Jay Byars - Survivor: One World
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Seasons: 1 | Days: 25 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

Survivor: One World (2012) - 10th place, 9th out - 3rd juror.

  • Voted out in Episode 9, "Go Out With A Bang" (Day 25).

Jay Byars - Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S24: One World 2.32 4.81 0.48 4 5 5 0.78 2.49 - - - 1.26 4.81
Career 2.32 4.81 0.48 4 5 5 0.78 2.49 - - - 1.26 4.81
Jay Byars - Challenge record
  • S24 logo One World challenges

    DIY Ladder Tree Golf - Ep9 RC

    Tribal/team challenge record (9-for-13; 1 sit-out):

    • One World Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Free Fallin'" - Manono wins by default, as Kourtney is medevaced.
    • One World Ep. 2 RC: "DIY Knots" - Manono wins again, sans Probst.
    • One World Ep. 2 IC: "By The Numbers" - Manono wins third straight.
    • One World Ep. 3 RC: "Shut Your Trap"- Loses to Alicia, as Manono is swept by Salani, 5-0.
    • One World Ep. 3 IC: "Ow Pairs" - Sits out, as Manono loses again (after Salani copies Manono's puzzle).
    • One World Ep. 4 RC: "Coco Connection" - Jay connects on one hit, but Manono loses.
    • One World Ep. 4 IC: "Puzzle Relay" - Manono wins, but goes to tribal anyway.
    • One World Ep. 5 RC: "Dear Liza" - Gets switched to Salani, and Salani wins.
    • One World Ep. 5 IC: "Basket-brawl" - Salani wins against the old, slow, tiny new Manono once again.
    • One World Ep. 6 RC: "Coco Pops" - Another Salani win.
    • One World Ep. 7 RC: "Sea Turtles" - part of the winning team (with Troy, Alicia, Sabrina, Christina, Chelsea).
    • One World Ep. 8 RC: "7UP" - Part of losing team this time (with Troyzan, Kat, Chelsea, Alicia).
    • One World Ep. 9 RC: "DIY Ladder Tree Golf" - part of winning team (with Troyzan, Tarzan, Alicia, Kat).


    Odd Shaped Bottoms - Ep8 IC

    Individual challenge record (1-for-3): (Mean % finish: 79%)

    • One World Ep. 7 IC: "Roller Ball" - Lasts until the third and final round (6th place out of 12).
    • One World Ep. 8 IC: "Odd Shaped Bottoms" - In a surprise finish to the puzzle stage, Jay wins (1st/11).
    • One World Ep. 9 IC: "When It Rains, It Pours" - quits for chicken wings and beer, leaving Leif vs. Chelsea (3rd/10).


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

    • One World: None.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 9
    Played: 13
    Win%: 0.69
    Sat out: 1
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 1
    Played: 3
    Win%: 0.33
    Mean% Finish: 79%
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
Jay Byars - Tribal Council record
  • S24 logo One World Tribal

    Ep3 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played: (0/0)

    • One World: None.


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (4/5):


    VAP - Votes against (5):

    • One World, Ep. 9: 5 votes, from Kim, Sabrina, Christina, Alicia, and Tarzan (voted out, 5-[0]-2-1).


    Jury votes made (1/1):

    • One World, Ep. 14: Voted for Kim Spradlin (who won easily, 7-2-0).
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: 0
    Votes voided: -
  • Voting record
    VFB: 4
    Tribals: 5
    VAP: 5
  • Jury votes
    Made: 1
    For winners: 1
    Received: --
Jay Byars - Pictures
  • S24 logo One World image gallery
Jay Byars - Interviews
  • S24 logo One World interviews

    Pre-game interviews


    Post-game interviews

    • Gordon Holmes at XfinityTV.com (4/12/12): "Survivor: One World Castaway Interview – Jay Byars"
    • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (4/12/12): "Byars Remorse: An Interview with Survivor Jay"
    • Lindsey Silberman at TVGuide.com (4/12/12): "Survivor's Jay: I Never Thought in a Million Years I Would Step Down for Food"
Jay Byars - Bio
  • S24 logo One World bio

    From MSN.com's pre-game interview with Jeff Probst:

    "Jay says: Everybody wants to walk away with a million bucks, but that can be taken away from you in an instant. They [Survivor casting] saw an adrenaline junkie. They saw someone that's going to come out here and give it their all.

    Jeff says: He's going to prove to himself that he's enough of a workforce around camp. I don't think that many people would expect that, looking at him because he kind of plays that Southern good old boy. I think he knows exactly what time it is."


    From his official CBS bio page:

    "Personal Claim to Fame: Being a part of four different mission trips to four different countries.
    Inspiration in Life: Bear Grylls – that guy is crazy! And, I just found out he is a Christian. I love his "I can go anywhere and do anything mentality."
    Hobbies: Working out, indoor rock climbing and motocross.
    Pet Peeves: Smacking gum, bad breath and clingy texters.
    3 Words to Describe You: Active, daring and charming.
    Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like: Colby or Rupert. They tried to play the game fair and honest, but they didn't have the physical ability to perform. I would choose their game play and my physicality.
    Reason for Being on Survivor: To experience life in an exciting and challenging way. I want to discover who I am and see if I can really outsmart everyone.
    Why You Think You'll "Survive" Survivor: I have heart. Plus, I'm very level headed. I'm going to be calm and consistent when people are breaking down.
    Why You Think You Will Be the Sole Survivor: I know that I have the will and the skill to make it to the end. I have overcome a lot in life, and who you are is how you play. I'm a winner."