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Julie McGee is a contestant from Survivor: San Juan del Sur.

Julie is infamous for her role in the Trail Mix scandal, which stirred controversy within the newly merged Huyopa. Combined with her longing to be with her partner, the backlash from the scandal caused Julie to quit the game.


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Name: Julie McGee (34)
Tribe Designation: TBD
Relationship to Significant Castaway: John's girlfriend
Current Residence: Atlanta, Ga.
Occupation: Model/Owner of Spray Tan Business
Personal Claim to Fame: Creating my company True Glow Spray Tan.
Inspiration in Life: My mom is my hero. She is my rock. She is supportive to my dreams and is my guiding light. She is a huge inspiration for me because she has been through so many hardships but remains positive and driven for success.
Hobbies: Trips to Vineyards with my closest girlfriends, inventing product ideas, cooking and working out.
Pet Peeves: People that take life too serious, road rage, arrogance and super demanding people.
3 Words to Describe You: Loyal, determined and positive.
If You Could Have 3 Things on The Island What Would They Be? 1) Sunblock. 2) Toothbrush. 3) Radio.
Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like: Colleen Haskell because I think we both are extremely sweet to others around and by this she was able to make allies without being manipulative.
Reason for Being on Survivor: The experience and for the possibilities of future Survivor shows. I would love to compete more than once.
Why You Think You'll "Survive" Survivor: I am the most observant person. I'm told by everyone that knows me that I can figure out someone's state of mind and intentions within minutes. I'll bring that strong instinct to the game to help my team win.
Why You Think You Will Be the Sole Survivor: I am super determined when I put my mind to a task. I am not one to look for help, if I need something, I make it happen. I believe I could be one of the last few on the show.
What Does It Mean to You to Play Survivor with Your Loved One? The game will allow us to use the difficult nature of the experience to dig deeper into our relationship. I know it will be challenging both physically and mentally but I'm happy to be sharing this new journey with John.[1]


Julie McGee came on Survivor: San Juan del Sur with her boyfriend, John Rocker. When it was time to separate into tribes, Julie ended up on the blue tribe, Hunahpu. Hunahpu generally defeated the opposing tribe, Coyopa  in challenges. Julie herself, defeated John in the second Hero's duel very easily because of John's larger body frame. She won her tribe fishing gear, but they traded it for flint, which the tribe had recently lost. Julie sent Jeremy Collins to join John on Exile Island. Julie felt uncomfortable when Hunahpu clapped after John's elimination. Coyopa manage to break their losing streak and sent Hunahpu to Tribal Council. Julie was targeted by Jon Misch because of her aloof nature, while Jeremy targeted Keith Nale due to lack of trust. However, the woman became annoyed with Drew Christy, who was arrogant and threw the challenge. Julie received two votes from Keith and Reed Kelly, but it was Drew who was voted out at Tribal Council that night. 

On Day 11, a Tribe Switch occurred. Julie stayed on Hunahpu. The new Hunahpu won all challenges. However, they had very little rice due to overeating and Jeff had to give them rice in exchange for their shelter. Unfortunately, it rained heavily and Julie considered quitting. Jeremy managed to talk her out of it.

On Day 16, the tribes merged. Julie was in hot water after being discovered to have been hoarding the tribe's trail mix in her bra. Julie, missing John and worried this was her last chance to be with him considered quitting again. Jeremy and Missy Payne tried to convince her not to, but all the talks confirmed that Julie was going to be used as an extra vote. Julie talked to Jeff Probst, and despite his attempts to convince her otherwise, Julie quit the game.

Voting History

Julie's Voting History
Episode Julie's
Voted Against
1 Hunahpu Tribe Immune
2 Hunahpu Tribe Immune
3 Hunahpu Tribe Immune
4 Drew Keith, Reed
5 Hunahpu Tribe Immune
6 Hunahpu Tribe Immune
7 No Tribal Council
Quit, Day 18


  • A tweet from John stated his new relationship, implying his breakup with Julie.
  • Julie is currently in a relationship with Patric Stadtfeld.
    • On March 11, 2020, they became parents to their first child, Ellie Claudia Stadtfeld.[2]


  • Julie was the only woman to win a Hero Duel on Survivor: San Juan del Sur.
  • Julie is the first woman on San Juan del Sur to outlast her male partner. Julie also became the first woman to be eliminated after her partner was eliminated.
  • Julie is the first person to quit after the merge, but not become a juror. However, Probst confirmed in an interview that even if they did go to Tribal Council, the person voted out still would not have been on the jury.[3]
  • Julie shares the record with Nick Stanbury from Panama for the fewest number of days played among castaways who reached the merge, leaving the game on Day 18.


Survivor: San Juan del Sur Castaways
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