James Lim - Survivor: Ghost Island

Seasons: 1 | Days played: 17 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

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James Lim - 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 0.50 1.02 0.49 3 6 4 0.70 2.10 - - - 1.19 2.60
Career 0.50 1.02 0.49 3 6 4 0.70 2.10 - - - 1.19 2.60

 

James Lim - Performance ranks

Challenges: MPF percentile

N/A

Tribal: VFB% percentile

77%

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.

 

James Lim - Challenge record
Survivor 36 logo  S36: Ghost Island

Ep5 IC - Hitch a Ride

Tribal/team challenge record (4-for-8):

  • Ghost Island Ep. 1 IC: "Sled Zeppelin" - Hauls the sled and works the puzzle, but Malolo loses.
  • Ghost Island Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Coming Up for Air" - Fails to dive to release the buoys; Malolo loses again.
  • Ghost Island Ep. 3 RC/IC: "All Along the Watchtower" - Now with New Naviti, which loses on the puzzle.
  • Ghost Island Ep. 4 RC: "Water Slaughter" - Paired with Domenick, loses a point to Sebastian/Bradley, but Naviti wins.
  • Ghost Island Ep. 4 IC: "Cell Block Sea" - Helps move the crate, and eventually, Naviti wins.
  • Ghost Island Ep. 5 RC: "Rod Screw-It" - Hauls the giant sandbags to release the lever, and Naviti wins again.
  • Ghost Island Ep. 5 IC: "Hitch a Ride" - Turns the wheel and works the puzzle; Naviti wins again.
  • Ghost Island Ep. 6 IC: "Sir Duke" - Back with Malolo, tethered to Michael; Malolo blows a huge lead, loses (3rd/3).

 

Individual challenge record (0-for-0):

  • Ghost Island: None.

 

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

  • Ghost Island: None.
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 4
2nd place: -
Played: 8
Win%: 0.50
Sat out: -
Individual challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: -
Mean% Finish: -
Hero challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: -
Mean% Finish: -
James Lim - Tribal Council record
Survivor 36 logo  S36: Ghost Island

Ep3 Tribal Council

Idols held/played (0/0):

  • Ghost Island: None.

 

VFB - Votes for the person booted (3/4):

 

VAP - Votes against (6):

  • Ghost Island, Ep. 2: Two votes, from Michael and Libby.
  • Ghost Island, Ep. 6: Four votes, from Angela, Desiree, Kellyn, and Michael (voted out, 4-1).

 

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: 3
Tribals: 4
VAP: 6
Jury votes
Made: 0
For winners: -
Received: -
James Lim - Pictures
Survivor 36 logo  S36: Ghost Island
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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-game interview
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    On the boat, Day 1
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    Waiting for Brendan to pick the participants in the Ep1 RC
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    Malolo wins! (by forfeit)
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    Malolo tribe meet-and-greet
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    Concerned about Jacob's lengthy departure from camp, probably searching for idols
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep1 IC
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    Working the puzzle
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    The losing Malolos
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    Malolo, Ep1 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Stephanie
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep2 RC/IC
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    Trying to dive, not succeeding
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    I lost that challenge for us today
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    Malolo, Ep2 Tribal Council
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    Owning his challenge mistake
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    Happy to still be here, Ep3
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    Pre-swap lineup
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    The new Naviti tribe
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep3 RC/IC
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    Watching the puzzle stage
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    The losing Navitis
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    Domenick shows off a fake idol
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    He could be Russell Hantz 2.0, lying to my face
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    Naviti, Ep3 Tribal Council
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep4 RC
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    Starting line, vs. Bradley and Sebastian
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    Cheers, Naviti won!
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    Starting line, Ep4 IC
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    Watching Wendell and Chris place balls
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    Naviti wins!
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep5 RC
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    Watching Chris pitch
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    Naviti wins!
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    Talking about the reward
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    Three-peat, with sweet pastries
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep5 IC
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    Working the slide puzzle
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    Naviti wins again!
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    Pre-swap lineup, Ep6
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    Opening the new buffs
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    Back on Malolo
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    Checking in with Michael
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep6 IC
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    Heading to the puzzle
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    The losing Malolos
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    Hopefully Angela feels some loyalty because we saved her
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    Trying to flip Angela
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    Heading to Tribal
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    Malolo, Ep6 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Probst
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    Sixth person voted out of Ghost Island
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    Snuffed, Day 17 (Episode 6)
James Lim - Interviews
Survivor 36 logo  S36: Ghost Island

Pre-game interviews

  • Erin Cebula at ET Canada (1/31/18): "Attitude Is Everything for Castaway James Lim"
  • Josh Wigler at The Hollywood Reporter (2/12/18): "Meet James Lim"
  • Gordon Holmes at XfinityTV.com (2/26/18): "James - 'Hopefully At the End of the Game I'll Have Made 19 New Lifelong Friends'"
  • Dalton Ross at EW.com (2/26/18): "Meet James Lim in 60 seconds"

 

Post-game interviews

  • Gordon Holmes at XfinityTV.com (3/29/18): "James - '[Kellyn] Stonewalled My Move, and Yet I Can't Bring Myself to Hate Her'"
  • Dalton Ross at EW.com (3/29/18): "James Lim explains that 'death glare'"
  • Mike Bloom at Parade.com (3/29/18): "James Lim Takes a Deep Dive into His Game"
  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (3/29/18): "Latest Exit Interview - 3/29/18"
James Lim - Bio
Survivor 36 logo  S36: Ghost Island

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

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

"Pet peeves: Slow walkers, people who are superficial, and bigots.

What's your personal claim to fame? I am a U.S. Presidential Scholar selected by President Obama's commission, and interned for his White House administration. In college, I was a walk-on sprinter for Harvard Track and Field and, as a senior, was elected team captain by my teammates, becoming the first Asian American captain in program history.

Who or what is your inspiration in life? My grandfather came from a rural village in Korea, survived the Korean War, put himself through the best college in the country, and eventually became a successful businessman. He came from nothing to overcome tremendous odds and so much adversity and always exemplified love for family along the way. He passed away a couple of years ago but remains an inspiration in everything I do.

If you could have three things on the island, what would they be and why? First, a photo of my family. They'll be a source of emotional strength no matter how tough it gets out there. Second would be an American flag because being a first-generation American is one of the greatest sources of pride and willpower for me. Finally, a journal and pen to take notes on the game as it develops and also to keep a diary during the adventure of a lifetime.

Which Survivor contestant are you most like? Yul Kwon. Our backgrounds are uncannily similar as Korean-American management consultants, and I plan to follow his example in being cool, calm, and collected throughout the game. Yul's Survivor journey contributed greatly to the positive representation of Asian-Americans on TV, and I hope to do the same.

Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor? There is no magic formula to winning Survivor. However, there are qualities that will help players get far. I believe I have most of them—I am team-oriented, athletic, outgoing, and tenacious. I will focus on being a helpful, likable asset to those around me, and on the down low strategically pave my path to the very end."