Leif Manson - Survivor: One World

Seasons: 1 | Days played: 27 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

  • Survivor 24: One World (2012) - 9th place, 10th out - 4th juror.
  • Voted out in Episode 10, "I'm No Dummy" (Day 27).

Leif Manson on social media: twitter | Instagram

Leif Manson - 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 0.70 5.81 0.12 4 5 7 0.56 1.78 - - - 0.68 2.48
Career 0.70 5.81 0.12 4 5 7 0.56 1.78 - - - 0.68 2.48


Leif Manson - 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.


Leif Manson - Challenge record
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Sea Turtles - Ep7 RC

Tribal/team challenge record (5-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" - Sits out as Manono is swept by Salani, 5-0.
  • One World Ep. 3 IC: "Ow Pairs" - Manono loses again (after Salani copies Manono's puzzle).
  • One World Ep. 4 RC: "Coco Connection" - Leif connects on zero hits, and Manono loses.
  • One World Ep. 4 IC: "Puzzle Relay" - Unlocker on final stage, Manono wins, but goes to tribal anyway.
  • One World Ep. 5 RC: "Dear Liza" - Leif gets stuck on new Manono, and Manono loses.
  • One World Ep. 5 IC: "Basket-brawl" - The old, slow, tiny new Manono loses once again.
  • One World Ep. 6 RC: "Coco Pops" - Another Manono loss.
  • One World Ep. 7 RC: "Sea Turtles" - gets stuck, part of the losing team (with Kim, Kat, Tarzan, Mike, Jonas).
  • One World Ep. 8 RC: "7UP" - Part of winning team this time (with Kim, Mike, Christina, Sabrina).
  • One World Ep. 9 RC: "DIY Ladder Tree Golf" - part of losing team (with Chelsea, Kim, Sabrina, Christina).


When It Rains - Ep9 IC

Individual challenge record (0-for-4): (Mean % finish: 56.2%)

  • One World Ep. 7 IC: "Roller Ball" - Lasts until third round (of three, 3rd/12).
  • One World Ep. 8 IC: "Odd Shaped Bottoms" - Out in first round (10th/11).
  • One World Ep. 9 IC: "When It Rains, It Pours" - Talked into quitting for burgers, letting Chelsea win (2nd/10).
  • One World Ep. 10 IC: "Return from the Dead" - out in first round (bottom 5/9).


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

  • One World: None.
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 5
Played: 13
Win%: 0.38
Sat out: 1
Individual challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 4
Win%: 0.00
Mean% Finish: 56.2%
Hero challenges/duels
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: --
Mean% Finish: --
Leif Manson - Tribal Council record
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Ep7 Tribal Council

Idols held/played: (0/0)

  • One World: None.


VFB - Votes for the person booted (4/7):


VAP - Votes against (5):

  • One World, Ep. 4: One vote, from Bill.
  • One World, Ep. 10: Four votes, from Sabrina, Chelsea, Tarzan, and Kat (voted out, 4-3-2).


Jury votes made (0/1):

Career totals - Tribal Council
Hidden idols/ advantages
Advantages held/played: 0/0
Idols found: 0
Idols played: --
Votes voided: --
Voting record
VFB: 4
Tribals: 7
VAP: 5
Jury votes
Made: 1
For winners: 0
Received: --
Leif Manson - 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
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    Pre-season ad shot, from an Ep1 hike to camp
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    Pre-season ad shot, from an early confessional
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    Manono tribe, ready for the Ep1 IC
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    Listening to Probst, first challenge
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    Jumping, first challenge
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    First challenge, balance beam
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    Battling Michael, Ep5 IC
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    Not stuck, Ep7 RC 'Sea Turtles'
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    Roller ball, Ep7 IC
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    Not raining yet, Ep9 IC
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    Auction time, Ep10
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    Coffin/bed... pretty much the same
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    Ready for the Ep10 IC
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    Oh good, Troyzan is yelling - Ep10 IC
Leif Manson - Interviews
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Pre-game interviews

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


Post-game interviews

  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (4/19/12): "Thinking Outside of the Box with Survivor Leif Manson"
  • Gordon Holmes at MoreWhatnot.com (4/19/12): "Survivor: One World Castaway Interview – Leif Manson"
  • Daniel Fienberg at HitFix.com (4/21/12): "Leif Manson talks Survivor: One World"
Leif Manson - Bio
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From his official CBS bio page (1/19/12):

"Personal Claim to Fame: Smoking the best turkey, roasts and meats for big family events. Also, meeting and working with Billy Barty and Mickey Rooney in the same day.

Inspiration in Life: My daughter, who I want to provide the best life for. My closest family and friends, who have been there for me when I fall, and pushed me higher when I succeed. My father-in-law, because he is a perfect role-model. Not only is he brilliant, selfless, dependable, but he is also patient and always willing to give great advice.

Hobbies: Paintballing, snowboarding and weight-lifting.

Pet Peeves: Being taken advantage of and back-stabbers.

3 Words to Describe You: Agile, adventurous and perseverant.

Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like: Fabio, because his wit and skills were misjudged and underestimated but he outplayed them all in the end.

Reason for Being on Survivor: To build my own self-confidence and to become more knowledgeable on what to "survive" truly means.

Why You Think You'll "Survive" Survivor: I am knowledgeable about the wilderness; I can tell direction without a compass regardless of day or night. I can fish and build fire without using modern tools. I'm definitely a handy man and very physically fit and strong.

Why You Think You Will Be the Sole Survivor: Because I am beyond willing, ready and able to "outwit, outplay and outlast" all the others."