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Jenna Morasca

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Contestant Profile
Born: February 15, 1981 (1981-02-15) (age 37)
Hometown: Bridgeville, Pennsylvania
Occupation: Swimsuit Model
Survivor Career
Version: United States
The Amazon
Tribe(s): Jaburu
Jacaré
Finish: Winner
Alliance(s): Jaburu Alliance
Challenge Wins: 9
Votes Against: 3
Days Lasted: 39
All-Stars
Tribe(s): Mogo Mogo
Finish: 16/18
Challenge Wins: 3
Votes Against: 0
Days Lasted: 9
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Jenna Morasca is the Sole Survivor of Survivor: The Amazon. She also competed on Survivor: All-Stars.

Infamously known for stripping for peanut butter and chocolate with ally Heidi Strobel in The Amazon, Jenna managed to win four individual Immunity Challenges, and became the first contestant to secure six of seven jury votes on her way to becoming the Sole Survivor.

Jenna returned in All-Stars two seasons later, but pulled herself from the game early on due to her mother's failing health.

Profile

Retrieved from CBS.com

Jenna Morasca models swimwear on a freelance basis while also competing in beauty pageants. She has won the Venus Swimwear competition two years in a row (2001 and 2002) and was second runner-up in the Miss Pennsylvania U.S.A. beauty pageant in 2001. Additionally, she is currently a junior at the University of Pittsburgh, majoring in zoology.

Morasca's hobbies include horseback riding, sleeping and hanging out with her animals (she has a dog, a ferret, three birds, two guinea pigs and a fish). She describes herself as honest, outgoing and funny. If she could hold political office, she'd be President of the United States so she could make all the important decisions. Her favorite sport is football. Her favorite teams are the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Denver Broncos. Her hero is her mother, who has been fighting breast cancer for over ten years. If she wins the money, she wants to buy a car and put a huge sound system in it, chrome wheels and detailing. She also wants to pay off her family's bills and take a trip to Italy with her mom and dad.

Morasca is currently single and living in Bridgeville, Penn. Her birth date is February 15, 1981.[1]

Since being crowned Sole Survivor of SURVIVOR: THE AMAZON, Jenna Morasca continues to model swimwear on a freelance basis. She and fellow contestant Heidi Strobel posed for the cover of Playboy, which ultimately became the second best-selling cover of 2003. She also did an anti-fur campaign for the animal rights group PETA. Jenna got a chance to test her acting skills when she guest-starred in the Off-Broadway play "Pieces" in New York City, which ultimately led to an invitation to join the cast permanently for its six-week run. She has won the Venus Swimwear competition two years in a row (2001 and 2002) and was second runner-up in the Miss Pennsylvania U.S.A. beauty pageant in 2001. Additionally, she is currently a junior at the University of Pittsburgh, majoring in zoology.

Jenna's hobbies include horseback riding, sleeping and hanging out with her animals (a dog, a ferret, three birds, two guinea pigs and a fish). She describes herself as honest, outgoing and funny. If she could hold political office, Jenna would be president of the United States so she could make all the important decisions. Her favorite sport is football. Her favorite teams are the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Denver Broncos. Her hero is her mother, who fought breast cancer for over twelve years before passing away late last year.

Jenna is currently single and living in Bridgeville, Pennsylvania. Her birth date is February 15, 1981. [2]

Survivor

The Amazon

Jenna was on Jaburu. On Jaburu, she aligned with the younger women members Heidi Strobel, Shawna Mitchell, Deena Bennett, and Christy Smith. When Jaburu lost immunity on Day 6, Jenna joined her alliance in voting out Janet Koth. When Jaburu lost immunity again on Day 9 Jenna helped her alliance vote out JoAnna Ward. A Tribe Switch resulted in Jenna, Shawna, and Deena remaining on Jaburu. The new Jaburu tribe lost immunity on Day 18. At Tribal Council, Jenna joined Deena, Rob Cesternino, and Matthew von Ertfelda in voting out Shawna for her closeness with Alex Bell.

Jenna reached the merge. Jenna alliance now with Alex and Rob managed to control the first few votes, voting out Roger Sexton for his sexism, and Dave Johnson for being a physical and mental threat at the first two post-merge Tribal Councils. Jenna even won immunity on Day 24 However, on night 27, Jenna turned on Deena, and joined everyone minus Christy and Deena in voting her out for turning on Alex. At the Survivor Auction, Christy outbid Jenna, winning her letter from home, but when another bid was put out by Jeff, the other players let  Jenna win the second letter which was from her ill mother. Jenna was upset at Christy for outbidding her. At Tribal Council, she along with Heidi and Alex voted for Matthew, but Alex was blindsided.

Heidi and Jenna were furious at Rob for turning against Alex at Tribal Council. While the men were out working, Heidi and Jenna lobbied Christy to align with them in order to oust one of the men. Jenna won the next Immunity Challenge. At Tribal Council, she contributed to Christy's elimination. On Day 36, Jenna broke down in tears, and said she wanted to leave. At Tribal Council, she voted for Rob, but Heidi was voted out. With Hedi gone, Jenna was targeted by the men, but foiled their plan by winning immunity. Matthew formed a secret alliance with Jenna to take her to the final two. Although Jenna was interested in siding with Butch Lockley, the tribe unanimously voted him out, sending him to the jury 3-1. Jenna won the Final Immunity Challenge. She voted out Rob due to his strong strategic game.

At the Final Tribal Council, Jenna was criticized for her lack of work ethic and even wanting to quit a few days earlier. Due to her relationships with the jury, Jenna was ultimately awarded the title of Sole Survivor in a 6-1 vote, only losing Butch's vote.

Voting History

Jenna's Voting History
Episode Jenna's
Votes
Voted Against
Jenna
1 Jaburu Tribe Immune
2 Janet Christy
3 Jaburu Tribe Immune
4 JoAnna -
5 Jaburu Tribe Immune
6 Shawna -
7 Roger -
8 Dave Individual Immunity
9 Deena -
11 Matthew -
12 Christy Butch, Christy1
13 Rob -
14 Butch Individual Immunity
Rob Individual Immunity
Jury Votes
for Jenna
Alex, Christy, Dave,
Deena, Heidi, Rob
Sole Survivor, Day 39

^1 In Sour Grapes, Jenna had won Individual Immunity, but gave it to Heidi during Tribal Council.

All-Stars

Jenna M. returned to Survivor and was assigned to the Mogo Mogo tribe. Jenna M. originally had plans to start an all-female alliance with fellow tribemates Kathy Vavrick-O'Brien and Shii Ann Huang, but things were quickly broken up when the first Survivor winner, Richard Hatch, overheard them scheming on the first day and reported it back to the two other tribe members of Mogo Mogo, Colby Donaldson and Lex van den Berghe. Mogo Mogo did not have to worry though, as the tribe won the first two Immunity Challenges.

However, from Days 6-8, Jenna M. revealed that she was not as focused on the game, stating that she "felt a vibe" that her cancer-stricken mother's condition was worsening. Kathy saw she was not eating and told her to eat something. When Jenna M. told Kathy about her mother's declining health, Kathy comforted her and told her that she would not hate Jenna M. if she quit. When the tribes convened at the supposed Immunity Challenge on Day 9, Jenna M. decided to quit the game, regretting leaving her mother. Amber Brkich from rival tribe Chapera gave Jenna M. a hug after getting host Jeff Probst's approval. After Jenna M. announced she was withdrawing from the game, Jeff called in a boat for her, cancelled the Immunity Challenge, and she received hugs from all remaining players in the game. While walking to the boat, Jeff told her they were thinking of her. She went home and rushed to her mother's bedside. Eight days after Jenna M. returned home, her mother passed away.

Voting History

Jenna M.'s Voting History
Episode Jenna M.'s
Votes
Votes Against
Jenna M.
1 Mogo Mogo Tribe Immune
2 Mogo Mogo Tribe Immune
3 No Tribal Council
Quit, Day 9

Post-Survivor

  • In Summer of 2009, Jenna hosted the TVGuide special "Survivor Millionaires: Where Are They Now?" and appeared alongside the first eighteen Survivor winners.[3]
  • On January 9, 2010, Jenna attended Survivor's 10-year anniversary party.
  • In 2012, Jenna graduated from Columbia University where she earned a master's degree in counseling and clinical psychology.
  • In February 2018, Jenna was facing charges of a DUI possession of drug paraphernalia after she was found passed out in her car.[4]

Relationship with Ethan Zohn

Other Media

Jenna heidi playboy

Jenna and Heidi at the cover of "Playboy".

Trivia

Statistics of Jenna Morasca
Longevity
Seasons competed: 2
Days lasted: 48
Challenge Wins
Tribal wins: 8
Individual wins: 4
Total wins: 12
Tribal Council
Total votes received: 3
Exile Island
Times exiled: N/A
Redemption Island
Duels won: N/A
Days spent on Redemption Island: N/A

References

Preceded by
Thailand
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Brian Heidik
Sole Survivor Titleholder
The Amazon
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Jenna Morasca
Succeeded by
Pearl Islands
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Sandra Diaz-Twine