David Jelinsky - Survivor 46

Seasons: 1 | Days played: 3 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 0

  • Survivor 46 (2024) - 18th place, 1st out.
  • Voted out in Episode 1, "This is Where the Legends Are Made" (Day 3).

David Jelinsky on social media: twitter

David Jelinsky - 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 46 0.00 0.33 0.00 - 5 0 -1.00 0.00 - - - -1.00 0.00
Career 0.00 0.33 0.00 - 5 0 -1.00 0.00 - - - -1.00 0.00


David Jelinsky - Performance ranks

Challenges: MPF percentile


Tribal: VFB% percentile


Tribal: rVAP percentile


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.


David Jelinsky - Challenge record
Survivor 46 logo  Survivor 46 challenges


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

  • Survivor 46 Ep. 1 RC: "Tiers of Heaven" - Hauls pieces, works puzzle, but Yanu loses (3rd/3).
  • Survivor 46 Ep. 1 IC: "Lizard" - Hauls gecko, works puzzle, but Yanu loses again (3rd/3).


Individual challenge record (0-for-0):

  • Survivor 46: None.


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

  • Survivor 46: None.
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 2
Win%: 0.00
Sat out: --
Individual challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: --
Mean % Finish: --
Hero challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: --
Mean % Finish: --
David Jelinsky - Tribal Council record
Survivor 46 logo  Survivor 46 Tribal

Ep1 Tribal Council

Idols held/played (0/0):

  • Survivor 46: None.


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

Tribal Voted Boot (totals) VFB?
Ep1 - * David Jelinsky (voted out, 5-0) -

*Jelinsky was unable to vote at the Ep1 Tribal, thanks to the Ep1 journey. No TCA charged, but his scores were adjusted using an imaginary one.


VAP - Votes against (5):

  • Survivor 46, Ep. 1: Five votes, from Bhanu, Jess, Kenzie, Q, and Tiffany (voted out, 5-0).


Jury votes made (0/0):

  • Survivor 46: None.
Career totals - Tribal Council
Hidden idols
Found: 0
Played: --
Votes voided: --
Voting record
VFB: 0
Tribals: 0*
VAP: --
Jury votes
Made: 0
For winners: --
Received: --
David Jelinsky - Pictures
Survivor 46 logo  Survivor 46 image gallery
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    Survivor 46 intro shot
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    Survivor 46 intro shot
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    CBS pre-game interview shot
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    Application video shot
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    On the boat, Day 1
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    Yanu tribe, greeting Probst
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    Starting line, Ep1 RC
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    Yanu trailing
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    Yanu decides who should do the Sweat task
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    Talking about the task, legends, etc.
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    So far, so good
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    Task quit, smashing the hourglass
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    Hey guys, I'll go on the journey!
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    Playing the card game
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    Okay, I admit, I lied
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    Yanu tribe, taking the news well
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    Hauling the giant gecko, Ep1 IC
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    Working the puzzle, with Jess
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    The losing Yanus
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    Oh well, time to vote out Jess, except I don't have a vote
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    Yanu, Ep1 Tribal
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    Talking to Probst
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    First person voted out of Survivor 46...
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    Snuffed, Day 3 (Episode 1)
David Jelinsky - Interviews
Survivor 46 logo  Survivor 46 interviews

Pre-game interviews

  • Mike Bloom at Parade.com (2/12/24): "Slot Machine Salesman David Jelinsky Has Lived a Life Around Games and Isolation"
  • Mike Bloom at RHAP (2/6/24): "David Jelinsky | Survivor 46 Pre-Season Interview" (YouTube)


Post-game interviews

  • Dalton Ross at EW.com (2/29/24): "Jelinsky says Q brought up quitting sweat task on Survivor 46"
  • Mike Bloom at Parade.com (2/29/24): "David Jelinsky Reveals Even More Mistakes and Injuries We Didn't See"
David Jelinsky - Bio
Survivor 46 logo  Survivor 46 bio

Official CBS Survivor 46 bio excerpts, as published by Dalton Ross at EW.com (February 5, 2024):

"Name three of your favorite hobbies: Sports (basketball and bowling), trivia/puzzles, magic/card games, organization

List three adjectives that best describe yourself: Passionate, confident, intelligent

How would your friends describe you? My closest friends would say that David Jelinsky thinks he knows everything. He is too smart for his own good. Growing up, he was a hothead and would argue with you until you gave in and told him he was right… but he has matured a lot over the years and understands when he should concede in an argument. He always lends an ear and an open heart when you need it, and he always offers the best advice he can.

What risks have you taken in your life, to make a change for the better, even if the outcome wasn’t planned? Dropping out for one year after high school was a risk that has paid off so far.

What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? I would have to say my literature academic achievements are my proudest accomplishments.

What is something we would never know from looking at you? There are so many things about me that people would never know from first glance. Growing up, I was a theater kid. I danced professional ballroom for two years when I was 8-10 years old, and then I was offered a ballet scholarship. I’m also a huge Swiftie.

What past Survivor would you play the game most like? Fabio, Sami, Russell, Tyson, and Rick Devens."