J.P. Calderon - Survivor: Cook Islands
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Seasons: 1 | Days: 11 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 0

Survivor: Cook Islands (2006) - 17th place, 4th out.

  • Voted out in Episode 4, "Ruling the Roost" (Day 11). - CBS recap here.

J.P. Calderon - Career statistics

Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats

Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S13: Cook Islands 0.21 0.81 0.26 1 7 2 0.25 1.27 - - - 0.51 1.48
Career 0.21 0.81 0.26 1 7 2 0.25 1.27 - - - 0.51 1.48
J.P. Calderon - Challenge record
  • S13 logo Cook Islands challenges
    Steeple Chase - Ep3 IC
    Mayday - Ep4 IC

    Tribal/team challenge record (1.5*-for-5; 1 sit-out):

    • Cook Islands Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Lock and Load, Light" - Competes in all stages, except the puzzle part, Aitu finishes second out of the four tribes (2nd*/4).
    • Cook Islands Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Tow the Line" - Sits out, as Aitu (mostly Ozzy) throws the challenge, and finishes last (4th/4).
    • Cook Islands Ep. 3 IC: "Steeple Chase" - Down to two tribes, one of the last Nu Raro competitors, tackles Cao Boi to complete the victory. Raro wins.
    • Cook Islands Ep. 4 RC: "Strung Along" - Competes, but Raro loses.
    • Cook Islands Ep. 4 IC: "Mayday" - Performs the puzzle and swimming legs, but passed by Ozzy in the water, and Raro loses again.

    *Notes: Second-place finishes in four-tribe phase of Cook Islands count as a half-win.


    Individual challenge record (0-for-0):

    • Cook Islands: None.


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

    • Cook Islands: None.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 1.5*
    Played: 5
    Win%: 0.30
    Sat out: 1
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
J.P. Calderon - Tribal Council record
  • S13 logo Cook Islands Tribal
    Ep2 Tribal Council
    Ep4 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played: (0/0)

    • Cook Islands: None.


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (1/2):


    VAP - Votes against (7):

    • Cook Islands, Ep. 4: Seven votes, from Jenny, Rebecca, Cristina, Stephannie, Parvati, Adam, and Brad (voted out, 7-2).


    Jury votes made (0/0):

    • Cook Islands: None.
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: 0
    Votes voided: --
  • Voting record
    VFB: 1
    Tribals: 2
    VAP: 7
  • Jury votes
    Made: 0
    For winners: --
    Received: --
J.P. Calderon - Pictures
  • S13 logo Cook Islands image gallery
J.P. Calderon - Interviews
  • S13 logo Cook Islands interviews

    Pre-game interviews


    Post-game interviews

    • Staci Krause at IGN.com (10/9/06): "Exclusive Survivor: Cook Islands Interview: J.P."
    • Brian Towers at RealityNewsOnline (10/12/06): Transcript of J.P.'s "Survivor Live" interview with Dalton Ross.
    • Andy Dehnart at RealityBlurred.com (2/1/07): "J.P. Calderon: “I truly hate myself” but “I just want to start living as something that I am”"
    • Ross Forman at WindyCityMedia (9/1/07): "J.P. Calderon: Surviving (Quite Well)"
J.P. Calderon - Bio
  • S13 logo Cook Islands bio

    From his official CBS bio page (8/23/06):


    "Born in Santa Monica, California, John 'J.P.' Calderon grew up in Marina del Rey, California. He received a full volleyball scholarship to California State University, Long Beach, where he played on a nationally ranked Division I Men's team. He graduated in 2000 with a Bachelor's Degree in speech communications.


    Calderon spent five years as an assistant coach for the nationally ranked Long Beach State University Women's Volleyball team. He also coached many youth teams to medal at the Junior Olympics. In 2004, Calderon began a pro-beach volleyball career. In addition, Calderon is currently co-director and head trainer for the all-girls Mizuno Long Beach Volleyball Club. Calderon enjoys being a mentor to kids and hopes to one day open a sports facility for children. He is also dedicated to helping young girls receive college volleyball scholarships.


    Calderon is an accomplished swimmer and has been outrigger canoeing since he was very young. He is a self-proclaimed fitness fanatic who loves to spend time in the gym, and enjoys lifting weights, running and hiking. Calderon also does occasional print and fitness modeling.


    Calderon's mother passed away from breast cancer when he was nine years old and his father passed away last year from a brain tumor. Calderon hopes to work with charities and organizations designed to benefit cancer research.


    Calderon currently resides in Long Beach, California, with his Jack Russell terrier, Frankie. His birth date is September 5, 1975."