Survivor: Vanuatu (Season 9)- 3rd voted out
John Palyok Biography:
John Palyok was born on May 13,1973 in Hobart, Indiana. He grew up with his one brother, Mike, and was a student at Hobart High School, where he was a member of the football, wrestling and track and field team. As a football player, he and his teammates tasted victory in the 1989 State Championship, while he alone was regarded as the All-State, All-Conference Team Captain the following season. Because of his amazing skills on the football field, Palyok received a Division II football scholarship from Valparaiso University, where he joined the Theta Chi national fraternity, was the vice-president of the American Marketing Association and an honors student. In addition, while he was majoring in Sports Management and minoring in Business Administration, Palyok spent his summers interning at a popular theme park. After graduation, he attended the Western Illinois University on graduate assistantship, from where he eventually obtained his master’s degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in management information systems. After working as a general manager in Chicago, he moved to Los Angeles, and after some time, pursued his retail management career by working with one of the biggest Home Depot stores in the globe.
Palyok, who was deemed John P. in Survivor: Vanuatu, was undeniably one of the strongest competitors in the all-male tribe, Lopevi. However, when the double elimination took place during the third tribal council, the “Fat Five” alliance, which was made up of the five older men in Lopevi, decided to cast their votes for John P., making him the third contestant to be sent home.
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