Natalie Anderson - Survivor: San Juan del Sur
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Seasons: 2 | Days: 78.5 | Wins: 1 | Final Three: 1

Survivor: San Juan del Sur (2014) - Winner, 5-2-1.

  • Received five jury votes to win (5-2-1) in Episode 14, "This Is My Time" (Day 39)
  • Cumulative totals: In-game - 36.5 days; Exile Island - 3 days (2 visits).

Survivor: Winners at War (2020) - 2nd place, four jury votes.

  • Voted out in Episode 1, "Greatest of the Greats" (Day 2); re-entered in Episode 14 (Day 35).
  • Received 4 jury votes to finish 2nd (12-4-0) in Episode 14, "It All Boils Down to This" (Day 39)
  • Cumulative time: In-game - 6 days; Edge of Extinction - 33 days.

Natalie Anderson - Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S29: San Juan del Sur 3.07 13.82 0.22 7 0 9 0.78 5.44 5 8 0.63 1.62 12.27
S40: Winners at War 2.00 5.10 0.39 1 7 3 0.22 0.85 4 16 0.25 0.86 4.35
Career 5.07 18.92 0.27 8 7 12 0.66 4.30 9 24 0.38 1.12 7.96
Natalie Anderson - Challenge record
  • S29 logo San Juan del Sur challenges (click to expand/collapse)

    Shake It Off - Ep9 RC

    Tribal/team challenge record (7-for-10):

    • San Juan del Sur Ep. 1 IC: "Temple of Syrinx" - Retrieves a bag, climbs walls, and eventually, Hunahpu wins.
    • San Juan del Sur Ep. 2 IC: "Sumo at Sea" - Wins in her bout against Val, and Hunahpu wins again, 5-4.
    • San Juan del Sur Ep. 3 IC: "Game of Throw-Ins" - Paired with Jon, who scores twice, against Josh/Baylor, plus the winning point against Wes/Alec, as Hunahpu wins, 3-2.
    • San Juan del Sur Ep. 4 IC: "The Cruel Sea" - Swims and retrieves the third ring (vs. Alec) for Hunahpu, but Drew eventually flings away immunity. Hunahpu loses.
    • San Juan del Sur Ep. 5 IC: "Shakedown Street" - Now with New Hunahpu, which wins, easily.
    • San Juan del Sur Ep. 6 IC: "Flips, Flops & Flags" - Helps push the cube, and eventually, Hunahpu wins.
    • San Juan del Sur Ep. 8 RC: "Long Road to Ruins" - With Keith, Wes, Jeremy, and Reed, wins a taco bar trip.
    • San Juan del Sur Ep. 9 RC: "Shake It Off" - Wins both her bouts vs. Jaclyn, and her team wins, 5-4. Opts to swap out for Jon on the reward, however.
    • San Juan del Sur Ep. 10 RC: "Dirty Water Dog" - With Baylor, Missy, and Wes, her team loses big.
    • San Juan del Sur Ep. 13 RC: "Austin's E.O.C." - With Baylor and Jaclyn, blows a huge lead on the puzzle, loses.

     

    Vase Off - Ep13 IC

    Individual challenge record (2-for-12): (Mean % finish: 72%)

    • San Juan del Sur Ep. 7 IC: "Take the Reins" - Eighth to drop out, makes second round (5th/12).
    • San Juan del Sur Ep. 8 IC: "My Poor Brain" - Fifth person eliminated, on 1st item in second round (7th/11).
    • San Juan del Sur Ep. 9 IC: "The Game Is Afoot" - One of several people working on the third layer (tie-4th/10).
    • San Juan del Sur Ep. 10 IC: "Uncomfortably Numb" - Lasts three hours, persuades Probst to bring her food before dropping out (2th/9).
    • [San Juan del Sur Ep. 11 RC: "Crush" - Answers both questions correctly, but never makes her second chop, since Probst calls the challenge and allows the alliance to give the win to Missy (not counted).]
    • San Juan del Sur Ep. 11 IC: "Paddle Out" - Challenge ends with one ball placed (tie-4th/8).
    • San Juan del Sur Ep. 12 RC: "Ballin' A Jack" - Outlasts Jon & Jaclyn, and Natalie wins! (1st/7).
    • San Juan del Sur Ep. 12 IC: "A Bit Tipsy" - At one point had nine tiles up, ends with 8 (3rd/7).
    • San Juan del Sur Ep. 13 IC: "Vase Off" - Outlasts all, and with an assist from the wind, Natalie wins! (1st/6).
    • San Juan del Sur Ep. 14 RC: "Pole Dancing" - Gives Keith some competition, but ends up second (2nd/5).
    • San Juan del Sur Ep. 14 F5 IC: "Spoon Man" - One of four people with zero balls placed (tie-2nd/5).
    • San Juan del Sur Ep. 14 F4 IC: "Temple of the Dog" - Almost catches up to Jaclyn (2nd/4).

     

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

    • San Juan del Sur: None.
  • S40 logo Winners at War challenges (click to expand/collapse)

    Water Slaughter - Ep1 F20 IC

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

    • Winners at War, Ep. 1 F20 IC: "Water Slaughter" - Competes twice, losing both bouts; Sele loses, 3-1.

     

    Simmotion - Final 4 IC

    Individual challenge record (2-for-5): (Mean % finish: 73.0%)

    • Winners at War, Ep. 8 RC: "Back in the Saddle" - Reaches the snake maze, but does not win (tie-2nd/8).
    • Winners at War, Ep. 14 EoE RC: "Don't Call It a Comeback" - Uses 3 advantages, but blazes through the table maze, and Natalie wins (1st/13).
    • Winners at War, Ep. 14 F6 IC: "Running Down a Dream" - Made it to the second layer as Michele wins (tie-2nd/6).
    • Winners at War, Ep. 14 F5 IC: "5 on 5" - One of three to land no sandbags (tie-3rd/5).
    • Winners at War, Ep. 14 F4 IC: "Simmotion" - Makes it to the five-ball stage, and Natalie wins! (1st/4).

     

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

    • Winners at War: None.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 7
    Played: 11
    Win%: 0.64
    Sat out: --
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 4
    Played: 16
    Win%: 0.25
    Mean% Finish: 72.1%
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
Natalie Anderson - Tribal Council record
  • S29 logo San Juan del Sur Tribal (click to expand/collapse)

    Final Three

    Idols held/played (1/1; 3 votes voided):

    • San Juan del Sur, Ep. 6: With Baylor, half of the last pre-merge pair sent to Exile Island. Gets a detailed clue.
    • San Juan del Sur, Ep. 10: Again with Baylor, finally looks for the idol (at Huyopa camp) and finds it.
    • San Juan del Sur, Ep. 14 (F5 vote): Plays the idol for Jaclyn, canceling out three votes against, and sending Baylor to the jury.

     

    VFB - Votes for the person booted (7/9):

    • San Juan del Sur, Ep. 4: Drew Christy (voted out, 5-2-1-1).
    • San Juan del Sur, Ep. 8: Josh Canfield (voted out, 6-5).
    • San Juan del Sur, Ep. 11: Reed Kelly (voted out, 7-1).
    • San Juan del Sur, Ep. 12: Alec Christy (voted out, 4-3).
    • San Juan del Sur, Ep. 13: Jon Misch (voted out, 2-2-2 [3-0]).
    • San Juan del Sur, Ep. 14 (F5 vote): Baylor Wilson (idoled out, 2-[0]).
    • San Juan del Sur, Ep. 14 (F4 vote): Keith Nale (voted out, 3-1).

     

    VAP - Votes against (0):

    • San Juan del Sur : None.

     

    Jury votes received (5/8):

    • San Juan del Sur, Ep. 14: Received five jury votes, from Josh Canfield, Jeremy Collins, Wes Nale, Alec Christy, and Keith Nale, to win, 5-2-1.
  • S40 logo Winners at War Tribal (click to expand/collapse)

    Final Tribal Council

    Idols/advantages held/played (2/2; 4 votes voided):

    • Winners at War, Ep. 1-13: Finds and sells multiple idols and advantages back into the game (Days 3-32).
    • Winners at War, Ep. 8: Buys an idol before the merge re-entry challenge; keeps it after not re-entering (Day 19).
    • Winners at War, Ep. 14 (F6 vote): Plays her idol for herself, voiding 4 votes and saving herself (Day 36).
    • Winners at War, Ep. 14 (F5 vote): Finds another idol the next morning; plays it at F5 vote to no effect (Day 35).

     

    VFB - Votes for the person booted (1/3):

     

    VAP - Votes against (7):

    • Winners at War, Ep. 1 F20 vote: Received seven votes, from Adam, Ben, Danni, Denise, Ethan, Parvati, and Rob (voted out, 7-2-1).

     

    Jury votes made (4/16):

    • Winners at War, Ep. 14: Received four jury votes, from Ethan Zohn, Jeremy Collins, Parvati Shallow, and Tyson Apostol, to finish in second place (12-4-0).
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 3
    Played: 3
    Votes voided: 7
  • Voting record
    VFB: 8
    Tribals: 12
    VAP: 7
  • Jury votes
    Made: 0
    For winners: --
    Received: 9
    Total jurors: 24
Natalie Anderson - Pictures
  • S29 logo San Juan del Sur image gallery (click to expand/collapse)
  • S40 logo Winners at War pictures (click to expand/collapse)
Natalie Anderson - Interviews
  • S29 logo San Juan del Sur interviews (click to expand/collapse)

    Pre-game interviews

    • Dalton Ross at EW.com (8/27/14): "Natalie & Nadiya" (video interview)

     

    Post-game interviews

    • Gordon Holmes at XfinityTV.com (12/18/14): "Natalie - 'If I Was Baylor I Would Have Punched (Reed)'"
    • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (12/18/14): "Interviews with the Winner and Final 5 of San Juan del Sur"
    • Josh Wigler at Parade.com (12/18/14): "Final Blood: Natalie Anderson On Her Big Survivor Win"
    • Daniel Fienberg at HitFix.com (12/24/14): "Natalie Anderson discusses her Survivor: San Juan del Sur win"
  • S40 logo Winners at War interviews (click to expand/collapse)

    Pre-game interviews

    • Sangita Patel for ETCanada (1/15/20): "Natalie Anderson on Returning to Survivor Without Her 'Twinnie'"
    • Mike Bloom at Parade.com (1/31/20): "Natalie Anderson Hopes for Twin Victories in Survivor: Winners at War"
    • Dalton Ross at EW.com (2/10/20): "Natalie Anderson opens up about medical issues that delayed her Survivor return"
    • Gordon Holmes at XfinityTV.com (2/7/20): "Natalie Anderson - 'These Chicks Are All Bad Ass'"

     

    Post-game interviews

    • Gordon Holmes at XfinityTV.com (5/14/20): "Gordon interviews Natalie Anderson" (YouTube)
    • Dalton Ross at EW.com (5/14/20): "Natalie Anderson on the Survivor votes she's surprised she didn't get"
    • Mike Bloom at Parade.com (5/14/20): "Natalie Anderson goes from the Edge of Extinction to the verge of victory on Survivor: Winners at War"
    • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (5/14/20): "Survivor 40 FINALE Exit Interviews with the Final 6"
Natalie Anderson - Bios
  • S29 logo San Juan del Sur bio (click to expand/collapse)

    CBS pre-game interview (with Nadiya), from YouTube:

     

    From her official CBS Survivor: San Juan del Sur cast bio page (8/27/14):

     

    "Occupation: Crossfit Coach and Physical Therapy student

    Personal Claim to Fame: Being on The Amazing Race twice! Getting kicked off first on All-Stars!

    Inspiration in Life: My mother. She is the strongest and the bravest woman I know. She has always encouraged me to be myself and go after anything I want. She has supported me in all my crazy adventures and has taught me how to be a strong and fearless woman!

    Hobbies: Crossfit, surfing and being a bad ass.

    Pet Peeves: Girls who can’t do anything for themselves, lazy people and dumb people.

    3 Words to Describe You: Crazy, strong and confident.

    If You Could Have 3 Things on The Island What Would They Be and Why? 1) Razor; being super hairy in a bikini is not cute 2) iPhone; so I can tweet and get on instagram 3) Barbells; so I can squat

    Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like: Tony but hopefully not as insane.

    Reason for Being on SurvivorThe million dollars!! Also, winning Survivor makes you a certified bad ass!

    Why You Think You’ll “Survive” SurvivorI am physically, mentally and emotionally strong. I am very strong willed and do not give up! I work well with people and feel like I would be a good tribe mate. I know I will pull my weight with the camp chores and not be a burden to my tribe. Physically, I will be able to hang with the guys and be an asset in the team challenges. Also, I love the ocean and if I had to choose one place to spend the rest of my life, it would be the beach. I’m a true island girl!

    What Does It Mean to You to Play Survivor with Your Loved One? Getting to be on Survivor with Nadiya means so much to me. No matter what we are doing, Nadiya and I have so much fun; whether we are working together or competing against each other! Doing something this intense and getting to share it with my twinnie is something I will never forget."

  • S40 logo Winners at War bio (click to expand/collapse)

    Excerpts from her official CBS Survivor: Winners at War cast bio page (1/15/20):

     

    "When did you first watch Survivor?

    Season 27: Blood vs. Water.

     

    What does Survivor mean to you and your family?

    To me Survivor was a test of my mental, physical, and emotional strength. It also made me realize how much my family (Nadiya) means to me and that nothing motivates me more than that. To my family, Survivor meant pride in having a daughter that was strong, bold, and resilient. Also, to be the first person of South East Asia to be on the show and win was pretty sweet.

     

    What is one way playing Survivor changed your life?

    To know that my determination and unwavering dedication can pay off. And no matter how bleak a situation may seem, that if you are focused and work hard it will pay off. It made me proud of my physical and mental strength. It made me confident in my independence and to always stand up for what you believe in and what you deserve in real life and in the game of Survivor.

     

    As Survivor approaches Season 40 and celebrates 20 years on television, what does it mean to be a part of the legacy?

    It seems almost surreal that I am a part of this legacy. I am honored and grateful to have had this experience and that the fans of the show embraced me as a winner that deserved the title of Sole Survivor. To be a female winner and to be praised for being strong BOTH physically and mentally, bold and unapologetic means so much to me.

     

    How will you play differently than you did in your past season?

    There are so many factors that are in play in the game of Survivor. It would be stupid for me to even try and start my gameplay ahead of time. But, given the fact that I never got one single vote against me during my season, I don't think I should change much about intuition and game. I am proud of standing up for myself, for being brass and bold, for being strong and ruthless. I know to win Survivor you have to work hard but I also know that there are added factors like timing and luck that can help. Hoping for a little luck, some good timing, and my hard work to bring me success just like my first season."

     

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