Claire Rafson - Survivor 44

Seasons: 1 | Days played: 7 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 0

  • Survivor 44 (2023) - 15th place, 4th out.
  • Voted out in Episode 3, "Sneaky Little Snake" (Day 7).

Claire Rafson on social media: twitter | Instagram

Claire Rafson - Career statistics

Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats Overall stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
Survivor 44 0.17 0.82 0.20 0 4 1 -1.00 0.00 - - - -0.80 0.17
Career 0.17 0.82 0.20 0 4 1 -1.00 0.00 - - - -0.80 0.17


Claire Rafson - Performance ranks

Challenges: MPF percentile


Tribal: VFB% percentile


Tribal: rVAP percentile


Performance ranks are a quick visual measure of the contestant's season vs. historical data from all prior contestants, in three basic (scorable) categories:

1. Performance in individual challenges (MPF), as a measure of "physical game";

2. Ability to vote people out consistently (VFB%, or VFB/TCA), or "strategic game"; and

3. Ability to avoid being voted against (rVAP, or TCA-VAP) - which scales better than a percentage would - for "social/strategic game."

See also: Full glossary for all these abbreviations.


Claire Rafson - Challenge record
Survivor 44 logo  Survivor 44 challenges

Ep1 IC

Tribal/team challenge record (1-for-4; 3 sit-outs):

  • Survivor 44, Ep. 1 RC: "Crate Wide Open" - Works the puzzle with Matt, and Soka wins (1st)/3).
  • Survivor 44, Ep. 1 IC: "Paradise Lost" - Sits out, as Soka wins again.
  • Survivor 44, Ep. 2 RC/IC: "A Bridge You Must Cross" - Sits out again, Soka takes second.
  • Survivor 44, Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Box Car Blues" - Sits out again, this time Soka loses.


Individual challenge record (0-for-0):

  • Survivor 44: None.


Hero challenge/ duel record (0-for-0):

  • Survivor 44: None.
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 1
2nd place: --
Played: 4
Win%: 0.25
Sat out: 3
Individual challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: --
Mean% Finish: --
Hero challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: --
Mean% Finish: --
Claire Rafson - Tribal Council record
Survivor 44  logo  Survivor 44 Tribal

Ep3 Tribal Council

Idols held/played (0/0):

  • Survivor 44: None.


VFB - Votes for the person booted (0/1*):

Tribal Voted Boot (totals) VFB?
Ep3 -* Claire Rafson (voted out, 4-0) -

*Claire played her Shot in the Dark at the Ep3 Tribal Council, and could not vote (also was Not Safe), but 1 TCA charged


VAP - Votes against (4):

  • Survivor 44: Four votes, from Danny, Frannie, Heidi, and Josh (voted out, 4-0*).


Jury votes made (0/0):

  • Survivor 44: None.
Career totals - Tribal Council
Hidden idols
Found: 0
Played: --
Votes voided: --
Voting record
VFB: 0
Tribals: 1*
VAP: 4
Jury votes
Made: 0
For winners: --
Received: --
Claire Rafson - Pictures
Survivor 44 logo  Survivor 44 image gallery
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    Pre-season video shot
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    On the boat, Day 1
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    Opening sequence confessional
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    Greeting Probst
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    Working the puzzle, Ep1 RC
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    Soka wins!
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    A cage with no key
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    Listening to Matt's dilemma story
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep1 IC
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    Getting info from/ giving info to Matthew
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    Talking about the Matt-Frannie showmance, Ep2
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    Please stop, you two
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep2 IC
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep3 IC
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    The losing Sokas
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    Talking to Frannie and Matt
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    Insulted that Danny and Josh think they can pull one over on her
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    Pleading her case to Heidi
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    Soka, Ep3 Tribal
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    Talking to Probst
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    Third person voted out of Survivor 44...
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    Snuffed, Day 7 (Episode 3)
Claire Rafson - Interviews
Survivor 44 logo  Survivor 44 interviews

Pre-game interviews

  • Mike Bloom at (2/4/23): "Claire Rafson Is Relying on Her Experience as the 'Odd One Out'"
  • Rob Cesternino & Mike Bloom at RHAP (2/6/23): "Survivor 44 | Soka Tribe Castaway Preview"


Post-game interviews

  • Dalton Ross at (3/16/23): "Claire Rafson explains why she sat out all those Survivor challenges"
  • Mike Bloom at (3/16/23): "Claire Rafson Tells Unseen Revelations from the Sitout Bench"
  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (3/16/23): "Survivor 44 | Exit Interview with the Fourth Player Voted Out - Ep3"
Claire Rafson - Bio
Survivor 44  logo  Survivor 44 bio

Official CBS Survivor 44 bio excerpts (January 31, 2023), via Mike Bloom at

"3 Words to Describe You: Energetic, motivated, cunning Why do you want to be part of SURVIVOR? SURVIVOR has been my dream since I was four years old. SURVIVOR has been the most consistent and motivating thing for me and changed the way I approach the world. I’ve been playing SURVIVOR my whole life…why not try it in the ultimate arena?

What’s one life experience you feel has prepared you for the game? Growing up as a queer black Jewish woman, I have always been the odd one out. I feel like I’ve been playing a social/strategic game of SURVIVOR my whole life to fit in, succeed, and reach my goals.

Which previous player do you identify with the most? Who do you think you will play most like? I identify most with Michele Fitzgerald. I love her social game and how she used people’s perceptions of her against them. I think I’ll play most like Natalie Anderson in Blood Vs. Water – she doesn’t take bulls*&! from anyone and knew how and when to make a move.

What will you value in an alliance partner? Loyalty over everything! I’d also love someone who appears to be a bigger threat so I can use them as a shield / puppet without them realizing.

Favorite Hobbies: Eating, drinking, and sleeping. I also love traveling and going to concerts and music festivals…anything to make me feel alive. Pet Peeves: People who lack self-awareness. Honestly you can do whatever you want as long as you recognize it and own it.

What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? When COVID hit my first year out of college, I led my office in a fundraiser to raise $150k in two weeks for the NYC community.

What is something we would never know from looking at you? I listen to the Hunger Games audiobook every night to fall asleep. I’m also the biggest musical nerd.

Why will you be the Sole Survivor? I’ll do whatever it takes to win. I’ve got the strategic knowledge and social skills to get me where I need to go. I’m also easy to underestimate. These people won’t see me coming til my knife is in their back."