Jacqui Patterson
Survivor 2017 Bio Jacqui
Contestant Profile
Hometown: Byron Bay, New South Wales
Occupation: Wedding Celebrant
Survivor Career
Version: Australia
Australian Survivor (2017)
Tribe(s): Asaga
Finish: 17/24
Challenge Wins: 7
Votes Against: 9
Days Lasted: 22

Jacqueline "Jacqui" Patterson is a contestant from Australian Survivor (2017).


Retrieved from

Name (Age): Jacqui Patterson (50)[1]
Tribe Designation: Asaga
Current Residence: New South Wales
Occupation: Wedding Celebrant

A self-confessed "straight shooter" and "bold and entertaining", Jacqui is one of the oldest contestants this year but she is not going to let that get in her way.

"I feel I have something to prove. I want to demonstrate to women of any age, but particularly of my era, that life doesn't end at 30 – married with ankle biters, a housewife perm and stuffing your face with cupcakes," she said.

A lover of life and the odd glass of champagne, Jacqui is a wedding celebrant on the NSW North Coast. Married with two kids, she is super-fit and does boot camp, running, biking and stair work daily to keep her in shape. She also likes to surf with her husband Gaz.

Physically ready, there are a few things on the island that Jacqui is not looking forward to: "I'm not excited about sleeping outside and in the cold. That won't be much fun." Jacqui has been inspired by a few game players from last year's Australian Survivor.

"I think I'll have a bit of Kylie's 'get out of my way' attitude, Craig's silly one liners and hopefully Lee's mental and physical strength. And, the final challenge between Kristie, El and Lee – what a cracker," she said.

"I don't think I'm annoying but in saying that I do have a strong presence. Game strategy-wise, I would try to curtail this and go a little under the radar."

Australian Survivor

Jacqui found herself in a good early position in Asaga despite her age, proving to be a strong member of the tribe in challenges. She built a core alliance with Henry, Samantha, Mark, and Kent. When faced with the first vote, the alliance wanted to vote out Joan but Samantha wanted to split it between Kent and Joan. Samantha's controlling attitude and her closeness with Mark was seen as a threat by Jacqui, so the alliance quickly fell apart and Jacqui and Henry planned Samantha's demise. Not only did she succeed, her ally Henry found the tribe's Hidden Immunity Idol. However, in ousting Samantha and Mark, Jacqui and Henry became the new power couple (though their bond was more of a mother-son relationship). Additionally, Jacqui appeared to be more outspoken when in power, which did not sit well with Ben, Michelle, Jericho, and Luke. Jacqui's game appeared threatened when Henry offered to swap tribes on Day 21 with the idol in his possession. She hoped Asaga would remain strong, but Luke had already begun planning Jacqui's demise. Both Asaga alliances vied for Tara and Anneliese's votes when Jacqui shifted her target to Sarah, considering her a floater who was playing both sides. However, Sarah joined Luke in voting out Jacqui.

Voting History

Jacqui's Voting History
Episode Jacqui's
Voted Against
1 Joan;
2 Asaga Tribe Immune
3 Asaga Tribe Immune
4 Asaga Tribe Immune
5 Asaga Tribe Immune
6 Samantha -
7 Mark W. Jericho, Luke, Mark W.
8 Asaga Tribe Immune
9 Sarah Anneliese, Jericho, Luke,
Michelle, Tara, Sarah
Voted Off, Day 22

^1 In Episode 1, the vote ended with a 6-6 tie between Joan and Kent, forcing a revote. Jacqui did not change her vote on the revote.


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