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Rob Cesternino
Contestant Profile
Birth Date October 20, 1978 (1978-10-20) (age 37)
Hometown Wantagh, New York
Occupation Computer Projects Coordinator

Survivor: The Amazon

Tribe(s) Tambaqui
► Jaburu
Placement 3/16
Challenge(s) Won 6
Vote(s) Against 4
Day(s) Lasted 38

Survivor: All-Stars

Tribe(s) Chapera
Placement 15/18
Challenge(s) Won 4
Vote(s) Against 5
Day(s) Lasted 12

Rob Cesternino was a contestant during Survivor: The Amazon and Survivor: All-Stars

Considered "the smartest player to never win" at the time by Jeff Probst, Rob became popularized as a strong social competitor maintaining multiple alliances that controlled the later-half of his time in the Amazon.


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Rob Cesternino currently works as a computer projects coordinator for an insurance general agency. He has been previously employed as a store clerk, a waiter and a bartender. After receiving 1420 on his SAT's, he eventually went on to graduate from the honors program at the State University of New York at Oswego with a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcasting. Cesternino wrote his college senior thesis on "The Impact of Reality Television" and received an A. While in college, he was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity.

Cesternino's favorite hobbies include telling jokes, watching sports and singing karaoke. He believes he is a master strategist that is always pulling shenanigans on people who suspect he's just an innocent kid. He describes himself as mischievous, hilarious and creative. If he could hold any office, he'd like to be member of Congress because "it looks like they can do anything they want with no repercussions." Certernino cites a last minute college road trip where he and two buddies drove 21 hours to go to Mardi Gras in New Orleans (without hotel accommodations) as his single greatest accomplishment. His favorite sport is baseball and he is an avid fan of the New York Mets and New York Jets. His hero is Bob Barker because, since a child, he always admired how he ran the show and was so funny about it. Superman is his chosen superhero -- besides the obvious strength and flying, "the x-ray vision would keep me busy for hours." He is doing this because he is an avid fan of SURVIVOR and has dreamed of being a castaway. If he wins the $1 million, he's buying a "fully equipped bachelor pad with a big neon sign that will say 'OPEN.'"

Cesternino is married to Nicole Palmieri.

Survivor: The Amazon


Voting History

Rob's Voting History
Voted Against
1 Ryan -
2 Tambaqui Tribe Immune
3 Daniel -
4 Tambaqui Tribe Immune
5 Jaburu Tribe Immune
6 Shawna -
7 Roger -
8 Dave -
9 Deena -
11 Alex Individual Immunity
12 Christy -
13 Heidi Heidi, Jenna
14 Butch Butch
Ineligible Jenna
Voted Off, Day 38
Voted for
Sole Survivor

Survivor: All-Stars

Cesternino was a member of the Chapera tribe. He, like most of the other Chapera members, did not have to worry about voting anyone out due to Chapera's winning streak and an avoidance of tribal council in Round 3 due to Jenna Morasca pulling out of the game. However, Rob found a rival in fellow Chapera tribemate, Rob Mariano, who was the de facto leader that was calling the shots. In Episode 4, Rob C. attempted to show that he could contribute to his tribe by hunting down the final key to their rice box, but coincedentally, his rival had found the final key first.

At the immunity challenge, Cesternino and Amber sat out, and Cesternino could only watch helplessly as his tribe was pummeled by the large puzzle pieces carried by the other blindfolded tribe members. Mogo Mogo managed to edge out the dominative Chapera at the last second to send Chapera to their first Tribal Council.

Boston Rob attempted to make a fake alliance with Cesternino to ease his fears over going home. However, Cesternino was skeptical of Boston Rob. At Tribal Council, Cesternino's smart and savvy gameplay got the better of him as he was voted out 5-1.

Statistics of Rob Cesternino
Seasons competed 2
Total number of days 50
Challenge Wins
Tribal wins 8
Individual wins 2
Total 10
Tribal Council
Total votes received 9
Exile Island
Times exiled N/A
Redemption Island
Days spent at Redemption Island N/A
Duels won N/A

Voting History

Rob C.'s Voting History
Rob C.'s
Voted Against
Rob C.
Chapera Tribe Immune
Chapera Tribe Immune
No Tribal Council
Alicia, Amber, Rob M.,
Tom, Sue
Voted Off, Day 12


Cesternino is now married with longtime girlfriend Nicole Palmeiri. The couple currently hosts podcasts named, Rob Has a Podcast, where they talk about Survivor and other reality shows such as Jersey Shore and Big Brother while checking with previous contestants and their post-show accomplishments. Plus, Rob writes the Immunity Blog on






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