Samantha Marino
Samantha Marino
Contestant Profile
Birth Date May 29, 1984 (1984-05-29) (age 33)
Hometown Seneca Falls, NY
Occupation Ad Executive

Survivor: Caucasus

Tribes Alazani
► Rioni
Placement 10/20
Challenges Won 6
Votes Against 10
Days Lasted 27

Samantha Marino was a contestant on Survivor: Caucasus.


Despite seeming to live the high life as an Ad Executive in Seneca Falls, New York, Samantha Marino has worked hard to get where she is. Being self-reliant, she claims that she doesn't need a man to help her in the game, but states that she has no problem using them to help her progress. According to her, she'll "distract them with her body, but then destroy them with her mind".

Survivor: Caucasus

At the start of the game, Samantha was placed on the blue Alazani tribe. After Stan Bailey accused Van Stevenson of womanizing the females in the tribe, Van quickly made an alliance with Samantha, Lauren Faas, and Phoebe Noyola in order to protect himself. However, since he was deemed untrustworthy, Samantha became very cautious of his actions.

Van is such an idiot. He really thinks that flattering me will give him my allegiance? For now, I'll play along, but he better watch his back.


But despite this, the alliance was able to succeed in voting out Mary-Jean Pettie after she, Amy Corazon, Derek Phu, and Daniel Marvin targetted them for their lazyness around camp, such as deciding to go sunbathing instead of doing camp chores.

Over the next few days, Samantha seemed to be closer to the other females in the alliance rather than the alliance leader himself. This prompted Van to betray his alliance and vote out Phoebe, which shocked both Samantha and Lauren. That same night, Jeff suprised both tribes by having a tribe switch right there and then. Samantha was switched to the now all-female Rioni tribe.

It's very frustrating losing a member of your alliance, and then having to go to a new tribe, especially if it's an all-female tribe. But at least when I wake up tomorrow, I don't have to see that traitorous Van's disgusting face anymore!


On Day 15, Samantha got into an arguement with Heather Villegas, who was already not liked by the tribe. This created an alliance of six which would try to vote out Heather, but after she pulled out an idol, Rachel Hudson ended up getting the boot.

That witch got lucky this time, but if we lose again, she won't have any idols to hide behind.


Her tribe wound up winning back to back immunities, but on the morning before the next Immunity Challenge was to be held, Heather suprised everyone once again by showing everyone her idol. The tribe ended up losing the challenge, but Yessica Chang came up with a plan to split the votes between Heather and Agatha Christenson. However, Samantha's close friend, Lauren, wanted to blindside Yessica, as she thought she was a bigger threat and that the merge was right around the corner. This would prove fatal as Yessica would learn about this and came up with a plan to get rid of Lauren. It would work as Lauren would be voted out in a 3-2-1 vote, leaving Samantha without an ally.

Things can't get any worse right now. My only friend in this game is gone, and Heather didn't even play her idol like we all thought she would! The only thing that can save me right now is a merge.


Luckily for her, a merge did occur and Samantha was able to reunite with her old Alazani tribemates.

Entering the merge without any real allies, it gave me some peace of mind knowing that everyone was targetting Heather and Aaron. However, I still need to win immunity tomorrow to know that I'm fully safe.


However, despite seeming like a non-threat and being unable to win immunity, Samantha was targetted by Gerardo Guzman as she was the only person on the tribe whom he wasn't alligned with. Even though the majority of the tribe wanted to target Heather's alliance, Gerardo was able to convince them otherwise and Samantha was later blindsided in a unanimous 9-1 vote, but managed to make it to the Jury phase of the game.

Voting History

Samantha's Voting History
Voted Against
1 Stan -
2 Alazani Tribe Immune
3 Alazani Tribe Immune
4 Mary-Jean -
5 Derek -
6 Heather -
7 Rioni Tribe Immune
8 Rioni Tribe Immune
9 Yessica Heather
10 Aaron Amy, Gerardo, Agatha,
Heather, Aaron, Daniel,
Derek, Sebastian, Yessica
Voted Off, Day 27
Voted for
Sole Survivor


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  • Samantha's Luxury Item was Lipstick.
Survivor: Caucasus Contestants

Aaron McCarthy · Agatha Christenson · Amy Corazon · Daniel Marvin · Derek Phu · Gerardo Guzman · Hazel Quezada · Heather Villegas · Lauren Faas · Martin Bowell · Mary-Jean Pettie · Max Fisher · Phoebe Noyola · Rachel Hudson · Samantha Marino · Sebastian Hibbard · Stan Bailey · Van Stevenson · Winston Grant · Yessica Chang