Vanua is a tribe from Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X. They are the "Millennials" tribe.

Initially a fun-loving tribe, Vanua was physically strong in challenges, partly thanks to their youth. But the Millennials quickly split into two sides, and began to turn on each other right before the merge. Their tribe color is orange.

Members

Adam Klein
25, San Francisco, CA
Homeless shelter manager
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Figgy Figueroa
23, Nashville, TN
Bartender
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Hannah Shapiro
24, West Hollywood, CA
Barista
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Jay Starrett
26, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Real estate agent
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Mari Takahashi
31, Los Angeles, CA
Gamer
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Michaela Bradshaw
25, Fort Worth, TX
Vacation club saleswoman
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Michelle Schubert
28, Yakima, WA
Missionary recruiter
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Taylor Stocker
24, Post Falls, ID
Snowboard instructor
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Will Wahl
18, Long Valley, NJ
High school student
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Zeke Smith
28, Brooklyn, NY
Asset manager
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 CeCe Taylor
    
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 Chris Hammons
    
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 David Wright
    
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 Zeke Smith
    
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Tribe History

As the Millennial tribe, Vanua was originally composed of the younger contestants. On the first day, most of the tribe decided to enjoy the beach, and play in the ocean, rather than build the shelter. This would come back to haunt them, as that night a torrential downpour completely wrecked their flimsy shelter and drenched them, lowering morale. Like their rival tribe, they were evacuated on Day 2 to protect them from the typhoon. Despite both these setbacks, they would go on to win the first Immunity Challenge.

A Tribe Divided

During this time, a romantic relationship/alliance budded between Figgy Figueroa and Taylor Stocker, which earned the ire of their tribemates, and in turn split the tribe into two factions; the minority Triforce alliance of Figgy, Taylor, Jay Starrett, and Michelle Schubert against the majority alliance led by Mari Takahashi. Upon losing the second Immunity Challenge, it seemed certain that Figgy would be voted off, due to her closeness with Taylor. However, Jay and Michelle went to work swaying the tribe, and in the end, Mari was blindsided in a 7-3 vote, with Adam Klein and Zeke Smith being the only two other members who stayed loyal to the majority. With them being on the bottom, it seemed certain that either one of them would go home next, but since the tribe won the next two Immunity Challenges, that theory would never come to fruition.

The Generations Mix

On Day 13, the tribe went to what seemed to be a normal challenge. They were shocked when Jeff Probst instructed them to drop their buffs. Upon drawing new buffs, it was revealed that everyone except Michelle and Zeke would be leaving Vanua, and they would be receiving Gen-Xers CeCe Taylor, Chris Hammons, and David Wright. Initially, they appeared to be the weakest tribe, coming in a distant third at their first Immunity Challenge. It seemed like a Millennial would be voted off, specifically Michelle. However, the former Gen-X castaways, in a bold move, flipped on CeCe, sending her home in a unanimous vote. Even after the vote, Michelle still was on the bottom against the men of the tribe. They would avoid Tribal Council for the rest of their time as a tribe, saving her until the merge.

On Day 21, Vanua and its two rival tribes merged into the Vinaka tribe.

Gallery

Trivia

  • Vanua is the fourth "younger tribe" to go against an "older tribe", following Bayoneta, Viveros, and La Flor.
  • Both people voted out of the tribe (both original and post-switch) were minority women who were blindsided.
  • Vanua is the only post-switch tribe where the Gen-Xers outnumbered the Millennials.
    • Despite that, it is the only post-switch tribe to vote out a Gen-Xer.

References

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Cook Islands Fiji China Micronesia
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Libertad Murlonio Te Tuna Tikiano
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Dangrayne Enil Edam Kasama Solarrion
San Juan del Sur Worlds Apart Cambodia Kaôh Rōng
Coyopa Hunahpu Escameca Masaya Nagarote Bayon Ta Keo Angkor Chan Loh Gondol To Tang
Huyopa Merica Orkun Dara
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Vinaka Maku Maku Solewa Lavita
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Kalokalo Vata Lumuwaku Koru
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