Kimmel appeared the very next season on Survivor: Micronesia — Fans vs. Favorites, which began airing on February 7, 2008. She was one of ten returning Favorites on the Malakal tribe. Survivor host Jeff Probst commented on Kimmel, "Amanda knows how to play Survivor. She knows how to build an alliance, how long to keep it, when to get rid of it. She's very good at looking at odds, she's very good at assessing if [she's] better off against this person, or with this person. [. . . ]" Kimmel found the Hidden Immunity Idol (the first female to find one) after Jason Siska was voted out in possession of one, and she played it during Episode 12, negating four votes against her and ensuring the elimination of Fan Alexis Jones. Kimmel ended the season in second place, losing to Parvati Shallow in a 5–3 vote.