Marisa Calihan - Survivor: Samoa

Seasons: 1 | Days played: 3 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 0

  • Survivor 19: Samoa (2009) - 20th place, 1st out.
  • Voted out in Episode 1, "The Puppetmaster" (Day 3).

Marisa Calihan on social media: twitter

Marisa Calihan - 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
S19: Samoa 0.13 0.23 0.56 0 7 1 -0.70 0.00 - - - -0.14 0.13
Career 0.13 0.23 0.56 0 7 1 -0.70 0.00 - - - -0.14 0.13


Marisa Calihan - Performance ranks

Challenges: MPF percentile


Tribal: VFB% percentile


Tribal: rVAP percentile


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.


Marisa Calihan - Challenge record
Survivor 19 logo  S19: Samoa

Yank Your Hank - Ep1 IC

Tribal/team challenge record (0-for-1):

  • Samoa Ep. 1 IC: "Yank Your Hank" - Helps works the puzzle, but Foa Foa loses.


Individual challenge record (0-for-0):

  • Samoa: None.


Hero challenge/ duel record (1-for-1): (Mean % finish: 100%)

  • Samoa Ep. 1 RC: "Chief's Choice" - Crosses the balance beam, and Foa Foa wins.
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 1
Win%: 0.00
Sat out: --
Individual challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: --
Mean% Finish: --
Hero challenges
Wins: 1
Played: 1
Win%: 1.00
Mean% Finish: 100%
Marisa Calihan - Tribal Council record
Survivor 19 logo  S9: Samoa

Ep1 Tribal Council

Idols held/played (0/0):

  • Samoa: None.


VFB - Votes for the person booted (0/1):

  • Samoa: None.


VAP - Votes against (7):

  • Samoa, Ep. 1: Seven votes, from Ashley, Ben, Jaison, Liz, Mike, Natalie, and Russell (voted out, 7-3).


Jury votes made (0/0):

  • Samoa: None.
Career totals - Tribal Council
Hidden idols/ advantages
Advantages held/played: 0/0
Idols found: 0
Idols played: --
Votes voided: --
Voting record
VFB: 0
Tribals: 1
VAP: 7
Jury votes
Made: 0
For winners: --
Received: --
Marisa Calihan - Pictures
Survivor 19 logo  S19: Samoa
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    Samoa intro shot
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    Samoa intro shot
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    Paddling in, Day 1
  • Marisa Calihan S19
    Talking about the bald guy who looks like a pitbull
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    Foa Foa, finally arrived
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    Voting for a chief
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    Starting line, Ep1 RC
  • Marisa Calihan S19
    Crossing the balance beam
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    Foa Foa wins!
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    We won because of the good choices Mick made
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    Setting up camp
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    Somewhat skeptical of Russell's Katrina sob story
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep1 IC
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    Watching Foa Foa haul the crate
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    Working the puzzle
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    Not winning
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    The losing Foa Foas
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    Telling Russell it worries her that he talks to everyone
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    Foa Foa, Ep1 Tribal Council
  • Marisa Calihan S19
    Talking to Probst
  • Marisa Calihan S19
    Seeing her name come up repeatedly
  • Marisa Calihan S19
    The first person voted out of Samoa...
  • Marisa Calihan S19
    Snuffed, Day 3 (Episode 1)
Marisa Calihan - Interviews
Survivor 19 logo  S19: Samoa

Pre-game interviews

  • Andy Dehnart at RealityBlurred (9/4/09): "Marisa Calihan: 'I am very expressive, and if I don't like something, you can see it all over my face'"
  • CBS "Meet the cast" video (YouTube)


Post-game interviews

  • Carrie Bell at (9/18/09): "Survivor's Marisa Calihan stands up to Russell"
  • Gordon Holmes at (9/18/09): "Castaway Interview - Marisa Calihan"
Marisa Calihan - Bio
Survivor 19 logo  S19: Samoa

Official Survivor: Samoa bio page excerpts (8/27/09):

"Marisa Calihan is no stranger to surviving off the land. This 1st generation Appalachian was born on a farm in Ohio and learned many of her survival skills from her father. Growing up with eight siblings, in a blended family with many adopted children, Marisa learned from an early age how to take care of herself. “I am paying my own way through school and have been on my own since I was 17.”

Aside from her early roots in farming, Marisa also has experience working in third world conditions. While abroad, she worked with street children in poor countries with no plumbing or running water and it changed her life. Although after eight years of being a free spirit and living abroad in such places as El Salvador and Spain, Marisa returned home to go back to school and help take care of her family.

For Marisa, the money would go a long way in making her family’s lives better and helping her achieve a few long term goals. “There are so many things I can do if I just had a nest egg to start with. I won’t have to fight tooth and nail for everything, if I just had a little bit of money.”

Resourceful and creative, Marisa believes she has what it takes to persevere and become the sole Survivor.

Marisa is single and currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio. Her birth date is July 26th."