Melinda Hyder - Survivor: Panama - Exile Island
Melinda Hyder on social media: Instagram
Seasons: 1 | Days: n  | Jury: n

Survivor: Panama - Exile Island (2006) - 15th place, 2nd out.

  • Voted out in Episode 2, "Breakdown" (Day 6).

Melinda Hyder - 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
S12: Panama 0.00 0.54 0.00 1 5 2 0.27 1.56 - - - 0.27 1.56
Career 0.00 0.54 0.00 1 5 2 0.27 1.56 - - - 0.27 1.56
Melinda Hyder - Challenge record
  • S12 logo Panama challenges (click to expand/collapse)

    Ep1 IC: 4x4

    Tribal/team challenge record (0-for-3):

    • Panama Ep. 1 IC: "4x4" - Older women are third to the puzzle, but fail to solve it (4th/4).
    • Panama Ep. 2 RC: "A Reptile Dysfunction" - Crosses obstacles, but Casaya loses.
    • Panama Ep. 2 IC: "Anchor Management" - Helps bail, but Casaya loses again.


    Individual challenge record (0-for-0):

    • Panama: None.


    Hero challenge/ duel record (0-for-0):

    • Panama Ep. 1 RC: "Skull Crush" - Did not participate.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 0
    Played: 3
    Win%: 0.00
    Sat out: --
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
  • Hero challenges
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
Melinda Hyder - Tribal Council record
  • S12 logo Panama Tribal (click to expand/collapse)

    Ep2 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played (0/0):

    • Panama: None.


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


    VAP - Votes against (5):

    • Panama, Ep. 2: Five votes, from Aras, Bob Dawg, Courtney, Danielle, and Shane (voted out, 5-2).


    Jury votes made (0/0):

    • Panama: None.
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: --
    Votes voided: --
  • Voting record
    VFB: 1
    Tribals: 2
    VAP: 5
  • Jury votes
    Made: 0
    For winners: --
    Received: --
Melinda Hyder - Pictures
  • S12 logo Panama image gallery (click to expand/collapse)
Melinda Hyder - Interviews
Melinda Hyder - Bio
  • S12 logo Panama bio (click to expand/collapse)

    Official Survivor: Panama - Exile Island bio page excerpts (1/9/06):


    "Melinda Hyder was born and raised in Elizabethton, Tennessee. She has one sister, Regina, and is proud to point out that her parents, Richard and Carol, were high school sweethearts and have been married for 44 years. Hyder began singing in church at the age of four. She trained in ballet, tap, jazz and gymnastics for 12 years. She attended classes and taught at the Watt Dance Studio in Elizabethton.


    Hyder graduated with honors in music and math from Elizabethton High School. She then attended East Tennessee State University in Johnson City on a full vocal scholarship and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in music. While in college, she performed with the music groups 10BucsWorth, Chorale and Women's Ensemble.


    After college, Hyder entertained at Six Flags over Georgia for two years. She then toured Europe while performing on a cruise ship. She also spent six years performing at Dollywood (often times with Dolly Parton). In addition, she has worked as a real estate agent, private vocal coach, dance instructor, pageant coach and model.


    Hyder describes herself as vivacious, competitive and compassionate. Her hobbies include creative home decorating, collecting Marilyn Monroe memorabilia, watching CBS soap operas and jogging.


    Currently single, Hyder resides in Sevierville, Tennessee, with her Pomeranian, Lexi. Her birth date is May 23, 1973."