Amber Brkich Mariano - Survivor: The Australian Outback, Survivor: All-Stars
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Seasons: 3 | Days: 107 | Wins: 1 | Jury: 2

Survivor: The Australian Outback (2001) - 6th place, 11th out - 4th juror.

  • Voted out in Episode 11, "No Longer Just a Game" (Day 33).

Survivor: All-Stars (2004) - Winner, 4-3.

  • Received four jury votes, to win (4-3) in Episode 15, "The Sole Surviving All-Star" (Day 39).

Survivor: Winners at War (2020) - 19th place, 2nd out - 1st juror.

  • Voted out in Episode 1, "Greatest of the Greats" (Day 3).
  • Cumulative time: In-game - 3 days; Edge of Extinction - 32 days.

Amber Brkich Mariano - Career statistics

Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats

Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S2: The Australian Outback 0.59 9.09 0.07 5 6 8 0.61 1.75 - - - 0.68 2.34
S8: All-Stars 2.70 12.81 0.21 9 6 9 0.99 2.80 4 7 0.57 1.77 8.93
S40: Winners at War 0.10 2.21 0.05 0 6 1 -0.60 0.00 - - - -0.55 0.10
Career 3.39 24.11 0.14 14 18 18 0.77 2.18 4 7 0.57 1.10 4.45
Amber Mariano - Challenge record
  • S2 logo The Australian Outback challenges (click to expand/collapse)
    Water Torture - Ep3 RC
    True or Falls - Ep4 IC

    Tribal/team challenge record (4-for-11):

    • The Australian Outback Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Bridging the Gap" - thanks to a capsizing Kucha raft, Ogakor wins easily.
    • The Australian Outback Ep. 2 RC: "Butch Cassidy" - First to jump, Ogakor wins again.
    • The Australian Outback Ep. 2 IC: "Tucker'd Out" - Successfully eats mud whelk, but thanks to Tina, Ogakor loses.
    • The Australian Outback Ep. 3 RC: "Water Torture" - Carries water, and Ogakor wins in the tie-breaker.
    • The Australian Outback Ep. 3 IC: "Lock Step" - Runs well with Ogakor, but thanks to Maralyn's repeated trips, Ogakor loses.
    • The Australian Outback Ep. 4 RC: "Master Mind" - Participates in the puzzle, Ogakor loses.
    • The Australian Outback Ep. 4 IC: "True or Falls" - Answers a question correctly, but Ogakor loses.
    • The Australian Outback Ep. 5 RC: "Triage" - Ogakor loses its fourth straight.
    • The Australian Outback Ep. 5 IC: "The Maze" - Somehow, Ogakor wins.
    • The Australian Outback Ep. 6 RC: "Blind Leading the Blind" - Ogakor loses, depriving Tina of Doritos.
    • The Australian Outback Ep. 9 RC: "Double Play" - Paired with Keith, makes final round, but loses to Colby/Jerri.


    Perch - Ep7 IC
    Hanging in the Balance - Ep9 IC

    Individual challenge record (0-for-7): (Mean % Finish: 63%)

    • The Australian Outback Ep. 7 IC: "Perch" - Lasts an impressive 6 hrs, 47 minutes; eventually gives up (with Jerri) for ice cream and chocolate (5th/10).
    • The Australian Outback Ep. 8 RC: "Return to Sender" - Narrowly loses to Jerri, but shares reward (2nd/9).
    • The Australian Outback Ep. 8 IC: "Don't Fence Me In" - Drops 10 discs, good enough for third place (3rd/9).
    • The Australian Outback Ep. 9 IC: "Hanging in the Balance" - Beats Elisabeth in the first round, loses to Nick in the second round (tie-3rd/8).
    • The Australian Outback Ep. 10 IC: "Fire and Water" - not among the leaders (bottom 5/7).
    • The Australian Outback Ep. 11 RC: "End of the Line" - finishes second (2nd/6).
    • The Australian Outback Ep. 11 IC: "Blue Plate Special" - first person eliminated (6th/6).


    Redemption/Exile Island duel record (0-for-0):

    • The Australian Outback: None.
  • S8 logo All-Stars challenges (click to expand/collapse)
    Quest for Fire - Ep1 RC/IC
    Float Your Boat - Ep2 IC

    Tribal/team challenge record (8-for-14; 1 2nd; 2 sit-outs):

    • All-Stars Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Quest for Fire" - Chapera wins (1st/3).
    • All-Stars Ep. 2 RC: "Stairway to the Stars" - Chapera does not win, but Saboga gives them reward, anyway.
    • All-Stars Ep. 2 IC: "Float Your Boat" - Chapera wins again (1st/3).
    • All-Stars Ep. 3 RC: "Better Homes and Island Living" - Sits out with Sue, as Chapera wins again (1st/3).
    • All-Stars Ep. 4 RC: "Match Maker" - Chapera wins again (1st/3).
    • All-Stars Ep. 4 IC: "Blind Leading the Blind" - Sits out, and somehow, Chapera actually finishes third (3rd/3).
    • All-Stars Ep. 5 RC: "Shipwrecked Raft Rescue" - Chapera finishes second, still gets decent Sabogas when they're dissolved (2nd*/3).
    • All-Stars Ep. 5 IC: "Pilfering Pirates" - Now down to two tribes, Chapera wins.
    • All-Stars Ep. 6 RC: "Tribal Stomp-ede" - Chapera loses Sue to a quit, then loses the challenge.
    • All-Stars Ep. 7 RC/IC: "Blind Leading the Blind" - Chapera wins again.
    • All-Stars Ep. 8 RC: "Log Jam" - Beats Jerri, then Kathy for the final point; Chapera wins again, 5-3.
    • All-Stars Ep. 8 IC: "Choose Your Weapon" - Chapera wins.
    • All-Stars Ep. 9 IC: "Survivor History" - Re-switched to Chapera, which promptly loses.
    • All-Stars Ep. 11 RC: "Big Bad O' Course" - part of the winning team, with Rob, Alicia, and Shii Ann.

    *Note: Second-place finishes during the three-tribe phase of All-Stars count as a half-win.


    Individual challenge record (1-for-10): (Mean % Finish: 65%)

    • All-Stars Ep. 10 RC: "Rock Bottom" - Eliminated in 2nd round, Rupert picks her & Jenna to join the trip (tie-6th/9).
    • All-Stars Ep. 10 IC: "Waiting to Exhale" - Makes the final round for women, but loses to Kathy (2nd/4).
    • All-Stars Ep. 11 IC: "Big Bad O' Course" - does not win the individual immunity portion.
    • All-Stars Ep. 12 RC: "Face Off" - last person eliminated (2nd/7).
    • All-Stars Ep. 12 IC: "When It Rains, It Pours" - First person out, almost immediately (7th/7).
    • [All-Stars Ep. 13 RC: "Survivor Smorgasboard" - Amber's mom is out in the 1st round (6th/6; not counted)].
    • All-Stars Ep. 13 IC: "Fire and Rain" - Runs out of matches, does not win (5th/6).
    • All-Stars Ep. 14 RC: "Second Chance" - Makes it to the final round, but loses to Rob, who chooses to bring her along. Amber receives a free car for her troubles (2nd/5).
    • All-Stars Ep. 14 IC: "Survivor Scramble" - Amber is first to 17 tribe names, but can't unscramble the letters to get CHABOGA MOGO, gets passed by and narrowly loses to Rob (2nd/5).
    • All-Stars Ep. 15 F4 IC: "Obstacle Puzzle Maze" - Amber wins, barely ahead of Rupert (1st/4)
    • All-Stars Ep. 15 F3 IC: "Hand On a Hard Idol" - Tries to convince Rob to let her win, accidentally loses (2nd/3).


    Redemption/Exile Island duel record (0-for-0):

    • All-Stars: None.
  • S40 logo Winners at War challenges (click to expand/collapse)

    Water Slaughter - Ep1 F20 IC

    Tribal/team challenge record (1-for-2):

    • Winners at War, Ep. 1 F20 IC: "Water Slaughter" - Part of the game point-winning pair; Dakal wins, 3-1.
    • Winners at War, Ep. 1 F19 IC: "Blue Lagoon Bustle" - Helps build the lead crossing obstacles, but Dakal loses.


    Back in the Saddle - Ep8 RC

    Individual challenge record (0-for-2): (Mean % finish: 51.9%)

    • Winners at War, Ep. 8 RC: "Back in the Saddle" - Reaches the snake maze, but does not win (tie-2nd/8).
    • Winners at War, Ep. 14 EoE RC: "Don't Call It a Comeback" - Reaches the table maze, places no balls (tie-4th/13).


    Redemption/Exile Island duel record (0-for-0):

    • Winners at War: None.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 13
    2nd place: 1
    Played: 27
    Win%: 0.50
    Sat out: 2
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 1
    Played: 19
    Win%: 0.05
    Mean% Finish: 61.9%
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
Amber Mariano - Tribal Council record
  • S2 logo The Australian Outback Tribal (click to expand/collapse)
    Ep3 Tribal Council
    Ep8 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played: (0/0)

    • The Australian Outback: None.


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (5/8):

    • The Australian Outback, Ep. 2: Kel Gleason (voted out, 7-1).
    • The Australian Outback, Ep. 3: Maralyn Hershey (voted out, 5-1-1).
    • The Australian Outback, Ep. 7: Jeff Varner (voted out, 5-5 [eliminated based on prior votes against]).
    • The Australian Outback, Ep. 8: Alicia Calaway (voted out, 5-4).
    • The Australian Outback, Ep. 10: Nick Brown (voted out, 4-2-1).


    VAP - Votes against (6):

    • The Australian Outback, Ep. 10: Two votes, from Elisabeth and Rodger.
    • The Australian Outback, Ep. 11: Four votes, from Tina, Keith, Elisabeth, and Rodger (voted out, 4-2).


    Jury votes made (0/1):

    • The Australian Outback, Ep. 14: Voted for Colby Donaldson (who lost, 4-3).
  • S8 logo All-Stars Tribal (click to expand/collapse)

    Idols held/played: (0/0)

    • All-Stars: None.


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (9*/9):

    • All-Stars, Ep. 4: Rob Cesternino (voted out, 4-1).
    • All-Stars, Ep. 9: Jerri Manthey (voted out, 4-1).
    • All-Stars, Ep. 10: Lex van den Berghe (voted out, 7-2).
    • All-Stars, Ep. 11: Kathy Vavrick-O'Brien (voted out, 6-2).
    • All-Stars, Ep. 12: Alicia Calaway (voted out, 6-1).
    • All-Stars, Ep. 13: Shii Ann Huang (voted out, 5-1).
    • All-Stars, Ep. 14: Big Tom Buchanan (voted out, 4-1).
    • All-Stars, Ep. 15 (F4 vote): Rupert Boneham (voted out, 3-1).
    • All-Stars, Ep. 15 (F3 vote): Autovote* against Jenna Lewis (voted out 2-1 or 1-0).


    VAP - Votes against (6):

    • All-Stars, Ep. 9: One vote, from Jerri.
    • All-Stars, Ep. 10: Two votes, from Kathy and Lex.
    • All-Stars, Ep. 11: Two votes, from Shii Ann and Kathy.
    • All-Stars, Ep. 13: One vote, from Shii Ann.


    Jury votes received (4/7):

    • All-Stars, Ep. 15: Received four votes, from Big Tom Buchanan, Shii Ann Huang, Alicia Calaway, and Lex van den Berghe, to win, 4-3.
  • S40 logo Winners at War Tribal (click to expand/collapse)

    Ep1 F19 Tribal

    Idols/advantages held/played (0/0):

    • Winners at War: None.


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (0/1):

    • Winners at War: None yet.


    VAP - Votes against (6):

    • Winners at War, Ep.1 (F19 vote): Six votes, from Kim, Nick, Sandra, Tyson, Wendell, and Yul (voted out, 6-3-1).


    Jury votes made (1/1):

    • Winners at War, Ep. 14: Voted for Tony Vlachos, who won, 12-4-0.
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: --
    Votes voided: --
  • Voting record
    VFB: 14
    Tribals: 18
    VAP: 18
  • Jury votes
    Made: 2
    For winners: 1
    Received: 4
    Total jurors: 7
Amber Mariano - Pictures
  • S2 logo The Australian Outback image gallery (click to expand/collapse)
  • S8 logo All-Stars image gallery (click to expand/collapse)
  • S40 logo Winners at War pictures (click to expand/collapse)
Amber Mariano - Interviews
Amber Mariano - Bios
  • S2 logo The Australian Outback bio (click to expand/collapse)

    From her official CBS Survivor: The Australian Outback cast bio page:


    "Amber Brkich is from Beaver, Pennsylvania and is a recent graduate from Westminster College, where she earned a B.A. degree in Public Relations, minoring in Speech Communications. Prior to departing for Australia, while Brkich searched for her 'career job,' she was an administrative assistant and lived with her parents. Her previous occupations while attending school included waitress, librarian assistant, swimming instructor, lifeguard and babysitter for her professor.


    Brkich's favorite hobbies are going out with her friends, dancing and just generally having fun. She's a member of Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority, where she was Vice President and New Member Coordinator. Brkich also belongs to the Catholic Church. Her primary reasons for trying out for Survivor: The Australian Outback include lack of change, excitement, and kangaroos in her life, although the million dollars wouldn't hurt either!


    Her birth date is August 11, 1978."

  • S8 logo All-Stars bio (click to expand/collapse)

    From her official CBS All-Stars bio page:


    "Since finishing sixth on Survivor: The Australian Outback, Amber Brkich has enjoyed doing dozens of appearances across the country and has taken part in various charity functions. Immediately following the show, Amber appeared on the cover of Stuff  Magazine. For a short time, she also worked as the host of an adventure travel game on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. More recently, Amber has appeared in various commercials for Adelphia Cable, Rite Aid drugstores, and Mountaineer Racetrack in West Virginia. In her free time, she enjoys babysitting her niece, Emma, and going out with her friends.


    Amber remains a resident of her hometown, Beaver, Pennsylvania (a suburb just north of Pittsburgh). She is a graduate of Westminster College, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in public relations, with a minor in speech communications, in 2000. She is a member of Alpha Gamma Delta Alumni having served as vice president and new member coordinator while still in school.


    Amber is currently single. Her birth date is August 11, 1978."


  • S40 logo Winners at War bio (click to expand/collapse)

    Excerpts from her official CBS Survivor: Winners at War cast bio page (1/15/20):


    "Hobbies: Being a mom of four equals no time for hobbies. LOL! Any free time we have is spent together as a family. Whether it's playing a game, going on a bike ride, or having family movie night ... we love hanging out as a family!


    Do you still watch Survivor?

    Yes. I've seen every season and now watch it with my family every week.


    What does Survivor mean to you and your family?

    Now that our kids are old enough to watch the show ... it means enjoying family night while eating Doritos and watching Survivor. It's a lot of fun!


    What is one way playing Survivor changed your life?

    I met my husband on the show and the rest is history.


    As Survivor approaches Season 40 and celebrates 20 years on television, what does it mean to be a part of the legacy?

    Never expecting to play again... had sort of closed that book. So now that it is open again ... it's both nerve-wracking and exciting to "get back into the game" and not just watching as a fan, as I've been doing for the past 15 years. I'm so excited that my girls will not just hear about Mommy and Daddy being on Survivor. Now they will actually be a part of our story and get to watch the season with us when it airs. It's an honor to be a part of another epic season!


    How will you play differently than you have in past seasons?

    A lot of time has passed since I last played Survivor. Heck, it's been 20 years since I played the first time on Season 2. Not only has the game evolved and changed a lot... so have I. I'm no longer just playing for myself. I'm married with four children who will be closely watching and listening to everything I do and every word I speak. I'm 20 years older too. I was the youngest in my Tribe when I played Survivor: The Australian Outback. Now, I'm going to be one of the "older" people. People see me in a whole new light. Plus, being married to "Boston Rob" paints a HUGE target on my back. When I played the first two times, I didn't have that pressure. So, I guess for me I'm going to try to focus on my social game in a big way and try hard to find Idols/advantages! I'd like to think I'll be good at challenges but let's face it, I am not in the shape I was before having four kids. But I also want to focus on enjoying the experience and showing my girls how strong their mom is! I'll never give up and I'll show them to always go big and finish what you start. And in the end, hopefully, win it again!"