Melinda Hyder - Survivor: Panama - Exile Island

Seasons: 1 | Days played: 6 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 0

Melinda Hyder on social media: Instagram

Melinda Hyder - Career statistics

Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats Overall stats
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

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 totals - challenges
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

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 totals - Tribal Council
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
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    Panama intro shot
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    Panama intro shot
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    Full cast arrival at Exile Island, Day 1
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    With the "older women" tribe
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    The older women don't lose! (Hero challenge)
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    Arrival at Casaya beach
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    Talking about setting up camp
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    Starting a fire
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    Starting line, Ep1 IC
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    Raft released, heading to the beach
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    Watching the other tribes as her tribemates dig
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    Working the puzzle
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    The losing older women
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    Cirie is the weakest link at the moment
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    Casaya, Ep1 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Ruth-Marie
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    Tribe swap time, Ep2
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    The new Casaya tribe
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    Starting line, Ep2 RC
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    Casaya hits the bridge obstacle, trailing
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    Pretty sure she and Cirie are screwed on this new tribe
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    The non-majority alliance gathers
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    Starting line, Ep2 IC
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    Shane wants to quit?!
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    Shane changed his mind. Back to being screwed
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    I think it's me, I was last picked
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    Heading to Tribal
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    Casaya, Ep2 Tribal Council
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    It's crazy that someone wants to quit, and I'm begging to stay
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    The second person voted out of Panama...
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    Snuffed, Day 6 (Episode 2)
Melinda Hyder - Interviews
S12 logo  Panama interviews

Pre-game interviews

 

Post-game interviews

  • Polly Leider at CBSNews.com (2/10/06): "Survivor Castoff: An Age Thing?"
  • Allison Corneau at TVGuide.com (2/16/06): "Master Plan Sinks Survivor's Melinda"
Melinda Hyder - Bio
S12 logo  Panama bio

Official CBS.com 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."