Jean-Robert Bellande - Survivor: China
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Seasons: 1 | Days: 24 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

Survivor: China (2007) - 9th place, 8th out - 2nd juror.

  • Voted out in Episode 8, "High School Friend Contest" (Day 24).

Jean-Robert Bellande - Career statistics

Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats Overall scores
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S15: China 1.30 4.05 0.32 3 12 4 0.66 1.31 - - - 0.98 2.61
Career 1.30 4.05 0.32 3 12 4 0.66 1.31 - - - 0.98 2.61
Jean-Robert Bellande - Challenge record
  • S15 logo China challenges
    Great Balls of Fire - Ep4 RC
    Search and Decode - Ep6 RC

    Tribal/team challenge record (7-for-12; 2 sit-outs):

    • China Ep. 1 IC: "Dragon Dance" - Carries a pole, and Fei Long wins.
    • China Ep. 2 RC: "Chinese Checkers" - Balls roll, Fei Long wins again.
    • China Ep. 2 IC: "Gate Crasher" - Hauls the log, Fei Long wins against an underfed Zhan Hu once again.
    • China Ep. 3 RC: "Clear the Deck" - Fei Long men win both their bouts, but Fei Long loses, 3-2.
    • China Ep. 3 IC: "Blade Runner" - Works the puzzle with Todd, but Fei Long loses a second straight time.
    • China Ep. 4 RC: "Great Balls of Fire" - Moves fireballs with James, and Fei Long wins.
    • China Ep. 4 IC: "Warrior's Duel" - Sits out, as Fei Long wins again.
    • China Ep. 5 IC: "Plunge, Pull & Pop" - With Frosti, dives to remove poles/release discs, and (new) Fei Long wins.
    • China Ep. 6 RC: "Search and Decode" - Retrieves planks, helps with puzzle; Fei Long wins again.
    • China Ep. 6 IC: "Name That Spoon" (gross food) - Sits out; Fei Long loses.
    • China Ep. 8 RC: "Bucket Stops Here" - Part of the winning team, with Amanda, James, and Todd.


    Retention to Detail - Ep7 IC
    Dragon Rider - Ep8 IC

    Individual challenge record (0-for-2): (Mean % finish: 38.1%)

    • 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" - Very first person to drop out, 10 minutes in (9th/9).


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

    • China: None.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 7
    Played: 12
    Win%: 0.58
    Sat out: 2
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 0
    Played: 2
    Win%: 0.00
    Mean% Finish: 38.1%
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
Jean-Robert Bellande - Tribal Council record
  • S15 logo China Tribal
    Ep3 Tribal Council
    Ep7 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played (0/0):

    • China: None, although shared the Ep.8 reward clue, long after James removed both idols.


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (3/4):


    VAP - Votes against (12):

    • China, Ep. 3: Two votes, from Courtney and Leslie.
    • China, Ep. 6: Two votes, from Courtney and Sherea.
    • China, Ep. 7: Three votes, from Peih-Gee, Erik, and Jaime.
    • China, Ep. 8: Five votes, from Todd, Courtney, Amanda, James, and Frosti (voted out, 5-3-1).


    Jury votes made (1/1):

    • China, Ep. 13: Voted for Todd Herzog, who won (4-2-1).
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: 0
    Votes voided: --
  • Voting record
    VFB: 3
    Tribals: 4
    VAP: 12
  • Jury votes
    Made: 1
    For winners: 1
    Received: --
Jean-Robert Bellande - Pictures
  • S15 logo China image gallery
Jean-Robert Bellande - Interviews
  • S15 logo China interviews

    Pre-game interviews

    • CBS pre-game interview: "I'm used to comfortable hotels and casinos with air conditioning, you know, not really the outdoors type. 16 players and a chance for a million dollars, that's as good of any odds you can expect."
    • Probst pre-game assessment from TV Guide online (8/20/07): "He's a big guy with a big, big personality, exactly what you want a poker player on Survivor to be. Jean-Robert will tell you what he's going to do and you don't know if he'll do it or not, because he's a card player."


    Post-game interviews

    • Christopher Rocchio at RealityTVWorld (11/9/07): "Jean-Robert Bellande talks about Survivor: China ouster"
    • Eric Goldman at (11/12/07): "Survivor: China Interview - Jean-Robert"
    • Nina Hämmerling Smith at (11/13/07): "The Dealing's Done for Survivor: China's Jean-Robert"
Jean-Robert Bellande - Bio
  • S15 logo China bio

    From his official CBS Survivor: China bio page:


    "Born in Long Island, N.Y., Jean-Robert Bellande considers himself international as he is the son of French-speaking Haitian immigrants that raised him in Asia. Bellande is a professional poker player (his televised tournaments include the 2005 Rio Circuit Event, 2005 U.S. Poker Championship, Ballbreakers 2005 and the 2005 World Poker Tournament's "Bad Boys of Poker"). In 2005, he was ranked as high as the Number 6 Card Player in the world.


    Bellande first made a name for himself promoting some of Los Angeles' hottest nightclubs including the Roxbury, Tatou of Beverly Hills and the Gate. He then opened up his own Hollywood night spot, Sky Sushi, which he ran for five years. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Azusa Pacific University. He describes himself as charismatic, fun and loud. He is most proud of making it to the final table at the World Series Of Poker (WSOP) Circuit Event where he pocketed a whopping $210,000, and has now pocketed over $700,000 in tournament winnings. Bellande's hobbies are playing poker, playing pool and hitting the nightclubs. His favorite sport is soccer. He enjoys playing tennis and basketball. If he could take three non-survival items with him to location, he'd bring a deck of cards, poker chips and a dealer!


    Bellande currently resides in Las Vegas. His birth date is Sept. 17, 1970."