Survivor: Timor
Filming Location Ira Lalaro Lake, East Timor
Winner Vipul Patel (5-4)
Season Run 06/30/2007
– 12/19/2007
No. Of Days 39
No. Of Survivors 24
Tribes      Dili
All-Stars Vipul Patel, Jamie Hill, Lyn Turk, Dustin Seltzer
Season Chronology
Previous none
Next Survivor: Gobi Desert

Survivor: Timor is the first edition of the ImANewUser Survivor series. The 24 contestants were the 24 The Amazing Race 10 contestants. The game proved to be a success story, lasting longer than most Survivor games on the original forum, so the host decided to create a series modeled after this one. The game started on June 30, 2007 and ended on December 19, 2007. Filming took place in the area surrounding the lake of Ira Lalaro, located in the eastern part of the island of Timor, commonly known as Timor-Leste. The 24 castaways were first divided into three tribes, where teammates on TAR 10 were separated. They were allowed to be tribemates afterwards in tribe switches. After every Reward Challenge, one castaway is sent to Exile Island, where a hidden Immunity Idol resides. This idol can be used up until the Final 5. It was used once in this game. After 39 days, Vipul Patel, a salesman from Windermere, Florida, beat out Jamie Hill in a close 5-4 vote to win.


Contestant Original Tribe First Switch Second Switch Merged Tribe Finish Total Votes
Tom Rock
39, New York, NY
Gusmao Lost In Challenge
Day 1
Terry Cosentino
45, New York, NY
Dili Lost In Challenge
Day 1
Tyler Denk
29, Los Angeles, CA
Tetum Lost In Challenge
Day 1
Peter Harsch
35, Laguna Beach, CA
Tetum 1st Voted Out
Day 3
Mary Conley
31, Stone, KY
Dili 2nd Voted Out
Day 5
David Conley
32, Stone, KY
Gusmao 3rd Voted Out
Day 7
Bilal Abdul-Mani
37, Cleveland, OH
Gusmao Gusmao 4th Voted Out
Day 9
Godwin Cho
29, San Fransisco, CA
Gusmao Gusmao 5th Voted Out
Day 11
Karlyn Harris
32, Helena, AL
Tetum Tetum 6th Voted Out
Day 13
Kimberly Chabolla
28, Los Angeles, CA
Dili Gusmao 7th Voted Out
Day 15
James Branaman
27, Los Angeles, CA
Gusmao Dili Leste 8th Voted Out
Day 17
Sa'eed Rudolph
39, Cleveland, OH
Tetum Tetum Leste 9th Voted Out
Day 19
Kellie Paterson
22, Columbia, SC
Gusmao Gusmao Leste 10th Voted Out
Day 21
Kandice Pelletier
24, New York, NY
Gusmao Tetum Dili 11th Voted Out
1st Jury Member
Day 23
Duke Marcoccio
52, Warwick, RI
Gusmao Gusmao Leste 12th Voted Out
2nd Jury Member
Day 23
Dustin Seltzer
24, Riverside, CA
Dili Dili Dili Etsel-Romit 13th Voted Out
3rd Jury Member
Day 25
Rob Diaz
31, Los Angeles, CA
Tetum Gusmao Dili 14th Voted Out
4th Jury Member
Day 27
Lauren Marcoccio
26, Warwick, RI
Tetum Tetum Dili 15th Voted Out
5th Jury Member
Day 30
Sarah Reinertsen
31, Trabuco Canyon, CA
Dili Dili Dili 16th Voted Out
6th Jury Member
Day 33
Lyn Turk
32, Birmingham, AL
Dili Dili Dili 17th Voted Out
7th Jury Member
Day 36
Erwin Cho
32, San Francisco, CA
Tetum Tetum Leste 18th Voted Out
8th Jury Member
Day 37
Arti Patel
26, Windermere, FL
Tetum Dili Leste 19th Voted Out
9th Jury Member
Day 38
Jamie Hill
22, Columbia, SC
Dili Tetum Dili Runner-Up 5
Vipul Patel
29, Windermere, FL
Dili Dili Leste Sole Survivor 6

The Game

Filming Dates Episode Title Challenges Exiled Eliminated Vote
Reward Immunity
06/30/2007 - 07/06/2007 The Start Of Survivor Lyn, Erwin, Dustin, Kandice, Kellie1 Dili none Tom Lost In Challenge
Gusmao Tyler
Peter 4-3
07/10/2007 - 07/24/2007 A Lead Crushed Dili Tetum Arti Mary 5-2
07/25/2007 - 08/16/2007 Increase In Casualties Dili Dili Lauren David 4-2-1
Gusmao Tetum
08/16/2007 - 08/26/2007 The Not So Simple Life Tetum none3 Bilal 3-2-1
08/26/2007 - 09/04/2007 Trust Becomes An Issue Dili Dili Lauren Godwin 3-1-1
Gusmao Tetum
09/04/2007 - 09/20/2007 Fun Isn't Part Of The Game Dili Gusmao Lauren Karlyn 5-1
09/20/2007 - 09/24/2007 We're Getting Decimated Like Flies none Dili none4 Kimberly 2-1-1
09/24/2007 - 10/08/2007 Another Surprise In Store Dili Dili Kellie James 2-2-2-1
10/08/2007 - 10/17/2007 Thanks For Voting Me Off Dili Dili Kellie Saeed 4-2
10/17/2007 - 10/28/2007 I Look Good In Pink Dili Dili Kellie Kellie 3-2
10/28/2007 - 10/30/2007 Double The Trouble Dili Arti5 none6 Kandice 3-1
Duke 3-1
10/30/2007 - 11/04/2007 Jury Began Few Days Ago none Jamie none4 Dustin 5-4
11/04/2007 - 11/11/2007 Death Of An Alliance Erwin, Jamie, Lyn, Sarah Lauren Arti Rob 3-3-1-1
11/04/2007 - 11/18/2007 I Don't Care If You're Nice Arti, Erwin [Vipul, Lyn] Jamie Jamie Lauren 5-2
11/18/2007 - 11/23/2007 Talk About Housekeeping Vipul Vipul, Arti Erwin Sarah 4-1-1
11/23/2007 - 12/07/2007 It's Getting Close Survivor Auction Jamie Jamie Lyn 4-1
12/07/2007 - 12/19/2007 Four's A Company, Four's A Crowd Jamie none none Erwin 3-3-17
none Jamie Arti 1-0
Reunion Jury Vote Jamie 5-4

Voting History

Original Tribes First Switch Second Switch Merged Tribe
Episode # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
Day # 1 3 5 7 9 11 13 15 17 19 21 23 25 27 30 33 36 37 38
Eliminated Tyler Peter Mary David Bilal Godwin Karlyn Kimberly James Saeed Kellie Kandice Duke Dustin Rob Lauren Sarah Lyn Erwin Arti
Votes Challenge 4-3 5-2 4-2-1 3-2-1 3-1-1 5-1 2-1-1 2-2-2-1* 4-2 3-2 3-1-0 3-1 5-4 3-3-1-1 5-2 4-1-1 4-1 3-3-1 1-0
Voter Vote
Vipul Mary Kellie Saeed Kellie Duke Erwin Rob Sarah Jamie Lyn Erwin Jamie
Jamie Mary Karlyn Lauren Erwin Erwin Lauren Sarah Lyn None7 Erwin Arti
Arti Peter James Saeed Kellie Duke Erwin Rob Lauren Sarah Lyn Erwin Jamie
Erwin Peter Karlyn James Saeed Duke Duke Dustin Vipul Lauren Sarah Lyn Vipul Jamie
Lyn Dustin Jamie Dustin Rob Lauren Sarah Arti
Sarah Mary Lauren Dustin Vipul Lauren Lyn
Lauren Peter Karlyn Kandice Dustin Arti Sarah
Rob Karlyn Bilal Godwin Kimberly Kandice Dustin Vipul
Dustin Mary Kandice Erwin
Duke Kellie Bilal Godwin Rob Saeed Saeed Kellie Erwin
Kandice Kellie Karlyn Lauren
Kellie David Kimberly Kimberly Kimberly Vipul Arti Duke
Saeed Karlyn Karlyn Vipul Arti
James David Saeed
Kimberly Mary Rob Godwin Kellie
Karlyn Peter Lauren
Godwin David Bilal Rob
Bilal David Kimberly
David Bilal
Mary Dustin
Peter Karlyn
Jury Vote
Episode # 18
Day # 39
Finalist Jamie Vipul
Votes 5-4
Juror Vote
Arti Vipul
Erwin Vipul
Lyn Vipul
Sarah Jamie
Lauren Jamie
Rob Vipul
Dustin Jamie
Duke Vipul
Kandice Jamie
  • A name in underline indicates the winner of the car (a 2008 Ford Focus).

  • Tom, Terry, Tyler - They lost in the first Reward Challenge and were eliminated.
  • Peter - The Tetum tribe was going to Tribal Council. Guys favored their strength and wanted to vote out Karlyn, but the girls wanted Peter out as they saw him as bossy. Erwin decided to side with the girls and vote Peter out. (4-3)
  • Mary - Dili was heading to Tribal Council and it was clear to the tribe that either Lyn or Mary will be voted out. They decided to lobby for Dustin's exit, but it proved unsuccessful. (5-2)
  • David - In Gusmao, the majority alliance of Kellie, James, Godwin and Bilal decided to vote out David. To avoid a blindside, Bilal decided to split Duke's and Kandice's votes from David's vote. (4-2-1)
  • Bilal - After the tribe switch-ups, Godwin, Duke, Kellie and Bilal went to their second straight Tribal Council, deciding to stick together. Kimberly was targeted for her poor performance in challenges by Kellie and Bilal. However, Duke and Godwin decided to side with Rob and get rid of Bilal now, followed by Kimberly, since they found Bilal a threat. (3-2-1)
  • Godwin - Gusmao lost again and had to go back to Tribal Council. Godwin planned for Kimberly to go next. However, he was given hints about a blindside by Rob and Duke at Tribal Council. He tried to convince the girls to side with him, but his efforts proved to be useless. (3-1-1)
  • Karlyn - Karlyn was seen as a strategic threat, a challenge liability and the most annoying of the tribe, so they decided to cut her loose. (5-1)
  • Kimberly - Gusmao lost for the third time and Rob decided to side with Kellie after Duke lobbied to vote him out. They finally got rid of Kimberly even though Rob wanted Duke out. (2-1-1)
  • James - As the tribe lines started to fade away, there was a three-way tie between James, Saeed and Vipul. A tiebreaker challenge ensued and James lost. (2-2-2-1)
  • Saeed - As Kellie and Saeed decided to stick together, Vipul, Arti, Erwin and Duke decided to form an alliance of 4 and voted the more physical threat. (4-2)
  • Kellie - Kellie formed an alliance with Erwin, hoping to save herself. However, being the original target, she was voted out next by the remainder of the majority alliance. (3-2)
  • Kandice - As a twist, Lyn, Sarah and Rob were immune that week for sitting out. The mainly female tribe voted randomly and it ended up a tie between Kandice and Lauren. Lauren played her idol and sent Kandice to the jury. (3-1)
  • Duke - The duo of Vipul and Arti knew Erwin sided with Kellie during the last. However, seeing this as an opportunity to get rid of a threat, they voted Duke out. (3-1)
  • Dustin - At the merge, Dustin and Jamie approached Vipul and Arti with the idea of voting Erwin out. However, the majority alliance of Lyn, Sarah, Lauren and Rob decided to side with Erwin and vote out Dustin as they saw her as another threat. (5-4)
  • Rob - The votes were up in the air as Rob and Vipul got into an argument. Thus, the tribe ended up either voting out Rob or Vipul. At Tribal Council, Rob tied with Vipul and in the tiebreaker challenge, Rob was beat. (3-3-1-1)
  • Lauren - The alliance of Jamie, Lauren, Lyn and Sarah seemed impenetrable. However, a feud between Lauren and Sarah caused Jamie and Lyn to rethink their vote and instead, swapped to Lauren after convincing Sarah, Arti and Erwin. (5-2)
  • Sarah - Sarah proved to be a nuisance and was promptly voted out of the tribe. (4-1-1)
  • Lyn - After the challenge, Lyn and Jamie made a promise to Erwin that they will get rid of Vipul and Arti if they don't win Immunity. After the Immunity Challenge, however, Lyn told Erwin that maybe they should vote out Jamie next since she is shaping up to be a threat. Erwin told Jamie and she planned a counter-alliance which voted Lyn out. (4-1)
  • Erwin - With Jamie away, Vipul and Arti stuck together and voted Erwin. However, Jamie showed up as a twist and they revoted, with Jamie receiving three votes. They then participated in a tiebreaker challenge, with Jamie winning. (3-3-1)
  • Arti - Jamie won the final Immunity challenge. She voted out Arti since she saw her as a threat. (1-0)
  • Jamie - Was seen as an upfront strategist by the jury. Some saw her as someone who made "unneccessary cutthroating". Received votes from Sarah, Lauren, Dustin and Kandice.
  • Vipul - Was seen as an under-the-radar player. He was seen as someone who made doing nothing look like a strategy. Received votes from Arti, Erwin, Lyn, Rob and Duke.


Note 1: The castaways competed for Reward. The first five to finish the challenge were rewarded Immunity, whereas the last person from each tribe to arrive were eliminated.
Note 2: Lauren played the Hidden Immunity Idol, therefore three votes against her were not counted.
Note 3: Tribes were switched, so no one was exiled.
Note 4: There was no Reward Challenge, so no one was exiled.
Note 5: Dili voted to give someone in Leste Immunity.
Note 6: Since both tribes went to Tribal Council, no one was exiled.
Note 7: In a twist, there were two votes, before and after Jamie arrived at Tribal Council.

Jury Vote

  • Kandice - Jamie. "Girl, I thought you made risky moves and you somehow played them well. I don't care what they say. You're great!!!"
  • Duke - Vipul. "I was on the fence with this one. You both had great strategies. I just thought your Final Council speech was awesome."
  • Dustin - Jamie. "I just hated Vipul after that speech. His just sounded like an arrogance ready to explode."
  • Rob - Vipul. "After Jamie took you, I know my vote was clear. You may have been annoying, but after taking you, you just won my vote."
  • Lauren - Jamie. "I respect better gameplay. You obviously had it."
  • Sarah - Jamie. "I've been with you guys on the first days. I know how you guys played pre-merge and post-merge. So I had a clue on who I'll vote for from that. This last TC just solidifies it."
  • Lyn - Vipul. "Well, what can I say? Jamie may have played us, but somehow, you managed to play her more. I mean, she burned like, 5 bridges. Congrats."
  • Erwin - Vipul. "Dude, you managed to go through this game unnoticed. You had to perfect it somehow if you didn't manage to get voted out before the Final 6.
  • Arti - Vipul. "I love you. I love your gameplay. And I love that speech of yours. See you back home."

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