Taj Johnson-George - Survivor: Tocantins
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Seasons: 1 | Days: 37 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

Survivor: Tocantins (2009) - 13th out, 4th place - 6th juror.

  • Sent to Exile Island four times (7 days total).
  • Voted out in Episode 13, "I Trust You, But I Trust Me More" (Day 37)
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Taj Johnson-George - Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S18: Tocantins 0.93 11.37 0.08 7 7 10 0.69 1.78 - - - 0.77 2.71
Career 0.93 11.37 0.08 7 7 10 0.69 1.78 - - - 0.77 2.71
Taj Johnson-George - Challenge record
  • S18 logo Tocantins challenges
    Shoulder the Load - Ep4 RC
    Rock Block - Ep8 RC

    Tribal/team challenge record (5-for-12; 1 sit-out):

    • Tocantins Ep. 1 RC/IC: "A River, Run Through It" - Works the stair puzzle (with Sandy); Jalapão reaches the final table maze first, then loses.
    • Tocantins Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Beach Brawl" - Competes, guards, passes, and Jalapão wins.
    • Tocantins Ep. 3 RC: "Blind Leading the Blind" - Paired with Sandy, Jalapão wins.
    • Tocantins Ep. 3 IC: "A Crate Idea" - Rolls crates, and Jalapão wins (barely).
    • Tocantins Ep. 4 RC: "Shoulder the Load" - Holds 100 pounds, outlasts Debbie and all the men, as Jalapão wins.
    • Tocantins Ep. 4 IC: "Try Any Angle" - Sits out, but Jalapão loses.
    • Tocantins Ep. 5 RC: "Dizness As Usual" - Loses to Tyson in her match-up, but Jalapão wins, 3-1.
    • Tocantins Ep. 5 IC: "Water Mortar!" - Scores no points, and Jalapão blows a 4-2 lead, and loses (5-4).
    • Tocantins Ep. 6 RC: "When Pigs Fly" - Initial thrower, but Jalapão barely loses (14-13).
    • Tocantins Ep. 6 IC: "Sandstone Shootout"- One of several "active" people who have no tasks; Jalapão loses.
    • Tocantins Ep. 8 RC "Rock Block" - With Coach & Tyson, part of the first team eliminated.
    • Tocantins Ep. 9 RC "Swiss Cheese, Please" - With Coach, Stephen, Sierra, her team loses big.

     

    Get A Grip - Ep7 IC
    Tarantula - F4 IC

    Individual challenge record (0-for-10): (Mean % finish: 43%)

    • Tocantins Ep. 7 IC: "Get a Grip" - Fourth person to drop out (7th/10).
    • Tocantins Ep. 8 IC: "Rope-A-Dope" - Second-to-last in the first round (8th/9).
    • Tocantins Ep. 9 IC: "Tocantins Shuffle" - Not among the late-game leaders (tie-4th/5).
    • Tocantins Ep. 10 RC: "Jalapowed" - Barely loses to Stephen, who takes Taj and JT along (2nd//7).
    • Tocantins Ep. 10 IC: "Snag, Drag & Bag" - Only retrieves on bag in the first round, does not win (tie-5th/7).
    • Tocantins Ep. 11 IC: "Propellerheads" - On her second trip to memorize when it ends (tie-4th/6).
    • Tocantins Ep. 12 RC: "Blind to Reason" - Fourth to exit the maze, does not win (tie-3rd/5).
    • Tocantins Ep. 12 IC: "Chimney Sweep" - Third person to drop out, at circa 30 minutes (3rd/5).
    • Tocantins Ep. 13 F4 IC: "Tarantula" - Third to get all three bags, passed on the puzzle (4th/4).

     

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

    • Tocantins: None.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 5
    Played: 12
    Win%: 0.42
    Sat out: 1
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 0
    Played: 10
    Win%: 0.00
    Mean% Finish: 43%
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
Taj Johnson-George - Tribal Council record
  • S18 logo Tocantins Tribal
    Ep9 Tribal Council
    Ep11 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played: (1/0)

    • Tocantins, Ep. 5: With Stephen, finds Jalapão's hidden idol. Lets Stephen pocket it and never play it.

     

    VFB - Votes for the person booted (7/10):

     

    VAP - Votes against (7):

    • Tocantins, Ep. 5: One vote, from Spencer.
    • Tocantins, Ep. 6: Two votes, from Joe & Sydney.
    • Tocantins, Ep. 11: One vote, from Coach.
    • Tocantins, Ep. 13 (Final four vote): Three votes, from J.T., Stephen, and Erinn (voted out, 3-1).

     

    Jury votes made (1/1):

    • Tocantins, Ep. 13: Voted for J.T. Thomas (who won, 7-0).
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: 0
    Votes voided: --
  • Voting record
    VFB: 7
    Tribals: 10
    VAP: 7
  • Jury votes
    Made: 1
    For winners: 1
    Received: --
Taj Johnson-George - Pictures
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Taj Johnson-George - Interviews
  • S18 logo Tocantins interviews

    Pre-game interviews

    • Andy Dehnart at Reality Blurred (2/6/09): "Taj Johnson-George: 'I'll [be nurturing] while I stab them all in the back; they'll love me for it'"
    • Jeff Probst's Tocantins pre-season cast assessment.

     

    Post-game interviews

    • Andy Dehnart at Reality Blurred (5/20/09): "Survivor's runners up: Erinn's changed life, Taj's hurt feelings, and Stephen's effective losing strategy"
    • Eric Goldman at IGN.com (5/20/09): "Survivor: Tocantins Interview: Taj"
    • SurvivorOz podcast interview (8/12/12): "Tamara 'Taj' Johnson-George Interview"

     

    Thanks to Muneeb Khan (@MUK734) for his help in compiling these links.

Taj Johnson-George - Bio
  • S18 logo Tocantins bio

    From her official CBS Survivor: Tocantins cast bio page (1/27/09):

     

     

    "Tamara "Taj" Johnson-George already has a lot on her plate, but can't wait to add Survivor contestant into the mix. A Grammy®-nominated singer, successful author, wife of a former NFL pro and mother of two wonderful boys, Taj believes she will be the "most underestimated player" in the game.

     

    A Grammy®-nominee for her soul group SWV ("Sisters With Voices"), Taj says "her group was the one to beat." Selling over six million records, her time as a singer has prepared her for the spotlight.

     

    In addition to her music career, Taj is also an accomplished writer. The author of “Player HateHER: How To Avoid The Beat Down And Live In A Drama Free World," she tries to practice what she preaches as her true pride and life’s focus lies within her family. The wife of Heisman Trophy winner and former Tennessee Titan running back Eddie George, she warns all opponents, "I'm not the average NFL wife and mother."

     

    Growing up in Brooklyn, Taj overcame both physical and mental abuse in her life. With her background, it's no wonder she says she's "naturally distrustful." Taj goes on to say "I am literally, truly a survivor, who has survived more things you can ever imagine." She is used to beating the odds and plans to do it again.

     

    In her free time, Taj says she is very physical and likes to workout, running, swimming and doing yoga and kickboxing. Taj is the total package built around strength and street smarts and will be a fierce competitor in this game.

     

    Taj currently resides in Nashville, Tenn. Her birth date is April 29."

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