Survivor: Cook Islands (2006) - First place, five jury votes received (won, 5-4-0).
|Challenge stats||Tribal council stats||Jury stats|
|S13: Cook Islands||2.67||10.57||0.23||9||5||9||0.99||3.11||5||9||0.56||1.78||8.86|
Tribal/team challenge record (11-for-14):
Individual challenge record (0-for-7): (Mean % finish: 57%)
Redemption/Exile Island duel record (0-for-0):
Idols held/played: (1/0)
VFB - Votes for the person booted (9/9):
VAP - Votes against (5):
Jury votes received (5/9):
Cook Islands intro shot
Cook Islands intro shot
Bonus Cook Islands intro shot
Paddling with Puka, opening minutes
The first Yul-vs-Ozzy shot, opening minutes
Designated Puka pre-intro spokesman
Pre-challenge lecture, Ep1 RC/IC
Paddling, Ep1 RC/IC
Puka gets to the puzzle
Puka, about to win
Puka wins! Ep1 RC/IC
Catching chickens, early Ep2
Puka pre-challenge lineup, Ep2 RC/IC
Crossing the rope bridge
Puka working the puzzle
Sent to Exile Island as punishment for his success
Deciphering the idol clues, Ep2
Artistic rendering of the clue
Hugs, returning from Exile Island, pre-Ep3 swap
Ready to swap tribes
Not the first to pick, but Penner is
New Aitu begins to take shape
New Aitu'ed up
Comparing alliance news with Becky
Starting line, Ep3 RC/IC
Perhaps not his wisest decision
Trying to get Cao Boi on board, Ep3
Checking in with Penner
New Aitu attends their first Tribal Council, Ep3
With Penner, taking out Cecilia
Strung Along, Ep4 RC
New Aitu works its puzzle
New Aitu wins!
New Aitu wins! (Bonus Aitu Four foreshadowing)
Starting line, Ep4 IC
Time for even more hugs
Waiting for weight, with Penner, Ep5 RC
Aitu sans exiled Penner, post-Ep5 RC
The Aitu Four (plus Candice, minus Ozzy) begins to form
Pre-challenge lineup, Ep5 IC
Aitu, about to win
Victory is theirs! Ep5 IC
More hugs, of course
Pre-challenge listening to Probst, Ep6 RC
With Penner and half-dead Candice
Aitu wins again, Ep6 RC
Listening to Cao Boi's plan to split the votes and flush the idol, Ep6
Talking strategy with Becky
Getting ready to vote out Cao Boi, Ep6 Tribal
Aitu gorges on lamb, while Raro starts their Tribal
Aitu learns they get to kidnap a Raro
Oh, yay. Nate's here now.
The core Aitus discuss Flica's spilling the beans to Nate, Ep7
Aitu pre-challenge lineup, Ep7 RC
(Chilly) starting line
About to lap Rebecca
Aitu wins! Ep7 RC
Aitu climbs its staircase, Ep7 IC
With Candice, waiting for Ozzy to finish his zipline/swim leg
Aitu, Ep7 Tribal
Pre-mutiny discussions with Penner and Candice, Ep9
Aitu, in the process of losing two more people, Ep9 mutiny
With Ozzy, trying to win anyway, post-mutiny, Ep9 RC
Tiny Aitu, about to win
Aitu wins! Ep9 RC
The winners, exiling Candice
Aitu at their Ep9 reward
Enjoying the letters/pictures from home
Happy for the bonding opportunity
Aitu, ready to go, Ep9 IC
Another win, Ep9 IC
Aitu with their idol
The Aitu Four, backs to the wall again, pre-Ep10 RC
Compass Points puzzling with Sundra
Hauling the chest
Puzzle time with Becky
Another Aitu win, Ep10 RC
Aitu arrives for its village getaway reward
Enjoying the cultural exchange
Getting dance lessons
Starting line, Ep10 IC
Cheering on Becky
Aitu works the puzzle
Aitu wins again! Ep10 IC
We're merging? Now? Ep11
Aitu, about to become Aitutonga
Checking out that new buff smell
First impressions of the new tribemates.
More merge feast
Enjoying Nate's merge antics
Post-merge idol talk with Becky.
Discussing using the idol as leverage to flip Penner
First attempts to flip Penner, without revealing the idol.
To be continued.
Filling in Sundra on the idol/flip Penner plan
Solidifying the Four (plus Penner).
Next up on the idol reveal tour: Ozzy
Pre-challenge lineup, Ep11 IC
Holding onto a pole
Can't. Hold on. Much longer.
Yeah, SURE you aren't, dude.
The big unveiling
Letting Penner admire the idol
Deal? Sealed. Ep11
Feeling pretty safe, Ep11 Tribal Council
Phew. Ep11 Tribal.
Psst... thanks, Penner.
Well... that turned out pretty well.
Auction time, Ep12
Oh, uh, by the way, Candice: The idol isn't on Exile Island any more. Sorry.
Eh, go ahead and have your 420 ice cream, Ozzy.
Auctions are stressful
Alerting Penner to the tribe's discontent
Pre-challenge lineup, Ep12 IC
Watching the second round from the bench
Fielding requests from Adam and Parvati
Not eating with/feeding the former Raros
Getting jury management advice from Becky
So long, Candice.
Reacting to the loved ones RC announcement
Greeting his brother, Ep13 RC
Ready to go, Ep13 loved ones RC
Taking a shot
I think Parvati's exiling you, Penner
Yes, just imagine
Contemplating hiding food from Adam/Parvati
Hiding the food, Ep13
Starting line, Ozzy's great challenge run (here, Ep13 IC)
On the course
Trying to catch up to Ozzy
Warning Penner that trouble's coming
Ep13 Tribal, ready to vote out Penner
Aitu Four, still solid, Ep14
Ready to get muddy, Ep14 RC
Just a bit ahead of Adam
Third? I'll take it!
The three muddy reward-goers, Ep14
Cleaned up, enjoying the reward
Keeping an eye on Parvati and Ozzy
Not fooled by Parvati's flirting
Back in camp
Checking in with Becky
Double-checking with Becky and Sundra
Pre-challenge lineup, Ep14 IC
Getting close to the lead
Neck and neck with Ozzy
Not close enough
Ready for the post-IC lobbying
Please boot Adam instead of me
Seeing a jury management opportunity
Ep14 Tribal Council
Still here. Ep15
About to head out to the F5 IC
Pre-challenge lineup, F5 IC
Everybody working puzzles
Well done again, Ozzy
Man, I really need a drink
Yup, we're voting out Adam
And now, the Aitu Four are the Final Four
Happy to have gotten this far with his alliance intact.
Ready for Rites of Passage and the final IC, Ep15
Well. THOSE won't be going up on eBay.
Pre-challenge lineup, F4 IC
Still in it...
Just about out. F4 IC
Going over final vote options with Ozzy
Hoping the tie vote works out
Final four Tribal Council
Survivor's first Final Three.
Finale/reunion, ready for the final vote read.
Ooh, this is close! (Except for Becky)
The winner of Survivor: Cook Islands... Yul
Cook Islands finale/reunion show
From his official CBS Survivor: Cook Islands bio page:
"Yul Kwon was born in Queens, New York to parents who emigrated from South Korea. The family moved to the West Coast when he was six years old and he was raised in Concord, California. He attended high school at Northgate High in Walnut Creek, California, where he played varsity water polo and track and graduated valedictorian.
Kwon then attended Stanford University and obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in symbolic systems (theoretical computer science). While at Stanford, he received the James Lyons Award for Service, attended officer candidates school for the U.S. Marine Corps and graduated Phi Beta Kappa. Kwon went on to receive his Juris Doctor Degree from Yale Law School, where he served on the editorial board of the Yale Law Journal.
Kwon has enjoyed a diverse career straddling both the private and public sectors in law, business and technology. He practiced a mix of litigation, appellate, transactional and regulatory work at several law firms. He also served as a judicial clerk to a federal judge on the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals. Additionally, he worked as a legislative aide to Senator Joseph Lieberman in Washington, D.C., where he helped draft sections of the Homeland Security Bill and other technology-related legislation. Several years ago, Kwon decided to switch careers and become a management consultant at McKinsey. From there, he joined Google's business strategy group and most recently went back into consulting.
Kwon's favorite hobbies include politics, boxing, ultimate fighting and volunteering with kids. He describes himself as idealistic, compassionate and ambitious. He became passionate about creating awareness for more minority bone marrow donors in the U.S. after launching a major search to find a match for his best friend who was diagnosed with leukemia, but ultimately succumbed to the disease.
Kwon is a member of the Washington, D.C. and California State Bar Associations. He is also a member of the Lambda Phi Epsilon fraternity.
Kwon currently resides in San Mateo, California. His birth date is February 14, 1975."