Carolyn Rivera - Survivor: Worlds Apart
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Seasons: 1 | Days: 14 | Wins: 0 | Final Three: 1

Survivor: Worlds Apart (2015) - 2nd place (tie), one jury vote.

  • Received one jury vote to tie for 2nd (6-1-1) in Episode 14, "It's A Fickle, Fickle Game" (Day 39).

Survivor: Cambodia - Second Chance (2015) - part of the voting pool, but did not place within the top 10 female candidates for slots (in part because she was still active on Worlds Apart during voting).

Carolyn Rivera - Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S30: Worlds Apart 3.80 13.80 0.28 9 5 11 0.81 2.55 1 8 0.13 1.21 7.10
Career 3.80 13.80 0.28 9 5 11 0.81 2.55 1 8 0.13 1.21 7.10
Carolyn Rivera - Challenge record
  • S30 logo Worlds Apart challenges

    Barrel Bridge - Ep11 RC

    Tribal/team challenge record (7.5*-for-13):

    • Worlds Apart Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Ladder Daze" - No major solo contributions; Masaya loses on the puzzle (3rd/3).
    • Worlds Apart Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Basket Case" - Swims, watches Joaquin shoot, and Masaya wins (1st/3).
    • Worlds Apart Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Dear Liza" - Helps carry and pour, occasionally runs ahead, and Masaya doesn't lose (2nd/3).
    • Worlds Apart Ep. 4 RC: "Collar Blind" - Caller for White Collar, which just avoids being Brained (2nd*/3).
    • Worlds Apart Ep. 4 IC: "Houses of the Holey" - Places Masaya's second ball, they avoid losing again (2nd*/3).
    • Worlds Apart Ep. 5 RC: "Beach Balls" - Now with Nagarote, launches a ball caught by the other side, and New Escameca loses big (5-2).
    • Worlds Apart Ep. 5 IC: "Swing Break" - Paired with Kelly pulling the sled, lapped by Mike & Sierra, and Nagarote loses big again.
    • Worlds Apart Ep. 6 RC: "Air Raid" - Hits one target, and Nagarote wins (6-5), goes turtle-watching.
    • Worlds Apart Ep. 6 IC: "Shut Your Trap" - Wins her match vs. Rodney, and Nagarote wins.
    • Worlds Apart Ep. 9 RC: "O-Black Water"- With Will, Jenn, Joe & Rodney, can't rope the rings, loses.
    • Worlds Apart Ep. 11 RC: "Barrel Bridge" - Part of the winning team, with Tyler, Dan, and Will.
    • Worlds Apart Ep. 12 RC: "Dulcimer Stomp" - Part of the winning team, with Mike and Sierra.
    • Worlds Apart Ep. 13 RC: "For-Word Progress" - At 1 hr, solves the puzzle for the winning team, with Mike & Will.

    *Note: Second-place finishes in the 3-tribe phase of Worlds Apart count as half a win.


    Back Splash - Ep12 IC

    Individual challenge record (2-for-11): (Mean % finish: 56%)

    • Worlds Apart Ep.7 IC: "Get A Grip" - Last to drop out, circa 55 minutes (2nd/12).
    • Worlds Apart Ep.8 RC: "Anchorman" - Only collected one bag, does not win (tie-10th/11).
    • Worlds Apart Ep.8 IC: "Hip to be Square" - Sixth to reach the final puzzle, does not win (6th/11).
    • Worlds Apart Ep. 9 IC: "Keep on your Toes" - First person to drop out (10th/10).
    • Worlds Apart Ep. 10 IC: "Soul to Squeeze" - Places two out of six balls (tie-3rd/9).
    • Worlds Apart Ep. 11 IC: "Water Weight" - Outlasts three men, and both women, and Carolyn wins! (1st/3).
    • Worlds Apart Ep. 12 IC: "Back Splash" - Outlasts everyone, and Carolyn wins her second straight (1st/7).
    • Worlds Apart Ep. 13 IC: "Puppet Master" - Still trying to snag her last bag when Mike wins (tie-5th/6).
    • Worlds Apart Ep. 14 RC: "The Home Stretch" - As her husband watches, moving tiles when Mike wins (tie-3rd/5).
    • Worlds Apart Ep. 14 F5 IC: "Going Blind" - Collects one necklace (tie-4th/5).
    • Worlds Apart Ep. 14 F4 IC: "Final Four-Titude" - Nearly catches up to Mike on the final puzzle (2nd/4).


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

    • None.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 7.5*
    Played: 13
    Win%: 0.58
    Sat out: 0
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 2
    Played: 11
    Win%: 0.18
    Mean% Finish: 56%
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
Carolyn Rivera - Tribal Council record
  • S30 logo Worlds Apart Tribal

    Ep13 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played: (1/1; 5 votes voided)

    • Worlds Apart, Ep. 1: After suspecting So and Joaquin received an idol clue, observes So searching in trees, and looks for herself, finding Masaya's idol (Day 2).
    • Worlds Apart, Ep. 13: Successfully plays her idol for herself, canceling out five votes against (including Dan's two), saving herself from the boot.


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (9/11):

    • Worlds Apart, Ep. 1: So Kim (voted out, 4-2).
    • Worlds Apart, Ep. 5: Max Dawson (voted out, 5-2).
    • Worlds Apart, Ep. 8: Hali Ford (voted out, 7-4).
    • Worlds Apart, Ep. 10: Jenn Brown (voted out, 5-3-1).
    • Worlds Apart, Ep. 11: Shirin Oskooi (voted out, 4-2-2).
    • Worlds Apart, Ep. 12: Tyler Fredrickson (idoled out, [0]-3).
    • Worlds Apart, Ep. 13: Dan Foley (idoled out, [0]-2).
    • Worlds Apart, Ep. 14 (Final 5 vote): Sierra Thomas (voted out, 4-1).
    • Worlds Apart, Ep. 14 (Final 4 vote): Rodney Lavoie (voted out, 2-2; lost tie-breaker).


    VAP - Votes against (5):

    • Worlds Apart, Ep. 1: Two votes, from Joaquin and So.
    • Worlds Apart, Ep. 10: One vote, from Jenn.
    • [Worlds Apart, Ep. 13: Five votes, from Dan, Dan (extra vote), Will, Rodney, and Sierra. All voided by her idol.]
    • Worlds Apart, Ep. 14: Two votes, from Rodney and Will (but won the tie-breaker).


    Jury votes received (1/8):

    • Worlds Apart, Ep. 14: Received one vote, from Sierra Thomas (but tied for second, 6-1-1).
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 1
    Played: 1
    Votes voided: 5
  • Voting record
    VFB: 9
    Tribals: 11
    VAP: 5
  • Jury votes
    Made: 0
    Received: 1
    Total jurors: 8
Carolyn Rivera - Pictures
  • S30 logo Worlds Apart image gallery
  • S31 logo Cambodia image gallery (click to expand/collapse)
Carolyn Rivera - Interviews
  • S30 logo Worlds Apart interviews

    Pre-game interviews

    • Gordon Holmes at XfinityTV .com (2/9/15): "Carolyn - 'I'm Used to Being the Boss'"


    Post-game interviews

    • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (5/21/15): "Worlds Apart Winner and Final Five Exit Interviews"
    • Dalton Ross at (5/21/15): "Carolyn talks about her rough night and Second Chance snub"
    • Gordon Holmes at (5/22/15): "Survivor Finalists Carolyn and Will on Dan's Edit, Mike's Choice and Shirin"
    • Steve Helling at (5/22/15): "The Survivor: Worlds Apart Runners-Up Tell All: 'We Were So Close!'"
    • Josh Wigler at (5/26/15): "Carolyn Rivera Reveals Why She Was 'Shocked' by the Survivor: Worlds Apart Finale"
Carolyn Rivera - Bios
  • S30 logo Worlds Apart bio

    From her official CBS Survivor: Worlds Apart cast bio page:


    "Personal Claim to Fame: Maintaining a 36-year relationship with my husband, raising three successful kids, and getting my master’s degree while working full-time. I have also been able to mentor others and guide them to complete their education.
    Inspiration in Life: Hilary Clinton- I think she represents women well. She is strong and she fights for good causes. She handled adversity well and was able to keep her family together through difficult times. She is a role model, strong willed, highly competitive, inspiring, influential and assertive. She is the ultimate survivor!
    Hobbies: Sports, karaoke and shopping.
    What is your favorite sport? Softball would be my favorite. I played in college and throughout my adult life. I also love volleyball and soccer. I work out every day and love to challenge myself by doing Tough Mudders.
    Pet Peeves: I hate to be lied to (so this should be interesting on Survivor). Do what you say you are going to do. If something is wrong, you need to tell me because I can’t read your mind. Don’t ask the question if you are not ready for the answer!
    3 Words to Describe You: Competitive, funny and passionate.
    If You Could Have 3 Things on The Island What Would They Be and Why? 1. An iPod with 39 days of battery life. I listen to music to get pumped up before sporting events. 2. Warm clothes because I hate being cold. 3. Picture of my family because I know I would be thinking of them throughout my adventure. (See? New Yorkers do have a sweet side!)
    Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like: I want to play like Sandra because she is two for two. I also loved Denise because she was smart, in good shape and used her psychology background to help her. She was able to hang with Malcolm and the older crowd. I am going to play like that.
    Reason for Being on Survivor: My primary motivation for being on Survivor is for the adventure of a lifetime! It is my dream. Every time I watch an episode I picture myself in the situation and I know I can win. I am also motivated by money so the prize is very attractive. And then I will have a new favorite topic for dinner conversations!
    Why You’ll “Survive” Survivor: I got the athletic game, no problem. I do not take crap from people (yeah, New Yorker). I have a positive attitude, I’m very enthusiastic and I can influence people. I have worked with all kinds of people at all levels and cultures. I am certified in Myers Briggs and I teach leadership skills. I am also funny so people will gravitate to me (as long as you don’t piss me off!).
    Why Will You Be the Sole Survivor: Survivor is about 3 things. You have to be athletic, strategic and build relationships. This game was made for me. I push myself to do things. I am highly competitive and I know how to influence others. But I do need to keep my Queen’s attitude in check. You have to be a leader and know when to make the big move. And look, I am a New Yorker and good TV! A true winner for all!"