Matty Whitmore - Survivor: Gabon
Matty Whitmore on social media: Instagram
Seasons: 1 | Days: 38  | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

Survivor: Gabon (2008) - 4th place, 15th out - 7th juror.

  • Voted out, lost fire tiebreaker in Episode 13, "Say Goodbye to Gabon" (Day 38).

Matty Whitmore - 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
S17: Gabon 0.76 11.40 0.07 10 5 12 0.83 2.59 - - - 0.89 3.35
Career 0.76 11.40 0.07 10 5 12 0.83 2.59 - - - 0.89 3.35
Matty Whitmore - Challenge record
  • S17 logo Gabon challenges

    Keep It Up - Ep8 IC

    Tribal/team challenge record (4-for-14):

    • Gabon, Ep. 1 RC: "One for All" - Helps shove people up the final hill; Fang loses.
    • Gabon, Ep. 1 IC: "Temptation Valley" - Crosses obstacles and digs; Fang loses.
    • Gabon, Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Lemme Go Rock 'n' Roll" - Helps push the boulder; Fang loses.
    • Gabon, Ep. 3 RC: "Kicking and Screaming - Drags Ace for the final point; Fang wins, 2-1.
    • Gabon, Ep. 3 IC: "Lake Launch" - Slides and retrieves a tile, Fang wins again.
    • Gabon, Ep. 4 IC: "Big Oar Deal" - Still with Fang, which can't paddle or defend; Fang loses.
    • Gabon, Ep. 5 RC: "Fruit Flies" - Catches and throws fruit for Fang, but Fang loses.
    • Gabon, Ep. 5 IC: "Cliff Bowling" - His ball rolls in for 5 points, but Fang loses, 8-7.
    • Gabon, Ep. 6 RC: "Snake in the Grass" - Stays in until the final tag, but Fang loses.
    • Gabon, Ep. 6 IC: "Jungle Relay" - With Kenny, gives Fang a lead, but Fang loses.
    • Gabon, Ep. 7 RC: "Elephant Eggs" - Tosses eggs for Fang, and Fang loses, 3-0.
    • Gabon, Ep. 8 IC: "Keep It Up" - Still with Fang, last Fang standing, and Fang wins!
    • Gabon, Ep. 9 RC: "Super Golf" - Shoots and holds the slingshot, and Fang wins.
    • Gabon, Ep. 11 RC: "Now or Never" - With Ken and Susie, part of the losing team.


    F4 IC - House of Cards

    Individual challenge record (0-for-8): (Mean % finish: 61.8%)

    • Gabon, Ep. 7 IC: "Lake Log Jam" - Eliminated by Marcus in 1st round (tie-7th/12).
    • Gabon, Ep. 9 IC: "Fired Up" - One of seven people to not make a flame (tie-3rd/9).
    • Gabon, Ep. 10 IC: "The Domino Effect" - Attempts the domino push, falls short (tie-2nd/8).
    • Gabon, Ep. 11 IC: "Q&A Bombs Away" - Hits the fourth ring, not good enough (tie-3rd/7).
    • Gabon, Ep. 12 RC: "Swamp Monkeys" - Makes two baskets, but not three (tie-2nd/6).
    • Gabon, Ep. 12 IC: "Mask Match" - Working on his puzzle as Bob wins (tie-2nd/6).
    • Gabon, Ep. 13 F5 IC: "A-Mazing Gabon" - Working on his puzzle, doesn't win (tie-3rd/5).
    • Gabon, Ep. 13 F4 IC: "House of Cards" - Unable to pass Susie as time expires (2nd/4).


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

    • Gabon: None.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 4
    Played: 14
    Win%: 0.29
    Sat out: --
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 0
    Played: 8
    Win%: 0.00
    Mean% Finish: 61.8%
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
Matty Whitmore - Tribal Council record
  • S17 logo Gabon Tribal

    Ep11 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played (0/0):

    • Gabon, Ep. 12: Sugar gives him her idol, he plays it, voiding 2 votes (officially counted as Sugar's play).


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (10/12):


    VAP - Votes against (5):

    • Gabon, Ep. 11: Three votes, from Bob, Corinne, and Ken.
    • [Gabon, Ep. 12: Two votes, from Crystal and Ken, both voided by Sugar's idol.]
    • Gabon, Ep. 13 (F4 vote): Two votes, from Bob and Sugar (voted out, 2-2; out via fire).


    Jury votes made (1/0):

    • Gabon, Ep. 13: Voted for Susie Smith, who finished second, 4-3-0.
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: --
    Votes voided: --
  • Voting record
    VFB: 10
    Tribals: 12
    VAP: 5
  • Jury votes
    Made: 1
    For winners: 0
    Received: --
Matty Whitmore - Pictures
  • S17 logo Gabon image gallery
Matty Whitmore - Interviews
  • S17 logo Gabon interviews

    Pre-game interviews

    • Andy Dehnart at Reality Blurred (9/8/08): "Matty Whitmore: 'I'm an honest asshole,' 'a fool,' and 'I don't want to take myself seriously'"


    Post-game interviews

    • Survivor Fans Podcast video interview (12/17/08): "Matty Whitmore interview"
    • Andy Dehnart at Reality Blurred (12/17/08): "Ken: 'Everything I did out there was purely strategic'; Matty: 'Gabon humbled me immensely'"
Matty Whitmore - Bio
  • S17 logo Gabon bio

    Official CBS bio for Survivor: Gabon excerpts:


     "Matty Whitmore knows first-hand what it's like to have a lot and what's it's like to lose it all. At the age of 18, Whitmore inherited a trust fund from his grandparents, allowing him to live a comfortable life in paradise until partying it all away. Now at the age of 29, Whitmore wants the opportunity to find out what he's capable of doing on his own and believes Survivor holds the answer.


    Whitmore currently works as a personal trainer on the westside of Los Angeles and enjoys teaching health and wellness. His idea of a perfect day includes a two-hour vigorous workout, training clients and a surf session, followed by an hour in the sauna and yoga. The remainder of his day is spent hanging out with his long-time girlfriend, Jamie, and his beloved dog, Dink. He claims that if health was wealth; he'd be considered a billionaire.


    Not only does Matty have physical ability and strength, but he also possesses bravado and confidence. He brings knowledge of the outdoors and social skills to the game and can't wait to gain more self-awareness through this experience. Whitmore prides himself on helping people not take themselves too seriously and hopes to use those skills to manipulate others into doing what's best for him.


    He currently lives with his girlfriend in Pacific Palisades, Calif. His birth date is December 18, 1978."