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Gina Crews
S4 Gina Crews
Contestant Profile
Born: February 7, 1973 (1973-02-07) (age 43)
Hometown: Gainesville, Florida
Occupation: Nature Guide
Survivor Career
Version: United States
Tribe(s): Maraamu
Finish: 11/16
Challenge Wins: 3
Votes Against: 3
Days Lasted: 18

Gina Crews is a contestant from Survivor: Marquesas.


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Gina Crews was born and raised in Alachua, Florida. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation with minors in Zoology and Secondary Education from the University of Florida. She also took courses at the University of Central Florida and Santa Fe Community College.[1]

Crews was most recently employed as a naturalist at a nature center while also working as a promotions coordinator for a non-profit organization. She previously worked as a high school biology and earth science teacher, as well as a lifeguard. In 1996, she was crowned the Florida Watermelon Queen and, in 1997, the National Watermelon Queen. In 1998, she won the annual seed-spitting contest with a spitting distance of 37 feet 11 inches.

Crews' favorite hobbies are traveling, backpacking, cooking, rock climbing, canoeing and playing her Baby Taylor guitar. She is also an avid football fan, especially of the University of Florida Gators. Crews is a member of the Sierra Club, the National Wildlife Federation, the Nature Conservatory & the Wilderness Society.

Currently single, Gina Crews lives in Gainesville, Florida, with her two cats, Sammi and Grover, and her black lab mix named LaKota. Her birth date is Feb. 7.


Gina was placed on the Maraamu tribe at the start of the game and quickly formed a strong friendship with Hunter Ellis. After Maraamu lost the first Immunity Challenge, Gina joined the tribe in voting out Peter Harkey, who was the tribe outsider. By Day 4, Gina and Hunter's friendship solidified into an unofficial alliance. When Marammu lost their second Immunity Challenge, Gina and Hunter targeted Rob Mariano's closest ally, Sarah Jones, whom they perceived to be the weakest link. Gina and Hunter talked to the other tandem in the tribe, Vecepia Towery and Sean Rector, along with the only remaining outsider, Patricia Jackson, about voting with them. Rob also talked to Vecepia and Sean about voting the tribes oldest member, Patricia. At Tribal Council, Sean and Vecepia sided against Gina's alliance, voting out Patricia.

When the Rotu tribe won the Day 9 Immunity Challenge, Gina again attempted to convince Sean and Vecepia to side with Hunter and herself against Rob. Unfortunately for Gina, Vecepia and Sean remained loyal to their alliance with Rob and joined him in voting out Gina's closest ally, Hunter. At the next Reward Challenge, a Tribe Switch occurred, keeping Gina on Maraamu (along with Sarah) and gaining new tribemates Kathy Vavrick-O'Brien, Paschal English, and Neleh Dennis. Despite the new additions to the team, Maraamu was still unable to win immunity. At the next Tribal Council, Gina sided with the old Rotu members, finally voting out Sarah.

After finally winning her first Immunity Challenge on Day 15, Gina began to feel accepted by her new tribe members, something she hadn't felt on the original Maraamu. Gina helped lead her tribe to victory during the Reward Challenge, but, due to Kathy's poor leadership, were unable to win the Immunity Challenge. Although Gina initially thought that Kathy would be eliminated due to her poor challenge performance, she was surprised to discover that the original Rotu members were going to be voting together, blindsiding her in a unanimous 3-1 vote at Tribal Council.

Voting History

Gina's Voting History
Episode Gina's
Voted Against
1 Peter -
2 Sarah -
3 Sarah -
4 Sarah -
5 Maraamu Tribe Immune
6 Kathy Kathy, Neleh,
Voted Off, Day 18


  • Gina is currently working as a jewelry designer. She made the necklace Jeff Probst wore during Survivor: Samoa.[2]
  • Gina teaches Biology in a high school.
  • On January 9, 2010, Gina attended Survivor's 10-year anniversary party.


  • Gina was the last original Maraamu member to be voted out before the merge.
  • Gina's luxury item was an adventure bag.
  • Gina is the only original Maraamu member who won tribal immunity in the Maraamu tribe.
  • Gina is the highest placing castaway to never be a part of the Rotu tribe.


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