Zeke Smith - Millennials vs. Gen X, Survivor: Game Changers
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Seasons: 2 | Days: 62 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 2

Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X (2016) - 9th place, 11th out - 5th juror.

  • Voted out in Episode 12, "About to Have a Rumble" (Day 33).

Survivor: Game Changers (2017) - 10th place, 11th out - 4th juror.

  • Voted out in Episode 11, "Reinventing How this Game Is Played" (Day 29).
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Zeke Smith - Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S33: Millennials vs. Gen X 1.62 8.22 0.20 4 10 7 0.55 1.14 - - - 0.75 2.76
S34: Game Changers 1.30 5.97 0.22 3 11 6 0.47 0.93 - - - 0.69 2.24
Career 2.92 14.20 0.21 7 21 13 0.53 1.05 - - - 0.73 2.51
Zeke Smith - Challenge record
  • S33 logo Millennials vs. Gen X challenges
    The Ocean - Ep2 RC/IC
    Angry Chair - Ep4 IC

    Tribal/team challenge record (8.0*-for-13):

    • Millennials vs. Gen X Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Got to Choose" - Helps gather clubs then watches, as Millennials win.
    • Millennials vs. Gen X Ep. 2 RC/IC: "The Ocean" - Grabs a key, but the Millennials lose.
    • Millennials vs. Gen X Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Going Coconuts" - Works the puzzle with Michelle; Millennials win.
    • Millennials vs. Gen X Ep. 4 RC: "Water Slaughter" - With Jay, loses vs. Chris/David; Millennials lose, 3-2.
    • Millennials vs. Gen X Ep. 4 IC: "Angry Chair" - Helps pull the chair up and down, and the Millennials win.
    • Millennials vs. Gen X Ep. 5 IC: "Holy Diver" - Now with Vanua, swims & retrieves buoys; Vanua loses (3rd/3).
    • Millennials vs. Gen X Ep. 6 RC: "Blind Faith" - Blindfolded, works the puzzle; Vanua wins (1st/3).
    • Millennials vs. Gen X Ep. 6 IC: "In the Bag" - Works the table maze with Michelle; Vanua doesn't lose! (2nd*/3).
    • Millennials vs. Gen X Ep. 7 RC: "Matt Finish" - Moves balls along with Michelle; Vanua wins (1st/3).
    • Millennials vs. Gen X Ep. 7 IC: "Bail Out" - Sinks coconuts, Vanua doesn't lose (2nd*/3).
    • Millennials vs. Gen X Ep. 9 RC: "All Mixed Up" - Helps push the crate for the losing team.
    • Millennials vs. Gen X Ep. 10 RC: "Ferryman" - Grabs a key, solves the puzzle (with Adam) for the winning team.
    • Millennials vs. Gen X Ep. 11 RC: "Slither Me Timbers" - Helps catch up on the puzzle, and Zeke's team wins.

    *Note: Second-place finishes during the three-tribe phase of MvGX count as half a win.

     

    Bow Diddley - Ep9 IC
    With a 10 Ft. Pole - Ep10 IC

    Individual challenge record (0-for-6; 1 sit-out): (Mean % finish: 53.0%)

    • Millennials vs. Gen X Ep. 8 IC: "Fools in the Rain" - Fifth to drop out, circa 10 minutes (9th/13).
    • Millennials vs. Gen X Ep. 9 IC: "Bow-Diddley" - Sits out, opting to eat rather than compete (tie-12th/12).
    • Millennials vs. Gen X Ep. 10 IC: "With a 10 Ft. Pole" - Last person to drop out, in the fourth and final round (2nd/11).
    • Millennials vs. Gen X Ep. 11 IC: "Rusty Cage" - Still in cage, one of nine people tied for second (tie-2nd/10).
    • Millennials vs. Gen X Ep. 12 RC: "Rope A Dope" - One of four people on the last pole as Jay wins (tie-2nd/9).
    • Millennials vs. Gen X Ep. 12 IC: "Push Me Pull You" - Sixth person to drop his rod, quite quickly (4th/9).

     

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

    • Millennials vs. Gen X: None.
  • S34 logo Game Changers challenges
    Blue Lagoon Bustle - Ep1 RC/IC
    Unchained Medley - Ep5 RC

    Tribal/team challenge record (8.0*-for-12):

    • Game Changers Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Blue Lagoon Bustle" - Works the puzzle with Cirie, and Nuku wins!
    • Game Changers Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Serpent Turf" - Hauls the giant snake, and Nuku wins again.
    • Game Changers Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Austin's EOC" - Work the puzzle with Cirie for Tavua, who finish second (2nd*/3).
    • Game Changers Ep. 4 IC: "Ow Pairs" - Blindfolded, retrieves bags for Tavua, and Tavua wins (1st/3).
    • Game Changers Ep. 5 RC: "Unchained Medley" - Works the final slide puzzle, and Tavua wins (1st/3).
    • Game Changers Ep. 5 IC: "Box Car Blues" - Helps flip the giant cube for Tavua, which doesn't lose (2nd*/3).
    • Game Changers Ep. 6 IC: "Cargo Salvage" - Now with Nuku, works the puzzle, but Nuku loses.
    • Game Changers Ep. 7 RC: "Dulcimer Stomp" - Works the ladder puzzle with Varner, and Nuku wins.
    • Game Changers Ep. 7 IC: "Plunge, Pop, Pull" - Helps pull the Nuku raft along, but Nuku loses.
    • Game Changers Ep. 9 RC: "New School" - With Debbie, works the fish puzzle for the winning team.
    • Game Changers Ep. 10 RC: "O Black Water" - Crosses water obstacles for the losing team.
    • Game Changers Ep. 11 RC: "Angry Chair" - With Andrea & Brad, works the word puzzle for the winning team.

    *Note: Second-place finishes in the three-tribe phase of Game Changers count as half a win.

     

    Keep on Your Toes - Ep8 IC
    Get a Grip - Ep9 IC

    Individual challenge record (0-for-4): (Mean % finish: 38.2%)

    • Game Changers, Ep. 8 IC: "Keep on Your Toes" - Third person to drop out, in mere seconds (11th/13).
    • Game Changers, Ep. 9 IC: "Get a Grip" - Fifth to drop out, fairly quickly (8th/12).
    • Game Changers Ep. 10 IC: "Got a Hunch" - One of ten people to not beat Troyzan (tie-2nd/11).
    • Game Changers Ep. 11 IC: "High Step and Stack" - One of nine people to not beat Andrea (tie-2nd/10).

     

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

    • Game Changers: None yet.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 16.0*
    Played: 25
    Win%: 0.64
    Sat out: --
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 0
    Played: 10
    Sat out: 1
    Win%: 0.00
    Mean% Finish: 47.8%
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
Zeke Smith - Tribal Council record
  • S33 logo Millennials vs. Gen X Tribal
    Ep2 Tribal Council
    Ep11 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played: (0/0)

    • Millennials vs. Gen X: None.

     

    VFB - Votes for the person booted (4/7):

     

    VAP - Votes against (10):

    • Millennials vs. Gen X, Ep. 11: Five votes, from Adam, David, Hannah, Jessica, and Ken.
    • Millennials vs. Gen X, Ep. 12: Five votes, from Adam, David, Hannah, Ken, and Will (voted out, 5-[0]).

     

    Jury votes made (1/1):

    • Millennials vs. Gen X, Ep. 14: Voted for Adam Klein, who won, 10-0-0.
  • S34 logo Game Changers Tribal
    Ep6 Tribal Council
    Ep6 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played: (0/0)

    • Game Changers: None.

     

    VFB - Votes for the person booted (3/6):

     

    VAP - Votes against (11):

    • Game Changers, Ep. 8: Two votes, from Michaela and Hali.
    • Game Changers, Ep. 9: Four votes, from Andrea, Aubry, Michaela, and Ozzy.
    • Game Changers, Ep. 11: Five votes, from Andrea, Aubry, Cirie, Michaela, and Sarah (voted out, 5-3-2).

     

    Jury votes made (1/1):

    • Game Changers, Ep, 14: Voted for Sarah Lacina (who won, 7-3-0).
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: 0
    Votes voided: --
  • Voting record
    VFB: 7
    Tribals: 13
    VAP: 21
  • Jury votes
    Made: 2
    For winners: 2
    Received: --
Zeke Smith - Pictures
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Zeke Smith - Interviews
  • S33 logo Millennials vs. Gen X interviews

    Pre-game interviews

    • Josh Wigler at Parade.com (8/29/16): "Zeke Smith Before the Game"
    • Gordon Holmes at XfinityTV.com (8/30/16): "Zeke: 'I'm A Very Talented Liar, I Always Have Been'"

     

    Post-game interviews

    • Gordon Holmes at XfinityTV.com (12/1/16): "Zeke: 'I'd Rather Go Out Swinging Than Go to the End and Lose'"
    • Josh Wigler at Parade.com (12/1/16): "Zeke Smith Looks Back on His Game"
    • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (12/1/16): "Exit Interview | Latest Player Voted Out - 12/01/16"
    • Dalton Ross at EW.com (12/1/16): "Zeke reveals why the loved ones visit hurt his game"
  • S34 logo Game Changers interviews

    Pre-game interviews

    • Josh Wigler at Parade.com (2/15/17): "Zeke Smith and Michaela Bradshaw Return to the Wild"
    • Gordon Holmes at XfinityTV.com (2/24/17): "Zeke: 'Three of My Top Five Players Are Here in Cirie, Sandra, and Tony'"
    • CBS Game Changers pre-game interview (YouTube)

     

    Post-game interviews

    • Gordon Holmes at XfinityTV.com (5/4/17): "Zeke Smith: 'The Day After the Varner Incident There Was a Seismic Shift in How I Was Viewed in the Game'"
    • Dalton Ross at EW.com (5/4/17): "Zeke Smith defends CBS decision to air transgender outing"
    • Mike Bloom at Parade.com (5/4/17): "Zeke Smith on His Fijian Metamorphosis"
    • Josh Wigler at THR.com (5/4/17): "Zeke Smith speaks out about his Survivor experience (and that very public outing)"
    • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (5/4/17): "Exit Interview | Latest Player Voted Out - 5/4/17"
    • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (6/4/17): "Zeke Smith on his Survivor experience"
Zeke Smith - Bios
  • S33 logo Millennials vs. Gen X bio

    Excerpts from his official CBS Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X cast bio page: (8/17/16)

     

    "If you could have three things on the island, what would they be and why? 1. Hairspray: ostensibly for applications in fire making, but actually to keep my hair high and tight. 2. Coffee: to calm the nerves and awaken the senses, so to be on alert for plots against me. Coffee treatments also bring out my hair's natural shimmer. 3. Industrial-sized vat of peanut butter: who wouldn't bring a high-protein, high-fat, delicious treat to a starvation marathon? And, lest we forget, peanut butter is a magnificent deep conditioner.

    Survivor contestant you're most like: Tony Vlachos (Cagayan). I mean, I'm not personally like a cop from New Jersey. I would never live in New Jersey, are you kidding me? Excuse me? New Jersey? Where Tony and I intersect is our unbridled passion for Survivor. I came to lie, manipulate, and make big moves, which, on Day 39, will leave no one doubting that I played the superior game. Seriously, New Jersey?

    Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor? I'm tough as nails. Try and tear me down. Furthermore, people fascinate me. I can get along with anyone because I tend to be more curious than judgmental of an individual's quirks than judgmental. I'm surprisingly adept in the out-of-doors and have been killing myself in the gym for the past six months, so I shouldn't drag ass in challenges. Hopefully, all those hours... okay, days.... fine, years spent watching Survivor and listening to Survivorpodcasts will yield at least some aptitude at the game."

     

  • S34 logo Game Changers bio

    Excerpts from his official CBS Game Changers bio page:

     

    "How have you changed since the last time you played? 
    Since I just played, I don’t think I’ve changed at all. I’m still digging sand out of my tush. I keep leaving the apartment barefoot. I’ve taken to sleeping on my neighbor's floor so there’s someone to wake me during my night terrors. They know it’s time to shake me awake when I start screaming, “Dave found another Idol!”

     

    What skills do you bring to Survivor that will make you a useful member of the group and what skills have you been learning since you last played?
    New skills? Well, I went to a friend’s party in workout clothes. I brought my own salad, which I ate in a corner and refused to speak to anyone. So, yeah, I can do that now.

     

    What are you most proud of from the last time? 
    I’m not quite sure. It’s really all a blur. I remember something about forcing rocks to save myself. What, if anything, do you most regret? Nothing. Everything. Nothing. Everything. Chris.

     

    How will you play differently this time? 
    Frankly, I don’t exactly know what I did right or wrong last time but, I think I played too flashy. This go ’round, I’m going to play more subtly, because I’m a very subtle person.

     

    Take one look at me and you think, “This guy knows subtle. No part of his mustache or patterned shirts or style of speaking says, ‘pay attention to me!’”"

     

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