Jeremiah Wood is a contestant from Survivor: Cagayan.
Jeremiah's role as an early swing vote on the Solana tribe earned him the suspicion of most of his teammates, but he eventually worked his way into good standing as a member of the post-switch Aparri Alliance. This alliance's minority status after the merge would in time cost Jeremiah the game, as he was voted out in 8th place by the opposing Solana Alliance.
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Name (Age): Jeremiah Wood (34)
Tribe Designation: Beauty Tribe
Current Residence: Dobson, N.C.
Occupation: Male Model
Personal Claim to Fame: Buying my first house on my own.
Inspiration in Life: My mother, she is strong-willed and never gives up.
Hobbies: Fishing, hunting and slow-pitch softball.
Pet Peeves: People who are noisy eaters and people who are smart mouths.
3 Words to Describe You: Very happy, funny and outgoing.
If You Could Have 3 Things on The Island What Would They Be and Why? A North Carolina flag—it's where I was born and raised and is the greatest state; my softball jersey—the name of the team is my brother's nickname and he is the one who taught me to be a strong competitor and never quit; and a letter from my mom—she is my hero and has taught me to be the person I am today.
Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like: JT, because he is nice ol' country boy who everybody loved, and Malcolm, because he is strong at challenges and very likeable.
Reason for Being on Survivor: I want to prove to the world that a country boy can survive and win the million dollars.
Why You Think You'll "Survive" Survivor: I know how to build, fish, hunt, build a fire, and am very strong at challenges.
Why You Think You Will Be the Sole Survivor: I will be very strong at challenges, able to win individual immunity, easily make alliances and never give up.
Do You Consider Yourself a Brain, a Beauty or a Brawn? I figured Brawn. I'm not the smartest or prettiest guy.
Who Do You Think Has the Best Chance in the Game of Survivor: Brains, Beauty or Brawn? Honestly any tribe could win. If a Brain, they know how to talk and how to present the game in different ways to change people's thoughts and decisions. If a Beauty, looks and flirting sometimes goes a long way. Most of the time a girl can change a guy's mind easy with looks and flirting. If a Brawn, being strong and winning most challenges can put you in the final three easy!! My answer would be any tribe. It is just who is coming to really wanting to win the million.
Jeremiah was initially placed on the "Beauty" Solana tribe. On Day 1, he formed a bond with LJ McKanas, Jefra Bland, and Alexis Maxwell. Solana won the first two Immunity Challenges. However, after finally losing an immunity on Day 8, the alliance planned to split their votes between Brice Johnston and Morgan McLeod. Though both Morgan and Brice tried to get him on their aide and vote against Alexis, Jeremiah stayed loyal to his alliance. They split their votes between Brice and Morgan and eliminated Brice at the revote. After Tribal Council, Morgan was mad at him for betraying her and Brice and called him out in front of the whole tribe, though he claimed that he had just stuck with his first alliance.
On Day 12 a tribe switch occurred. Jeremiah, Alexis, and Morgan were switched to the new Aparri tribe. Upon switching tribes, the three Beauties began turning on each other and tried to align with the Brains from the Luzon tribe though they did not have to worry as new Aparri won the first post-switch immunity on Day 14. After Solana won the next Reward Challenge, Tony Vlachos an Woo Hwang were allowed to raid Appari's camp on behalf of Solana. Upon departing, Tony decided to give Jeremiah a clue to a Hidden Immunity Idol that he had found along with their instructions for the raid to make him a target. Jeremiah later realized that the clue was the same one he had received while on the original Solana tribe and therefore useless to him at Aparri. After Aparri lost the Immunity Challenge on Day 16, Alexis attempted to convince the rest of the tribe to vote out Jeremiah, believing him to be the most likely person to turn against them after the merge. However, at Tribal Council, Jeremiah was spared and Alexis was blindsided.
The tribes then merged into the Solarrion tribe on Day 17. Jeremiah's Aparri Alliance held a 6 to 5 majority over the Solana Alliance. However, at the first post-merge Tribal Council, Kass McQuillen flipped to the Solana Alliance, blindsiding her former allies and sending Sarah Lacina to the jury. Now in the minority, Jeremiah and his alliance voted against Tony at the next Tribal Council, but Morgan was voted out. On Day 25, Tony and Woo decided to work with the minority alliance and target LJ for being a threat. At Tribal Council, Jeremiah received three votes against him, but LJ was blindsided. On Day 27, the team of Jefra, Jeremiah, Spencer Bledsoe, and Tasha Fox won reward. During the reward trip, Jeremiah, Spencer, and Tasha tried to convince Jefra to align with them and she agreed. However, after the Immunity Challenge, Jefra told Jeremiah that she would not align with them. Spencer told Tasha and Jeremiah that he had a Hidden Immunity Idol, and they decided to vote against Woo. At Tribal Council, Spencer played his idol on himself, but it was all for naught as the majority alliance targeted Jeremiah, sending him to the jury.
At the Final Tribal Council, Jeremiah berated Tony for swearing on the lives of his wife and daughter; he asked Tony if they existed, to which Tony confirmed that they did. Jeremiah stated that breaking a promise on a loved one goes against his values. He then asked Woo if he wanted to win and he said yes. Despite being angry at Tony, he still voted for Tony to win which he did in a 8-1 vote.
|Jeremiah's Voting History|
|1||Solana Tribe Immune|
|Solana Tribe Immune|
|3||Solana Tribe Immune|
|4||Aparri Tribe Immune|
Tony, Trish, Woo
|Voted Out, Day 28|
^1 In "Cops-R-Us", the vote ended with a 2-2-2 tie between Alexis, Brice, and Morgan, forcing a revote. Jeremiah changed his vote to Brice on the revote.
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- Jeremiah lost 20.7 lbs. (9.4 kg) during his time in Cagayan.
- Jeremiah is the male that received the most votes cast against him in Cagayan, with 9.
- Jeremiah won the Ozcar for "Sexiest Male" in 2013/14 over fellow tribemate LJ McKanas.
- Jeremiah is one of the seven jurors to cast a vote against all of the finalists in their season.
- "Survivor: Cagayan - Jeremiah Arrives At Ponderosa". SurvivorOnCBS. April 23, 2014. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gjqh-OkpeCA. Retrieved April 24, 2014.
|Survivor: Cagayan Castaways|