Vytas Baskauskas - Survivor: Blood vs. Water, Survivor:Cambodia-Second Chance
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Seasons: 2 | Days: 30.5 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

Survivor: Blood vs. Water (2013) - 10th place, 11th out - 2nd juror.

  • Voted out in Episode 9, "My Brother's Keeper" (Day 22).
  • Eliminated in a duel in Episode 11, "Gloves Come Off" (Day 27).
  • Cumulative totals: In-game - 22.5 days; Redemption Island - 5 days.

Survivor: Cambodia - Second Chance (2015) - 20th place, 1st out.

  • Voted out in Episode 1, "Second Chance" (Day 3).

Vytas Baskauskas - Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S27: Blood vs. Water 1.70 4.11 0.41 6 10 9 0.65 1.33 - - - 1.02 3.03
S31: Cambodia 0.00 0.10 0.36 0 6 1 -0.60 0.00 - - - -0.60 0.00
Career 1.70 4.21 0.40 6 16 9 0.58 1.40 - - - 0.94 2.25
Vytas Baskauskas - Challenge record
  • S27 logo Blood vs. Water challenges (click to expand/collapse)

    Sumo at Sea - Ep3 RC/IC

    Tribal/team challenge record (1-for-7):

    • Blood vs. Water Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Blue Lagoon Bustle" - Swims and rows for Tadhana; Tadhana loses.
    • Blood vs. Water Ep. 2 RC/IC: "In The Barrel" - One of three barrel rollers for Tadhana; Tadhana loses again.
    • Blood vs. Water Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Sumo at Sea" - Loses his bout against Aras, and Tadhana loses once again.
    • Blood vs. Water Ep. 4 RC/IC: "Boats, Brains and Brawn" - Paddles & works on the puzzle (with Ciera) for Tadhana, Tadhana loses again.
    • Blood vs. Water Ep. 5 RC/IC: "Slide Show" - Beats Aras in his heat, and at long last, Tadhana wins, 5-2.
    • Blood vs. Water Ep. 6 RC/IC: "Buoy Oh Buoy" - Now with New Galang, swims, and Galang loses.
    • Blood vs. Water Ep. 7 RC/IC: "Chain Reaction" - Gathers bags for Galang, and again, Galang loses.


    Flash Back - Ep8 IC

    Individual challenge record (1-for-2): (Mean % finish: 90%)

    • Blood vs. WaterEp. 8 IC: "Flash Back" - Vytas wins! (1st/11).
    • Blood vs. Water Ep. 9 Final 10 IC: "Pesky Palate" - (Unaired, but Vytas actually makes it to the third round, cow eyeballs, but misses the fourth and final round) Vytas finishes third (3rd/10).


    Redemption Island duel record: (1-for-2): (Mean % finish: 67%)

    • Blood vs. Water Ep. 10 duel: "Puppet Master" - Vytas wins! ... but eliminates his brother in the process (1st/3).
    • Blood vs. Water Ep. 11 duel: "Block It Out" - Vytas blows an early lead on the puzzle, and narrowly loses on the puzzle stage; is eliminated (3rd/3).
  • S31 logo Cambodia challenges (click to expand/collapse)

    Quest for Fire - Ep1 RC/IC

    Tribal/team challenge record (0-for-1):

    • Cambodia Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Quest for Fire" - Helps carry the raft, holds the torch as Kelly fails at stick-tying. Ta Keo loses.


    Individual challenge record (0-for-0):

    • Cambodia: None.


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

    • Cambodia: None.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 1
    Played: 8
    Win%: 0.125
    Sat out: 0
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 1
    Played: 2
    Win%: 0.50
    Mean% Finish: 0.90
  • Duels
    Wins: 1
    Played: 2
    Win%: 0.50
    Mean% Finish: 0.67
Vytas Baskauskas - Tribal Council record
  • S27 logo Blood vs. Water Tribal (click to expand/collapse)

    Ep.6 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played: (0/0)

    • None.


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (6/9):


    VAP - Votes against (10):

    • Blood vs. Water Ep. 6: One vote, from Kat.
    • Blood vs. Water Ep. 7: One vote, from Laura B.
    • Blood vs. Water Ep. 9 (F10 vote): Eight votes, from Caleb, Hayden, Katie, Gervase, Laura M., Monica, Tina, and Tyson (voted out, 8-1-1).


    Jury votes made (0/1):

    • Blood vs. Water Ep. 14: Voted for Monica Culpepper (who finished second to Tyson Apostol, 7-1-0).
  • S31 logo Cambodia Tribal (click to expand/collapse)

    Ep.1 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played: (0/0)

    • None.


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

    • None.


    VAP - Votes against (6):

    • Cambodia Ep. 1: Six votes, from Abi-Maria, Kelley, Peih-Gee, Shirin, Spencer, and Varner (voted out, 6-4).


    Jury votes made (0/0):

    • None.
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: 0
    Votes voided: -
  • Voting record
    VFB: 6
    Tribals: 10
    VAP: 16
  • Jury votes
    Made: 1
    For winners: 0
    Received: -
Vytas Baskauskas - Pictures
  • S27 logo Blood vs. Water image gallery
  • S31 logo Cambodia image gallery (click to expand/collapse)
Vytas Baskauskas - Interviews
Vytas Baskauskas - Bios
  • S27 logo Blood vs. Water bio (click to expand/collapse)

    From his (and Aras's) pre-game interview with EW's Dalton Ross:

    "So why is Survivor: Panama winner Aras putting his brother through this brutal experience? 'I'm putting my brother through this so that I can do it again, really,' says Aras. 'It's for really selfish reasons. It's been seven years since my season finished — seven years almost to the day that I won a million dollars, and it's been a dream of mine to come back. I assumed I'd only be back for a winners season, so the chance to play again in a non-winners-only season is too good to be a true. And Vytas is a huge fan too.' But does Vytas have what it takes? 'Vytas's biggest weakness is his temper,' says Aras. 'When you have all this deprivation that occurs, it's hard to hold your tongue. If you're angry, that's going to scare people. So that's what he has to be careful of.'"



    From his (and Aras's) official CBS bio page:

    "Occupation: Yoga Instructor/Math Professor
    Personal Claim to Fame: Beating heroin addiction, yoga discipline and receiving a graduate degree in math.
    Inspiration in Life: I don’t have one particular hero. I greatly admire the brilliant scientists and mathematicians of the past and also social activists such as Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr.
    Hobbies: Movies, music, good food, bodysurfing and chess.
    Pet Peeves: Stupidity and show-offs.
    3 Words to Describe You: Smart, strong-willed and unique.
    If You Could Have 3 Things on The Island What Would They Be and Why? 1) iPod – love music. 2) Yoga mat – practice every day to keep the body & mind right. 3) Chess set - it's not just a game, it's a way of life.
    Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like: The intellect and wit of Jonathan Penner, the likability of Aras Baskauskas and the flirtatiousness of Parvati Shallow.
    Reason for Being on Survivor: I want to be on the show for the experience. I truly believe I can outwit, outplay and outlast. Of course I also want the prize.
    Why You Think You’ll “Survive” Survivor: I have the necessary elements to make it to the end. I’m strong minded, smart and cunning. Through my addiction, I learned to easily manipulate people and although I don't use that skill as much anymore, it is still there.
    Why You Think You Will Be the Sole Survivor: I am very assertive. It is unlike me to not get what I want. I am also smart and sociable so my people skills will do me well. I have a good social awareness. My personality is unique and although I may not be the most-liked, that's not such a bad thing in getting to the end.
    What Does It Mean to You to Play Survivor with Your Loved One? Playing with Aras means the world to me. Our relationship hasn't always been the best, but over the past few years, it has definitely begun to improve. I love my brother very much and this experience will surely bring us closer together. That being said, there can only be ONE sole survivor. Aras and I have been competing with each other in almost every way since he was born. This will be the ultimate competition. Whether I win the game or not, I desperately want to beat my brother!"


  • S31 logo Cambodia bio (click to expand/collapse)

    From his CBS Survivor: Cambodia bio page (don't get your hopes up):


    Official CBS pre-game interview: