Rob Cesternino - Survivor: The Amazon, Survivor: All-Stars
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Seasons: 2 | Days: 50 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

Survivor: The Amazon (2003) - 3rd place, 14th out - 7th juror.

  • Voted out in Episode 13, "...And Then There Were Four" (Day 38).

Survivor: All-Stars (2004) - 15th place, 4th out.

  • Voted out in Episode 4, "Wipeout!" (Day 12).

Rob Cesternino - Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S6: The Amazon 1.64 12.93 0.13 10 4 11 0.90 3.18 - - - 1.03 4.82
S8: All-Stars 0.78 1.23 0.64 0 5 1 -0.83 0.00 - - - -0.20 0.78
Career 2.43 14.16 0.17 10 9 12 0.82 3.59 - - - 0.99 4.80
Rob Cesternino - Challenge record
  • S6 logo The Amazon challenges (click to expand/collapse)
    Unchained - Ep1 IC
    Total Recall - Ep2 IC

    Tribal/team challenge record (4-for-11):

    • The Amazon Ep. 1 IC: "Unchained" - Rob works the puzzle with Dave, Tambaqui loses.
    • The Amazon Ep. 2 RC: "Flip Out" - Blindfolded, grabs planks, but Tambaqui loses again.
    • The Amazon Ep. 2 IC: "Total Recall" - Answers one question correctly (and one wrong), and Tambaqui wins, 6-4.
    • The Amazon Ep. 3 RC: "Matchmaker" - Not shown making a match; Tambaqui loses, 18-14.
    • The Amazon Ep. 3 IC: "The Great Escape" - The women prove superior at escaping a crate; Tambaqui loses.
    • The Amazon Ep. 4 RC: "Light My Fire" - The men, however, shield fire better, and Tambaqui wins.
    • The Amazon Ep. 4 IC: "Gone Fishin'" - Rob assists in catching lots of fish; Tambaqui wins.
    • The Amazon Ep. 5 IC: "Up the Creek" - Now with new Jaburu, and Jaburu wins.
    • The Amazon Ep. 6 RC: "Log Jam" - Loses to Butch in his sole shown bout; Jaburu loses, 5-4.
    • The Amazon Ep. 6 IC: "Piranha Feast" - Gnaws some meat, but Jaburu loses again, barely.
    • The Amazon Ep. 8 RC: "Mud Bungee" - With Butch and Christy, the third-place team in the team portion.


    Weapons - Ep9 RC
    Paddle - Ep11 RC

    Individual challenge record (1-for-11): (Mean % Finish: 57.8%)

    • The Amazon Ep. 7 IC: "Perch" - Fifth to drop out, at 1 hr mark, for pizza (6th/10).
    • The Amazon Ep. 8 IC: "Face Off" - Somehow gets all Q's wrong, fourth person eliminated (6th/9).
    • The Amazon Ep. 9 RC: "Weapons" - Three blowdart points, eliminated in first round (tie-5th/8).
    • The Amazon Ep. 9 IC: "Amazon Menu" - With Butch, eliminated in Rd.2, babasu coconut worms (tie-5th/8).
    • The Amazon Ep. 10 IC: "Touchy Subjects" - First to five points, and Rob wins! (1st/7).
    • The Amazon Ep. 11 RC: "Paddle" - Makes it to final round vs. Matt, but loses on the puzzle (2nd/6).
    • The Amazon Ep. 11 IC: "Shoot 'n' Shuffle" - Gets two pucks, in closest spot twice, but eliminated by Jenna (tie-2nd/6).
    • The Amazon Ep. 12 RC: "Try Again" - First to finish puzzle, but Matt passes him on the decoding (tie-2nd/5).
    • The Amazon Ep. 12 IC: "Out on a Limb" - Gets two feathers, way behind Matt's five (tie-3rd/5).
    • The Amazon Ep. 13 F4 IC: "Braille Maze" - Collects two necklaces (3rd/4).
    • The Amazon Ep. 13 F3 IC: "Will Power" - Outlasts Matt's dive, but not Jenna (2nd/3).


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

    • The Amazon: None.
  • S8 logo All-Stars challenges (click to expand/collapse)
    Quest for Fire - Ep1 RC/IC
    Matchmaker - Ep4 RC

    Tribal/team challenge record (4-for-6; 1 sit-out):

    • All-Stars Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Quest for Fire" - Rob paddles and carries the raft; Chapera wins (1st/3).
    • All-Stars Ep. 2 RC: "Stairway to the Stars" - Chapera does not win, but Saboga gives them reward, anyway.
    • All-Stars Ep. 2 IC: "Float Your Boat" - More paddling, Chapera wins again (1st/3).
    • All-Stars Ep. 3 RC: "Better Homes and Island Living" - Assigned garden duties with Alicia, Chapera wins (1st/3).
    • All-Stars Ep. 4 RC: "Match Maker" - Makes two matches; Chapera wins again (1st/3).
    • All-Stars Ep. 4 IC: "Blind Leading the Blind" - Sits out, and somehow, Chapera actually finishes third (3rd/3).


    Individual challenge record (0-for-0):

    • All-Stars: None.


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

    • All-Stars: None.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 8
    Played: 17
    Win%: 0.47
    Sat out: 1
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 1
    Played: 11
    Win%: 0.09
    Mean% Finish: 57.8%
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
Rob Cesternino - Tribal Council record
  • S6 logo The Amazon Tribal (click to expand/collapse)
    Final 3 Tribal Council
    Final 3 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played: (0/0)

    • The Amazon: None.


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (10/11):


    VAP - Votes against (4):

    • The Amazon, Ep. 12: Two votes, from Jenna and Heidi.
    • The Amazon, Ep. 13 (F4 vote): One vote, from Butch.
    • The Amazon, Ep. 13 (F3 vote): One vote, from Jenna (voted out, 1-0 [or 2-1]).


    Jury votes made (1/1):

  • S8 logo All-Stars Tribal (click to expand/collapse)
    Ep4 Tribal Council
    Ep4 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played: (0/0)

    • All-Stars: None.


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

    • All-Stars: None.


    VAP - Votes against (5):

    • All-Stars, Ep. 4: Five votes, from Amber, Rob, Big Tom, Alicia, and Sue (voted out, 5-1).


    Jury votes made (0/0):

    • All-Stars: None.
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: 0
    Votes voided: --
  • Voting record
    VFB: 10
    Tribals: 12
    VAP: 9
  • Jury votes
    Made: 1
    For winners: 1
    Received: --
Rob Cesternino - Pictures
  • S6 logo The Amazon image gallery (click to expand/collapse)
  • S8 logo All-Stars image gallery (click to expand/collapse)
Rob Cesternino - Interviews
Rob Cesternino - Bios
  • S6 logo The Amazon bio (click to expand/collapse)

    From his official CBS Survivor: The Amazon cast bio page:


    "Rob Cesternino currently works as a computer projects coordinator for an insurance general agency. He has been previously employed as a store clerk, a waiter and a bartender. After receiving 1420 on his SAT's, he eventually went on to graduate from the honors program at the State University of New York at Oswego with a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcasting. Cesternino wrote his college senior thesis on "The Impact of Reality Television" and received an A. While in college, he was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity.


    Cesternino's favorite hobbies include telling jokes, watching sports and singing karaoke. He believes he is a master strategist that is always pulling shenanigans on people who suspect he's just an innocent kid. He describes himself as mischievous, hilarious and creative. If he could hold any office, he'd like to be member of Congress because "it looks like they can do anything they want with no repercussions." Certernino cites a last minute college road trip where he and two buddies drove 21 hours to go to Mardi Gras in New Orleans (without hotel accommodations) as his single greatest accomplishment. His favorite sport is baseball and he is an avid fan of the New York Mets and New York Jets. His hero is Bob Barker because, since a child, he always admired how he ran the show and was so funny about it. Superman is his chosen superhero -- besides the obvious strength and flying, "the x-ray vision would keep me busy for hours." He is doing this because he is an avid fan of Survivor and has dreamed of being a castaway. If he wins the $1 million, he's buying a "fully equipped bachelor pad with a big neon sign that will say 'OPEN.'"


    Cesternino currently lives with his family in Wantagh, NY. His birth date is October 20, 1978."


  • S8 logo All-Stars bio (click to expand/collapse)

    From his official CBS All-Stars bio page:


    "After Rob Cesternino's third place finish on Survivor: The Amazon, Jeff Probst declared him "the smartest player to have never won Survivor" during the live finale show. Since then, among other things, Rob has written a weekly newspaper column for his local paper, made speaking engagements, endorsed Mattel's "Magic 8-ball" (which was his luxury item) and has been writing and performing stand-up comedy."