Molly Byman - Survivor: Island of the Idols
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Seasons: 1 | Days: 6 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 0

Survivor: Island of the Idols (2019) - 19th place, 2nd out.

  • Voted out in Episode 2, "YOLO, Let's Play!" (Day 6).

Molly Byman - Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S39: Island of the Idols 0.10 0.21 0.47 0 7 1 -0.70 0.00 - - - -0.23 0.10
Career 0.10 0.21 0.47 0 7 1 -0.70 0.00 - - - -0.23 0.10
Molly Byman - Challenge record
  • S39 logo Island of the Idols challenges

    Ep1 IC - Tower of Equality

    Tribal/team challenge record (1-for-2):

    • Island of the Idols Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Tower of Equality" - Works the puzzle with Jamal and Noura, and Vokai wins.
    • Island of the Idols Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Rung-O Star" - Climbs the ladder (thrice), but Vokai barely loses.


    Individual challenge record (0-for-0):

    • Island of the Idols: None.


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

    • Island of the Idols: None.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 1
    Played: 2
    Win%: 0.50
    Sat out: --
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
Molly Byman - Tribal Council record
  • S39 logo Island of the Idols Tribal

    Ep2 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played (0/0):

    • Island of the Idols: None.


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (0/1):

    • Island of the Idols: None.


    VAP - Votes against (7):

    • Island of the Idols, Ep. 2: Seven votes, from Dan, Janet, Jason, Kellee, Lauren, Noura, and Tommy (voted out, 7-2-1).


    Jury votes made (0/0):

    • Island of the Idols: None.
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: --
    Votes voided: --
  • Voting record
    VFB: 0
    Tribals: 1
    VAP: 7
  • Jury votes
    Made: 0
    For winners: --
    Received: --
Molly Byman - Pictures
  • S39 logo Island of the Idols image gallery
Molly Byman - Interviews
  • S39 logo Island of the Idols interviews

    Pre-game interviews

    • Mike Bloom at (9/15/19): "Survivor Island of the Idols: Meet Molly Byman"
    • Josh Wigler at RHAP (9/17/19): "Survivor 39 Preseason Interviews: Vokai Tribe - Part 2"


    Post-game interviews

    • Dalton Ross at (10/3/19): "Molly Byman says she did not nap before Tribal Council in Survivor"
    • Gordon Holmes at (10/3/19): "Molly - 'I'm Honestly Okay with Being Known As the Girl That Was Spit on by a Clam'"
    • Mike Bloom at (10/3/19): "Molly Byman Gets Played from the Outside In"
    • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (10/3/19): "Survivor 39 Exit Interview with the Second Player Voted Out"
Molly Byman - Bio
  • S39 logo Island of the Idols bio

    Official CBS Island of the Idols bio excerpts (September 9, 2019):


    "Pet peeves: Being unwantedly touched, heavy breathing, slow walkers and slow talkers, people who are unprepared at airport security, rule-breakers, and the assumption that men and women can't be platonic friends.


    What accomplishment are you most proud of? Teaching middle school for five years. Thanks to the two schools where I taught, my two incredible department heads, and my 400+ impressive students, I'll forever be that person who says that teaching was the hardest but most rewarding job she's ever had.


    Who or what is your inspiration in life? My family. I am the oldest of four and the oldest of my 13 first cousins, and we all genuinely enjoy each other's company. My family inspires me to take on new challenges, but also to remain grounded, remember my roots, and to be someone they can be proud of. I have the confidence to do things like go on Survivor because of the stability and love both my parents have provided and continue to provide.


    What's one thing we wouldn't know from seeing a photo of you? My all-time favorite TV protagonist is Lindsay Weir from Freaks and Geeks. Also, I can read tarot cards.


    Which Survivor contestant are you most like? Parvati (who is the most obvious selection that everyone strives to be) because she was charming as she was being manipulative. She allowed herself to be grouped into a "dumb girl alliance" but controlled the social situation throughout. I also relate to Wendell. Like Wendell, I am able to remain emotionally neutral and find humor in stressful or irritating situations.


    What's your primary motivation for being on Survivor? I have wanted to compete on Survivor since I first watched Elisabeth Filarski jump off that cliff in the Australian Outback. Now that it's happening (!!!), I keep reminding myself that the show is for money and not just an adventure. I want a behind-the-scenes look at the show I love, and I want to test my mind, body, and social prowess. The opportunity to graduate law school with zero debt is a bonus.


    Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor? I am smart, strong, and not annoying. Discomfort and being dirty don't bother me. I can fit in anywhere and form relationships with anyone. Being an oldest child and being a teacher taught me how to manage chaos, how to be adaptable and considerate to others' needs, and how to use subtle powers of persuasion to get people to do what I want."