Since finishing sixth on SURVIVOR: THE AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK, Amber Brkich has enjoyed doing dozens of appearances across the country and has taken part in various charity functions. Immediately following the show, Amber appeared on the cover of Stuff Magazine. For a short time, she also worked as the host of an adventure travel game on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. More recently, Amber has appeared in various commercials for Adelphia Cable, Rite Aid drugstores, and Mountaineer Racetrack in West Virginia. In her free time, she enjoys babysitting her niece, Emma, and going out with her friends.
Amber remains a resident of her hometown, Beaver, Pennsylvania (a suburb just north of Pittsburgh). She is a graduate of Westminster College, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in public relations, with a minor in speech communications, in 2000. She is a member of Alpha Gamma Delta Alumni having served as vice president and new member coordinator while still in school.
Amber is currently single. Her birth date is August 11, 1978.
Prior to departing for Australia, while Brkich searched for her "career job," she was an administrative assistant and lived with her parents. Her previous occupations while attending school included waitress, librarian assistant, swimming instructor, lifeguard and babysitter for her professor.
Brkich's favorite hobbies are going out with her friends, dancing and just generally having fun. Brkich also belongs to the Catholic Church. Her primary reasons for trying out for Survivor: The Australian Outback include lack of change, excitement, and kangaroos in her life, although the million dollars wouldn't hurt either!
Colors: Turquoise, yellow, green, orange
Scents: Fresh cut grass, lilac, shoe store, cookies baking in the oven, clean cotton Yankee candles, the smell of the different seasons approaching
Flowers: Tulips, daisies, orchids, any flower given to me by someone I love!
Board Games: Clue, Mancala, Scattergories
Video Games: Old school Atari games like Dig Dug & Centipede
Sports to Play: Beach or water volleyball, soccer, golf
Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Steelers
Outdoor Activities: Swimming, quad riding, anything outside. I love being outside!
TV Shows: Seinfeld, Beverly Hills 90210, Nip/Tuck, Frasier, interior decorating shows
Movies: Pretty Woman, Groundhog Day, Memento, Sweetest Thing, A Christmas Story, The Shawshank Redemption
Actors: Tom Hanks, Matthew McConaughey, Kevin Spacey, Richard Gere
Actresses: Drew Barrymore, Julia Roberts, Cameron Diaz, Reese Witherspoon
Music: Dave Matthews Band, Britney Spears, steel drums, any song or music that brings back a good memory
Magazines: Home décor magazines, gossip entertainment magazines, Stuff, Cosmopolitan, Lucky
Books/Authors: Valentine Brkich's Cageball, Poker & the Atomic Wedgie; Bridges of Madison County; Harry Potter books
Cereals: Raisin Bran Crunch, Fruit Loops, granola
Fruits: Mango, strawberry, peach
Snack Foods: Combos, Pepperidge Farms Extra Cheddar Goldfish, Snyder's Barbecue Chips, pickles, chips and salsa
Cookies: Pepperidge Farm Milano, Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies, Oreos, homemade oatmeal chocolate chip cookies
Candy Bars: Twix, Gummy Peachy O's, Butterfinger
Alcoholic Drinks: Chocolate martini, Yingling beer, Blue Moon beer
Non-Alcoholic: Diet Cherry 7 UP, Vanilla Coke, Snapple Peach Tea
The Important Stats
Previous Show: Australian Outback
Tribe: Ogakor, Barramundi
Place: 11th voted out; 4th Jury member
Votes against: 6
Best known for: flying under the radar
Challenges won individually: 0
Challenges won with tribe: 4
Individual Immunities: 0
Best pal: Jerri Manthey
Luxury Item: Journal & Pen