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Survivor and Beyond

Ethan Zohn's CBS Survivor Seasons

Survivor: Africa is the third season of Survivor. The season began when sixteen competing castaways, already divided into two tribes, Samburu and Boran, were abandoned in the heart of Africa. At Boran, Lex approached Ethan about forming a three-way alliance with him and Tom. Day Thirteen saw the biggest twist in the games history, when three members of Boron (Kelly, Lex and Tom) and three members of Samburu (Frank, Silas and Teresa) were forced to switch buffs and become permanent members of the opposite tribe. On Day Twenty, the tribes merged into one tribe, which they named Moto Maji (Swahili for ‘fire’ and ‘water’)

Fun Facts About Survivor Africa:
1.) This is the first season in which the winner was not decided by one vote.
2.) This was the first season to have a game-changing “twist”.
3.) During the finale, after Jeff collected the final votes, the producers made it appear as if he returned to the original Tribal Council site to read them. After he read them and announced Ethan Zohn was the winner, it was revealed that the votes were actually read live on the CBS soundstage made to look like the site. – This is the only season to use the trivia quiz tiebreaker.
4.) This is the only season to have its premiere in one year (2001) and its finale the next year (2002).
5.) This is the first season to be set in the African Continent.
6.) Ethan had no votes against him.
7.) 27.3 million people tuned in to see Ethan Zohn win the $1 million prize. Ethan, the AP story reports, is done with pro soccer, but “wants to use some of his money to start a soccer league for inner-city children.”

Survivor: All-Stars: Ethan would later return for Survivor: All-Star where eighteen former castaways returned for another shot at the title of Sole Survivor. The tribes only received a pot and machete at the start of the game and on day 13, Ethans’s tribe, Saboga, was dissolved, with its remaining members to be absorbed by the other two tribes. Jenna L. and Rupert became members of Chapera, and Ethan and Jerri became members of Mogo Mogo. With his back against the wall since day 1, Ethan was soon eliminated on Day 21 making him the 8th castaway voted out, but proving to be a threat having lasted longer than Tina, Rich and Jenna M, all the other former winners.

After a 17 year break, surviving cancer twice, getting married and living a peaceful life in New Hampshire, there are major rumors that Ethan was once again “Surviving” on an Island this past summer.

Ethan returned to reality TV as a contestant on The Amazing Race 19, Fear Factor, Eco-Challenge, Celebrity Paranormal Project, Dinner Impossible, Hollywood Squares, and Family Feud. Ethan was a guest reporter on Live with Regis & Kelly and celebrity guest on The Late Show with David Letterman. Ethan is an inspiring inventor and his EZ-Crunchbowl was featured on Discovery Network PitchMen starring Anthony Sullivan and Billy Mays. Ethan was featured in the documentary film on the global AIDS pandemic, A Closer Walk, along with The Dalai Lama, Bono and Kofi Annan.


Survivor: Winners At War: After 20 years, Survivor will have a full cast of all winning players for the most anticipated season yet, titled Winners at War. Survivor will be pulling out all the stops for its milestone 40th season in February 2020.

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