|Birth Date||August 31, 1971|
|Hometown||Laurelton, New York|
|Tribe(s)|| ██ Manihiki|
Rebecca Borman is a contestant from Survivor: Cook Islands.
Rebecca Borman was born and raised in Laurelton, New York, where she attended Jamaica High School. She attended three years of college at Montgomery Community College and Essex Community College. She then went on to study drama at Queens College. While in school, Borman was also a dancer and did make-up for theater productions.
Borman has been a make-up artist for 15 years. She received her first Emmy Award for Outstanding Make-Up on a Daytime Talk Show for her work on "The View," where she still works and does make-up for former Survivor Elisabeth Hasselbeck.
Borman enjoys dancing, tennis, collecting music and rescuing stray cats. She is very proud of her family, including her father who, after 40 years as a banker, is retired and living in Long Island with Borman's stepmother, a professional belly dancer. Her mother is a principal in White Plains, New York, and her sister, Nicole, resides in New Jersey with her husband. Borman just recently purchased her first home with her stepsister, Jocelyn.
Borman currently resides in Laurelton, New York, with her two cats, Blinky and Pookie. Her birth date is August 31, 1971.
Survivor: Cook IslandsEdit
Rebecca Borman started her journey on the Manihiki Tribe. The tribe consisted of five African American tribe members. Immediately, Rebecca claimed that tribal divisions by race were a great way to disprove common stereotypes. In a confessional, she quotes that "black people know how to swim," and "know how to get on a boat in paddle," she completes her thoughts by revealing that her race "don't just run track."
Within the first few days of being on tribe, Rebecca quickly developed a bond with tribe member Sundra Oakley. The two were inseparatable and tribe members quickly commented on how close the two had been getting. When Manihiki lost the first challenge, Rebecca's tribe had to face the vote. Together, her, Sundra and Stephannie Favor decided that Sekou Bunch's effort weren't helping the tribe and the three women banded together to vote him off. Rebecca received zero votes.
Rebecca's remaining time on Manihiki consisted of her tribe struggling to get fire. All members tribe working the flint to get a spark but none succeeded. Rebecca took the flint and with a few strokes, she produced fire. This marks a great milestone in Rebecca's journey as she successful made and produced fire, like most of the great Survivor contestants do.
On Day 7, the Manihiki tribe was no more and Borman found herself on the new Rarotonga tribe. During the first immunity challenge, Rebecca was seen as an asset when Probst identified her as the last woman remaining in the challenge. Rebecca being the last woman helped lead her tribe to win the challenge and win immunity. Rebecca was quickly seen as a challenge force on her tribe.
|Rebecca's Voting History|
| Voted Against|
|2||Manihiki Tribe Immune|
|3||Rarotonga Tribe Immune|
|8||Rarotonga Tribe Immune|
|10||Jonathan||Adam, Candice, Jenny,|
Jonathan, Nate, Parvati
|Voted Off, Day 24|
| Voted for|
- Rebecca works as a makeup artist for Survivor: The Australian Outback's Elisabeth Hasselbeck, who hosts The View. Rebecca kept her Survivor stint a secret to avoid legal problems with television network ABC (which airs The View). When Rebecca revealed to Hasselbeck that she competed, Rebecca claimed that Elisabeth "was literally floored."
- Rebecca is the first juror to never live at the same camp as any of the finalists.
- Rebecca, along with Jenny Guzon-Bae, are the first two castaways to be voted out at the same Tribal Council.
- Rebecca is the first contestant to place 11th and still be a member of the jury.
|Survivor: Cook Islands Contestants|
Adam Gentry · Becky Lee · Billy Garcia · Brad Virata · Candice Woodcock · Cao Boi Bui · Cecilia Mansilla · Cristina Coria · J.P. Calderon · Jenny Guzon-Bae · Jessica Smith · Jonathan Penner · Nate Gonzalez · Ozzy Lusth · Parvati Shallow · Rebecca Borman · Sekou Bunch · Stephannie Favor · Sundra Oakley · Yul Kwon