Paloma Soto-Castillo - Survivor: Gabon
Paloma (Soto-Castillo) Bemis on social media: twitter
Seasons: 1 | Days: 9 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 0

Survivor: Gabon (2008) - 16th place, 3rd out.

  • Voted out in Episode 3, "She Obviously is Post-Op!" (Day 9).

Paloma Soto-Castillo - 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 0.22 0.66 0.34 0 7 1 -0.78 0.00 - - - -0.44 0.22
Career 0.22 0.66 0.34 0 7 1 -0.78 0.00 - - - -0.44 0.22
Paloma Soto-Castillo - Challenge record
  • S17 logo Gabon challenges

    Temptation Valley - Ep1 IC

    Tribal/team challenge record (2-for-5; 2 sit-outs):

    • Gabon, Ep. 1 RC: "One for All" - Last from her tribe up the hill, but Kota wins.
    • Gabon, Ep. 1 IC: "Temptation Valley" - Helps work the puzzle, and Kota wins.
    • Gabon, Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Lemme Go Rock 'n' Roll" - Sits out, as Kota wins again.
    • Gabon, Ep. 3 RC: "Kicking and Screaming - Hauled for a point by Randy/Crystal; Kota loses.
    • Gabon, Ep. 3 IC: "Lake Launch" - Sits out, as Kota loses again.


    Individual challenge record (0-for-0):

    • Gabon: None.


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

    • Gabon: None.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 2
    Played: 5
    Win%: 0.40
    Sat out: 2
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
Paloma Soto-Castillo - Tribal Council record
  • S17 logo Gabon Tribal

    Ep7 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played (0/0):

    • Gabon: None.


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (0/1):

    • Gabon: None.


    VAP - Votes against (7):

    • Gabon:, Ep. 3: Seven votes, from Ace, Bob, Charlie, Corinne, Jacquie, Marcus, and Sugar (voted out, 7-2).


    Jury votes made (0/0):

    • Gabon: None.
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: --
    Votes voided: --
  • Voting record
    VFB: 0
    Tribals: 1
    VAP: 7
  • Jury votes
    Made: 0
    For winners: --
    Received: --
Paloma Soto-Castillo - Pictures
  • S17 logo Gabon image gallery
Paloma Soto-Castillo - Interviews
  • S17 logo Gabon interviews

    Pre-game interviews

    • Andy Dehnart at Reality Blurred (9/17/08): "Paloma Soto-Castillo: 'I don't think you can compare... the next 39 days to the rest of my life'"


    Post-game interviews

    • Eric Goldman at (10/8/08): "Survivor: Gabon Interviews - Paloma"
    • (10/7/08): "Survivor: Gabon's Paloma is a 'Happy Camper'"
Paloma Soto-Castillo - Bio
  • S17 logo Gabon bio

    Official CBS bio for Survivor: Gabon excerpts:


     "Paloma Soto-Castillo has been playing the social game her entire life, one of the skills necessary to succeed in the game of Survivor. Her parents were both missionaries, causing her to move around a lot during her childhood. Growing up with this lifestyle taught her to adapt to any environment and she became a stronger person as a result.


    Soto-Castillo was born in Chile and lived there for a large part of her life before moving to Tennessee, Virginia and then settling in California. One day, on a whim, she decided to leave everything behind and move to Kenya…alone, without any group or organization. She lived among the natives and wild animals for three months without any support from family and friends or any modern conveniences. After witnessing the people's suffering first-hand, she says it changed her life and she's certain she'll go back and help change their lives. Soto-Castillo is motivated to win Survivor so she can open an orphanage or elementary school for the children of Kenya.


    Soto-Catillo has a B.A. in communication studies from California State University, Long Beach and continues to go to school. She is currently working on her single subject teaching credential and works part time as a waitress. Her hobbies include traveling, camping and reading. In her free time, Paloma loves staying competitive and keeping her mind sharp by playing Texas Hold 'Em.


    Soto-Castillo is single. She currently lives in Downey, California with her Shitzu, Sam. Her birth date is August 24, 1984."