Sarah Dawson - Survivor: Philippines

Seasons: 1 | Days played: 13 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 0

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Sarah Dawson - 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
S25: Philippines 0.17 1.26 0.13 0 5 1 -0.83 0.00 - - - -0.70 0.17
Career 0.17 1.26 0.13 0 5 1 -0.83 0.00 - - - -0.70 0.17


Sarah Dawson - 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.


Sarah Dawson - Challenge record
Survivor 25 logo S25: Philippines

Idol Hands - Ep5 RC

Tribal/team challenge record (1-for-6; 3 sit-outs)

  • Philippines Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Share the Wealth" - Does final puzzle stage, Kalabaw wins! (1st/3).
  • Philippines Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Manila Folders" - Sits out as Kalabaw finishes second (2nd/3).
  • Philippines Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Deep In Thought" - Sits out again, Kalabaw finishes first (1st/3).
  • Philippines Ep. 4 RC/IC: "Swing Break" - Sits out yet again, Kalabaw finishes second (2nd/3).
  • Philippines Ep. 5 RC: "Idol Hands" - Down to two tribes, loses vs. Abi-Maria, and Kalabaw loses.
  • Philippines Ep. 5 IC: "Thrash, Splash & Bash" - Does final puzzle stage with Penner, Kalabaw loses.


Individual challenge record (0-for-0):

  • Philippines: None.


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

  • Philippines: None.
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 1
Played: 6
Win%: 0.17
Sat out: 3
Individual challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: --
Mean% Finish: --
Hero challenges/duels
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: --
Mean% Finish: --
Sarah Dawson - Tribal Council record
Survivor 25 logo  S25: Philippines

Ep5 Tribal Council

Idols held/played (0/0):

  • Philippines: None.


Hosts kissed (1/1):

  • Philippines, Ep.5: That dude, above right.


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

  • Philippines: None.


VAP - Votes against (5):

  • Philippines, Ep. 5: Five votes, from Katie, Denise, Penner, Carter, and Jeff Kent (voted out, 5-1).


Jury votes made (0/0):

  • Philippines: None.
Career totals - Tribal Council
Hidden idols/ advantages
Advantages held/played: 0/0
Idols found: 0
Idols played: --
Votes voided: --
Voting record
VFB: 0
Tribals: 1
VAP: 5
Jury votes
Made: 0
For winners: --
Received: --
Sarah Dawson - Pictures
Survivor 25 logo  S25: Philippines image gallery
  • Sarah Dawson S25
    Philippines intro shot
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    Philippines intro shot
  • Sarah Dawson S25
    Pre-game interview
  • Sarah Dawson S25
    CBS pre-game interview
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  • Sarah Dawson S25
    Early camp shot
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    Early camp shot
  • Sarah Dawson S25
    Waiting for the first challenge
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    Flipping crates, Ep1 RC/IC
  • Sarah Dawson S25
    Working the puzzle with Penner
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    Within touching distance of Probst, Ep3 IC
  • Sarah Dawson S25
    Returning to camp, post-victory, Ep3
  • Sarah Dawson S25
    Watching the Ep5 RC
  • Sarah Dawson S25
    Watching Jeff Kent vs. the new Tandang dude
  • Sarah Dawson S25
    Abi-Maria makes an armpit grab
  • Sarah Dawson S25
    The fateful Ep5 IC
  • Sarah Dawson S25
    Talking to Katie, post-Ep IC loss
  • Sarah Dawson S25
    Actually getting a confessional (in her boot episode)
  • Sarah Dawson S25
    Plotting her move
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Sarah Dawson - Interviews
Survivor 25 logo  S25: Philippines

Pre-game interviews

  • Gordon Holmes at (9/10/12): "Survivor: Philippines Pre-Game Interview: Sarah Dawson"
  • CBS pre-S25 "Meet the Cast" video (YouTube, now removed by CBS)


Post-game interviews

  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (10/19/12): "Kiss and Tell: Dawson & Dana Talk Kalabaw"
  • Gordon Holmes at (10/19/12): "Survivor Dawson Has Harsh Words for Jeff Kent, Loving Words for Jeff Probst"
  • Daniel Fienberg at (10/21/12): "Sarah Dawson talks Survivor: Philippines"
Sarah Dawson - Bio
Survivor 25 logo  S25: Philippines

From her interview, by Dalton Ross:

"Like another recent contestant, Sarah will be going by her last name of Dawson this season. So was she, in fact, inspired by John Cochran? 'The only thing he's inspired me to do is never wear a sweater vest,' replies Dawson, who could be one of the sassiest sparkplugs this show has ever seen. But will she come on too strong? 'Socially, I've got to try to keep as much of my personality under wraps a possible, because sometimes I do have too much energy.' Just a tad."

Excerpts from her Survivor: Philippines bio page (8/24/12):

"Personal Claim to Fame: My car was once towed and I was able to talk the owner of the towing company into returning it for free. I have become a local legend.

Inspiration in Life: Neil Patrick Harris. Have you seen that man do a toe touch? Quite inspiring.

Hobbies: Surfing and adventure travel. I love getting to know foreign cultures and flipping strangers into amigos. Also, I think sarcasm should qualify as a hobby; it is an underrated art.

Pet Peeves: Societal pressures of conformity and disrespectful men.

3 Words to Describe You: Outgoing, spirited and competitive.

If You Could Have 3 Things on The Island What Would They Be and Why? 1) A horse 2) An audience 3) A hot guy chef

Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like: Sugar for her uncompromising moral compass and passion, and Sandra, because she is extremely calculating and strategic.

Why You Think You’ll “Survive” Survivor: I am personable, comfortable, experienced outdoors and very competitive. I made someone cry while playing Cranium once.

Why You Think You Will Be the Sole Survivor: People readily trust me, I am very good as a competitor, I won’t make anyone too bitter and I can talk people into anything."