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Shii Ann Huang is a contestant from Survivor: Thailand and Survivor: All-Stars.

In Thailand, Shii Ann was known for her open disgust towards her fellow Sook Jai tribemates, particularly Robb Zbacnik. She is also remembered mainly for her assumption that the tribes merged at the final ten, only to be told they did not. Because she had made it clear that she was open to switching sides, she was eliminated.

During her return in All-Stars, Shii Ann integrated herself with her tribe and joined a tight alliance which was eventually Pagonged by a betrayal. After outlasting her alliance members, she made a futile attempt to throw eventual winner Amber Brkich under the bus before being voted out by her rivals.

Profile

Retrieved from CBS.com

Shii Ann Huang was born in Taipei, Taiwan, and immigrated to the United States via New Jersey when she was eight years old. Two years later, she moved to Mesa, Arizona, where she became a state champion speech and debate competitor during high school. In her spare time, she also raised a prize-winning sheep for Future Farmers of America.

After high school, Shii Ann attended the University of California, Berkeley where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree (with honors) in English Literature. She then moved to New York City, where she received a Master's degree at New York University/Tisch School of the Arts' Interactive Telecommunications Program. She is currently employed as an executive recruiter. She previously worked as a web producer and an advertising account executive.

Shii Ann enjoys meeting, matching and organizing people (which makes her job interesting). She also enjoys snowboarding, cooking, salsa dancing and singing karaoke. Her perfect day will be when she purchases a loft with an enormous chef's kitchen in downtown Manhattan.

Shii Ann currently resides in New York City with her slightly obese cat, Simon. She is a member of the University of California, Berkeley Alumni Association. Her birth date is January 24, 1974.[1]

Since being voted off seventh in Survivor: Thailand, Shii Ann Huang has traveled extensively abroad, most notably through parts of Southeast Asia and China. She has been a guest lecturer, speaker and spokesperson. Additionally, she co-hosted MTV's "Battle of the Sexes" special on Survivor: The Amazon. Currently, she enjoys her roles as an executive recruiter as well as a creative development partner for Max Curious Productions, a television/film production company.

Shii Ann was born in Taipei, Taiwan, and immigrated to the United States via New Jersey when she was eight years old. Two years later, she moved to Mesa, Arizona, where she became a state champion speech and debate competitor during high school. She also raised a prize-winning sheep as a member of Future Farmers of America.

After high school, Shii Ann attended the University of California, Berkeley where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree (with honors) in English Literature. She then moved to New York City, where she received a master's degree at New York University/Tisch School of the Arts' Interactive Telecommunications Program. She previously worked as a web producer and an advertising account executive.

Shii Ann enjoys learning about new cultures, traditions and customs. Her curiosity has lead her to pursue diverse hobbies such as Afro-Cuban dance, Szechuan cooking, travel photography and writing. She spends much of her time keeping up with New York City's diverse arts and cultural events. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring new restaurants around the city with friends.

Currently, Shii Ann resides in New York City with her increasingly sedentary cat, Simon. She is a member of the University of California, Berkeley Alumni Association. Her birth date is January 24, 1974.[2]

Survivor

Thailand

Shii Ann was selected by Jake Billingsley to be on the Sook Jai tribe. Upon arriving at the beach, she noted that this tribe was divided based on different point of views. Shii Ann immediately got into a conflict with Robb Zbacnik. Despite the dysfunction, Sook Jai won the first three challenges. At the next Reward Challenge, Sook Jai had an early lead but lost when some members broke the rules causing them to be disqualified. After losing the Immunity Challenge, Shii Ann was targeted by Robb, Jed Hildebrand, and Stephanie Dill for being annoying and weak, but the tribe voted out Jed for his perceived laziness. After winning the next two challenges, Shii Ann felt slightly alienated for being the only ethnic minority and having a different upbringing than the other members of her tribe. Jake, however, didn't mind Shii Ann and told her to not let the others get to her.

When Sook Jai lost the next two Immunity Challenges, the tribe voted out outsiders Stephanie and Robb. When a Tree Mail said to go to Chuay Gahn's camp, everyone assumed it was a merge. After bonding with Clay Jordan, Shii Ann considered flipping to the opposing alliance. In a confessional, she stated that she felt ostracized by everyone on Sook Jai except Jake and Ken Stafford. When Sook Jai got wind of Shii Ann possibly flipping, they demanded to know where her loyalties lay, to which she responded she did not know. When the competitors arrived at the Immunity Challenge, Jeff Probst revealed the tribes had not merged, and were simply two separate tribes living on the same beach. Sook Jai would lose the Immunity Challenge and Shii Ann was unanimously voted out for being untrustworthy.

Voting History

Shii Ann's Voting History
Episode Shii Ann's
Votes
Voted Against
Shii Ann
1 Sook Jai Tribe Immune
2 Sook Jai Tribe Immune
3 Jed Jed, Robb,
Stephanie
4 Sook Jai Tribe Immune
5 Stephanie Robb, Stephanie
6 Robb Robb
7 Penny Erin, Jake,
Ken, Penny
Voted Out, Day 21

All-Stars

Shii Ann was invited back for Survivor: All-Stars and was placed on the Mogo Mogo tribe. Shii Ann was impressed by Richard Hatch's survival skills, especially when he caught a shark. Mogo Mogo generally placed second in challenges, keeping Shii Ann away from Tribal Council. However, despite the early winning streak, Jenna Morasca feared her mother would die while she was in the competition and pulled herself from the game. Jenna's actions left everyone on Mogo Mogo saddened that they lost a member of the tribe. Mogo Mogo came in second at the next Immunity Challenge, meaning Shii Ann was safe again.

The next day, the tribe was given supplies to build a raft. At the challenge, it was revealed that the tribe that finished in last would be dissolved and its members would be scattered among the two winning teams. Mogo Mogo came in first and discussed who to pick. When it came time to pick from the former Sabogas, Mogo Mogo chose Ethan Zohn and Jerri Manthey to become Mogo Mogos. Chapera won the Immunity Challenge, sending Shii Ann to her first Tribal Council of the season. Ethan was the intended target, but Colby Donaldson wanted Richard out. In response to this, Richard attempted to recruit the women to form a counter-alliance. Shii Ann, Jerri, and Kathy Vavrick-O'Brien sided with booting Richard. At the next challenge, Susan Hawk who was increasingly irritated by her indecent exposure with Richard at the last challenge started to yell. Jeff Probst and Shii Ann tried to calm her down, but Susan got more angry. Susan had an outburst of all of her pent-up rage and quit the game. The challenge became a Reward Challenge, which Mogo Mogo won. However, they were still disturbed by Susan's rant, which included them in her hatred. Chapera won all challenges afterward. After the first loss, Chapera kidnapped Kathy, preventing her from voting. Shii Ann became the swing vote between Colby (who annoyed her about her gameplay) or Jerri (who Shii Ann was equally annoyed with for her personality and poor work ethic). Shii Ann ultimately chose to vote out Colby for being the bigger threat. At the next vote, Ethan was unanimously voted out for being the last winner in the game.

When the next Tree Mail came, the four Mogo Mogos received bottles of paint and a note hinting a merge. The tribe didn't paint themselves with it due to lack of specific instruction. Things took a turn when the tribes were revealed to be switching instead of merging. Shii Ann and all of her Mogo Mogo tribemates became Chapera. Amber Brkich stayed on Chapera and acted like a hostess. The newcomers were impressed by how well-kept the Chapera camp was and noted that they could have improved the Mogo Mogo more. The new tribe got Tree Mail, that implied the challenge was trivia from past seasons. The assumption was right. The tribes were even but the new Chapera faltered at the last question, giving the new Mogo Mogo the immunity win. Rob Mariano came to Lex van den Berghe, pleading him to spare Amber. In return, he would protect him. Shii Ann wanted Amber gone, but didn't vote her because she did not want to deal with Rob's wrath. She voted out Jerri in a unanimous vote.

The tribes merged and moved to the abandoned Saboga camp. Rob went back on his deal with Lex, who even Shii Ann voted against at the Tribal Council of the merged tribe. At the next challenge, the tribes were divided into teams of four. The winning team would get letters from home and a chance at individual immunity. Shii Ann's team which consisted of Amber, Rob, and Alicia Calaway won. However, Shii Ann failed to win immunity. Kathy and Shii Ann tried to break the Chapera Alliance, however, the alliance stayed strong and voted out Kathy. Disheartened by losing the person she was closest to throughout the game, Shii Ann was fully aware that she was the next to go. This was made more apparent when Rupert Boneham won the Reward Challenge and left her with just a bowl of rice. At the Immunity Challenge, Shii Ann outlasted Rupert to win immunity. Despite the immunity win, the others still ostracized her with Alicia warning her to not get cocky with her win as she had to return to camp with them. Back at camp, Shii Ann viewed them as stupid players for not making deals with her. Amber told the others to let Shii Ann enjoy her moment. Knowing that Rob, Alicia, and Rupert were all vulnerable, she decided to vote against Alicia who was voted out unanimously.

Shii Ann felt alienated being with the other five. Shii Ann, in particular, was getting annoyed with Jenna Lewis. The next Reward Challenge was a Loved Ones Challenge. The loved ones would be the ones competing in an eating challenge. Shii Ann saw her mother, Lily. Lily was out in the second round. Shii Ann didn't mind her mom losing, knowing the food was disgusting and the living conditions were horrible. At the Immunity Challenge, she came very close to winning, but Tom Buchanan beat her to immunity. Unable to break the Chapera bond, Shii Ann was unanimously voted out.

At the Final Tribal Council, Shii Ann asked the finalists three reasons why should she vote for the other one. Rob said that Amber was the truest partner in the game, she never quit, and for her support towards the alliance. Amber said that Rob should win because of his challenge performance, he was the person she could depend on, and for sticking to the alliance. Ultimately, Shii Ann gave her jury vote to Amber. She stated the person who she voted for would win the million dollars. The was proven true as Amber became the Sole Survivor of Survivor: All-Stars. At the All-Stars Reunion Show, believing she was the swing vote, Amber gave Shii Ann a car for voting for her.

Voting History

Shii Ann's Voting History
Episode Shii Ann's
Votes
Voted Against
Shii Ann
1 Mogo Mogo Tribe Immune
2 Mogo Mogo Tribe Immune
3 No Tribal Council
4 Mogo Mogo Tribe Immune
5 Richard -
6 No Tribal Council
7 Colby -
8 Ethan -
10 Jerri -
11 Lex -
12 Amber -
13 Alicia Individual Immunity
14 Amber Amber, Jenna L.,
Rob M., Rupert, Tom
Voted Out, Day 33
Voted for
Sole Survivor
Amber

Post-Survivor

Trivia

  • Shii Ann is the first Asian-American to compete on Survivor.
    • With her appearance in All-Stars, Shii Ann is the first Asian-American to compete on multiple seasons and the first to make it to the merge and jury stage.
  • Shii Ann's luxury item in Thailand was a traveling bag.
  • Shii Ann is the first castaway to receive votes from all of their original tribemates but not be voted out at their first Tribal Council. She would be followed by Ashley Massaro, Gillian Larson, J'Tia Taylor, Alecia Holden, and Patrick Bolton.
    • Shii Ann is the only castaway with this distinction to play on another season.
  • Shii Ann had the most votes cast against her in Thailand, with 10.
  • Thus far, Shii Ann is the only representative of Thailand to appear in a future season.
  • Shii Ann and Rob Mariano are the first castaways to return for a second season despite not reaching the jury stage in their original season.
    • Shii Ann is also the first castaway to return without having previously reached the merge. Therefore, she is the only castaway on All-Stars who didn't make the merge on her first season.
  • Fellow Thailand castaway Tanya Vance helped convince Shii Ann to compete on All-Stars after Shii Ann initially had hesitations.[7]
  • Shii Ann was invited back for Heroes vs. Villains, but turned it down as she had recently given birth.[8]

References

Survivor: Thailand Castaways
 Brian
Chuay Gahn
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 Clay
Chuay Gahn
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 Erin
Sook Jai
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 Ghandia
Chuay Gahn
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 Helen
Chuay Gahn
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 Jake
Sook Jai
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 Jan
Chuay Gahn
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 Jed
Sook Jai
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 John
Chuay Gahn
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 Ken
Sook Jai
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 Penny
Sook Jai
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 Robb
Sook Jai
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 Shii Ann
Sook Jai
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 Stephanie
Sook Jai
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 Tanya
Chuay Gahn
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 Ted
Chuay Gahn
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Survivor: All-Stars Castaways
 Alicia
Chapera
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 Amber
Chapera
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 Colby
Mogo Mogo
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 Ethan
Saboga
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 Jenna L.
Saboga
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 Jenna M.
Mogo Mogo
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 Jerri
Saboga
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 Kathy
Mogo Mogo
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 Lex
Mogo Mogo
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 Richard
Mogo Mogo
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 Rob C.
Chapera
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 Rob M.
Chapera
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 Rudy
Saboga
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 Rupert
Saboga
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 Shii Ann
Mogo Mogo
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 Susan
Chapera
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 Tina
Saboga
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 Tom
Chapera
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