Zoe Zanidakis - Marquesas
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Seasons: 1 | Days: 27 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

Survivor: Marquesas (2002) - 8th place, 9th out - 2nd juror.

  • Voted out in Episode 9, "Two Peas in a Pod" (Day 27).

Zoe Zanidakis - 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
S4: Marquesas 0.96 6.46 0.15 3 8 4 0.69 1.75 - - - 0.84 2.71
Career 0.96 6.46 0.15 3 8 4 0.69 1.75 - - - 0.84 2.71
Zoe Zanidakis - Challenge record
  • S4 logo Marquesas challenges

    Ep3 RC - Raft Rescue

    Tribal/team challenge record (6-for-11; 2 sit-outs):

    • Marquesas Ep. 1 IC: "Outrigger Fire Quest" - Helps carry the canoe, and Rotu wins big.
    • Marquesas Ep. 2 RC: "Do or Dive" - Dives, rows the boat, and Rotu wins again.
    • Marquesas Ep. 2 IC: "Marquesan Menu" - Handles her first-round fafaru, and Rotu wins!
    • Marquesas Ep. 3 RC: "Raft Rescue" - Builds and paddles the raft; Rotu wins again.
    • Marquesas Ep. 3 IC: "Coconut Maze Race" - Caller for Rotu's final point, and Rotu wins.
    • Marquesas Ep. 4 IC: "Life's a Tapestry" - Still with Rotu, helps move fabric, and Rotu wins again.
    • Marquesas Ep. 5 RC: "Tiki Towers" - Sits out, and somehow, Rotu finally loses a challenge.
    • Marquesas Ep. 5 IC: "Distress Signal" - Because they didn't have Paschal's US flag, Rotu loses again.
    • Marquesas Ep. 6 RC: "Jungle Relay" - Runs and retrieves paddles with Rob, but Rotu loses again.
    • Marquesas Ep. 6 IC: "Maze" - Sits out, as Rotu finally returns to winning.
    • Marquesas Ep. 9 RC: "Coconut Juice" - Paired with Neleh; makes good progress, but does not win.


    Sea Legs - Ep7 IC

    Individual challenge record (0-for-4): (Mean % finish: 61.4%)

    • Marquesas Ep. 7 IC: "Sea Legs" - Sixth out, after looking pretty stable (5th/10).
    • Marquesas Ep. 8 RC: "Go Fly a Kite" - One of eight to not get their kite off the ground (tie-2nd/9).
    • Marquesas Ep. 8 IC: "Parang Swing" - Sixth out, chopped by Tammy (4th/9).
    • Marquesas Ep. 9 IC: "High Stepping" - Beats Sean, but loses to Tammy in second round (tie-3rd/8).


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

    • Marquesas: None.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 6
    Played: 11
    Win%: 0.55
    Sat out: 2
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 0
    Played: 4
    Win%: 0.00
    Mean% Finish: 61.4%
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
Zoe Zanidakis - Tribal Council record
  • S4 logo Marquesas Tribal

    Ep5 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played:

    • Marquesas: None.


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (3/4):


    VAP - Votes against (8):

    • Marquesas, Ep. 7: One vote, from Kathy.
    • Marquesas, Ep. 9: Seven votes, from the General, Kathy, Neleh, Paschal, Sean, Tammy, and Vee (voted out, 7-1).


    Jury votes made (0/1):

    • Marquesas, Ep. 13: Voted for Neleh Dennis, who finished second (4-3).
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: --
    Votes voided: --
  • Voting record
    VFB: 3
    Tribals: 4
    VAP: 8
  • Jury votes
    Made: 1
    For winners: 0
    Received: --
Zoe Zanidakis - Pictures
  • S4 logo Marquesas image gallery
Zoe Zanidakis - Interviews
  • S4 logo Marquesas interviews

    Pre-game interviews

    • None found.


    Post-game interviews

    • Jessica Shaw at EW.com (4/28/02): "Zoe says, 'Enough of this bulls---!'"
    • Lewiston (ME) Sun Journal (9/12/04): "Catching up with the first Maine Survivor"
Zoe Zanidakis - Bio
  • S4 logo Marquesas bio

    Official CBS Marquesas bio excerpts (circa January, 2002):


    "Zoe Zanidakis is a native and resident of Monhegan Island, Maine, and a descendent of nine generations that have lived and fished there since the late 1700s. Up until high school, she attended the one-room school on the island. Once high school began, she moved to the mainland to attend Maine Central Institute and Toms River High School. She returned to the island each summer to help run the family business.

    Nicknamed "Lobster Lady," Zanidakis is currently a commercial fisherman and a charter boat captain. She owns and operates her own 40-foot vessel, the "Equinox." She spends the winter months fishing for lobster off Monhegan Island and the summer months fishing and running charters. In addition, she holds a 100gt U.S. Coast Guard Captains License, is an open-water certified scuba diver and is presently logging hours for her private helicopter license. She has previously owned and managed a hotel and restaurant that had been in her family for four generations. In addition, she ran a seasonal gift shop on the island. In her spare time, Zanidakis enjoys horseback riding, motorcycles, ice hockey, dancing, traveling and fishing.

    Zoe Zanidakis has one son, Ron. Her birthdate is March 17."