled for six months in Australia and New Zealand, where he bungee jumped from one of the highest jumps in the world (400 feet).
Zohn's Club HistoryEdit
|Ethan's Club History|
|Vassar College Brewers||NCAA Division III|
|Hawaii Tsunami||United Soccer Leagues|
|Cape Cod Crusaders|
|Highlanders F.C.||Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League|
- Club is another name for team.
As part of the Boran tribe, Zohn was seen as a strong player who could potentially win challenges, and was not targeted early because of his congenial personality. During Boran's two back-to-back Immunity Challenges losses, he joined the majority to vote off Diane Ogden and Jessie Camacho. Over the next few days, Ethan would cement a long-term alliance with Lex van den Berghe and Tom Buchanan from his Boran tribe.
But during a twist in Day 13 saw both of Zohn's alliance members switch from Boran to the Samburu tribe, leaving Ethan alone with old Boran members Kim Johnson and Clarence Black. Two of the new Boran members from the Samburu tribe, Teresa Cooper and Frank Garrison, had an old misunderstanding with younger old Samburu member Silas Gaither. So, in Day 15, a secret consensus was reached between Teresa and Frank and the original Borans (in which the two ex-Samburus would swore loyalty to Boran) by purposefully threw the next Immunity Challenge in order to vote out the unpopular Silas. Both of Ethan's alliance members, Tom and Lex, remained safe on the Samburu tribe, carrying all three into the merge.
Ethan's alliance soon began to take control of the game, along with other members Kim Johnson and Kelly Goldsmith, all from the original Boran. They immediately targeted old Boran member Clarence Black due to his physical strength and he was voted out. But unbeknownst to Lex, he had received another vote at Tribal Council, who he believed had come from Kelly, but Teresa was the real culprit. This led Lex on a witch-hunt against Kelly which almost led to the demise of Ethan's alliance when Kelly possessed the power with the other four ex-Samburu members, Teresa, Frank, Kim Powers, and Brandon Quinton. But at the last minute, Brandon switched his vote, saving van den Berghe, and voting out Kelly. But this move came back to haunt Brandon, when Ethan's alliance saw him as untrustworthy and voted him out at the next Tribal Council.
Ethan, Lex, Tom, and Kim Johnson regained control of the game, ousting previous Samburu members Frank, Kim Powers, and Teresa in the next three votes, carrying them into the Final Four. Kim Johnson surprised everyone by winning the remaining Immunity Challenges, sending the men (who already planned to be the final three) in trouble. Tom and Lex were eliminated respectively, thus bringing Ethan to Day 39.
In the end, Ethan beat out Kim in a 5-2 vote to become the Sole Survivor, gaining the votes of Kelly, Frank, Teresa, Tom, and Lex.
|Ethan's Voting History|
| Voted Against|
|3||Boran Tribe Immune|
|4||Boran Tribe Immune|
|6||Boran Tribe Immune|
| Jury Votes|
|Frank, Kelly, Lex,|
|Sole Survivor, Day 39|
Originally part of the Saboga tribe, Zohn was immediately targeted as a previous winner, along with Survivor: The Australian Outback winner Tina Wesson. When Saboga lost immunity, the rest of the tribe decided to vote out Tina first, needing Zohn's strength to win future challenges. When Saboga lost immunity once again, Zohn was spared once more over physical liability Rudy Boesch, who had hurt his ankle at the Reward Challenge.
In Day 13, Zohn and the rest of the Saboga tribe were disbanded after losing a challenge. Zohn and Jerri Manthey joined the Mogo Mogo tribe, while Jenna Lewis and Rupert Boneham joined Chapera. Later in that episode, Zohn joined the rest of his new tribe to vote out Survivor: Borneo winner Richard Hatch. Zohn was on the outs when the alliance of Manthey, Lex van den Berghe, Shii Ann Huang, and Kathy Vavrick-O'Brien left him out in their decision to vote out Colby Donaldson. Zohn was shocked at the decision, feeling betrayed by old Survivor: Africa alliance partner van den Berghe.
Mogo Mogo lost immunity once again, Zohn begged van den Berghe to honor their friendship by keeping him over the unpopular Jerri. Despite this, he was the last of the former winners to take the fall, though he was the most successful of the four previous winners who competed on All-Stars, lasting longer than Tina Wesson, Richard Hatch, and Jenna Morasca did.
|Statistics of Ethan Zohn|
|Total number of days||60|
|Total votes received||6|
|Days spent at Redemption Island||N/A|
|Ethan's Voting History|
| Voted Against|
|3||No Tribal Council|
|4||Saboga Tribe Immune|
|6||No Tribal Council|
Lex, Shii Ann
|Voted Off, Day 21|
- Zohn was a member of Team Mad River during the 2002 Eco-Challenge in Fiji.
- In 2005, Zohn appeared on Kill Reality, which follows various reality television personalities as they film a horror movie called The Scorned.
- In 2005, Zohn was a contestant in a special episode of Fear Factor which aired in February 28, 2005, in which he competed against other reality star winners, including his girlfriend, Jenna Morasca, who was the winner of Survivor: The Amazon. He finished second, losing to former The Bachelorette winner Ryan Sutter.
- In October 2006, Zohn appeared on an episode of the VH1 series Celebrity Paranormal Project. He and his team investigated alleged paranormal activity at the Warson Asylum for the Criminally Insane.
- Zohn is now co-host of Outside Today on the new cable TV network.
- Ethan, along his girlfriend, Survivor: Amazon winner Jenna Morasca, competed in the 19th season of CBS's Amazing Race. They placed 10th.
- Ethan has co-written a series of children's books entitled "Soccer World".
- Zohn is an animal rights advocate. He posed nude (while holding a leaf to cover himself) for PETA's "I'd Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur" Campaign along with Jenna Morasca.
- Zohn used his winnings to found a fundraiser called Grassroots Soccer. This was Richard Hatch's chosen charity in Celebrity Apprentice.
IllnessEditOn April 30, 2009, Zohn was diagnosed with a rare type of cancer called CD20-positive Hodgkin's lymphoma. He was diagnosed after experiencing night sweats and strange itching. He started chemotherapy in May 2009. On September 14, 2009, he disclosed that after three months of intensive chemotherapy, his cancer returned. He underwent a new treatment, including a stem-cell transplant, to battle the rare form of Hodgkin's disease. Zohn received a "clean CT scan" in late April 2010.
Twenty months after his remission, Ethan's cancer returned, and is now undergoing another series of stem cell transplants.
- In both of his seasons, Ethan's original tribes were yellow, while his second tribes were colored green.
- He is the first male winner to finish a season without receiving a single vote against him.
- In Survivor: All-Stars, Ethan lasted in the game longer than the other past winners (Tina, Rich, and Jenna).
- Zohn was the only Survivor: Africa representative to be eliminated before the merge in Survivor: All-Stars.
- Ethan and Jenna are the second Survivor couple to represent Survivor in the Amazing Race, following Rob Mariano and Amber Brkich. They placed 10th.
- Ethan is one of seven winners (along with Jenna Morasca, Rob Mariano, Sandra Diaz-Twine, Tom Westman, Tina Wesson, and Richard Hatch) to play more than once and not be a member of the jury in any season.
- Ethan was nominated in Survivor: America's Tribal Council as Sexiest Male, but lost to Colby Donaldson.
- He is the first winner to win by a vote that was not 4-3.
- At the Survivor: Africa Reunion Show, Bryant Gumbel mispronounced Ethan's name, Ethan Zorn.
- Ethan is the first Jewish player to win the title of Sole Survivor.
- Was inducted into Xfinity's Survivor Hall of Fame in 2012.
- Ethan is the first Sole Survivor to have brown eyes.
- Ethan spent exactly 4 episodes with both Saboga and Mogo Mogo in Survivor: All-Stars.
- Ethan made an appearance on the TV-Movie, The Scorned
- ↑ Jordan,, Julie (February 18, 2013). "Ethan Zohn and Jenna Morasca Break Up After 10 Years Together". People. http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20675065,00.html. Retrieved March 2, 2013.
|Sole Survivor Titleholder|
| Succeeded by|
|Survivor: Africa Contestants|
Brandon Quinton · Carl Bilancione · Clarence Black · Diane Ogden · Ethan Zohn · Frank Garrison · Jessie Camacho · Kelly Goldsmith · Kim Johnson · Kim Powers · Lex van den Berghe · Linda Spencer · Lindsey Richter · Silas Gaither · Teresa Cooper · Tom Buchanan
|Survivor: All-Stars Contestants|
Alicia Calaway · Amber Brkich · Colby Donaldson · Ethan Zohn · Jenna Lewis · Jenna Morasca · Jerri Manthey · Kathy Vavrick-O'Brien · Lex van den Berghe · Richard Hatch · Rob Cesternino · Rob Mariano · Rudy Boesch · Rupert Boneham · Shii Ann Huang · Susan Hawk · Tina Wesson · Tom Buchanan