Lex van den Berghe - Survivor: Africa, Survivor: All-Stars
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Seasons: 2 | Days: 65 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 2

Survivor: Africa (2001) - 14th out, 3rd place - 7th juror.

  • Voted out in Episode 13, "The Final Four - No Regrets" (Day 38).

Survivor: All-Stars (2004) - Ninth place, 10th out - first juror.

  • Voted out in Episode 10, "Anger, Tears and Chaos" (Day 27).
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Lex van den Berghe - Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S3: Africa 5.87 13.29 0.44 9 9 11 0.81 1.64 - - - 1.25 7.50
S8: All-Stars 0.81 3.56 0.23 4 7 5 0.75 2.04 - - - 0.98 2.84
Career 6.68 16.85 0.40 13 16 16 0.80 2.17 - - - 1.20 5.50
Lex van den Berghe - Challenge record
  • S3 logo Africa challenges
    Distress Signal - Ep3 IC
    Movin' On Up - Ep 4 IC

    Tribal/team challenge record (5-for-12):

    • Africa Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Trail Blazer" - Helps push the car. Boran loses as Diane passes out at the end.
    • Africa Ep. 2 RC: "Stairway to the Stars" - Carries the poles, Boran loses again, this time as Kim falls down.
    • Africa Ep. 2 IC: "Safari Supper" - Drinks two first-round shots of blood, but Kelly loses the tiebreaker. Boran loses.
    • Africa Ep. 3 RC: "Rock 'n Roll" - Helps roll the boulder. Boran wins easily.
    • Africa Ep. 3 IC: "Distress Signal" - Boran wisely builds their SOS in an open area, Boran wins.
    • Africa Ep. 4 RC: "Caught in the Web" - Matched up against Lindsey. Kims falls again, as does Boran.
    • Africa Ep. 4 IC: "Movin' on Up" - One of four big guys carrying the heavy stuff, Boran wins.
    • Africa Ep. 5 RC: "Get Your Goat" - Now with New Samburu, which loses.
    • Africa Ep. 5 IC: "Puzzle of Shields" - New Samburu "wins" as Ethan & Mama Kim throw the IC to boot Silas.
    • Africa Ep. 6 RC: "Africa 102" - New Samburu wins a feast!
    • Africa Ep. 6 IC: "Spear-It Hunt" - Lex hits two targets, but Samburu loses at shooting flaming arrows.
    • Africa Ep. 9 RC: "Obstacle Course" - Paired with Teresa. Does not win first heat.

     

    Swahili Scramble - Ep12 RC
    Fallen Comrades - Final 4 IC

    Individual challenge record (5*-for-11): (Mean % finish: 85*%)

    • Africa Ep. 7 IC: "When It Rains, It Pours" - Lasts 3 hrs, 18 minutes, good enough for fourth place (4th/10).
    • Africa Ep. 8 RC: "Stomp-ede" - Finishes just behind Ethan, with 7 of 9 items placed (2nd/9).
    • Africa Ep. 8 IC: "Box Your Mind" - Makes final round, but fewest items correct (4th/9).
    • Africa Ep. 9 IC: "Light It Up" - Second to make fire, first to burn his string. Lex wins! (1st/8).
    • Africa Ep. 10 IC: "African Folklore" - Almost pulls a Keith Famie, but Lex wins again! (1st/7).
    • Africa Ep. 11 RC: "Know Your Loved One" - Lex wins again, brings Tom along on a balloon ride (1st/6).
    • Africa Ep. 11 IC: "Pot Shots" - Outlasts Ethan, but not Tom and Mama Kim (3rd/6).
    • Africa Ep. 12 RC: "Swahili Scramble" - Lex wins his fourth challenge before Ethan gets halfway (1st/5).
    • Africa Ep. 12 IC: "Second Chance" - Lex wins again, easily (1st/5).
    • Africa Ep. 13 F4 IC: "Fallen Comrades" - Technically Lex didn't "win," but he actually tied for first (2nd*/4).
    • Africa Ep. 13 F3 IC: "Hard Idol" - Thanks to some amoebic dysentery, Lex drops at 3 hrs, 21 min (2nd/3).

    *Note: Had the final question in the F4 IC been scored correctly, Lex would have tied for first. Had he won the tie-breaker, he would have the all-time lead in career Mean % finish in individual challenges.

     

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

    • None.
  • S8 logo All-Stars challenges
    Quest for Fire - Ep1 RC/IC
    Float Your Boat - Ep2 IC

    Tribal/team challenge record (4.0*-for-13):

    • All-Stars Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Quest for Fire" - Mogo Mogo finishes second (2nd*/3).
    • All-Stars Ep. 2 RC: "Stairway to the Stars" - Mogo Mogo loses, but Saboga gives them reward, anyway.
    • All-Stars Ep. 2 IC: "Float Your Boat" - Mogo Mogo finishes second again (2nd*/3).
    • All-Stars Ep. 3 RC: "Better Homes and Island Living" - Mogo Mogo nabs another second-place finish (2nd*/3).
    • All-Stars Ep. 4 RC: "Match Maker" - Mogo Mogo finishes dead last (3rd/3).
    • All-Stars Ep. 4 IC: "Blind Leading the Blind" - Mogo Mogo is back to second place (2nd*/3).
    • All-Stars Ep. 5 RC: "Shipwrecked Raft Rescue" - Mogo Mogo wins! (1st/3).
    • All-Stars Ep. 5 IC: "Pilfering Pirates" - Now down to two tribes, Mogo Mogo just loses.
    • All-Stars Ep. 6 RC: "Tribal Stomp-ede" - Mogo Mogo wins a barbecue feast!
    • All-Stars Ep. 7 RC/IC: "Floating Puzzle" - Mogo Mogo loses.
    • All-Stars Ep. 8 RC: "Log Jam" - Mogo Mogo loses again.
    • All-Stars Ep. 8 IC: "Choose Your Weapon" - Mogo Mogo loses again.
    • All-Stars Ep. 9 IC: "Survivor History" - Now with Chapera, which loses.
    *Note: Second-place finishes in the three-tribe phase of All-Stars count as half a win.

     

    Individual challenge record (0-for-2): (Mean % finish: 78%)

    • All-Stars Ep. 10 RC: "Rock Bottom" - Reaches the final round, but finishes third (3rd/9).
    • All-Stars Ep. 10 IC: "Waiting to Exhale" - Advances to final round, blows a 9-8 lead to lose, 10-9 (2nd/4).

     

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

    • All-Stars: None.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 9.0*
    Played: 25
    Win%: 0.36
    Sat out: --
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 5
    Played: 13
    Win%: 0.38
    Mean% Finish: 84%
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
Lex van den Berghe - Tribal Council record
  • S3 logo Africa Tribal
    Ep2 Tribal Council
    Ep2 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played: (0/0)

    • Africa: None.

     

    VFB - Votes for the person booted (9/11):

     

    VAP - Votes against (10):

    • Africa, Ep. 7: Two votes, from Teresa and Clarence.
    • Africa, Ep. 8: Four votes, from Teresa, Kim P, Frank, and Kelly.
    • Africa, Ep. 11: Two votes, from Teresa and Kim P.
    • Africa, Ep. 13 (F4 vote): One vote, from Big Tom.
    • Africa, Ep. 13 (F3 vote): One vote, from Kim J. (voted out, 1-0 [or 2-1]).

     

    Jury votes made (1/1):

    • Africa, Ep. 13: Voted for Ethan Zohn (who won, 5-2).
  • S8 logo All-Stars Tribal

    Idols held/played: (0/0)

    • All-Stars: None.

     

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

     

    VAP - Votes against (7):

    • All-Stars, Ep. 10: Seven votes, from Amber, Boston Rob, Jenna L., Rupert, Big Tom, Shii Ann, and Alicia (voted out, 7-2).

     

    Jury votes made (1/1):

Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: 0
    Votes voided: --
  • Voting record
    VFB: 13
    Tribals: 16
    VAP: 17
  • Jury votes
    Made: 2
    For winners: 2
    Received: --
Lex van den Berghe - Pictures
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Lex van den Berghe - Interviews
  • S3 logo Africa interviews

    Pre-game interviews

    • None?

     

    Post-game interviews

    • Corey Moss at MTV.com (1/22/02): "Even without $1 million, Survivor Lex is a Luckydog"
  • S8 logo All-Stars interviews

    Pre-game interviews

    • None?

     

    Post-game interviews

    • Harry Smith at CBS's The Early Show (4/8/04): [Video on YouTube.]
    • Rome Neal at CBSNews.com (4/8/04): "Lex Left in the Lurch"
    • Angel Cohn at TVGuide.com (4/13/04): "Survivor's Lex a Hypocrite?"
    • SurvivorOz podcast interview (4/10/12): "Lex van den Berghe Interview"
    • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (8/5/13): "Lex and Big Tom LIVE to talk Tom's new show Family Beef"
    • Lex's reddit AMA (6/2015).

     

    Thanks to Muneeb Khan (@MUK734) for his help in compiling this list.

Lex van den Berghe - Bios
  • S3 logo Africa bio

    From his official CBS Survivor: Africa cast bio page:

     

    "Born in Palo Alto, California, Lex van den Berghe currently resides in Santa Cruz, California. With an extensive background in marketing, he was most recently employed as a marketing director of an Internet company. Having worked as a disc jockey at his college radio station, he graduated from Santa Clara University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English in 1985.

     

    An avid traveler and fluent in French, van den Berghe has spent time in Kenya, Japan, Israel and all over Europe. His hobbies include time with his wife and children, surfing, music and fishing. He plays the drums and sings in the band Luckydog. Owning up to his deep appreciation for tattoos, he proudly displays the various works of art that cover his arms, legs and torso.

     

    Lex van den Berghe has been married to Kelly for 10 years. They have two boys, Corbin and River. They also have two dogs, Lucky and Daisy, and two cats, Max and Lucy. His birth date is June 18, 1963."

  • S8 logo All-Stars bio

    From his official CBS Survivor: All-Stars cast bio page:

     

    "Since finishing in third place on Survivor: Africa, Lex van den Berghe has been working as a feature columnist for his hometown newspaper and as a freelance writer. He also works with a number of non-profit organizations hosting fundraising events for local and global charities, as well as many schools."

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