Shirin Oskooi - Survivor: Worlds Apart, Survivor: Cambodia

Seasons: 2 | Days played: 35 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

  • Survivor 30: Worlds Apart (2015) - 8th place, 11th out - 4th juror.
  • Voted out in Episode 11, "Survivor Russian Roulette" (Day 29).

Shirin Oskooi on social media: twitter | Instagram

Shirin Oskooi - 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
S30: Worlds Apart 0.63 8.14 0.08 4 7 7 0.56 1.45 - - - 0.63 2.08
S31: Cambodia 0.00 0.21 0.00 1 5 2 0.37 1.56 - - - 0.37 1.56
Career 0.63 8.35 0.08 5 12 9 0.54 1.56 - - - 0.61 1.87

 

Shirin Oskooi - Performance ranks

Challenges: MPF percentile

22%

Tribal: VFB% percentile

55%

Tribal: rVAP percentile

48%

Challenges: MPF percentile

N/A

Tribal: VFB% percentile

46%

Tribal: rVAP percentile

25%

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.

 

Shirin Oskooi - Challenge record

Swing Break - Ep5 IC

Tribal/team challenge record (4-for-11; 2 2nds; 1 sit-out):

  • Worlds Apart Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Ladder Daze" - Takes on initial puzzle duties for Masaya, blows a huge lead, Masaya loses (3rd/3).
  • Worlds Apart Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Basket Case" - Fourth swimmer, then feeds the buoys to Joaquin, and Masaya wins (1st/3).
  • Worlds Apart Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Dear Liza" - Helps carry and pour, occasionally runs ahead, and Masaya doesn't lose (2nd*/3).
  • Worlds Apart Ep. 4 RC: "Collar Blind" - Paired with Max, collects items for White Collar, which just avoids being Brained (2nd*/3).
  • Worlds Apart Ep. 4 IC: "Houses of the Holey" - sits out, and White Collar avoids losing once again (2nd/3).
  • Worlds Apart Ep. 5 RC: "Beach Balls" - Now with New Nagarote, launches two shots as they lose big (5-2).
  • Worlds Apart Ep. 5 IC: "Swing Break" - Paired with Max pulling the sled; Nagarote loses big again.
  • Worlds Apart Ep. 6 RC: "Air Raid" - Hits one target, and Nagarote wins (6-5), goes turtle-watching.
  • Worlds Apart Ep. 6 IC: "Shut Your Trap" - Loses her match vs. Dan, but Nagarote wins.
  • Worlds Apart Ep. 9 RC: "O-Black Water" - Part of the winning team, with Mike, Dan, Tyler, and Sierra.
  • Worlds Apart Ep. 11 RC: "Barrel Bridge" - Part of the losing team, with Mike, Rodney, and Sierra.

 

Water Weight - Ep11 IC

Individual challenge record (0-for-6): (Mean % finish: 45.9%)

  • Worlds Apart, Ep.7 IC: "Get A Grip" - Fifth to drop out, fairly early (8th/12).
  • Worlds Apart Ep.8 RC: "Anchorman" - Only collected one bag, does not win (tie-10th/11).
  • Worlds Apart Ep.8 IC: "Hip to be Square" - Second to reach the final puzzle, does not win (2nd/11).
  • Worlds Apart Ep. 9 IC: "Keep on your Toes" - Eliminated quickly, third to drop out (8th/10).
  • Worlds Apart Ep. 10 IC: "Soul to Squeeze" - Places one out of six balls (tie-6th/9).
  • Worlds Apart Ep. 11 IC: "Water Weight" - Outlasts three men, but second woman to drop out (2nd/3).

 

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

  • Worlds Apart: None.

Yank Yer Hank - Ep2 RC/IC

Tribal/team challenge record (0-for-2):

  • Cambodia Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Quest for Fire" - Carries the raft, watches Kelly not get the key; Ta Keo loses.
  • Cambodia Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Yank Yer Hank" - Swaps in on the puzzle at the end (with Spencer); Ta Keo loses again.

 

Individual challenge record (0-for-0):

  • Cambodia: None.

 

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

  • Cambodia: None.
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 4
2nd place: 2
Played: 13
Win%: 0.39
Sat out: 1
Individual challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 6
Win%: 0.00
Mean % Finish: 45.9%
Hero challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: -
Mean % Finish: -

 

Shirin Oskooi - Tribal Council record

Ep9 Tribal Council

Idols held/played: (0/0)

  • Worlds Apart: None.

 

VFB - Votes for the person booted (4/7):

  • Worlds Apart, Ep. 1: So Kim (voted out, 4-2).
  • Worlds Apart, Ep. 7: Kelly Remington (idoled out, [0]-4-1).
  • Worlds Apart, Ep. 9: Joe Anglim (voted out, 5-4-1).
  • Worlds Apart, Ep. 10: Jenn Brown (voted out, 5-3-1).

 

VAP - Votes against (7):

  • Worlds Apart, Ep. 10: Three votes, from Sierra, Rodney, and Dan.
  • Worlds Apart, Ep. 11: Four votes, from Carolyn, Sierra, Rodney, and Dan (voted out, 4-2-2).

 

Jury votes made (1/1):

  • Worlds Apart, Ep. 14: Voted for Mike Holloway (who won, 6-1-1).

Ep2 Tribal Council

Idols held/played (0/0):

  • Cambodia: None.

 

VFB - Votes for the person booted (1/2):

 

VAP - Votes against (5):

  • Cambodia, Ep. 2: Five votes, from Kelly, Peih-Gee, Spencer, Varner, and Woo (voted out, 5-4).

 

Jury votes made (0/0):

  • Cambodia: None.
Career totals - Tribal Council
Idols/advantages
Idols found: 0
Idols played: 0
Votes voided: -
Voting record
VFB: 5
Tribals: 9
VAP: 12
Jury votes
Made: 1
For winners: 1
Received: -

 

Shirin Oskooi - Pictures
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    Worlds Apart intro shot
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    Worlds Apart intro shot
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    CBS pre-game interview
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    Opening sequence confessional, about her longtime fandom
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    White Collar arrives, Day 1
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    White Collars
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    Listening to So and Joaquin describe the 'neutral box'
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    As a Survivor fan, I knew their story was bogus, so... time to make alliances
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep1 RC/IC
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    Working the puzzle
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    Hoping Max can catch up
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    White Collar, Ep1 Tribal Council
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    I think they're lying, there is no neutral box
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep2 RC/IC
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    Watching Max move his buoy
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    Watching Joaquin shoot
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    White Collar wins immunity!
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    Excitedly observing howler monkey sex, Ep3
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    I'm gonna go tell my tribe about this. They will be THRILLED.
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    Starting line, Ep3 RC/IC
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    Almost there...
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    White Collar accepts their consolation prize
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep4 RC
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    Retrieving an item, with Max
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    White Collar, about to finish second
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    White Collar picks Shirin to sit out the Ep4 IC
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    Yay, White Collar doesn't lose!
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    Pre-swap lineup, Ep5
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    Now with New Nagarote
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    Aiming (as if anyone on her tribe can catch)
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    Alliance secured. Nothing can go wrong now.
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep5 IC
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    With Max, trying to catch up
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    New Nagarote, Ep5 Tribal Council
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    The obviously aligned former White Collars
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep6 RC
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    New Nagarote wins reward!
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    Watching sea turtles lay eggs, Ep6 reward
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep6 IC
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    Facing off vs. Dan
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    New Nagarote 'wins' immunity!
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    Black merge buffs! How original!
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    Merge feasting
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    Merica? *sigh*
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep7 IC
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    Good times
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    Yay, Joe won
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    Merica, Ep7 Tribal Council
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    Impressed by Jenn's idol play
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep8 RC
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    So far, so bad
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep8 IC
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    Dan's finished?
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    Merica, Ep8 Tribal Council
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    Dan is wrong! Cochran flipped, and he later won
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep9 RC
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    Helping collect the retrieved rings
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    Blue team wins!
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep9 IC
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    Still going...
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    Merica, Ep9 Tribal Council
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    Watching Mike play Joe's fake idol
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    Ready to go, Ep10 Auction
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    Explaining that everyone gets to buy their letters from home for the highest bid price
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    Enduring Will's personal attacks
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep10 IC
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    Congratulating Mike on his win
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    Merica, Ep10 Tribal Council
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    Getting attacked by Will again
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep11 RC
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    Still in it, sort of
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep11 IC
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    TWO immunity necklaces?
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    Down to a battle with Carolyn
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    Trying to convince Dan he's on the bottom of his alliance
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    Merica, Ep11 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Tyler praise inaction
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    Stick to the plan!
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    Taking a look at Mike's idol
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    Sigh
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    Excited to be snuffed
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    Snuffed, Ep11
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    With the jury, final Tribal Council
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    Will is a dead fish
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    At the finale/reunion, waiting for the vote reveal
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    Full cast, reunion show
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    Cambodia intro shot
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    Cambodia intro shot
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    Cambodia pre-season video
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    Second Chance campaign video
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    With Max and Carolyn, waiting to see who made the Second Chance cut
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    Not Carolyn? *gasp*
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    Second Chance cast, first picture together
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    Listening to Probst, Day 1
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    Talking about targeting Vytas, who seems 'smarmy'
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep1 RC/IC
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    Hauling the raft
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    *So* close to the idol
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    Cheering on Kelly's stick-tying efforts
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    Sigh
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    The losing Ta Keos
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    We have to go straight to Tribal?!
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    Ta Keo, Ep1 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Woo
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep2 RC/IC
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    Watching Peih-Gee and Kelley work the puzzle
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    Swapped in with Spencer, hoping this works
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    Sigh, no.
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    The losing Ta Keos, again
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    Things with Spencer are about to get turned upside-down
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    Um, no
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    We're screwed
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    Filling Spencer in on what's happening
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    Last-ditch attempt to pull in Woo
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    Heading to Tribal
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    Ta Keo, Ep2 Tribal Council
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    Thanks for all your loyalty, Abi
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    Listening to Abi
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    That did not go so well
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    Snuffed, Day 6 (Ep.2)
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    Full cast (minus Vytas), reunion show

 

Shirin Oskooi - Interviews

Pre-game interviews

  • Gordon Holmes at XfinityTV.com (1/22/15): "Shirin - 'Morons Are Great to Play With'"

 

Post-game interviews

  • Gordon Holmes at XfinityTV.com (5/1/15): "Shirin - 'I've Offered to Donate $100 for Every Act of Misogyny'"
  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (4/30/15): "Exit Interview With the Latest Player Voted Off Worlds Apart - 4/30/15"
  • Josh Wigler at Parade.com: (4/30/15): "We Need to Do the Human Thing"

Pre-game interviews

  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (5/11/15): "Survivor: Second Chances | Shirin Oskooi Interview"
  • Erin Cebula at ET Canada (8/24/15): Pre-game video interview
  • Dalton Ross at EW.com (9/10/15): "Why Shirin is looking forward to playing with 'smarter people' in Survivor: Cambodia - Second Chance"
  • Josh Wigler at Parade.com (9/14/15): "Shirin Oskooi Solemnly Swears to Make Survivor Magic"
  • Pre-departure, in-studio CBS video interview (released 9/14/15)

 

Post-game interviews

  • Josh Wigler at Parade.com (10/1/15): "Shirin Oskooi Explains How She Mismanaged Mischief on Survivor: Second Chance"
  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (10/1/15): "Exit Interview with the Second Player Voted out of Survivor: Cambodia"
  • Dalton Ross & Rob Cesternino at EW.com (10/1/15): "Survivor Talk: Shirin reveals her shocking last move that you didn't see on TV"

 

Shirin Oskooi - Bios

From her official CBS Survivor: Worlds Apart cast bio page:

"Personal Claim to Fame: Made Google Calendar the #1 online calendar in the world, and helping take care of my mom financially.

Inspiration in Life: Larry David, because he is a hilarious weirdo who says and does whatever he wants. RuPaul because “fierce queen,” “no tea no shade,” “now sissy that walk.”

Hobbies: Traveling, exotic food, whistling champion and mind games.

Pet Peeves: Quitters and morons.

3 Words to Describe You: Competitive, clever and quirky.

If You Could Have 3 Things on The Island What Would They Be and Why? 1. A goat (or a muffin) 2. Whiskey 3. Beyoncé

Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like: Sandra as a sassy brown woman who doesn’t take crap from anybody. Rob Cesternino as a witty, sharp, know-it-all Survivor nerd who keeps tabs on everybody.

Reason for Being on SurvivorI want to win the ultimate social game, my favorite game in the world.

Why You’ll “Survive” Survivor: I’m intelligent and creative enough to outsmart the challenges. I love to eat everything (bugs, slimy sea creatures) and would be great at scavenging protein-rich food. I bounce back quickly from mistakes/losses. People underestimate me and won’t see me as a threat.

Why Will You Be the Sole Survivor: I practice “voting people out” in real life and succeed. I’m a fighter and risk-taker. I’m super smart, observant, and don’t let my emotions govern my actions at work, let alone in games. I have no qualms with using people or their secrets to get ahead."

From her CBS Survivor: Cambodia bio page (nothing to see there, sadly):