Naseer Muttalif - Survivor 41

Seasons: 1 | Days played: 17 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

  • Survivor 41 (2021) - 10th place, 9th out - 2nd juror.
  • Voted out in Episode 9, "Who's Who in the Zoo" (Day 17).

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Naseer Muttalif - 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 41 0.91 5.02 0.18 1 4 3 0.29 1.17 - - - 0.47 2.08
Career 0.91 5.02 0.18 1 4 3 0.29 1.17 - - - 0.47 2.08
Naseer Muttalif - Challenge record
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Ep5 IC

Tribal/team challenge record (3-for-9; 2 2nds; 2 sit-outs):

  • Survivor 41 Ep. 1 RC: (Marooning) - Luvu has a lead, but also an anchor; loses.
  • Survivor 41 Ep. 1 IC: "Bonus Track" - Carries sandbags, hauls the sled, and Luvu wins.
  • Survivor 41 Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Water Sports" - Crosses the obstacles; Luvu wins (1st/3).
  • Survivor 41 Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Victory in the Bag" - Crosses the slackline; Luvu wins (1st/3).
  • Survivor 41 Ep. 4 RC: (Ball chute, landing) - Sits out, as Luvu finally loses.
  • Survivor 41 Ep. 4 IC: "Kenny Log-Ins" - Lands all three rings, Luvu doesn't lose (2nd*/3).
  • Survivor 41 Ep. 5 IC: (Obstacles, slingshot) - Hits both targets, Luvu doesn't lose (2nd*/3).
  • Survivor 41 Ep. 6 IC: "Keep Digging" - Forced to sit out with Erika, due to rock draw.
  • Survivor 41 Ep. 8 IC: "Puzzle Pieces" - Helps work the puzzle for the losing team.

 

The Game is Afoot - Ep7 IC

Individual challenge record (0-for-2): (Mean % finish: 60.8%)

  • Survivor 41 Ep. 7 IC: "The Game Is Afoot" - One of four not placing a flag (tie-3rd/6).
  • [Survivor 41 Ep. 8 IC: "Keep On Your Toes" - Sits out in exchange for rice for the tribe.]
  • Survivor 41 Ep. 9 IC: "Uncomfortably Numb" - Final person on yellow to drop (2nd/5).

 

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

  • Survivor 41: None.
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 3
2nd place: 2
Played: 9
Win%: 0.44
Sat out: 1
Individual challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 2
Win%: 0.00
Mean% Finish: 60.8%
Hero challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: --
Mean% Finish: --
Naseer Muttalif - Tribal Council record
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Ep5 idol

Idols held/played (1/0):

  • Survivor 41, Ep. 5: Finds Luvu's Beware Idol, decides to take it (Day 10).
  • Survivor 41, Ep. 5: One day later, says his line to activate it, pre-Ep5 IC (Day 11).
  • Survivor 41, Ep. 9: Voted out without playing his idol (Day 17).

 

VFB - Votes for the person booted (1/3):

 

VAP - Votes against (4):

  • Survivor 41, Ep. 8: One vote, from Xander.
  • Survivor 41, Ep. 9: Three votes, from Erika, Heather, and Shan (voted out, 3-3; 4-0 on revote).

 

Jury votes made (0/0):

  • Survivor 41: None yet.
Career totals - Tribal Council
Hidden idols
Found: 1
Played: 0
Votes voided: --
Voting record
VFB: 1
Tribals: 3
VAP: 4
Jury votes
Made: 0
For winners: --
Received: --
Naseer Muttalif - Pictures
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    EW pre-game interview shot
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    Boating in, Day 1
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    Greeting Probst
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    Racing to grab paddles
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    Luvu getting passed by Ua, like they're stuck in one place
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    I promise!
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    Telling Sydney and Erika he caught the guys looking for idols
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    Listening to thr Day 2 dilemma message
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    Listening to Danny's story
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep1 IC
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    Moving the sled along
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    Luvu wins!
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    Talking about his upbringing in Sri Lanka prepares him for survival in Fiji, Ep2
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep2 RC/IC
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    Starting line
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    Watching the puzzle stage
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    Luvu wins!
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    Narrator: She immediately discussed it with Danny
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep3 RC/IC
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    Luvu wins again!
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep4 RC
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    Flint 1; Sydney 0
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep4 IC
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    Pushing logs, with Danny
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    Tossing rings
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    Luvu doesn't lose!
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    Pre-Ep5 IC: "I'm as confused as a goat on astroturf"
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    Finding the Beware Idol
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    Talking about training for this with his daughter
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    On the course, Ep5 IC
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    Chopping the rope
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    Luvu doesn't lose!
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    Planning for the merge, Ep6
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    Buffs dropped, drawing rocks
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    Good job, Evvie!
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    Half-merge feasting
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    I have a merge buff! (for now)
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    Quasi-merge chatting at old Luvu camp
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    Erika announces her decision, Ep7
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    Dropping buffs again, great
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    Starting line, Ep7 IC
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    Welcoming Erika to merge camp
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    Merge tribe, Ep7 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Danny
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    The whispering begins
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep8 RC
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    Working the puzzle with Shan
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    Oh well, no reward. Time to get papaya
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep8 IC
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    The four who sat out for rice for the tribe
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    Planning for Tribal
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    Heading to Tribal
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    Viakana, Ep8 Tribal Council
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    Talking to Probst
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep9 RC/IC
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    Starting line
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    The losing yellow team, banished to Ua
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    I have an idol, I'm not going home!
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    Heading to Tribal
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    Yellow team, Ep9 Tribal Council
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    Talking to Probst
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    Ninth person voted out, and our second juror...
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    Snuffed, Day 17 (Episode 9)
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    Immediately moving over to jury for the second Tribal
Naseer Muttalif - Interviews
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Pre-game interviews

  • Rob Cesternino & Mike Bloom at RHAP (9/7/21): "Survivor 41 | Final Six Castaway Preview"
  • Mike Bloom at Parade.com (9/2/21): "Naseer Muttalif Recalls His Journey from Sri Lanka to Survivor"

 

Post-game interviews

  • Dalton Ross at EW.com (11/18/21): "Naseer Muttalif on how he tried to flip the vote on Survivor"
  • Mike Bloom at Parade.com (11/18/21): "Naseer Muttalif Unpacks His Blindside and Gives Love to the Fans"
  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (11/18/21): "Survivor 41 Ep9 Exit Interviews with the Ninth and Tenth Players Voted Out"
Naseer Muttalif - Bio
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Official CBS Survivor 41 bio excerpts (September 4, 2021):

"Pet Peeves: Laziness and people who don't contribute to group efforts

What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? I have achieved the American Dream. I grew up in poverty, living in a mud hut with no electricity or running water for half my life. I never held a cell phone or touched a computer until I was 18. I worked my way up from selling vegetables on the street to making multi-million-dollar sales for my company. I taught myself English. I am able to give my kids the life I didn't have growing up and still fully support my family back in Sri Lanka. I was able to help send my sister to college and support the education of my nieces and nephew. I recently saved enough money to buy land in Sri Lanka, where I hope to build my mom a more modern, safer home.

What is something we would never know from looking at you? People would never know that I grew up in a remote village and didn't experience modern conveniences or technology until I was grown. I didn't know how to use a real toilet or shower until I was 18 and moved overseas (in Sri Lanka, we had a hole in the ground in an outhouse for a toilet and bathed in the river behind the house). We washed our clothes in the river. I didn't get my driver's license (or really drive a car) until my wife – then girlfriend – helped me get one in Dubai when I was 26.

Who is your hero and why? My mom is absolutely my hero. She has sacrificed everything for her children. When I was young and my father was ill, she had to make the immensely difficult decision to leave behind three young children to go work in a foreign country as a housemaid. She suffered and was mistreated there, but she did what she had to do to keep us fed.

Which past Survivor will you play the game most like? I think I'm pretty original and not too similar to anyone who has played before. I have some aspects of former players, like my jungle skills and an engaging personality, but I think I'm unique and will bring something new and refreshing to the game.

Why do you believe you can win Survivor? I am a strong competitor. I have a unique and engaging personality and believe my tribe would want to keep me because I can provide, win challenges and keep them entertained. I will do whatever it takes to win. This game is so important to me and winning it would be my greatest achievement. I have unique life experiences that will help me to make it to the end."

Pre-game interview video/tweet: