Geo Bustamante - Survivor 43

Seasons: 1 | Days played: 11 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 0

  • Survivor 43 (2022) - 14th place, 5th out.
  • Voted out in Episode 5, "Stop With All the Niceness" (Day 11).

Geo Bustamante on social media: twitter | Instagram

Geo Bustamante - 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
Survivor 43 0.27 1.48 0.18 0 4 2 -0.18 0.00 - - - 0.00 0.27
Career 0.27 1.48 0.18 0 4 2 -0.18 0.00 - - - 0.00 0.27


Geo Bustamante - 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.


Geo Bustamante - Challenge record
Survivor 43 logo  Survivor 43 challenges

Walk Around - Ep4 RC

Tribal/team challenge record (1-for-7; 1 2nd; 2 sit-outs):

  • Survivor 43, Ep.1 RC: "Crate Wide Open" - Rolls a crate, but Coco loses.
  • Survivor 43, Ep.1 IC: "Freedom of Choice" - Crosses obstacles, and Coco wins (1st/3).
  • Survivor 43, Ep.2 RC/IC: "Serpent Turf" - Hauls the snake, Coco is 2nd (2nd*/3).
  • Survivor 43, Ep.3 RC/IC: "Turtle Head" - Sits out, as Coco finishes in second.
  • Survivor 43, Ep.4 RC: "Walk Around" - Lands a sandbag; Coco is one of two losing tribes.
  • Survivor 43, Ep.4 IC: "Brain Stew" - Sits out, as Coco loses (3rd/3).
  • Survivor 43, Ep.5 RC/IC: "EOC" - Crosses obstacles, but Coco loses (3rd/3).


Individual challenge record (0-for-0):

  • Survivor 43: None.


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

  • Survivor 43: None.
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 1
2nd place: 1
Played: 7
Win%: 0.21
Sat out: 2
Individual challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: --
Mean% Finish: --
Hero challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: --
Mean% Finish: --
Geo Bustamante - Tribal Council record
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Ep4 Tribal Council

Idols held/played (0/0) | Advantages held/played (1/0):

  • Survivor 43, Ep. 5: One of three to risks their vote at the Ep.5 dilemma, ends up with the Knowledge is Power advantage. Immediately tells Karla (who has an idol), and is voted out while holding it (Day 11).


VFB - Votes for the person booted (0/2):

Tribal Voted Boot (totals) VFB?
Ep4 Cassidy Lindsay Carmine (voted out, 4-1-1) -
Ep5 Cassidy Geo Bustamante (voted out, 3-2) -
  • Survivor 43: None.


VAP - Votes against (4):

  • Survivor 43, Ep. 4: One vote, from Lindsay.
  • Survivor 43, Ep. 5: Three votes, from Cassidy, James, and Karla (voted out, 3-2).


Jury votes made (0/0):

  • Survivor 43: None.
Career totals - Tribal Council
Hidden idols/ advantanges
Advantages held/played: 1/0
Idols found: 0
Idols played: --
Votes voided: --
Voting record
VFB: 0
Tribals: 2
VAP: 4
Jury votes
Made: 0
For winners: --
Received: --
Geo Bustamante - Pictures
Survivor 43 logo  Survivor 43 image gallery
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    CBS pre-game interview shot
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    Coco tribe, greeting Probst, Day 1
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    Rolling a crate, Ep1 RC
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    Watching the puzzle stage
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    Talking about being a gay, married, immigrant from Peru
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    Ryan broke the "Sweat" task!
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    Bonding with Karla over their backstory similarities
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    Watching the table maze, Ep1 IC
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep2 RC/IC
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    Watching the puzzle stage
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    Karla's making a bracelet! How nice! Ep3
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep3 RC/IC
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    No sit-out advantage, sadly
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    Coco, showing up at the Ep4 RC with their idol
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    Landing a sandbag
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    Cody's raiding Coco camp
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    Talking about the upcoming Ep4 Tribal
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    Heading to Tribal
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    Coco, Ep4 Tribal
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    Listening to Ryan
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    Telling Cassidy he voted for her, Ep5
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep5 RC/IC
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    Coco with a huge lead ...
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    Oops, not any more
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    Arriving in style at the dilemma
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    You guys should totally protect your votes
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    Opening his package with Karla
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    I got Knowledge is Power!
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    Coco, Ep5 Tribal
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    Listening to James
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    Fifth person voted out of Survivor 43...
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    Snuffed, Day 11 (Episode 5)
Geo Bustamante - Interviews
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Pre-game interviews


Post-game interviews

  • Dalton Ross at (10/20/22): "Geo Bustamante wonders 'How did I become so mean?' on Survivor 43"
  • Mike Bloom at (10/20/22): "Geo Bustamante Reveals the Real Pregame Reason He Was Targeted"
  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (10/20/22): "Survivor 43 | Exit Interview with the Fifth Player Voted Out"
Geo Bustamante - Bio
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Official CBS Survivor 43 bio excerpts (expected August, 2022):

(Still none as of 10/8/22. But available at

"Favorite hobbies: Hiking, traveling, diving

3 words to describe you: Adaptable, hard worker, resilient

Pet peeve(s): I strongly dislike laziness and people who don't have common courtesy.

What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Being that English is my second language, I grew up in the hood and was homeless for a period of time, the accomplishment that I am most proud of is graduating with my associate degree with a 4.0 GPA.

What is something we would never know from looking at you? I grew up shy, quiet and in my head, which made me a thinker and very analytical. People also don't see that if they mess or compete with me, they will lose. A whole new alter ego comes out that turns into a beast during any competition.

Who is your hero and why? My husband is my hero because he is everything I have. He motivates me and has encouraged me through so much. He is also in the military, so he is a real hero in life!

Which past Survivor will you play the game most like? It would have to be a combination of Cochran and Boston Rob. I am not as physical as Rob, but I will be strategic like Cochran. I'm hoping that by the end of the season, people will see that I played my own game.

Why do you believe you can be the Sole Survivor? Because in life, I am already a survivor. In life I did not have the luxury to mess up and have people help me. In life I struggled and fought hard for everything I've accomplished. I have the fire in me and the willpower to show the world that I deserve to win and will not let anything or anyone get in my way. I'm ready for this, and I will not let this opportunity of a lifetime go to waste. The world will see that Geo Bustamante has arrived, and I WILL WIN!"

 CBS's "Meet Geo" pre-game interview video tweet: