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Jeff Wilson is a contestant from Survivor: Palau.


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Born in Santa Barbara, California, Jeff Wilson moved to Ventura when he was three years old and then later to Santa Maria, California. He graduated from Righetti High School, where he also played football. He continued his studies at The National Academy of Sports Medicine. Wilson is certified and employed as a personal trainer and works as a brand representative for a major clothing company. He has previously been employed as a soccer referee, welder and petroleum distributor.

Wilson enjoys hiking, working out, fishing, horseback riding, jet skiing and kayaking. He describes himself as unpredictable, responsible and fun. He is a member of the National Academy of Sports Medicine and is certified by the United States Power Squad, which allows him to operate large boats.

Currently single, Wilson resides in Ventura, California. His birth date is February 9, 1983.[1]


Jeff was selected to be on the Ulong tribe by Stephenie LaGrossa on Day 2. Soon after, he formed a close bond with tribemate Kim Mullen; some of the tribe members thought that they had a romantic relationship. He voted with the majority at the first two Tribal Councils, sending Jolanda home for being too bossy and Ashlee for being too weak. On Night 7, when waking up to go to the bathroom, Jeff hurt his ankle when he tripped on a coconut due to darkness. The damage was made worse because he had just had surgery on the same ankle. At the challenge the next day, Jeff dropped out immediately in order to save his ankle. Ulong lost and Jeff asked to be voted out because he thought that he was holding his tribe back. Though James and Bobby Jon were skeptical, the rest of the tribe granted his wish. Jeff became the third person voted out of Survivor: Palau in a 4-2-1 vote.

Voting History

Jeff's Voting History
Episode Jeff's
Voted Against
1 Jolanda -
2 Ashlee Ashlee
3 James Angie, Ibrehem,
Kim, Stephenie
Voted Out, Day 8


  • Jeff's daughter, Kenna, was born on June 8, 2009.
  • On January 9, 2010, Jeff attended Survivor's 10-year anniversary party.
  • Jeff's son, Brad, was born on September 19, 2013.


  • Jeff was the youngest contestant on Survivor: Palau.
  • Jeff is the lowest placing male member of the Ulong tribe.
  • Although he did not quit, Jeff is the first male contestant to ask to be voted out, and the second overall to do so, following Shawna Mitchell from Survivor: The Amazon. Unlike Shawna, Jeff's request was honored.


Survivor: Palau Castaways
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