Twila Tanner - Survivor: Vanuatu
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Seasons: 1 | Days: 39 | Wins: 0 | Final Two: 1

Survivor: Vanuatu (2004) - 2nd place, two jury votes.

  • Received two jury votes, to finish in 2nd place (5-2) in Episode 14, "Spirits and the Final Four" (Day 39).

Twila Tanner - Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S9: Vanuatu 2.34 14.24 0.16 11 6 11 0.99 2.80 2 7 0.29 1.44 6.86
Career 2.34 14.24 0.16 11 6 11 0.99 2.80 2 7 0.29 1.44 6.86
Twila Tanner - Challenge record
  • S9 logo Vanuatu challenges
    Tribal Tiles - Ep4 IC
    Pig Pen - Ep6 RC

    Tribal/team challenge record (9-for-14):

    • Vanuatu Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Fire Starter" - Yasur performs well out of the gate (thanks mostly to Chris); Yasur wins.
    • Vanuatu Ep. 2 RC: "By the Numbers" - All the Yasurs manage to cross the bar, Yasur wins.
    • Vanuatu Ep. 2 IC: "Four on the Floor" - Tethered to Ami & Leann; Scout forgets one of the water pieces, Yasur loses.
    • Vanuatu Ep. 3 RC: "Great Escape Run" - Participates, but Yasur loses on the reward portion.
    • Vanuatu Ep. 4 RC: "Remembrance" - Does not make a match, Yasur wins anyway (Dah!).
    • Vanuatu Ep. 4 IC: "Tribal Tiles" - Moves tiles for Yasur, and Yasur wins again.
    • Vanuatu Ep. 5 RC: "Dive Masters" - Now with New Lopevi, which is all-powerful. Lopevi wins.
    • Vanuatu Ep. 5 IC: "Outwit, Outplay, Outrig" - Helps retrieve the frame, new Lopevi wins again.
    • Vanuatu Ep. 6 RC: "Pig Pen" - Catches pigs, Lopevi wins again.
    • Vanuatu Ep. 6 IC: "Strung Out" - Works the puzzle portion with Chad, another New Lopevi win.
    • Vanuatu Ep. 7 RC: "Jo Coconut" - Competes, and somehow, New Lopevi finally loses.
    • Vanuatu Ep. 7 IC: "Shoot Your Way Home" - Shoots a slingshot at plates, Lopevi loses (narrowly) again.
    • Vanuatu Ep. 8 RC: "Fire Fighter" - New Lopevi saves one last win for the final tribal challenge.
    • Vanuatu Ep. 10 RC: "Sacrificial Lamb" - Part of the losing team, with Julie, Scout, and Leann.


    Snakes and Ladders - Final 4 IC
    Ready, Aim, Don't Fire - Final 3 IC

    Individual challenge record (1-for-12): (Mean % finish: 57%)

    • Vanuatu Ep. 8 IC: "Jumper" - With Chad, 3rd/4th in her first-round heat, but ahead of Scout (bottom 5/10).
    • Vanuatu Ep. 9 RC: "Head Hunter" - Eighth person eliminated, lasts until the final question (2nd/9).
    • Vanuatu Ep. 9 IC: "Memory Mosaic" - With Scout, eliminated in the second round (tie-5th/9).
    • Vanuatu Ep. 10 IC: "Get A Grip" - No elapsed time shown, but outlasts everyone else, and Twila wins! (1st/8).
    • Vanuatu Ep. 11 RC: "Played Out" - with Chris, one of the first people eliminated, got three right (tie-6th/7).
    • Vanuatu Ep. 11 IC: "Love Is Blind" (with loved ones) - with her son, James, fifth to reach the puzzle stage (5th/7).
    • Vanuatu Ep. 12 RC: "Bridge Over Troubled Water" - Not close to the top three (5th/6).
    • Vanuatu Ep. 12 IC: "Island Hopping" - does not win at shuffleboard.
    • Vanuatu Ep. 13 RC: "Redemption" - eliminated in the first round (2nd/5).
    • Vanuatu Ep. 13 IC: "Warrior" - does not win.
    • Vanuatu Ep. 14 F4 IC: "Snakes and Ladders" - second to retrieve her puzzle pieces, does not win (2nd/4).
    • Vanuatu Ep. 14 F3 IC: "Ready, Aim, Don't Fire" - second to drop out (2nd/3).


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

    • Vanuatu: None.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 9
    Played: 14
    Win%: 0.64
    Sat out: --
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 1
    Played: 12
    Win%: 0.08
    Mean% Finish: 57%
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
Twila Tanner - Tribal Council record
  • S9 logo Vanuatu Tribal
    Ep3 Tribal Council
    Final Tribal Council

    Idols held/played: (0/0)

    • Vanuatu: None.


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


    VAP - Votes against (6):

    • Vanuatu, Ep. 3: Three votes, from Eliza, Julie, and Mia.
    • Vanuatu, Ep. 13: Two votes, from Eliza and Julie.
    • Vanuatu, Ep. 14 (F4 vote): One vote, from Eliza.


    Jury votes received (2/7):

    • Vanuatu, Ep. 14: Received two jury votes, from Ami Cusack and Scout Cloud Lee, but lost (5-2).
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: 0
    Votes voided: -
  • Voting record
    VFB: 11
    Tribals: 11
    VAP: 6
  • Jury votes
    Made: --
    Received: 2
    Total jurors: 7
Twila Tanner - Pictures
  • S9 logo Vanuatu image gallery
Twila Tanner - Interviews
Twila Tanner - Bio
  • S9 logo Vanuatu bio

    From her official CBS Vanuatu bio page:


    "Twila Tanner was born in Osceola, Iowa, where she lived for 11 years. She eventually moved to Missouri, where she attended Marshall High School. She currently works full time for the Missouri Department of Transportation doing highway repair. She also works part-time as a custodian for Marshall Public Schools and on the weekends for Brown Construction of Gilliam, Missouri, running heavy equipment.


    Tanner describes herself as hardworking, problem-solving and a good friend who enjoys riding motorcycles, horseback riding and mushroom hunting when she can find the time. She says herĀ greatest accomplishment was being a single mom and raising her son, James, 23, who spent three years in the US Navy working in aviation hydraulics. Her hero is John Wayne, because 'he always held his head high and never took crap from anyone,' she says. Tanner's main motivation to be on Survivor: Vanuatu is for the challenge, while her secondary motivation is the money. She says she could be the Sole Survivor because she is 'strong-willed and determined to make a better life' for herself, and possibly give her son 'a jump-start in life.'


    Tanner currently resides in Marshall, Missouri. Her birth date is October 12, 1962."