Janu Tornell - Survivor: Palau
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Seasons: 1 | Days: 27 | Jury: 1

Survivor: Palau (2005) - 8th place, 13th out - 2nd juror.

  • Quit in Episode 10, "Exile Island" (Day 27).

Janu Tornell - 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
S10: Palau 1.24 6.60 0.19 1 1 2 0.22 0.72 - - - 0.41 1.95
Career 1.24 6.60 0.19 1 1 2 0.22 0.72 - - - 0.41 1.95
Janu Tornell - Challenge record
  • S10 logo Palau challenges (click to expand/collapse)

    Sumo at Sea - Ep4 IC

    Tribal/team challenge record (6-for-15; 7 sit-outs):

    • Palau Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Supply Dump" - Crosses obstacles, paddles, and Koror wins.
    • Palau Ep. 2 RC: "Gauntlet Dash" - Grabs 67% of Koror's flags; Koror loses, 10-3.
    • Palau Ep. 2 IC: "Heads Up" - Swims, dives, helps with the puzzle; Koror wins.
    • Palau Ep. 3 RC: "By Any Means Necessary" - Loses to Bobby Jon/Angie; Koror loses.
    • Palau Ep. 3 IC: "Hot Pursuit" - Sits out, as Koror eventually wins.
    • Palau Ep. 4 RC: "Build a Better Bathroom" - Sits out again, as Koror wins a shelter.
    • Palau Ep. 4 IC: "Sumo at Sea" - Beats Kim in her one bout; Koror wins, 6-5.
    • Palau Ep. 5 IC: "Sea Salvage" - Sits out again; Koror wins again.
    • Palau Ep. 6 RC: "Shooting Gallery" - Sits out, as Koror loses.
    • Palau Ep. 6 IC: "Build It Up, Break It Down" - Ties and unties knots, and Koror wins.
    • Palau Ep. 7 RC: "SOS" - Sits out, as Koror wins again.
    • Palau Ep. 7 IC: "Sea Stars" - Swims and moves tiles for 1.3 hours, Koror wins.
    • Palau Ep. 8 RC: "Cool Hand Balut" - Sits out, as Koror wins.
    • Palau Ep. 8 IC: "Under Current" - Sits out again, Koror wins again.
    • Palau Ep. 10 RC: "Water Tower" - Builds, grabs the flag, and light-green team wins.


    Individual challenge record (0-for-3): (Mean % finish: 26.4%)

    • Palau Ep. 1 ind. IC: Middle of the pack, but ahead of Stephenie (tie-3rd/10).
    • Palau Ep. 9 IC: "Perch" - First to jump (with Coby), at 1 hour, for donuts (tie-8th/9).
    • Palau Ep. 10 IC: "Last Gasp" - First to drop out, around 6 minutes (8th/8).


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

    • Palau: None.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 6
    Played: 15
    Win%: 0.40
    Sat out: 7
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 0
    Played: 3
    Win%: 0.00
    Mean% Finish: 26.4%
  • Hero challenges
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
Janu Tornell - Tribal Council record
  • S10 logo Palau Tribal (click to expand/collapse)

    Ep10 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played (0/0):

    • Palau: None.


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (1/2):


    VAP - Votes against (1):

    • Palau, Ep. 9: One vote, from Coby.

    *Janu quit the game at the Ep.10 Tribal Council, rather than risk not being voted out.


    Jury votes made (1/1):

Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: --
    Votes voided: --
  • Voting record
    VFB: 1
    Tribals: 2
    VAP: 1
  • Jury votes
    Made: 1
    For winners: 1
    Received: --
Janu Tornell - Pictures
  • S10 logo Palau image gallery (click to expand/collapse)
Janu Tornell - Interviews
Janu Tornell - Bio
  • S10 logo Palau bio (click to expand/collapse)

    Official CBS.com Survivor: Palau bio page excerpts (1/26/05):


    "As a child, Janu Tornell never aspired to be a showgirl. Tornell's Cuban-born mother, Maria, was a famous showgirl in Havana, but Tornell did not find her calling until many life experiences later and considers her mother one of her greatest inspirations for overcoming the hardships of life, including a successful battle with cancer. Tornell is equally inspired by her father, Juan, as he always told her that every experience in life gives you endurance.


    Born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, Tornell attended Valley High School. She then spent time in Spain before moving to Los Angeles. She attended Los Angeles Valley Community College before moving back to Las Vegas to finish her studies and pursue a career as a showgirl. In 2004, after 20 years, she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She most recently worked as the lead showgirl for a major Las Vegas hotel, performing two shows per night, six days per week. She also models. Tornell was previously employed as a restaurant manager, waitress and administrative assistant. Additionally, she was named 1989 Miss Nevada USA and was first runner-up in Miami's 1990 Miss Nuestra Belleza competition.


    In her spare time, Tornell enjoys traveling, scuba diving, swimming, body surfing, reading, rock climbing and watching foreign films. She describes herself as honest, fun, outgoing and strong-minded. She is fluent in Spanish, Italian, French and English. Her hero is Audrey Hepburn for her talent, goodwill, beauty and her ability to be most beautiful to the least fortunate.


    Tornell is an active member of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and the Screen Actors Guild."