Challenges: MPF percentile
Seasons: 1 | Days played: 21 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1
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Challenges: MPF percentile
Tribal: VFB% percentile
Tribal: rVAP percentile
Performance ranks are a quick visual measure of the contestant's season vs. historical data from all prior contestants, in three basic (scorable) categories:
1. Performance in individual challenges (MPF), as a measure of "physical game";
2. Ability to vote people out consistently (VFB%, or VFB/TCA), or "strategic game"; and
3. Ability to avoid being voted against (rVAP, or TCA-VAP) - which scales better than a percentage would - for "social/strategic game."
See also: Full glossary for all these abbreviations.
Tribal/team challenge record (2-for-8; 2 2nds):
Individual challenge record (0-for-5*; 1 sit-out): (Mean % finish: 45.9%)
*Since the Ep8 IC sit-outs were coerced, it was not counted as a ChA
Hero challenge/ duel record (0-for-0):
Idols held/played (0/0):
VFB - Votes for the person booted (5/7*):
*Sami played his Shot in the Dark at the Ep11 Tribal, which counts as a TCA, even though he did not cast a vote.
VAP - Votes against (7):
Jury votes made (1/1):
Official CBS Survivor 43 bio excerpts (expected August, 2022):
(Still none as of 10/8/22. But available at EW.com)
"Favorite hobbies: Sports, fitness, journaling
3 words to describe you: Unpredictable, tenacious, indecisive
Pet peeve(s): Excuses, laziness, being woken up before noon on weekends
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Probably getting my Eagle Scout, because I struggled mightily with completing merit badges and often took 3-4 classes just to get them. To finally receive it made me very proud of myself.
What is something we would never know from looking at you? My background is very culturally diverse with my father being an immigrant from Morocco.
Which past Survivor will you play the game most like? Kelley Wentworth. What I admire and take away from Wentworth's game is that she never gave up until her torch was snuffed, and even when she was clearly in the bottom, she not only found ways to climb up, but she made everybody think that she was oblivious and not smart enough to foil the foolproof plan they had.
Why do you believe you can be the Sole Survivor? Because I do not allow myself to not know what is going on with those around me. I am too conversationally and emotionally experienced with people to be unaware of my standing in the game at all times, and I am too determined and hungry to get comfortable. Everybody that I meet grows a heart on their sleeve after I speak with them for 20 minutes, and my competitors on the island will be no different."
CBS's "Meet Sami" pre-season tweet:
Meet Sami, a pet cremator who believes he’ll be the youngest winner in #Survivor history.✅ pic.twitter.com/8PvKLPHfXH— SURVIVOR (@survivorcbs) September 5, 2022