Hai Giang - Survivor 42

Seasons: 1 | Days played: 19 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

  • Survivor 42 (2022) - 8th place, 11th out - 4th juror.
  • Voted out in Episode 10, "Tell a Good Lie, Not a Stupid Lie" (Day 19).

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Hai Giang - 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 42 1.63 6.97 0.23 5 7 6 0.81 2.12 - - - 1.04 3.75
Career 1.63 6.97 0.23 5 7 6 0.81 2.12 - - - 1.04 3.75


Hai Giang - 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.


Hai Giang - Challenge record
Survivor 42 logo  Survivor 42 challenges

Open Reward Challenge - Ep1 RC

Tribal/team challenge record (2-for-9; 2 2nds):

  • Survivor 42, Ep. 1 RC: "Open Reward Challenge" - Works the final key-grab stage, but Vati does not win.
  • Survivor 42, Ep. 1 IC: "Forty Two" - Works the puzzle with Jenny; Vati doesn't lose (2nd*/3).
  • Survivor 42, Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Can't Find My Way Home" - Blindfolded, gets bags, and Vati wins (1st/3).
  • Survivor 42, Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Spiral Architect" - Swims, climbs, but Vati loses (3rd/3).
  • Survivor 42, Ep. 4 RC: "Tangled Up Sled Slide" - Untangles ropes, as Vati loses.
  • Survivor 42, Ep. 4 IC: "Beyond the Tuna" - Swims, tows the boat, and Vati doesn't lose (2nd*/3).
  • Survivor 42, Ep. 5 RC/IC: "Ramplified" - Crosses obstacles, but Vati loses (3rd/3).
  • Survivor 42, Ep. 6 RC: "Rolling Stones Challenge" - Rolls boulder for the winning team.
  • Survivor 42, Ep. 8 RC: "Basket Case" - Moves a buoy along for the losing team.


Bermuda Triangles - Ep9 IC

Individual challenge record (1-for-5): (Mean % finish: 51.6%)

  • Survivor 42, Ep. 7 IC: "A Bit Tipsy" - One of five to drop stacks, not win (tie-2nd/6).
  • Survivor 42, Ep. 8 IC: "Can't Buoy Me Love" - First out, in seconds (7th/7).
  • Survivor 42, Ep. 9 IC: "Bermuda Triangles" - Holds on for orange team, Hai wins (1st/5).
  • Survivor 42, Ep. 10 RC: "Walk this Way" - Third to reach sandbag toss, no win (tie-2nd/8).
  • Survivor 42, Ep. 10 IC: "Bow Diddley" - Second out, very quickly (7th/8).


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

  • Survivor 42: None.
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 2
2nd place: 2
Played: 9
Win%: 0.33
Sat out: -
Individual challenges
Wins: 1
Played: 5
Win%: 0.20
Mean % Finish: 51.6%
Hero challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: -
Mean % Finish: -
Hai Giang - Tribal Council record
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Ep1 Tribal Council

Idols held/played (0/0) | Advantages held/played (1/0):

  • Survivor 42, Ep. 1: Grabs one of three "advantage" amulets, mid-Ep1 RC (Day 1).
  • Survivor 42, Ep. 10: First amulet-holder voted out, did not play it (Day 19).


VFB - Votes for the person booted (5/6):

Tribal Voted Boot (totals) VFB?
Ep3 Jenny Jenny Kim (voted out, 2-2; 1-1; consent) Yes
Ep5 Daniel Daniel Strunk (voted out, 2-2-1; 3-0) Yes
Ep7 Lydia Lydia Meredith (voted out, 6-2-2-1) Yes
Ep8 Chanelle Chanelle Howell (voted out, 7-3-1) Yes
Ep9 (F10) Rocksroy Rocksroy Bailey (voted out, 4-1) Yes
Ep10 Jonathan Hai Giang (voted out, 6-2) -


VAP - Votes against (7):

  • Survivor 42, Ep. 8: One vote, from Romeo.
  • Survivor 42, Ep. 10: Six votes, from Drea, Jonathan, Lindsey, Maryanne, Mike, and Omar (voted out, 6-2).


Jury votes made (1/1):

Career totals - Tribal Council
Hidden idols/ advantages:
Advantages held/played: 1/0
Idols found: 0
Idols played: -
Votes voided: -
Voting record
VFB: 5
Tribals: 6
VAP: 7
Jury votes
Made: 1
For winners: 1
Received: -
Hai Giang - Pictures
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    CBS pre-game intro shot
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    Boating in, Day 1
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    Greeting Probst
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    Reading the Advantage Amulet instructions, Ep1 RC
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    Making a deal with Drea and Lindsay
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    Trying to hook the key
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    Vati does not win
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    Vati debates the Sweat vs Savvy decision
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    Triangles successfully counted!
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    Realizing the Amulet isn't really an Advantage, Day 1
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    Early bonding
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    Listening to Daniel's childhood leukemia story
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep1 IC
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    Shoving the boat
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    Talking about being vegan on a rice-less season, Ep2
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep2 RC/IC
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    Unable to watch the puzzle stage
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep3 IC
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    Re-starting the race for second place
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    The losing Vatis
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    It's difficult to plan, because Chanelle's not here
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    Not buying Chanelle's vote-split idea
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    Heading to Tribal
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    Vati, Ep3 Tribal Council
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    The numbers don't make sense
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    Negotiating the tie with Daniel
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    Happy with how that turned out, Ep4
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    Starting line, Ep4 RC
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep4 IC
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    Vati doesn't lose!
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    Mike ponders not activating his idol
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    The losing Vatis, again, post-Ep5 IC
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    It's obviously Daniel
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    Checking in with Lydia
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    Vati, Ep5 Tribal Council
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    Pre-not-merge lineup, Ep6 RC
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    Rolling stones
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    Orange team wins!
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    Not-merge feasting
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    Joining up with the non-feasters
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    Temporary truce of the amulet-holders reached
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    Heart-to-heart with Romeo
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    Majority alliance formed
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    Chanelle's here ... time to go fishing
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    Learning Rocksroy's decision, pre-Ep7 IC
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    Starting line
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    Rocksroy finally made it to the (still-not-merge) camp
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    We're changing the vote to Lydia?
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    Not-merge tribe, Ep7 Tribal Council
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    Talking to Probst
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    Explaining leaving Chanelle out of the vote, Ep8
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep8 RC
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    The non-rewardees
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    Pre-challenge rice negotiations, Ep8 IC
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    Starting line
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    Still in it
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    Kula Kula, Ep8 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Romeo
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    I'm not part of the misogyny club! Ep9
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    Starting line, Ep9 IC
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    Hai wins for orange
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    Safe at Tribal Council tonight
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    The men's group
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    Not thrilled at Omar's idea to boot Rocksroy
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    Orange team, Ep9 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Mike
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    Happy with how Tribal went, Ep10
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep10 RC
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    Crossing the see-saw
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep10 IC
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    Starting line
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    We need to take our shot at Jonathan now
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    Kula Kula, Ep10 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Lindsay
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    The fourth member of our jury....
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    Snuffed, Day 19 (Episode 10)
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    With the jury, Final Tribal
Hai Giang - Interviews
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Pre-game interviews

  • Mike Bloom at Parade.com (2/11/22): "Hai Giang Talks How the Show Built His Emotional and Social Intelligence"
  • Rob Cesternino & Mike Bloom at RHAP (2/20/22): "Survivor 42 | Vati Tribe Castaway Preview"


Post-game interviews

  • Dalton Ross at EW.com (5/5/22): "Hai Giang reacts to learning about Omar's big lie on Survivor"
  • Mike Bloom at Parade.com (5/5/22): "Hai Giang on His Surprising Final Three Plan and the Power of Representation"
  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (5/5/22): "Survivor 42 | Exit Interview with the Tenth Person Voted Out"
Hai Giang - Bio
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Official CBS Survivor 42 bio excerpts (February 9, 2022):

"What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? I’m the first person from my family to go to college and graduate. I bought my first home at 24. I paid off all my student loans ($40k) by age 26. I am the youngest associate director of analytics at my company, by age 27. Most importantly, I’m mentoring my younger brother to ensure he surpasses me in all aspects. Watching him make strides in school and in his personal life is my greatest accomplishment.

What is something we would never know from looking at you? People would never guess that I grew up in extreme poverty by looking at me now. My family and I have very comfortable lives today, but we’ve had to hustle and fight for the past two decades to improve our socio-economic class. We started in a one-bedroom apartment, shared with another family. My parents both worked seven days a week to provide for us, so I was often left alone to fend for myself from the age of 8. I learned to survive and be resilient from a very young age. People don’t see that now, but I’ll always cherish those tougher years. They made me strong.

Who is your hero and why? My mother is my hero. Cliché answer, but it’s true. She came to the U.S. with my father and me as a 23-year-old refugee with no grasp of the English language and $40 in her pockets. I could only imagine how much courage that takes. She worked hard, took no breaks and was able to provide for me despite all the challenges she faced.

Which past Survivor will you play the game most like? I want to say Parvati, but I’m not that hot nor charming. I will realistically be similar to Aubry. She was just a strategic mastermind. She understood social rankings and was able to strategize across very nuanced alliances. She’s also non-threating, similar to myself, so I’ll focus on keeping bigger physical and social threats around to ensure myself a shield. She was also not afraid to cross-alliance lines and work with people who could further her game. Don’t rule anyone out.

Why do you believe you can be the Sole Survivor? I believe that I am a well-rounded individual with great logical sense, a strong ability to read social situations, amazing speaking abilities, and a strong desire to better my family’s lives. There is no alternative besides coming home with a million-dollar check."