Denise Martin - Survivor: China
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Seasons: 1 | Days: 38 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

Survivor: China (2007) - 4th place, 13th out - 7th juror.

  • Voted out in Episode 13, "A Slippery Little Sucker" (Day 38).
Denise Martin - Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S15: China 2.97 13.30 0.22 7 3 9 0.77 3.11 - - - 1.00 6.08
Career 2.97 13.30 0.22 7 3 9 0.77 3.11 - - - 1.00 6.08
Denise Martin - Challenge record
  • S15 logo China challenges
    Chinese Checkers - Ep2 RC
    Great Balls of Fire - Ep4 RC

    Tribal/team challenge record (6-for-12; 3 sit-outs):

    • China Ep. 1 IC: "Dragon Dance" - Carries a pole, and Fei Long wins.
    • China Ep. 2 RC: "Chinese Checkers" - Helps hold back Zhan Hu, and Fei Long wins again.
    • China Ep. 2 IC: "Gate Crasher" - Fei Long wins against underfed Zhan Hu once again.
    • China Ep. 3 RC: "Clear the Deck" - Fei Long women are swept in their 3 bouts; Fei Long loses, 3-2.
    • China Ep. 3 IC: "Blade Runner" - Sits out, Fei Long loses for a second straight time.
    • China Ep. 4 RC: "Great Balls of Fire" - Moves fireballs with Todd, and Fei Long wins.
    • China Ep. 4 IC: "Warrior's Duel" - Scores no points, but Fei Long wins again.
    • China Ep. 5 IC: "Plunge, Pull & Pop" - Thanks to Zhan Hu throwing the IC, Fei Long wins.
    • China Ep. 6 RC: "Search and Decode" - Sits out of another Fei Long win.
    • China Ep. 6 IC: "Name That Spoon" (gross food) - Participates, and finally, Fei Long loses.
    • China Ep. 8 RC: "Bucket Stops Here" - Unpicked, forced to sit out, ineligible to participate in reward.
    • China Ep. 9 RC: "Drum Roll" - Part of the hapless red team, with Peih-Gee, Todd, & James.


    Individual challenge record (2-for-11; 1 sit-out): (Mean % finish: 45.7%)

    • China Ep. 7 IC: "Retention to Detail" - One of four people eliminated on the third question (tie-3rd/10).
    • China Ep. 8 IC: "Dragon Rider" - Second person to drop out, at circa 10 minutes (8th/9).
    • China Ep. 9 IC: "Take A Stab At It"- Sits out to eat, instead of competing (tie-8th/8).
    • China Ep. 10 RC: "Confucius Said" - One of three to get 3/5 questions right (tie-4th/7).
    • China Ep. 10 IC: "Star Struck" - Eliminated in the first round; one hit for two total points (6th/7).
    • China Ep. 11 RC: "Marco Polo" - Blindfolded, first to reach center, with her husband. Denise wins! (1st/6).
    • China Ep. 11 IC: "Swamp Donkeys" - Not close to winning (tie-4th/6).
    • China Ep. 12 RC: "Zen Archery" - Given two arrows, but picks up points. Denise wins! (1st/5).
    • China Ep. 12 IC: "Chinese Leftovers" - Refuses to eat balut in the second round; out (4th/5).
    • China Ep. 13 RC: "Great Wall of Zhelin" - Finishes in last place (4th/4).
    • China Ep. 13 IC: "Offer It Up" - Last person eliminated (2nd/4).


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

    • China: None.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 6
    Played: 12
    Win%: 0.50
    Sat out: 3
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 2
    Played: 11
    Sat out: 1
    Win%: 0.18
    Mean% Finish: 45.7%
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
Denise Martin - Tribal Council record
  • S15 logo China Tribal
    Ep3 Tribal Council
    Ep7 Tribal Council

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

    • China: None.


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (7/9):


    VAP - Votes against (3):

    • China, Ep. 13: Three votes, from Todd, Courtney, and Amanda (voted out, 3-1).


    Jury votes made (0/1):

    • China, Ep. 13: Voted for Courtney Yates, who finished second (5-2-1).
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: 0
    Votes voided: -
  • Voting record
    VFB: 7
    Tribals: 9
    VAP: 3
  • Jury votes
    Made: 1
    For winners: 0
    Received: --
Denise Martin - Pictures
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Denise Martin - Interviews
  • S15 logo China interviews

    Pre-game interviews

    • CBS pre-game interview: "I try to be positive, outgoing, friendly.... You don't want to get on my bad side, though, 'cause that's not pleasant (laughs)."
    • Probst pre-game assessment from TV Guide online (8/20/07): "Denise is a likable, blue-collar woman with the most lovely mullet. She has it, she tells us, because it fits her life. There's nothing pretentious about her. She's very honest and endearing and a hard worker. I just adore Denise."


    Post-game interviews

    • Christopher Rocchio at RealityTVWorld (12/21/07): "Denise Martin talks about her Survivor: China experience
    • Andy Dehnart at RealityBlurred (12/18/07): "Denise Martin admits she's a janitor, apologizes for being unintentionally 'misleading'"
Denise Martin - Bio
  • S15 logo China bio

    From her official CBS Survivor: China bio page:


    "Denise Martin was born and raised in Revere, Massachusetts. She attended Revere High School, Class of 1985. She spent one year at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and then attended Wentworth Institute of Technology, where she received a certificate in Technical School/ Telecommunication Electronics.


    Martin rides her scooter to her job as a lunch lady for fourth through seventh graders. This involves preparing and serving lunch, along with cleaning the kitchen, five days a week. She previously worked as a short-order cook and a central office technician for a phone company. She also operated and maintained a video game route at eight different colleges, repairing and maintaining video games and juke boxes.


    Martin is a Second Degree Black Belt in American Kenpo Karate. She is a student at Revere Karate Academy in Revere. She recently opened her own karate school, Douglas Karate Club. She is a member of the International Kenpo Karate Association. Her hobbies include collecting Budweiser memorabilia, axe and knife throwing, stick fighting, and playing sports with her three daughters. She is an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan; she even named her dachshund Tedy Bruschi K9. She describes herself as competitive, outgoing, strong-willed and determined.


    Martin currently resides in Douglas, Massachusetts with her husband of 16 years, Robert. They have three daughters, Erin, 13; Emily, 10; and Samantha, 9. Her birth date is May 5, 1967."