Ilena Swan
Ilena S
Contestant Profile
Birth Date June 7, 1990 (1990-06-07) (age 27)
Hometown Buffalo, NY
Occupation Coffee Shop Employee

Survivor: Kermadec Falls

Tribes Niiv
Placement 9/18
Challenges Won 3
Votes Against 9
Days Lasted 24

Ilena Swan was a contestant in Survivor: Kermadec Falls.


She prefers to spend her time outside. She is perceptive, and good at surviving outdoors. But she is not so lucky, or very athletic. Her life time wish is to have a large family (husband and 5+ kids). She’d like to go to college, which she has never been able to afford. She works at a coffee shop, trying to raise enough money. Ileana is truly a kind and generous person, but she's determined to win for the sake of her family.

Survivor: Kermadec Falls

Ilena formed a close bond with Grey Winters early in the game.

Yeah, Grey is just one of those nice guys and I am glad to have him as a tribemate, I can sense a bond forming between us already!


On Day 13, Ilena and Grey set up their plan to take out the other original Mungo and Anju members, insuring a Niiv victory, but Noctourne overheard the plan.

At the subsequent tribal council, Tim, Noctourne and Vanessa tied the vote against Ilena, Sam and Grey. Ilena was tied with Vanessa. A Tiebreaker challenge was issued, but Ilena won and promised herself more days in the game.

At the merge, Ilena reunited with her friend Flora. Ilena promised to go with Flora to the final 2. After the first immunity challenge, Sam suggested all 5 original Niiv vote out Sarah. But Sarah ruined Niiv's plan by flirting with Blake and he changed his vote. Ilena's ally Sam was eliminated.

Like that, the Niiv five was down to 3, Grey, Flora and Ilena. After Grey won immunity, he was removed from the vote and that left only Flora and Ilena. She was voted out 6-2.

Voting History

Ilena's Voting History
Episode Ilena's
Voted Against
1 Niiv Tribe Immune
2 Esme -
3 Mark -
4 Niiv Tribe Immune
5 Vanessa Noctourne, Tim & Vanessa
6 Niiv Tribe Immune
7 Sarah -
8 Owen Blake, Noctourne, Owen,
Sarah, Sienna & Tim
Voted Off, Day 24
Voted for
Sole Survivor


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  • Ilena shares her birthday, June 7, with Niiv teammate Sam Daley.