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Natalie Tenerelli
S22 Natalie Tenerelli
Contestant Profile
Birth Date May 6, 1991 (1991-05-06) (age 25)
Hometown Acton, California
Occupation Professional Dancer

Redemption Island

Tribe(s) Ometepe
Placement 2nd Runner-Up (3/18)
Alliance(s) Stealth R Us
Challenge(s) Won 5
Vote(s) Against 1
Day(s) Lasted 39

Natalie Tenerelli is a contestant from Survivor: Redemption Island.


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Name (Age): Natalie Tenerelli (19)
Tribe: Ometepe
Current Residence: Acton, Calif.
Occupation: Professional Dancer
Personal Claim to Fame: Being the youngest female to play the game.
Inspiration in Life: Lady Gaga. Haha, just kidding. My parents have worked extremely hard to give me a good life. They have made it possible for me to follow my dreams and never give up in life. I would hope that in the future I could be half as good of a parent myself.
Hobbies: Dancing, spending time with friends and family, and trying to cook...sometimes this ends badly.
Pet Peeves: When people chomp their food.
3 Words to Describe You: Determined, spontaneous and positive.
SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: Natalie White from Samoa.
Reason for being on SURVIVOR: To have an experience of a lifetime and prove to myself that I can do anything that I put my mind to.
Why you think you'll "survive" SURVIVOR: I have never quit anything that I have ever done and hopefully my ability to form good relationships with people will help me to "survive" 39 days in this game!
Reason why you think you will be the Sole Survivor: I have the charm to win people over and a good intuition about people and their intentions. People may suspect me to be young and naive, but they will be fooled![1]

Survivor: Redemption Island

Natalie Tenerelli ended up on the Ometepe Tribe with Rob Mariano who took on a mentor type role with young Natalie, and quickly aligned with him, Ashley Underwood, Grant Mattos, Phillip Sheppard, and Andrea Boehlke on a 6 person Stealth R Us alliance. Her 3 closest allies and friends throughout were Ashley Underwood, Rob Mariano, and Grant Mattos. Due partly to her close bond with alliance leader Rob, and also due to being seen as the least threatening of her alliance she was rarely targetted. The alliance would dominate the game and become the final 6 left. Andrea Boehlke would be eliminated first. Ashley Underwood was going to be voted out next, but after Ashley unexpectedly won immunity, Rob decided he would be voting out one of his 2 closest allies Grant or Natalie, but ultimately decided to vote out his closest friend Grant instead of Natalie due to being a much larger jury and final 4 immunity threat. This was to be the only time all game Natalie would be in any real danger of being voted out. Rob would then convince Natalie to go along with him and vote out her good friend Ashley at the Final 4.

At Final Tribal Council, the jury were mostly unimpressed with Natalie, accusing her of just riding Rob's coattails, exhibiting a poor social game, struggling in challenges, and not doing any work in camp. Julie Wolfe told her that her parents would be disappointed in her gameplay and letting Rob use her the way he did. Jury members Andrea Boehlke, Grant Mattos, Ashley Underwood, and Ralph Kiser suggested to Natalie that she and Rob were creepily close. She would receive 0 votes to win Survivor, and finish in 3rd place, losing to Rob and Phillip in a 8-1-0 vote. She is regarded as one of the biggest goats in Survivor history.

Voting History

Natalie's Voting History
Episode Natalie's
Voted Against
1 Kristina -
2 Matthew -
3 Ometepe Tribe Immune
4 Kristina -
5 Ometepe Tribe Immune
6 Ometepe Tribe Immune
7 Ometepe Tribe Immune
8 Matthew Individual Immunity
9 Mike -
David -
10 Julie -
11 Ralph -
Steve -
12 Andrea -
13 Grant Grant
14 Andrea -
Ashley -
Jury Votes
for Natalie
Second Runner-Up, Day 39


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Natalie Tenerelli Second Chance

Natalie's publicity photo for the voting of the Cambodia cast.

  • Natalie is the youngest castaway in Survivor: Redemption Island. Natalie is also the youngest Survivor finalist, reaching the Final Tribal Council of Redemption Island at the age of 19 at the time of filming.
  • In rewards where Jeff Probst stressed that there would be alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages in the reward, he was referring to Natalie being underage at the time. It should be noted that the legal drinking age in Nicaragua is actually 18, but castaways have to abide by U.S. and local laws.
  • Grant Mattos stated that he was proud of Natalie since she was able to be on Survivor at such a young age and that he wouldn't have been able to do it if he were her age.
  • Natalie was one of 32 contestants eligible to be selected to compete on Survivor: Cambodia,[4] but was not chosen to be on the final cast.


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