Carter Williams - Survivor: Philippines

Seasons: 1 | Days played: 33 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

  • Survivor 25: Philippines (2012) - 6th place, 13th out - 6th juror.
  • Voted out in Episode 12, "Shot Into Smithereens" (Day 33).

Carter Williams on social media: twitter | Instagram

Carter Williams - 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
S25: Philippines 3.38 9.36 0.36 5 5 8 0.61 1.94 - - - 0.98 5.33
Career 3.38 9.36 0.36 5 5 8 0.61 1.94 - - - 0.98 5.33


Carter Williams - 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.


Carter Williams - Challenge record
Survivor 25 logo S25: Philippines

Deep In Thought - Ep3 RC/IC

Tribal/team challenge record (5-for-11; 2 2nds)

  • Philippines Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Share the Wealth" - Does rowing stage, Kalabaw wins! (1st/3).
  • Philippines Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Manila Folders" - Hauler, watches the puzzle. Kalabaw second (2nd*/3).
  • Philippines Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Deep In Thought" - Dives, etc., Kalabaw wins! (1st/3).
  • Philippines Ep. 4 RC/IC: "Swing Break" - Competes, Kalabaw doesn't lose (2nd*/3).
  • Philippines Ep. 5 RC: "Idol Hands" - Now down to two tribes, loses against Pete, and Kalabaw loses.
  • Philippines Ep. 5 IC: "Thrash, Splash & Bash" - Competes, Kalabaw barely loses.
  • Philippines Ep. 6 RC: "Bog Roll" - Right there in the mud as Tandang surrenders.
  • Philippines Ep. 6 IC: "Philiping Out" - No catches shown, and Kalabaw loses.
  • Philippines Ep. 8 RC: "Catch of the Day" - Part of losing team effort (with Skupin, Pete, Artis, Abi-Maria).
  • Philippines Ep. 9 RC: "Muddy Waters" - Winning team this time (with Malcolm, Penner, Denise).
  • Philippines Ep. 10 RC: "Snare the Drum" - Part of winning team against the oldsters (Skupin, Lisa, Penner, Denise).


Push Your Luck - Ep10 IC

Individual challenge record (2-for-7): (Mean % finish: 72.6%)

  • Philippines Ep. 7 IC, "Wrist Assured" - Wins immunity for men (1st/7).
  • Philippines Ep. 8 IC, "Snake in the Grass" - Eliminated in second stage (tie-4th/10).
  • Philippines Ep. 9 IC: "Paddle Out" - One of many losers (tie-3rd/9).
  • Philippines Ep. 10 IC: "Push Your Luck" - Wins immunity in a three-stage challenge (1st/8).
  • Philippines Ep. 11 IC: "Brains and Brawn" - Loses to Abi-Maria in the final stage (2nd/7).
  • Philippines Ep. 12 RC: "Mud Slinging" - Barely finishes second to Malcolm & his brother (2nd/6).
  • Philippines Ep. 12 IC: "Fish and Game" - Another narrow second-place finish (2nd/6).


Hero challenge/ duel record (0-for-0):

  • Philippines: None.
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 5
2nd place: 2
Played: 11
Win%: 0.55
Sat out: --
Individual challenges
Wins: 2
Played: 7
Win%: 0.29
Mean% Finish: 72.6%
Hero challenges/duels
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: --
Mean% Finish: --
Carter Williams - Tribal Council record
Survivor 25 logo  S25: Philippines

Ep12 Tribal Council

Idols held/played (0/0):

  • Philippines: None.


VFB - Votes for the person booted (5/8):


VAP - Votes against (5):

  • Philippines, Ep. 12: Five votes, from Malcolm, Denise, Lisa, Skupin, Abi-Maria (voted out, 5-1).


Jury votes made (0/1):

  • Philippines, Ep. 14: Voted for Mike Skupin (who tied for second, 6-1-1).
Career totals - Tribal Council
Hidden idols/ advantages
Advantages held/played: 0/0
Idols found: 0
Idols played: --
Votes voided: --
Voting record
VFB: 5
Tribals: 8
VAP: 5
Jury votes
Made: 1
For winners: 0
Received: --
Carter Williams - Pictures
Survivor 25 logo  S25: Philippines image gallery
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    Philippines intro shot
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    Philippines intro shot
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    EW Pre-game interview
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    CBS pre-game interview
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    Early camp shot
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    Early camp shot, with water
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    Arrival, first challenge
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    Preparing to paddle, Ep1 RC/IC
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    Canoe time
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    Taking out the canoe

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    Paddling with Jeff Kent
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    Pushing the crate with Jeff
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    Flipping the Kalabaw crate
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    Conferring with Jeff Kent
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    Retrieving puzzle piece, Ep3 RC/IC
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    Returning from Ep3 RC/IC win
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    Looking on, Ep5 RC
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    Facing off vs. Pete, Ep5 RC
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    With Kalabaw, Ep5 RC
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    We're gonna what? Ep6 RC
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    Katie or Penner? Ep6
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    Proof that Carter had at least one confessional
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    Merge IC
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    Seconds after winning the Ep7 IC
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    About to win, Ep9 RC
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    Paddle Out, Ep9 IC
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    Flipping discs, Ep10 RC
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    Feeding Malcolm grapes, Ep10 reward
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    Made the final stage, Ep10 IC
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    About to win, Ep10 IC
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    Winner, Ep10 IC
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    Auction, Ep11 (just missed the sandwich)
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    With the loved ones RC non-winners
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    Just missing immunity, Ep12 IC
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    Are these people STILL talking?
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    Snuffed, Day 33 (Episode 12)
  • Carter Williams - Interviews
    Survivor 25 logo  S25: Philippines

    Pre-game interviews

    • Gordon Holmes at (8/27/12): "Survivor: Philippines Pre-Game Interview: Carter Williams"
    • CBS pre-game interview (YouTube, now removed by CBS)


    Post-game interviews

    • Rob Cesternino at RobHasAPodcast (12/6/12): "Talking With the Latest Person Voted Off Survivor"
    • Gordon Holmes at (12/6/12): "Survivor: Philippines Castaway Carter: ‘I Wanted to Do What (Ozzy) Did’"
    • Daniel Fienberg at (12/8/12): "Carter Williams talks Survivor: Philippines"
    Carter Williams - Bio
    Survivor 25 logo  S25: Philippines

    From his pre-game interview, by Dalton Ross:

    "'I will win Survivor because I will not underestimate anyone,' says Carter. And while the 23-year-old may be underestimated himself due to his Jeff Spicoli vibe, the running coach's conditioning and social game makes him a viable threat to win. It's no surprise that he counts Ozzy as his Survivor idol. 'I told myself I want to get on that show and do what he did. And I know those are big shoes to fill, but I want to get out there and try my hardest.'"

    Excerpts from his Survivor: Philippines bio page: (8/22/12)

    "Personal Claim to Fame: Graduating college while running all four years.

    Inspiration in Life: My dad. I see what he has done for me! The guy has a heart of a champ!

    Hobbies: Surfing, running and eating meals with friends.

    Pet Peeves: Laziness!

    3 Words to Describe You: Ambitious, inspiring (I’m a dreamer) and lighthearted.

    If You Could Have 3 Things on The Island What Would They Be and Why? 1) Journal - to document my thoughts. 2) A rope swing - because a rope swing on your own private island....doesn’t get much cooler than that. 3) My mom - she would dominate!

    Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like: I want to play in challenges with a lot of heart like Ozzy did, but I think I have a personality that is more similar to Erik Reichenbach or Fabio.

    Reason for Being on Survivor: Glory! All the people in my generation who say, 'oh… I could win that show…' I say, 'put up or shut up.' Including me.

    Why You Think You’ll 'Survive' Survivor: I bring people together and make them laugh. That’s important. I’m a leader, and I’m probably one of the best tree climbers.

    Why You Think You Will Be the Sole Survivor: People enjoy me. I’m competitive but down to earth. I won’t slack off and I’m physically built like a lot of past winners."