Brianna Varela - Survivor: Guatemala
Brianna Varela on social media: twitter
Seasons: 1 | Days: 8 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 0

Survivor: Guatemala (2005) - 16th place, 3rd out.

  • Voted out in Episode 3, "The Brave May Not Live Long, But the Cautious Don't Live At All" (Day 8).

Brianna Varela - Career statistics

Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats Overall scores
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S11: Guatemala 0.11 0.72 0.15 1 7 2 0.29 1.27 - - - 0.45 1.38
Career 0.11 0.72 0.15 1 7 2 0.29 1.27 - - - 0.45 1.38
Brianna Varela - Challenge record
  • S11 logo Guatemala challenges
    Paddle Battle - Ep1 IC
    Holding Court - Ep3 IC

    Tribal/team challenge record (1-for-6; 1 sit-out):

    • Guatemala Ep. 1 RC: "11-Mile Hike" - Carries items, keeps with the forward group, but Yaxhá loses.
    • Guatemala Ep. 1 IC: "Paddle Battle" - Paddles, moves logs, and Yaxhá wins.
    • Guatemala Ep. 2 RC: "Web Over Water" - Yaxhá loses again.
    • Guatemala Ep. 2 IC: "Dragged Through the Mud" - Sits out to watch Yaxhá lose, 3-0 (as shown).
    • Guatemala Ep. 3 RC: "Blind Build" - Tethered to Jamie and Lydia, Yaxhá blows it on the tent puzzle.
    • Guatemala Ep. 3 IC: "Holding Court" - Doesn't sit out, but also makes very little effort to actually play; Yaxhá loses, 5-3.


    Individual challenge record (0-for-0):

    • Guatemala: None.


    Redemption/Exile Island duel record: (0-for-0)

    • None.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 1
    Played: 6
    Win%: 0.17
    Sat out: 1
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
Brianna Varela - Tribal Council record
  • S11 logo Guatemala Tribal
    Ep2 Tribal Council
    Ep3 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played (0/0):

    • Guatemala: None.


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (1/2):


    VAP - Votes against (7):

    • Guatemala, Ep. 3: Seven votes, from Stephenie, Rafe, Lydia, Gary, Jamie, Amy, and Brian (voted out, 7-1).


    Jury votes made (0/0):

    • Guatemala: None.
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: 0
    Votes voided: --
  • Voting record
    VFB: 1
    Tribals: 2
    VAP: 7
  • Jury votes
    Made: --
    For winners: --
    Received: --
Brianna Varela - Pictures
  • S11 logo Guatemala image gallery
Brianna Varela - Interviews
  • S11 logo Guatemala interviews

    Pre-game interviews

    • Jeff Probst's Guatemala pre-season cast assessment
    • CBS Early Show "Meet the Cast" video (8/12/05)
    • Pamela Sitt at the Seattle Times (9/6/05): "A Survivor, Apprentice Walk Into a Bar..."


    Post-game interviews

    • Rene Syler at the CBS Early Show (video, 9/30/05): "Survivor Contestant Booted"
    • Tatiana Morales at (9/30/05): "Brianna Couldn't Pick and Roll"
    • SurvivorOz podcast interview (5/31/13): "Brianna Varela Interview"
Brianna Varela - Bio
  • S11 logo Guatemala bio

    From her official CBS Survivor: Guatemala cast bio page:


    "Born in Olympia, Washington, and raised in Shelton, Washington, Brianna Varela is the oldest of three siblings. At three years old, she began taking jazz, tap and ballet classes. At ten years old, she moved to Edmonds, where she attended Chase Lake Elementary School and, eventually, Edmonds Woodway High School. In tenth and eleventh grade, Varela was a part of the school dance team and competed throughout the state. In her senior year, she became a cheerleader and joined Young Life, the Christian youth club.


    After high school, Varela moved to San Diego, California, to experience something new. She became interested in cosmetics and, sixth months later, returned to Edmonds where she currently works as a make-up artist at an upscale department store.


    A lover of physical activity, Varela runs and bikes regularly. Her favorite spectator sport is basketball. Her favorite hobbies include dancing, writing, reading and hiking. Describing herself as witty, deceitful and helpful, Varela believes her creative cooking skills and ability to use a Hawaiian sling will help her be a useful member of her tribe. She's hoping for a challenge that will take her to a cliff, as heights thrill her. Jumping off a waterfall would not faze her in the least. In playing the game, Varela hopes to just be herself, but she can also be very sly and is a good pretender. Her motivation for being on the show is purely for the challenge and to test her own self willingness.


    Varela is currently single and living in Edmonds, Washington, with her cat, Kitty, and a long-haired Chihuahua named Bella Varela. Her birth date is October 29, 1983."