Survivor Philippines: Celebrity Showdown is the third Philippine season of Survivor. It was set in Ranong, Thailand, but the theme of the season was Burmese-inspired, given its close proximity to Myanmar.

Brazilian-Japanese model Akihiro Sato won the title of Celebrity Sole Survivor after a vote of 3-2-2, over Solenn Heusaff and Ervic Vijandre.


Filipino model-actor Richard Gutierrez was tapped as the new host of the franchise, replacing its former host, Paolo Bediones, who moved to TV5 a few months after the second season ended airing. This season featured 18 famous personalities from different fields of film, TV, sports and pop culture. The identities of the castaways were teased between July and August 2010 before the press release in August 14, 2010.


  • New host: Starting from this season, Filipino actor-model Richard Gutierrez hosted the season, replacing Paolo Bediones, who moved to another television network.
  • Shorter season: The season was filmed for 36 days, three days shorter from the standard 39.
  • Celebrity castaways: Eighteen celebrity contestants, glamorously dressed supposedly for a press conference for the season, until they were abruptly whisked off to the island of Ranong, where they met the new host, Richard, who then informed them that the game already started.
  • One World: For the first two days of the series, the still tribe-less castaways lived on one camp until their first Immunity Challenge, where the tribes were formed.
  • Tribe leader: The two castaways that won the first challenge on Day 2 would be assigned as the leaders of their tribes. The third tribe leader was elected at Tribal Council.
  • Three tribes: For the first time in the Philippine franchise, three tribes competed in the season.
  • Isla Misteryo: The same mechanics of the US version's Exile Island, one member of each tribe were banished here until the next Immunity Challenge. Hidden across the island are bags of coins which the exiled can use to buy items from a "store" where luxury items, Immunity Bracelets, and creature comforts were available.
  • Kidnapping: Completely different from the first season, instead of the kidnapped castaway staying in the opposing tribe for a period of time, he/she would become a member of the tribe who kidnapped him/her. This power was given to the first winning tribe on the Cycle 3 Reward Challenge.
  • Tribe Switch: The decimated Magan tribe was dissolved, after which their remaining members, and the other tribes were spread into the new Nagar and Sar Mayee tribes.
  • Immunity Bracelet: Unlike last season's Immunity Bracelets, this season's Immunity Bracelets were used akin to the US version's Hidden Immunity Idol. 
  • Final Tribal Council format: For the first time in any franchise, four contestants faced a Jury of six. At the Final Tribal Council, the jury, along with the final four, voted for the 7th and final member of the jury, and its results were revealed at the live finale. The final Jury member was voted off in public, after which, the now-complete Jury voted for the Sole Survivor.


Contestant Tribe Affiliation Finish Votes
Original Tribe Post-Kidnap Absorbed Tribe Merged Tribe
Princess PH3 Princess Snell
StarStruck finalist
None Quit
Day 2
Doc Ferdz PH3 Doc Ferdz Recio
Veterinarian and TV host
Magan 1st Voted Out
Day 6
Myka PH3 Myka Flores
Magan Magan 2nd Voted Out
Day 9
Buhawi PH3 Buhawi Meneses
Parokya ni Edgar/Franco bassist
Magan Magan 3rd Voted Out
Day 11
Karen PH3 Karen delos Reyes
Actress and former commercial model
Sar Mayee Sar Mayee Nagar 4th Voted Out
Day 13
Pretty Trizsa PH3 Pretty Trizsa Celso
Stand-up comic
Sar Mayee Sar Mayee Sar Mayee 5th Voted Out
Day 16
Mico PH3 Mico Aytona
TV host
Magan Magan Nagar 6th Voted Out
Day 19
Ian PH3 Ian Batherson
StarStruck finalist
Nagar Nagar Nagar 7th Voted Out
Day 19
Jon PH3 Jon Hall
Nagar Nagar Sar Mayee Galone 8th Voted Out
1st Jury Member
Day 22
Aira PH3 Aira Bermudez
SexBomb Girls member
Sar Mayee Sar Mayee Nagar 9th Voted Out
2nd Jury Member
Day 24
Michelle PH3 Michelle Madrigal
Nagar Nagar Sar Mayee 10th Voted Out
3rd Jury Member
Day 27
Ahron PH3 Ahron Villena
Nagar Nagar Sar Mayee 11th Voted Out
4th Jury Member
Day 30
Elma PH3 Elma Muros-Posadas
Track and field athlete
Magan Magan Sar Mayee 12th Voted Out
5th Jury Member
Day 33
Moi PH3 Moi Marcampo
Commercial model and
personal assistant to Piolo Pascual
Nagar Nagar Nagar 13th Voted Out
6th Jury Member
Day 35
Aubrey PH3 Aubrey Miles
Film and TV actress
Sar Mayee Sar Mayee Sar Mayee 14th Voted Out
7th Jury Member
Day 36
Ervic PH3 Ervic Vijandre
Basketball player and model
Sar Mayee Nagar Sar Mayee Runners-Up 5
Solenn PH3 Solenn Heusaff
Model and make-up artist
Magan Magan Nagar 4
Akihiro PH3 Akihiro Sato
Model and TV actor
Sar Mayee Sar Mayee Sar Mayee Sole Survivor 8

Episode Guide

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Elimination History

Voting History

Survivor Philippines: Celebrity Showdown Voting History
Pre-Tribes Original Tribes Post-Kidnap Tribes Absorbed Tribes Merged Tribes
Cycle # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Finale
Voted out: Princess PH3
Doc Ferdz PH3
Doc Ferdz
Myka PH3
Buhawi PH3
Karen PH3
Pretty Trizsa PH3
Mico PH3
Ian PH3
Jon PH3
Aira PH3
Michelle PH3
Ahron PH3
Elma PH3
Moi PH3
Tie Aubrey PH3
Ervic PH3
Solenn PH3
Akihiro PH3
Vote: No vote1 1-02 4-1 3-1 4-2-1 6-1 3-2-1 4-2-1-0-03, 4 4-2-05 7-2 7-1 5-1-1 5-1-0-06 4-1 3-3-2-27 5-3 3-2-2
Akihiro Trizsa Moi Michelle Aira Michelle Ahron Elma Moi Aubrey None7 Jury Vote
Solenn None Myka Buhawi Ian Mico Ian Jon Aira Michelle Ahron Elma Moi Akihiro Akihiro
Ervic Trizsa Aira Michelle Aira Michelle Ahron Elma Moi Akihiro Akihiro
Aubrey Trizsa Aira Michelle Aira Michelle Ahron Elma Moi Akihiro None7 Ervic
Moi Karen Mico Aira Jon Aira Michelle Aubrey Elma Akihiro Solenn Akihiro Ervic
Elma None Myka Buhawi Trizsa Ian Michelle Aira Michelle Ahron Solenn Aubrey Aubrey Akihiro
Ahron Karen Aira Ian Jon Aira Michelle Ervic Aubrey Aubrey Solenn
Michelle Trizsa Ahron Aubrey Ervic Akihiro Ervic Aubrey Solenn
Aira Ian Mico Ian Jon Ervic Ervic Aubrey Akihiro
Jon Trizsa Ahron Aubrey Solenn Aubrey Akihiro
Ian Karen Aira Solenn
Mico None Myka Buhawi Karen Ian
Trizsa Jon
Karen Moi
Buhawi Doc Ferdz Myka Mico
Myka None Mico
Doc Ferdz None
Princess Quit


^1 Princess quit the game. No vote occurred for her removal.
^2 Only the tribe leader; Buhawi, was permitted to cast a vote at the second Tribal Council.
^3 Nagar faced a Double Elimination. In addition, Sar Mayee participated in the second round of voting as part of their reward.
^4 Aira and Moi played their Immunity Bracelets, negating any votes cast against them.
^5 Michelle played her Immunity Bracelet, negating any votes cast against her.
^6 Aubrey and Moi played their Immunity Bracelets, negating any votes cast against them, though they did not receive any votes.
^7 At the Final Tribal Council, the Jury did not vote for a finalist to win, instead, the Jury and the finalists themselves casted votes for the 7th Jury Member. The vote resulted in a tie between Aubrey and Akihiro. A re-vote commenced at the live finale, where Akihiro and Aubrey were ineligible to vote.


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