Jenna Bowman is a contestant from Survivor: Ghost Island.

Although one of the more quiet characters, Jenna was a key member of the original Malolo alliance. Her allegiances caused her to constantly be on the bottom through the swaps and the merge. Her downfall was when she trusted her Naviti rivals to protect her, causing her to not work with former ally Donathan Hurley, and ultimately leading to her own blindside.


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Age: 23
Hometown: Detroit, Michigan
Current residence: Venice Beach, California
Occupation: Advertising Account Executive
Hobbies: Volunteering for the non-profit Wish Upon a Teen, traveling, and being outdoors.
Pet peeves: People who move too slow to accomplish something, people who say the word "poop," people who lie for no reason, internet trolls, bad breath, and road rage (basically everyone needs to chill).
Three words to describe you: Creative, open minded, and adventurous.
What's your personal claim to fame? I feel the most fulfilled when I can make someone's day or even make them smile. I think it's important to not only maintain healthy relationships with friends and family, but also to make a difference in a total stranger's life. I don't care what type of person you are, seeing someone better off because of something you did changes you for the better. Pay it forward, people. Even the smallest gesture can make a large impact!
Who or what is your inspiration in life? I'd say my daily hopes and dreams are inspired by all of the unique creatures, cultures, and nature that surrounds us on this planet.
If you could have three things on the island, what would they be and why? First, lemons to flavor my water/food and bleach my hair. Second would be Mentos gum to chew, and finally, pen and paper to document my journey/write love letters to a hot castaway.
What's your reason for being on Survivor? Because why the hell not? Literally can't think of a single reason why anyone would say no to an experience of a lifetime. Life is too short to not say "YES."
Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor? I have been able to manifest anything and everything I've ever wanted in my life—it's pretty cool. Not to brag, but I say I want something and I always get it. So hopefully by saying "I'll survive," I will win or at least come out of the experience with nothing but a profound appreciation of what I just accomplished.[2]


Jenna was placed on the Malolo tribe, where she formed a close alliance with Stephanie. When Malolo lost the first Immunity Challenge on Day 3, the tribe's initial target, Jacob was sent to Ghost Island, forcing Malolo to scramble to find a secondary target. At Tribal Council, Jenna joined the rest of the tribe in blindsiding Gonzalez for her aggressive mannerisms on targeting Donathan and causing tension at that Tribal Council. When Malolo lost immunity again on Day 6, Stephanie approached Jenna about Jacob's decision to target Michael for being a physical threat. Though Jenna was reluctant and wanted to stick to the original plan of voting out Jacob via a split vote also against James, she was fine with whatever Stephanie wanted to do. Ultimately, they remained loyal to BrendanLibby, and Michael, and voted out Jacob.

After a Tribe Switch occurred on Day 7, Jenna stayed on Malolo along with Stephanie, Michael, and Brendan. But they were relegated to the minority when they were joined by original Naviti's Bradley, Chelsea, Desiree, Kellyn, and Sebastian. When Malolo lost immunity again on Day 12, the alliance of the four Malolo's had hope when Michael and Brendan found a Hidden Immunity Idol. However, at Tribal Council, the idol was misplayed for Stephanie and Brendan was blindsided. When Malolo once again lost immunity on Day 14, Jenna was initially targeted for her weak social game, but some of the Naviti's thought of targeting either Michael or Stephanie. Jenna then started flirting with Sebastian to save herself. At Tribal Council, Jenna was spared when Stephanie was voted out unanimously, with Michael and Jenna voting their ally out as a sign of loyalty to the Naviti Alliance. When another Tribe Switch happened on Day 15, Jenna and Sebastian were switched to the new Yanuya tribe where she was joined by her original Malolo tribemate Laurel, and original Naviti's Chris and Wendell. Jenna never had to face Tribal Council again until the merge as Yanuya won the last three challenges.

Jenna was one of only five original Malolo's to reach the merge on Day 20. Despite Malolo still being in the minority, they were spared when Chris was blindsided and became the first juror. At the next Tribal Council, she assisted in splitting the vote between Michael and Libby, with the latter being voted out. Despite being given hope when Desiree tried to flip on Naviti, the Malolo's were skeptical and Jenna joined the rest of the tribe (minus Chelsea) in blindsiding her.

At the Day 29 Immunity Challenge, the tribes were surprised by a Double Elimination and were divided into two teams of five, with two people winning individual immunity and two people being voted out. Jenna was placed on the purple team with Angela, Chelsea, Donathan, and Sebastian. Jenna failed to win immunity and the purple team had to go to Tribal Council first. Back at camp, Angela, Chelsea, and Sebastian knew they had the majority and decided to target Jenna. However, they came up with a ruse to reassure Jenna and tell her that they are voting Donathan out. Knowing that Donathan found an idol before Desiree's elimination, she tried to protect herself by convincing him not to play it, as Sebastian told her that the Naviti's were voting her out. Donathan told Jenna he would use the idol on her and asked her to vote Sebastian. At the purple team's Tribal Council, Jenna voted Donathan to protect herself, but Donathan played his idol on himself and Jenna was blindsided 3-1-0, immediately joining as the fourth member of the jury.

At the Final Tribal Council, Jenna voted for Domenick to be the Sole Survivor, but he lost to Wendell when the vote tied for the first time in Survivor history, with Laurel casting the winning vote for the latter to win.

Voting History

Jenna's Voting History
Episode Jenna's
Voted Against
1 Gonzalez -
Jacob -
2 Malolo Tribe Immune
3 Bradley -
4 Stephanie -
5 Yanuya Tribe Immune
6 Yanuya Tribe Immune
7 Chris -
8 Michael1 -
9 Desiree -
10 Donathan2 Angela, Chelsea,
Voted Out, Day 29
Voted for
Sole Survivor

^1 In "The Sea Slug Slugger", Michael used a Hidden Immunity Idol, negating Jenna's vote against him.
^2 In "The Finish Line Is in Sight", Donathan used a Hidden Immunity Idol, negating Jenna's vote against him.


  • Jenna is currently in a relationship with fellow Ghost Island castaway Sebastian Noel.[3]


  • Jenna lost 10 lbs. during her time on Ghost Island.[4]


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