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Marvin Kiefer is a contestant from Survivor Philippines: Palau.


"I'm a Survivor because at any time of any day with just my backpack in hand, I am ready to go anywhere in the world."

This Swiss-Filipino teenager from Cagayan de Oro (CDO) may seem like he has too much time on his hands. Born in Switzerland and raised in CDO since he was three years old, Marvin Kiefer always had a passion for learning, adventure and experiencing different things. Marvin has learned every sport that he could - from football, table tennis, cycling and track and made hobbies out of skateboarding, wall climbing, breakdancing and parkour. He's a backpacker, too—trekking to remote and unlikely places, interacting and immersing himself in indigenous customs. Marvin is also an environmentalist and a vegetarian; traits that he acquired while helping his mom maintain an organic farm in CDO. At the age of 16, he started modeling and made several TV appearances eventually winning QTV's Hired when he inked a deal to become the image endorser for a line of designer jeans. To prepare himself for Survivor Philippines: Palau, Marvin said he had to improve his people skills by reading psychology books.

Survivor: Palau (Philippines)

Voting History

Marvin's Voting History
Cycle Marvin's
Voted Against
1 Justine -
2 Carol -
3 Koror Tribe Immune
4 Koror Tribe Immune
5 Koror Tribe Immune
6 Koror Tribe Immune
7 Koror Tribe Immune
8 Tara Amanda, Charles, Echo,
Jef, Justine, Mika,
Shaun, Suzuki, Tara
Voted Out, Day 25
9 Mika1 On the jury
Voted For
Sole Survivor

^1 After Marvin is eliminated in the last Tribal Council, he was given the power to give someone still in the game a Cursed Pearl. He chose Mika, penalizing 1 vote against her in this cycle's Tribal Council.


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  • Marvin is the first castaway in Survivor Philippines: Palau to not be eliminated in Isla Purgatoryo.
  • Marvin was the youngest castaway on Survivor: Palau (Philippines).


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