Rob Cesternino - Survivor: The Amazon, Survivor: All-Stars

Seasons: 2 | Days played: 50 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

  • Survivor 6: The Amazon (2003) - 3rd place, 14th out - 7th juror.
  • Voted out in Episode 13, "...And Then There Were Four" (Day 38).

Rob Cesternino on social media: twitter | Instagram | He also has a web site

Rob Cesternino - 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
S6: The Amazon 1.64 12.93 0.13 10 4 10 0.99 3.50 - - - 1.12 5.14
S8: All-Stars 0.78 1.23 0.64 0 5 1 -0.83 0.00 - - - -0.20 0.78
Career 2.43 14.16 0.17 10 9 11 0.90 3.18 - - - 1.07 4.39

 

Rob Cesternino - Performance ranks

Challenges: MPF percentile

50%

Tribal: VFB% percentile

90%

Tribal: rVAP percentile

88%

Challenges: MPF percentile

NA

Tribal: VFB% percentile

4

Tribal: rVAP percentile

19%

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.

 

Rob Cesternino - Challenge record

Matchmaker - Ep3 IC

Tribal/team challenge record (4-for-11):

  • The Amazon Ep. 1 IC: "Unchained" - Rob works the puzzle with Dave, Tambaqui loses.
  • The Amazon Ep. 2 RC: "Flip Out" - Blindfolded, grabs planks, but Tambaqui loses again.
  • The Amazon Ep. 2 IC: "Total Recall" - Answers one question correctly (and one wrong), and Tambaqui wins, 6-4.
  • The Amazon Ep. 3 RC: "Matchmaker" - Not shown making a match; Tambaqui loses, 18-14.
  • The Amazon Ep. 3 IC: "The Great Escape" - The women prove superior at escaping a crate; Tambaqui loses.
  • The Amazon Ep. 4 RC: "Light My Fire" - The men, however, shield fire better, and Tambaqui wins.
  • The Amazon Ep. 4 IC: "Gone Fishin'" - Rob assists in catching lots of fish; Tambaqui wins.
  • The Amazon Ep. 5 IC: "Up the Creek" - Now with new Jaburu, and Jaburu wins.
  • The Amazon Ep. 6 RC: "Log Jam" - Loses to Butch in his sole shown bout; Jaburu loses, 5-4.
  • The Amazon Ep. 6 IC: "Piranha Feast" - Gnaws some meat, but Jaburu loses again, barely.
  • The Amazon Ep. 8 RC: "Mud Bungee" - With Butch and Christy, the third-place team in the team portion.

 

Touchy Subjects - Ep10 IC

Individual challenge record (1-for-11): (Mean % finish: 57.8%)

  • The Amazon Ep. 7 IC: "Perch" - Fifth to drop out, at 1 hr mark, for pizza (6th/10).
  • The Amazon Ep. 8 IC: "Face Off" - Somehow gets all Q's wrong, fourth person eliminated (6th/9).
  • The Amazon Ep. 9 RC: "Weapons" - Three blowdart points, eliminated in first round (tie-5th/8).
  • The Amazon Ep. 9 IC: "Amazon Menu" - With Butch, eliminated in Rd.2, babasu coconut worms (tie-5th/8).
  • The Amazon Ep. 10 IC: "Touchy Subjects" - First to five points, and Rob wins! (1st/7).
  • The Amazon Ep. 11 RC: "Paddle" - Makes it to final round vs. Matt, but loses on the puzzle (2nd/6).
  • The Amazon Ep. 11 IC: "Shoot 'n' Shuffle" - Gets two pucks, in closest spot twice, but eliminated by Jenna (tie-2nd/6).
  • The Amazon Ep. 12 RC: "Try Again" - First to finish puzzle, but Matt passes him on the decoding (tie-2nd/5).
  • The Amazon Ep. 12 IC: "Out on a Limb" - Gets two feathers, way behind Matt's five (tie-3rd/5).
  • The Amazon Ep. 13 F4 IC: "Braille Maze" - Collects two necklaces (3rd/4).
  • The Amazon Ep. 13 F3 IC: "Will Power" - Outlasts Matt's dive, but not Jenna (2nd/3).

 

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

  • The Amazon: None.

Quest for Fire - Ep1 RC/IC

Tribal/team challenge record (4-for-6; 1 sit-out):

  • All-Stars Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Quest for Fire" - Rob paddles and carries the raft; Chapera wins (1st/3).
  • All-Stars Ep. 2 RC: "Stairway to the Stars" - Chapera does not win, but Saboga gives them reward, anyway.
  • All-Stars Ep. 2 IC: "Float Your Boat" - More paddling, Chapera wins again (1st/3).
  • All-Stars Ep. 3 RC: "Better Homes and Island Living" - Assigned garden duties with Alicia, Chapera wins (1st/3).
  • All-Stars Ep. 4 RC: "Match Maker" - Makes two matches; Chapera wins again (1st/3).
  • All-Stars Ep. 4 IC: "Blind Leading the Blind" - Sits out, and somehow, Chapera actually finishes third (3rd/3).

 

Individual challenge record (0-for-0):

  • All-Stars: None.

 

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

  • All-Stars: None.
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 8
Played: 17
Win%: 0.47
Sat out: 1
Individual challenges
Wins: 1
Played: 11
Win%: 0.09
Mean % Finish: 57.8%
Hero challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: --
Mean % Finish: --

 

Rob Cesternino - Tribal Council record

Final 3 Tribal Council

Idols held/played: (0/0)

  • The Amazon: None.

 

VFB - Votes for the person booted (10/10):

Tribal Voted Boot (totals) VFB?
Ep1 Ryan Ryan Aiken (voted out, 4-3-1) Yes
Ep3 Daniel Daniel Lue (voted out, 6-1) Yes
Ep6 Shawna Shawna Mitchell (voted out, 4-2) Yes
Ep7 Roger Roger Sexton (voted out, 7-3) Yes
Ep8 Dave Dave Johnson (voted out, 8-1) Yes
Ep9 Deena Deena Bennett (voted out, 6-2) Yes
Ep10 Alex Alex Bell (voted out, 4-3) Yes
Ep11 Christy Christy Smith (voted out, 4-2) Yes
Ep12 Heidi Heidi Strobel (voted out, 3-2) Yes
Ep13 (F4) Butch Butch Lockley (voted out, 3-1) Yes
Ep13 (F3) -* Rob Cesternino (voted out, 1-0) -
10* TOTALS 10

*Rob did not cast a vote at the F3 vote, only Jenna did; no TCA charged

 

VAP - Votes against (4):

  • The Amazon, Ep. 12: Two votes, from Jenna and Heidi.
  • The Amazon, Ep. 13 (F4 vote): One vote, from Butch.
  • The Amazon, Ep. 13 (F3 vote): One vote, from Jenna (voted out, 1-0 [or 2-1]).

 

Jury votes made (1/1):

Ep4 Tribal Council

Idols held/played (0/0):

  • All-Stars: None.

 

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

Tribal Voted Boot (totals) VFB?
Ep4 Alicia Rob Cesternino (voted out, 5-1) -
1 TOTALS 0

 

VAP - Votes against (5):

  • All-Stars, Ep. 4: Five votes, from Amber, Rob, Big Tom, Alicia, and Sue (voted out, 5-1).

 

Jury votes made (0/0):

  • All-Stars: None.
Career totals - Tribal Council
Idols/advantages
Idols found: 0
Idols played: --
Votes voided: --
Voting record
VFB: 10
Tribals: 11
VAP: 9
Jury votes
Made: 1
For winners: 1
Received: --

 

Rob Cesternino - Pictures
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    The Amazon intro shot
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    The Amazon intro shot
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    Bonus The Amazon intro shot
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    CBS pre-game interview
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    On the riverboat, Day 1
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    Waiting for Probst to divide the tribes
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    The men of Tambaqui, ready to paddle out
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    Land ho!
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    Already amused by Roger's bossiness
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    Machetefest
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    Introducing the tribe to the Magic 8 Ball
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    Reading the first treemail
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep1 RC/IC
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    Listening to Probst
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    And they're off...
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    Fun with balance beams
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    Getting a late start on the puzzle, with Dave
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    Post-loss lecture on integrity from Dave
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    It's good news to me if Dave is only going to tell the truth
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    Oh yeah, Ryan, we're good
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    Sure, I'm with you, Butch and Roger
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    Tambaqui, Ep1 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Probst
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    Tambaqui fisihing expedition, Ep2
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    Enjoying having a shelter
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep2 RC
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    Listening to Probst
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    Tambaqui gets a late start on the puzzle, thanks to Butch
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    Delighted at Alex's argument with Roger
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep2 IC
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    Q and A time
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    Ready to maybe remember stuff
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    Rob scores a point for Tambaqui
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    Final question vs. Deena
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    Tambaqui wins!
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep3 RC
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    Trying to make a match, or at least a date
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    Not a JoAnna fan, apparently
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    Forming an alliance with Alex
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    Talking about the path forward
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    Consulting the Magic 8-Ball
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep3 IC
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    Tambaqui, Ep3 Tribal Council
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    Talking to Probst
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep4 RC
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    Starting line
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    Making fire
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    Tambaqui wins. Cheers!
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    Checking out the sweet jungle Coke fridge
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    Paddling to an early morning challenge
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep4 IC
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    Trying to catch fish
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    Watching the final weigh-in
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    Tambaqui wins. Polite clap.
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    Reading the treemail sending Dave off to direct the swap, Ep5
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    Unhappy that Dave gets to spend the night with Jenna, just for being slightly younger
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    Pretty happy with how the swap turned out, after all
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep5 IC
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    New Jaburu, listening to Probst
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    Word puzzling
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    Collecting flags
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    Almost there...
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    Jaburu wins!
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    Worried about the Alex-Shawna showmance, Ep6
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep6 RC
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    About to get rolled by Butch
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    Jaburu takes a consolation bath
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    I just took a bath with a swimsuit model. I repeat...
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    Forming an alliance with Deena
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    Nobody will suspect this!
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep6 IC
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    Meeting the meat
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    Nice to meat you
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    Jaburu, Ep6 Tribal Council
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    Anticipating the merge, Ep7
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    It's the key to the previously unmentioned locked box!
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    Jaburu strong!
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    Pre-merge lineup
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    Made it to the new camp
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    Discussing where to put the new shelter
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    The one person everyone doesn't like (Roger) is asleep, and snoring
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep7 IC
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    Starting line
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    Enjoying the disrobing
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    Just jumped for Survivor pizza. Yay?
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    Jacaré, Ep7 Tribal Council
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    Talking to Probst
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    Dave thinks he's so smart (Ep8)
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    Why does Matthew need the machete so sharp? I think he's planning to kill us.
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep8 RC
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    Green team, starting line
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    Things are going swimmingly
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    Keeping Matt in the loop
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep8 IC
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    Listening to Probst
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    Oh no, I thought a bushmaster was a porn star!
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    Jacaré, Ep8 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Dave
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    Matt is going to be next out, because we're all scared of him. Ep9
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    Checking treemail with Deena
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    Before this show, the only spears I knew were Britney, broccoli and asparagus
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    No innuendo possible here
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep9 RC
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    Probst: "Rob, you look like you'd be good at this!"
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep9 IC
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    Listening to Probst
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    Starting line
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    *Crickets*
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    Watching Deena and Matt in the final round
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    Deena and Alex both think they're going to blindside each other
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    Jacare, Ep9 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Alex
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    Hanging out with his new Cool Kids Club friends, Ep10
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    Sunbathing while the olds do some camp work
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    Auction time, Ep10
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    Getting ready to bid on stuff
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    Nice haul, Butch
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    Is Jenna crying? I hadn't noticed
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    Alex is planning to vote him out at F4. No offense, right?
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    That was surprising
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    Coming clean and giving Matt and alternate plan
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    Pulling in Christy to the Alex boot plan
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep10 IC
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    Heidi is the one everyone has a crush on
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    Rob wins immunity!
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    Stoked (for mischief upcoming)
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    Heading to Tribal the next day
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    Jacare, Ep10 Tribal Council
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    Talking to Probst
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep11 (loved ones) RC
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    Listening to Probst
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    Starting line
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    Made it to the second stage
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    Finally to the puzzle stage
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    Trying to catch Matt
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    Falling short of Matt's finish
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    Hoping Matt prefers to give rather than to receive
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    He does!
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    Hoping Jenna and Heidi remember the fun, and not just the times he's screwed them over
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    Telling Jenna he'd like to go to Final 2 with her
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    Did you ever consider that maybe I was lying to YOU?
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    Still feeling pretty good about things
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep11 IC
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    Listening to Probst
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    Taking aim
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    What if we just all vote for Christy?
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    Jacaré, Ep11 Tribal Council
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    Talking to Probst
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    Watching the vote reveal
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    Talking about Butch's firewood fetish, Ep12
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep12 RC
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    Listening to Jenna claim illness
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    Oh hey, a car
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    Starting line
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    Everyone working on knots
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    Working the puzzle
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    Yay, Matt won
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    Cracking jokes about fire while the camp burns
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    I need you going forward, Matt
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    Returning to the burned-out camp
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep12 IC
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    Starting line
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    Crossing that bridge when he (and Butch) comes to it
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    Jenna wants to quit. Maybe we should just vote her out?
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    Jacaré, Ep12 Tribal Council
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    Turns out Heidi was the mastermind all along
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    Sorry about the whole voting-you-out thing
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    Final three IC, now underway
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    Oh great, Matt just dropped out
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    Still going...
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    Waiting for Jenna to vote
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    Last person voted out of Survivor: The Amazon and our final juror...
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    About to become the smartest player to never win
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    All-Stars intro shot
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    All-Stars intro shot
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    Bonus All-Stars intro shot
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    Boat ride in, paired up with Sue
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    'Hometown' intro shot, Ep1
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    Chapera made it to camp! Things are looking up! Or down.
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    Wow, I'm on a tribe with Sue Hawk!
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    She won't look at me, but that's normal
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    Helping try to make fire, Day 1
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    Checking treemail
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    Excited to see who the other All-Stars are
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    The traditional saluting of the host
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    Chapera, first to arrive at the Ep1 RC/IC
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    Listening to Probst
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    Starting line
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    Swimming with the raft
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    Chapera's raft reaches the beach
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    Hauling raft
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    Chapera wins! Ep1 RC/IC
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    Collecting their various prizes
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    Talking about rainy day activities, Ep2
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    Entertained by Big Tom's antics
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    Chapera contemplates their treasure chest
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep2 RC
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    Starting line, Ep2 RC
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    Chapera actually making fire, Ep2
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep2 IC
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    Paddling back to victory
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    Chapera wins! Everyone hug Rob!
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    Celebrating another victory, post-Ep2 IC
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    Reading the Ep3 RC treemail
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    The Chapera construction crew discusses their plans, Ep3 RC
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    As usual, I'm not allowed to play with the big boys
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    Also getting yelled at by Alicia
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    The Chapera wins (first place) reward!
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    The Ready for the Ep3 IC, which doesn't happen
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    About to send Jenna home to her mom
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep4 RC
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    Laughing at Ethan's funny rocks joke, Ep4 RC
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    Making a match for Chapera
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    Chapera wins reward again!
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    Mmm, hygiene-y
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    Communal bathing, minus Sue
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    Reading the clue for the final rice key
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    I could be the hero on this! I'm never the hero.
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    The other Rob is the actual hero, again
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    Yay, Chapera!
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep4 IC
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    Opting to sit out with Amber
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    Ep4 IC, now in progress
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    Watching various things crash into Big Tom, and vice-versa
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    Hurry it up, Chapera
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    Frustrated at not being able to participate
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    Making a rock-solid deal with Boston Rob
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    I have Boston Rob's back, and a deal's a deal
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    Chapera, Ep4 Tribal Council
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    Watching the votes come up
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    First person voted out of Chapera...
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    Snuffed, Day 12 (Episode 4)

 

Rob Cesternino - Interviews

Pre-game interviews

 

Post-game interviews

  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (2/7/13): "The LIVE Survivor: Amazon Reunion Show"

Pre-game interviews

  • Tatiana Morales at CBSNews.com (1/12/04): "'Old' Survivors set for new game"

 

Post-game interviews

 

Thanks to Muneeb Khan (@MUK734) for his help in compiling this list.

 

Rob Cesternino - Bios

From his official CBS Survivor: The Amazon cast bio page:

"Rob Cesternino currently works as a computer projects coordinator for an insurance general agency. He has been previously employed as a store clerk, a waiter and a bartender. After receiving 1420 on his SAT's, he eventually went on to graduate from the honors program at the State University of New York at Oswego with a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcasting. Cesternino wrote his college senior thesis on "The Impact of Reality Television" and received an A. While in college, he was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity.

Cesternino's favorite hobbies include telling jokes, watching sports and singing karaoke. He believes he is a master strategist that is always pulling shenanigans on people who suspect he's just an innocent kid. He describes himself as mischievous, hilarious and creative. If he could hold any office, he'd like to be member of Congress because "it looks like they can do anything they want with no repercussions." Certernino cites a last minute college road trip where he and two buddies drove 21 hours to go to Mardi Gras in New Orleans (without hotel accommodations) as his single greatest accomplishment. His favorite sport is baseball and he is an avid fan of the New York Mets and New York Jets. His hero is Bob Barker because, since a child, he always admired how he ran the show and was so funny about it. Superman is his chosen superhero -- besides the obvious strength and flying, "the x-ray vision would keep me busy for hours." He is doing this because he is an avid fan of Survivor and has dreamed of being a castaway. If he wins the $1 million, he's buying a "fully equipped bachelor pad with a big neon sign that will say 'OPEN.'"

Cesternino currently lives with his family in Wantagh, NY. His birth date is October 20, 1978."

 

From his official CBS All-Stars bio page:

"After Rob Cesternino's third place finish on Survivor: The Amazon, Jeff Probst declared him "the smartest player to have never won Survivor" during the live finale show. Since then, among other things, Rob has written a weekly newspaper column for his local paper, made speaking engagements, endorsed Mattel's "Magic 8-ball" (which was his luxury item) and has been writing and performing stand-up comedy."