Kenward "Boo" Bernis is a contestant from Survivor: Fiji.
Despite his klutzy nature, Boo proved to be a force in physical challenges, tying with Palau winner Tom Westman for the most challenge wins at 17 (at the time). He was voted out at the final five as the majority Syndicate Alliance's final outsider.
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Born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana, Kenward "Boo" Bernis works in construction during the day and manages the bar he owns at night. He has previously worked as a crawfish farmer and health club worker.
Bernis attended the University of Louisiana in Lafayette where he received a Bachelor's Degree in General Studies. He enjoys participating in mixed martial arts fighting and Olympic lifting. He describes himself as strong-willed, outgoing and adventurous. He considers himself to be a cerebral athlete, a great problem solver and strong both mentally and physically.
Bernis continues to reside in Lafayette, Louisiana. His birth date is June 21, 1972.
Boo was placed on the Moto tribe, which dominated in Immunity Challenges. The only time Moto went to Tribal Council, Boo joined the majority in voting out Liliana Gomez. He remained on Moto after the Tribe Switch.
After reaching the merge, he became a member of the Syndicate Alliance. He aided his alliance in eliminating the members of the Four Horsemen alliance minus Dreamz Herd who flipped to Boo's alliance, and won two Immunity Challenges. After the loyal members of the Four Horsemen were out, Boo's alliance was forced to turn on themselves. At the final six, he joined the majority in voting for Yau-Man Chan, but he used his Hidden Immunity Idol to blindside Stacy Kimball. After Yau-Man once again staved off elimination by winning immunity on Day 37, Boo tried to convince Earl Cole and Yau-Man to vote for Dreamz by telling them if he made it to the end, he would get sympathy votes. However, his scrambling did not work as he was unanimously voted out.
At the Final Tribal Council, Boo criticized Dreamz for promising to God that he would keep his word to Yau-Man, and ultimately going back on his word, calling him immature. He ultimately voted for Earl, who won in a unanimous 9-0-0 vote.
|Boo's Voting History|
|1||Moto Tribe Immune|
|2||Moto Tribe Immune|
|3||Moto Tribe Immune|
|5||Moto Tribe Immune|
|6||Moto Tribe Immune|
|7||Moto Tribe Immune|
|8||Moto Tribe Immune|
|Voted Out, Day 37|
^1 In "I Wanna See If I Can Make a Deal", Yau-Man used a Hidden Immunity Idol, negating Boo's vote against him.
- Boo helped James Clement, Russell Hantz, Shannon Elkins, and Colton Cumbie get on the show.
- In 2010, Boo was arrested in Lafayette, Louisiana for allegedly assaulting Big Brother 2 houseguest Krista Stegall in a bar.
- On January 9, 2010, Boo attended Survivor's 10-year anniversary party.
- Boo is the first castaway to win a Reward Challenge that awarded him an advantage for the next Immunity Challenge.
- Boo is the only Caucasian-American contestant to make it to the merge in Survivor: Fiji.
- Boo is tied with Tom Westman (in Palau) for most challenges won in a single season, with 17.
|Survivor: Fiji Castaways|