Shan Smith - Survivor 41

Seasons: 1 | Days played: 19 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

  • Survivor 41 (2021) - 8th place, 11th out - 4th juror.
  • Voted out in Episode 10, "Baby with a Machine Gun" (Day 19).

Shantel "Shan" Smith on social media: twitter | Instagram | YouTube

Shan Smith - 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 0.52 6.02 0.09 7 3 9* 0.77 3.11 - - - 0.86 3.63
Career 0.52 6.02 0.09 7 3 9* 0.77 3.11 - - - 0.86 3.63
Shan Smith - Challenge record
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Ep2 IC

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

  • Survivor 41 Ep. 1 RC: (Marooning) - Ua passes the anchored Luvu, and eventually wins.
  • Survivor 41 Ep. 1 IC: "Bonus Track" - Works the puzzle, but Ua is missing a piece, loses.
  • Survivor 41 Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Water Sports" - Crosses the obstacles; Ua doesn't lose (2nd/3).
  • Survivor 41 Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Victory in the Bag" - Crosses the slack line, but Ua loses (3rd/3).
  • Survivor 41 Ep. 4 RC: (Ball chute, landing) - First to the final stage, and Ua wins.
  • Survivor 41 Ep. 4 IC: "Kenny Log-Ins" - Helps move the logs, but Ua loses.
  • Survivor 41 Ep. 5 RC/IC: (Obstacles, slingshots) - Crosses obstacles, but Ua loses.
  • Survivor 41 Ep. 6 IC: "Keep Digging" - Digs, pushes, climbs for the losing team.
  • Survivor 41 Ep. 8 IC: "Puzzle Pieces" - Helps work the puzzle for the losing team.

 

Ep10 IC

Individual challenge record (0-for-3): (Mean % finish: 48.8%)

  • [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" - Second person on yellow to drop (4th/5).
  • Survivor 41 Ep. 10 RC: "Star Fish" - Working the puzzle as Ricard wins (tie-3rd/8).
  • Survivor 41 Ep. 10 IC: (Ball on pole) -  Fifth person out, in 3rd round (4th/8).

 

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

  • Survivor 41: None.
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 2
2nd place: 1
Played: 9
Win%: 0.28
Sat out: --
Individual challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 3
Win%: 0.00
Mean% Finish: 48.8%
Hero challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: --
Mean% Finish: --
Shan Smith - Tribal Council record
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Ep8 Tribal Council

Idols held/played (1/0) | Advantages held/played (1/1):

  • Survivor 41, Ep. 4: "Holds" JD's extra vote as a sign of trust, then votes him out (Day 9).
  • Survivor 41, Ep. 5: Takes the Beware Idol that Genie found, activates it the next day at the immunity challenge (Days 10-11).
  • Survivor 41, Ep. 5: Briefly lets Ricard hold the extra vote, in case she loses hers (Day 10).
  • Survivor 41, Ep. 9: Plays the extra vote, voting once for Naseer, once for Heather (Day 17).
  • Survivor 41, Ep. 10: Voted out without playing her idol (Day 19).

 

VFB - Votes for the person booted (7/9*):

*Shan used an extra vote in Ep9, splitting her votes (1 VFB, 2 TCA)

 

VAP - Votes against (3):

  • Survivor 41, Ep. 10: Three votes, from Danny, Deshawn, and Ricard (voted out, 3-3-2 [4-0]).

 

Jury votes made (0/0):

  • Survivor 41, Ep. 13: None yet.
Career totals - Tribal Council
Hidden idols/ advantages
Advantages held/ played: 1/1
Idols held: 1
Idols played: 0
Votes voided: --
Voting record
VFB: 7
Tribals: 9
VAP: 3
Jury votes
Made: 0
For winners: --
Received: --
Shan Smith - Pictures
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    EW pre-game interview shot
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    Boating in, Day 1
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    I'm like a mafia pastor!
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    Full cast, greeting Probst
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    Grabbing the flint: Ua wins reward!
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    Arrival at Ua camp, meager supplies
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    Bonding with Sara and Ricard
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    Humming her evil theme
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    Bonding with Genie and Brad
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    Drawing rocks for the Day 2 quest
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    Listening to JD's story
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep1 IC
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    Working the puzzle with Sara
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    Brad says he's voting for Sara or Shan
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    Who does that?
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    Ua, Ep1 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Sara
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    The whispering begins
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    Brad returns from his spying mission, Ep2
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    Can I really trust Brad? He could be spying on me!
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep2 RC/IC
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    Starting line
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    Not watching the puzzle stage
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    Ua takes second place!
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    Brad (sort of) has an idol? Ep3
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep3 RC/IC, as Brad talks of broccoli
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    Watching JD finger-roll sandbags
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    The losing Uas
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    I can't trust Brad, but I can't trust JD either!
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    JD gets busted with an extra vote
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    Ua, Ep3 Tribal Council
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    Listening to JD
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep4 RC
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    Ricard lands his ball
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    Ua wins reward!
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    Praising Nathan's fishing and survival lessons
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    Ua, learning from Nathan
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep4 IC
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    The back-to-losing Uas
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    Plotting with Ricard
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    Just got JD's extra vote
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    Ua, Ep4 Tribal Council
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    Talking to Probst
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    Ua decides to leave the Beware idol where Genie found it, Ep5
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    Nah, we should open it
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    Opening it with Ricard, while Genie's away
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    Pre-Ep5 IC, talking broccoli
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    Fresh off the starting line
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    On the hill hike with Liana
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    Bonding
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    Offering to keep her vote, so Liana can get the advantage
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    Made it back to Ua camp
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    Can I have the extra vote back?
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    Ua, Ep5 Tribal Council
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    Eventually getting the extra vote back from Ricard, Ep6
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    With the obviously-going-to-lose yellow team, Ep6 RC/IC
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    Trying to dig up a boulder
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    Made it to the puzzle, at least
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    Hey Liana, did you ... whoops
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    Liana gives Shan the details
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    Merge rice feast
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    The actual feasters arrive
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    Chatting with Liana and Deshawn
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    Erika announces her decision, Ep7
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    Watching the Ep7 IC from the sit-out bench
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    Talking to Erika
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    Merge tribe, Ep7 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Tiffany
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    So much whispering
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep8 RC
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    Working the puzzle for the yellow team
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    Sad about missing out on another reward feast
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    Papaya-gate
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep8 IC
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    Sitting out in exchange for rice for the tribe
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    Changing the plan, now that Evvie won immunity
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    Danny wants Naseer out
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    Heather is unhappy being the decoy vote
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    Viakana, Ep8 Tribal Council
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    Talking to Probst
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    Arguing with Deshawn
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    Patching things up with Deshawn, Ep9
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep9 RC/IC
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    Starting line
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    Not pleased that Erika won immunity
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    Yay, back home!
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    Ricard wants to blindside Naseer
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    Yellow team, Ep9 Tribal Council
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    Worried that Deshawn and Erika are plotting against her, Ep10
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    Pledging to stay together for the culture
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep10 RC
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    Almost to the puzzle
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    Picked for reward by Ricard
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    We'll need to turn on each other some day ... but not today
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    Liana reveals Danny and Deshawn are targeting Ricard
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    Starting line, Ep10 IC
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    Still going...
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    Heading to Tribal
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    Viakana, Ep10 Tribal Council
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    Talking to Probst
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    It's a Shan-Liana tie?
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    The 11th person voted out, and our fourth juror...
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    Snuffed, Day 19 (Episode 10)
Shan Smith - Interviews
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Pre-game interviews

  • Mike Bloom at Parade.com (9/2/21): "Pastor Shantel Smith Calls Jeff Probst a 'Parenting Voice' in a Life of Hardships"
  • Rob Cesternino & Mike Bloom at RHAP (9/7/21): "Survivor 41 | Final Six Castaway Preview"

 

Post-game interviews

  • Dalton Ross at EW.com (11/29/21): "Shantel Smith reveals her one big Survivor regret"
  • Mike Bloom at Parade.com (11/29/21): "Shan Smith on Playing for 'The Mission' and Reactions to Being Called Bossy"
  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (11/29/21): "Survivor 41 Episode 10 Exit Interview with the Eleventh Player Voted Out"
Shan Smith - Bio
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Official CBS Survivor 41 bio excerpts (September 4, 2021):

"Pet Peeves: Bad breath, second-hand embarrassment and slow talkers

What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? The accomplishment that I am MOST proud of is doing the hard work in therapy and confronting my demons, working through the pain and the feelings of injustice, and then being willing to cultivate a relationship with those who let me down when I was little.

What is something we would never know from looking at you? I was in a gang.

Who is your hero and why? My mom, because I saw her fight her demons until her dying breath. She experienced so much pain in her life, and my childhood was dark, twisted and complicated, but she was an extremely hard-working Italian woman. She always made sure I had a roof over my head and lunch money in my pockets. She did the best she could and I'm grateful. She gave me the best life she knew how and loved me with all the love she had in her. She is my image of beauty and strength. Also, Xena: Warrior Princess. Lucy Lawless taught me so much about how to be a strong, assertive woman and how to stand up for yourself in a world full of men. She was my childhood hero, posters all over my wall. I even had a Xena: Warrior Princess-themed birthday party…last year.

Which past Survivor will you play the game most like? I think I am probably going to play the game most like Kim; strategically and relationally like Tai when it comes to idols, but I got some Parv in me too.

Why do you believe you can win Survivor? I believe I have what it takes to win. I think living on the streets, developing a strong work ethic, practicing excellence in all that I do and put out into the world, having a high threshold for pain and suffering, endurance, perseverance, knowing that nothing comes easily but everything must be earned and worked for, rigorous self-examination, zero entitlement, trusting that self discipline is self love, believing in others and making them feel capable of accomplishing anything, my interpersonal skills, my wit and my grit, my reverence for God in others, my heart to serve, and an attitude of gratefulness and celebration for the small wins all make me believe that I will be the final Survivor."

Pre-game interview video/tweet: