Gota (also known as The Fans) is one of the two starting tribes from Survivor: Caramoan.

Their tribe color is orange, like the original Fans tribe.


 Allie Pohevitz
24, Oceanside, NY
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 Eddie Fox
23, East Brunswick, NJ
S26 eddie t
 Hope Driskill
22, Jefferson City, MO
Pre-law student
S26 hope t
 Julia Landauer
20, Stanford, CA
Racecar driver
S26 julia t
 Laura Alexander
22, Washington, DC
Administrative officer
S26 laura t
 Matt Bischoff
38, Cincinnati, OH
BMX bike salesman
S26 matt t
 Michael Snow
43, New York City, NY
Event planner
S26 michael t
 Reynold Toepfer
29, San Francisco, CA
Real estate salesman
S26 reynold t
 Shamar Thomas
26, Brooklyn, NY
Iraq War veteran
S26 shamar t
 Sherri Biethman
40, Boise, ID
Fast food franchisee
S26 sherri t

 Andrea Boehlke
S26 andrea t
 Brenda Lowe
S26 brenda t
 Eddie Fox
S26 eddie t
S26 erik t
 Malcolm Freberg
S26 malcolm t
 Reynold Toepfer
S26 reynold t
 Sherri Biethman
S26 sherri t

Tribe History

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  • Gota is the second orange Fans tribe, after Airai from Survivor: Micronesia.
  • The town of Gota is one of the main attractions of the Caramoan National Park, the filming location of both Survivor: Philippines and Survivor: Caramoan. During World War II, Gota was known to be a gold-mining community.
    • The town of Gota and Bikal (town that the rival tribe is named after) are eastern and western respectively from each other.
  • Gota, along with its rival tribe Bikal, are the first starting tribes to never have its name appear in the opening sequence. Instead, "Fans" and "Favorites" were used to refer them. 
  • Gota is the second tribe to experience a three-way tie on a Tribal Council, following Zapatera from Survivor: Redemption Island.
  • Unlike Airai, which had an equal number of Fans and Favorites post-Tribe Switch, post-switch Gota had more Favorites than Fans.
  • Gota is the third tribe to receive immunity from the other tribe, following Ravu and Salani.
  • Gota is the first Fans tribe to have a finalist in the Final Tribal Council.
  • On Survivor Oz, Gota was ranked as one of the most dysfunctional tribes in Survivor history. They ranked fourth with only Ravu, Maraamu, and Ulong ahead of them.[1]
  • Gota lived on Catanawan Island, the same island that Matsing and Tandang lived on during Survivor: Philippines.


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