Omar Zaheer - Survivor 42

Seasons: 1 | Days played: 23 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

  • Survivor 42 (2022) - 6th place, 13th out - 6th juror.
  • Voted out in Episode 12, "Caterpillar to a Butterfly" (Day 23).

Omar Zaheer on social media: twitter | Instagram

Omar Zaheer - 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 42 2.08 8.97 0.23 4 3 6 0.66 2.67 - - - 0.89 4.74
Career 2.08 8.97 0.23 4 3 6 0.66 2.67 - - - 0.89 4.74
Omar Zaheer - Challenge record
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Forty Two - Ep1 IC

Tribal/team challenge record (4-for-9; 1 2nd):

  • Survivor 42, Ep. 1 RC: "Open Reward Challenge" - Helps paddle, but Taku does not win.
  • Survivor 42, Ep. 1 IC: "Forty Two" - Works the puzzle with Maryanne; Taku wins (1st/3).
  • Survivor 42, Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Can't Find My Way Home" - Blindfolded, gets bags and works the puzzle, but Taku loses (3rd/3).
  • Survivor 42, Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Spiral Architect" - Swims, follows along; Taku wins (1st/3).
  • Survivor 42, Ep. 4 RC: "Tangled Up Sled Slide" - Untangles ropes, as Taku wins.
  • Survivor 42, Ep. 4 IC: "Beyond the Tuna" - Jumps for key, works puzzle, Taku wins (1st/3).
  • Survivor 42, Ep. 5 RC/IC: "Ramplified" - Works slide puzzle, Taku doesn't lose (2nd*/3).
  • Survivor 42, Ep. 6 RC: "Rolling Stones Challenge" - Works puzzle for the losing team.
  • Survivor 42, Ep. 8 RC: "Basket Case" - Hits 4 straight shots (but not 5) for the losing team.

 

Dizzy Miss Lizzy - Ep12 RC

Individual challenge record (1-for-7*; 2 sit-outs): (Mean % finish: 60.1%)

  • Survivor 42, Ep. 9 IC: "Bermuda Triangles" - Second out for orange, very quickly (4th/5).
  • Survivor 42, Ep. 10 RC: "Walk this Way" - Fifth to reach sandbag toss, no win (tie-2nd/8).
  • Survivor 42, Ep. 10 IC: "Bow Diddley" - Fourth out, on first section (5th/8).
  • Survivor 42, Ep. 12 RC: "Dizzy Miss Lizzy" - Blazes through the puzzle, Omar wins (1st/6).
  • Survivor 42, Ep. 12 IC: "Stair Down the Walls" - On the table maze as it ends (tie-3rd/6).

*Volunteered to sit out of the Ep8 IC, in exchange for rice for the tribe; also the Ep11 IC, to avoid the Do or Die twist (neither counted).

 

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

  • Survivor 42: None.
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 4
2nd place: 1
Played: 9
Win%: 0.50
Sat out: --
Individual challenges
Wins: 1
Played: 7*
Sat out: 2
Win%: 0.14
Mean % Finish: 60.1%
Hero challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: --
Mean % Finish: --
Omar Zaheer - Tribal Council record
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Ep7 Tribal Council

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

  • Survivor 42, Ep. 3: Risks his vote at Dilemma Island, loses it (Day 7).

 

VFB - Votes for the person booted (4/6*):

*Omar was present at the Ep7 (merge) Tribal Council, but unable to vote.

 

VAP - Votes against (3):

  • Survivor 42, Ep. 12: Three votes, from Maryanne (twice), and Romeo (voted out, 3-2-2).

 

Jury votes made (0/0):

  • Survivor 42: None yet.
Career totals - Tribal Council
Hidden idols
Found: 0
Played: --
Votes voided: --
Voting record
VFB: 4
Tribals: 6*
VAP: 3
Jury votes
Made: 0
For winners: --
Received: --
Omar Zaheer - Pictures
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    CBS pre-game intro shot
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    Opening sequence confessional, about swooping in like an owl
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    Greeting Probst
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    Watching Marya try to hook the key
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    Taku test-drives triangle counting
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    They counted correctly!
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    Reading the Day 2 dilemma message
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    Saying goodbye to Jackson
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    Paddling, Ep1 IC
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    Working the puzzle
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    Taku wins!
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    Enjoying Maryanne's antics, Ep2
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    Getting coconut opening lessons from Jonathan
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    We're the odd couple!
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    Happy that everyone accepts his Muslim faith
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep2 IC
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    Working the puzzle
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    Taku, Ep2 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Jonathan
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep3 RC/IC
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    Taku, leading by a mile
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    Taku (Jonathan) wins!
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep4 RC
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    Watching Lindsay shoot
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    Taku wins reward!
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    A number of decent-sized fish
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep4 IC
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    Fish puzzle complete, Taku wins!
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    Taku enjoys their shelter, Ep5
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    Talking about Jonathan and Maryanne's bickering
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    Pre-(non-)merge lineup, Ep6
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    Digging deep, Ep6 RC
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    Trying to catch up on the puzzle
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    The non-rewardees with their rice feast
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    The not-merge tribe (minus Rocksroy) assembles
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    Talking about options
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    Learning Chanelle (and thus also Omar) lost her vote
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    Bonding with Mike
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    Drea has an extra vote!
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    Learning he's excused from the IC, thanks to Rocksroy
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    Watching the Ep7 IC
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    Talking to the non-alliance group
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    I can control this vote, without voting myself!
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    Filling in Jonathan on the new Lydia plan
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    Bad news, Hai and Mike
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    Not-merge tribe, Ep7 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Jonathan
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    Demonstrating his prayer ritual to Mike, Ep8
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    Mike was very open-minded
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    Shooting baskets, Ep8 RC
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    Volunteering to sit out of the Ep8 IC, in exchange for rice
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    Talking about the plan
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    Kula Kula, Ep8 Tribal Council
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    Not into Rocksroy's all-guys alliance, Ep9
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    Sounds good, Rocks
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    Starting line, Ep9 IC
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    Old Rocks's dream came true, this team is all guys
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    Orange team, time to get to work
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    Talking to Hai about the plan
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    Orange team, Ep9 Tribal Council
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    Talking to Probst
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    Learning about Jonathan trying to run the other team's vote, Ep10
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep10 RC
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    Picked to join Lindsay (and Mike) on reward
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    Mmm, Survivor pizza
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    Plus surprise videos from home!
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    Starting line, Ep10 IC
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    Amused at Hai's fake-out attempt
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    Kula Kula, Ep10 Tribal Council
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    Talking to Probst
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    The majority five, Ep11
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    Opting to avoid Do or Die, Ep11 IC
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    Same
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    Learning about Drea's KIP advantage
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    Talking about his many options now
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    What actually happened
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    Kula Kula, Ep11 Tribal Council
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    All of our plans might not matter. Thanks, Do or Die!
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    Elated at how well Drea's blindside went, Ep12
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    I'm somebody! Things are going to start happening to me now
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    Spin class, Ep12 RC
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    Omar wins reward!
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    Enjoying cookies and cake
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    I won a Survivor challenge!
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep12 IC
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    Made it to the table maze
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    Lindsay won, but she has an idol, so...
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    Okay
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    Heading to Tribal
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    Kula Kula, Ep12 Tribal Council
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    Maryanne pulled off a blindside!
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    The sixth member of our jury...
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    Snuffed, Day 23 (Episode 12)
Omar Zaheer - Interviews
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Pre-game interviews

  • Rob Cesternino & Mike Bloom at RHAP (2/15/22): "Survivor 42 | Taku Tribe Castaway Preview"
  • Mike Bloom at Parade.com (2/15/22): "Veterinarian Omar Zaheer Hopes to Use His People (and Animal) Skills"

 

Post-game interviews

  • Dalton Ross at EW.com (5/19/22): "Omar Zaheer reveals unseen idol nullifier that led to his Survivor demise"
  • Mike Bloom at Parade.com (5/19/22): "Omar Zaheer Reveals an Unseen Advantage that Led to His Downfall"
  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (5/19/22): "Survivor 42 | 6th Place Exit Interview - May 19, 2022"
Omar Zaheer - Bio
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Official CBS Survivor 42 bio excerpts (February 9, 2022):

"What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? I’m most proud of setting my mind to become an exotic animal specialist from undergrad. It is more difficult to get into vet school than med school in Canada, and the avian/exotics residency has the lowest admission rate of any specialty (3-5%). I’m also proud of maintaining my Muslim values while living in the Western world – abstaining from alcohol, pork and premarital sex – no matter how hard it may be. I am also proud of the resilience I didn’t know I had within me to deal with my father’s death in 2017.

What is something we would never know from looking at you? People would never know the difficult childhood I had financially and emotionally. We had very little money, living off my mom’s disability support; there were times where our lights were cut, we were evicted, and there was little money for food. Given that level of instability, people would be surprised to realize how far I’ve been able to come. I still love both my parents very much, but I can also recognize their shortcomings. Their love for us was never a question to me, but I can reconcile that they are imperfect people who did the best they could, even though they fell short in some important ways. Also, I’m afraid of condiments.

Which past Survivor will you play the game most like? Rob Cesternino’s strategic prowess – he really understood the power dynamics and when to shift the game, and also made people feel comfortable with humor. He was also able to articulate his game beautifully in confessional. Cirie Fields – her sit, wait, and strike strategy is savage. Tyson Apostol – his sass and strategic game. Kim Spradlin – her social skills were top notch, and she made an alliance with everyone, and wasn’t afraid to make moves. Natalie Anderson for her laser focus.

Why do you believe you can be the Sole Survivor? “They must adapt, or they’ll be voted out of the game.” A statement that has not changed. You can look to nature and Darwin’s theory of evolution and see how the fittest survive, but the fittest may not be the lion in every situation. My ability to adapt, connect with others, understanding strategy & how to manipulate numbers, and most importantly – social awareness of myself and others are the key ingredients to success. I am not going to leave everything to starve on an island to let someone else win. I am playing for me and my family, and no one will get in the way of that. I can’t wait to do the show I love so much proud, by not only winning but being the first Indian and Muslim to do so. It would be a dream come true to see my nieces watch me win and serve as a role model – that will never leave my mind."