Ruth Kennedy
Contestant Profile
Birth Date April 30, 1967 (1967-04-30) (age 51)
Hometown Charleston, SC
Occupation Former Rollergirl


Tribes Noyon
Placement 8/20
Challenges Won 6
Votes Against 8
Days Lasted 28

Ruth Kennedy is a contestant from Survivor: Mongolia.


Name (Age): Ruth Kennedy (46)
Tribe Designation: Noyon
Current Residence: Charleston, SC
Occupation: Former Rollergirl
Personal Claim to Fame: Being a 4-time champion in my old roller derby league.
Inspiration in Life: My partner, Sophia, is overcome all odds from moving from Eastern Europe to South Carolina to being judged and discriminated by locals here. She has been a pillar of toughness to me and I'm proud of her.
Hobbies: Rollerskating for fun, going to the beach, and horseback riding.
Pet Peeves: Judgmental people and people who don't use common sense.
3 Words to Describe You: Bold, Tricky, Unfiltered
If You Could Have 3 Things on The Island What Would They Be and Why? 1) A rope or a lasso to corral the local critters, 2) A television set, 3) A megaphone in case someone decides to get in my ear, then I can get in their ear a little louder.
SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: I'm a no-BS woman like Twila Tanner. I'm not afraid to tell you you're wrong when you are.
Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: I'm out of the roller derbies now, so I need something to live off of.
Why You Think You’ll “Survive” SURVIVOR: I've been through a lot of discrimation and stereotyping as a gay woman in the south. When you have as thick of skin as I do, then you're set to survive anything.
Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: Because I'm unique in my own little way. I'm not afraid to say what's on my mind to anybody and I'll use that and other things to my advantage.

Survivor: Mongolia

Ruth was one of twenty castaways on Survivor: Mongolia. She started off the game very much on the outs when she was the only person to vote with Wayne Matlock before his elimination. Realizing that she was a hard worker and an asset to the group, Elliott Trudeau promised to vote with her before anyone else. This carried into the tribal phase of the game where both Elliott and Ruth were placed on the Noyon tribe. After she floundered in the tribes' first immunity challenge, Ruth contemplated throwing in the towel. However, Jenn Klesko convinced her to stay saying to not let the bad days get the best of her. On Day 7, the three and Eric Walker formed a majority alliance and voted out the weakest link Abby Quinn. After the vote, Abby's ally Nicholas Parrish vented his frustrations towards the rest of the tribe but was mainly focused on Ruth. She grew agitated and fought back at him. After Noyon placed second in the Day 8 reward challenge, Ruth found a hidden immunity idol clue the next day and shared it with Elliott and Jenn. On Day 12, Nicholas, who had a clue of his own, darted out into the woods to find the idol, but Ruth's allies found it before he could. Nicholas was voted out at Noyon's next Tribal Council. On Day 16, Noyon won the reward challenge which sent its original members on a plane ride over the jungles and forests of Mongolia. There, the four made a pact to the final four. Ruth was able to make the merge after the Noyon Four voted out former Manlai Heather Williams at their only post-swap Tribal Council. Ruth laid low throughout the merge until Katie Maxwell played her immunity idol and saved herself from elimination. Katie and Melissa Edwards targeted Ruth, believing that she was the glue that held the Noyon Four together. At the final Tribal Council, she voted for Jenn to be the Sole Survivor.

Voting History

Ruth's Voting History
Episode Ruth's
Voted Against
1 Scott -
Ruth's Team Immune
2 Abby Abby, Nicholas
3 Noyon Tribe Immune
4 Noyon Tribe Immune
5 Nicholas Nicholas
6 Heather Antonio, Heather, Katie
7 Noyon Tribe Immune
8 Antonio -
9 Julia -
10 Melissa -
11 Katie Katie, Melissa
Voted Off, Day 28
Voted for
Sole Survivor


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