JaeMin S10 contestant

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JaeMin S5 contestant

Contestant Profile
Hometown Ohio, United States American Flag
Occupation Student
Seasons Competed 3
Total Number of Days 202

Tumblr Survivor: Redemption Island

Tribe(s) Tainui
► Ngāpuhi
Placement Winner
Challenge(s) Won 6
Vote(s) Against 3
Day(s) Lasted 67

Tumblr Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains

Tribe(s) Heroes
► Yin
Toa Totoa
Placement Runner-Up
Challenge(s) Won 7
Vote(s) Against 2
Day(s) Lasted 67


Tribe(s) Watubela
Mojo Jojo
Placement Winner
Challenge(s) Won 12
Vote(s) Against 4
Day(s) Lasted 68

JaeMin is the winner of Tumblr Survivor: Redemption Island and Tumblr Survivor: Maluku. He was also the Runner-up on Heroes vs. Villains.
Jaemin is one of the first five players inducted into the Tumblr Survivor Hall of Fame.

Tumblr Survivor: Redemption Island

(To be edited following the conclusion of Season 5)

Tumblr Survivor: Maluku

Hobbies: Foreign languages, travel, psychology, weightlifting, golf, tennis, gaming, clubbing.
Pet Peeves: Inconsiderate people, selfishness, attention-seeking behavior, arrogance, loud eating habits, this thing people do when they publically voice their opinion about a taboo/touchy subject and then expect everyone to agree with their racist/sexist/homophobic opinion just because we're all silent and not responding to it.
3 Words To Describe You: Tenacious, Empathetic, Altruistic
Name 1 thing not many people know about you: Never been in a legitimate relationship (and that's sad at my age)
If you could have 3 things on an island what would they be and why?: A cocktail, a man, and suntan lotion.
Favorite Survivor Season and Why: Micronesia (so many blindsides and great strategic play, with an awesome end result). Other honorable mentions: Cook Islands, Heroes vs Villains, Cagayan.
Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like: Yul Kwon
Why did you come back? I want to prove to others that there's more to my game than just being a nice guy. I want to show that I can be versatile and fight hard if I need to. Why not see how long my luck of never being voted out will last? I also love getting to know others and playing this game. I would never turn down an offer to come back!

Voting History

Tumblr Survivor: Redemption Island

JaeMin's Voting History
Episode JaeMin's
Voted Against
1 Tainui Tribe Immune
2 Tainui Tribe Immune
3 Tainui Tribe Immune
4 Tainui Tribe Immune
5 Chris -
6 Ngapuhi Tribe Immune
7 Owen -
8 Bradley -
9 Justin -
10 Jake -
11 Jake B Jake B, Nicole
12 Nicole -
13 Justin -
14 Jake Jake, Jessica
- Jessica
15 - -
Sole Survivor, Day 67
Jury Votes
for JaeMin
Austin, Bradley,
Jake B, Jenn, Nicole

Tumblr Survivor: Heroes Vs. Villains

JaeMin's Voting History
Episode JaeMin's
Voted Against
1 Ryan -
2 Brennah -
3 Heroes Tribe Immune
4 Heroes Tribe Immune
5 Justin -
6 Heroes Tribe Immune
7 Yin Tribe Immune
8 Yin Tribe Immune
9 Jack Jack, Lacey
10 Phil -
11 Lacey -
12 Casey -
13 Wes -
14 Kellan -
15 Caleb Caleb, Jasmine, Hanne
16 Jasmine -
Runner-Up, Day 67
Jury Votes
for JaeMin
Caleb, Kellan

Votes with a strike through them were negated by a Hidden Immunity Idol.

Fun Facts

Favorite Survivor Contestants:

Parvati Shallow, Yul Kwon, Amber Brkich, Shii Ann Huang, Crystal Cox

Favorite Survivor Season:

Heroes vs. Villains, Micronesia, Cook Islands


  • JaeMin is the first male to win a season of Tumblr Survivor.
  • JaeMin is fluent in Korean.
  • JaeMin had the best average finishing placement out of all returning players (Two first place finishes and an outright second place finish).
    • Shareef owned it outright for a bit until CvC, when he tied for second (Jaemin outright got second place in HvV)
  • JaeMin is the first castaway to compete more than once, yet never get voted out, eliminated, quit, or gotten med evac
    • He has never been voted out, eliminated, quit or got med evac in any of the three seasons he has ever played
  • JaeMin lasted 202 days in total.
    • He owns the record for most days played by a three time player
  • JaeMin's closest ally from his first three seasons he appeared in finished in 3rd place (Jenn, Jake B, Maria).
  • JaeMin most likely holds the record for most second place finishes in immunity challenges.
  • JaeMin frequently gives jurors under 18 years of age with ADHD or reading disabilities aneurysms at final tribal councils by using advanced vocabulary words and writing collegiate level speeches.
  • JaeMin gave Casey the nickname "ChaosCasey".
  • He could have been Yul.

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Tumblr Survivor: Panama
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Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Tumblr Survivor: Chief's Island
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Tumblr Survivor: Tahiti