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Matty Whitmore
S17 Matty Whitmore
Contestant Profile
Birth Date December 18, 1978 (1978-12-18) (age 37)
Hometown Pacific Palisades, California
Occupation Personal Trainer


Tribe(s) Fang
Placement 4/18
Alliance(s) Fang Alliance
Challenge(s) Won 4
Vote(s) Against 7
Day(s) Lasted 38

Matty Whitmore is a contestant from Survivor: Gabon.


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Matty Whitmore knows first-hand what it's like to have a lot and what's it's like to lose it all. At the age of 18, Whitmore inherited a trust fund from his grandparents, allowing him to live a comfortable life in paradise until partying it all away. Now at the age of 29, Whitmore wants the opportunity to find out what he's capable of doing on his own and believes SURVIVOR holds the answer.

Whitmore currently works as a personal trainer on the westside of Los Angeles and enjoys teaching health and wellness. His idea of a perfect day includes a two-hour vigorous workout, training clients and a surf session, followed by an hour in the sauna and yoga. The remainder of his day is spent hanging out with his long-time girlfriend, Jamie, and his beloved dog, Dink. He claims that if health was wealth; he'd be considered a billionaire.

Not only does Matty have physical ability and strength, but he also possesses bravado and confidence. He brings knowledge of the outdoors and social skills to the game and can't wait to gain more self-awareness through this experience. Whitmore prides himself on helping people not take themselves too seriously and hopes to use those skills to manipulate others into doing what's best for him.

He currently lives with his girlfriend in Pacific Palisades, Calif. His birth date is December 18, 1978.[1]

Survivor: Gabon

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Voting History

Matty's Voting History
Episode Matty's
Voted Against
1 Michelle -
2 Gillian -
3 Fang Tribe Immune
4 Jacquie -
5 G.C. -
6 Kelly -
7 Crystal -
8 Fang Tribe Immune
9 Charlie -
10 Randy -
12 Corinne Bob,
Corinne, Ken
13 Crystal Crystal, Ken1
14 Ken -
Bob Bob, Sugar2
Voted Off, Day 38
Voted for
Sole Survivor

^1 In The Good Guys Should Win in the End, Sugar used a Hidden Immunity Idol on Matty, negating 2 votes against him.
^2 In Say Goodbye to Gabon, the vote ended with a 2-2 tie between Matty and Bob, forcing a fire-making tiebreaker. Matty was eliminated at the tiebreaker.



Matty and Jamie on their wedding day.

  • On June 6, 2009, Matty got married to Jamie Mass, whom he proposed to during the family visit.
  • On January 9, 2010, Matty attended Survivor's 10-year anniversary party along with all of his Gabon cast mates.


  • Matty is the grandson of actor James Whitmore.
  • Matty was the only original Fang member to remain on Fang during both tribe shuffles.
    • As such, Matty is the only member of Nobag to never be on Kota.
  • Matty proposed to his long-term girlfriend, which she accepted, while in Gabon during the Loved Ones visit. He made an engagement necklace in Gabon instead of a ring.
  • Matty lost about 17 lbs. during his time on Gabon.[2]
  • Matty was recruited to compete on Survivor when he met an casting agent at an Whole Foods Market with his girlfriend in Santa Monica. Before being cast, Matty rarely had watched Survivor.[3]


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