John Kenney - Survivor: Vanuatu
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Seasons: 1 | Days: 18 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 0

Survivor: Vanuatu (2004) - 11th place, 8th out.

  • Voted out in Episode 7, "Anger, Threats, Tears... & Coffee" (Day 18).

John Kenney - Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S9: Vanuatu 1.87 2.79 0.67 1 5 4 0.21 0.78 - - - 0.88 2.65
Career 1.87 2.79 0.67 1 5 4 0.21 0.78 - - - 0.88 2.65
John Kenney - Challenge record
  • S9 logo Vanuatu challenges
    Great Escape Run - Ep3 IC
    Pig Pen - Ep6 RC

    Tribal/team challenge record (6-for-12):

    • Vanuatu Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Fire Starter" - Performs well himself, but thanks to Chris's allergy to balance beams, Lopevi loses.
    • Vanuatu Ep. 2 RC: "By the Numbers" - One of seven Lopevis not to get across; Lopevi loses again.
    • Vanuatu Ep. 2 IC: "Four on the Floor" - Blindfolded, paired with John P., collects pieces, and finally, Lopevi wins!
    • Vanuatu Ep. 3 RC: "Great Escape Run" - Participates; Lopevi wins reward.
    • Vanuatu Ep. 4 RC: "Remembrance" - Blows a match that immediately gets vultured by Leann; later, Lopevi loses.
    • Vanuatu Ep. 4 IC: "Tribal Tiles" - Lopevi loses again.
    • Vanuatu Ep. 5 RC: "Dive Masters" - Still on the newly awesome Lopevi after the switch, and Lopevi wins!
    • Vanuatu Ep. 5 IC: "Outwit, Outplay, Outrig" - Paddles with Chad; new Lopevi wins again!
    • Vanuatu Ep. 6 RC: "Pig Pen" - Carries pigs, Lopevi wins.
    • Vanuatu Ep. 6 IC: "Strung Out" - Lopevi wins again, sparing him.
    • Vanuatu Ep. 7 RC: "Jo Coconut" - Finally, new Lopevi loses a challenge.
    • Vanuatu Ep. 7 IC: "Shoot Your Way Home" - He doesn't, Lopevi loses, and he goes home.


    Individual challenge record (1-for-1): (Mean % Finish: 100%)

    • Vanuatu Ep. 3 IC: "Great Escape Run" - Not first to start his ladder puzzle, but first to finish; John wins! (1st/8).


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

    • Vanuatu: None.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 6
    Played: 12
    Win%: 0.50
    Sat out: --
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 1
    Played: 1
    Win%: 1.00
    Mean% Finish: 100%
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
John Kenney - Tribal Council record
  • S9 logo Vanuatu Tribal
    Ep3 Tribal Council
    Ep4 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played: (0/0)

    • Vanuatu: None.


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (1/4):


    VAP - Votes against (5):

    • Vanuatu, Ep. 7: Five votes, from Chris, Twila, Julie, Chad, and Sarge (voted out, 5-1).


    Jury votes made (0/0):

    • Vanuatu: None.
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: 0
    Votes voided: -
  • Voting record
    VFB: 1
    Tribals: 4
    VAP: 5
  • Jury votes
    Made: 0
    For winners: --
    Received: --
John Kenney - Pictures
  • S9 logo Vanuatu image gallery
John Kenney - Interviews
  • S9 logo Vanuatu interviews

    Pre-game interviews

    • None found?


    Post-game interviews

    • Rene Syler at CBS's The Early Show (10/21/04): "John Junked"
    • Angel Cohn at (11/4/04): "Survivor's John Gets Bucked"
John Kenney - Bio
  • S9 logo Vanuatu bio

    From his official CBS Vanuatu bio page:


    "Originally from Branford, Connecticut, John Kenney attended Branford High School, where he played basketball, lacrosse and baseball. He then attended college for two years at Northeastern University in Boston, where he studied Media Arts and Design.


    After college, Kenney moved to Manhattan, New York to pursue a modeling career. While there, he also modeled in Paris, Milan, Korea and Miami. Approximately two years ago, Kenney relocated to Los Angels and most recently worked as a mechanical bull operator at a saddle ranch bar. He aspires to teach art and film and considers himself anĀ artist, particularly with computer graphic design. He has previously worked as a construction worker and an x-ray technician.


    Kenney describes himself as friendly, warm and a people person who at the same time is very competitive. John enjoys playing basketball and hiking and is most proud of the fact that he has traveled so much and met so many people in his young age. His hero is his mom because she works hard and enjoys what she does. His primary motivation for being on Survivor: Vanuatu is to win the money but also 'the experience of doing all this crazy intense challenge stuff that although may not be enjoyable while I'm doing it, will be amazing to look back on.' He also believes that he can be the Sole Survivor because he has the ability to read people well.


    Kenney is currently single and living in Los Angeles. His birth date is September 26, 1981."