Brendan Shapiro - Survivor: Ghost Island

Seasons: 1 | Days played: 12 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

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Brendan Shapiro - 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
S36: Ghost Island 0.44 0.91 0.49 2 5 3 0.60 2.07 - - - 1.09 2.52
Career 0.44 0.91 0.49 2 5 3 0.60 2.07 - - - 1.09 2.52

 

Brendan Shapiro - Performance ranks

Challenges: MPF percentile

N/A

Tribal: VFB% percentile

68%

Tribal: rVAP percentile

32%

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.

 

Brendan Shapiro - Challenge record
Survivor 36 logo  S36: Ghost Island

Ep4 IC - Cell Block Sea

Tribal/team challenge record (1-for-5):

  • Ghost Island Ep. 1 IC: "Sled Zeppelin" - Helps haul the sled, but Malolo loses.
  • Ghost Island Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Coming Up for Air" - Waits patiently to shoot baskets, takes one shot; Malolo loses again.
  • Ghost Island Ep. 3 RC/IC: "All Along the Watchtower" - Now with New Malolo, and Malolo wins!
  • Ghost Island Ep. 4 RC: "Water Slaughter" - With Michael, loses a point to Chris/Wendell; later, Malolo loses.
  • Ghost Island Ep. 4 IC: "Cell Block Sea" - Helps move the crate & shoot balls, but... Malolo loses.

 

Individual challenge record (0-for-0):

  • Ghost Island: None.

 

Hero challenge/ duel record (1-for-1): (Mean % finish: 100%)

  • Ghost Island Ep. 1 RC: "Chief's Choice" - Selects and directs the Malolo participants; Malolo wins (by forfeit).
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 1
2nd place: -
Played: 5
Win%: 0.20
Sat out: -
Individual challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: -
Mean% Finish: -
Hero challenges
Wins: 1
Played: 1
Win%: 1.00
Mean% Finish: 100%
Brendan Shapiro - Tribal Council record
Survivor 36 logo  S36: Ghost Island

Ep1 Tribal Council

Idols held/played (0/0):

  • Ghost Island, Ep. 3: Present when Michael finds the Malolo (China) idol, Day 8.

 

VFB - Votes for the person booted (2/3):

 

VAP - Votes against (5):

  • Ghost Island, Ep. 4: Five votes, from Bradley, Chelsea, Desiree, Kellyn, and Sebastian (voted out, 5-4).

 

Jury votes made (0/0):

  • Ghost Island: None.
Career totals - Tribal Council
Hidden idols/ advantages
Advantages held/played: 0/0
Idols found: 0
Idols played: 0
Votes voided: -
Voting record
VFB: 2
Tribals: 3
VAP: 5
Jury votes
Made: 0
For winners: -
Received: -
Brendan Shapiro - Pictures
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    Ghost Island intro shot
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    Ghost Island intro shot
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    Bonus Ghost Island intro shot
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    CBS pre-season interview
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    On the boat, Day 1
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    Freshly picked to lead the Ep1 RC
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    Watching the puzzle stage
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    The winning Malolos meet and greet
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    Arrival, Ep1 IC
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep1 IC
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    Hauling the sled
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    Making puzzle suggestions
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    The losing Malolos
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    Malolo, Ep1 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Probst
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    Not buying Jacob's story about his fake idol, Ep2
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    Sharing his doubts with Libby and Michael
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    There's no way that nerd forgot the paper
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep2 IC
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    Finally getting to take a shot
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    Malolo, Ep2 Tribal Council
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    Pre-swap lineup, Ep3
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    The new Malolo tribe
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    That's not very nice, Bradley
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    All Bradley does is complain!
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    Stoked that Michael found an idol
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep3 RC/IC
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    Watching the puzzle stage
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    Malolo wins!
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep4 RC
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    About to get scored on
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep4 IC
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    Moving the crate
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    Ready to shoot
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    Watching Naviti celebrate
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    Post-loss pep talk
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    Time to put the idol to good use
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    Michael's packing a back idol
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    Heading to Tribal
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    Malolo, Ep4 Tribal Council
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    Trying to sway Sebastian or Chelsea
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    Michael reveals his idol
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    Fourth person voted out of Ghost Island...
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    Snuffed, Day 12 (Episode 4)
Brendan Shapiro - Interviews
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Pre-game interviews

  • Erin Cebula at ET Canada (1/31/18): "Brendan Shapiro Brings His Athletic Background"
  • Josh Wigler at The Hollywood Reporter (2/5/18): "Meet Brendan Shapiro"
  • Dalton Ross at EW.com (2/16/18): "Meet Brendan Shapiro in 60 seconds"
  • Gordon Holmes at XfinityTV.com (2/20/18): "Brendan - 'Every Game We Play Is About Deception, So Why Do People Get Bent Out of Shape Here?'"

 

Post-game interviews

  • Dalton Ross at EW.com (3/15/18): "Brendan Shapiro says Kellyn accidentally revealed he was target"
  • Josh Wigler at The Hollywood Reporter (3/15/18): "Brendan Breaks Down Malolo's Big Move"
  • Mike Bloom at Parade.com (3/15/18): "Brendan Shapiro on Lions who Conspire, Lies that Transpire and Lines that Inspire"
  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (3/15/18): "Latest Exit Interview - 3/15/18"
Brendan Shapiro - Bio
Survivor 36 logo  S36: Ghost Island

Official CBS Ghost Island bio excerpts (1/31/18):

"Pet peeves: Passive-aggression, when people slow down to merge or change lanes, cry babies, and waiting.

What's your personal claim to fame? I am not afraid to take risks and make big changes. During the recession, I left a well-paying but unsatisfying desk job, risking everything I owned, to start my own business. After more than a dozen years and at 40 years old, I sold the business to pursue another lifelong interest to become a teacher.

Who or what is your inspiration in life? My wife because she overcame bike crashes, injuries, and big obstacles to become a world-class professional triathlete (while raising two kids and running a business).

If you could have three things on the island, what would they be and why? A picture of my wife and kids to keep me tethered to reality, a football to throw on the beach, and bacon jerky because it's delicious and doesn't need to be refrigerated.

Which Survivor contestant are you most like? Jeremy Collins and Tom Westman because I understand people and know how to unite them behind a common goal. Also, I am pretty athletic for an old guy.

Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor? I'm strong, fast, tough, and good with my hands. I can read a room. I know how to make people feel comfortable and secure. My tribemates will want to keep me around."