Parvati Shallow is the Sole Survivor of Survivor: Micronesia. She originally competed on Survivor: Cook Islands, and later on Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains and Survivor: Winners at War.

Her character as a manipulative flirt was first established in Cook Islands. She was part of the Raro Alliance, but after Jonathan Penner flipped, she was relegated to the minority. She was voted out at the final six due to her flirtatious nature.

Returning in Micronesia, she formed a bond with James Clement and joined the Malakal Couples Alliance early on, but after the merge, she showed her dominance by forming the deadly Black Widow Brigade alliance which annihilated the men. Parvati was taken by ally Amanda Kimmel to the Final Tribal Council, where Parvati would win in a close 5-3 vote.

Already canonized as one of the better players and most distinct characters of all time, she returned in Heroes vs. Villains with an even bigger target on her back, but put forth yet another impressive performance. She made several key moves that showed off her qualities, not only as a cutthroat competitor, but also as a keen forecaster of behavior and persistent force in the face of long odds. She thereby became one of two winners to face the jury a second time for the title of Sole Survivor. However, in this season, her alliance with the notorious Russell Hantz proved fatal and resulted in her losing to Sandra Diaz-Twine in a 6-3-0 vote.

Returning as a legend in Winners at War, Parvati became a key member of the old-school alliance on Sele and played a more subdued game as she attempted to downplay her target. While the alliance soon crumbled, she survived to the Tribe Switch, where she found herself at a numerical disadvantage. Going into a Double Tribal Council, Parvati attempted to shift the target to Wendell Holland, but her attempt failed and she was voted out due to her reputation. She failed to win both re-entry duels and finished in 15th place.

Due to her exploits, Parvati has become a byword for charisma, villainy, and high-level strategy, and remains in many respects a touchstone of Survivor culture.


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Parvati Shallow grew up the eldest of three siblings on a commune in Vero Beach, Florida. She and her family moved to Atlanta when she was 11 years old. Having studied martial arts since her youth, she currently works as a female boxer and cocktail waitress. She previously worked as a model, bartender and in public relations. Striking out on her own when she was 17 years old, Shallow put herself through college, attending the University of Georgia where she received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in journalism with a minor in French. While in college, she was an active member of the Alpha Omicron Pi sorority. Shallow enjoys boxing, running, hiking, volleyball, yoga, skiing, softball, dancing and swimming (she was on her high school swim team all four years). She loves the outdoors and gets "super cranky" if she can't play outside in the sun on a daily basis. She is most proud of being a female boxer for Perfect 10 Model Boxing. Shallow currently resides in West Hollywood, California. Her birth date is September 21, 1982.[1]

Parvati Shallow grew up the eldest of three siblings on a commune in Vero Beach, Florida. She and her family moved to Atlanta when she was 11 years old. Shallow put herself through college, attending the University of Georgia where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism with minors in French and Italian. While in college, she was an active member of the Alpha Omicron Pi sorority and is a huge Bulldog fan! A nature lover at heart, Shallow has spent extensive amounts of time camping and hiking through North America's state parks including the Tetons and Yellowstone. While in college, she organized a two-month backpacking trip through Europe where she and two friends visited 13 countries, sleeping in youth hostels, train stations, on beaches and park benches. Shallow's favorites include good sushi, wearing oversized jerseys, karaoke and cheering on "The Dawgs." She is also training for triathlons with her mom, Gale. Shallow has found her niche with the Los Angeles boxing community and began competing in 2004. She and some fellow boxers have parlayed her passion for the sport into the creation of a non-profit organization titled "Knockouts for Girls," a charity that provides scholarships and boxing lessons for underprivileged girls. The organization recently held their first fundraising event that included boxing matches and a fashion show. Having been a huge success, she will be boxing at a second fundraiser in February, 2008. Shallow currently resides in Los Angeles, California. Her birth date is September 21, 1982.[2]

Parvati Shallow (27) Tribe: Villains
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Current Residence: Los Angeles, CA
Personal Claim To Fame: "Racking up thousands of friends on my fake Facebook accounts."
Inspiration in Life: Chuck Bass and Jeff Probst
Previous Finishes: Cook Islands: 15th Out, 7th Jury Member; Micronesia: Winner
Favorite Past Moment: "Eating chocolate cake in the tub while everyone watched."
Previous Survivor She Respects Most: "Sweet Lil' Cirie Fields (Panama, Micronesia) And Crazy Town Shane Powers (Panama)"
Previous Survivor She Respects Least: "Ozzy (for being a crybaby) (Cook Islands, Micronesia)"
Why Did She Come Back? : "For the love of the game, baby!"[3]

Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia
Current residence: Los Angeles, California
Previous seasons: Survivor: Cook Islands (Season 13), Winner of Survivor: Fans vs. Favorites (Season 16), Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains (Season 20)
Occupation: Yoga Teacher, Life Coach, and Speaker
Hobbies: Posting photos of my baby on Instagram and yoga retreats.
Pet peeves: Heavy breathing.
Three words to describe you: Survivor, champion, goddess.
When did you first watch Survivor? When Stephenie LaGrossa crushed Palau.
Do you still watch Survivor? I do.
Who is your inspiration in life? One time I met a man in the Atlanta airport who had two prosthetic legs. He was in a wheelchair and traveling with an infant and his toddler—and zero support crew. He was smiling. That man blew my mind.
What does Survivor mean to you and your family? Survivor is my family. My husband competed on Season 29[sic], and I thought he was cute when I saw him on TV. Then we met in real life at a Grassroot Soccer charity soccer tournament hosted by Ethan Zohn, winner of Survivor: Africa. And now we have a Survivor baby. It's kind of absurd, really.
What is one way that playing Survivor changed your life? It opened up the competitive beast within, and it also gave me the opportunity to host TV shows, travel around the world as a journalist, and take pics with really excited fans at airports. I played three seasons when I was in my 20s and then processed my experiences for the last decade. I think the main reason that I am able to help people with my work as a life coach and yoga teacher is because I came through such intense experiences playing and winning Survivor and then afterward with the criticism and reality TV fame. I know what it's like to go after a goal with everything I have. I know in my bones how hard it is to be judged and found lacking. I know the sting of betrayal, and I also know that miracles happen all the time. No matter what it looks like, there is a way through every block.
As Survivor approaches Season 40 and celebrates 20 years on television, what does it mean to be a part of the legacy? I am pumped. I thought I was done, but this opportunity to compete with the best of the best is too good to pass up. The game has changed. It's faster, more complex, and people are bolder. I'm excited to get into this more dynamic arena and win a totally new game.
How will you play differently than you have in your past seasons? I'm sure I will be targeted again right away, like I was on Heroes vs. Villains. So, this time I will have to take into consideration that I may be on the outside looking in at first. There also may be some people playing with me that I have history with—probably not good history—and I will have to clear my mind and see them as totally new, like we're meeting for the first time. I plan to be more aggressive and sneaky in hunting idols, distributing misinformation, letting other people lead and take credit, and really play up that I'm a new mom. I'm definitely not in as good of physical shape as I was the last few times I played, but I have a new stamina and capacity that comes from knowing that I can survive six months of sleep deprivation with a newborn. And, I know that I can connect with people in a completely different way as a mother.[4]


Cook Islands

Parvati started on the Caucasian tribe, Rarotonga, along with Adam Gentry, Jonathan Penner, Jessica Smith (also known as Flicka), and Candice Woodcock. Her tribe did not face any danger for the first six days as they won the first two Immunity Challenges. When the four tribes were dissolved into two, Parvati and Adam remained on Rarotonga while their other tribemates were sent to Aitutaki. While on Rarotonga, Parvati joined the women's alliance created by Rebecca Borman. She also flirted with the men of the tribe so she would be in a good place in both alliances. At Rarotonga's next Tribal Council, Stephannie Favor became a target for her weakness in challenges and for saying she would not mind being voted off. However, J.P. Calderon also became a target when he started annoying the tribe by bossing them around. Parvati was approached by Rebecca to blindside J.P.. At first, she was unsure of this plan, wanting to vote off the weaker tribe members, but, at Tribal Council, Parvati stuck with the women and J.P. was blindsided. At the next Tribal Council, Stephannie Favor was eliminated because her heart was not in the game. At the Double Tribal Council on Day 15, Cristina Coria was voted out, because she did not fit in with her new tribemates.

When the contestants were down to twelve, a new twist called Mutiny was presented where anybody could change tribes. Parvati's former tribe mates Jonathan and Candice decided to jump back to Rarotonga, thus having all remaining Caucasian contestants on the same tribe. Parvati instantly formed an alliance with Adam, Jonathan, and Candice. Rarotonga lost the next two Immunity Challenges; Parvati remained loyal to her Raro Alliance by eliminating Brad Virata and, at the Double Elimination on Day 24, Rebecca Borman and Jenny Guzon-Bae.

At the merge, despite coming with a 5–4 member advantage over Aitutaki, Parvati found herself in the minority as Jonathan betrayed his Rarotonga tribe mates and joined the Aitu Four in voting out Nate Gonzalez. After alliance member Candice was eliminated, Parvati and Adam found themselves fighting for survival. On Day 31, Parvati cut her finger with the machete while opening a coconut. The medical team was called in and Parvati received stitches. This did not slow Parvati down as she was able to win the next Reward Challenge, which was the Loved Ones Challenge, along with her father, Mike. Parvati chose to send Jonathan to Exile Island. Parvati and her father Mike chose Sundra Oakley, Adam, and their respective loved ones to join them on the reward.

When the three returned from the reward, they shared the food they had brought back with the remaining tribe members. Adam and Parvati talked to Yul Kwon about voting out Jonathan (who betrayed their alliance) before he voted out either Adam or herself, in exchange for their jury votes, a plan which succeeded as Jonathan was eliminated next. On Day 36, Parvati was voted out in a 4–2 vote when the Aitu Four saw her craftiness as more of a threat than Adam's physical strength.

At Final Tribal Council, as a juror, she asked Becky how she felt knowing she was competing against Yul and Ozzy, two very strong players, for jury votes. Parvati cast her vote for runner-up Ozzy Lusth citing his dominance in the game, particularly in challenges.

Voting History

Parvati's Voting History
Episode Parvati's
Voted Against
1 Rarotonga Tribe Immune
2 Rarotonga Tribe Immune
3 Rarotonga Tribe Immune
4 J.P. -
5 Stephannie -
6 Cristina -
8 Rarotonga Tribe Immune
9 Brad -
10 Rebecca -
Jenny -
11 Yul -
12 Jonathan -
13 Jonathan -
14 Sundra Becky, Ozzy,
Sundra, Yul
Voted Out, Day 36
Voted for
Sole Survivor


Parvati returned to compete for a second time as part of the all-star Malakal tribe. She initially formed a strong alliance with her fellow Survivor: Cook Islands contestant Ozzy Lusth along with the duo of former Survivor: China contestants Amanda Kimmel and James Clement. After their tribe lost the first Immunity Challenge, they tried to swing Jon Dalton over to their side to gain a majority over the alliance of Yau-Man Chan, Ami Cusack, Eliza Orlins, and Jonathan Penner. However, Jon was voted out instead because he wanted to be with his expectant girlfriend. Parvati then made a pact with Cirie Fields to go all the way to the final three with Amanda. After losing the third Immunity Challenge, Parvati was targeted by the opposing alliance, but her alliance (having recruited Cirie) succeeded in voting off strategic threat Yau-Man.

At the tribal switch, Parvati and James were separated from their alliance as they moved to Airai. However, she remained safe as her tribe won the remaining tribal Immunity Challenges. On Day 20, she made a deal with Natalie Bolton to make an alliance with James and Alexis Jones, plus a final four deal with Alexis and Amanda, both of which Natalie accepted.

At the merge, Shallow found herself in a good position as she was aligned with six (Alexis, Amanda, Cirie, Natalie, Ozzy, and James) of the nine opposing contestants left. The alliance succeeded in voting out outsider and Parvati's primary rival Eliza Orlins. During the tenth Immunity Challenge, Shallow convinced Jason Siska to step down from the challenge so the tribe could have food, which worked (under the condition that the tribe would not vote for him). However, Parvati's "Couples Alliance", along with affiliate Erik Reichenbach, decided to turn back on what they had said and vote out Jason. Cirie saw this as an opportunity to blindside physical threat Ozzy who had the Hidden Immunity Idol and needed Parvati for it to work, which she agreed to. She recruited her Airai female allies Natalie and Alexis in on the plan, and Ozzy was blindsided by a 5–4 vote. After Ozzy was voted off, Parvati failed to patch things up with James and momentarily Amanda (who kept her distrust to herself but eventually ended up voting with Parvati at every subsequent tribal). The five remaining women then formed an alliance to vote off the men, starting with Jason. However, when James was evacuated and Erik Reichenbach won Immunity, they were forced to vote off one of their own. Amanda was the intended target, a plan which Parvati did not want to be part of. She then helped Amanda find the Hidden Immunity Idol (which was buried under the tribe's flag) and they voted for Parvati's target preference Alexis who she perceived as a big jury threat.

Parvati recognised the importance of keeping the idol out of Natalie's hands if Erik won the Reward Challenge and convinced Amanda to get Erik to send Parvati to exile, the plan was successful. After the alliance's plans of voting out Erik, the last remaining man, were foiled by him winning immunity, they decided to target Natalie. Following a plan made by Cirie, Natalie convinced Erik to give her the Immunity Necklace, saving herself and thus eliminating Erik. When she failed to win immunity, Natalie was eliminated due to her not being part of the final three deal made by Parvati, Amanda, and Cirie. Parvati made it all the way to the final three with Cirie and Amanda (as promised). However, she was shocked to learn that only two of them would face the jury. She was eliminated first at the Final Immunity Challenge but was chosen to be in the Final Two by Amanda, likely because of Amanda and Parvati's strong friendship along with Cirie's strong likelihood of winning if she made it to the Final Tribal Council. At the Final Tribal Council, Parvati tried to convince the jury to vote for her because of her aggressive gameplay compared to her previous season and her cutthroat playstyle. Parvati was divisive on the jury, Natalie and Alexis adored her but she was accused of being a mean person (by Eliza) and a backstabber (by Ozzy), despite this the jury decided to award Parvati the title of Sole Survivor with a vote of 5–3 against Amanda. Parvati received the votes from all the women on the jury and Jason.

Voting History

Parvati's Voting History
Episode Parvati's
Voted Against
1 Jon -
2 Malakal Tribe Immune
3 Yau-Man Jonathan, Yau-Man
4 Malakal Tribe Immune
5 Airai Tribe Immune
6 Airai Tribe Immune
7 Airai Tribe Immune
8 Airai Tribe Immune
9 Eliza -
10 Ozzy Individual Immunity
11 Jason James
12 Alexis -
13 Erik Erik
14 Natalie -
Ineligible -
Jury Votes
for Parvati
Alexis, Cirie, Eliza,
Jason, Natalie
Sole Survivor, Day 39

Heroes vs. Villains

Parvati returned to play Survivor for a third time as a part of the Villains tribe, where she first found herself in the minority, being considered a threat by several tribe members, mostly the men. With this, she quickly accepted an alliance with Russell Hantz and Danielle DiLorenzo. Any plotting against Parvati was postponed when the Villains tribe won the first two Immunity Challenges, but they lost the third on Day 8. Parvati was immediately targeted for being a huge social and strategic threat, and also for having a possible alliance with four of the Heroes who were tribemates with her in the past (James Clement, Cirie Fields, and Amanda Kimmel in Micronesia, and Candice Woodcock in Cook Islands). She was spared, however, so they could get rid of the weaker link, Randy Bailey.

The Villains then continued their challenge dominance by winning four consecutive challenges. During this winning streak, a clue to a Hidden Immunity Idol was discovered, in which several tribe members agreed not to find. Wanting to usurp Boston Rob's alliance, Parvati's ally, Russell attempted to look for it anyway, causing Boston Rob's alliance of Tyson Apostol, Courtney Yates, Jerri Manthey, Sandra Diaz-Twine, and Coach Wade to target them. On Day 15, both tribes were forced to go to Tribal Council with one person from each tribe winning immunity. Parvati knew she needed immunity, but failed to get it. Back at the Villains' camp, the majority alliance decided to split their six votes between Russell and Parvati, with Rob, Sandra, and Tyson voting for Russell, while Jerri, Coach, and Courtney voting for Parvati. If one of them played the Hidden Immunity Idol, a re-vote would occur and the alliance would vote for whoever was left among the two. Knowing Rob's plan, Russell tricked Tyson to switch his vote to Parvati, under the notion that he would rather betray her for his own survival. At Tribal Council, Tyson fell for Russell's plan for voting for Parvati, and, after a 3-2-0 blindside, Tyson was sent home.

On Day 18, the Villains lost immunity, and Parvati, Russell, and Danielle's alliance was still struggling to gain control of the game, but finally did when they persuaded Jerri to switch sides and vote out Russell's arch-rival, Boston Rob. While the Villains are yet to vote out a female member, the Heroes assumed that the Villains side was being run by an all-women alliance, led by Parvati. When the Villains lost immunity again on Day 21, they decided to vote Coach out to further confirm the Heroes belief of that. On Day 22, the Villains won a Reward Challenge where they got to go to Outback Steakhouse. There, Parvati found a clue to the re-Hidden Immunity Idol and showed it to Danielle, to get her to trust her more than Russell. The next day, Parvati and Danielle both found the idol together. They decided not to tell Russell, to keep him out of the loop for a while. After the Heroes won the Day 24 Immunity Challenge, one member of the Heroes tribe, J.T. Thomas, made an unprecedented move — giving his own Hidden Immunity Idol to Russell, in hopes that he would use it to vote out Parvati. Russell, however, showed it to Parvati, along with Danielle and Jerri, and began to laugh about it. They then discussed whether to get rid of Sandra or Courtney. Parvati wanted to get rid of Sandra, trusting Courtney more, but ended up voting with the rest of the Villains to vote Courtney out.

On Day 25, the Heroes and Villains merged into the Yin Yang tribe and migrated to the Heroes camp for the rest of the competition. The Heroes were confused to see Parvati still in the game. Parvati and Russell came up with a story that they both played their idols, negating all votes and that in the re-vote they voted out Courtney. The new tribe quickly alienated Parvati, who was deemed the biggest threat among the Villains. At the Immunity Challenge on Day 27, Parvati and Danielle were the last two remaining. Parvati decided to give it to Danielle because Parvati already had an idol. Before Tribal Council, Russell gave Parvati J.T.'s idol to protect Parvati, but unknown to him, Parvati already owned one. Parvati went and then talked to Amanda, her former ally and Final Two rival in Survivor: Micronesia, to see if she could trust her. Amanda told Parvati to play the idol for herself. Judging Amanda's body language and halfhearted facial expressions, Parvati did not believe her, and, at Tribal Council, she made an unprecedented move, by playing both of her idols, one for Sandra, and another to Jerri, to everybody's surprise. In effect, the vote, that could have ended up in a 5-5 tie between J.T. and Jerri, culminated with J.T.'s demise, because of Jerri's usage of the idol that Parvati supplied.

Right after the vote, Russell was furious with Parvati for keeping her idol a secret from him. The Heroes began to work on flipping Sandra to their side, to eliminate Russell. After Jerri won immunity, the Heroes switched their target to Parvati in case Russell plays a Hidden Immunity Idol. However, the Villains had already flipped Candice to their side and their plan failed, with Amanda sent to the jury in a 6-3 vote. After Parvati won immunity on Day 31, both Heroes and Villains temporarily banded together to vote Candice out for her duplicity. On Day 33, Russell won immunity and decided to turn on his alliance. He tried to pit Parvati and Danielle against each other but failed. Russell then aligned with the remaining Heroes to vote Danielle out, and, with a little help from Jerri, Danielle was voted out in a 4-3 vote. On Day 34, the final six were visited by their love ones. Jerri and her sister won reward and chose to bring Parvati, Sandra, and their respective loved ones with them. Russell then aligned with the Heroes and decided to target Parvati. However, his plan was ruined when she won immunity on Day 36. Parvati then won her third challenge on Day 37, and they voted the last Hero, Colby, out of the game in a 4-1 vote. After Parvati failed to win the Final Immunity Challenge, it seemed that she would be voted out, since everyone wanted her gone. Parvati wanted to get rid of Sandra, thinking she would get a lot of votes in the end. However, they voted out Jerri Manthey in a 3-1 vote, because Russell believed he would get her vote on the jury.

At the Final Tribal Council, Parvati confessed that she entered the game not knowing the threat she has become to the other castaways. She then sought help from Russell, but she did not let him treat her as a scapegoat by making her own, independent strategic moves. While she was castigated by the jury for aligning herself with Russell despite her strong abilities, she was applauded for playing an impressive physical and social game.

In the end, Parvati came in runner-up, gaining the jury votes of Coach, Danielle, and Jerri. She beat Russell, who received no votes, but was defeated by Sandra Diaz-Twine, who got the votes of all five Heroes and Courtney's. At the Reunion Show, it was revealed that Parvati has played the most days than anyone else in Survivor history, with 114 days in her three seasons, a record that will be surpassed a year later by Rob Mariano, who has played a total of 117 days in four seasons.

Voting History

Parvati's Voting History
Episode Parvati's
Voted Against
1 Villains Tribe Immune
2 Villains Tribe Immune
3 Randy -
4 Villains Tribe Immune
5 Villains Tribe Immune
6 Tyson Coach, Courtney,
Jerri, Tyson
7 Rob -
8 Coach -
9 Courtney -
10 J.T. -
11 Amanda Amanda, Colby,
12 Rupert Individual Immunity
Rupert -
13 Rupert Individual Immunity
14 Colby Individual Immunity
Jerri Jerri
Jury Votes
for Parvati
Coach, Danielle, Jerri
Runner-Up, Day 39

^1 In "Banana Etiquette", Parvati used a Hidden Immunity Idol, negating 4 votes against her.

Winners at War

Coming back after a 10-year lay off from Heroes vs. Villains, Parvati got off to a better start as she related to the other parents on Sele and aligned with former rival Rob Mariano. Parvati positioned herself well ahead of the tribe's first Tribal Council, which surprised her given her reputation. Following Natalie Anderson's vote out, Parvati and the old-school alliance which consisted of Rob, Danni Boatwright, and Ethan Zohn appeared to be gaining momentum. That all changed when Danni went rogue and targeted Parvati. This left her no choice but to vote out Danni, and the Guatemala winner was voted out unanimously that night. Parvati would once again be targeted, this time by Adam Klein, and once again alerted by Rob. Their plans to vote out Adam failed as the rest of the tribe blindsided Parvati's alliance, sending Ethan to the Edge of Extinction on Day 9. Parvati received her first Fire Token from Ethan as a result. Parvati and Rob continued to push for Adam to go next until the Tribe Switch.

Parvati was left with just Michele Fitzgerald as an ally on the new Sele after the tribe switch, being reunited with Cook Islands alum Yul Kwon and meeting Wendell Holland and Nick Wilson. Wendell became the focus of Parvati's strategy in this tricky phase of the game, given his rocky history with Michele prior to this season. Their past relationship, however, gave Michele an in with the majority alliance that was unavailable to Parvati. Wendell offered to flip to her side if she gave Wendell her Fire Tokens prior to Tribal Council. Unconvinced by this offer, Parvati declined and instead went to Nick to discuss Wendell's wavering loyalty. The conversation between Parvati and Wendell continued into Tribal Council on Day 16 but nothing came of it. This led to her vote out by a 3-2 vote, with Parvati bequeathing her three Fire Tokens (two of which she received from Rob) to Michele.

Parvati was unable to obtain any Fire Tokens prior to the first re-entry duel, making her one of three castaways to not have an advantage. After losing, Parvati continued to be involved in the dynamic on the Edge. She and Danni found the 50/50 Coin together, selling it to her former ally Michele for four Fire Tokens. She used that to purchase a jar of peanut butter. Parvati also witnessed Natalie finding the Extortion Advantage, likely having a hand in selecting Tony Vlachos as the recipient. Parvati earned two Fire Tokens by being one of the first six players to complete the coconut effort task. Those tokens allowed Parvati to have an advantage in the final re-entry duel, but she lost again, officially confirming her role as a juror.

At the Final Tribal Council, Parvati appeared most impressed by Natalie's gameplay, commending her tenacity and competitiveness while on the Edge. Though she voted for Natalie to win, Tony ultimately became the Sole Survivor by a 12-4-0 vote.

Voting History

Parvati's Voting History
Episode Parvati's
Voted Against
1 Natalie -
Sele Tribe Immune
2 Danni Danni
3 Adam Adam
4 Sele Tribe Immune
5 Sele Tribe Immune
6 Wendell Nick,
Wendell, Yul
Voted Out, Day 16
7 On Edge of Extinction
Eliminated, Day 35
Voted for
Sole Survivor


Parvati as host of the Survivor Live After-Show.

  • Parvati invested her Micronesia winnings into a gym business named ESP Wellness, which she co-owned with The Amazing Race 5 contestant Erika Shay. The business however has since closed.[5]
  • In 2009, Shallow and fellow Survivor contestant Amanda Kimmel appeared in the movie Into the Blue 2: The Reef as themselves.[6]
  • In Summer of 2009, Parvati, along with the other first eighteen Survivor winners, appeared on a TVGuide special "Survivor Millionaires: Where Are They Now?"[7]
  • After Micronesia, Shallow hosted season previews of Survivor: Gabon, Survivor: Nicaragua, and Survivor: Blood vs. Water.
  • On January 9, 2010, Parvati attended Survivor's 10-year anniversary party along with all of her Heroes vs. Villains castmates.
  • In February 2010, Parvati appeared on Late Show with David Letterman as Top Ten List Presenter #7 along with nine of her Heroes vs. Villains castmates.[8]
  • In 2010, Parvati was inducted into the Survivor Hall of Fame.
  • In fall of 2010, Parvati appeared in a "Stand Up 2 Cancer" commercial along with Colby, Ethan, Rob and Rupert.[9]
  • In 2011, Shallow hosted the web series Around the World For Free, which chronicled her travels with no money and must only rely on help from locals.
  • For Survivor: Caramoan through Survivor: Cagayan, Shallow hosted the Survivor Live After-Show, replacing Survivor: One World contestant Bill Posley. In 2014, she was replaced by Big Brother contestant Jeff Schroeder.
  • Parvati has been named the 2012 and the first Rob Has a Podcast Miss Survivor which was voted for by listeners.
  • Parvati was in attendance at the Survivor: Cagayan Reunion Show on May 21, 2014. During a commercial break after Tony and Woo Hwang were revealed to be the Final Two, Jeff Probst asked her who deserved to win. She says that while she liked Woo, she said Tony deserved to win.
  • Parvati visited the Survivor: San Juan del Sur set as part of the press who competed against the Dream Team to test run the first Immunity Challenge.[10]
  • On February 25, 2015, the day of the Survivor: Worlds Apart premiere, Parvati appeared in a Survivor Round Table alongside host Jeff Probst and former Survivor castaways Sandra, John Cochran, and Rob Cesternino for a discussion about the past 30 seasons.[11]
  • Parvati married Survivor: Samoa contestant John Fincher on July 15, 2017.[12] They have one daughter, Alma, born in July 2018.[13] John and baby Alma visited Parvati during the Family Visit in Winners at War.
  • Parvati co-authored a children's book entitled Om the Otter, the story of which Parvati inspired from her friendship with Ethan during their time on the Edge of Extinction.[14][15]



Preceded by
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Todd Herzog
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Parvati Shallow
Succeeded by
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Bob Crowley
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