Max Dawson - Survivor: Worlds Apart
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Seasons: 1 | Days: 14 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 0

Survivor: Worlds Apart (2015) - 14th place, 5th out.

  • Voted out in Episode 5, "We're Finally Playing Some Survivor" (Day 14).

Survivor: Cambodia - Second Chance (2015) - part of the voting pool, but did not place within the top 10 male candidates for slots.

Max Dawson - Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S30: Worlds Apart 0.55 1.35 0.41 1 5 2 0.31 1.56 - - - 0.71 2.11
Career 0.55 1.35 0.41 1 5 2 0.31 1.56 - - - 0.71 2.11
Max Dawson - Challenge record
  • S30 logo Worlds Apart challenges

    Swing Break - Ep5 IC

    Tribal/team challenge record (2.5*-for-7):

    • Worlds Apart Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Ladder Daze" - Swaps in for Shirin on the puzzle, but too late as Masaya blows lead, loses (3rd/3).
    • Worlds Apart Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Basket Case" - Middle swimmer, then rebounds (mostly unneeded), and Masaya wins (1st/3).
    • Worlds Apart Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Dear Liza" - Helps carry and pour the bucket, and Masaya doesn't lose (2nd*/3).
    • Worlds Apart Ep. 4 RC: "Collar Blind" - Paired with Shirin, collects items for White Collar, which just avoids being Brained (2nd*/3).
    • Worlds Apart Ep. 4 IC: "Houses of the Holey" - swaps in for Tyler to place the final ball, and White Collar avoids losing once again (2nd*/3).
    • Worlds Apart Ep. 5 RC: "Beach Balls" - Now with Nagarote, scores one of their only points as they lose big (5-2).
    • Worlds Apart Ep. 5 IC: "Swing Break" - Paired with Shirin pulling the sled; Nagarote loses big again.

    *Note: Second-place finishes in the 3-tribe phase of Worlds Apart count as half a win.


    Individual challenge record (0-for-0):

    • None.


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

    • None.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 2.5*
    Played: 7
    Win%: 0.36
    Sat out: 0
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
Max Dawson - Tribal Council record
  • S30 logo Worlds Apart Tribal

    Ep5 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played: (0/0)

    • None.


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (1/2):

    • Worlds Apart, Ep. 1: So Kim (voted out, 4-2).


    VAP - Votes against (5):

    • Worlds Apart, Ep. 5: Five votes, from Hali, Jenn, Will, Kelly, and Carolyn (voted out, 5-2).


    Jury votes made (0):

    • None.
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: 0
    Votes voided: --
  • Voting record
    VFB: 1
    Tribals: 2
    VAP: 5
  • Jury votes
    Made: 0
    Received: 0
    Total jurors: --
Max Dawson - Pictures
  • S30 logo Worlds Apart image gallery (click to expand/collapse)
  • S31 logo Cambodia image gallery (click to expand/collapse)
Max Dawson - Interviews
  • S30 logo Worlds Apart interviews

    Pre-game interviews


    Post-game interviews

    • Gordon Holmes at "Max: 'The Reads I Had on Carolyn Were So Off'"
    • Rob Cesternino at RHAP: "Exit Interview with the 2 Latest Players Voted Off - 3/19/15"
    • Josh Wigler at "I'm A Bit of a Monster, What Can I Say?"
    • Steve Helling at "Max Dawson: I Was Playing to Win"
    • Ryan Haidet at She Knows: "Max Dawson Says This Season Will Make You Shit Your Pants"
    • Daniel Fienberg at "Max Dawson talks Survivor: Worlds Apart"
Max Dawson - Bios
  • S30 logo Worlds Apart bio

    From his official CBS Survivor: Worlds Apart cast bio page:


    "Personal Claim to Fame: I taught a college class on Survivor at Northwestern University.
    Inspiration in Life: My father, who has survived Vietnam, heart disease, cancer, botched surgeries, MRSA and more than 40 years of living with my mom and grandmother.
    Hobbies: Going to the beach, swinging kettlebells and collecting vinyl records.
    Pet Peeves: Waiting
    3 Words to Describe You: Outspoken, brilliant and bearded.
    If You Could Have 3 Things on The Island What Would They Be and Why? 1. A black cat. No matter how rough things get, petting a black cat always makes me feel better. 2. A bunch of kale. Kale is the food of the gods. 3. A tin of beard wax. Just because I'm starving on an island doesn't mean I can't look fresh.
    Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like: Jonathan Penner. We are both opinionated, outspoken, truth-telling Jews who make our livings with our words. Like him, I love Survivor and all that it stands for. I believe that the game deserves to be honored by the individuals who are fortunate enough to play it.
    Reason for Being on Survivor: First and foremost, I am playing to win. That said, I'm also strongly motivated by the prospect of hearing Probst say, “All the fixins.”
    Why You’ll “Survive” Survivor: I’ll survive because of my laser-like focus, confidence, conviction and level-headedness. Oh, and did I mention that I taught a college class on Survivor?
    Why Will You Be the Sole Survivor: I am a natural salesperson, and the product I am best at selling is myself. I’ve aced every interview I’ve been in, received every job I’ve applied for and sold hundreds of thousands of dollars of research to major corporations. In recent years, I have consciously worked to hone my abilities to read, understand and influence others, learning and refining new techniques that I’ve employed to great effect in my career and personal life. I have no doubt whatsoever that I will enjoy an equal level of success in Survivor."