Adam Gentry is a contestant from Survivor: Cook Islands.

The last standing former Rarotonga in opposition to the mighty Aitu Four alliance, Adam seized control on all incarnations of his tribe and was in the power position in many instances, especially when it came to voting out tribe mates during the mutiny. However, once his ally Jonathan Penner turned on their alliance at the merge, he found himself in the minority. With no immunity to secure himself, he was voted out by the Aitu Four.


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Adam Gentry was born in Virginia Beach, Virginia and eventually moved to Fredericksburg, Virginia where he attended Courtland High School and excelled in basketball. He attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia, where he received a degree in marketing. While in college, he was very active in the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.

After college, Gentry moved to Richmond, Virginia, where he worked as a personal trainer for about six months. He then decided to pack up and move to San Diego. He currently sells copiers (his target market is churches). He hopes to move into medical sales.

His hobbies include going out with friends, going to the beach, working out and playing sports.

Gentry appeared on MTV's "The Grind" in 1999. His favorite sport is basketball. He also enjoys swimming.

Gentry currently resides in San Diego. His birth date is August 21, 1978.[1]


Adam started out on the Rarotonga tribe with Parvati Shallow, Candice Woodcock, Jonathan Penner, and Jessica Smith. After Jonathan returned from Exile Island, being sent by the Manihiki tribe, Adam had an argument with his tribe. Candice told him to watch out, with him promising her he will. After a tribe dissolve and two switches, Adam stayed on Rarotonga with Parvati. Visiting numerous Tribal Councils, his tribe gave up J.P. Calderon, Stephannie Favor, Cristina Coria, Brad Virata, Rebecca Borman, and Jenny Guzon-Bae. When a merge was finally called, Adam was grateful. But Adam and the others would soon fall into the hands of the Aitu Four, as they picked off everyone, one by one. When Adam's only ally, Parvati, was voted off, Adam knew he had to win immunity or else he was toast, which he failed to do. Adam attempted to convince Ozzy Lusth and Sundra Oakley to vote against Yul Kwon in order to flush out his Hidden Immunity Idol. At the next Tribal Council, Adam was voted off in a 4-1 vote.

At Final Tribal Council, Adam called the finalists boring and asked Ozzy Lusth to describe why the other two finalists are not as deserving as himself with praising himself. Ozzy said Yul didn't but all of his effort into the game and called Becky Lee a coattail rider. While he wanted to vote for Ozzy, he voted for Yul instead because he promised Yul his jury vote if he voted out Jonathan before him. Yul narrowly defeated Ozzy in a 5-4-0 vote.

Voting History

Adam's Voting History
Episode Adam's
Voted Against
1 Rarotonga Tribe Immune
2 Rarotonga Tribe Immune
3 Rarotonga Tribe Immune
4 J.P. -
5 Stephannie -
6 Cristina -
8 Rarotonga Tribe Immune
9 Brad -
10 Rebecca -
Jenny -
11 Yul -
12 Jonathan Individual Immunity
13 Jonathan Jonathan
14 Sundra -
15 Yul Becky, Ozzy,
Sundra, Yul
Voted Out, Day 37
Voted for
Sole Survivor



  • Adam was the only player in Cook Islands besides Ozzy to win individual immunity.
  • Adam was also the only Rarotonga member to win individual immunity.
  • Adam is the first player to be the 8th member of the jury on a season due to the Cook Islands early jury phase.
  • He is the first player to come in fifth place and be part of the finale episode of the season.
  • Adam was the highest-ranking contestant on Cook Islands to not receive a vote against them at his first Tribal Council on a certain tribe.
    • Sundra Oakley and Ozzy Lusth both received votes at their first Tribal Councils attended with their initial tribes.
    • Becky Lee received votes at her first Tribal Council attended with her post-absorption tribe.
    • Yul Kwon received votes at his first Tribal Council attended with the merge tribe.


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