Jillian Halmi "Jill" Behm is a contestant from Survivor: Nicaragua.

Jill is best known for her companionship with Marty Piombo; however, he later betrayed her in exchange for a Hidden Immunity Idol.


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Name: Jill Behm (43)
Tribe: Espada
Current Residence: Erie, Pa.
Occupation: ER Doctor
Personal Claim to Fame: Getting through medical school and residency with high honors.
Inspiration in Life: My mom because she was a fantastic, loving mother who overcame adversity with a positive attitude and great outlook on life.
Hobbies: Cycling, hunting and paint ball.
Pet Peeves: Smoking and crowds.
3 Words to Describe You: Competitive, trustworthy and smart.
Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like: Tom Westman and Colby Donaldson because they are physically dominating and played with intelligence.
Reason for being on Survivor: The thrill of competition.
Why you think you will be the Sole Survivor: The better question to ask is how could I not be the Sole Survivor? I'm the total package. I have all the tools, mental and physical, to win the game.[1]


Jill Behm was placed on the Espada tribe, which consisted of 40-year-old Castaways. The older tribe was given the Medallion of Power by the La Flor tribe because they wanted fishing gear and flint. Jane Bright managed to get fire very quickly, impressing the entire Espada tribe. At the first Immunity Challenge, Jill worked on the puzzle part of the challenge along with Jane, Yve Rojas, and Wendy DeSmidt-Kohlhoff. The La Flor women started first and the Espada women were unable to catch up, sending the older tribe to the first Tribal Council. Wendy was deemed the weakest and unanimously voted out.

A few days later, Jill was eating raw snails, and when Holly Hoffman saw her reaction after eating them, she thought them poisonous and knocked them from Jill's hand, which caused everyone to view her as crazy. Espada used the Medallion at the challenge, which gave them one less ball to throw. Jill was in charge of unwrapping and throwing balls. Because of the advantage, Espada won immunity and decided to take a fishing kit back to camp. Inside the kit was an clue to the Hidden Immunity Idol. Viewing Marty Piombo as an intelligent person, Jill decided to share with him what she could decipher from the notes. Marty was amazed by this, and he was able to find the idol, which solidified the alliance between them. They brought in Dan Lembo as a third.

Marty revealed the Idol to the tribe. Jill viewed this as a good idea because he could gain everyone's trust. Espada lost the Immunity Challenge because of La Flor's Benry Henry's amazing accuracy. Jill preferred Dan gone because of his physical weakness. Marty wanted Jimmy Johnson gone because he perceived him to be a huge threat should he reach the merge. At the Tribal Council, Marty got his way and the famed football coach was sent home. After Jimmy's elimination, things got progressively worse. First, a powerful storm hit and lasted all night; when it finally ended, the camp was littered with debris. Then the tribe had little food because they were low on rice and the fish had vacated the fishing area. The downward spiral continued as the younger tribe easily won immunity and reward. Marty targeted Jimmy Tarantino for his personality and lobbying against Dan. Jill tried to convince Tyrone Davis to vote out Jimmy T., but he wanted the weak Dan to be ousted. At Tribal Council, Marty again had his way and Jimmy T. was voted out in a 5-3 vote.

The tribes headed to the Reward Challenge. Unfortunately before the challenge, Jeff announced a tribe switch. Jill was selected to be the new La Flor by Brenda Lowe, along with Marty and Jane. The new tribe lost to the new Espada, costing them three chickens. Marty revealed the Idol to the young people in the tribe, but they viewed the gesture as arrogant and idiotic. La Flor won the immunity, keeping Jill safe. However, Jane felt ignored by the duo and flipped to the young people's side. The original La Flor planned to Split the Vote between Marty and Jill to avoid his Idol. The next challenge was for individual immunity because both tribes had to go to Tribal Council. Jill saved herself by winning individual immunity for La Flor's Tribal Council. Jill also won La Flor a feast of Kabobs and the right to listen in on Espada's Tribal Council. Marty tried to get Fabio Birza and Kelly Bruno to vote out Brenda Lowe. His efforts was in vain as the split vote went as planned. In the revote, Jill did not lose her closest ally; Kelly B. was voted out instead. Unfortunately, La Flor lost the next two challenges. The La Flor alliance was planning on splitting the vote again. Sash Lenahan approached Marty about giving him the Idol in exchange for Jill going home. Marty could not vote against his closest friend, but Sash said that he did not have to. Marty agreed to the terms. Sash kept his word and Jill was voted out in a 3-2-2 vote.

Voting History

Jill's Voting History
Episode Jill's
Voted Against
1 Wendy -
2 Espada Tribe Immune
3 Jimmy J. -
4 Jimmy T. -
5 La Flor Tribe Immune
6 Brenda;
Kelly B.1
Individual Immunity
7 Jane Brenda,
Kelly S., Sash
Voted Out, Day 18

^1 In "Worst Case Scenario", the vote ended with a 3-3 tie between Kelly B. and Marty, forcing a revote. Jill voted for Kelly B. on the revote.



  • Jill has been applying for Survivor since 2002, in which that year, she was a semi-finalist.[4]
  • Jill is the only person from Nicaragua to switch tribes and be voted out pre-merge.


Survivor: Nicaragua Castaways
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