Alec Merlino - Survivor: David vs. Goliath
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Seasons: 1 | Days: 28 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

Survivor: David vs. Goliath (2018) - 10th place, 11th out - 4th juror.

  • Voted out in Episode 10, "Tribal Lines Are Blurred (Pt. 1)" (Day 28).

Alec Merlino - Career statistics

Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats

Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S37: David vs. Goliath 2.30 6.00 0.38 3 9 6 0.48 1.08 - - - 0.86 3.38
Career 2.30 6.00 0.38 3 9 6 0.48 1.08 - - - 0.86 3.38
Alec Merlino - Challenge record
  • S37 logo David vs. Goliath challenges

    Ep9 RC

    Tribal/team challenge record (7.5*-for-11; 1 2nd):

    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 1 IC: "Matchbox 25" - Digs under the log, chops rope, hauls tiles, and the Goliaths win.
    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Another Brick in the Wall" - Climbs ladder, grabs bags, works the puzzle; Goliaths win.
    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Tangled Up in Blue" - Navigates the rope obstacle, and the Goliaths lose.
    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 4 RC/IC: "Blind Barrow" - Blindfolded, moves the cart with Davie, but Vuku loses (3rd/3).
    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 5 RC: "Ball-istic Missiles" - First to hit a target, and with Elizabeth's hit, Vuku wins (1st/3).
    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 5 IC: "A Bridge You Must Cross" - First to finish the snake maze, and Vuku wins again (1st/3).
    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 6 RC: "Carry On" - Crosses obstacles, gathers the rings, tosses, but Vuku loses (3rd/3).
    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 6 IC: "Dishwalla" - Helps carry the saucer and works the puzzle, Vuku doesn't lose (2nd*/3).
    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 8 RC: "Raise the Roof" - Holds the weight the full time, and orange team wins.
    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 9 RC: "All Mixed Up" - Grabs the bag and works the puzzle with Kara; orange team wins.
    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 10 RC: "Back in Slack" - Crosses the line, lands all three poles; orange team wins.

    *Second-place finishes in the three-tribe phase of the game count as half a win.


    Ep9 IC

    Individual challenge record (1-for-4): (Mean % finish: 81.5%)

    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 7 IC: "Ring Leader" - Out shortly after the transition to the other hand (5th/13).
    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 8 IC: "Can't Buoy Me Love" - Eighth person to drop their buoy (5th/12).
    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 9 IC: "Roll Away the Dew" - Leads the field by leaps and bounds, and Alec wins! (1st/11).
    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 10 IC: "Uncomfortably Numb" - Lasts an excruciating 5.5 hours, but eventually drops (2nd/10).


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

    • David vs. Goliath: None yet.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 7
    2nd place: 1
    Played: 11
    Win%: 0.68
    Sat out: --
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 1
    Played: 4
    Win%: 0.25
    Mean% Finish: 81.5%
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
Alec Merlino - Tribal Council record
  • S37 logo David vs. Goliath Tribal

    Ep3 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played (0/0):

    • David vs. Goliath: None yet.


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


    VAP - Votes against (9):

    • David vs. Goliath, Ep. 10: Nine votes, from Alison, Angelina, Carl, Christian, Davie, Gabby, Kara, Mike, and Nick (voted out, 9-1).


    Jury votes made (1/1):

    • David vs. Goliath, Ep. 14: Voted for Nick Wilson, who won, 7-3-0.
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: --
    Votes voided: --
  • Voting record
    VFB: 3
    Tribals: 6
    VAP: 9
  • Jury votes
    Made: 1
    For winners: 1
    Received: --
Alec Merlino - Pictures
  • S37 logo David vs. Goliath image gallery
Alec Merlino - Interviews
  • S37 logo David vs. Goliath interviews

    Pre-game interviews


    Post-game interviews

    • Gordon Holmes at (11/29/18): "Alec - '(Christian) Would Have Stayed Up There for Ten Hours'"
    • Dalton Ross at (11/29/18): "Alec addresses his Instagram controversy"
    • Mike Bloom at (11/29/18): "Alec Merlino Closes Out His Tab and His Game"
    • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (11/29/18): "Exit Interviews | Latest Players Out from David vs. Goliath - 11/29/18"
    • Josh Wigler at The Hollywood Reporter (11/29/18): "Survivor: David vs. Goliath Delivers Two Eliminations In Punch-Drunk Double-Header"
Alec Merlino - Bio
  • S37 logo David vs. Goliath bio

    Official CBS David vs. Goliath bio excerpts (9/5/18):


    "Pet peeves: Terrible drivers, traffic, and people that exaggerate during a story.


    What's your personal claim to fame? Getting through college and always pushing the boundaries in life by doing things that make me uncomfortable, such as traveling solo, playing guitar, and singing for people. 


    If you could have three things on the island what would they be and why?  A picture of my loved ones to keep me motivated, a picture of my bank account statement because it's zero. And a guitar to sing "Kumbaya" by the fire.


    Which Survivor contestant are you most like?  I relate most to Jay, Joe, and Malcolm. All of those players are charming and likeable individuals. They were also all a dominating force during the challenges and physically fit which made them a useful asset around camp.


    Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor? I have the ability to charm people around me, both guys and girls. I can read people and understand situations better than most. My personality is endearing and I'm able to adapt in different environments. My job is to deal with all walks of life just like Survivor, and for that reason my social game is going to be unstoppable."