Jo Bosko
Contestant Profile
Birth Date September 21, 1982 (1982-09-21) (age 35)
Hometown Westbrook, Maine
Occupation Sports Coach

Survivor: The Sahara

Tribes Kufra
Placement 18/20
Alliances Outsiders Alliance
Challenges Won 2
Votes Against 8
Days Lasted 8
Jo Bosko is a contestant on Survivor: The Sahara. She placed 18th.


Survivor: The Sahara

Name (Age): Jo Bosko (30)
Tribe Designation: Kufra
Current Residence: Westbrook, Maine
Occupation: Sports Coach
Personal Claim to Fame: Being the only high school girl to compete in every boy's sports, and even surpassing the boys.
Hobbies: Exercise, Sports, Staying in Shape
Pet Peeves: Weaklings, Lazy people
3 Words to Describe You: Athletic, Bossy, Dominant
SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: Kim Spradlin, because she is one of the few people on Survivor to be a strong dominant woman.
Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: To prove I can win the show, by winning every single challenge.
Why You Think You’ll “Survive” SURVIVOR: I will win every single challenge.
Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: If I do not win I will rip the million dollars out of their cold, dead hands.

Survivor: The Sahara

On Day 1, Jo, along with other nineteen castaways, competed in an individual immunity challenge. Jo won one of the two necklaces, and chose who would be on her tribe. She choose Devin, Drayden, Felicity, Giselle, Ira, Kurt, Lilly-Bo, Roberta, and VJ, a primarily older, but muscular tribe. By Day 2, Jo became one of the Fearsome Four, fighting over who would be tribe leader. On Day 3, she was one of the pullers for Kufra, making a great lead for the tribe, but a crucial mistake caused her team to shut down. He tribe lost the first immunity, and this made her mad. She initially threw Giselle and Felicity under the bus for the loss, but at tribal council she threw Ira underneath it instead. She voted for Ira. Because of her individual immunity, she couldn't be voted for.

On Day 4, the fights for leader were discontinued, and Jo went on her own tirade, forcing VJ to help sort the rations. She participated in the reward challenge the same day, eating her roasted camel tripe, before Jeff could disqualify Dawn from the challenge, earning them their second point. Her tribe eventually won the reward, something Jo wanted for once. On Day 6, she competed in the immunity challenge, being in the first group to get the crate. After gathering the crates, she directed her tribe where to put them, but was poorly at best. Scorpio won immunity again. At tribal council fought with Drayden and Kurt, over the ending of the fight. She voted for Kurt. Drayden and VJ voted for her, but it wasn't enough to send her home.

By Day 7, Jo became very unbearable around camp. The reward challenge the same day didn't help, after the loss, she had a complete tantrum over losing another challenge. To make matters worse, she quit an alliance that didn't appease to her, earlier in the day. Roberta promised she'd be going home next. The immunity challenge on Day 8, Jo competed in. She grabbed bites of the pig, and at one point, ripped a huge chunk of it off and into the basket. Scorpio won by two ounces, something that made Jo furious over. Six of the Kufra members agreed to vote her off. VJ never became part of this group and told Jo he would give her an idol to play. At tribal council, VJ revealed he had no idol to give Jo, making her boil over. She even fought with Drayden earlier. Jo voted for Drayden, but six votes against her, sent her home. Though Jo was furious, the voting confessionals had shown many of her tribemates were worried about her as much as they were worried about themselves.

Voting History

Jo's Voting History
Episode Jo's
Voted Against
1 Ira Individual Immunity
2 Kurt Drayden, VJ
3 Drayden Devin, Drayden, Felicity,
Giselle, Lilly-Bo, Roberta
Voted Out, Day 8


Since Survivor: The Sahara, Jo has been regularly been going to therapy sessions twice a week. She is also been suspended as a coach until her anger management improves.



  • Jo is the first female voted out of Survivor: The Sahara.
  • Jo is also the first person to be voted out with more than half the votes.