B.B. Andersen - Survivor: Borneo

Seasons: 1 | Days played: 6 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 0

  • Survivor 1: Borneo (2000) - 15th place, 2nd out.
  • Voted out in Episode 2, "The Generation Gap" (Day 6).

B.B. Andersen (1936-2013)

B.B. Andersen - Career statistics

Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats Overall stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S1: Borneo 0.25 0.38 0.67 0 6 1 -0.75 0.00 - - - -0.08 0.25
Career 0.25 0.38 0.67 0 6 1 -0.75 0.00 - - - -0.08 0.25


B.B. Andersen - Performance ranks

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.


B.B. Andersen - Challenge record
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Quest for Fire - Ep1 RC/IC

Tribal/team challenge record (2-for-3):

  • Borneo Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Quest for Fire" - Pagong wins.
  • Borneo Ep. 2 RC: (Unaired, unnamed, but similar to "Shoulder the Load") - Pagong wins, apparently.
  • Borneo Ep. 2 IC: "Buggin' Out" - B.B. does fine in round one, but Gervase loses the tiebreaker, meaning Pagong loses.


Individual challenge record (0-for-0):

  • Borneo: None.


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

  • Borneo: None.
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 2
Played: 3
Win%: 0.67
Sat out: --
Individual challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: --
Mean% Finish: --
Hero challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: --
Mean% Finish: --
B.B. Andersen - Tribal Council record
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The first forward-facing snuff

Idols held/played (0/0):

  • Borneo: None.


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

Tribal Voted Boot (totals) VFB?
Ep2 Ramona B.B. Andersen (voted out, 6-2) -


VAP - Votes against (6):

  • Borneo, Ep. 2: Six votes, from Jenna L., Gervase, Gretchen, Joel, Ramona, and Colleen (voted out, 6-2).


Jury votes made (0/0):

  • Borneo: None.
Career totals - Tribal Council
Hidden idols/ advantages
Advantages held/played: 0
Idols found: 0
Idols played: --
Votes voided: --
Voting record
VFB: 0
Tribals: 1
VAP: 6
Jury votes
Made: 0
For winners: --
Received: --
B.B. Andersen - Pictures
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  • B.B. Andersen S1
    Borneo intro shot
  • BB Andersen S1
    Finding the water supply with Ramona, Ep1
  • BB Andersen S1
    Early confessional about the shelter, Ep1
  • BB Andersen S1
    Building the shelter
  • BB Andersen S1
    In camp, working
  • BB Andersen S1
    Listening to some young people, Ep1
  • BB Andersen S1
    Listening to Probst, first Survivor challenge ever (Ep1 RC/IC)
  • BB Andersen S1
    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep1 RC/IC
  • BB Andersen S1
    Pagong tribe, pre-Ep1 RC/IC
  • BB Andersen S1
    Pagong with their raft
  • BB Andersen S1
    Early Ep2 confessional: More shelter building
  • BB Andersen S1
    Working, Ep2
  • BB Andersen S1
    Wondering when all these young people are going to start working, Ep2
  • BB Andersen S1
    Washing his shirt in drinking water, in the cooking pot. Seems legit.
  • BB Andersen S1
    Wandering out of camera range, Ep2
  • BB Andersen S1
    More in-camp discussion about the Ep2 IC. Maybe they should lose this one?
  • BB Andersen S1
    Pagong arrives, Ep2 RC/IC
  • BB Andersen S1
    Chatting with Gervase, Ep2
  • BB Andersen S1
    At Pagong's first Tribal Council, Ep2
  • BB Andersen S1
    Pagong tribe, Ep2 Tribal Council
  • BB Andersen S1
    Casting a futile vote for Ramona, Ep2 Tribal
  • BB Andersen S1
    Awaiting the results of Probst's tallying, Ep2
  • BB Andersen S1
    About to be have his torch extinguished
  • BB Andersen S1
    First contestant to have a forward-facing torch snuffing, Ep2 Tribal Council
B.B. Andersen - Interviews
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Pre-game interviews

  • Possibly some, now lost to the transitory nature of internet news sites.


Post-game interviews



  • Steve Helling at People.com (11/1/13): "Survivor contestant B.B. Andersen dead at 77"
  • Andy Dehnart at Reality Blurred (11/1/13): "Survivor Borneo's BB Andersen died this week"
  • Tom Santilli at Examiner.com (11/1/13): ""
B.B. Andersen - Bio
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From his official CBS Survivor: Borneo bio page:

"Originally from South Dakota, B.B. studied Civil Engineering at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas, before becoming a general contractor and real estate developer. His talents eventually allowed him to own and operate a successful construction and development company. Also active in politics, Andersen was appointed by President Reagan to the Advisory Board of the Defense Intelligence Agency where he then served for 11 ½ years. It was also known that he declined several ambassadorships that were offered him during the Bush administration.

An adventure-seeker by nature, B.B. has toured through Mexico, the western United States and the Great Lakes on his motorcycle. An avid sailor, he had a 53' ketch built in La Rochelle, France and sailed it from the Bay of Biscay into the Mediterranean Sea where he eventually moored it in Hyere, France. In 1993, he sailed from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida across the Atlantic to Lisbon, Portugal and the Canary Islands. While skiing remains his favorite sport, he is also a certified scuba diver. Additionally, he has logged over 8,500 hours of flight time as a private pilot and holds multi-engine, commercial and instrument ratings.

B.B. currently divides his time between Mission Hills, Kansas, and Vail, Colorado, with his wife and their daughter. He has four additional children who live and work around the country. Still active in real estate development, he is currently a member of World Presidents Organization, Kansas City Presidents Organization and the Vail Valley Foundation. His birth date is Jan. 18, 1936."


As a measure of the impact the Borneo cast had on popular culture at the time, here is a post-Borneo commercial for Reebok, featuring B.B. Not bad for the second person voted out: