Jay Byars - Survivor: One World

Seasons: 1 | Days played: 25 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

  • Survivor 24: One World (2012) - 10th place, 9th out - 3rd juror.
  • Voted out in Episode 9, "Go Out With A Bang" (Day 25).

Jay Byars on social media: twitter | Instagram

Jay Byars - 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
S24: One World 2.32 4.81 0.48 4 5 5 0.56 1.78 - - - 0.78 2.49
Career 2.32 4.81 0.48 4 5 5 0.56 1.78 - - - 0.78 2.49


Jay Byars - 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.


Jay Byars - Challenge record
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DIY Ladder Tree Golf - Ep9 RC

Tribal/team challenge record (9-for-13; 1 sit-out):

  • One World Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Free Fallin'" - Manono wins by default, as Kourtney is medevaced.
  • One World Ep. 2 RC: "DIY Knots" - Manono wins again, sans Probst.
  • One World Ep. 2 IC: "By The Numbers" - Manono wins third straight.
  • One World Ep. 3 RC: "Shut Your Trap" - Loses to Alicia, as Manono is swept by Salani, 5-0.
  • One World Ep. 3 IC: "Ow Pairs" - Sits out, as Manono loses again (after Salani copies Manono's puzzle).
  • One World Ep. 4 RC: "Coco Connection" - Jay connects on one hit, but Manono loses.
  • One World Ep. 4 IC: "Puzzle Relay" - Manono wins, but goes to tribal anyway.
  • One World Ep. 5 RC: "Dear Liza" - Gets switched to Salani, and Salani wins.
  • One World Ep. 5 IC: "Basket-brawl" - Salani wins against the old, slow, tiny new Manono once again.
  • One World Ep. 6 RC: "Coco Pops" - Another Salani win.
  • One World Ep. 7 RC: "Sea Turtles" - part of the winning team (with Troy, Alicia, Sabrina, Christina, Chelsea).
  • One World Ep. 8 RC: "7UP" - Part of losing team this time (with Troyzan, Kat, Chelsea, Alicia).
  • One World Ep. 9 RC: "DIY Ladder Tree Golf" - part of winning team (with Troyzan, Tarzan, Alicia, Kat).


Odd Shaped Bottoms - Ep8 IC

Individual challenge record (1-for-3): (Mean % finish: 79.4%)

  • One World Ep. 7 IC: "Roller Ball" - Lasts until the third and final round (6th/12).
  • One World Ep. 8 IC: "Odd Shaped Bottoms" - In a surprise finish to the puzzle stage, Jay wins (1st/11).
  • One World Ep. 9 IC: "When It Rains, It Pours" - quits for chicken wings and beer, leaving Leif vs. Chelsea (3rd/10).


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

  • One World: None.
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 9
Played: 13
Win%: 0.69
Sat out: 1
Individual challenges
Wins: 1
Played: 3
Win%: 0.33
Mean% Finish: 79.4%
Hero challenges/duels
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: --
Mean% Finish: --
Jay Byars - Tribal Council record
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Ep3 Tribal Council

Idols held/played (0/0):

  • One World: None.


VFB - Votes for the person booted (4/5):


VAP - Votes against (5):

  • One World, Ep. 9: 5 votes, from Kim, Sabrina, Christina, Alicia, and Tarzan (voted out, 5-[0]-2-1).


Jury votes made (1/1):

  • One World, Ep. 14: Voted for Kim Spradlin (who won easily, 7-2-0).
Career totals - Tribal Council
Hidden idols/ advantages
Advantages held/played: 0/0
Idols found: 0
Idols played: --
Votes voided: --
Voting record
VFB: 4
Tribals: 5
VAP: 5
Jury votes
Made: 1
For winners: 1
Received: --
Jay Byars - Pictures
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    One World intro shot
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    One World intro shot
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    Pre-game interview
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    Pre-game posed shot, demonstrating his vast Survivor knowledge
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    Manono tribe, ready for the first challenge
  • Jay Byars S24
    Waiting for Probst to get on with the first challenge
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    First challenge, shown by CBS with Alicia, for no apparent reason
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    In his standard, contemplative pose
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    Just some bros. Doing bro things.
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    Lined up for the Manono's loss on By The Numbers, Ep2 IC
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    Dunking Jonas, Ep5 RC
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    Roller ball, Ep7 IC
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    Heading for a loss, Ep8 RC
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    More exciting Probst-free action, Ep9 RC
Jay Byars - Interviews
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Pre-game interviews

  • CBS "Meet Jay" pre-game video (YouTube, removed by CBS)


Post-game interviews

  • Gordon Holmes at MoreWhatnot.com (4/12/12): "Survivor: One World Castaway Interview – Jay Byars"
  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (4/12/12): "Byars Remorse: An Interview with Survivor Jay"
  • Lindsey Silberman at TVGuide.com (4/12/12): "Survivor's Jay: I Never Thought in a Million Years I Would Step Down for Food"
Jay Byars - Bio
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From his official CBS bio page:

"Personal Claim to Fame: Being a part of four different mission trips to four different countries.

Inspiration in Life: Bear Grylls – that guy is crazy! And, I just found out he is a Christian. I love his "I can go anywhere and do anything" mentality.

Hobbies: Working out, indoor rock climbing and motocross.

Pet Peeves: Smacking gum, bad breath and clingy texters.

3 Words to Describe You: Active, daring and charming.

Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like: Colby or Rupert. They tried to play the game fair and honest, but they didn't have the physical ability to perform. I would choose their game play and my physicality.

Reason for Being on Survivor: To experience life in an exciting and challenging way. I want to discover who I am and see if I can really outsmart everyone.

Why You Think You'll "Survive" Survivor: I have heart. Plus, I'm very level headed. I'm going to be calm and consistent when people are breaking down.

Why You Think You Will Be the Sole Survivor: I know that I have the will and the skill to make it to the end. I have overcome a lot in life, and who you are is how you play. I'm a winner."