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Survivor Philippines: Celebrity Showdown
Season Information
Version: Philippines
Season No.: 3
Filming Dates: July 11, 2010 – August 17, 2010
Season Run: August 30, 2010 – December 5, 2010
Winner: Akihiro Sato
Runner(s)-Up: Solenn Heusaff
Ervic Vijandre
Tribes: Magan
Sar Mayee
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Opening Sequence
Survivor Philippines 3 - Celebrity Showdown intro (Filipino Survivor) (Version 1)01:10

Survivor Philippines 3 - Celebrity Showdown intro (Filipino Survivor) (Version 1)

Season Chronology
Previous: Survivor: Palau (Philippines)
Next: Survivor: Celebrity Doubles Showdown (Philippines)

Survivor: Celebrity Showdown (Philippines) is the third season of Survivor (Philippines). It was set in Ranong, Thailand, but the theme of the season was Burmese-inspired, given its close proximity to Myanmar.

Brazilian-Japanese model Akihiro Sato won the title of Celebrity Sole Survivor after a vote of 3-2-2, over Solenn Heusaff and Ervic Vijandre.


Filipino model-actor Richard Gutierrez was tapped as the new host of the franchise, replacing its former host, Paolo Bediones, who moved to TV5 a few months after the second season ended airing. This season featured 18 famous personalities from different fields of film, TV, sports and pop culture. The identities of the castaways were teased between July and August 2010 before the press release in August 14, 2010.


  • New host: Starting from this season, Filipino actor-model Richard Gutierrez hosted the season, replacing Paolo Bediones, who moved to another television network.
  • Shorter season: The season was filmed for 36 days, three days shorter from the standard 39.
  • Celebrity castaways: Eighteen celebrity contestants, glamorously dressed supposedly for a press conference for the season, until they were abruptly whisked off to the island of Ranong, where they met the new host, Richard, who then informed them that the game already started.
  • One World: For the first two days of the series, the still tribe-less castaways lived on one camp until their first Immunity Challenge, where the tribes were formed.
  • Tribe leader: The two castaways that won the first challenge on Day 2 would be assigned as the leaders of their tribes. The third tribe leader was elected at Tribal Council.
  • Three tribes: For the first time in the Philippine franchise, three tribes competed in the season.
  • Isla Misteryo: The same mechanics of the US version's Exile Island, one member of each tribe were banished here until the next Immunity Challenge. Hidden across the island are bags of coins which the exiled can use to buy items from a "store" where luxury items, Immunity Bracelets, and creature comforts were available.
  • Kidnapping: Completely different from the first season, instead of the kidnapped castaway staying in the opposing tribe for a period of time, he/she would become a member of the tribe who kidnapped him/her. This power was given to the first winning tribe on the Cycle 3 Reward Challenge.
  • Simultaneous tribe dissolve and switch: The decimated Magan tribe was dissolved, after which their remaining members, and the other tribes were spread into the new Nagar and Sar Mayee tribes.
  • Immunity Bracelet: Unlike last season's Immunity Bracelets, this season's Immunity Bracelets were used akin to the US version's Hidden Immunity Idol. 
  • Final Tribal Council format: For the first time in any franchise, four contestants faced a Jury of six. At the Final Tribal Council, the jury, along with the final four, voted for the 7th and final member of the jury, and its results were revealed at the live finale. The final Jury member was voted off in public, after which, the now-complete Jury voted for the Sole Survivor.


Contestant Tribe Affiliation -
Original Tribe Kidnapping
Finish Votes
Princess Snell
StarStruck finalist
None Quit
Day 2
Doc Ferdz Recio
Veterinarian and TV host
Magan 1st Voted Out
Day 6
Myka Flores
Magan Magan 2nd Voted Out
Day 9
Buhawi Meneses
Parokya ni Edgar/Franco bassist
Magan Magan 3rd Voted Out
Day 11
Karen delos Reyes
Actress and former commercial model
Sar Mayee Sar Mayee Nagar 4th Voted Out
Day 13
Pretty Trizsa Celso
Stand-up comic
Sar Mayee Sar Mayee Sar Mayee 5th Voted Out
Day 16
Mico Aytona
TV host
Magan Magan Nagar 6th Voted Out
Day 19
Ian Batherson
StarStruck finalist
Nagar Nagar Nagar 7th Voted Out
Day 19
Jon Hall
Nagar Nagar Sar Mayee Galone 8th Voted Out
1st Jury Member
Day 22
Aira Bermudez
SexBomb Girls member
Sar Mayee Sar Mayee Nagar 9th Voted Out
2nd Jury Member
Day 24
Michelle Madrigal
Nagar Nagar Sar Mayee 10th Voted Out
3rd Jury Member
Day 27
Ahron Villena
Nagar Nagar Sar Mayee 11th Voted Out
4th Jury Member
Day 30
Elma Muros-Posadas
Track and field athlete
Magan Magan Sar Mayee 12th Voted Out
5th Jury Member
Day 33
Moi Marcampo
Commercial model and personal assistant to Piolo Pascual
Nagar Nagar Nagar 13th Voted Out
6th Jury Member
Day 35
Aubrey Miles
Film and TV actress
Sar Mayee Sar Mayee Sar Mayee 14th Voted Out
7th Jury Member
Day 36
Ervic Vijandre
Basketball player and model
Sar Mayee Nagar Sar Mayee Runners-Up 5
Solenn Heusaff
Model and make-up artist
Magan Magan Nagar 4
Akihiro Sato
Model and TV actor
Sar Mayee Sar Mayee Sar Mayee Sole Survivor 8

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Elimination History

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