Cao Boi Bui - Survivor: Cook Islands
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Seasons: 1 | Days: 15 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 0

Survivor: Cook Islands (2006) - 15th place, 6th out.

  • Voted out in Episode 6, "Plan Voodoo" (Day 15).

Cao Boi Bui - Career statistics

Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats

Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S13: Cook Islands 0.83 1.20 0.69 1 6 2 0.31 1.40 - - - 1.00 2.23
Career 0.83 1.20 0.69 1 6 2 0.31 1.40 - - - 1.00 2.23
Cao Boi Bui - Challenge record
  • S13 logo Cook Islands challenges
    Lock and Load, Light - Ep1 RC/IC
    Ep4 IC - Mayday

    Tribal/team challenge record (5-for-8; 1 sit-out):

    • Cook Islands Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Lock and Load, Light" - Involved in all stages, mostly as the Puka torch holder. Puka finishes first (1st/4).
    • Cook Islands Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Tow the Line" - Puka finishes first again (okay, tied for first - 1st/4.
    • Cook Islands Ep. 3 IC: "Steeple Chase" - Now with Aitu, stays in until the end, but is tackled by JP to end the challenge. Aitu loses.
    • Cook Islands Ep. 4 RC: "Strung Along" - Participates, Aitu wins.
    • Cook Islands Ep. 4 IC: "Mayday" - performs the fire-making leg for Aitu, which helps Aitu win.
    • Cook Islands Ep. 5 RC: "Never Tear Us Apart" - One of two loaders for Aitu (with Becky), but Aitu loses.
    • Cook Islands Ep. 5 IC: "United We Stand" - Aitu overcomes an early Raro lead, and eventually, Aitu wins.
    • Cook Islands Ep. 6 RC: "Kicking and Screaming" - Cao Boi sits out, as Aitu wins reward.


    Individual challenge record (0-for-0):

    • Cook Islands: None.


    Redemption/Exile Island duel record (0-for-0):

    • Cook Islands: None.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 5
    Played: 8
    Win%: 0.63
    Sat out: 1
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
Cao Boi Bui - Tribal Council record
  • S13 logo Cook Islands Tribal
    Ep3 Tribal Council
    Ep6 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played: (0/0)

    • Cook Islands, Ep. 6: Came up with the original vote-split plan to flush out a hidden idol. Cao Boi believed Penner or Candice to have one, so the remaining six Aitus would cast 3 votes against each of them, forcing one to play an idol (even when hidden idols could be played after the vote), and the other to be voted out. Since Yul had the idol, "Plan Voodoo" never actually happened, and Cao Boi became the target instead.


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (1/2):


    VAP - Votes against (6):

    • Cook Islands, Ep. 6: Six votes, from Ozzy, Yul, Penner, Sundra, Becky, and Candice (voted out, 6-1-1).


    Jury votes made (0/0):

    • Cook Islands: None.
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: 0
    Votes voided: --
  • Voting record
    VFB: 1
    Tribals: 2
    VAP: 6
  • Jury votes
    Made: 0
    For winners: --
    Received: --
Cao Boi Bui - Pictures
  • S13 logo Cook Islands image gallery
Cao Boi Bui - Interviews
  • S13 logo Cook Islands interviews

    Pre-game interviews


    Post-game interviews

    • David Bloomberg at RealityNewsOnline (10/20/06): "I’m a Talker” – An Interview with Survivor: Cook Islands’ Cao Boi"
    • Staci Krause at (10/23/06): "Exclusive Survivor: Cook Islands interview: Cao Boi Bui"
    • Tashi Tagg at TVSA (9/21/07): "Cook Islands interview: Cao Boi Bui"
Cao Boi Bui - Bio
  • S13 logo Cook Islands bio

    From his official CBS bio page: (8/23/06)


    "Born in Vietnam, Anh-Tuan 'Cao Boi' (pronounced Cowboy) Bui was a Vietnam War refugee when he was 11 years old. He eventually moved to the U.S. and attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He previously worked as a photographer, used car salesman, fisherman and farm hand. He currently works as a nail salon manager.


    Bui's hobbies include bicycling, hiking, sky diving, photography and meditation. He hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2003 and has biked cross-country. He also enjoys playing classical music on his Martin Backpacker guitar.


    Bui is the world-record holder in Marathon Softball where he played for 100 hours while serving in the 82nd Airborne Division of the U.S. Army. He is a member of the Loyal Moose Lodge #1470 in Christiansburg, Virginia, 82nd Airborne Division Association, Boy Scouts of America and Cub Scouts of Vietnam


    Bui is married to Kristol Bond and has two children, Jesse Dakota and Nicholas Roundtree. He has one dog, Charlie Woof, which he brought back from Vietnam when he visited in 2003. He also has two cats, Minki and Pinki. He currently resides in Christiansburg, Virginia. His birth date is April 10, 1964."