Jake Robinson
Contestant Profile
Birth Date June 21, 1987 (1987-06-21) (age 30)
Hometown San Diego, CA
Occupation Professional Surfer


Tribes Manlai
► Sevrei
Placement 9/20
Challenges Won 10
Votes Against 4
Days Lasted 26

Jake Robinson is a contestant from Survivor: Mongolia.


Name (Age): Jake Robinson (25)
Tribe Designation: Manlai
Current Residence: San Diego, CA
Occupation: Professional Surfer
Personal Claim to Fame: Overcoming cancer in high school.
Inspiration in Life: Kelly Slater has won 11 world surfing championships in his 22-year career. I always push myself to one day be even close to as good as he is.
Hobbies: Hanging out at the beach, working out, having a good time with my friends.
Pet Peeves: Stupid people and workaholics.
3 Words to Describe You: Laid back, Competitive, Determined
If You Could Have 3 Things on The Island What Would They Be and Why? 1) My surfboard, 2) My iPod for some tunes during down time, 3) A weight set to keep my body in shape.
SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: I definitely got some Colby in me, but I have to say mostly Malcolm because I see myself as a triple-threat as he was in his seasons.
Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: The money but to also enjoy the experience.
Why You Think You’ll “Survive” SURVIVOR: I'm eye candy which I can use to my advantage to get my way.
Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: The ladies love me and the guys will want to be me. I'm a physically flawless, my mind gets more and more keen with age, and I don't get myself emotionally attached to very many things. What more could you ask for in a Survivor contestant?

Survivor: Mongolia

Jake was selected as one of the twenty contestants to compete in Survivor: Mongolia. Jake found himself in alliances early on as he, Nicholas Parrish, Abby Quinn, and Katie Maxwell all formed an alliance of four while getting buckets of water. Then he and Nicholas would align with Scott Colston in the hopes of eliminating common enemy Wayne Matlock. On Day 5, Jake drew a yellow buff to signify that he would be on the Manlai tribe. There, the six of them enjoyed a six-challenge winning streak. Along the way, Jake was able to make a majority alliance consisting of himself, Katie, and Melissa Edwards. With this alliance, he was able to find out that Katie possessed a hidden immunity idol. On Day 16, Jake and the rest of Manlai were absorbed by the two rival tribes, Noyon and Sevrei. Jake was selected to be on Sevrei, where he would be reunited with Scott. Scott recruited both him and Melissa to the majority alliance and they took out Benjamin Long at their first Tribal Council as a new tribe. The next vote, Scott grew weary of Julia Liu's laziness around camp and approached Jake and Melissa about a possible blindside. However, they did not trust Scott fully and went to Julia with the information. Together, they were able to turn the vote on Scott and send him packing right before the merge. After the merge hit, he realigned with former Manlai members Katie, Melissa, and Antonio Dyson. Feeling that they were outnumbered, Jake went to swing votes Cassie Abbott and Tony Alvarez in the hopes of swaying them to their side. Ultimately, they chose Elliott Trudeau's alliance instead and voted out Antonio and Julia in back to back Tribal Councils. On Day 23, Jake won reward and found an idol clue that he kept to himself until after Julia's elimination. He went to search for an idol on Day 25 but was caught red-handed by Elliott. He then blackmailed Jake to read the clue aloud to the rest of the tribe. Jake then called Elliott's bluff by reaching into Katie's bag and pulling out her idol, claiming that it was his that he found that morning. He then threw the clue into the fire to make sure no one else knew of the location of idol that was still hidden. At the next Tribal Council, the majority alliance split the votes between him and Melissa in an attempt to flush out the idol. But their plan worked better than expected when Melissa switched her vote to Jake to ensure her safety and his elimination. Jake then criticized Melissa for her actions at the aforementioned vote at the final Tribal Council. He voted for Jenn Klesko to be the Sole Survivor.

Voting History

Jake's Voting History
Episode Jake's
Voted Against
1 Wayne -
Jake's Team Immune
2 Manlai Tribe Immune
3 Manlai Tribe Immune
4 Manlai Tribe Immune
5 Manlai Tribe Immune
6 Benjamin Individual Immunity
7 Scott -
8 Eric -
9 Julia Individual Immunity
10 Elliott Elliott, Eric,
Melissa, Tony
Voted Off, Day 26
Voted for
Sole Survivor


  • Jake was a nominee for Mister Mongolia, but ultimately lost to Tony Alvarez.