Eliza Orlins - Survivor: Vanuatu, Survivor: Micronesia

Seasons: 2 | Days: 61 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 2

  • Survivor 9: Vanuatu (2004) - 4th place, 15th out - 6th juror.
  • Voted out in Episode 14, "Spirits and the Final Four" (Day 37).

Eliza Orlins on social media: twitter | Instagram

Eliza Orlins - Career statistics

Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats Overall stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S9: Vanuatu 4.17 13.24 0.32 8 9 11 0.72 1.57 - - - 1.01 5.74
S16: Micronesia 1.42 3.80 0.37 2 8 3 0.57 2.33 - - - 0.95 2.98
Career 5.60 17.04 0.33 10 17 14 0.70 1.56 - - - 1.03 4.36

 

Eliza Orlins - Performance ranks

Challenges: MPF percentile

73%

Tribal: VFB% percentile

75%

Tribal: rVAP percentile

64%

Challenges: MPF percentile

39%

Tribal: VFB% percentile

68%

Tribal: rVAP percentile

14%

Performance ranks are a quick visual measure of the contestant's season vs. historical data from all prior contestants, in three basic (scorable) categories:

1. Performance in individual challenges (MPF), as a measure of "physical game";

2. Ability to vote people out consistently (VFB%, or VFB/TCA), or "strategic game"; and

3. Ability to avoid being voted against (rVAP, or TCA-VAP) - which scales better than a percentage would - for "social/strategic game."

See also: Full glossary for all these abbreviations.

 

Eliza Orlins - Challenge record

Jo Coconut - Ep7 RC

Tribal/team challenge record (7-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" - Yasurs all get across; Yasur wins again.
  • Vanuatu Ep. 2 IC: "Four on the Floor" - Tethered to Lisa, tasked with the water pieces, one of which Scout forgets. Yasur loses.
  • Vanuatu Ep. 3 RC: "Great Escape Run" - Participates, but Yasur loses on the reward portion.
  • Vanuatu Ep. 4 RC: "Remembrance" - Makes Yasur's second match, Yasur wins (Dah!).
  • Vanuatu Ep. 4 IC: "Tribal Tiles" - Caller/puzzlemaster for Yasur, and Yasur wins again.
  • Vanuatu Ep. 5 RC: "Dive Masters" - Now with New Yasur, which is much worse than the old version. Yasur loses.
  • Vanuatu Ep. 5 IC: "Outwit, Outplay, Outrig" - Retrieves the paddles with Leann, but Yasur loses again.
  • Vanuatu Ep. 6 RC: "Pig Pen" - Carries pigs, Yasur loses again.
  • Vanuatu Ep. 6 IC: "Strung Out" - Moves the float just well enough for yet another New Yasur loss.
  • Vanuatu Ep. 7 RC: "Jo Coconut" - Competes, and somehow, New Yasur wins! Coffee!
  • Vanuatu Ep. 7 IC: "Shoot Your Way Home" - Shoots a slingshot at plates, Yasur wins (narrowly) again.
  • Vanuatu Ep. 8 RC: "Fire Fighter" - New Yasur saves one last loss for the final tribal challenge.
  • Vanuatu Ep. 10 RC: "Sacrificial Lamb" - Sacrificial lamb for the winning team, with Chris, Chad, and Ami.

 

Warrior - Ep13 IC

Individual challenge record (3-for-11): (Mean % Finish: 64.7%)

  • Vanuatu Ep. 8 IC: "Jumper" - Second in the first-round heat & advances to finals, where she finishes last (4th/10).
  • Vanuatu Ep. 9 RC: "Head Hunter" - First woman eliminated, by Scout & Twila, which does not go unnnoticed (6th/9).
  • Vanuatu Ep. 9 IC: "Memory Mosaic" - Lasts one round longer than Twila & Scout, but eliminated in the third round (4th/9).
  • Vanuatu Ep. 10 IC: "Get A Grip" - No elapsed time shown, but fifth to drop out (4th/8).
  • Vanuatu Ep. 11 RC: "Played Out" - advances to the tie-breaker round, where she beats Julie. Eliza wins! (1st/7).
  • Vanuatu Ep. 11 IC: "Love Is Blind" (with loved ones) - with her mom, Susan, one of the last pairs to retrieve all three puzzle bags (6th/7).
  • Vanuatu Ep. 12 RC: "Bridge Over Troubled Water" - Eliza wins! A Pontiac G6. But also a cool getaway (1st/6).
  • Vanuatu Ep. 12 IC: "Island Hopping" - does not win at shuffleboard.
  • Vanuatu Ep. 13 RC: "Redemption" - eliminated on the second stage, catching pigs (4th/5).
  • Vanuatu Ep. 13 IC: "Warrior" - at another crucial point, Eliza wins immunity (1st/5).
  • Vanuatu Ep. 14 F4 IC: "Snakes and Ladders" - gets her final pair of puzzle pieces just as Chris wins (3rd/4).

 

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

  • Vanuatu: None.

Crosswalk - Ep4 IC

Tribal/team challenge record (10-for-13):

  • Micronesia Ep.1 RC/IC: "Reinventing the Wheel" - Rides in the cart for Malakal, Malakal loses.
  • Micronesia Ep.2 RC/IC: "Smash and Grab" -Works the puzzle with Cirie and Yau-Man, and Malakal wins.
  • Micronesia Ep.3 RC: "Beach Bash" - Competes, Malakal wins, Ami's reward is getting exiled. With Kathy.
  • Micronesia Ep.3 IC: "Nut Bucket" - Shoots baskets, but Malakal's four can't hold theirs. Malakal loses.
  • Micronesia Ep.4 RC: "Diver Down" - Works the word puzzle, which James (!) solves; Malakal wins.
  • Micronesia Ep.4 IC: "Crosswalk" - Works the puzzle, with Cirie. Malakal wins.
  • Micronesia Ep.5 RC: "Cat and Mouse" - Now switched to New Airai, and Airai wins.
  • Micronesia Ep.5 IC: "A Stone's Throw" - Airai wins again.
  • Micronesia Ep.6 RC: "Build It Up, Break It Down" - Another Airai win.
  • Micronesia Ep.6 IC: "United We Stand" - Airai wins again.
  • Micronesia Ep.7 RC: "Money Roll" - Finally, Airai loses one.
  • Micronesia Ep.7 IC: "What-Er Drag" - Airai resumes its winning ways.
  • Micronesia Ep.8 RC/IC: "The Gauntlet" - Airai wins again.

 

Individual challenge record (0-for-2): (Mean % finish: 52.5%)

  • Micronesia Ep. 1 Individual IC: Does not find Malakal's necklace/idol thing (bottom 8/10).
  • Micronesia Ep. 9 IC: "Last Gasp" - makes it to the 1 hour mark, but sixth to drop out (5th/10).

 

Hero challenge/ duel record (0-for-0):

  • Micronesia: None.
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 17
Played: 27
Win%: 0.63
Sat out: --
Individual challenges
Wins: 3
Played: 13
Win%: 0.23
Mean % Finish: 62.9%
Hero challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: --
Mean % Finish: --

 

Eliza Orlins - Tribal Council record

Ep9 Tribal Council

Idols held/played: (0/0)

  • Vanuatu: None.

 

VFB - Votes for the person booted (8/11):

 

VAP - Votes against (9):

  • Vanuatu, Ep. 9: One vote, from Sarge.
  • Vanuatu, Ep. 10: Two votes, from Chris and Chad.
  • Vanuatu, Ep. 11: Three votes, from Julie, Ami, and Leann.
  • Vanuatu, Ep. 14: Three votes, from Chris, Twila, and Scout (voted out, 3-1).

 

Jury votes made (1/1):

Ep1 Tribal Council

Idols held/played: (0/0)

  • Micronesia, Ep. 9: Jason offers her what he thought was an idol, but in reality, it was "just a f***ing stick!" Eliza plays it anyway. It doesn't work.

 

VFB - Votes for the person booted (2/3):

  • Micronesia, Ep. 1: Jonny Fairplay (voted out, 9-1).
  • Micronesia, Ep. 3: Yau-Man Chan (voted out, 6-2-1).

 

VAP - Votes against (8):

  • Micronesia, Ep. 9: Eight votes, from Parvati, Amanda, Cirie, Natalie, Erik, Alexis, James, and Ozzy (voted out, 8-2).

 

Jury votes made (1/1):

Career totals - Tribal Council
Idols/advantages
Idols found: 0
Idols played: 0
Votes voided: --
Voting record
VFB: 10
Tribals: 14
VAP: 17
Jury votes
Made: 2
For winners: 2
Received: --

 

Eliza Orlins - Pictures
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    Vanuatu intro shot
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    Vanuatu intro shot
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    On the boat, pre-arrival, with Rory
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    More boat, now with Leann
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    Even more boat, now with Chad
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    Displeased with missing out on part of the opening welcome ceremony, Ep1
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep1 RC/IC
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    Passing Dolly on the balance beam, Ep2 RC
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    On the plus side, looks like they've found the pieces they were supposed to, Ep2 IC
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    Watching Scout and Leann trying to snag a key, Ep3 RC
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    Yasur watches the immunity portion of the Ep3 RC/IC from the sidelines
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    Monopolizing John K during his Yasur camp visit, Ep3
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    Enduring Mia-Twila bickering, Ep3 Tribal Council
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    Reading the Ep4 RC treemail
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    The winning Yasur tribe, post-Ep4 RC
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    Enjoying Dah's sugar cane advice, Ep4 reward
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    Directing Yasur's tile puzzle, Ep4 IC
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    More rearranging tiles
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    That one! Right there!
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    Yasur wins! Ep4 IC
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    Now diving for New Yasur, Ep5 RC
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    Ready to (try to) catch some pigs, Ep6 RC
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    Not as easy as it looks
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    Hey, but at least we're muddy
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    Watching Ami moving the float along, Ep6 IC
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    Pouring water, Ep7 RC, as a tiny Probst observes
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    New Yasur finally won something! Ep7 RC
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    Yay
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    Keeping track of Yasur's smashed tiles, Ep7 IC
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    Go win it for us, Rory
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    About to be merged, Ep8
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    Final round, Ep8 IC
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    Bonding via body paint, Ep8
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    Hey, everyone got one right! Ep9 RC
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    Yes, Eliza: lava is edible
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    Thanks, Twila and Scout
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    Damn straight I'm still mad at Scout and Twila!
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    We've got chicken wings!
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    Enjoying the gender-specific surreptitious wing delivery, Ep9
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep9 IC
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    First round, Ep9 IC
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    Validate me, Probst
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    Alinta tribe, Ep9 Tribal Council
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    Ha ha! I was so mad at the reward challenge!
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    More Ep9 Tribal
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    Getting passed through the obstacles, Ep10 RC
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    Enjoying the village visit, Ep10 reward
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    Getting a grip, Ep10 IC
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    Enjoying the 'internet cafe,' Ep11
  • Eliza Orlins S9
    Eliza wins! Ep11 RC. And gets a camp visit from mom.
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    Second chance with the loved ones: Ep11 IC
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    Go! All of you! Go!
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    Getting the hard sell from Chris, Ep11
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    A Pontiac G6? Oh... you... shouldn't have.
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    Racing to victory, Ep12 RC
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    Passing Ami
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    Enjoying the Ep12 resort reward, with Chris and Ami
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    This is an immunity challenge? Ok. Ep12 IC
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    Getting muddy, Ep13 RC
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    Answering a question, Ep13 IC
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    Eliza wins immunity! Ep13 IC
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    Gasp! Chris voted for Julie?!? Ep13 Tribal Council
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    Pre-challenge lineup, F4 IC
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    Where did those pieces go?
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    Ohh, up THERE.
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    THANK YOU, Chris. F4 Tribal Council.
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    Preparing for a snuffing
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    Snuffed, Day 37 (Episode 14)
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    Micronesia intro shot
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    Micronesia intro shot
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    Getting rafted in, Micronesia Ep1
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    More boat, with Fairplay and Yau-Man
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    Even more boat
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    Introduction to the fans, Ep1
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    More introductions (Fairplay)
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    Favorites tribe, Ep1
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep1 individual IC
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    Listening to Probst
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    Freshly arrived at Malakal camp, Ep1
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    Talking with Parvati
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    Taking note of Parvati's flirting with James, Ep1
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    Alliance building with Ami, Penner, and the unreliable Fairplay
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    Starting line, Ep1 IC
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    And they're off...
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    That didn't go so well... Ep1 IC
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    Relaxing Malakals, Ep1
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    With her (outnumbered) Favorites alliance, Ep1
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    Malakal tribe, Ep1 Tribal Council
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    With Yau-Man, Ep1 Tribal
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    Working the puzzle, with Cirie and Yau-Man, Ep2 RC/IC
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    More puzzle
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    Malakal wins! Ep2 RC/IC
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    Holding the idol
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    Apparently enjoying immunity, Ep2
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    Conferring with Penner, early Ep3
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep3 RC
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    Penner is mortified nobody told him that he and Eliza were wearing the same warpaint design to the challenge
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    Getting dragged by Erik, Ep3 RC
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep3 IC
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    Listening to Probst
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    Concerned about Cirie, Ep3
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    Malakal, Ep3 Tribal Council
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    Tribal Council is always fun
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    James solves the puzzle! Ep4 RC
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    That's so crazy, it just might work!
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    Malakal wins! Ep4 RC
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    The winning Malakals, ready to exile Ozzy
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    Oh great. Penner totally heard me selling him out to Parvati, didn't he? Ep4
  • Eliza Orlins S16
    Yes. Yes, he did.
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep4 IC
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    Working the puzzle, with Cirie, Ep4 IC
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    Malakal wins again. Phew.

 

Eliza Orlins - Interviews

Pre-game interviews

  • None found?

 

Post-game interviews

  • Murtz Jaffer at InsidePulse.com (2/27/05): "Murtz Jaffer talks to Survivor: Vanuatu's Eliza Orlins"

Pre-game interviews

 

Post-game interviews

  • Eric Goldman at IGN.com (4/15/08): "Survivor: Micronesia Interview - Eliza"
  • Rhoda Charles at TVGuide.com (4/16/08): "Survivor Castoff Eliza Orlins Speaks Out"
  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (3/23/20): "Eliza Orlins on Survivor 40 and Running for Manhattan District Attorney"

 

Eliza Orlins - Bios

From her official CBS Vanuatu bio page:

"Eliza Orlins was born in New York City, where she grew up when not traveling to China with her family. When she was four years old, she and her parents went to Beijing, where they adopted her sister, Sabrina. Sixteen months later, her youngest sister, Emily, was born. Her father's career moved them to Hong Kong, where she attended Hong Kong International School. A couple of years later, her family moved back to New York until 1995, when they moved to Washington, DC She attended the Sidwell Friends School where she ran varsity track and cross country. She participated in the Marine Corps Marathon with the AIDS Marathon Training Program her junior year. At Sidwell, she also wrote and edited for the school newspaper and was the assistant director of the Spring Musical during her senior year. Last summer, Orlins interned at the Legal Aid Society in New York City

Orlins is currently a senior at Syracuse University, where she is working a dual major in international relations and political science, with a minor in Chinese. She is a Dean's Scholar and has made Dean's List every semester. She is in the process of applying to law school and intends to be a public defender after graduation. She's a member of Alpha Phi Sorority and was the vice president of New Member Recruitment, for which they won the award for best overall recruitment at their national convention.

Orlins is also a member of the Golden Key Society and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. She is currently working on her Honor's Thesis and will graduate in May 2005.

Orlins describes herself as an intense, vivacious, driven and politically active woman who loves reality television, sports and eating. She says she brings her competitiveness, speed, swimming skills and enthusiasm to Survivor: Vanuatu. She believes that she can be the Sole Survivor because 'people will underestimate me.'

Orlins has been dating her boyfriend, Justin, for four years. Her birth date is December 25, 1982. "

From her official CBS Survivor: Micronesia bio page:

"Eliza Orlins was born in New York City to parents Susan and Steve. She grew up splitting her time between NYC and China. When she was four years old, she and her parents went to Beijing where they adopted her sister, Sabrina. Sixteen months later, her youngest sister, Emily, was born. Her father's career moved them to Hong Kong where she spent two years attending Hong Kong International School. Her family then moved back to New York until 1995 when they moved to Washington, D.C. In 2001, Orlins graduated from the Sidwell Friends School where she ran varsity track and cross country. She also completed the Marine Corps Marathon with the AIDS Marathon Training Program her junior year. At Sidwell, she also wrote and edited for the school newspaper and was the assistant director of the spring musical 'Damn Yankees.'

In 2005, Orlins graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Syracuse University in international relations and political science and a minor in Chinese. At Syracuse, she was a Dean's Scholar and made Dean's List every semester. Orlins also received Phi Beta Kappa honors upon her graduation. As a member of Alpha Phi Sorority, she was the vice president of New Member Recruitment, for which her chapter won the award for best overall recruitment at their national convention.

Orlins is currently a third-year student at Fordham University School of Law and will graduate with her J.D. in December of 2008. At Fordham, Orlins participates in many school activities. She describes herself as insanely over-committed, but happy. She is the Co-Intraschool Editor of the Brendan Moore Trial Advocates (Fordham's Mock Trial Team), the Co-Symposium Editor for the Urban Law Journal and the President of the Fordham Law Democrats. For the Moores, Orlins has competed in multiple trial advocacy competitions, bringing home an individual award for Best Opening Statement at the National Trial Advocacy Competition held at Michigan State University in Fall 2006. For the Urban Law Journal, Orlins and her co-editor are currently planning a symposium on the constitutionality of lethal injection.

Orlins has worked for the Legal Aid Society, criminal defense division, Onondaga County District Attorney's Office, a large New York law firm, and interned for a New York Supreme Court Judge

Orlins describes herself as an intense, vivacious, driven and politically-active woman who loves reality television, sports, especially New York and Syracuse teams, and her puppy Oscar. She says she brings her competitive nature, athleticism and enthusiasm to Survivor.

Orlins currently lives in Manhattan with her boyfriend Justin and her Yorkshire Terrier, Oscar. Her birth date is December 25, 1982."