Dawn Tyson
Contestant Profile
Birth Date October 30, 1988 (1988-10-30) (age 29)
Hometown Jemez Springs, New Mexico
Occupation Jewelry Maker

Survivor: The Sahara

Tribes Scorpio
Placement 3/20
Alliances Scorpio Alliance
Challenges Won 11
Votes Against 1
Days Lasted 38
Dawn Tyson is a contestant on Survivor: The Sahara. She placed 3rd.


Name (Age): Dawn Tyson (24)
Tribe Designation: Scorpio, Qattara
Current Residence: Jemez Springs, New Mexico
Occupation: Jewelry Maker
Personal Claim to Fame: I'm a vegetarian, and all my friends, those who do and don't eat meat, say how well I cook as a vegetarian. I also am good with my hands and create clothing, jewelry, and other items for myself and others.
Hobbies: Making crafts, poetry, protesting
Pet Peeves: People who knowingly destroy Mother Earth, Mean people, Hateful people
3 Words to Describe You: Creative, Odd, Stubborn
SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: Kimmi Kappenburg, we're both vegetarians and stand for our beliefs.
Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: To win the money for our cause.
Why You Think You’ll “Survive” SURVIVOR: As I'm creative and good with my hands, I'll be helpful in challenges, with puzzles.
Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: I'm stubborn and I will fight every time I'm up on the chopping block for me to stay.

Survivor: The Sahara

Voting History

Dawn's Voting History
Episode Dawn's
Voted Against
1 Scorpio Tribe Immune
2 Scorpio Tribe Immune
3 Scorpio Tribe Immune
4 Grimsley -
5 Scorpio Tribe Immune
6 Scorpio Tribe Immune
7 Devin -
8 Scorpio Tribe Immune
9 Jeremy -
10 Gwendolyn -
11 Roberta -
Aleskan -
12 Montana -
13 Katniss -
14 Katniss -
Ineligible Judas
Voted Out, Day 38
Voted for
Sole Survivor


Dawn and Hibiki have kept their relationship intact since The Sahara, but date long distance, visiting each other occasionally. The two recently applied for a season of The Amazing Race. Dawn's jewelry-making business has thrived since her return.