Jamal Shipman - Survivor: Island of the Idols

Seasons: 1 | Days played: 24 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

  • Survivor 39: Island of the Idols (2019) - 12th place, 9th out - 3rd juror.
  • Visited Island of the Idols 1 time; immediately had his vote taken away, given scrap parchment.
  • Voted out in Episode 9, "We've Made It to the Merge!" (Part 2).

Jamal Shipman on social media: twitter | Instagram

Jamal Shipman - 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
S39: Island of the Idols 0.48 3.29 0.15 1 6 4 0.22 0.70 - - - 0.36 1.18
Career 0.48 3.29 0.15 1 6 4 0.22 0.70 - - - 0.36 1.18

 

Jamal Shipman - Performance ranks

Challenges: MPF percentile

77%

Tribal: VFB% percentile

17%

Tribal: rVAP percentile

32%

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.

 

Jamal Shipman - Challenge record
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Ep3 IC - Beam Me Up

Tribal/team challenge record (4-for-10):

  • Island of the Idols Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Tower of Equality" - Works the puzzle with Noura and Molly, and Vokai wins.
  • Island of the Idols Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Rung-O Star" - Lands two balls, the winning shot just misses (twice), Vokai barely loses.
  • Island of the Idols Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Beam Me Up" - Works the puzzle with Lauren, and Vokai wins.
  • Island of the Idols Ep. 4 RC/IC: "Ow Pairs" - Tethered to Lauren, gets a key, and Vokai wins.
  • Island of the Idols Ep. 5 RC: "Headlong Flight" - Eventually works the puzzle with Kellee, but Lairo loses.
  • Island of the Idols Ep. 5 IC: "Discography" - Jumps and swims, but Lairo loses once again.
  • Island of the Idols Ep. 6 RC: "Heroes End" - Helps carry the sled, move sandbags, but Lairo loses.
  • Island of the Idols Ep. 6 IC: "Cage Against the Machine" - Hits three of Lairo's five shots, and Lairo wins.
  • Island of the Idols Ep. 7 IC: "Faulty Towers" - Helps work the puzzle for Lairo, but Lairo barely loses.
  • [Island of the Idols Ep. 9 RC: "Raise the Roof" - (unaired) Holds up sandbags as part of the losing team.]

 

Ep8 IC - Pegs Over Easy

Individual challenge record (0-for-2): (Mean % finish: 66.2%)

  • Island of the Idols Ep. 8 IC: "Pegs Over Easy" - Lasts over 25 minutes, but eventually collapses (2nd/13).
  • Island of the Idols Ep. 9 IC: "I Hold On" - Second man out, fairly quickly (4th/5).

 

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

  • Island of the Idols: None.
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 4
Played: 10
Win%: 0.40
Sat out: -
Individual challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 2
Win%: 0.00
Mean% Finish: 66.2%
Hero challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: -
Mean% Finish: -
Jamal Shipman - Tribal Council record
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Ep2 Tribal Council

Idols held/played (1/1; 0 votes voided):

  • Island of the Idols, Ep. 4: While the tribe is fishing, looks around camp and quickly finds Vokai's idol (Day 9).
  • Island of the Idols, Ep. 7: Plays his idol for Noura, voiding no votes (Day 9).

 

VFB - Votes for the person booted (1/4*):

  • Island of the Idols, Ep. 5: Tom Laidlaw (voted out, 5-2).

*Jamal was unable to vote at the Ep.9 Tribal Council, no TCA charged

 

VAP - Votes against (6):

  • Island of the Idols, Ep. 9: Six votes, from Aaron, Dan, Dean, Janet, Noura, and Tommy (voted out, 6-3-[0]).

 

Jury votes made (1/1):

  • Island of the Idols, Ep. 14: Voted for Tommy Sheehan, who won, 8-2-0.
Career totals - Tribal Council
Hidden idols/ advantages
Advantages held/played: 0/0
Idols found: 1
Idols played: 1
Votes voided: 0
Voting record
VFB: 1
Tribals: 4*
VAP: 6
Jury votes
Made: 1
For winners: 1
Received: -
Jamal Shipman - Pictures
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    CBS pre-game interview
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    S39 preview shot
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    Vokai hands out the buffs, Day 1
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    Talking about the new tribe
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep1 RC/IC
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    Hitting the net obstacle
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    Helping people up the wall
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    Working the puzzle, with Molly and Noura
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    Vokai wins!
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    Idoled up
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    Queen, king, and Jack, Ep2
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    Beachfront yoga with Noura
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    Listening to the note that sends Kellee to Island of the Idols
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    Hearing Kellee's post-IotI report
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep2 RC/IC
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    Rolling balls, and nearly hitting the winning shot
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    Jason pleads his case
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    Vokai, Ep2 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Noura
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    Tommy tries to repair the relationship, Ep3
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    I'll forgive, but I won't forget
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    Talking about his new plans
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    Trying to get Janet on board to target Dan
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep4 RC/IC
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    Working the puzzle, with Lauren
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    Vokai wins!
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    The tribe's off fishing; I would be crazy not to take advantage of this, Ep4
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    Effort pays off
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    It's an idol!
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    Isn't it beautiful?
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep4 RC/IC
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    Bad news, Noura
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    Starting line
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    Vokai, leading
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    Watching the puzzle stage
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    Vokai wins!
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    Picking new buffs, Ep5
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    The new Lairo tribe
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep5 RC
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    Waiting patiently to start on the puzzle
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    Racing to catch Vokai
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    Sigh, Vokai wins
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep5 IC
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    Waiting to jump
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    Watching Dean sink baskets
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    Oh well, bad news for old Lairo
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    Heading to Tribal
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    Lairo, Ep5 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Janet
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    Not thrilled about Noura trying to target him, Ep6
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep6 RC
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    Carrying Jack to the slingshot
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    Watching Jack shoot
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    Demonstrating West African rhythm patterns for the tribe
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    A moment
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    Talking about his talk with Jack
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    Talking about privilege, with Jack
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep6 IC
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    Trying to move the cage
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    With Dean, making shots
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    Lairo wins immunity!
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    Trying to make fire, Ep7
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    Still trying...
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    That went well
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    Lairo hands back immunity
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    Lairo gets started on the puzzle
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    Vokai wins, barely
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    This should be easy, we're voting Dean
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    Heading to Tribal
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    Lairo, Ep7 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Noura
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    Playing this for... Noura
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    And the two votes left are for Jack, sigh...
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    Kellee pretends not to know why Noura voted Jack, Ep8
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    I expect there's more truth to come
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    About to merge
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    Yay, new buffs
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep8 IC
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    Starting line
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    Down to a showdown with Aaron
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    Lumuwaku, Ep8 Tribal Council
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    Oh look, free advantage! Ep9
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    It was a free trip to Island of the Idols, at least
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    Get outta here! Boston Rob and Sandra?!
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    Talking to the idols
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    Learning what his "advantage" was (it took his vote)
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    Giving Dean a fake legacy advantage on his return
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    Starting line, Ep9 IC
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    Lumuwaku, Ep9 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Janet
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    Ninth person voted out, and the third member of our jury...
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    Snuffed, Day 25 (Episode 9)
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    The jury, Final Tribal Council
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    Watching the vote reveal
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    (Almost) full cast, reunion show
Jamal Shipman - Interviews
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Pre-game interviews

  • Mike Bloom at Parade.com (9/12/19): "Survivor Island of the Idols: Meet Jamal Shipman"
  • Josh Wigler at RHAP (9/16/19): "Survivor 39 Preseason Interviews: Vokai Tribe - Part 1"

 

Post-game interviews

  • Dalton Ross at EW.com (11/20/19): "Jamal Shipman reveals what we didn't see on Survivor: Island of the Idols"
  • Gordon Holmes at XfinityTV.com (11/20/19): "Jamal - 'I Believe That It is Important to Believe Women'"
  • Mike Bloom at Parade.com (11/20/19): "Jamal Shipman Talks Losing Allies, Legacy Advantages, and Listening"
Jamal Shipman - Bio
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Official CBS Island of the Idols bio excerpts (September 9, 2019):

"Hobbies: Coaching basketball, taking West African and salsa dance lessons, teaching myself the bass guitar, and losing in fantasy football leagues.

Pet peeves: I hate bugs that insist on leaving behind itchy, painful bumps. I don't mind sharing my blood with you, but why the discomfort? Why the ache? It's pretty rude if you ask me.

What accomplishment are you most proud of? My educational path is something I'm most proud of. After 8 years at P.S. 27, a Jersey City public school where my mom is still a teacher, I was accepted to the Prep for Prep program in New York. That experience prepared me for high school at Milton Academy, a New England prep school, which opened the door for me to attend and graduate from Brown University, an Ivy League school in Providence, R.I. With some bumps along the way and lots of help from those who care about me, I was able to make it through and be where I am today.

Who or what is your inspiration in life? Barack Obama. I wasn't all that politically aware prior to his run for president. He spoke to me. He inspired me to get involved and care about our world in a more engaged way. I've read his books, watched his speeches, and followed his presidency. The thoughtfulness, grace, optimism, and commitment he showed is absolutely uplifting. If we can approach life with his same attitude and aspire towards excellence the way he does, we'd all be better off.

What's one thing we wouldn't know from seeing a photo of you? You wouldn't know that while I was a tri-varsity athlete by my junior year in high school, I was also in the school a cappella group, played the trumpet in the orchestra, and played a role in the spring play! You can't judge a book by its cover.

Which Survivor contestant are you most like? I most relate to Jeremy. I think he played the game the second time similarly to how I would want to play it. Wendell, Officer Sarah, and Christian are all players I relate to, as well.

Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor? I've been intensely studying this game. I feel like I have a good handle on what to do in order to give myself the best shot at making it to the end with enough good will to get votes. People will be happy to write my name at the end."