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Jamie Newton is a contestant from Survivor: Guatemala.

Jamie is best remembered for his rivalry with returning player Bobby Jon Drinkard. Jamie made it to the merge in a majority position with the Nakúm Alliance, but was then blindsided by his allies due to being perceived as an unreliable ally because of his paranoia and increasingly erratic and volatile disposition as the game went on.


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Born and raised in Douglas, Georgia, with his identical twin brother, Ramie, Jamie Newton has also lived in Atlanta and Jacksonville, Florida. He attended Central Missouri State University, where he was a member of the wrestling team and won the title Regional Champ in 1999. He received his bachelor degree in finance.

Newton is currently a water ski instructor at a children's summer camp. He is also considering a career in acting. He appeared on "All My Children" in 2003 and has worked as an extra in various productions.

Newton's favorite activities are scuba diving, snowboarding and wakeboarding. He describes himself as loving, compassionate and adventurous. He believes that his uncanny ability to read and connect with people will help him succeed on Survivor. If he wins the $1 million, he would use it to pay off his college loans and give his mom a nice place to live.

Newton currently resides in North Hollywood, California. His birth date is January 26, 1981.[1]


Jamie began the game on the Yaxhá tribe, where he quickly formed a bond with Stephenie LaGrossa (despite initially being annoyed that she returned) and Rafe Judkins. He voted with the majority to eliminate Morgan McDevitt and Brianna Varela at the first two Tribal Councils. Jamie and Bobby Jon Drinkard from the rival Nakúm tribe had a screaming match after one Immunity Challenge, after Jamie was celebrating emphatically.

Jamie, Stephenie, Rafe, and Lydia Morales were switched over to Nakúm, which also had four former Nakúm members. Jamie and Stephenie quickly bonded with Judd Sergeant, and convinced him to flip on his former tribe and vote out Brooke Struck. Tensions with Bobby Jon continued, and Nakúm went to Tribal Council again in a double Tribal Council twist and voted out Judd's nemesis Margaret Bobonich.

The two tribes merged into the new Xhakúm tribe, where Jamie's alliance, consisting of himself, Stephenie, Rafe, Judd, Lydia, and Cindy Hall was in control. During the first Immunity Challenge, Jamie sat out to participate in a feast, and called out Bobby Jon and Brandon Bellinger as the ones who needed to win, since they were on the chopping block. This angered Bobby Jon who yelled back at him. At camp, tensions were even higher, which carried over to Tribal Council where Bobby Jon said that Jamie had no class, which evidently hurt Jamie's feelings. During this time, Jamie constantly asked Rafe and Stephenie if their alliance was still strong and if they were going to the final six. Rafe and Stephenie kept assuring him that he was fine.

After Bobby Jon was voted out, Jamie argued with Gary Hogeboom over a lie that Jamie thought he told, but actually did not. Jamie continued to be paranoid about being blindsided, and asked Rafe multiple times each day to reassure his position in the game. Annoyed by his persistence, Rafe organized Jamie's blindside, which confirmed his fears. Jamie left Tribal Council shouting "Blindside, nice! Now that's how you vote somebody out!", seemingly taking it better than most expected him to.

At the Final Tribal Council, he voted for Danni Boatwright, still feeling betrayed by Stephenie.

Episode Tribe
Challenge Challenge Type Sit-Out? Result
1 Yaxhá 11-Mile Hike Reward No Lost
Paddle Battle Immunity No Won
2 Web Over Water Reward No Lost
Dragged Through Mud Immunity No Lost
3 Blind Build Reward No Lost
Holding Court Immunity No Lost
Switched Tribes, Day 9
4 Nakúm Rows and Throws Immunity No Lost
5 Slave to the Grind Reward No Lost
What's for Launch? Immunity No Won
6 Boulder Smash Reward1 No Won
Sudden Death Immunity No Lost
7 Spooling Around Reward No Lost
Tomb Raider Immunity No Won
Tribes Merged, Night 18
8 Xhakúm Pot Head Immunity Yes2 Lost
9 Atlatl Reward 9th3
Bridge It Immunity Won
10 Mud Slide Reward Lost
Around the Bend Immunity Lost
Voted Out, Day 27
^1 Both tribes were sent to Tribal Council. The tribe that won the Reward Challenge earned the right to compete in an individual Immunity Challenge.
^2 Jamie elected to sit out of the challenge to eat at the merge feast.
^2 The reward was dependent on each castaway's finish in the challenge. Jamie originally finished 4th, but volunteered to take last place.

Episode Jamie's
Voted Against
1 Yaxhá Tribe Immune
2 Morgan -
3 Brianna -
4 Brooke -
5 Nakúm Tribe Immune
6 Margaret -
7 Nakúm Tribe Immune
8 Brandon Bobby Jon, Brandon,
Danni, Gary
9 Bobby Jon Individual Immunity
10 Gary Cindy, Danni, Gary,
Lydia, Rafe, Stephenie
Voted Out, Day 27
Voted For
Sole Survivor


  • Jamie appeared on the pilot of MTV's dating reality show Parental Control.
  • He is also modeling in California for some major magazines.
  • In 2012, Jamie served as the protagonist in the film Seeking Mr. X.[2]
  • On January 25, 2014, Jamie got engaged to his girlfriend.[3]
  • In 2015, Jamie, along with Joel KlugBrooke StruckJill BehmTroyzan Robertson, and Nina Poersch, participated in the Durham Warriors Survival Challenge. Jamie finished in 23rd place.[4]


  • Jamie is one of three Guatemala castaways to have a twin. The others are Cindy Hall and Judd Sergeant.
  • Jamie is the lowest ranking member of the Xhakúm tribe to win an individual Immunity Challenge.
  • Jamie is the lowest placing post-swap Nakúm member to make the merge.
  • Jamie is tied with Lydia Morales for most votes received in Guatemala, with 10.
  • When Jamie won individual immunity on Day 24, the necklace was placed backwards on him.
  • Jamie states that he was a substitute for a player who broke his leg in a basketball game.[5]
  • Jamie once dated Noura Salman, who later compete on Island of the Idols.[6]


Survivor: Guatemala Castaways
S11 amy t
S11 blake t
 Bobby Jon
S11 bobbyjon t
S11 brandon t
S11 brian t
S11 brianna t
S11 brooke t
S11 cindy t
S11 danni t
S11 gary t
S11 jamie t
S11 jim t
S11 judd t
S11 lydia t
S11 margaret t
S11 morgan t
S11 rafe t
S11 stephenie t