|Birth Date||September 5, 1975|
|Hometown||Long Beach, California|
|Tribe(s)|| ██ Aitutaki|
John Paul "J.P." Calderon is a contestant from Survivor: Cook Islands.
Born in Santa Monica, California, John "J.P." Calderon grew up in Marina del Rey, California. He received a full volleyball scholarship to California State University, Long Beach, where he played on a nationally ranked Division I Men's team. He graduated in 2000 with a Bachelor's Degree in speech communications.
Calderon spent five years as an assistant coach for the nationally ranked Long Beach State University Women's Volleyball team. He also coached many youth teams to medal at the Junior Olympics. In 2004, Calderon began a pro-beach volleyball career. In addition, Calderon is currently co-director and head trainer for the all-girls Mizuno Long Beach Volleyball Club. Calderon enjoys being a mentor to kids and hopes to one day open a sports facility for children. He is also dedicated to helping young girls receive college volleyball scholarships.
Calderon is an accomplished swimmer and has been outrigger canoeing since he was very young. He is a self-proclaimed fitness fanatic who loves to spend time in the gym, and enjoys lifting weights, running and hiking. Calderon also does occasional print and fitness modeling.
Calderon's mother passed away from breast cancer when he was nine years old and his father passed away last year from a brain tumor. Calderon hopes to work with charities and organizations designed to benefit cancer research.
Calderon currently resides in Long Beach, California, with his Jack Russell terrier, Frankie. His birth date is September 5, 1975.
Survivor: Cook IslandsEdit
|J.P.'s Voting History|
| Voted Against|
|1||Aitutaki Tribe Immune|
|3||Rarotonga Tribe Immune|
|4||Stephannie||Adam, Brad, Cristina, Jenny,|
Parvati, Rebecca, Stephannie
|Voted Off, Day 11|
- In 2007, Calderon joined the cast of The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency. Stating that he had wished to model for a long time, Calderon came to an open casting call held in the first episode of Season 2. He was called back in episode 2 and eventually signed to the agency. The third episode saw Calderon being approached to appear on the cover of Instinct magazine, a publication that requires that its male cover models be openly gay.
|Survivor: Cook Islands Contestants|
Adam Gentry · Becky Lee · Billy Garcia · Brad Virata · Candice Woodcock · Cao Boi Bui · Cecilia Mansilla · Cristina Coria · J.P. Calderon · Jenny Guzon-Bae · Jessica Smith · Jonathan Penner · Nate Gonzalez · Ozzy Lusth · Parvati Shallow · Rebecca Borman · Sekou Bunch · Stephannie Favor · Sundra Oakley · Yul Kwon