Randy Bailey - Survivor: Gabon, Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains

Seasons: 2 | Days Played: 38 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

  • Survivor 17: Gabon (2008) - 8th place, 11th out - 3rd juror.
  • Voted out in Episode 10, "Nothing Tastes Better than Five Hundred Dollars" (Day 30).

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Randy Bailey - Career statistics

Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats Overall scores
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S17: Gabon 1.72 5.07 0.34 2 5 5 0.38 1.24 - - - 0.72 2.97
S20: HvsV 0.10 0.45 0.22 0 9 1 -0.90 0.00 - - - -0.68 0.10
Career 1.82 5.52 0.33 2 14 6 0.29 1.04 - - - 0.62 1.95

 

Randy Bailey - Performance ranks

Challenges: MPF percentile

17%

Tribal: VFB% percentile

33%

Tribal: rVAP percentile

48%

Challenges: MPF percentile

NA

Tribal: VFB% percentile

4

Tribal: rVAP percentile

5

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.

 

Randy Bailey - Challenge record

Big Oar Deal - Ep4 IC

Tribal/team challenge record (10-for-13):

  • Gabon, Ep. 1 RC: "One for All" - Helps shove people up the final hill; Fang loses.
  • Gabon, Ep. 1 IC: "Temptation Valley" - Waits at the unused puzzle table; Fang loses.
  • Gabon, Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Lemme Go Rock 'n' Roll" - Helps push the boulder; Fang loses.
  • Gabon, Ep. 3 RC: "Kicking and Screaming - Drags Paloma for a point; Fang wins, 2-1.
  • Gabon, Ep. 3 IC: "Lake Launch" - Slides and retrieves a tile, and Fang wins again.
  • Gabon, Ep. 4 IC: "Big Oar Deal" - Now with Kota, scores all three goals; Kota wins, 3-0.
  • Gabon, Ep. 5 RC: "Fruit Flies" - Catches and throws for Kota, and Kota wins.
  • Gabon, Ep. 5 IC: "Cliff Bowling" - Caller, dupes Ace for the final point; Kota wins, 8-7.
  • Gabon, Ep. 6 RC: "Snake in the Grass" - Stays in until the final tag; Kota wins.
  • Gabon, Ep. 6 IC: "Jungle Relay" - With Dan, retrieves final bundle, and Kota wins.
  • Gabon, Ep. 7 RC: "Elephant Eggs" - Tackles Kenny for Kota, and Kota wins, 3-0.
  • Gabon, Ep. 8 IC: "Keep It Up" - 2nd/3rd Fang to drop out, but Matty stays in; Fang wins.
  • Gabon, Ep. 9 RC: "Super Golf" - Holds and shoots the slingshot, and Fang wins.

 

Ep9 IC - Fired Up

Individual challenge record (0-for-3): (Mean % finish: 43.3%)

  • Gabon, Ep. 7 IC: "Lake Log Jam" - Eliminated by Marcus in round 2 (tie-4th/12).
  • Gabon, Ep. 9 IC: "Fired Up" - One of seven people to not make a flame (tie-3rd/9).
  • Gabon, Ep. 10 IC: "The Domino Effect" - No bags, does not advance (tie-7th/8).

 

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

  • Gabon: None.

Lock and Load, Light - Ep1 IC

Tribal/team challenge record (1-for-4; 1 sit-out):

  • Heroes vs. Villains, Ep. 1 RC: "Battle Dig" - With Jerri, loses a point to JT and Amanda; Villains lose, 3-2.
  • Heroes vs. Villains, Ep. 1 IC: "Lock and Load, Light" - Helps work the puzzle; Villains win.
  • Heroes vs. Villains, Ep. 2 RC/IC: "A Crate Idea" - Sits out, as the Villains win.
  • Heroes vs. Villains, Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Sumo'an Mud" - Loses the final point to James; Villains lose, 8-0.

 

Individual challenge record (0-for-0):

  • Heroes vs. Villains: None.

 

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

  • Heroes vs. Villains: None.
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 11
Played: 17
Win%: 0.65
Sat out: 1
Individual challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 3
Win%: 0.00
Mean% Finish: 43.3%
Hero challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: -
Mean% Finish: -

 

Randy Bailey - Tribal Council record

Ep2 Tribal

Idols held/played (0/0):

  • Gabon: None, although he did attempt to play Bob's fake idol (Day 30).

 

VFB - Votes for the person booted (2/5):

 

VAP - Votes against (5):

  • Gabon, Ep. 10: Five votes, from Crystal, Ken, Matty, Sugar, and Susie (voted out, 5-3).

 

Jury votes made (1/1):

  • Gabon, Ep. 13: Voted for Bob Crowley, who won, 4-3-0.

Ep3 Tribal Council

  • Heroes vs. Villains: None.

 

VFB - Votes for the person booted (0/1):

  • Heroes vs. Villains: None.

 

VAP - Votes against (9):

  • Heroes vs. Villains, Ep. 3: Nine votes, from Boston Rob, Coach, Courtney, Danielle, Jerri, Parvati, Russell, Sandra, and Tyson (voted out, 9-1).

 

Jury votes made (0/0):

  • Heroes vs. Villains: None.
Career totals - Tribal Council
Hidden idols
Found: 0
Played: -
Votes voided: -
Voting record
VFB: 2
Tribals: 6
VAP: 14
Jury votes
Made: 1
For winners: 1
Received: -

 

Randy Bailey - Pictures
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    Gabon intro shot
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    Gabon intro shot
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    Hiking in, Day 1
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    Time for introductions
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    Talking about his background, pre-tribal pick
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    The newly selected Fang tribe, starting line, Ep1 RC
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    Running up that hill
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    The losing Fangs
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    Listening to Gillian's pep talk
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    Already taking a dim view of his new tribe
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    Trying to set the record for earliest medevac, night 1
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    Getting stitched up
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    Puzzle teams, starting line, Ep1 IC
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    Gillian swears it's not over. It is.
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    The losing Fangs
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    Listening to ideas
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    It's unfortunate they can't boot multiple people
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    Fang, Ep1 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Probst
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    Trying to persuade new leader GC not to boil water twice for rice
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep2 RC/IC
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    Chasing the boulder
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    Fang, trailing
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    Discussing whether Dan could have found the idol
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    Fang, Ep2 Tribal Council
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    Hoping Fang is better off without Gillian, Ep3
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep3 RC
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    Dragging Paloma for Fang's first point
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    Fang wins reward!
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep3 IC
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    Starting line
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    Fang wins immunity!
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    Finally idoled up
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    Time to seize control of Fang, Ep4
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    The Fang majority alliance is formed...
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    ...just in time for a swap
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    Fang, arranged by perceived value
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    Pretty stoked to be with Kota now
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    The new Kotas return to camp
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    Listening to treemail
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    It's funny because it's true
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep4 IC
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    Scoring a goal
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    Winning shot
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    Kota (mostly Randy) wins immunity!
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep5 RC
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    Kota wins reward
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    Dan wants everyone to stick together at the merge
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    Pretty happy with the new tribe as well
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep5 IC
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    Helping misdirect Ace
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep6 RC
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    Starting line
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    About to catch Fang
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    About to enjoy some pastries
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    Not apologizing for gloating in front of Fang
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    Kota enjoys their pastries
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep6 IC
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    Starting line
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    Returning with a bundle
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    Raising the flagpole
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    Kota wins immunity!
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep7 RC
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    Reward feasting
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep7 IC
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    Watching Marcus vs. Matty
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    Making plans for Tribal
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    Leaning towards booting Susie
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    Kota, Ep7 Tribal Council
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    Talking to Probst
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    Sad that he had to vote out his friend Dan, but oh well. Ep8
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    Fake merge feasting
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    I'm the King of Gabon now!
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    Digging up the idol in seven seconds or so
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    Getting buy-in to throw the idol in the ocean
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    So long, immunity plan!
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    Reading the box instructions ... it's another swap
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    Ugh, back on Fang
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    Talking up the plan to throw the IC and boot Matty
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep8 IC
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    Starting line
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    Oh yay. Fang won.
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep9 RC
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    Firing a "golf" shot
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    The much-debated final shot
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    Fang wins reward!
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    I think one of them liked me
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    Pre-cha- ... it's the merge!
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    The newly merged Nobag tribe
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    Starting line, Ep9 IC
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    Talking boot options with Charlie (Crystal? Or Crystal?)
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    Nobag, Ep9 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Probst
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    Fairly pissed that Charlie's gone, Ep10
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    I've had it with these people
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    Reading the auction treemail
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    Pre-auction sit-down
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    Distributing cookies
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    Irate about Sugar and the cookies
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    Telling Matty he's on the bottom
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    Going over their brilliant plan to get the idol from Bob
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep10 IC
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    Starting line, first round
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    Watching the final round
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    Making sure everyone votes for him, so the idol play works
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    Oh ... you have an idol, Bob?
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    Looks like an idol to me!
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    Heading to Tribal
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    Nobag, Ep10 Tribal Council
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    Talking to Probst
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    Just played Bob's idol
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    It's *not* an idol?!
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    11th person voted out, and our third juror...
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    Snuffed, Day 30 (Episode 10)
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    The jury, Final Tribal Council
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    Addressing the finalists
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    The jury, reunion show, waiting for the vote reveal
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    Full cast, reunion show
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    Heroes vs. Villains intro shot
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    Heroes vs. Villains intro shot
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    Choppering in with the Villains, Ep1
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    Full Villains lineup
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    Watching the mayhem, Ep1 RC
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    Starting line, Ep1 IC
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    Working the puzzle
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    Watching Tyson light the cauldron
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    Villains win immunity!
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    Watching from the sidelines, Ep2 RC/IC
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    Talking about the threat Parvati poses, Ep3
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    Trying to convince Sandra
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    Villains arrive, Ep3 RC/IC
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    Pre-challenge sit-down, Ep3 RC/IC
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    Arguing with James
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    Villains lost, time to get to work
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    Doing some cleaning
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    Heading to Tribal
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    Villains, Ep3 Tribal Council
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    Things are not looking great
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    Snuffed, Day 8 (Episode 3)
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    Giving Probst a terrible idea for Redemption Island

 

Randy Bailey - Interviews

Pre-game interviews

  • Andy Dehnart at Reality Blurred (9/10/08): "Bailey 'If you carve a strategy in stone, you're fucked from the beginning'"

 

Post-game interviews

  • Eric Goldman at IGN.com (12/3/08): "Survivor: Gabon Interview - Randy"

Pre-game interviews

  • Andy Dehnart at Reality Blurred (2/2/10): "Randy Bailey: 'I am going to sit back as best I can'"

 

Post-game interviews

 

Randy Bailey - Bio

From his CBS bio for Survivor: Gabon:

 " Randy Bailey wants to be personally responsible for crushing the hopes and dreams of all other contestants with delusions of winning Survivor. He considers himself a ruthless bully who enjoys picking on those that were not blessed with his strength or intellect.

Randy describes himself as angry, blunt, mean and sarcastic (yet charming), and admits he's a train wreck. Bailey declares he has no living relatives besides an older brother, from whom he hasn't heard from in years. He says he has never met a person who didn't eventually disappoint him. The only "person" he has ever loved was his recently deceased black Labrador mix, Johnson, with whom he lived for 13 years.

His biggest pet peeves are cell phones and overly religious people, and he says he doesn't allow either in his home or car.

Bailey's hobbies include scuba diving, marathon running and triathlons, including competing twice in the Hawaiian Ironman. Despite having competed in over 100 triathlons, he claims that he has not been off the couch in years. Instead, he now enjoys his nightly hot tub with a scotch on the rocks. He is also a private pilot, enjoys watching football and occasionally plays golf.

Bailey's primary motivation for being on the show is to be hungry, tired, dirty and smelly. He also says he needs a long vacation where he will not be hassled with the mundane issues of his boring life. He's a Survivor purist and guarantees he will win if the game is not "poisoned" with too many twists.

Bailey is currently single and lives on a lake in rural southwest Missouri. Randy recently moved from Plano, Texas where he lived for 20 years and still claims to be a Texan at heart. He plans on returning there after he wins the million. He has an engineering degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, but chooses to work as a wedding videographer where he can set his own schedule.

His birth date is March 31, 1959."

From his official CBS Heroes vs. Villains bio page:

"Personal Claim To Fame: “Never having been CONVICTED of a felony.”

Inspiration in Life: “Nothing inspires me!”

Previous Finishes: Gabon: 11th out, 3rd Jury Member

Favorite Past Moment: “Awaking on Day 10 to a new team!”

Previous Survivor He Respects Most: Jonny Fairplay (Pearl Islands, Micronesia)

Previous Survivor He Respects Least: “Take your pick of the idiots from Gabon, mostly Bob.”

Why Did He Come Back? : “To right the wrong!”"