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Shii Ann Huang

S8 Shii Ann Huang

S5 Shii Ann Huang

Contestant Profile
Birth Date January 24, 1974 (1974-01-24) (age 40)
Hometown New York, New York
Occupation Executive Recruiter


Tribe(s) ██ Sook Jai
Placement 10/16
Alliance(s) Sook Jai Alliance
Chuay Gahn Five (affiliated)
Challenge(s) Won 6
Vote(s) Against 10
Day(s) Lasted 21


Tribe(s) ██ Mogo Mogo
██ Chaboga Mogo
Placement 6/18
Alliance(s) Mogo Mogo Alliance
Challenge(s) Won 8
Vote(s) Against 5
Day(s) Lasted 33

Shii Ann Huang is a contestant from Survivor: Thailand and Survivor: All-Stars.

In Thailand, she was known for her open disgust and conflict towards tribes mate Robb Zbacnik and for her small dislike towards her fellow Sook Jai members. She is also remembered mainly for her assumption that the tribes merged during the events of Thailand, only to be told they did not. Because she made her intentions clear that she was open to switching sides, she was eliminated.



Shii Ann was born in Taipei, Taiwan, and immigrated to New Jersey when she was eight years old. Two years later, she moved to Mesa, Arizona, where she became a state champion speech and debate competitor during high school. She also raised a prize-winning sheep as a member of Future Farmers of America.

After high school, Shii Ann attended the University of California, Berkeley where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree (with honors) in English Literature. She then moved to New York City, where she received a master's degree at New York University/Tisch School of the Arts' Interactive Telecommunications Program. She previously worked as a web producer and an advertising account executive.

Shii Ann enjoys learning about new cultures, traditions and customs. Her curiosity has lead her to pursue diverse hobbies such as Afro-Cuban dance, Szechuan cooking, travel photography and writing. She spends much of her time keeping up with New York City's diverse arts and cultural events. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring new restaurants around the city with friends.

Currently, Shii Ann resides in New York City with her increasingly sedentary cat, Simon. She is a member of the University of California Berkeley Alumni Association.


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Survivor: ThailandEdit

Shii Ann was selected by Jake Billingsley to be on the Sook Jai tribe. Upon arriving at the beach, she notes that this tribe was divided as they different things. Shii Ann immediately gotten into a conflict with Robb Zbacnik. Despite the dysfuction, Sook Jai won the first three challenges. At the next reward challenge, Sook Jai had an early lead but lost when some members broke the rules causing them to be disqualified.  After losing the immunity challenge, Shii Ann was targeted by Robb, Jed Hildebrand, and Stephanie Dill for being annoying and weak, but the tribe voted out Jed for perceived laziness. After winning the next two challenges, Shii Ann felt slightly alienated for being the only ethnic minority and having a different upbringing than the other members of her tribe. When Sook Jai would lose the next immunity challenges, the tribe voted out outsiders Stephanie and Robb. When a tree mail said to go to Chuay Gahn's camp, everyone assumed it was a merge. After bonding with Clay Jordan, Shii Ann considered flipping. Shii Ann was glad to be making friends. In a confessional, she stated that she felt ostracized by everyone on Sook Jai except Jake and Ken. When Sook Jai got wind of Shii Ann possibly flipping, they demanded to where her loyalties lie, to which she responded she did not know. When the competitors arrived at the Immunity Challenge, Jeff revealed the tribes had not officially not merged and is still two separate tribes. Sook Jai would lose the challenge and Shii Ann was unanimously voted out for being untrustworthy.

Voting HistoryEdit

Shii Ann's Voting History
Episode Shii Ann's
Voted Against
Shii Ann
1 Sook Jai Tribe Immune
2 Sook Jai Tribe Immune
3 Jed Jed, Robb,
4 Sook Jai Tribe Immune
5 Stephanie Robb, Stephanie
6 Robb Robb
7 Penny Erin, Jake,
Ken, Penny
Voted Off, Day 21

Survivor: All-StarsEdit

Statistics of Shii Ann Huang
Seasons competed 2
Total number of days 54
Challenge Wins
Tribal wins 12
Individual wins 2
Total 14
Tribal Council
Total votes received 15
Exile Island
Times exiled N/A
Redemption Island
Days spent at Redemption Island N/A
Duels won N/A
Due to her infamous actions during the fake merge, Shii Ann was invited back for Survivor: All-Stars. She was placed on the Mogo Mogo tribe. Shii Ann was impressed by Richard Hatch's Survival Skills, especially when he caught a shark. Mogo Mogo generally placed second in challenges, keeping Shii Ann away from Tribal Council. However, despite the early winning streak, Jenna Morasca feared her mother would die while she was in the competition and pulled herself from the game. Jenna's actions left everyone on Mogo Mogo saddened that they lost a member of the tribe. Mogo Mogo came in second at the next Immunity Challenge, meaning Shii Ann was safe again.

The next day, The tribe was given supplies to build a raft. At the challenge, it was revealed that the last place team would be dissolved and its members scattered among the two winning teams. Mogo Mogo came in first and discussed who to pick. When it came time to pick from the former Sabogas, Mogo Mogo chose Ethan Zohn and Jerri Manthey to become Mogo Mogos. Chapera won the immunity challenge, sending Shii Ann to her first Tribal Council of the Season. Ethan was the intended target, but Colby Donaldson wanted Richard out. In Response to this, Richard attempted to recruit to the women to former a counter alliance. Shii Ann, Jerri, and Kathy Vavrick-O'Brien sided with booting Richard. At the next challenge, Susan Hawk who was increasing irritated by her indecent exposure with Richard at the last challenge. Jeff and Shii Ann tried to calm her down, but Sue got more angry. Sue had a outburst of all of her pent-up rage and quit the game. The Challenge became a reward one, which Mogo Mogo won. However they was still disturbed by Sue's Rant, which included them in her Hatred. Chapera won all challenges afterword. After the first loss, Chapera kidnapped Kathy, preventing her from voting. Shii Ann became the swing vote between Colby(who annoyed her lecturing her about her gameplay) or Jerri(who Shii Ann was equally annoyed with for her personality and poor work ethic). Shii Ann ultimately chose to vote out Colby for being the bigger threat.  At the next vote, Ethan was unanimously voted out for being the last winner in the game.

When next tree mail came, the four Mogo Mogos received bottles of paint and a note hinting a merge. The tribe didn't paint themselves with it due to lack of specific instruction. Things took a turn, when the tribes was revealing to switching instead of merging. Shii Ann and all of her Mogo Mogo tribemates became Chapera. Amber Brkich stay on Chapera and acted like hostess. The newcomers was impressed by how well kept the Chapera camp was and noted that they could have improved the Mogo Mogo more. The new tribe gotten a tree mail, that implied the challenge was Trivia from past seasons. The assumption was right. The tribes was even but the New Chapera faltered at the last question, giving the new Mogo Mogo the immunity win. Boston Rob Mariano came to Lex van den Berghe, pleading him to spare Amber. In return, he will protect him. Shii Ann wanted Amber gone, but didn't to deal with Boston Rob's wrath so she voted out Jerri.

The tribes Merged and moved to the abandon Saboga Camp. Boston Rob went back on his Deal with Lex, who even Shii Ann voted against at the tribal council of the merged tribe. At the next challenge, the tribes was divided into teams of four. The winning team would get letters would received letters from home and a chance at individual immunity. Shii Ann's team which consisted of Amber, Boston Rob and Alicia Calaway won. However, Shii Ann failed to win immunity. Kathy and Shii Ann tried to break the Chapera Alliance, The Alliance stayed strong and voted out Kathy. Disheartened by losing the person she was closest to throughout the game, Shii Ann was fully aware that she was the next to go. This was made more apparent when Rupert Boneham won the reward challenge and left her with just a bowl of rice. At the immunity challenge, Shii Ann outlasted Rupert to win immunity. Despite the immunity win, The others still ostracized her. Shii Ann viewed them as stupid players for not making deals with her. Knowing that Boston Rob, Alicia and Rupert were all vulnerable, she decided to vote against Alicia who was voted out unanimously.

Shii Ann felt alienated being with the other five. Shii Ann, in particular was getting annoyed with Jenna Lewis The next reward challenge was a Loved Ones Challenge. The loved ones would be the ones competing in eating challenge. Shii Ann saw her Mother, Lily. Lily was out in the second round. Shii didn't mind her mom losing, knowing the food was disgusting and the living conditions horrible. At the immunity challenge, she came very close to winning, but Big Tom Buchanan beat her to immunity. Unable to break the Chapera bond, Shii Ann was unanimously voted out.

At Final Tribal Council, Shii Ann asked the finalists three reasons why should she vote for the other one. Rob said that Amber was the truest partner in the game, She never quit and her support in the alliance. Amber said that Rob should win because of his challenge performance, He was the person she could depend on and sticking to the alliance. Ultimately, Shii Ann gave her Jury vote to Amber. She stated the person who she voted for would win the million dollars. The was proven true as Amber became the Sole Survivor of Survivor: All-Stars. Believing she was the swing vote, Amber gave Shii Ann a car for voting for her.

Voting HistoryEdit

Shii Ann's Voting History
Episode Shii Ann's
Voted Against
Shii Ann
1 Mogo Mogo Tribe Immune
2 Mogo Mogo Tribe Immune
3 No Tribal Council
4 Mogo Mogo Tribe Immune
5 Richard -
6 No Tribal Council
7 Colby -
8 Ethan -
10 Jerri -
11 Lex -
12 Amber -
13 Alicia Individual Immunity
14 Amber Amber, Jenna L.,
Rob M., Rupert, Tom
Voted Off, Day 33
Voted for
Sole Survivor



  • Shii Ann is one of eight castaways (the others being Rob Mariano, Bobby Jon Drinkard, Russell Swan, Michael SkupinFrancesca HogiColton Cumbie, and Monica Culpepper) that returned for a second season despite not reaching the jury stage in their original season.
  • Shii Ann received votes at every tribal council she attended during Thailand.
    • Shii Ann is the first castaway to received votes from all of her original tribemates but is not initially voted out unanimously. Robb, Jed and Stephanie all voted against Shii Ann at the tribal councils they attended. Then Shii Ann was voted out by the remaining castaways on her tribe. 
  • Shii Ann is one of the six players to do better in Survivor: All Stars than in their previous season, along with Alicia Calaway, Rupert Boneham, Jenna Lewis, Rob Mariano, and Amber Brkich.
  • Shii Ann is the first Asian-American to be cast on Survivor.
    • Thus, Shii Ann was the Asian-American to make to the merge and Subsequently the jury. However, the first person to do so on their first try was Bruce Kanegai in Panama.
  • Shii Ann's Luxury Item in Thailand was a Chinese Traveling Bag.
  • Thus far, Shii Ann is the only representative of Survivor: Thailand to appear in a future season.
  • Shii Ann is the highest placing Mogo Mogo member.
  • Shii Ann had the most votes cast against her in Survivor: Thailand with 10.
  • Shii Ann is the first of three Asian-American contestants to appear in multiple seasons (the other two are Yau-Man Chan and Brenda Lowe).
    • Of the three, she is the only one to return for an all-stars season. Both Yau-Man and Brenda returned on Fans vs. Favorites seasons.
    • Coincidentally, they are the first and only people to represent their original season, with Shii Ann representing Survivor: Thailand
    • Shii Ann and Brenda both placed tenth in their first seasons and sixth in their second seasons.
    • The three, as well as Malcolm Freberg and Stephenie LaGrossa, are the only contestants to be the sole representatives of their seasons.
  • Shii Ann was invited for Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains, but turned it down due to being pregnant.
    • Shii Ann is the second Survivor to decline returning due to a pregnancy, after Vecepia Towery.
  • Shii Ann was the only person to not make the merge in her original season but return for Survivor: All Stars.
    • However, this was solely because of the delayed merge. She did make final ten, which was where merge started in all other seasons before All Stars.
  • Shii Ann shares her birthday with Maralyn Hershey and Stephen Fishbach.
  • Shii Ann is the first person on to survivor to be voted out unanimously twice. First by a 4-1 vote, then 5-1 vote.
  • Shii Ann is the only contestant to receive a car without either winning the challenge that rewards a car, winning the Fan Favorite Award, or winning their respective season. This was due to Amber giving her a car for being the swing vote at the Reunion Show.
  • Shii Ann goes by the nicknames Shi and Shi Devil.


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