Rita Verreos - Fiji
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Seasons: 1 | Days: 14 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 0

Survivor: Fiji (2007) - 14th place, 6th out.

  • Voted out in Episode 5, "Love Many, Trust Few, Do Wrong to None" (Day 14).

Rita Verreos - 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
S14: Fiji 0.00 1.04 0.00 2 6 4 0.45 1.40 - - - 0.45 1.40
Career 0.00 1.04 0.00 2 6 4 0.45 1.40 - - - 0.45 1.40
Rita Verreos - Challenge record
  • S14 logo Fiji challenges

    Ep3 RC - Slip, Slide and Score

    Tribal/team challenge record (0-for-8):

    • Fiji Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Chariots of Mire" - Pulls the chariot and works the puzzle; Ravu loses.
    • Fiji Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Supply Ships" - Paddles the canoe, but Ravu blows another puzzle, loses.
    • Fiji Ep. 3 RC: "Slip, Slide, and Score" - Scores a point vs. Cassandra; Ravu loses, 6-2.
    • Fiji Ep. 3 IC: "U Pick I Chews" - Not shown competing; Ravu loses 4-2.
    • Fiji Ep. 4 RC: "By the Numbers" - Can't get past Anthony, Ravu loses.
    • Fiji Ep. 4 IC: "Crab Pots" - Struggles crossing the lily pads, but Ravu recovers, then loses.
    • Fiji Ep. 5 RC: "Kung Fu Cannibals" - Loses two points vs. Cassandra, Ravu loses big.
    • Fiji Ep. 5 IC: "Concentration" - Not shown making a match; Ravu loses.


    Individual challenge record (0-for-0):

    • Fiji: None.


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

    • Fiji: None.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 0
    Played: 8
    Win%: 0.00
    Sat out: --
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
Rita Verreos - Tribal Council record
  • S14 logo Fiji Tribal

    Ep1 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played (0/0):

    • Fiji: None.


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (2/4):


    VAP - Votes against (6):

    • Fiji, Ep. 1: One vote, from Jessica.
    • Fiji, Ep. 5: Five votes, from Anthony, Earl, Mookie, Rocky, and Yau-Man (voted out, 5-2).


    Jury votes made (0/0):

    • Fiji: None.
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: --
    Votes voided: --
  • Voting record
    VFB: 2
    Tribals: 4
    VAP: 6
  • Jury votes
    Made: 0
    For winners: --
    Received: --
Rita Verreos - Pictures
  • S14 logo Fiji image gallery
Rita Verreos - Interviews
  • S14 logo Fiji interviews

    Pre-game interviews

    • None found.


    Post-game interviews

    • Eric Goldman at IGN.com (3/14/07): "Survivor: Fiji Interview: Rita"
    • Angel Cohn at TVGuide.com (3/15/07): "Rita rants about being Survivor's latest ousted female"
    • Dalton Ross at EW.com (7/28/20): "Survivor Quarantine Questionnaire: Rita Verreos on being cast as the 'cougar' for Survivor: Fiji"
Rita Verreos - Bio
  • S14 logo Fiji bio

    Official CBS Fiji bio excerpts (circa January, 2007):


    "Born in Venezuela, Rita Verreos moved to San Francisco when she was eight years old. She attended the University of California, Berkeley, before transferring to the University of California, Los Angeles. She graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor's Degree in Italian and French Literature.


    Verreos has traveled extensively through Central and South America, the Caribbean and Europe. After college, she moved to Mexico City where she lived for 11 years with her then husband and two children. She was a contestant in the Miss Venezuela pageant and walked the fashion runways of Venezuela, Mexico and Los Angeles. In 1990, she appeared in the film "Marked for Death."


    In 2003, Verreos moved to Texas with her two children. She currently juggles being a single mom with working part-time on her business as an image consultant who specializes in coaching girls for the Miss Texas, Miss California and Miss USA Pageants. She is also a television spokesperson for a local supermarket chain in San Antonio and Austin, Texas. Verreos enjoys playing with her children, cooking, listening to "world" music, reading and writing in foreign languages.


    She also enjoys playing basketball, football and walking. She describes herself as persistent, tough on the outside…tender on the inside, considerate and respectful.


    Verreos currently resides in San Antonio, Texas, with her children, her parents, and their golden retriever, Blackie. Her birth date is July 19, 1968."