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Rafe Judkins (born January 8, 1983 in Salt Lake City, Utah) is a contestant on the 11th season of Survivor, which took place in Guatemala. January 8 is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Salt Lake Citys top tourist draw. ... Official language(s) English Capital Salt Lake City Largest city Salt Lake City Area  Ranked 13th  - Total 84,876 sq mi (219,887 km²)  - Width 270 miles (435 km)  - Length 350 miles (565 km)  - % water 3. ... Survivor is a popular reality television game show produced in many countries throughout the world. ...

Judkins was born in Salt Lake City, Utah in a huge Mormon family that is said to include 60 first cousins. Rafe's childhood involved him spending time painting rocks and taking apart machines. This was probably because of his mother being an artist and father being an inventor. He spent 14 years in Sewickley Academy after moving to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at the age of five. His time was spent towards teaching English and science to inner city middle school students. He graduated in 2001 and was selected as the member of the senior class most likely to be on Survivor. Rafe helped create Survivor simulation games for such websites as Survivor Central. The Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the most-recognized architectural symbol of Mormonism For other uses, see Mormon (disambiguation). ... Sewickley Academy is a private coeducational college preparatory school located in Sewickley, Pennsylvania, in the United States. ... Nickname: Steel City, Iron City, City of Champions, City of Bridges, City of Colleges Location in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Allegheny County Founded 1758 Mayor Luke Ravenstahl (D) Area    - City 151. ... Official language(s) None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 160 miles (255 km)  - Length 280 miles (455 km)  - % water 2. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ...

Judkins moved to Providence, Rhode Island, sometime after graduating from the Academy to attend Brown University. His main focus during this time was in biology and anthropology. He also managed the Brown Outdoor Leadership Training (BOLT) program, which is used to give students exposure to wilderness situations with small groups of people. He also founded a cooking class for students which is run by Brown's head catering chef. Nickname: Beehive of Industry, The Renaissance City Location in Rhode Island Coordinates: Country United States State Rhode Island County Providence Mayor David N. Cicilline (D) Area    - City 20. ... Official language(s) None Capital Providence Largest city Providence Area  Ranked 50th  - Total 1,214* sq mi (3,144* km²)  - Width 37 miles (60 km)  - Length 48 miles (77 km)  - % water 32. ... Brown University is a university located in Providence, Rhode Island. ... Biology (from Greek βίος λόγος, see below) is the branch of science dealing with the study of life. ... Anthropology (from the Greek word , human or person) consists of the study of humanity (see genus Homo). ...

His love for travel and adventure is extensive and began early. At 22 years old, he has been to all 50 states and 14 different countries. He also has lived in Sydney, Australia for seven months. Judkins currently resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with his mother, father and brother, Landon. Openly homosexual, he has a partner, Steven, with whom he hopes to raise children someday. The Sydney Opera House on Sydney Harbour Sydney (pronounced ) is the most populous city in Australia with a metropolitan area population of over 4. ... Since its coinage, the word homosexuality has acquired multiple meanings. ...



Rafe Judkins participated in Survivor: Guatemala in the fall of 2005 and was part of the Yaxha (blue buffs on show) tribe. Rafe had an early alliance with Gary Hogeboom, Stephenie LaGrossa, Morgan McDevitt and Brianna Varela but back-to-back immunity losses caused the departure of McDevitt and Valera. As of the fourth episode, Rafe had been switched to the Nakum (yellow buffs) tribe along with three other Yaxha members (Jamie, Stephenie, and Lydia). They managed to persuade a Nakum member (Judd) to vote with them, thus giving them a 5-3 majority on Nakum. In episode five, they won the immunity challenge. In episode six, both teams had to vote a member out, but Rafe won individual immunity. As the reward, he was not in danger of being eliminated, he had the opportunity to watch the other tribe during their Tribal Council, and he was allowed to give individual immunity to a player on the other team. He chose Gary Hogeboom. In episode seven, Rafe, with Stephenie, had to solve a puzzle in order to win tribal immunity. They finished the puzzle in the nick of time, thus helping their tribe go into the merge with a majority. 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Gary Hogeboom (born August 21, 1958 in Grand Haven, Michigan, USA) is a former NFL quarterback and a former reality TV show star. ... Stephenie LaGrossa (born December 6, 1979) was a contestant in Survivor: Palau and was the last Ulong member standing before she was subsumed into Koror. ... Morgan McDevitt (born November 24, 1983 in Sullivan, Illinois) is a contestant on the 11th season of Survivor, taking place in Guatemala. ... Brianna Varela (born October 29, 1983) was a contestant on the current season of Survivor : Survivor: Guatemala. ... Gary Hogeboom (born August 21, 1958 in Grand Haven, Michigan, USA) is a former NFL quarterback and a former reality TV show star. ...

In episode eight, the teams merged into the Xhakum (red buffs) tribe; Rafe and Lydia worked on the team flag. Rafe's alliance expanded to include Cindy, and although Rafe was tempted to vote out Jamie due to Jamie taunting the tribe members who were in the voting minority, ultimately his alliance voted out challenge threat Brandon. In episode nine, Rafe continued to be frustrated with Jamie, and nearly beat him in an immunity challenge centered on navigating across bridges. In episode ten, Rafe won his second individual immunity in a challenge in which he had to climb through various hurdles and ropes. To his surprise, Rafe began to think he would be seen as a challenge threat. Jamie offered Rafe a final 3 alliance with Judd, but Rafe, increasingly upset by Jamie's paranoia, convinced alliance partners Stephenie and Lydia that it was the right time to vote Jamie out. Afterwards, he worked with Stephenie and Lydia to overthrow Judd, giving Danni a second chance at the game.

Rafe's main alliance was with Stephenie, and his plan was to eliminate every player he felt would lose to her in the final 2, thus ensuring she would take him if she won the final immunity. He wanted another partner who would take him to the final 2, and this was Danni. As a result, after winning the a complicated maze/puzzle immunity challenge, he engineered Lydia's departure, in spite of her being no threat for the upcoming endurance challenge. At that challenge, Rafe lost his concentration and was eliminated. Danni then beat Stephenie. After he saw a sobbing Stephenie, he told Danni that any promises that she had made to him were no longer exsistent and that she could take Steph to the final 2 if Danni wanted to. Due to her belief that she might not beat Rafe in front of the jury, Danni took Steph to the final 2; although Rafe felt she made a good strategic move, he was bothered by her decision as he had hoped she would take him based on their bond, not on a promise she had made. While on the jury, Rafe cast the sole vote for Stephenie. Rafe did not hold a lasting grudge against Danni - he attended a football game with her and she listed him as one of the people she had remained friends with after the show ended.

Rafe earned $85,000 (before taxes) and won the most immunity challenges of the season (4). He plans to move to Hollywood with his partner, Stephen, and become a screenwriter. ...


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  Results from FactBites:
CBS.com - Survivor Guatemala - Survivor Bio (311 words)
Rafe's mother, Lani, is an artist, and his father, Ren, an inventor.
Judkins' love for travel and adventure began early, driving around the country in a seventeen-passenger van with his family.
Rafe's hero is his mother, Lani, who is brilliant, beautiful and charming enough to do anything with her life, but she chose to be his mother.
Salt Lake Tribune - Television (883 words)
Rafe Judkins, a Brown University graduate who now lives in Providence, R.I., is one of six remaining players to "outwit, outplay and outlast" in the jungles of Guatemala on the hit CBS series, which airs tonight at 7 p.m.
In Judkins' case, the answer is no because he was never baptized in the church, although he was raised in a large family of active Mormons in Utah, including more than 50 cousins and some 20 aunts and uncles who still live in the state.
Judkins has been one of the few contestants in the show's 11 seasons to play the game with little or no deceit, instead choosing to be genuine and loyal to alliances with tribe mates.
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