Seasons: 2 | Days played: 64.5 | Wins: 1 | Jury: 1
|Challenge stats||Tribal council stats||Jury stats||Overall scores|
|S27: Blood vs. Water||0.91||2.61||0.35||1||7||3||0.25||0.85||-||-||-||0.60||1.76|
Tribal/team challenge record (6-for-13; 1 3rd)
Individual challenge record (2-for-11): (Mean % finish: 69.9%)
Hero challenge/ duel record (0-for-0):
Tribal/team challenge record (6-for-7):
Individual challenge record (0-for-1): (Mean % finish: 91%)
Redemption/Exile Island duel record (0-for-1): (Mean % Finish: 33%)
Idols held/played (0/0):
VFB - Votes for the person booted (6/9):
VAP - Votes against (9):
Jury votes received (5/7):
Idols held/played (0/0):
VFB - Votes for the person booted (1/2):
VAP - Votes against (7):
Jury votes made (1/1):
From TV Guide Channel's Survivor: Panama Preview show:
Probst: As much as I like the older women, on the,
at the other end of the spectrum, I have big questions about the
Danni Boatwright: 24-year-old yoga instructor Aras is the youngest player in Panama, and he's a bit nervous about his earthy profession getting in the way of the million-dollar goal.
Aras (pre-game interview): The yoga tradition teaches like non-greediness, and non-lying, and all those things, so it's gonna be a real challenge for me to apply some of those yoga principles to this game, where it rewards, truly I think, Gordon Gekkos of the world.
Jeff Probst: I'm not sure what he's bringing. He's bringing a lot of talk. Do you know how to play Survivor? We'll find out. That's all I got on Aras."
From his official CBS Survivor: Panama--Exile Island bio page:
"Aras Baskauskas completed his undergraduate program in three years and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from the University of California, Irvine. In 2003, he was named one of UC Irvine's 'Most Eligible Bachelors' in the student newspaper.
Baskauskas continued his education at UC Irvine and graduated from the Graduate School of Management, where he received his Masters in Business Administration. He is proudest of being the only student to have played NCAA Men's Division One basketball on scholarship while in the MBA program.
Baskauskas is a former professional basketball player, having played briefly overseas in Lithuania. After leaving the court, Aras moved to Capetown, South Africa, where he opened up a donation-based yoga studio. He currently works as a yoga instructor in Santa Monica, California. His hobbies include meditation, golf and surfing. He describes himself as outgoing, compassionate and genuine.
Baskauskas is currently single and living in Santa Monica, California. His birth date is September 26, 1981."
From his (and Vytas's) pre-game interview with EW's Dalton Ross:
"So why is Survivor: Panama winner Aras putting his brother through this brutal experience? 'I'm putting my brother through this so that I can do it again, really,' says Aras. 'It's for really selfish reasons. It's been seven years since my season finished — seven years almost to the day that I won a million dollars, and it's been a dream of mine to come back. I assumed I'd only be back for a winners season, so the chance to play again in a non-winners-only season is too good to be a true. And Vytas is a huge fan too.' But does Vytas have what it takes? 'Vytas's biggest weakness is his temper,' says Aras. 'When you have all this deprivation that occurs, it's hard to hold your tongue. If you're angry, that's going to scare people. So that's what he has to be careful of.'"
From his (and Vytas's) official CBS bio page:
"Relationship to Significant Castaway: Vytas’
Previous Season: Survivor: Panama – Exile Island, winner
Current Residence: Santa Monica, Calif.
Why Did You Want to Return to Survivor and Play with Your Loved One? I want to play Survivor with Vytas because I know we'll have a great shot at winning. More importantly, I know an experience like Survivor will bring us closer together. Early in our lives, we had a very rocky relationship. Taking on adventures as adults gives us the chance to make up for lost time."