Jerri Manthey

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Jerri Manthey
Manthey in 2005
Jerri Lynn Manthey

(1970-09-05) September 5, 1970 (age 49)[1]
Years active1996–present
TelevisionSurvivor: The Australian Outback
Survivor: All-Stars
Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains

Jerri Lynn Manthey (born September 5, 1970) is an American reality television actress. She was a contestant in Survivor: The Australian Outback, where she placed 8th, All-Stars, where she placed 10th and Heroes vs. Villains, where she placed 4th, giving Manthey her highest ranked finish during her time on the show.

Early life[edit]

Jerri Manthey was born in Stuttgart, Germany, to American parents and attended both high school and college in Germany.[1] Manthey's father, Cyril, was a career member of the United States Army and served several years in Germany. In 1991, Manthey worked for Hooters at their Huntsville, Alabama restaurant before moving to their restaurant in Oklahoma City.[2] She later appeared in the Summer 1992 edition of Hooters magazine with country singer Vince Gill.[2] Manthey worked as a bartender in Los Angeles while attempting to build an acting career.[1] In the mid 1990s, Jerri appeared in a music video for the Def Leppard hit song “When Love & Hate Collide”. She also appeared in a music video for Faith Hill called "Piece of My Heart".

Reality television[edit]

In 2001, Manthey appeared on the television reality show Survivor: The Australian Outback.[1] She was frequently involved in conflicts with the rest of the cast, earning her a degree of notoriety. Following her appearance on Survivor, Manthey appeared on the reality shows Blind Date, The Surreal Life and The Joe Schmo Show.[3] Manthey also appeared in the 2004 series Survivor: All-Stars,[3] and also appeared in the 20th season of the show Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains as part of the Villains tribe originally, surviving until the merge and becoming a member of the Yin Yang tribe.[4] She finished in fourth place.


Manthey posed nude in the September 2001 issue of Playboy.[3][5]

2010 removal from air flight[edit]

On March 3, 2010, while Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains was still being aired, Manthey was removed from a US Airways flight in Charlotte, North Carolina after a disagreement with the flight crew. She posted an open letter to US Airways management on her Facebook page sharing the details of her experience.[6]


Prior to Hooters' 2010 International Swimsuit Pageant, Manthey was inducted into the Hooters Girls Hall of Fame.


  1. ^ a b c d "Survivor Cast: Jerri". CBS. Retrieved 31 December 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Jerri Manthey - Hooters Girls Hall of Fame". Hooters 2010 International Swimsuit Pageant. July 2010. p. 6.
  3. ^ a b c "Survivor Cast: Jerri". CBS. Retrieved 31 December 2013.
  4. ^ "Survivor Cast: Jerri". CBS. Retrieved 31 December 2013.
  5. ^ "'Survivor' Jerri forms alliance with 'Playboy'". USA Today. July 26, 2001. Retrieved 31 December 2013.
  6. ^ Survivor Jerri Manthey Voted Off US Airways in Luggage Debacle Archived 2010-03-11 at the Wayback Machine,

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