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Julia Landauer is a contestant from Survivor: Caramoan.

She was a core member of an alliance that wielded an early strategic advantage within the Gota tribe. After a Tribe Switch, she found herself in the minority, and was eliminated after drawing the ire of Phillip Sheppard.


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Name (Age): Julia Landauer (21)
Tribe Designation: Gota
Current Residence: Stanford, Calif.
Occupation: Racecar Driver
Personal Claim to Fame: I'm most proud of becoming the first female champion in the Skip Barber Racing Series. In its 31 year history the series never saw a female champion, and I made that accomplishment when I was 14.
Inspiration in Life: Paul Newman. He incorporated all of his loves into his daily life with amazing intensity. He was confident, humble and had a beautiful grin that made everyone around him melt. Paul was a star and a true gentleman who managed to personally touch everyone around him.
Hobbies: Puzzles, building things, working on cars and exploring NYC by subway and California by car.
Pet Peeves: Slow drivers in the left lane.
3 Words to Describe You: Passionate, intelligent and driven.
If You Could Have 3 Things on The Island What Would They Be and Why: 1) A great book – I love to lose myself in a fictional world. 2) My ipod – music is one of God's greatest gifts. 3) Banana Grams – a nerdy game that's a combination of scrabble and a crossword. It's so much fun, competitive, creative and a great bonding game!
Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like: Kim Spradlin, because she was very strategic, had few enemies and was a physical threat, all while maintaining her composure.
Reason for Being on Survivor: I'm a competitive person and Survivor is the epic challenge that will require me to incorporate all my strengths, minimize all my weaknesses and test myself and hopefully rise above the rest.
Why You Think You'll "Survive" Survivor: As a racecar driver I'm the center of my team, so it's my job to lead and motivate everyone to be their best. I am smart, analytical and strategic. I focus on the big picture but also take note of the small details.
Why You Think You Will Be the Sole Survivor: I'm competitive, strategic, amicable, physically fit and do what I have to in order to get ahead. I'm extremely focused and have an amazing ability to concentrate. I've been through the highest highs and the lowest lows with racing. I'm quick, a great team player and street smart.[1]


Julia began the game on the Gota tribe, which was comprised of fans. Although Julia's role in the tribe was rather small, she joined the majority Gota Alliance and aided in the eliminations of Allie Pohevitz, Hope Driskill, and fellow alliance member Laura Alexander.

At the Tribe Switch, Julia was switched to Bikal along with Michael Snow and Matt Bischoff. Julia did not forge any strong relationships with her new tribe mates and was quickly targeted by the Stealth R Us alliance for elimination when Bikal lost the Immunity Challenge on Day 16. Luckily for Julia, she was spared when John Cochran persuaded the tribe to vote out Matt instead.

The following day, Julia was approached by Phillip Sheppard, who was interested in working with her long-term. However, Julia was intimidated by Phillip's demeanor and told Dawn Meehan of the entire conversation. Dawn relayed this information back to the other members of Stealth R Us, and they decided to split their votes between Julia and Michael in case either had a Hidden Immunity Idol. This would cause a tie, and then they would vote Julia out on the revote. At Tribal Council, this plan would come to fruition and Julia was voted out unanimously on the revote.

Voting History

Julia's Voting History
Episode Julia's
Voted Against
1 Gota Tribe Immune
2 Allie -
3 Hope;
4 Laura -
5 Gota Tribe Immune
6 Dawn Matt, Michael
7 Michael;
Corinne, Dawn, Michael;
Cochran, Corinne,
Dawn, Phillip2
Voted Out, Day 19

^1 In "There's Gonna Be Hell to Pay", the vote ended with a 3-3-3 tie between Eddie, Hope, and Shamar, forcing a revote. Julia did not change her vote on the revote.
^2 In "Tubby Lunchbox", the vote ended with a 3-3 tie between Julia and Michael, forcing a revote. Cochran and Phillip changed their votes to Julia on the revote, eliminating her from the game.


  • On January 12, 2016, Julia announced on her Twitter she signed with BMR NASCAR to race in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series.[2]
  • In 2017, Julia was included on Forbes's 30 Under 30 list.[3]


  • Julia was the only female Fan on Caramoan to not have blonde hair.
  • Julia was the youngest contestant on Survivor: Caramoan.


Survivor: Caramoan Castaways
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