Susie Smith - Survivor: Gabon
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Seasons: 1 | Days: 39  | Wins: 0 | Final Three: 1

Survivor: Gabon (2008) - 2nd place, 3 jury votes.

  • Received 3 votes, to finish second (4-3-0) in Episode 13, "Say Goodbye to Gabon" (Day 39).
  • Sent to Exile Island 1 time; cumulative time - In-game - 37 days; Exile - 2 days.

Susie Smith - 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 3.10 11.40 0.27 9 7 10 0.89 2.29 3 7 0.43 1.59 7.97
Career 3.10 11.40 0.27 9 7 10 0.89 2.29 3 7 0.43 1.59 7.97
Susie Smith - Challenge record
  • S17 logo Gabon challenges

    Keep It Up - Ep8 IC

    Tribal/team challenge record (7-for-14; 1 sit-out):

    • Gabon, Ep. 1 RC: "One for All" - Fang is slow 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 - Resists Bob and Sugar's efforts; Fang wins.
    • Gabon, Ep. 3 IC: "Lake Launch" - Slides and retrieves a tile, Fang wins again.
    • Gabon, Ep. 4 IC: "Big Oar Deal" - Now with Kota, and Kota wins, 3-0.
    • Gabon, Ep. 5 RC: "Fruit Flies" - Catches fruit for Kota, and Kota wins.
    • Gabon, Ep. 5 IC: "Cliff Bowling" - Her throw goes in for 2 points; Kota wins, 8-7.
    • Gabon, Ep. 6 RC: "Snake in the Grass" - Only Kota to drop out; Kota wins.
    • Gabon, Ep. 6 IC: "Jungle Relay" - Sits out, as Kota wins again.
    • Gabon, Ep. 7 RC: "Elephant Eggs" - Tosses eggs for Kota, and Kota wins, 3-0.
    • Gabon, Ep. 8 IC: "Keep It Up" - 2nd Kota to drop out, and eventually, Kota loses.
    • Gabon, Ep. 9 RC: "Super Golf" - Helps hold the slingshot, but Kota loses.
    • Gabon, Ep. 11 RC: "Now or Never" - With Ken and Matty, part of the losing team.


    Ep9 IC - Fired Up

    Individual challenge record (2-for-8): (Mean % finish: 48.3%)

    • Gabon, Ep. 7 IC: "Lake Log Jam" - Eliminated by Randy in 1st round (tie-7th/12).
    • Gabon, Ep. 9 IC: "Fired Up" - First to generate a flame, and Susie wins! (1st/9).
    • Gabon, Ep. 10 IC: "The Domino Effect" - Gets two bags, does not advance (tie-4th/8).
    • Gabon, Ep. 11 IC: "Q&A Bombs Away" - Hits the sixth ring, not good enough (7th/7).
    • Gabon, Ep. 12 RC: "Swamp Monkeys" - Unable to make her first basket (tie-4th/6).
    • Gabon, Ep. 12 IC: "Mask Match" - Retrieves just one of three bags (tie-4th/6).
    • Gabon, Ep. 13 F5 IC: "A-Mazing Gabon" - Stuck on 2 bags, doesn't start puzzle (5th/5).
    • Gabon, Ep. 13 F4 IC: "House of Cards" - At 8 feet for final minute, Susie wins! (1st/4).


    Redemption Island duel record (0-for-0):

    • Gabon: None.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 7
    Played: 14
    Win%: 0.50
    Sat out: 1
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 2
    Played: 8
    Win%: 0.25
    Mean% Finish: 48.3%
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
Susie Smith - Tribal Council record
  • S17 logo Gabon Tribal

    F4 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played (0/0):

    • Gabon: None yet.


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (9/10):


    VAP - Votes against (7):

    • Gabon, Ep. 7: Three votes, from Dan, Marcus, and Randy.
    • Gabon, Ep. 10: Three votes, from Bob, Corinne, and Randy.
    • Gabon, Ep. 13 (F5 vote): One vote, from Ken.


    Jury votes received (3/7):

    • Gabon, Ep. 13: Received three jury votes, from Crystal Cox, Ken Hoang, and Matty Whitmore, to finish in second place, 4-3-0.
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: --
    Votes voided: --
  • Voting record
    VFB: 9
    Tribals: 10
    VAP: 7
  • Jury votes
    Made: --
    Received: 3
    Total jurors: 7
Susie Smith - Pictures
  • S17 logo Gabon image gallery
Susie Smith - Interviews
  • S17 logo Gabon interviews

    Pre-game interviews

    • Andy Dehnart at Reality Blurred (9/4/08): "Susie Smith: 'I certainly don't on apologizing every time I screw up'"


    Post-game interviews

    • Mary Pieper for the Charles City (IA) Globe-Gazette (12/17/08): "Survivor brings $100,000 home to Charles City"
    • Andy Dehnart at Reality Blurred (12/17/08): "Sugar 'got the best contract' Survivor's ever given; Susie is 'okay' with Randy's vote"
Susie Smith - Bio
  • S17 logo Gabon bio

    Official CBS bio for Survivor: Gabon excerpts:


     "Susie Smith, a Mexican American mother of one, has always allowed others to dictate her life and she's ready for a change. Born into a Mexican immigrant family of crop field workers, Susie and five of her siblings began working alongside her parents at a young age and the other three siblings were raised by Susie and her siblings. She has struggled ever since, but has overcome many personal challenges.


    Tired of working hard and being poor, Smith vows to devote the rest of her life to her needs. After years of allowing others to influence her life, she's decided to stop and dedicate this next chapter to herself, and taking part in Survivor was the first step and second was showing her son, family, friends, and students that all it takes to change any part of your life is to just TRY.


    Smith has been married for 25 years. She currently works as an assistant teacher and hairdresser. She teaches English to non-speaking English children from kindergarten to 8th grade. When Susie is not teaching, she enjoys working as a hairdresser where she has many wonderful clients. Her hobbies include photography, watching movies, eating out, sewing and gardening. She describes herself as encouraging, moody and talkative but with a big potty mouth.




    Smith currently lives in Charles City, Iowa with her husband, Todd, son, Trent, and two dogs. She is a graduate of the Marshalltown Cosmetology School and a graduate of North Iowa Area Community College.


    Her birth date is October 24, 1960."