J'Tia Taylor - Survivor: Cagayan
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Seasons: 1 | Days: 11 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 0

Survivor 28: Cagayan (2014) - 15th place, 4th out.

  • Voted out in Episode 4, "Our Time to Shine" (Day 11).
J'Tia Taylor - Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S28: Cagayan 0.13 1.12 0.11 2 7 3 0.51 1.70 - - - 0.62 1.82
Career 0.13 1.12 0.11 2 7 3 0.51 1.70 - - - 0.62 1.82
J'Tia Taylor - Challenge record
Survivor: Cagayan - Click links to watch the challenges on YouTube
Phish Farm - Ep2 RC/IC
Mazed and Confused - Ep3 RC/IC

Tribal/team challenge record (0.5*-for-5):

  • Cagayan Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Draggin' the Dragon" - Pushes the cart for Luzon, which finishes last (3rd/3).
  • Cagayan Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Phish Farm" - Single-handedly blows a gigantic lead, as both opposing tribes easily pass her on the puzzle stage; Luzon finishes last (3rd/3).
  • Cagayan Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Mazed and Confused" - Tosses water for Luzon, which manages second on the maze (2nd*/3).
  • Cagayan Ep. 4 RC: "Haulin' Oats" - Raises (one side) of the platform for Luzon, which blows a lead on the final item and loses again (3rd/3).
  • Cagayan Ep. 4 IC: "Octopus' Garden" - Curiously tasked with all the swimming jobs for Luzon, which surprisingly finishes dead last, despite Aparri's attempts to throw the challenge (3rd/3).

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


Individual challenge record (0-for-0):

  • Cagayan: None.


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

  • Cagayan: None.


Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 0.5*
    Played: 5
    Win%: 0.10
    Sat out: --
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
J'Tia Taylor - Tribal Council record
Survivor: Cagayan
Ep2 Tribal Council
Ep4 Tribal Council

Idols held/played: (0/0)

  • Cagayan: None.


VFB - Votes for the person booted (2/3):


VAP - Votes against (7):

  • Cagayan, Ep. 1: Two votes, from David and Kass.
  • Cagayan, Ep. 2: Two votes, from Spencer and Garrett.
  • Cagayan, Ep. 4: Three votes, from Garrett, Kass, and Tasha (voted out, 3-1).


Jury votes made (0/0):

  • Cagayan: None.


Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: 0
    Votes voided: --
  • Voting record
    VFB: 2
    Tribals: 3
    VAP: 7
  • Jury votes
    Made: 0
    For winners: --
    Received: --
J'Tia Taylor - Pictures
Survivor: Cagayan image gallery
J'Tia Taylor - Interviews
Survivor: Cagayan

Pre-game interviews

  • None, apart from the CBS one, embedded below.


Post-game interviews

  • Gordon Holmes at XfinityTV.com (3/13/14): "J'Tia: 'I Didn't Care If They Didn't Eat'"
  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (3/13/14): "Talking With the Latest Player Voted Off Survivor: 3/13/14"
  • Steve Helling at People.com (3/16/14): "J'Tia Taylor: I Would Have Voted Me Out Too"
  • Daniel Fienberg at HitFix.com (3/16/14): "J'Tia Taylor talks Survivor: Cagayan"


J'Tia Taylor - Bio
Survivor: Cagayan

From her CBS Survivor: Cagayan bio page:


"Personal Claim to Fame: Passing my dissertation defense, because I was the expert on the subject matter and held my own against my professors, and being the first black female to successfully defend and receive a PhD from the department.
Inspiration in Life: My mother who is 61 years old and still kicking, running marathons, traveling, and learning new things.
Hobbies: Watching movies, reading and playing strategic games.
Pet Peeves: Ignorant, close-minded people, being late/off schedule, and chunks in food/drinks (e.g. rocky road ice cream).
3 Words to Describe You: Intelligent, adaptable and competitive.
If You Could Have 3 Things on The Island What Would They Be and Why? My favorite “I Love Nerds” T-shirt, mint-flavored Mentos, and a really thick intricate novel that I could read repeatedly and find new meanings to.
Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like: Richard Hatch. He played the game authentically and originally since he had no precedence, and was true to who he was.
Reason for Being on SurvivorWinning a million dollars and beating everyone else, while on the adventure of a lifetime.
Why You Think You’ll “Survive” SurvivorI’m very analytical so I’m good at breaking down/solving a problem and I’m also really good at getting people motivated and helping them achieve a goal.
Why You Think You Will Be the Sole Survivor: I have an irrepressible drive and tenacity.
Do You Consider Yourself a Brain, a Beauty or a Brawn? I'm definitely easy on the eyes but I'm a true Brain at heart. I would say I'm 1/4 Beauty, 3/4 Brain. My answer, in which I give myself a narcissistic compliment and then use fractions, pretty much confirms this.

Who Do You Think Has the Best Chance in the Game of Survivor: Brains, Beauty or Brawn? Brains always win... 'Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.' -Ghandi"