|Birth Date||October 30, 1968|
|Hometown||Des Moines, Iowa|
|Occupation||Housing Case Manager|
|Tribe(s)|| ██ Lopevi|
|Alliance(s)||Fat Five Alliance|
Rory Freeman is a contestant from Survivor: Vanuatu.
Rory Freeman was born in Des Moines, Iowa. He has three brothers, Richard, James and Olabanji (OJ), and one sister, Dahomey.
Freeman attended boarding school in Connecticut before graduating from Washington High School in Kansas City. He went on to attend Georgetown University School of Foreign Services, where he studied African government and history. He left college before graduation in order to accept a position as a television reporter for the Nigerian Television Authority. He remained in Nigeria for 18 months prior to returning to the U.S. to work for an inner-city social service agency back in Des Moines. He remained there for seven years as a counselor specializing in substance abuse, mental health evaluations and drug testing. Most of his professional career has been spent working in adult and adolescent corrections and detention centers. He is currently employed by the City of Des Moines as an S8 housing case manager.
Freeman's hobbies include reading, golf, hiking, camping, traveling and attending professional sporting events (he's a huge fan of the Kansas City Chiefs). He collects Negro League Baseball memorabilia and jerseys. He enjoys reggae, Afro-Caribbean, hip-hop and gospel music.
Freeman lives with his wife of six years, Simone, their three-year-old son, Zion, and their two dogs. They are members of Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church. His birth date is October 30, 1968.
After stepping on Vanuatu, Everyone but Rory had a spear jabbed in their face. After the ceremony, the tribes was divided by gender. The men's tribe was called Lopevi. On the walk to the new beach, Rory felt that the men should split up to find the camp. The men ignored this and they eventually founded the camp site. The men made camp somewhat comfortable but failed to make fire. Brady Finta viewed Rory as a individualistic person and his personality will hinder the tribe. At the first challenge, Chris Daugherty couldn't cross the balance beam. This allowed the Yasur women to win easily. After the challenge, Rory accepted Lea Masters' offer to join his and Chris' alliance . The alliance made Brook Geraghty their first victim. Without fire, Camp was miserable because they was cold and couldn't boil water. At the reward challenge, the men lost due to the balance beam. Rory was particularly annoyed because Mia Galeotalanza moonwalked to victory. At the immunity challenge, Sarge AKA Lea was chosen to be Lopevi's eyes. At some point, Rory was yelling Lopevi to help the remaining tribe members to find their way back. Sarge had to tell Rory to shut up because it was messing him up. Lopevi won immunity and Flint. The quickly made fire and camp was much better.
However, Rory was getting fed with Sarge telling him what to do. The outsiders tried to lobbied against Rory. Both tribes had to go to tribal council and would compete for tribal reward and individual immunity. Lopevi won reward and fishing gear. John Kenney won individual immunity and would stay with the women to give one of them immunity. At tribal council, the alliance remained Loyal and John Palyok gotten the boot. Rory wasn't disturbed that he gotten three votes. Lopevi lost the next two challenges, costing the men the help of a local bushmen and immunity. The Alliance stayed true to each other and Brady was voted out.
The next day, instead of a tree mail, the tribe gotten a visit from two local Ni-Vanuatu. They asked for the chief, which Sarge was deemed chief. The tribes headed to the challenge. Before the challenge, a Tribe Switch occurred. Rory was assigned by Scout Cloud Lee to be with Travis Sampson, Eliza Orlins, Leann Slaby, and Ami Cusack. Sarge made the other group the new Lopevi, meaning that Bubba and Rory was switch to Lopevi. Lisa Keiffer joined Yasur by her own choice. Yasur barely lost the reward challenge. At camp, most of the women was very welcoming. Ami was concerned about the women's bond. Yasur lost the challenge badly, which Rory sat out. Eliza tried to lobbied to campaign for the men, but it was futile. Rory and Bubba performed a pray before the tribal council. At tribal council, Ami reveal that had Bubba not tried to give a signal, Rory would be voted out. Rory and Bubba voted against each other to save themselves, but Bubba was the one who gotten the shaft. At the next reward challenge, Yasur lost again. Eliza gotten emotional because she felt that she cost Yasur the win. Rory felt that he was breaking the women's alliance. Yasur lost the immunity challenge again. Although Rory was the initially target, Lisa asked Ami where is the maniac is her case she isn't there. This cause Ami to view Lisa as untrustworthy and that gave Rory more Life. Rory made a speech, which he viewed as so cheesy, none of the women brought. At the next reward challenge, Lopevi was dumfounded that they eliminated Lisa instead of Rory. Yasur finally won a challenge, earning them a trip to a coffee with photos of their loved ones. Despite all of the love and bonding, Rory didn't forget where Ami put him. Rory was the one who gave Yasur immunity. Ami asked Rory about his loyalties. He said he can't go back with the men for voting out Bubba. In reality, he was targeting Ami for not eliminating him or befriending him.
The next morning, Rory and Scout was the only ones doing camp chores. Rory viewed them as the only ones to Rory was especially annoyed that Ami was acting like a queen and just sitting on her butt. He was also annoyed with Eliza's inability to make fire, despite teaching her repeatedly. Yasur lost the reward challenge again. Rory wanted to get off of Yasur beach. His wish was granted when the tribes merged at the next immunity challenge. Rory made it to the final round but lost immunity to Sarge. Rory returned to the men's side and informed them that Ami is running the show. Chris assured Rory that they have Julie Berry and Twila Tanner. Rory wasn't sure because his hadn't interacted with Julie and Twila. This was confirmed because Julie and Twila wanted Rory gone before Ami. Ultimately, the Julie and Twila jumped ship to Yasur. Rory became a victim of a gender war as he was voted out in a 6-4 vote.
|Rory's Voting History|
| Voted Against|
|2||Lopevi Tribe Immune|
|3||John P.||Brady, John K.,|
|7||Yasur Tribe Immune|
|8||Ami||Ami, Eliza, Julie,|
Leann, Scout, Twila
|Voted Off, Day 21|
- Rory received votes at all six Tribal Councils he attended.
- Rory received 14 votes against him during Vanuatu, breaking the former record of 12 set in Survivor: The Australian Outback by Jerri Manthey. The record would later be broken by Survivor: Cook Islands contestant Jonathan Penner with 15 votes, which would be broken later on by Survivor: Redemption Island contestant Phillip Sheppard with 17 votes.
- Rory is the first contestant from Iowa.
- Rory accidentally broke the Tribal Immunity Idol while sticking it into the ground.
- In the season premiere of Vanuatu, when the local tribesman surround the castaways with spears, Rory noted that he was the only one who didn't have a spear pointed at him.
|Survivor: Vanuatu Contestants|
Ami Cusack · Brady Finta · Brook Geraghty · Chad Crittenden · Chris Daugherty · Dolly Neely · Eliza Orlins · John Kenney · John Palyok · Julie Berry · Lea Masters · Leann Slaby · Lisa Keiffer · Mia Galeotalanza · Rory Freeman · Scout Cloud Lee · Travis Sampson · Twila Tanner