Jessica deBen
S14 Jessica deBen
Contestant Profile
Born: April 25, 1979 (1979-04-25) (age 39)
Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Occupation: Fashion Stylist
Survivor Career
Version: United States
Tribe(s): Ravu
Finish: 19/19
Challenge Wins: 0
Votes Against: 6
Days Lasted: 3

Jessica deBen is a contestant from Survivor: Fiji.


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Originally from New Orleans, Jessica deBen attended approximately three years of college at Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi. She went on to attend the University of New Orleans and Tulane University.

deBen moved to Los Angeles three years ago and currently works as a fashion stylist and make-up artist. She works freelance with photographers, models and magazine editors. She previously worked as a body painter for the "Lion King" show at Disney in Orlando and also as an attendant for the Volunteers of America Personal Care.

deBen describes herself as ambitious, warm and unbreakable. Her hobbies include portrait painting, jogging, hiking, kayaking, biking and eating pancakes at The Griddle Cafe. She is an avid fan of the New Orleans Hornets basketball team (she used to go to games twice a week when she lived there). She is a member of the Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions and St. Brendan's Catholic Church.[1]


Jessica, along with her other castaways started the game looking for Jeff Probst on the island. After receiving a message telling the to build a luxury shelter she helped with the building under the instruction of Sylvia Kwan. On Day 3, the tribes finally met Jeff at the Immunity Challenge site. After Sylvia divided the tribes, Jessica joined the Ravu tribe. When Ravu lost the Immunity Challenge Jessica was initially targeted because of her weakness in the challenge and she became the first person voted out of Survivor: Fiji.

Voting History

Jessica's Voting History
Episode Jessica's
Voted Against
1 Rita Anthony, Earl, Michelle,
Mookie, Rita, Yau-Man
Voted Off, Day 3


  • On January 9, 2010, Jessica attended Survivor's 10-year anniversary party.


  • Jessica wasn't part of the official Ravu tribe picture, even though she was an official member of Ravu, because it was taken after Jessica was eliminated and Sylvia Kwan became part of Ravu due to the Survivor: Fiji Schoolyard Pick twist.
  • Jessica is the only Caucasian-American female contestant on Survivor: Fiji, as the other one that had been recruited dropped out before the season started.
  • Jessica is the only person to be voted off first and place 19th.