Teresa Cooper - Survivor: Africa
Teresa 'T-Bird' Cooper on social media: twitter | Instagram
Seasons: 1 | Days: 36 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

Survivor: Africa (2001) - 5th place, 12th out - 5th juror.

  • Voted out in Episode 12, "Truth Be Told" (Day 36).

Survivor: Cambodia - Second Chance (2015) - part of the voting pool, but did not place within the top 10 female candidates for slots.

Teresa Cooper - Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S3: Africa 1.90 11.27 0.17 3 4 9 0.33 1.17 - - - 0.50 3.07
Career 1.90 11.27 0.17 3 4 9 0.33 1.17 - - - 0.50 3.07
Teresa Cooper - Challenge record
  • S3 logo Africa challenges
    Safari Supper - Ep2 IC
    Get Your Goat - Ep5 RC

    Tribal/team challenge record (6-for-12; 2 sit-outs):

    • Africa Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Trail Blazer" - Helps push the Samburu cart. With a late surge, Samburu wins.
    • Africa Ep. 2 RC: "Stairway to the Stars" - Carries the poles as Samburu wins again.
    • Africa Ep. 2 IC: "Safari Supper" - Drinks her first-round shot, then Linda wins the tie-breaker. Samburu wins!
    • Africa Ep. 3 RC: "Rock 'n Roll" - Helps roll the boulder, but Samburu rolls off course repeatedly, loses.
    • Africa Ep. 3 IC: "Distress Signal" - Sits out; Samburu loses.
    • Africa Ep. 4 RC: "Caught in the Web" - Matched up against Kelly, and Samburu wins.
    • Africa Ep. 4 IC: "Movin' on Up" - Sits out; Samburu loses.
    • Africa Ep. 5 RC: "Get Your Goat" - Gatekeeper for New Boran, which wins, 20-18.
    • Africa Ep. 5 IC: "Puzzle of Shields" - New Boran "loses" as Kim & Ethan throw the IC to boot Silas.
    • Africa Ep. 6 RC: "Africa 102" - New Boran loses again, this time unintentionally.
    • Africa Ep. 6 IC: "Spear-It Hunt" - Hits zero targets, but Boran wins at shooting flaming arrows.
    • Africa Ep. 9 RC: "Obstacle Course" - Paired with Lex; loses to Ethan/Mama Kim in the first round.


    When It Rains, It Pours - Ep7 IC
    Pot Shots - Ep11 IC

    Individual challenge record (1-for-9): (Mean % finish: 41%)

    • Africa Ep. 7 IC: "When It Rains, It Pours" - Lasts 6 hrs, then beats Clarence at RPS. Teresa wins! (1st/10).
    • Africa Ep. 8 RC: "Stomp-ede" - Apparently ahead of Kelly's 1, below Frank's 5 (tie-6th/9).
    • Africa Ep. 8 IC: "Box Your Mind" - With Kelly, eliminated on the second item (tie-5th/9).
    • Africa Ep. 9 IC: "Light It Up" - Not shown making any fire (tie-6th/8).
    • Africa Ep. 10 IC: "African Folklore" - One of five people tied for third with four straps (tie-3rd/7).
    • Africa Ep. 11 RC: "Know Your Loved One"- Gets zero matched answers (6th/6).
    • Africa Ep. 11 IC: "Pot Shots" - Hits zero pots, first person eliminated (6th/6).
    • Africa Ep. 12 RC: "Swahili Scramble" - Manages just four words found, far behind Lex (tie-3rd/5).
    • Africa Ep. 12 IC: "Second Chance" - With Kim J, pulling the cart as Lex wins (tie-4th/5).


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

    • None.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 6
    Played: 12
    Win%: 0.50
    Sat out: 2
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 1
    Played: 9
    Win%: 0.11
    Mean% Finish: 41%
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
Teresa Cooper - Tribal Council record
  • S3 logo Africa Tribal
    Ep3 Tribal Council
    Ep4 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played: (0/0)

    • Africa: None.


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (3/9):


    VAP - Votes against (4):

    • Africa, Ep. 12: Four votes, from Ethan, Kim J, Lex, and Big Tom (voted out, 4-1).


    Jury votes made (1/1):

    • Africa, Ep. 13: Voted for Ethan Zohn, who won, 5-2.
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: 0
    Votes voided: --
  • Voting record
    VFB: 3
    Tribals: 9
    VAP: 4
  • Jury votes
    Made: 1
    For winners: 1
    Received: --
Teresa Cooper - Pictures
  • S3 logo Africa image gallery
  • S31 logo Cambodia image gallery (click to expand/collapse)
Teresa Cooper - Interviews
  • S3 logo Africa interviews

    Pre-game interviews

    • None found?


    Post-game interviews

    • CBSNews.com (1/4/02): "Ta Ta, Teresa"
    • Jessica Shaw at EW.com (1/7/02): "Teresa talks about Lex and immunity sexism"
    • SurvivorOz podcast interview (4/22/14): "Teresa Cooper Interview"


    Cambodia pre-game casting campaign

    • Dalton Ross at EW.com (5/6/15): "Let the Second Chance nominees plead their case for your support"
    • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (5/8/15): "Second Chances | Teresa 'T-Bird' Cooper Interview"
    • Rodney Ho at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (5/8/15): "Local Survivor alum Teresa Cooper needs your vote to get back on the show"


    Thanks to Muneeb Khan (@MUK734) for his help in compiling this list.

Teresa Cooper - Bio
  • S3 logo Africa bio

    From her official CBS Survivor: Africa cast bio page:


    "Teresa Cooper was born a fraternal twin (to her brother, Don) and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. She graduated from Georgia Southern University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology.


    Cooper is a 20-year veteran flight attendant for a major airline, for whom she flies as a German qualified speaker and also as an international flight coordinator. She is a certified real estate agent, and works full time as a recruiting and sales representative for a cosmetic company. A former aerobics instructor, Cooper is a competitive runner. She has participated in marathons, half marathons and 10Ks, including one while she was 9 months pregnant.


    For the past 13 years, Teresa Cooper has lived in Jackson, Georgia on a 161-acre farm with her husband, Brian, and two children, Tyler, 9, and Ellie, 5. Besides running, Cooper's other hobbies include investing in real estate, biking with her children and studying the German language. She describes herself as energetic, loyal and driven. Her birth date is May 5."