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Survivor: Cagayan
Survivor-28 Logo
Season 28
Filming Location Palaui Island, Cagayan Valley, Philippines[1]
Season Run February 26, 2014 - May 21, 2014
Filming Dates July 11, 2013 - August 18, 2013
Survivors 18
Winner Tony Vlachos
Runner(s)-up Woo Hwang
Tribes Aparri
Cagayan cast
Opening Sequence
Survivor 28 Cagayan opening credits (FULL CAST UNAIRED)01:06

Survivor 28 Cagayan opening credits (FULL CAST UNAIRED)

Series Chronology
Previous Season Blood vs. Water
Next Season San Juan del Sur

Survivor: Cagayan, also unofficially known as Survivor: Cagayan — Brawn vs. Brains vs. Beauty, is the 28th season of Survivor.


The season was filmed shortly after filming Survivor: Blood vs. Water for cost-cutting purposes, a tradition in the U.S. series since Survivor: Samoa. It was said that several cast and crew decided to stay to enjoy the town's beaches and other natural wonders.[2]

Jeff Probst claimed that the season format (initially code-named as "B.B.B.") was due to popular demand.[3]

Survivor: Micronesia winner Parvati Shallow continued to be the host of the Survivor After Show for this season.


  • Three Tribes: The castaways are divided into three tribes of six members each.
  • Brawn vs. Brains vs. Beauty: The division of the tribes is based on the most prominent personal attributes of each castaway: brawn, brains and beauty.[4]
  • Tribe Leaders: At the beginning of the game, all tribes vote for a tribe leader, who will be tasked with making decisions (only the first impressions' vote) for the tribe as a whole.
  • First Impressions: The leaders of the tribes must choose who they think is the weakest on their respective tribe. The 3 chosen contestants (one from each tribe) get to ride to camp in the chopper and get there faster. At the camp, they choose between a clue for the Hidden Immunity Idol or an extra bag of rice for the tribe.
  • Hidden Immunity Idol: While the current format of the Hidden Immunity Idol still applies, an additional Hidden Immunity Idol will be in play post-merge. The said idol is to be used after the votes have been read and can be only used by its finder.[5] This format is similar to how the idol was supposed to be used back in Survivor: Panama and Survivor: Cook Islands.
  • Tribe Shuffle: On Day 12, Luzon is disbanded, and the remaining fourteen castaways are shuffled and randomly distributed into the new Aparri and Solana tribes.
  • Final Two and nine-person Jury: For the first time in Survivor history, two finalists would face a 9-person Jury. This is also the first time since Survivor: Tocantins to have a Final Tribal Council with only two players.


Contestant Tribe Affiliation Finish Votes
Original Tribe Shuffled Tribe Merged Tribe
S28 david c David Samson
45, Plantation, FL
Luzon 1st Voted Out
Day 3
S28 garrett c Garrett Adelstein
27, Santa Monica, CA
Luzon 2nd Voted Out
Day 6
S28 brice c Brice Johnston
27, Philadelphia, PA
Solana 3rd Voted Out
Day 8
S28 jtia c J'Tia Taylor
31, Chicago, IL
Luzon 4th Voted Out
Day 11
S28 cliff c Cliff Robinson
46, Newark, NJ
Aparri Solana 5th Voted Out
Day 14
S28 lindsey c Lindsey Ogle
29, Kokomo, IN
Aparri Solana Quit
Day 14
S28 alexis c Alexis Maxwell
21, Addison, IL
Solana Aparri 6th Voted Out
Day 16
S28 sarah c Sarah Lacina
29, Cedar Rapids, IA
Aparri Aparri Solarrion 7th Voted Out
1st Jury Member
Day 19
S28 morgan c Morgan McLeod
21, San Jose, CA
Solana Aparri 8th Voted Out
2nd Jury Member
Day 22
S28 lj c LJ McKanas
34, Boston, MA
Solana Solana 9th Voted Out
3rd Jury Member
Day 25
S28 jeremiah c Jeremiah Wood
34, Dobson, NC
Solana Aparri 10th Voted Out
4th Jury Member
Day 28
S28 jefra c Jefra Bland
22, Campbellsville, KY
Solana Solana 11th Voted Out
5th Jury Member
Day 30
S28 tasha c Tasha Fox
37, St. Louis, MO
Luzon Aparri 12th Voted Out
6th Jury Member
Day 33
S28 trish c Trish Hegarty
48, Needham, MA
Aparri Solana 13th Voted Out
7th Jury Member
Day 36
S28 spencer c Spencer Bledsoe
21, Chicago, IL
Luzon Aparri 14th Voted Out
8th Jury Member
Day 37
S28 kass c Kass McQuillen
41, Tehachapi, CA
Luzon Aparri 15th Voted Out
9th Jury Member
Day 38
S28 woo c Woo Hwang
29, Newport Beach, CA
Aparri Solana Runner-Up 4
S28 tony c Tony Vlachos
39, Jersey City, NJ
Aparri Solana Sole Survivor 5

Season SummaryEdit

The eighteen new castaways were divided into three tribes based on primary attributes: Aparri (Brawn), Luzon (Brains), and Solana (Beauty). The Brains tribe stumbled out of the gate early, losing three of the first four immunity challenges and being reduced to only Tasha Fox, Kass McQuillen, and Spencer Bledsoe. The Beauty tribe, led by LJ McKanas, only lost one member, while the Brawn tribe went undefeated in challenges. With 14 players remaining, the castaways were shuffled into two tribes of seven: Aparri—featuring the three Brains, three Beauty, and Sarah Lacina from the Brawn tribe— and Solana, consisting of Beauties LJ and Jefra Bland, and the other five Brawn. The Brawn initially planned to hold strong and get rid of LJ, but he and Jefra convinced Tony Vlachos and Trish Hegarty to turn on the Brawn alliance to vote out physical threat Cliff Robinson instead.

The tribes merged with 11 players remaining, five from Solana and six from Aparri. While the swapped tribes looked like they were going to stick together, Tony attempted to sway his old ally Sarah back to the Brawn-heavy Solana alliance, but Sarah was indecisive. Instead, Trish persuaded Kass to swap alliances, which she did, eliminating Sarah and putting Solana in power. Despite being in the majority, Tony’s paranoia continually got the better of him as he and Woo Hwang navigated between alliances to blindside potential threats. He also found multiple hidden Immunity Idols, including a special one that could be used after the votes were read. Tony lied about the idol’s “different powers” and successfully managed to avoid being targeted out of fear, ending up in the final three with Kass and Woo.

Woo won the Final Immunity Challenge; while Kass seemed like an easy choice to take to the end after betraying her initial alliance, Tony convinced Woo to honor their bond as tribe mates throughout the entire game, and Woo took Tony to the Final Tribal Council. At the Final Tribal Council, a majority of the Jury grilled Tony (for his aggressive game play), and only Spencer criticized Woo (for riding Tony’s coattails), but ultimately Tony was awarded the title of Sole Survivor with eight of the nine Jury votes.

Episode GuideEdit

Episode Air date Challenges Eliminated Vote Finish Viewers (in millions)[6] Ratings/Share
Reward Immunity
1 Hot Girl With a Grudge (Part 1) February 26, 2014 Solana1 David 4-2 1st Voted Out
Day 3
9.40 2.4/7
2 Hot Girl With a Grudge (Part 2) Aparri1 Garrett 3-2 2nd Voted Out
Day 6
3 Cops-R-Us March 5, 2014 Aparri1 Brice 2-2-2;
3rd Voted Out
Day 8
9.58 2.4/8
4 Our Time to Shine March 12, 2014 Solana Solana J'Tia 3-1 4th Voted Out
Day 11
9.66 2.5/8
Aparri Aparri
5 Odd One Out March 19, 2014 Solana Aparri Cliff 4-3 5th Voted Out
Day 14
9.46 2.5/8
6 We Found Our Zombies March 26, 2014 None Lindsey No Vote Quit
Day 14
9.85 2.3/7
Solana Solana Alexis 6-1 6th Voted Out
Day 16
7 Head of the Snake April 2, 2014 None Woo Sarah 6-5 7th Voted Out
1st Jury Member
Day 19
9.48 2.3/7
8 Mad Treasure Hunt April 9, 2014 Jefra,
LJ, Morgan,
Spencer Morgan 6-4 8th Voted Out
2nd Jury Member
Day 22
9.62 2.4/7
9 Bag of Tricks April 16, 2014 Jeremiah,
Tasha LJ 5-3-1 9th Voted Out
3rd Jury Member
Day 25
9.35 2.3/8
10 Sitting in My Spy Shack April 23, 2014 Jefra,
Tasha Jeremiah 5-3 10th Voted Out
4th Jury Member
Day 28
9.43 2.3/7
11 Chaos Is My Friend April 30, 2014 Survivor
Tasha Jefra 4-3 11th Voted Out
5th Jury Member
Day 30
9.70 2.3/7
12 Havoc to Wreak May 7, 2014 Kass,
Spencer Tasha 4-1-1 12th Voted Out
6th Jury Member
Day 33
9.91 2.4/8
13 Straw That Broke the Camel's Back May 14, 2014 Tony
Spencer Trish 4-1 13th Voted Out
7th Jury Member
Day 36
9.93 2.6/9
14 It's Do or Die May 21, 2014 None Kass Spencer 3-1 14th Voted Out
8th Jury Member
Day 37
9.58 2.6/8
Woo Kass 1-0 15th Voted Out
9th Jury Member
Day 38
Reunion Show Jury Vote Woo 8-1 Runner-Up
Tony Sole Survivor


^1 Combined Reward and Immunity Challenge.

Voting HistoryEdit

Survivor: Cagayan Voting History
Tribes Original Tribes Shuffled Tribes Merged Tribe
Episode #: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Voted Off: S28 david c
S28 garrett c
S28 brice c
S28 jtia c
S28 cliff c
S28 lindsey c
S28 alexis c
S28 sarah c
S28 morgan c
S28 lj c
S28 jeremiah c
S28 jefra c
S28 tasha c
S28 trish c
S28 spencer c
S28 kass c
S28 woo c
S28 tony c
Vote: 4-2 3-2 2-2-2 3-0-0 3-1 4-3 No Vote 6-1 6-5 6-4 5-3-1 5-3 4-3 4-1-1 4-1 3-1 1-0 8-1
Tony Cliff Sarah Morgan LJ Jeremiah Jefra Tasha Trish Spencer Jury Vote
Woo LJ Sarah Morgan LJ Jeremiah Jefra Tasha Trish Spencer Kass
Kass J'Tia Garrett J'Tia Alexis Sarah Morgan Jeremiah Jeremiah Spencer Tasha Trish Spencer Tony
Spencer David J'Tia J'Tia Alexis Jefra Tony LJ Woo Jefra Tony Trish Woo Tony
Trish Cliff Sarah Morgan Jeremiah Jeremiah Spencer Tasha Kass Tony
Tasha David Garrett J'Tia Alexis Jefra Tony LJ Woo Jefra Trish Woo
Jefra Brice Brice Cliff Sarah Morgan Jeremiah Jeremiah Spencer Tony
Jeremiah Morgan Brice Alexis Jefra Tony LJ Woo Tony
LJ Morgan Brice Cliff Sarah Morgan Spencer Tony
Morgan Alexis None Alexis Jefra Tony Tony
Sarah Alexis Jefra Tony
Alexis Brice None Jeremiah
Lindsey LJ Quit
Cliff LJ
J'Tia David Garrett Spencer
Brice Alexis None
Garrett David J'Tia
David J'Tia


  • In Episode 3, Tribal Council resulted in a tie. Per the rules, a second vote was held where the castaways involved in the tie would not vote and the remaining castaways could only vote for the three tied.
  • In Episode 6, Lindsey elected to quit the game. No vote occurred for her removal.


  • The font used for this season's logo is "Kemasyuran Jawa."[7]
  • This is the fourth season in a row to have the Philippines as the US version's host country.
    • The Philippines is in a 3 way tie with Nicaragua and Samoa for the most used location being used 4 times.
      • However, the Philippines are the only location to feature four consecutive seasons
  • This is the third season to have a three-tribe format, following Survivor: All-Stars and Survivor: Philippines.
    • However, this is the first time the three tribes were not divided randomly.
    • This season is also the first to feature three starting tribes with an entirely new cast.
  • While the season was filmed in the Philippines, the theme of the season was mostly inspired by Indonesian culture (predominantly, Balinese), with the logo of the season, torches, and the tribal Immunity Idol bearing Balinese demon designs.[8]
  • This is the first season since Survivor: Cook Islands where the Hidden Immunity Idol may be played after the votes are revealed. This only applies to the special post-Merge idol.
  • This is the first season to have the first three people voted off be men.
  • This is the first season since Survivor: Borneo to have its finale air on a Wednesday and the first since Survivor: The Amazon to not have the finale air on a Sunday.
  • This is the first season since Survivor: Tocantins to end in a Final Two.
  • This is the first season to have a Final Two with a 9-person Jury.
  • This season comes directly after the first season to use the Blood vs. Water twist and directly before the second season to use the twist.


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