Helen Li - Survivor 44

Seasons: 1 | Days played: 5 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 0

  • Survivor 44 (2023) - 16th place, 3rd out.
  • Voted out in Episode 2, "Two Dorky Magnets" (Day 5).

Helen Li on social media: twitter | Instagram

Helen Li - 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 44 0.10 0.57 0.18 0 3 1 -0.75 0.00 - - - -0.57 0.10
Career 0.10 0.57 0.18 0 3 1 -0.75 0.00 - - - -0.57 0.10


Helen Li - 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.


Helen Li - Challenge record
Survivor 44 logo  Survivor 44 challenges


Tribal/team challenge record (0-for-3; 1 2nd):

  • Survivor 44, Ep. 1 RC: "Crate Wide Open" - Struggles mightily on the ring toss; Tika loses (3rd/3).
  • Survivor 44, Ep. 1 IC: "Paradise Lost" - Paddles, hauls, directs the puzzle; Tika doesn't lose (2nd*/3).
  • Survivor 44, Ep. 2 RC/IC: "A Bridge You Must Cross" - Crosses the bridges, but Tika loses (3rd/3).


Individual challenge record (0-for-0):

  • Survivor 44: None.


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

  • Survivor 44: None.
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 0
2nd place: 1
Played: 3
Win%: 0.17
Sat out: --
Individual challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: --
Mean% Finish: --
Hero challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: --
Mean% Finish: --
Helen Li - Tribal Council record
Survivor 44  logo  Survivor 44 Tribal

Ep2 Tribal Council

Idols held/played (0/0):

  • Survivor 44: None.


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

Tribal Voted Boot (totals) VFB?
Ep2 Carolyn Helen Li (voted out, 3-1) -


VAP - Votes against (3):

  • Survivor 44, Ep. 2: Three votes, from Carolyn, Carson, and Yam Yam (voted out, 3-1).


Jury votes made (0/0):

  • Survivor 44: None.
Career totals - Tribal Council
Hidden idols
Found: 0
Played: --
Votes voided: --
Voting record
VFB: 0
Tribals: 1
VAP: 3
Jury votes
Made: 0
For winners: --
Received: --
Helen Li - Pictures
Survivor 44 logo  Survivor 44 image gallery
  • Helen Li S44
    Pre-season video shot
  • Helen Li S44
    On the boat, Day 1
  • Helen Li S44
    Greeting Probst
  • Helen Li S44
    Tika trailing, Ep1 RC
  • Helen Li S44
    Talking about the Savvy task
  • Helen Li S44
    Tika debates who will do Savvy
  • Helen Li S44
    Helen and Carson solve it!
  • Helen Li S44
    Talking about the Dilemma trip
  • Helen Li S44
    Listening to Sarah's report
  • Helen Li S44
    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep1 IC
  • Helen Li S44
    Directing Tika to 2nd place
  • Helen Li S44
    Talking about looking for the key, Ep2
  • Helen Li S44
    On the slide, Ep2 RC/IC
  • Helen Li S44
    Watching Sarah work the snake maze
  • Helen Li S44
    The younger people's alliance
  • Helen Li S44
    Tika, Ep2 Tribal
  • Helen Li S44
    Listening to Carson
  • Helen Li S44
    Second person voted out of 44...
  • Helen Li S44
    Snuffed, Day 5 (Episode 2)
Helen Li - Interviews
Survivor 44 logo  Survivor 44 interviews

Pre-game interviews


Post-game interviews

  • Dalton Ross at EW.com (3/9/23): "Helen Li's body went into shock after being voted out of Survivor"
  • Mike Bloom at Parade.com (3/9/23): "Helen Li Reveals Why No One Thought Carolyn Had the Idol"
  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (3/9/23): "Survivor 44 | Exit Interview with the Third Player Voted Out - Ep2"
Helen Li - Bio
Survivor 44  logo  Survivor 44 bio

Official CBS Survivor 44 bio excerpts (January 31, 2023), via Mike Bloom at Parade.com:

3 Words to Describe You: Empathetic, optimistic, self-aware

Why do you want to be part of SURVIVOR? I’ve been watching SURVIVOR for over a decade and have never ceased to be impressed by how a game built on deception and testing relationships has brought up conversation around society’s most pressing issues and how we all get along with each other. It’s the ultimate game and the ultimate challenge I can put myself through.

What’s one life experience you feel has prepared you for the game? Growing up and in college, I was a part of a number of different communities and learned to adapt to the norms of each of them – often context switching between very different groups, such as my predominantly Chinese dance group and my American high school.

Which previous player do you identify with the most? Who do you think you will play most like? I identify with: Erika (Season 41) because we’re both small Asian women who can be underestimated. Play like: Mix of Tina (Season 2) because she was well-liked and underestimated because of it, and Sophie Clarke (South Pacific) for her strategic prowess.

Favorite Hobbies: Travel, downhill skiing, board games and puzzles, hiking

What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Growing into someone my parents say they never have to worry about

What is something we would never know from looking at you? I can complete an expert level of Minesweeper in under two minutes.

Who in your life is your biggest inspiration and why? My parents – they left China for the U.S. in their early twenties and have worked their asses off since then to give my brother and I every opportunity they could afford us growing up.

Why will you be the Sole Survivor? I’ll be underestimated from the get-go and can adapt my game to the dynamics at play at the time. I think I can pull the strings without anyone realizing it’s me. By the time they do, it’ll be too late!