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Cassandra Anne "Angie" Jakusz[1] was a contestant from Survivor: Palau.

Chosen last for the infamous ill-fated Ulong tribe, Angie was initially an outsider due to her distinct sense of difference from her tribemates. Seeking to show to her tribe that she was useful, Angie proved to be a fierce competitor in challenges, often being perceived as one of the stronger women on Ulong. When a Double Tribal Council was announced, Ulong was left scrambling after target Ibrehem Rahman was granted immunity by the rival Koror tribe, ultimately resulting in Angie being voted out.


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Born and raised in Waukesha, Wisconsin, Angie Jakusz attended Mukwonago High School. She then spent time in San Francisco and New York before moving permanently to New Orleans.

Jakusz currently works as a bartender while creating her art (she paints watercolors and uses found objects in her creations). She previously worked as an ink lab technician and has also worked in a tattoo shop. She currently has 11 colored tattoos. She describes herself as vivacious, gracious and anomalous. Her favorite hobbies include painting, reading and heckling. Her hero is a co-worker who, after 20 years at the bar, decided to return to school to study marine biology.

Jakusz lives with her boyfriend, Keith, and their three cats, Sweetpea, Roscoe and Igor. Her birth date is March 27, 1980.[2]


After all 20 castaways were marooned on the same beach on Day 1, Angie initially bonded with Coby Archa over their past experiences of being ostracized in their daily lives. Despite this, Coby shocked his friend when he chose to select Caryn Groedel to be on the Koror tribe during the Schoolyard Pick on Day 2 instead of Angie. In the final round of the Schoolyard Pick, Angie was selected to be on the Ulong tribe by Ibrehem Rahman over the other remaining woman, Wanda Shirk. Due to a twist, the unpicked castaways, Wanda and Jonathan Libby, were eliminated from the game. Angie felt uncomfortable as the last person picked overall and felt that she was on the wrong tribe.

After Ulong lost the first Immunity Challenge, Angie was targeted by Jolanda Jones for being an apparent challenge liability and being the last picked. However, she was spared at Tribal Council because Jolanda was blamed for costing the tribe the challenge, leading to her elimination. In the next challenges, Angie proved to her tribemates that she was a fierce competitor, particularly when she led Ulong to victory at the Reward Challenge on Day 4. Unfortunately, Ulong would lose the next three Immunity Challenges, and Angie went along with the majority in voting out Ashlee Ashby, Jeff Wilson, and Kim Mullen.

On Day 12, host Jeff Probst revealed that both tribes would be voting someone out that night in a Double Tribal Council. Ulong lost the subsequent Reward Challenge, with the loss being blamed on Ibrehem. He was the initial target heading into Tribal Council, but a twist allowed Koror to give an Ulong member immunity as part of their reward. Ibrehem, the obvious target, was granted immunity by Koror, leading to Ulong having to scramble at the last minute. The resulting vote would end in a 2-2-1 tie between Angie and Bobby Jon Drinkard. At the revote, Angie received all the votes and was voted out.

Voting History

Angie's Voting History
Episode Angie's
Voted Against
1 Jolanda Bobby Jon,
Ibrehem, Jolanda
2 Ashlee -
3 Jeff -
4 Kim -
5 Bobby Jon;
Bobby Jon, James;
Ibrehem, James,
Voted Out, Day 12

^1 In "The Best and Worst Reward Ever", the vote ended with a 2-2 tie between Angie and Bobby Jon, forcing a revote. Ibrehem and Stephenie changed their votes to Angie on the revote, eliminating her from the game.


  • On January 9, 2010, Angie attended Survivor's 10-year anniversary party.
  • In November 2017, Angie was diagnosed with a rare form of squamous cell colorectal cancer. On January 1, 2018, her husband created a GoFundMe to help cover the costs of her medical treatment.[3]


  • Angie succumbed to her cancer at age 40 on January 8, 2021.[4]



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