Challenges: MPF percentile
Seasons: 1 | Days played: 17 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1
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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.
Tribal/team challenge record (1-for-8; 2 2nds; 1 sit-out):
Individual challenge record (0-for-2*; 1 sit-out): (Mean % finish: 42.9%)
*Since the Ep8 IC sit-outs were coerced, it was not counted as a ChA
Hero challenge/ duel record (0-for-0):
Idols held/played (0/0) | Advantages held/played (1/0):
VFB - Votes for the person booted (5/6):
VAP - Votes against (8):
Jury votes made (0/1):
Official CBS Survivor 43 bio excerpts (expected August, 2022):
(Still none as of 10/8/22. But available at EW.com)
"Favorite hobbies: Curating events, finding the best cocktails in the city, reading/writing
3 words to describe you: Confident, casual, self-aware
Pet peeve(s): Really bad customer service. Pushy sales people.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Winning the United States Chess Open (largest chess tournament in the USA) for my rating bracket when I was 12. You are playing against grown people, and I won $1,200. That was like $100,000 to me at the time! It gave me the confidence that I could do almost anything.
What is something we would never know from looking at you? I grew up in the church. I was an usher and sang in the choir from age 6 to 17. My dad was a deacon and my mom was a deaconess. I have a deep faith but it is my own faith. I don't talk about it a lot but I am a big believer.
Which past Survivor will you play the game most like? Sandra's "anyone but me" will always be my strategy, as long as I see a path to the end and I am with people, or have people, in which I trust. If I don't have that, I will be an agent of chaos Russell with charm. I am playing to win and not for 7th place.
Why do you believe you can be the Sole Survivor? I thrive, and find a certain comfort, in chaos. Managing events at a club on a Friday night anything can happen, but whatever issues pop up you have to handle. That takes interpersonal skills if it is dealing with people, and it takes general problem-solving skills when dealing with a venue, and you still have to make sure everyone at your party has a great time."
CBS's "Meet James" pre-season video tweet:
Meet James, an event planner who believes winning #Survivor all comes down to timing on when to make your moves.�� pic.twitter.com/bNSZkxkHYa— SURVIVOR (@survivorcbs) September 7, 2022