Jennah-Louise Salkeld (often referred to as JL) is a contestant from Australian Survivor (2016).

Assigned to the Vavau tribe in the beginning, Jennah-Louise played key parts in helping the tribe's early success in challenges and eventually joined Andrew Torrens's majority alliance. Following the tribe dissolve, she was sent to Saanapu. Once she reached the merge, she stuck with the majority Saanapu alliance and voted off her former Vavau allies. After realizing the threat of the sub-alliance within the majority, Jennah-Louise tried to orchestrate a coup against them, but was unsuccessful and thus had to rely on winning immunity to stay alive. Once she lost immunity to Brooke Jowett, she was quickly voted out.


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Age: 27
Occupation: Law Graduate
State: NSW

An adrenaline junkie who loves to push her own limits, Jennah-Louise is a politics and law graduate who recently left her corporate job at an accounting firm to pursue her dreams.

Highly competitive, Jennah-Louise takes pride in her mental and physical toughness. She has been a canyoning guide and enjoys rock climbing, abseiling and skydiving.

In 2015, she was the only woman to take part in a Commando Tough event: for 24 hours she didn't sleep or eat and did continual commando style exercises.

She says: "It was an incredible personal achievement for me. This event was only 24 hours, but moving past those mental barriers that tell you to stop and quit, I assume, will be similar to being on Survivor."

Jennah-Louise devotes a lot of her time to voluntarily working with women's groups and, in general, Maasai communities in remote Kenya. She is a volunteer Board Member for a development organisation, the International Community for the Relief of Starvation and Suffering (ICROSS). ICROSS assists some of the poorest people in the world.

Jennah-Louise is anticipating her fellow castaways will pre-judge her before getting to know her and she is ready for this. "From the outside, most people preconceive me as a ditzy blonde. This is a grand misconception. I can confidently say I will be one of the most physically capable females and one of the most mentally strong people of the 24 contestants."[1]

Australian Survivor

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Voting History

Jennah-Louise's Voting History
Episode Jennah-
Voted Against
1 Vavau Tribe Immune
2 Vavau Tribe Immune
3 Vavau Tribe Immune
4 Vavau Tribe Immune
5 Mock Vote1
6 Barry -
7 Vavau Tribe Immune
8 No Tribal Council
9 Saanapu Tribe Immune
10 Saanapu Tribe Immune
11 Saanapu Tribe Immune
12 Saanapu Tribe Immune
13 Saanapu Tribe Immune
14 Saanapu Tribe Immune
15 Kate -
16 Kate -
17 Nick -
18 Kylie Individual Immunity
19 Kristie Individual Immunity
20 Kristie Brooke, Flick,
Kristie, Lee, Matt
Voted Out, Day 43
Voted for
Sole Survivor

^1 In "Episode 5", Vavau and Saanapu were subjected to a joint and mock Tribal Council where the players they voted out (Nick and Conner respectively) were merely switched to the other tribe.


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  • Jennah-Louise is the youngest member of the original Vavau tribe.
  • Jennah-Louise is the highest placing member of the original Vavau tribe.
    • Jennah-Louise is the first woman to become the highest placing member of a tribe in Australian Survivor.
    • At 8th place, she and Craig Abbot are tied for being the lowest-placing contestants to be highest-placing members of their original tribes.


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