Top 10 Sexiest Women of CBS's Survivor (With Pictures)
Even without makeup and hairdryers, the women of Survivor still manage to make living on a deserted island look good. With all of the backlash against airbrushing, implants and other forms of manufactured beauty, Survivor manages to put the real into reality tv. Just how hot are the women of survivor? Many have gone on from the show to careers in modeling, including spreads and covers of Maxim and Playboy. Others are everyday girl-next-door good-looking, but watch out-- if a hurricane just so happens to blow through the neighborhood, they'll be the ones chopping down trees, making fires, and hunting down food for the whole block.
Criteria: While the women on the list are obviously all extremely attractive, other criteria were involved. Many fared extremely well on the game of survivor, outwitting, outplaying, and even outlasting the competition. In addition, intelligence, stamina, ingenuity, community involvement, personality, personal fortitude and inner strength were all considered. While there's quite a few pretty faces that could have made the list, the following ten women of Survivor are beautiful from the inside out...
10. Julie Berry - Vanuatu
Julie Berry made headlines in Vanuatu for sunbathing naked and shamelessly flirting with host Jeff Probst. The two dated wound up dating for three years after the show aired, but broke off their relationship in 2008.
From the Maliseet Indian tribe, Julie is a member of the East Carolina Native American Organization. A graduate of East Carolina University, Jule completed her bachelor's degree in Family and Community Development, and works for the Peace Corps to as a health advocate and with at-risk youth.
In 2005 Julie was included on Maxim's Hot 100 Women list.
9. Amanda Kimmel - Micronesia, China, Heroes vs. Villains
Amanda Kimmel set the record for longest amount of time spent on Survivor, 108 days in total. Though the record was later broken, Amanda proved to be one of the toughest competitors, placing in the final two for her first two seasons. By her third season, the other competitors saw her as a large threat, and voted her off the island just after the merge.
Originally from Montana, Amanda is a beauty pageant queen and avid outdoorswoman, taking part in an annual "penguin plunge" into a frozen lake for charity. She has competed in the Miss USA and Miss Earth pageants, and currently models for Maximum Talent Agency.
Amanda once flew a kite off of the Great Wall of China wearing five-inch heels.
8. Michelle Yi - Survivor: Fiji
Michelle Yi won over the hearts of her fellow tribemates and the viewing public with her sunny yet quirky personality. She was the first contestant on the history of the show to create fire without the aid of a flint, using a pair of glasses to magnify the rays of the sun.
Had Michelle not been voted out prematurely due to an unexpected game twist, she would have been a front runner for the title of sole survivor.
Michelle studied fashion at the University of Cincinatti, and has a passion for rock-climbing.
7. Marisa Calihan - Samoa
Marisa Calihan certainly had no staying power, but deserves some recognition to being the first victim of Survivor's most notorious villain, Russel Hantz. Russel openly admitted to targeting the most intelligent and outspoken tribe members, and Marisa was first on his list.
A self-described free-spirit, Marisa spent many years traveling through poverty-stricken countries. While abroad, she helped to install plumbing and running water in impoverished communities.
6. Jessie Camacho - Africa
After contracting a stomach virus shortly after her arrival in Africa, Jesse Camacho was voted out early by tribe members. Originally from Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, Jesse moved to Florida when she was 14. She is a deputy sheriff for the Orange County Police Department, and has also worked as an actress and model.
Jessie's television roles include seven episodes of the hit show Reno 911. She can also been seen in the movies The Champagne Gang, The Curse of Alcatraz, and Treasure of the Black Jaguar.
5. Candice Woodcock - Cook Islands, Heroes vs. Villains
Candice Woodcock originally appeared on the Cook Island season of survivor, where she popularized the Survivor knee sock look. A fierce competitor, Candice took the lead in many of the challenges, but was ultimately voted out after a change in tribal loyalties.
Cast as a Hero on the Heroes vs. Villains season, Candice became the 5th member of the jury after the other competitors decided that she was too strong of a player mentally and strategically. And what's sexier than a smart woman in knee socks?
A medical student at George Washington University, Candice has done extensive humanitarian work in Africa, including teaching school and founding a clinic to distribute eyeglasses. She has served as the executive director of Students for Students International at her alma mater, the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.
Sundra Oakley - Cook Islands
Sundra Oakley placed in the final four in the Cook Islands season of survivor, the "race season." This final foursome overcame unbelievable odds, and included one member from each of the four races represented. Sundra's tribe was knocked down to four after a surprise mutiny, compared to the opposing tribes eight members. The foursome went on to defeat the other tribe one member at a time, and all four teammates made the final four together.
Off the island, Sundra is a makeup artist for The View, as well as an actress. She has appeared in CSI: Miami, CSI, Lost, As the World Turns, and Sex in the City. She is also a trained martial artist.
3. Jennifer Lyon - Palau
Placing fourth in Survivor Palau, Jennifer was known for her infectious smile and positive outlook. Sadly, Jennifer Lyon was diagnosed with breast cancer two months after the show finished filming. She underwent many treatments for the disease, and became a passionate advocate for breast cancer awareness. Jennifer passed away in 2010, after battling her disease for five years.
Jennifer received a bachelor's degree in nutrition and food management from Oregon State University, and worked with the Me and My Two Friends Foundation to promote early detection for breast cancer. She was the 2006 Grand Marshall for the 11th Annual Walk for the Cause, and opened a Christmas tree farm in order to donate profits to the Susan Love Cancer Research Foundation.
2. Natalie White - Samoa
Natalie White was the winner of the Survivor: Samoa season. Samoa had the largest cast in the history of the show, and Natalie managed to beat not only the nineteen other contestants, but uber-villain Russel Hantz.
A Southern belle from Van Buren, Arkansas, Natalie shocked tribemates by clubbing and killing a rat, then bringing the carcass back to camp for a meal.
A graduate of the University of Arkansas, Natalie majored in marketing and worked as a pharmaceutical sales rep before going on the show.
1. Parvati Shallow - Cook Islands, Micronesia, Heroes vs. Villains
The sexiest woman of Survivor award goes to Parvati Shallow, who charmed her fellow contestants and viewers across America with her inviting personality and hundred-watt smile. Beyond, charm, good looks and a killer body, Parvati deserves the title of Sexiest Female Survivor for her intelligence, impressive gameplay and meaningful contributions to her community.
Parvati first competed on the Cook Islands season, where she was dubbed "the flirt," and voted off early. On her second chance at the game in Micronesia, Parvati changed her gameplay, making a wicked alliance of women that got her all the way to the end.
Upon winning Micronesia, Parvati donated the majority of her winnings to the charity she created, Knockouts For Girls. The organization promotes self esteem and empowerment for young girls through boxing instruction, but it also serves as a fund-raising vehicle to generate support for a variety of social service programs that help underprivileged women and girls.
Parvati majored in journalism at the University of Georgia, with minors in French and Italian. She grew up on a commune in Florida, and is a professional boxer.