|Birth Date||October 29, 1978|
|Hometown||Jefferson City, MO|
|Tribe(s)|| ██ Jaburu|
Heidi Strobel Hamels is a contestant from Survivor: The Amazon.
Known for stripping for peanut butter and Oreos with Jenna Morasca, she became the first person to receive the Individual Immunity necklace from another player.
Heidi Strobel received a Bachelor of Arts degree in exercise physiology, secondary education and physical education from Drury University in Springfield, Mo. She is currently a physical education and health teacher. She is currently working on her masterÂ’s degree in physical education and plans to start on a second in nursing next year. She previously worked as a sales representative for a lingerie company, a secretary in a doctor's office and the manager of a fireworks company.
Strobel's three favorite hobbies are running, writing poetry and keeping up on dance music. She describes herself as very conscientious, enthusiastic and determined. If given the chance to hold political office, she would like to be on the State Board of Education to better the schools and to emphasize the importance of health and exercise in the schools. She is a member of the National Athletic Trainer Association, the Missouri Teacher's Association, the Missouri Association of P.E., Health, Recreation and Dance and the Drury Teacher's Association. She is doing this because she loves a challenge of mind and body, and for the experience of a lifetime. If she wins, she will pay off her student loans and buy a car.
Strobel is currently single and resides in Jefferson City, MO. Her birth date is October 29, 1978.
Survivor: The AmazonEdit
|Heidi's Voting History|
| Voted Against|
|1||Jaburu Tribe Immune|
|3||Jaburu Tribe Immune|
|6||Tambaqui Tribe Immune|
|Voted Off, Day 36|
| Voted for|
- At the Survivor: The Amazon Reunion Show, it was revealed by Jeff Probst that Heidi had the highest IQ out of any castaway that season.
- Heidi married Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels.
- Heidi became the first person to receive the Immunity Necklace from the original winner of the Immunity Challenge.
- Heidi was asked to come back for Survivor: All-Stars, but declined.
- Was nominated in Survivor: America's Tribal Council in the Sexiest Female category, but lost to Amber Brkich.
- Heidi's luxury item was a Skipping Rope.
- Heidi initially applied for The Amazing Race with her grandfather as her partner, but due to Mark Burnett's insistence, she applied for Survivor.
- Heidi says living in the Amazon took a toll on her health. She incurred spider bites, parasites that hurt her kidneys, and significant weight loss.
- Heidi and Janet Koth are the first contestants from the state of Missouri.
- ↑ Sanders, Melody (June 3, 2009). "GO Getter: Heidi Strobel Hamels". Go Magazine. http://www.springfieldgo.com/GO-Magazine/June-3-2009/GO-Getter-Heidi-Strobel/. Retrieved July 26, 2012.
|Survivor: The Amazon Contestants|
Alex Bell · Butch Lockley · Christy Smith · Daniel Lue · Dave Johnson · Deena Bennett · Heidi Strobel · Janet Koth · Jeanne Hebert · Jenna Morasca · Joanna Ward · Matthew von Ertfelda · Rob Cesternino · Roger Sexton · Ryan Aiken · Shawna Mitchell