James Lim - Survivor: Ghost Island
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Seasons: 1 | Days: 17 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 0

Survivor: Ghost Island (2018) - 15th place, 6th out.

  • Voted out in Episode 6, "Fate Is the Homie" (Day 17).

James Lim - Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S36: Ghost Island 0.50 1.02 0.49 3 6 4 0.70 2.10 - - - 1.19 2.60
Career 0.50 1.02 0.49 3 6 4 0.70 2.10 - - - 1.19 2.60
James Lim - Challenge record
  • S36 logo Ghost Island challenges

    Ep5 IC - Hitch a Ride

    Tribal/team challenge record (4-for-8):

    • Ghost Island Ep. 1 IC: "Sled Zeppelin" - Hauls the sled and works the puzzle, but Malolo loses.
    • Ghost Island Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Coming Up for Air" - Fails to dive to release the buoys; Malolo loses again.
    • Ghost Island Ep. 3 RC/IC: "All Along the Watchtower" - Now with New Naviti, which loses on the puzzle.
    • Ghost Island Ep. 4 RC: "Water Slaughter" - Paired with Domenick, loses a point to Sebastian/Bradley, but Naviti wins.
    • Ghost Island Ep. 4 IC: "Cell Block Sea" - Helps move the crate, and eventually, Naviti wins.
    • Ghost Island Ep. 5 RC: "Rod Screw-It" - Hauls the giant sandbags to release the lever, and Naviti wins again.
    • Ghost Island Ep. 5 IC: "Hitch a Ride" - Turns the wheel and works the puzzle; Naviti wins again.
    • Ghost Island Ep. 6 IC: "Sir Duke" - Back with Malolo, tethered to Michael; Malolo blows a huge lead, loses (3rd/3).


    Individual challenge record (0-for-0):

    • Ghost Island: None.


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

    • Ghost Island: None.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 4
    Played: 8
    Win%: 0.50
    Sat out: --
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
James Lim - Tribal Council record
  • S36 logo Ghost Island Tribal

    Ep3 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played (0/0):

    • Ghost Island: None.


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (3/4):


    VAP - Votes against (6):

    • Ghost Island, Ep. 2: Two votes, from Michael and Libby.
    • Ghost Island, Ep. 6: Four votes, from Angela, Desiree, Kellyn, and Michael (voted out, 4-1).


    Jury votes made (0/0):

    • Ghost Island: None.
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: 0
    Votes voided: --
  • Voting record
    VFB: 3
    Tribals: 4
    VAP: 6
  • Jury votes
    Made: 0
    For winners: --
    Received: --
James Lim - Pictures
  • S36 logo Ghost Island image gallery
James Lim - Interviews
  • S36 logo Ghost Island interviews

    Pre-game interviews

    • Erin Cebula at ET Canada (1/31/18): "Attitude Is Everything for Castaway James Lim"
    • Josh Wigler at The Hollywood Reporter (2/12/18): "Meet James Lim"
    • Gordon Holmes at XfinityTV.com (2/26/18): "James - 'Hopefully At the End of the Game I'll Have Made 19 New Lifelong Friends'"
    • Dalton Ross at EW.com (2/26/18): "Meet James Lim in 60 seconds"


    Post-game interviews

    • Gordon Holmes at XfinityTV.com (3/29/18): "James - '[Kellyn] Stonewalled My Move, and Yet I Can't Bring Myself to Hate Her'"
    • Dalton Ross at EW.com (3/29/18): "James Lim explains that 'death glare'"
    • Mike Bloom at Parade.com (3/29/18): "James Lim Takes a Deep Dive into His Game"
    • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (3/29/18): "Latest Exit Interview - 3/29/18"
James Lim - Bio
  • S36 logo Ghost Island bio

    Official CBS Ghost Island bio excerpts (1/31/18):


    "Pet peeves: Slow walkers, people who are superficial, and bigots.


    What's your personal claim to fame? I am a U.S. Presidential Scholar selected by President Obama's commission, and interned for his White House administration. In college, I was a walk-on sprinter for Harvard Track and Field and, as a senior, was elected team captain by my teammates, becoming the first Asian American captain in program history.


    Who or what is your inspiration in life? My grandfather came from a rural village in Korea, survived the Korean War, put himself through the best college in the country, and eventually became a successful businessman. He came from nothing to overcome tremendous odds and so much adversity and always exemplified love for family along the way. He passed away a couple of years ago but remains an inspiration in everything I do.


    If you could have three things on the island, what would they be and why? First, a photo of my family. They'll be a source of emotional strength no matter how tough it gets out there. Second would be an American flag because being a first-generation American is one of the greatest sources of pride and willpower for me. Finally, a journal and pen to take notes on the game as it develops and also to keep a diary during the adventure of a lifetime.


    Which Survivor contestant are you most like? Yul Kwon. Our backgrounds are uncannily similar as Korean-American management consultants, and I plan to follow his example in being cool, calm, and collected throughout the game. Yul's Survivor journey contributed greatly to the positive representation of Asian-Americans on TV, and I hope to do the same.


    Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor? There is no magic formula to winning Survivor. However, there are qualities that will help players get far. I believe I have most of them—I am team-oriented, athletic, outgoing, and tenacious. I will focus on being a helpful, likable asset to those around me, and on the down low strategically pave my path to the very end."