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Jenna Lewis

S8 Jenna Lewis

S1 Jenna Lewis

Contestant Profile
Birth Date July 16, 1977 (1977-07-16) (age 37)
Hometown Franklin, New Hampshire
Occupation Single mother
College student


Tribe(s) Pagong
Placement 8/16
Alliance(s) Barbecue Alliance
Challenge(s) Won 6
Vote(s) Against 11
Day(s) Lasted 27


Tribe(s) Saboga
► Chapera
► Mogo Mogo
Chaboga Mogo
Placement 3/18
Alliance(s) Chapera Alliance
Challenge(s) Won 9
Vote(s) Against 4
Day(s) Lasted 38

Jennifer Leigh "Jenna" Lewis is a contestant from Survivor: Borneo and Survivor: All-Stars.

Jenna was most notable for not having a videotape during the show's first Reward Challenge regarding the survivor's loved ones.



Originally from Franklin, New Hampshire, Jenna is an aspiring actress/host and currently lives in Burbank, California, with her twin daughters, Sadie and Sabrina.

Jenna describes herself as energetic, competent and athletic. Her favorite sports are football and basketball, which she loves to play. Her favorite television shows are "Nip/Tuck" and "Scrubs," and her favorite feature film is "Fight Club." Her musical tastes run the gamut from The Doors to Eminem.

A perfect day for Jenna begins with an early hike up Runyon Canyon before going for a swim. She would then take her daughters to the playground and out for fondue, followed by a raucous game of paintball with six of her close friends. At night, she'd go dancing.


Since finishing eighth on SURVIVOR: BORNEO, Jenna Lewis has made numerous television appearances, including hosting VH1's "Rock Across America" and appearing in a recurring role in "Nash Bridges" on CBS. She has also made various appearances for charities and non-profit organizations. 

Originally from Franklin, New Hampshire, Jenna is an aspiring actress/host and currently lives in Burbank, California, with her twin daughters, Sadie and Sabrina. 

Jenna describes herself as energetic, competent and athletic. Her favorite sports are football and basketball, which she loves to play. Her favorite television shows are "Nip/Tuck" and "Scrubs," and her favorite feature film is "Fight Club." Her musical tastes run the gamut from The Doors to Eminem. 

A perfect day for Jenna begins with an early hike up Runyon Canyon before going for a swim. She would then take her daughters to the playground and out for fondue, followed by a racous game of paintball with six of her close friends. At night, she'd go dancing. 

Jenna is currently single. Her birth date is July 16, 1977.

Survivor: BorneoEdit

Lewis made her first appearance during Survivor: Borneo, where she was on the Pagong tribe. Although she annoyed some of her tribe mates with her constant talking she never really faced any danger during the pre-merge portion of the game. She helped vote out B.B. Andersen for his abrasive attitude at Pagong's first Tribal Council on Day 6.

Jenna formed a strong friendship with Ramona Gray, who described Jenna as her only 'white' friend. Ramona was a target though because she had been sick since the game begun. Jenna voted out her friend at Pagong's second tribal council. Gervase Peterson made a comment around the campfire, saying that girls were the stupidest thing on the planet next to cows. This annoyed all of the female tribe members, although Joel Klug was blamed for the comment and was subsequently voted out.

Jenna was selected as the representative of Pagong to meet with Tagi's representative, Sean Kenniff at a summit of the coast of Pagong's beach. The two were tasked with selecting a name for the merged tribe, as well as designing a tribe flag. Jenna came up with the name of Rattan, and Sean added an a to the end, making the tribe name Rattana. Throughout the night the two joked that the summit was set up to be romantic, although there was no romantic feelings between the two.

After returning from the summit Jenna told Pagong that they had two minutes to gather their personal items as they were moving to the Tagi tribe for the rest of the game. After the merge the ex-Pagong tribe members decide to vote their conscious, not employing any strategy. The ex-Tagi members however, stuck together and voted out Pagong's leader Gretchen Cordy.

Jenna was shocked by Gretchen's elimination and quickly became suspicious of an alliance forming between the ex-Tagi members. During the reward challenge in the eighth episode, the final nine castaways were supposed to receive videos from home, which they would compete to get to see. Jenna was eager to see her daughters, whom she had been missing recently. Jeff Probst announced that her tape did not make it in time for the challenge, leaving a very distraught Jenna. Even though she did not receive a video, if she won the challenge she would be able to send a video to her daughters. Greg won the challenge, making Jenna even sadder. After Jenna lost the archery challenge she continuously shot arrows closest to the target while the rest of the tribe watched Greg's video from home.

Jenna expected to be voted off at the next tribal council, however she was spared when the Tagi Alliance voted out Greg instead. On Day 25, after Richard Hatch decided to stop catching fish Jenna, Colleen Haskell, Susan Hawk and Kelly Wiglesworth went fishing instead. The women were elated when they caught a fish, saying that they no longer needed Richard to fish for them. Colleen won the Day 26 reward challenge and chose to bring Jenna along with her to the barbecue. Part of the reward was receiving letters from home, which made Jenna extremely happy. While enjoying the barbecue Jenna and Colleen discussed the past few votes in which the person who was voted out had always received four votes against them. The two decided to form a counter alliance, naming it the Barbecue Alliance. They asked Gervase and Sean to join them. Gervase joined them immediately, while Sean wanted to stik to his alphabet voting strategy, saying that if he thought his vote was going to influence the decision at tribal council, he would vote with them. At tribal council Sean's voting strategy ended up being Jenna's downfall, as the Tagi Alliance piggybacked off his vote and eliminated Jenna. Jenna placed eighth and became the second member of the Jury.

At the Final Tribal Council she cast her vote for Kelly Wiglesworth to win the game, although Kelly ultimately lost to Richard by a jury vote of 4-3.

Voting HistoryEdit

Jenna's Voting History
Episode Jenna's
Voted Against
1 Pagong Tribe Immune
2 B.B. -
3 Pagong Tribe Immune
4 Ramona Greg
5 Pagong Tribe Immune
6 Joel Gervase, Joel
7 Gervase Greg
8 Greg Colleen,
Gervase, Greg
9 Richard Richard, Rudy,
Sean, Susan
Voted Off, Day 27
Voted for
Sole Survivor

Survivor: All-StarsEdit

Statistics of Jenna Lewis
Seasons competed 2
Total number of days 65
Challenge Wins
Tribal wins 15
Individual wins 0
Total 15
Tribal Council
Total votes received 15
Exile Island
Times exiled N/A
Redemption Island
Days spent at Redemption Island N/A
Duels won N/A

Jenna Lewis returned as an All-star in Survivor's eighth season Survivor: All-Stars. She was placed on the Saboga tribe with fellow Borneo contestant Rudy Boesch. Originally, she formed an alliance with tribe mates Rupert BonehamJerri Manthey and Rudy to target former winners Tina Wesson and Ethan Zohn. After Saboga lost the first Immunity Challenge, her alliance succeeded in voting out Tina. When Saboga continued their losing streak, Jenna targeted alliance member Rudy for his old age and injured foot. Everyone joined the plan but Rupert, who had grown to see Rudy as a father figure. Jenna lived the next few days in safety, with Mogo Mogo's Jenna Morasca quitting on Day 9 and Saboga winning their first Immunity Challenge on Day 12.

At the Day 13 Reward Challenge, it was revealed that the last tribe to finish would be dissolved with the remaining members being spread throughout the remaining tribes. Saboga came in last place and was dissolved. Jerri and Ethan were sent to Mogo Mogo while Jenna and Rupert were sent to Chapera. Upon joining Chapera, Jenna and Rupert quickly joined Rob Mariano's majority alliance. Jenna lived the rest of the pre-merge stage of the game in safety, never having to visit Tribal Council due to Sue Hawk quitting on Day 18 and Chapera dominating the rest of the Immunity Challenges.

Upon merging, Jenna stuck with Rob's alliance and voted out ex-Mogo Mogo members Lex van den Berghe and Kathy Vavrick-O'Brien. When the last remaining Mogo Mogo member Shii Ann Huang won immunity, Jenna voted with Rob in blindsiding Alicia Calaway. When Shii Ann failed to win immunity, Jenna and the rest of the tribe voted her out. At the final 5, Tom Buchanan became the swing vote between Jenna's alliance with Rupert and Rob's alliance with Amber Brkich. Not wanting to lose his alliance, Rob convinced the other four castaways to blindside Tom. When Amber won the final four Immunity Challenge, Jenna became the crucial swing vote between her original alliance with Rupert, or her newer alliance with Rob. Afraid of inducing a tie-breaker challenge, she betrayed her original ally and Rupert was sent packing. After losing the Final Immunity Challenge, Jenna was left at the mercy of Rob. Unfortunately for Jenna, Rob's alliance with Amber was stronger than his alliance with Jenna and she was voted out, just short of the Final Tribal Council.

At the Final Tribal Council, Jenna congratulated the finalists and asked what they would do with the money if they won. Rob claimed he would use the money for a basket college scholarship fund. Amber said she would use the money for something moscodiscophy. Jenna respected Rob's aggressive game play over Amber's, so she voted for him to win. 

Voting HistoryEdit

Jenna L.'s Voting History
Episode Jenna L.'s
Voted Against
Jenna L.
1 Tina Ethan, Tina
2 Rudy -
3 No Tribal Council
4 Saboga Tribe Immune
5 Chapera Tribe Immune
6 No Tribal Council
7 Chapera Tribe Immune
8 Chapera Tribe Immune
10 Mogo Mogo Tribe Immune
11 Lex -
12 Kathy -
13 Alicia -
14 Shii Ann -
15 Tom Tom
16 Rupert -
Ineligible Rob M.
Voted Off, Day 38
Voted for
Sole Survivor
Rob M.


Lewis appeared in the music video for the song "Without Me" by Eminem along with former Survivor: Africa castaway Lindsey Richter.

Sex tapeEdit

Sometime after All-Stars, a 42-minute sex video featured Lewis and husband Travis Wolfe in a Las Vegas hotel room circulated across the internet. It was originally reported that Lewis and Wolfe made the sex video purely for their own private use and that it was accidentally leaked onto the Internet. In interviews, Lewis even talked about the embarrassment she said she felt at the prospect of anybody being able to see her naked and performing sexual acts. However, this came into question as reports appeared suggesting that Lewis deliberately made and released the sex tape in order to increase her fame and make money from it. In some interviews, Lewis even mentioned how people could buy the video, arousing further suspicion. In December 2004, the New York Daily News reported that she, her husband and her manager were behind the website selling the video, and were receiving 70 percent of the sales profits.


  • Jenna was the only contestant on Borneo not to receive a video from home. She got to watch hers only after her elimination.
  • Her starting tribes on both of her seasons were yellow.
  • Jenna was the only woman from the original Saboga tribe to make the merge rather the final three in Survivor: All-Stars.
  • In both of her seasons, Jenna's jury vote went to the eventual runner-up.
  • Along with Rupert Boneham, Lewis has been affiliated with all four Survivor: All-Stars tribes, being originally placed in Saboga, which was dissolved, then adopted by Chapera, switched to Mogo Mogo, and made it to the merged Chaboga Mogo.
  • Jenna Lewis is the only castaway to have their family member disqualified during the Loved Ones reward challenge. Jenna's brother Jai drank some of his water while he was still eating his dish (a tarantula). He was disqualified because the rules stated that a contestant could drink water only once they finished eating.
  • Jenna was the replacement for Colleen Haskell on All-Stars after Colleen declined the offer to return.
  • Jenna was the youngest contestant on Borneo.
  • In Borneo, every Pre-merge tribal, she voted for a male
  • Jenna's luxury item in Borneo was a Journal.
  • On both her seasons, Jenna created the names of the merged tribes: in Borneo, she proposed "Rattan" and Sean Kenniff added the "A", forming "Rattana"; and in All-Stars, she created the tribal name "Chaboga Mogo".
  • Jenna is the first contestant to set a record for the most votes received in a single season with a total of 11. She is the first contestant to have a double digit total.
  • Jenna is the first contestant from New Hampshire.
  • Jenna is the first female Jury member.
  • Jenna and Rupert Boneham hold the record for most days without attending Tribal Council. On Survivor: All-Stars they attended the first two Tribal Councils (on Days 3 and 6), and since Day 7 they didn't lose an Immunity Challenge until the merge. The next time they went to Tribal Council was day 27, which means they didn't attend it for a record 21 days.
  • Jenna made an appearance in the TV-movie, The Scorned.
  • Jenna was the lowest ranking Borneo returnee.
  • Jenna was the last victim of Sean Kenniff's alphabet strategy; he never voted for Kelly.
  • Jenna is the only person in Survivor history that had received votes in 5 tribal councils in a row.
  • Jenna is one of four castaways to have been the second and last member of the jury in their Survivor career.

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